as usual, i'm late with blogging about fritzy's birthday. he is officially two years old now. he wasn't feeling the best on his birthday, and we had to open his first present for him. luckily he is like his dad, and his "popping" noise making wood gun from cabela's made him happy. after receiving that gift, he thoroughly enjoyed opening his other gifts. the book in the upper right picture is called Gallop: A Scanimation Picture Book. fritz LOVES it and i highly recommend it. it is amazing.
my mother-in-law asserted her opinion on the whole evan/fritz thing with her present (as pictured above). my sister addressed evan's gift as: "evan "fritz" frederick macnair hinckley." oh well! leave it to me to make things complicated when they need not be. the fritz has definitely stuck as a nickname, but we still call him evan. i'll just probably get looks my whole life as to how we came up with that nickname from evan. i will admit that my pediatrician's nurse (who i absolutely adore) heard me call evan, "fritzy" and told me that sounded like a dog's name. her name happens to be "cookie" (short for carol), and i told her people named cookie couldn't comment. she told me she was protecting him, because no one spoke up for her when she was little.
evan is in the 98th percentile for height (37 1/4 inches) and 75th for weight (30 1/2 lbs.) he loves animals (his faves are horses and dogs), balls, cars and especially trains. he can do a somersault, kick and tries to goof off to get a laugh. one week whenever we would say it was time for family prayer, evan would just start flipping around and doing "tricks" on the couch to smile since he knew he had everyone's attention. he is still behind on language, but has been saying more words lately. he speaks the most when we read books with him and can answer questions such as : "what does a sheep say?" he is a great kid, and like tell anyone who will listen, he is the perfect note to end on!