Sunday, September 26, 2010

Evelyn Blogs ;)

WARNING: Cheese alert! Hehe. But she insisted. 

Hi guys, it's Evie, guest blogging for my mom. She's been writing a lot lately, and I think she needs a break. Not many people know this about me, but I love putting my thoughts on paper these days, and since mommy spends so much time on this thing I thought that I would give it a whirl. :)

I began noticing over the summer that my mom's stomach started getting really big, and I felt sort of bad for her. I certainly didn't want to point out her sudden weight gain (she's been a little emotional lately), so I just started laying my head on her belly and softly patting it each day to show her that I cared and that I still loved her whether she was big or small. I thought it was a bit strange when my parents actually named mom's burgeoning midsection (yes, burgeoning midsection) thought they had lost their minds. But then, one day last week, it all started coming together for me.

I'm pretty sure there's like, a person in there. And her name is Gracie. And this explains all of the talk about being a "big sister" and having a new baby in the house and all of the other stuff that I thought was just odd. I'm still not 100% sure about what all of this means, but if my assumptions are correct, I'm not going to be the only kid living in this house for very much longer.

There's my mom and her big tummy. She's kind of a nerd sometimes, bless her heart. 

I know what it's like to be the new kid. Like the first time I spent an entire Sunday morning in the church nursery. I was not a happy camper. So I definitely wanted to make sure that I could do a little something to make this "Gracie" girl feel at home when she comes to stay with us. A lightbulb went off in my head this morning, and I decided that I would make her a sign to show her how much I care!

First I had to fire up my mom's Cricut machine. I just love pressing the pretty light up buttons! Sometimes this unexplainable urge comes over me to press a button while the Cricut is in the middle of cutting something, and it does not make my mom happy. At all. I don't get it! How is she able to resist those singing, glowing keys? Beats me. I think I'm going to try press one

Drat! I was caught red handed! Oh, well...there's always tomorrow. :)

Here are the letters that we cut out. Yeah, okay, so I have to admit that my mom helped a bit on this project. I'm little and I can't reach things, what can I say? 

It was my idea to add the Stickles! Stickles are these really cool liquidy tubes of glitter that make things sparkly and shiny. I just love shiny things!

We stickled away, and then it was about time for my nap. Daddy would be coming home from work soon, and we had plans to go shopping so we could buy the rest of the supplies we needed to finish up this project. Oh, there I am...just doing a little shopping. 

"Heeey!" Sometimes, it takes my mom a couple of tries to figure out the lighting on her camera. And usually by then I'm just annoyed that she's whipping out her camera in the middle of the shopping center. How embarrassing. 

I decided to take my parents to a five star restaurant for dinner. (Try the nuggets!) And when my mom was much too slow pouring my juice box into a sippy cup, I stole a drink of her tea. We don't have to tell can be like a secret. I'll have to remember that line for when Gracie gets here!

Alright, back to the project! When we got home, I had my mom help me brush some paint onto my hands so that I could add my handprint to the sign. A stroke of brilliance, if you ask me.

It was sticky, and messy, and my parents encouraged it. I ask you, what can be better than that?

We cut out my prints. I spy a monkey sandal! Then we made them pretty:

We decided to add some grass and flowers at the bottom. I'm super annoyed that my mom didn't cut enough grass for the entire bottom of the sign. I think her Cricut machine was being difficult...aaand, maybe I was trying to press the buttons, again...I don't know, could be. :) So we just put some in the middle.

More glitter! I love it!

And finally, HERE is our sign. Made with love for our Gracie:

Now that I know she's coming, I can't wait to meet her! I'm pretty excited about this big sister thing. My parents keep whispering to each other about being afraid that I'll be "jealous." Lucky for them, I don't know what that word means. So maybe I'll surprise them and be just fine. Personally, I'm thrilled to have a built-in playmate. She's going to be able to throw balls and run around with me from the start...right? Either way, I know we'll be fast friends. I hope she likes her sign! We had lots of fun making it. :)


Keeping Up With the Roscow's said...

Evie, Evie, Evie!!
Gracie is sooo lucky, you are going to be the BEST big sister ever!!!! I love the sign you made her, so talented pretty girl :)

Christine Pettijohn said...

You guys are to cute!!! Cute sign Evie!

Adrien said...

Evelyn thanks you both. :D

Cassie said...

Ms. Evie, PLEASE come teach Ms. Stella your amazing typing skills. Props to you little girl!
Your sign turned out great, and I cracked up reading the whole entire post. Too cute!!


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