Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Evan goes to his first birthday party! ~ June, 2007

Evan's cousin Emma turned 3 in June of 2007 so Evan got to experience his first birthday party! Of course, he was too young for cake, but I bet Eddie sneaked him some ice cream!

Emma's Mommy, Jessica, always has to do extra special parties for her kids' birthdays, and this year was no exception. This year would be Emma's first party with all of her friends from school and church. The last two years had mainly been for family and Mommy's & Daddy's friends! Jessica chose a very cute lady bug theme for her little lady bug and held the party in the backyard. Of course, they had to have a big inflatable jumper for the kids to play in too!


Here are some of the pictures of Emma's 3rd birthday party:


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Emma's lady bug cake!


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Daddy & Mommy help Emma get ready to blow out her candles!

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Make a wish, Emma!

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Emma enjoys playing in her new sandbox with her best friend, Ava!

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Emma likes playing with the boys! ;o)

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Nana enjoys spending time with her newest grandbaby, Evan!

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Daddy & Evan really know how to party!

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Emma loves opening all of her presents!

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Emma's favorite present was a whole "trunk" full of dress up clothes...from Aunt Sherry!

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Emma's girlfriends all loved playing dress up!

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Miss Ava looked so cute!



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Monday, May 25, 2009

Evan's 3rd Month ~ First Trip to the Beach!

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3 month old Evan


Evan goes to the beach!

During the last week of May 2007, Eddie had to go to fight a wildfire in Wilmington, NC. Eddie's mother and sister had come and stayed with Mommy and Evan for Memorial Day weekend, but after they left, it was very lonely for Mommy! Her sister-in-law, Jessica, niece Emma, and nephew Lanny were spending the week at Ocean Isle Beach so Sherry decided to drive down there to spend time with them. She also wanted to stop by and see her hubby on the way to the beach! Now, I know what you are all thinking...was I crazy to drive alone for over 4 hours with a little baby in the backseat? Actually, it was really very easy! Evan slept all the way from Hertford almost to Wilmington where we stopped to see Eddie! Mommy was worried about him needing to eat, but she assumed if he was sleeping so peacefully, he must be fine. She woke him up to see his Daddy and to eat. The nightmare started when they got back on the road after this stop because Evan screamed constantly! Oh well, at least it was only another 45 minutes to Ocean Isle! The weather at the beach was beautiful, and Mommy took Evan into the calm water. He loved it!

Here are some pictures of our little beach bum:

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Going to Charlotte!

In June 2007, Eddie began his new job as the County Forester of Mecklenburg County. Luckily, the State of North Carolina would pay for us to stay in temporary accommodations for 3 months to give us time to find a new place to live! We were already trying to sell our little house, but we knew it may take a while to find a buyer in our very rural area. While we were staying at an extended stay hotel, Sherry took advantage of the pool and took Evan for his first swim.

Here are some pictures of Evan's first swim:

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More Pictures from Evan's 3rd month!

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Evan spent a lot of time in his rainforest bouncey seat!


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Daddy is already teaching Evan to be a fighter! Luckily, Mommy is teaching him to be a lover!


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So little in this great big bed!

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He's got cute little horsey feet!

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Evan's first Strasburg outfit! :o)

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Definitely a Daddy's boy!

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Mommy's Baby

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Grandma had to show Evan off at her church!

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Great-Grandpa's Buddy


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So cute sleeping! I loved this cute little T-shirt from Janie and Jack!

We also had Evan's special 3 month pictures and our first family portrait taken. We used our wedding photographer, and she did a great job. We have a beautiful "precious parts" framed masterpiece that shows off all his very precious little parts...hands, booty, feet, eyes, face!

Here are some of the pictures from this portrait session:


First Family Portrait

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Eddie and I loved this picture of us, but we couldn't see Evan's beautiful face!

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Evan's 3 month portrait ~ even a little hint of a smile!


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One of the pictures of Evan's "precious parts"! You gotta love it!


















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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Evan's 2nd month ~ Meeting the Family!

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Evan in his very first "Janie & Jack" outfit! Mommy loves that store!

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Such a cute profile!


2 Month Photo Shoot

Mommy set up yet another photo shoot of Evan! She loves taking pictures of her beautiful boy! She used one of his 3 crocheted blankets that he received as shower gifts from Mommy's friends. She tried to make it look like he was wrapped up in a soft, fluffy "cloud" with a baby blue sky behind him. I don't know if it worked, and Evan really did not seem to like being laid down on the floor, but here are some of the pictures anyway!

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Wrapped up in a cloud!

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A sweet sad face!

Mommy went back to work!

At 6 weeks old, Mommy left Evan with Daddy for a few hours to go back to work. He was doing great taking a bottle, and she felt she needed to go to help prepare her old Portsmouth attorneys since she would not be returning to work in Portsmouth! Eddie found out in the delivery room that he was offered a transfer to Charlotte, NC so we would be moving shortly! It was bitter sweet news! We desperately wanted to be closer to family and have the better opportunities Charlotte would offer us, but we were sad to leave Evan's first home! He would not even remember it! When Mommy got home from these trips to work, Evan just enjoyed cuddling with her, and Mommy definitely loved every minute of holding him!

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Mommy and her little man missed each other so bad!

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Mommy loved this picture. Evan was sleeping with his head resting on his hand!

More Pictures of Evan

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Evan goes for a ride in the laundry basket.


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Evan was such a cool baby!

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Evan in one of his cute beach outfits!

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Aunt Naomi loves Evan!


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Grandma and her boy!

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Mommy's Baby


Visiting Family

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Evan really missed Grandma!

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Aunt Naomi really missed Evan!


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Evan is Great-Grandpa's first great-grandchild and his favorite little man!

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Evan meets his Great-Aunt Homa!

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Evan meets his Great-Aunt Dava!


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Evan meets cousin David!

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And cousin Karen too!



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Nana and Papa visit all of their grandbabies, Emma, Lanny and Evan!

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