Thursday, July 23, 2015

18 Months

Wow, time flies when you're busy.
And let me tell you, these boys are keeping me busy.
Deano is ALWAYS on the move.
He can make my heart flutter with his smile one second then the next make me so angry with his mischief.
He climbs everything.
My mom says I'm getting what I deserve because I was a climber.
I'm now to the point that I let him climb.
He has pretty good balance and if he falls then maybe he'll learn.
But according to Mark he's learning the wrong lessons.
He simply tries to figure out what he did wrong while climbing.
I like that he's trying to figure things out, it's an awesome trait to have when older.
But for now it's kinda driving me crazy.
He really seems to think he's one of the big kids.
He's kinda always fallowed Scott around wondering what he's doing.
But now he thinks he can do whatever Scott does.
He tries to play with Scott and his toys but Scott doesn't like that much.
He learned how to climb on the kitchen chairs and now refuses to eat in his high chair.
He just wants to eat in a big boy chair.
He also wont let me feed him anymore.
He has to feed himself and he likes to try to use utencils too.
I don't remember Scott needing to be this independent. 
He has drive.
He is doing a great job at repeating words and sounds.
He has to walk up and down the stairs, not crawl, but walk.
He still hates getting his bum changed which makes me wonder when he'll be forsing me to potty train him.
I had to force Scott to potty train but I have a feeling that Dean is going to be different.
Dean is a sugar addict.
I know it's my fault.
But he's doing awesome at eating a variety of foods.
He's still a mamma's boy but knows his daddy is a lot of fun too.
He is insanely persistent.
You say no, say he can't do something, that wont stop him from crying.
He will keep going back to whatever he wants and is not easily distracted or persuaded away.
Oh but I love this boy.
He loves to help.
He loves to hear me say, "Thank you, good job."
He get's such a grin and tries to do more good things.
He loves to go swimming.
He loves to jump on the bed, or rather fall onto the bed.
He doesn't like to cuddle anymore but he does love hugs and kisses.
He is still so good about going to bed and taking naps.
He is trying but so adorable.

Height-   32"   37%
Weight-   24lbs 11oz    59%
Head- 19.29"    89%

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Green Thumb

I guess I got it.
Mom's dreams are coming true for me.
I think my grandma is helping me out.
I've lost a few plants along the way, but I'm not thinking about those.
My garden has exploded.
My pumpkin vines are ten feet long and growing.
We also have pumpkins growing.
My squash is trying to take over any and all empty space around the other plants.
And this zuccini grew without me ever seeing it.
Seriously, Mark's the one who pointed it out to me today while I was standing right in front of it looking at something else.
If it was a snake, it would have bit me.
Oh, I love zuccini.
Mark and I have decided to fry it in our new fryer.
Mark is in heaven with that thing.
So it's not the healthiest way to eat them but we are going to have so many of them and hopefully they will all be huge like this one so we'll be fine.
I'm so excited for the fall for the first time ever.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

McEvoy Family Reunion

We went to the first ever McEvoy family reunion.
It was a lot of fun.
We went to Bear Lake which Mark and I love.
The weather wasn't great so we spent a lot of time in the huge house that we rented.
My dad's brothers and sister came along with all the James McEvoy family, except Josh :(
Scott loved his cousin time.
Mark road his motorcycle up and did a lot of fun rides around the lake.
I also got to go with my grandparents and dad up to Idaho to a museum and out to lunch.
It was fun to get to spend some time with just them.
While Mark would go out on his rides we would head out to our favorite, La Beau's.
Love their shakes.
Had a great time at the house by the lake, not so much the lake.
Oh well, we had great company.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


So it was "eat more chicken" day at Chick-Fil-A.
So if you dress up like a cow you get a free meal.
Melissa always does it but this was our first year.
Scott totally loved it.
I loved that with some black paper and white shirts I got free food.
Mark called us nerds but he sure enjoyed the food.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Here we are, we did it!
Over Easter April caught me at a weak moment and somehow I agreed to do a half marathon.
I really did want to do a half marathon but I never thought it was possible.
But my sweet Lexi Soper did one and I saw her training and working hard for her goal and that inspired me.
I wanted to set a goal and see it through.
I haven't really been good at long term goals.
If I started at Easter I would have enough time to get myself where I needed to be.
I am really amazed that I followed through.
Every week I would do something I never had before.
But I would get very discouraged during training too.
I was constantly wondering why I signed up.
Constantly wish I could quit.
Constantly wishing I would finally break a bone to get out of it.
Constantly needing people to help encourage me.
Which my sister Katie and my friend Kelsie were always ready to help.
I totally felt the mind game not just during the training runs but throughout the whole week.
I am amazed that I was able to do this.
I did not love training for it.
But at the same time, I did something that I really didn't know I was capable of.
That's what I wanted.
I wanted to expand myself past my limits.
I wanted to push myself.
And I did just that.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Independence Day

We had a fun Fourth of July.
We went to my parents house for dinner and played fun outdoor games.
Then we went to the Alpine park for fireworks.
So I guess everybody in Alpine goes there.
Including those who buy fireworks.
Seriously if you want an AMAZING and free fireworks show go there.
There are at least 5 different people setting them off at any given time.
And we're not talking about the little ground spinners or the loud annoying ones although there are plenty of those too.
I'm talking about the cool sky ones.
I was stunned but everything going off.
We were way too close to the action because I got ash in my eye while looking up at it and we had a spinner go right over our blankets that was pretty freaky.
It's a big park and there are plenty of safe places to observe.
We stayed for about an hour after dark before that spinner went off and we decided to leave.
But we decided to go home over Suncrest and we could see them still going off from there.
It will definitely not be the last time we go there.
So grateful for all our freedoms
God bless the USA. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Just Cause

This kid makes me happy everyday.
I can't get enough of him and his smile.
Anytime he lets me cuddle with him I can't help but smile too.
Love you Bubba Dean.