Month: March 2012

Swinging along

 - by Gretel

Evelyn enjoyed her first ride on a swing today. Much like her sister, she absolutely adores it. I apologize for the terrible angle on the video below, but you’ll get the gist by watching.

Outside! (a mostly Evelyn update)

 - by Gretel

It is March 6th in Wisconsin, and it was 64 degrees out this afternoon.  Needless to say, we went outside.

Evelyn tried on sneakers for the first time, and after getting used not feeling the ground as much, she was off and running.

She took some time to figure out this new big world we were letting her walk around in.

She started exploring the back yard, and had some fun playing with Ilyana’s garden.

Ilyana had found her bubbles…

…so Evelyn got into it as well.

Then she discovered the front yard…

…and started off…

…and kept going!  I think she’s going to explore a lot of her new world over the next few months.

In other news, she tried bacon, and liked it.  She’s officially a Kupperman.


Finally, a little video.  Evelyn started exploring some toys from her birthday that we held back for a bit.  I thought Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Laurel would enjoy seeing her play with it for the first time. (And everyone else too!)


Breakfast with Wizard of Oz

 - by Gretel

Ilyana and I got to have a special morning today.  The awesome local children’s museum is having a Wizard of Oz exhibit, and they had actors dressed up as the characters.  Ilyana was beside herself talking to Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion.  She also enjoyed running around the children’s museum with a few less people there than normal.

The pictures didn’t turn out as nicely as I would have liked, but you can get an idea of the fun.


There was facepainting,


And breakfast, of course,


Ilyana enjoyed painting the walls of one of the exhibits.


Playing with Oz-themed puppets.


Meeting the characters, and showing her lion hand painting to the Lion.


Meeting the Tinman,


and Dorothy and Toto too!


One of my colleagues I met at the museum took a nice picture of her daughter (Dorothy) and Ilyana, just as Ilyana had given a paper basket to her.


And she insisted I get in on the picture action as well :).

I’ll share new pictures of Evelyn later…she’s currently trying to take the computer out of my hands.