Sunday, August 29, 2010

Evelyn Turns 3!

Evelyn turned three this year and because the temperatures has been near 113 degrees we decided to have a water party.
We set up a temporary fence in our front yard and put up a pool, a slip and slide, and a giant beach ball sprinkler. It took the kids a min to get up the nerve to get wet but soon everyone was running around screaming with joy. I was a blast. We served hotdogs, grapes, and pudding for dinner. Leonard really liked the pudding. We gave everyone a squirt gun and some water balloons. Evelyn was very excited when we pulled out her purple cake and had everyone sing "Happy Birthday!" to her. Then when it was time to open presents she went a little buzerk. She just tore through all of the gifts not even stopping to take a breath.
Now I have got to start thinking about next year.

This was a gift from Grandpa Steve.

Evelyn is supper smart. She knows all of her colors and shapes. She can recognize 90% of upper case letters and she can count to twenty. She just recently learned how to spell her name and the other day when she was coloring she practically wrote it, She wrote ELEVN. I was so shocked! I didn't even know she could write any letters. She surprises me everyday. This week she starts a new preschool and she is so excited about it. She loves the color purple and She prefers to wear dresses if she can. She still loves to pretend. She loves to dance. Often she will ask to put on her princess dress (a puffy purple dress that Grandma creek bought her for easter) so that she can dance around her bedroom. Her favorite princess is Cinderella and she is determined to be her for halloween. We have had so much fun having Evelyn as part of our family and I can't imagine life without her.

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