This past month FLEW by, friends. It’s like summer is a rock rolling down a steep hill, slowly bouncing at first, but picking up speed. Month by month it tumbles faster and faster until August is ending and the rock is out of sight and everyone is excited for cool weather and the grocery store already has their Halloween decorations out. I love fall and Halloween (for obvious reasons), but summer ended too quickly this year, and I don’t know how or why. It’s okay though because I’m sure in a week or so I’ll be happy as ever, writing about the cool evenings and colorful leaves.
Back to Evelyn…
Can you believe she is ten months old? If you have seen her recently, you can, though the fact that so much time has past is still hard to swallow. My little baby is smart and fun and brave. She is independent and able to do so much already. She is loving and playful and determined and it gets me a little emotional to think of who she (is and) will be.
A few of my favorite things about Evelyn right now include her hugging, kissing, and waving. She is hugging machine right now and it’s the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. She is very cuddly and loving. She also has said “hi” a few times as she has waved recently and it’s adorable, however, we’re still not hearing “mama.” She is still very much enjoying sharing and talking and singing and dancing.
I think my favorite thing about this age is the games we play, though. We’ve been playing peekaboo for months now, but she is just starting to do it on her own, covering her eyes with her own little hands. It is hysterical! She loves to crawl around together and chase each other. She also loves glasses (always has) and now attempts to put them on her own face. GUYS. It is THE cutest!
We have taken a few trips in the past month that E has been great for! While our drive to Idaho last month was hard for her, she did so well on our drive to Arizona, which was much longer. We started early in the morning and she slept the majority of the drive! She loved seeing her grandparents in Gilbert and loved the pool time — she loves swimming. Then Blake and I went to Lake Powell and my parents took her for the rest of the week and she had so much fun with them. She is such a good baby that I’m slightly worried about having more. What are the chances they’ll all be this angelic?
Evelyn is still sleeping fantastically! Every once in a while, she’ll have a week where she struggles to fall asleep, but overall, I think we’re doing pretty good. She eats what we eat (within reason), as well as baby food pouches (we love them, but as a word of warning, she wouldn’t go back to the jars after we introduced the pouches because she likes to feed herself and the jars are about half the cost). She loves drinking water out of my water bottles and she is doing pretty good with the sippy cups!
I always include way too many details in these posts, but I’m sure someday I’ll be glad I did.