Evan turned 4 this month. My baby. And I’m really not okay with how quickly he is growing up!
If he sees me getting smoothie ingredients out, he literally flies up on the counter to help. He loves to power up the Vitamix.
I took cupcakes to school and Mrs. Jessica took some pictures for me. This was my favorite because that little smirk is an Evan classic.
Evan and his favorite preschool friend, Declan. I’m not sure Declan has any clue that Evan pretty much idolizes him. He’s older and headed to kindergarten next year, but he has a one man fan club in Evan!
When I inquired as to Evan’s favorite meal, they were all treats so I decided to make him Alphabet Soup since he’s really into letters lately (after searching high and low, I discovered the only place to find alphabet pasta locally is PCC). He loves to write his name and works so hard to hold that pencil. It takes such concentration and determination and we all love watching him get so excited to show us his name as he writes it over and over again.
He was pretty stoked to find the letters of his name in the soup!
We had overnight French toast for breakfast. Anything with whipped cream is good as far as Evan is concerned. He’s gotta maintain that cute little jelly belly! Sela took this picture and said, “Mom, you look like a zombie.” Zig and I got hit with a nasty upper respiratory sickness that sapped our energy for about a week. But birthdays don’t wait for a healthy mom, so zombie mom it is!
Being the 4th child, Evan doesn’t get to have friends of his own over that often. He’s kind of low man on the totem pole, if you will. He still thinks he has tons of friends, they are just all older. When we asked him who he wanted to invite to his birthday party, naturally he named Sela, Nina, and Rollin’s friends. So we had a bbq/campfire and invited just who he requested. They were all so sweet to come and celebrate with Evan!!
There were a couple little people there…Jane & Max.
A water balloon fight broke out.
Boys were a little outnumbered.
Sela and Lauren took their dinner to the teeter-totter. On this day we found out Lauren and her family are moving out of state. Sadness.
Time for Smores
We had a great time celebrating Evan and all these kids made him feel so special.
Mason came later so I didn’t get his picture, but I had to include at least one photo (taken at Sequim last month), because when asked who his best friend is, Evan never even hesitates a second. It’s Mason, the cute little fireball Evan is pointing to with his thumb.
4 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT EVAN
1. He is the world’s best snuggler. He comes in every morning and cuddles. He’s generous with his hugs and kisses too. Sometimes he says he’s all out of kisses, but that he’s making more. A few minutes later he’ll come to me and tell me he’s replenished his stock.
2. He is very sensitive and aware of even the slightest shifts in people’s moods. If he senses I’m not happy (it can even be if I’m just focused intently on something), he will always tell me to smile. Then you can tell he feels relieved and like all is right in the world again.
3. He loves to help. If I’m working in the kitchen, he is right by my side or up on the counter.
4. I love, love, love his little jelly belly. He still has the softest baby skin and a squishy little belly. He knows I love it and if he thinks I’m not happy (See #2 above), he’ll come up and say “Mom, do you want to squeeze my jelly belly?” I know this won’t last forever, but right now he thinks a jelly belly is pretty much the coolest thing around.
Happy 4th Birthday dear Evan! We love you little buddy!