Firsts

Lego Planes

by Christopher on October 6, 2012

Evan got a Star Wars Lego set for his birthday, it is rated 7-12 year old.  When doing legos, I usually do most of the work building it and he plays with it.  This time I wanted him to do as much of it as possible.  I separated the pieces into piles, and page by page handed him the pieces he needed for the page.  Evan built the entire thing by himself minus 2 times where I corrected the position of a block for him.  Very impressed and proud of my little builder.

 

Then this morning, he built the airliner from scratch completely without help!  It took around two hours but he was able to build this by following the directions with his new found confidence.  The Star Wars one was impressive, but I had a feeling he could do it.  This was a complete shock.

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Kindergarten – Day One

by Christopher on August 29, 2012

Evan’s first day at Kindergarten.  He did well, wasn’t scared or too upset.  Took his first school bus today.

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All Dressed Up

by Christopher on May 27, 2012

Evan’s first time with a big boy suit.

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First Circus

by Christopher on October 1, 2011

Evan went to his first circus last night.  Possibly my first as well, I have a faint recollection of a circus, but could be just what I have seen on TV.  It is very possibly my first as well.

We all had a lot of fun, and Evan definitely thought it was awesome.  He was most excited to see the elephants but really loved the 7 dirt bikes in the globe trick.  I think that was all three of our favorite part.

Wasn’t able to get many pictures as they didn’t allow Pro cameras and the lighting was very bad for a point & click camera.

Evan really wanted the sword and a $11 snow cone.  We drew the line though at Jean getting a $12 cotton candy.

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First Stitches

by Christopher on July 1, 2011

A big day yesterday, Evan had to get three stitches on the inside of his lip.  He fell while jumping in a hole at the beach and banged his face against the corner of a metal fold up beach chair.  I am still in awe at how much blood he loss, I was dumping hand fulls of blood from his mouth.  I was worried his crying would make the cut worse, it was already about 1/4″ in deep or more.  Evan was more worried about getting blood on me while this was all happening.  After cleaning him up, he calmed down a lot.

When Jean brought him out of the bathroom and he saw me, he kept saying “I love you Daddy” and I could see his eyes shake.  We had a moment together that I felt so much pain and so much love I thought I was going to explode.  After a few hugs and a few more I love yous, he wanted to go back to playing for a while.  The bleeding stopped almost completely and he said the pain wasn’t so bad.  We played for a little while, swinging him over  the waves and playing near the rocks but we didn’t want to wait too long to get him to the doctors.

At this point we headed home to drop off a friend and then headed over to Parkland Medical Center in Derry.  They took good care of him and decided he would need three stitches.   While waiting, they gave him a little dog which we decided to call her “Stitch” (my suggestion was Stitches which he really liked, but calls her “Stitch” instead).

Evan was amazing during the entire process, he was obviously very nervous but he didn’t cry or fight even the least.  About halfway through the process, when working on the second stitch, I could tell from looking at him he was getting scared.  Shortly after his foot was twitching, I could tell he was having a hard time holding in there being so brave and all.  I asked 4-5 times to squeeze my hand, once he did I believe it helped a lot as he made it through the last one like a champ.

After two giant purple popsicles, we headed home.  He has been doing really good, and today he said it doesn’t hurt.

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