This past Monday, May 20th, Evelyn celebrated her 4th birthday!! Jay and I cannot believe we have been parents for four years already. Time truly does fly when you're having fun!
We held a backyard bbq for her party and had the family and friends over for an afternoon of swimming, bouncing and of course, one very awesome rainbow cake! (Great Job Nana!!!) Evelyn had a blast and she got so many great gifts (tons of cute new clothes too!) For her actual birthday (Monday), Mommy and Daddy took her to Dave & Buster's for the first time! (Sidenote: for Mother's Day, we went to dinner at the casino, which not thinking about it, ended with Evelyn in tears b/c she could not 'play the games!'). D&B was perfect for Ev and she had a great time running around, playing tons of games with her Daddy, and winning tickets for prizes! She even landed on a jackpot and scored 1,000 tickets!! She walked away with a giant rainbow slinky and a spiderman that grows in the water! It was really a great weekend overall and we are so lucky to have her in our lives!
Some milestones to point out as our Pumpkin Pie turns 4 - she is currently about 35lbs and is still pretty tall for her age (sorry, I don't know her exact inches); she can somewhat write her own name (so proud!); she is completely potty trained (has been for a while now!); she can pretty much give herself a bath from start to finish (of course Mommy is there supervising!). Favorite color is still purple and she just loves her shows - Sophia the First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and of course, good ole' Mickey Mouse! Still a super fan of macaroni and cheese; loves 'green' milk (aka - mint flavor) and is pretty good about eating fruit and most vegetables! She is a ball of energy and is always ready to play a game, have a tea party and pretty soon ride her big-girl bike up and down our street! I'd also like to point out that our sweet little Evelyn is getting quite the voice of her own these days...and its not always in the best manners! Daddy and I are working on our patience with her, but man, she can be trying at times (I can hear my Mom and Jay's Mom now - 'Karma!'). I swear her favorite saying is "But Mama!!!" (like nails on a chalkboard after so many times!!)
We are looking forward to summer and continuing her progress with swimming! Of course we'll have afternoon trips to Fantasy Island, the zoo, and playgrounds!