Monday, December 22, 2008

A Star is Born!!!

Evan gave the performance of his little life last night. He played Baby Jesus in our church Christmas pageant. He was the best and sweetest of them all!
Great job Evan!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!

After several, several shots, we were finally able to get one with everyone looking! Who knew it could be so much work?!
Merry Christmas Greetings from the Talley Family!
I was goofing off with the camera and got some cute candid shots of Evan.
Pete refused to have his picture made beside the baby.

In his Christmas pj's (thanks Aunt Pam!!)
I've been a good boy...I PROMISE!!!

Random Pictures...

Evan's first Iron Bowl weekend was something to shout about...It is about time!! We had a great time watching the TIDE ROLL IN!!!

Roll Tide...
This past weekend, Evan took his first really long car ride to see family in Georgia. We were there to celebrate Aunt Martha's 80th birthday. He did great! He slept a good bit and was entertained by Uncle Heath when he was awake.
Look how beautiful our birthday girl was! Happy Birthday Aunt Martha! We are so glad we were able to share in your special day! We love you very much!
Lookin' good too Uncle Rob!!!

Some pictures from Thanksgiving

Evan's first Thanksgiving was so much fun. We ate a lot and enjoyed time with family and friends. Thanks everyone for making sure his first Thanksgving was something special!

Here is our little Turkey!
Pete even had a good time...

Here is Evan with his Mimi (James' mom)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

3 Months Old

My goodness! Where does the time go! This time last year, James and I were praying and hoping to conceive a baby and this year just look what a precious little boy we get to love, hug and kiss on each and every day. His smile just warms my heart. He has such a sweet personality. I love him more than I could have ever imagined!! What a wonderful gift we were blessed with.

Christmas Pictures by Leslie

We got Evan's Christmas and 3 month picture CD yesterday and wanted to share. He has grown and changed so much!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Evan is getting TOO BIG!!

Last night Evan decided to "show off" a little. He was on his mat getting his "tummy time" in and decided he would let us in on a little secret...that he knows how to flip from his tummy to his back!!! He would just laugh each time he did it. He is so big!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Back to normal!

Thank you so much for your prayers that you sent on behalf of the Talleys. Evan was MUCH better Thursday, Friday and this weekend. James said he was "ridiculously happy" all day Friday. His sleeping is back on track as well.
Thanks again for being such great prayer warriors!!
Can you believe it's already Christmas time??!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

When you talk to Jesus...

Please say a prayer for Evan. The past 2 days, he has not really acted like himself at the sitter's house. Yesterday, she emailed me and said that he had screamed pretty much all day and would not sleep. He did not even want to give out any smiles, which broke my heart...that is what helps me make it through the day- knowing I will see his smiling face at 4. He has been wanting to get up between 3:30 and 4 in the morning and WILL NOT go back to sleep. This is causing James and me to be tired and a little cranky. If he does the screaming fit again today, we will be going to see Dr. Trumbull...I just hate to be one of those "first time Mommys who runs to the doctor" (the one who the nurses laugh at once you leave!!!)- but I don't want him to be sick either. Please pray that we will know what we need to do, that Evan will get some rest and that James and I can relax a little and not be so "on edge." Thanks, dear friends!
Oh yeah....ROLL TIDE!!! What a great game!! :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pete as the Big Brother...

Several have asked how Pete has adjusted to being the Big Brother...he is so protective of Evan. If Evan cries and James and I do not move fast enough, Pete lets us hear about it. He checks on him every night before he goes to bed and kisses him each morning. I think he and Evan are going to have a lot of fun together in the years to come. James has tried to get Evan on Pete's back...Pete does not really know what to think about that. I am sure the day is coming when we will look and Evan will be riding Pete's back down the hall!

There are some days where Pete will pout a little, if it has been a fussy day for Evan and he needs more attention; but we do try to balance it all out and spend some one-on-one time with Pete, too. James is really good about that.

It looks like Pete is ready to pounce, doesn't it?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Evan's 2 week photo shoot...

Ok, so Evan will be 3 months this Friday and I am just now getting his 2 week photo shoot up...things get busy with a newborn!! Leslie Sisson from Fitzpatrick is the photographer who did my maternity shots and is taking all of Evan's pictures this year. For the 2 week shoot, she came to our house, which was great! Next weekend, we will be taking his 3 month pictures. It is amazing how much they change from day to day.
We think she did a great job!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Talley's

James, Heather, Evan and Pete

This is our family picture from Evan's 2 week photo shoot.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thinking Back...

It is so hard to believe that next week Evan will be 3 months old. I heard people say, "Enjoy every minute, it goes by so fast" but I had no idea. Evan has now decided that he is too big to lay in your arms, he needs to be sitting up so he can see what everyone is doing. He has mastered rolling from his side to his back and is trying so hard to flip from his stomach to his back.

His little face and features have changed so much since day one. His smile is contagious and his cooing makes me laugh. He tries so hard to talk to us. You can see the wheels turning in his head. Each and every day he brings more and more joy to my life.
I am so blessed to call him my son!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Pictures of Evan

Here are some pictures of our sweet Evan!
We hope you enjoy!!

Look at those beautiful eyes!
He loves his bath time!

Sweet Face...

Proud Nana and Big Daddy...

What are you up to?!?!