Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Introducing Oldest

Oldest is, well, my Oldest. My firstborn child. The first time in all things motherhood for me comes from her arrival. I know exactly when she was conceived and when I first suspected I was pregnant. From the time she came out of me, it has been a pleasure knowing her, watching her grow and continually being amazed at the things she learns and the stuff she says.
When Andrew and I talked about baby names, we didn't know if she was a girl or a boy. We wanted an old-fashioned name, nothing with crazy spelling (though there are some clever ones out there!) and something that hasn't been around for awhile, but people have heard of it before. For some reason, we couldn't come up with a boy name, but we had several girl names we liked. Then when she came out, we knew for sure what her name would be. Meet...
... Evelyn.
Our headstrong 7 1/2 year old girl.
Our whole world changed with her and we love every moment of it.
Evelyn is the ring-leader, usually, and does not like to be kept in the dark about things.
She'll investigate everything and our nick name for her is "the investigator". When we try to steal a moment alone in our room without the kids, within minutes, here comes the investigator checking up on us!
She is the one that sneaks candy out of the pantry, then forgets to hide the evidence. She is the one that rallies her sisters into doing something they shouldn't and when questioning her sisters, they almost always point at Evelyn and say it was her idea!
When she was a baby, she quickly figured out how to climb out of the crib so she wouldn't miss out on what mama and daddy were doing. Still to this day, we have to shoo her to bed several times a night and is often found awake long after she should have been asleep.

She lost her 7th tooth on the first day of this year. Lucky number seven.
My sweet Evelyn, how we love her so.


Karen Mayes said...

Ahhh... she looks like you, a clone of Jenny ;o)

Mama Skates said...

what a beautiful name!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Jenny, this is such a nice series of posts you're doing! Evelyn was my moms middle name.

She sounds like a corker, hmmm I wonder where that comes from? ;)