Thursday, May 10, 2012

T-Ball Video

Here are some little videos of Evan's "at bats" from his first game.  We are still trying to figure out if he needs to bat right or left.  He seems to do better with his left.  Gary was the first base coach, he took these from there on his phone.  We'll get more video later with the real camera.  :)

First at bat.

Second at bat.

Third at bat.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

First T-Ball Game! Go Royals!!!

I couldn't find my camera in time to take it to the game, so I had to use my phone.  At least I got some picutres and Gary got some video!  I'll post the video in another post.

 Suiting up!
 Instructions from Coach Nathan.
 Evan picked #10.
 First up to bat.
Evan played one inning at the pitcher's mound.  Obviously he didn't pitch, but he had to retrieve and throw almost every ball that was hit.  He did a great job running up to the ball and not just standing there waiting for it to come to him! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I finally figured out a way to design my own blog background and header, so now maybe I'll enjoy coming to the blog again!  :)

I'm going to be adding pictures and am going to add them by the date of the photo, so you might have to scroll down a bit and they might show up out of order!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hospital Adventures

Evan's trip to the hospital was pretty much just a big adventure for him.  Since we had to check in at 6:00 am, we went to Spokane the night before and stayed in a hotel, which he always loves.  When we got to the hospital we saw all kinds of staff, doctors and nurses.  They were all very nice and made Evan really comfortable.  From check in to check out was only 3 hours.  It's amazing how efficient they were and we are really glad we chose to take him to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital  Here are some pictures.  The formatting of the photos keeps messing up, so sorry!

Cozied up with a heated blanket.

Nothing better than reading to use up some time.

Unless of course it is getting into the super cool hospital pajamas.

Or playing lego builder on the ipad.

Or talking to nurse Kim, the main OR nurse.

Panda woke up a lot faster than Evan!  It was strange seeing him soooo asleep and with so many wires attached.

He actually did a really good job waking up.  He was frustrated that he couldn't communicate very well. The funniest part of the day was trying to get him dressed.  It was like dressing a 50 lb. spaghetti noodle! 


Trying to eat goldfish.

Everyone gets a ride when they leave the hospital!

Where's Heather

When Evan was coming out of the anesthesia at the hospital, he was asking for Heather.  It's funny because Heather was the girl that gave us a tour the week before.  He just doesn't remember much at all about the day of the surgery, which I'm sure is a good thing. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Columbia Gorge Hotel

One of the benefits of Gary's job is that Evan and I get to travel with him.  In November, he had meetings at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, OR.  While Gary sat through meetings, Evan and I explored the area.  It was really great to just have a couple days of one on one time with Evan.  
Columbia Gorge Hotel
We got a 2 bedroom suite, so Evan had his very own room and huge bed.  He thought it was pretty cool.
View of the Columbia River from our window.
Waterfall right outside the hotel. 
The grounds of the hotel were really nice and there were lots of walking paths and fun things to look at.  I love this picture of Evan's shadow.
Gary always has to get up really early for the company breakfasts...and I NEVER get up that early to go.  One of the days we were there, I took Evan to breakfast in the nice dining room of the hotel.  We were the only ones there that morning and we had a great seat overlooking the river.  I got to experiment with taking some pictures in natural light with the new camera. 
Patiently waiting for his waffles to arrive.
Spotting the waiter with the food!
We drove around a bit until we found a pretty good spot to take a picture of Mt. Hood.  I wish it would have been a clearer day, but at least we kind of got to see it.

Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery

Evan and I went to the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery.  The fish ladders weren't very busy because it was the wrong time of year, but we did go see Herman the Sturgeon at the hatchery.  Herman is 11 feet long, 500 pounds and 70 years old.  The picture I have below is not Herman, but stil a huge fish.

Bonneville Dam.

Evan was fascinated by these huge leaves.

Mischevious little smile!

Huge sturgeon.

Some other type of fish.  :)

The sturgeon pond has this viewing area below where you can watch them swim around and around.  Evan and I watched for a half hour or so. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Preschool Costume Parade at Lifecare

Evan's preschool class had a costume parade at Lifecare today.  They sang a few songs and recited some fun poems as they went from room to room.  Some of the residents even gave them some candy!  I'm going to try to get video of Evan reciting a poem or 2, but no promises!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Grandma Elsie Olivia Marks

Grandma Marks passed away on October 14, 2011.  She was 90 years old.  We will miss her greatly, but we are so happy that she and Grandpa Marks are together again!  Grandpa Marks passed away when I was in 6th grade, so Grandma was without him for a lot of years.  She always said that she was mad at him for leaving her so early.  :)  I can't even imagine the joy she must have felt seeing him again.  I'm so grateful that we know families are forever and that we will be with our loved ones again.  This is the last picture we have of Grandma.  It was taken last month when Evan and I went to show her the crown he made in preschool.  While we were there Grandma said of Evan, he sure is handsome especially for a young boy.  :)  I'm so glad we have it, even though it's not the best quality because I took the photo with my cell phone.  We love you Grandma and look forward to the day when we will see you again!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ready or Not...Here They Come

I've been such a slacker when it come to our blog!  Well, I've been a slacker in other things too, but....  :)  I'm still not very thrilled with my actual blog background, but I suppose I shouldn't put off posting just because of that!

I thought about trying to catch up on everything we've done since January, which was my last post, but it is not very likely that that will happen, so I figure I'll start with pictures from yesterday.  That's right, less than a day old!  We got a new camera, which I'm toally excited about, so I took over 100 photos yesterday of Evan while I was trying to figure some stuff out.  So, here are a whole bunch of pictures. Some of the are a little blurry, but I still liked the photo, so I put them on here.  Hope you enjoy!