Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I really enjoyed my time in Moscow with Adam, Susannah, and Evie!
Not long after we got back from Lake Powell, Susannah and I babysat her friend April's little baby. When April got back, she taught us how to knit these little baby ballet slippers.
She had found the pattern and adjusted it a little bit and they turned out so cute. This is mine almost done.
Here are the knitters. Mine didn't turn out quite as cute as April's. I console myself with that being only the second knitting project I've ever done!
My parents came later that day. My dad had work meetings in Moscow for a few days. We were watching a movie here. Evie had been watching intently, but when the camera beeped she looked over.
We also went out to a cute park for a BBQ one night. Something we ate there really ended up bothering us girls. I got sick the next day, Susannah was sick the day after me, and my mom caught it after that. We each had it only for about 24 hours, but it was not fun!
Here's cute little Evie enjoying the weather and her Grandma Bushman.
When we got home that night, there was an impressive sunset. Sorry, you might be able to see the screen on the window. If you look closely, you can see a rainbow in the middle of the picture.

I think this was the same night, but we were saying a family prayer before they put Evie to bed and we heard this loud lip smacking. Most of us didn't find out until after the prayer that it was Evie. I got it a few times on video. Sorry it's so dark.
I loved watching Evie in her jumper. She loves that thing. I was watching her and noticed it got really quiet all of a sudden. This is what I saw. So cute!
On Saturday, we went yard sale-ing. I got this cute one of Evie and Adam at one of the sales.
We then drove out to this nature preserve that's about 30 minutes out of Moscow. The drive was so pretty and this picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice.
We went on a little hike. Susannah got this backpack/carrier for her baby shower and this was the maiden voyage. She wore it for the first little bit . . .
then I nabbed it to start practicing for my Havasupai trip in a few weeks.
She fell asleep. I'm not sure how - it can't have been a very smooth ride!
Susannah tried some more baby food with Evie and we were a little more successful with carrots than with the blended veggies.
I sure love that little girl! :) Thanks, Warrs, for letting me hang out with you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yucky Veggies

I will admit that I'm being a bit of a post thief right now, but I was just too excited about being around for a couple of "firsts" for little Evie.
Here she is donning the bib I got for her in Alaska last summer. She's preparing for her first food. She's had milk, formula, and rice cereal, but Susannah decided to try some baby food. This particular kind is called Country Garden Vegetables.
Here's the video I took of her first and subsequent bites. She doesn't seem to like veggies . . . AT ALL!
After the video I grabbed my camera and took some still shots and they really make me laugh!!!!
She just looked out the window like this for a long time. She was pretty mad and didn't want to make eye contact, apparently.
Susannah tried some rice cereal afterward to get the taste out of her mouth, but she wasn't in the mood to eat ANYTHING from that spoon!
The other first I observed yesterday was Evie rolling from her stomach to her back. What a nice Father's Day present for Adam!

Family Visits

I was really excited that Lake Powell is so close to St. George where my Grandma Evans, Aunt Norma, and Uncle Darl live. Susannah and I really wanted to stop in for a visit...
and especially wanted my grandma to see Evie and for Evie to have met my grandma. You can see that my aunt printed out a picture of Evie to prep my grandma that we were coming. Grandma is 96 years old! She's had lots of health issues lately, but is really fighting.
I thought this picture was so sweet with Evie putting her hand on Grandma's shoulder.
It was great to see Uncle Darl and Aunt Norma too! They were so nice and even made us a delicious lunch!
We had to get all of us in with Grandma. I set my timer so I look a little stressed.
Grandma enjoyed watching Evie jump on her bed.
I love this one of Evie holding Grandma's hand.
Sadly we didn't get to stay that long. We had to get back on the road to head up to Spanish Fork to stay with my cousin Daylen.
We did have to stop to feed Evie and to take a picture of this amazing sunset!
Daylen and Scarlet's kids were so cute with Evie and all wanted to hold her. This is their youngest - Valeska.
Here are the kiddos. There are lots of pictures like this one because they all wanted to hold Evie and they all wanted a picture of it. Cute kids.
Here's the whole family complete with their dog "Tex!" Daylen's hilarious.
Later that same day we met up with Adam and picked him up. We headed up to Boise but stopped for a quick visit with his maternal grandparents. Grandma Bell gave Evie a ginger snap. Her memory's going a little bit. She'd asked about giving Evie a cracker earlier and Susannah let her know that Evie was just drinking milk, but she forgot and gave her the cookie. She's so sweet. This is the aftermath of about 30 seconds of sucking on that cookie! :)


I left Joseph City and made the 3 hour and 15 minute trip to Lake Powell which is right on the border of AZ and UT.
Adam's parents own a time share on a house boat out there so most of Adam's family went and I was lucky enough to join them. While this post is about Lake Powell, I will forewarn you that this is also an Evie post! Chris, bought this sailor hat for Madelin, Adam's niece, but we tried it out on Evie first. She was too cute.
Here's a shot of some of the scenery to the east of where they anchored the house boat.
Sunday these 3 and I headed into Page to go to church. On the way back we stopped at the Glen Canyon Dam for some pictures. It was an impressive sight. I didn't take any good pictures of the dam itsself.
We did get one of me with my cute little niece!
One of the momentous occasions on this trip was Evie's first swim. She was so cute in her new little swim suit.
We were pretty impressed that she didn't react terribly to the 67 degree water. She really seemed to enjoy her tube.
She REALLY loved sucking on that water noodle, though.
Madelin caught a little lizard that she loved. She rescued it from a little rock island affectionately named Lizard Island, by Madelin, I believe.
Evie was definitely the most popular girl on the boat. Here she is with her Aunt Erika.
Her Aunt Whitney took her for a spin on the lazy susan. We all enjoyed that one.
Grandpa and Grandma Warr enjoyed some time with little Evie at the back of the boat one evening.
Miss stylish Evie had another cute swim suit too and got decked out for swim #2.
This one was not as fun for her, but she put up with it for a little bit.
Here she is chillin in the tube.
Susannah took her out in the shallow warmer water to stick her feet in. It was really cute.
Happy girl!
I love these two together!
Super cute!
I had them pose in front of the houseboat.
Rick was teaching Madelin some scuba essentials. She's going to start taking classes to get certified. I'm jealous!
Close-up of the cutie!
Here's Captain Evie with Grandpa Warr on the speed boat.
Ready to drive already!
There was an amazing moon out most of the nights we were there so Susannah and I had to try out hands at capturing some night shots.
I was pretty proud of this one.
One of my favorite things we did was two of the nights, Vic took us out in the speed boat for some sunset rides. It was so pretty and I wish this picture could do it justice.
This was the best night for the moon. I couldn't get a super clear shot because the boat was rocking and the shutter on the camera stayed open for a long time to capture all the light. It was an amazing view, though!
Evie and Susannah are enjoying the evening air.
A lot of fishing went on as well. I think Whitney caught the biggest fish - this striper.
Adam caught this catfish from off the back of the houseboat. I was on the top deck and got this picture looking down.
Susannah netted it for him. . .
and he removed the hook. They just did catch and release.
Here's the crew the morning Susannah, Evie and I left.
I got back to my car and was shocked to see how high the lake had risen!
Here's a better shot of it. There was a tow slip on it, so I narrowly missed having to pay an impound fee. I also narrowly missed having to get a new car!!!!!!!!!
I borrowed this picture from Deej. This is the crew who was left after we left. Also, Rick and Gabe had left a few days before us. What a fun trip!