Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Guitar Hero

This little boy LOVES the guitar. By watching his Daddy, he has learned how to hold the guitar, and today decided that he wanted to play standing up, just like Daddy. So you'll see him in the video trying to stand up with the guitar. He also starts his little head bobbing in the begining, a guitarist needs some moves if he's going to be a rockstar right? Sorry the video is so long, he's just so damn cute!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Remote Controller

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This is why we didn't have cable for 3 days and had to have the Comcast guy come to our house to fix the tv. Somehow, "someone" reprogramed the cable settings. But notice how he holds the remote, with one hand while pushing the buttons with one finger, and pointing it at the tv, just like we do. And when the channel doesn't change, he moves the remote around, above his head and all, trying to get the right aim. No one taught him this, it just shows you how he pays attention to EVERYTHING and picks it up fast. He's a smarty!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Escaping

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Evan's cousin Frankie taught Evan how to climb. Evan quickly figured out how to use this new ability to his advantage. The only reason he didn't go all the way over is because he knew I was watching him, which explains the frustrated cry at the end. Also, notice the hand in his mouth trying to push those teeth through!

Teething


I'm teething, give me a break!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What happens when Nana and PopPop watch the baby (posted by Mommy)

It turns out that not only was Evan sore from all the falling, but he was also coming down with a pretty nasty stomach virus! He's been sick for the last two days, but Tuesday he seemed to be doing better. He's back to his ol' cheery self, full of smiles and "da-das". Lucky for Evan he's over the sickness, unlucky for me, I picked it up. Lucky for me I have wonderful parents who will watch Evan for a bit while I try to calm my tummy, Unlucky for Evan his grandparents put him to work. This is what I mean, below is the video I found on the camera tonight...SHOCKING!!!
(please see the post below)

Child Labor

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sore baby



I think all of the walking and FALLING has really caught up to poor little Evan today. My dad said it best, it's got to be like learning how to ski, you have to learn how to balance and move at the same time all the while you're just falling so hard over and over again. I went skiing (is it two i's?) once, for a few hours, I was hurting for the next week or so, I hated it. I'm sure Evan is feeling sore from all of the falling, he's been landing pretty hard on the floor. After falling, instead of getting up, he now lays on the floor on his belly with his head to the side with his arms and legs stretched out. And we say "nite-nite baby!" and he smiles then gets back up only to fall down again. I figured, today, we'll take a break from walking and go for a different kind of walk where I walk and he rides in the stroller relaxing and enjoying some fresh air. It started off ok, but ended up being a bad idea. Every tiny bump we hit on the stroller (like the cracks in the sidewalk) Evan gave a little whimper, which turned into louder complaints. By the time we got home Evan was holding his head and trying to get out of the stroller. But when we got back he was happy to see his Pop-Pop and the fish and the cat, I showed him how to take pictures, he enjoyed trying to push all the buttons. We took pictures of Lucy and the cat, Lance, who Evan likes to call "OUT"! I guess we should talk to the cat nicer.
(posted by mommy)


I like to call this photo "cheeks & eyelashes"


-photo by Evan & Mommy


-photo by Evan & Mommy


I zoomed in and brightened this photo just to show you his TEETH!
All five of them! Check out that fang!
The other "fang" is working it's way out now, but you can't really see it in this picture.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Evan Takes His First Steps!





AMAZING!!! Evan took his first steps tonight! It was a very exciting moment. He didn't want to go to bed tonight for some reason, so we let him play in the living room for a bit. He's been picking himself up on furniture lately, and sort of transfering him self from ottoman, to couch, to chair while still holding on. But tonight, he let go and took a few wobbly steps, then plopped down on his butt. He kept doing this for a good hour or so. A few times, he made it 6 or 7 steps before falling. So I imagine it won't be long before he's up and running! A very proud moment for mommy and daddy...




Thursday, March 19, 2009

First Trip to the Park

Since it looked like Spring may have arrived today, or at least visiting, we took Evan out for his first trip to the park. It was his first time going to a park and going on the swings, big slides, and seeing all the other kids playing. I was surprised at how much he liked the swings, I thought he may have been a bit nervous, but he wanted me to push him higher and higher. If you think the photos look like they're from the 70's, it's because I played with the coloration on the photos a bit. They remind me of pictures of me from Johnson Park in New Brunswick, NJ in 1976.








Evan and Mommy on the big slide.




Peek-a-Boo!
Not ready for these quite yet.
Trying on Dad's shades.
Going down the big slide with Daddy.
Finally getting pooped. Resting on Mommy's shoulder.



Checkin' out the duckies.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Empire Today Commercial

We noticed a strange phenomenon a few months ago with Evan. No matter where he was in the room, and no matter what he was doing, Evan would turn and stare at the TV, mesmerized by the hypnotic jingle at the end of the "Empire Today" commercial which airs several times an hour during the daytime on local television. We looked it up on YouTube, and found several videos featuring kids fixated to the TV when the chorus comes on at the end of the commercial. It's not only limited to small kids, there's several videos of dogs howling when the song comes on! Watch Evan's expression change when the song comes on, priceless!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Evan standing on his own!

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Evan has been getting very brave the last few days! He's been letting go and standing on his own for a minute here and there, maybe to clap, maybe to look at a toy, it seems as though he forgets that he wanted to hang on to the table. As soon as he realizes he's standing on his own he always falls down. So we know he can do it, he just doesn't trust it yet. The same with his walking, he's been walking faster and faster, and barely holding on to your hands, he'll even walk by just barely holding onto one hand. Maybe by his 10 month birthday he'll be running around the house?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!

BIG BIG HUGS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF KISSES FROM YOUR BABY, EVAN

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Today Evan, Elvis, Lucy and I bundled up and went outside to look for spring
Is it over here???
Is it over there???
ooo!! There it is! I think I see it!!!
oh no wait, it's a ball. never mind. maybe tomorrow.

Monday, March 9, 2009

He Feeds Himself Now!



Evan picked up the spoon a few days ago and decided he's going to feed himself now, and doesn't need your help anymore, thank you.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Peek-A-Boo!

Boy, it's been a long time since I've posted. I'm not going to lie. Times have been tough. There's really not much incentive to write while it seems like the world is crashing down around you. The recession has hit us pretty hard. The film business in New York hasn't been this slow since post 9/11. And although I  know we're not the only one's in this situation, it offers little comfort. I was doing really well last year, then in November, it was like the rug was pulled out from under me. Work came to a standstill and I had to blow through our savings over the next couple of months just to keep up with the bills. All of these factors have forced me to consider a drastic career change.

Evan's been having a rough time himself in recent weeks. He's teething right now, and also sick, so I don't think there's a night in the last two weeks in which he's slept through the entire night, which has also taken it's toll on us. Not having our own place has been a constant source of tension and it reached the boiling point at the end of February. Luckily, Ted and Andi's Wedding at the end of the month gave us a boost of happiness and good spirit. 

Even though I haven't posted in the last few weeks, we still did generate a lot of material for the blog during the downtime. We took lots of photos and videos that I'll be posting over the next few days. 

Here's a cute clip of Evan playing Peek - A - Boo in his crib: