Our littlest rascal, Evie, is officially a toddler. From the moment I laid eyes on her to reflecting on her birth story, I should have known I’d met my match. This girl is filled with sass, spunk, drama and sweetness. She’s all-girl, can hold her own, and knows exactly what she wants and what she likes. She challenges me more than Finn ever has and reminds me how BIG such SMALL things can be to little people.
“No, Ev, you can’t touch the raw chicken until it’s cooked…” ::: “Whhhhyyyyyy???” followed by hysterics and tears for 20 minutes. I often remind myself that her spitfire attitude will serve her well in life. She will stand her ground, not be pushed around, and make solid choices. In the meantime, as her mother, it creates grey hair and mad chocolate cravings. (Somewhere, my parents are laughing.)
Her BFF Jennie (ahem, my friend Jennie who Evie idolizes) gave her this perfect little girl necklace. She hasn’t taken it off. In fact, after a bath the first thing she does is point to it and demand, “ON!”
We woke up Friday morning to Chippy visiting us for this special birthday! Who knew your Elf could return for birthdays? Target, of course.
We spent most of the day at home as Justin had the stomach alien that took over my life about 48 hours earlier. I was on “sickness watch” to ensure Finn and Evie showed zero sign of the pukies. Thankfully, we were in the clear.
We visited with Justin’s grandma, the kids great grandma, that morning. How lucky that my kids have THREE great-grandmas who are so eager to spend time with them? (Photo Credit to IGE.)
Evie’s birthday party had to be rearranged due to the YUCK in our house. Instead of a morning party with both sides of the family, we scrubbed the house clean in the morning and did a small gathering with Justin’s family that afternoon. Evie will celebrate with my family in a few weeks. Lucky for her, I suppose, as she gets multiple celebrations!
Finn was the gift opening helper and did a great job. He did let her open the gift he got her solo… princess board books!
She was thrilled with so many new toys… and so much PINK!
We were thrilled to celebrate the amazingness that is Evie!
After a wish…
… and a chow down session…
… it was time to cheese it up and show everyone just how much spunk is wrapped up in our littlest Evie.
Never a dull moment in this house!
Here’s to year two, Evie! We love you oodles and oodles!