Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Evan said his name today!

Evan Saying "Evan" from Pete Burke on Vimeo.

We've been trying for months for Evan to say his own name. He will tell you everyone elses name. Even if he just met you, he'll be able to say your name by the end of the day. But as far as his own name goes he just refused to say it. We would go around the dinner table pointing to everyone "what's her name, what's his name" and he would tell you "PopPop, Nana, Vava, Frascie" but when you'd point to him he'd just go silent. Then he started referring to himself as "me!" which got confusing when you'd say "me?" and he'd say "no! me!" kinda like that ol' Laurel and Hardey routine. But TODAY HE SAID HIS NAME!!! (Que the fireworks and marching band!) I was changing his diaper and he was pointing out what letters he saw. He saw a letter T for Ted in the cracks in the ceiling, a letter O in the wood grain, and a letter E which is when he said "E, Elvan" It was a very exciting moment. Of course then I asked him to repeat it a million times, and tell everyone. You could see in his face how proud he was of himself. My big boy Elvan.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mommy Takes Great Photos

Genevieve takes great photos. I think I have a tendency to be overly technical, adjusting for exposures, making sure the light is right, and I miss the moment. Genevieve just captures the moment, and more often than not, gets some of my favorite shots. Maybe if she's nice, she'll get a camera for her birthday.

Eliana on the First Day of Spring

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yummy Yucky

We discovered this morning that Evan made it onto the website for his favorite books! We put a video on YouTube last year of Evan laughing while Mommy was reading "Yummy Yucky," one of Evan's favorite books. I guess they saw the video and put it up on their site! There's Evan on the top left. (Click on the photo, then "Other Stuff," then "Videos.")

Evan Loves His Little Sister

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Evan Counts to 12

Evan Counts to 12 from Pete Burke on Vimeo.

Video from today...

Capturing Eliana

We spent a little time today trying to capture some good shots of Eliana for her 1 month photos. It's difficult, just because of the amount of time she sleeps. She was alert for a little bit this afternoon but was in and out of sleep for most of the photos.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Evan at 21 (and 1/2) Months

Shot today in the backyard. Beautiful day out, finally. Sunny and in the upper 60s. We all deserve it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

one month old!

Working on photos. We're trying to capture her when she's awake! (She sleeps about 20 hours.)
Mommy got this one last night.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Eliana at 3 Weeks

Spring? Is That You?

Seemed like Spring was almost here today. With all of the snow nearly gone, and temperatures in the mid-50's for the first time in what seems like forever, Evan and I headed outside for some fun in the sun. I wanted to take Evan to the local playground, but all he wanted to do was play with the leftover snow in the front yard. So we got to do something we haven't had a chance to do all winter; build a snowman. Since I worked Saturday, we only had one day together this week. Tomorrow, I'm back to New York for a few days to finish work on a commercial. I'm so exhausted. It was great to get back to work, but I can't wait to be back home with the babies.