Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rule #44: Water can flow, and it can crawl, be water...

Evan has finally mastered the art of crawling, well, he's not exactly a black belt yet.

Thus our house has entered the world of child safety.

Jasmine is also feeling the effects, as she hates to have her paws touched, which Evan insists on doing when he crawls up to her... which he does all the time.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rule #43: Less is More - Part 2

The last time I used that title I was referring to the about of lotion I had to put in Evan's hair. This time I'm just talking about the amount of hair in general.

As you all know (because I whine about it all the time) Evan has eczema, EVERYWHERE. On his face, chest, sides, back, legs...and yes on his scalp. While we've been able to mostly clear up his skin, his scalp has always evaded us. We would try to push his hair out of the way to put the lotion directly on his scalp, but it just wasn't working. So, now that we've taken his contest winning picture (I still haven't decided between 2 or 3) it was time for Evan's first hair cut.

And not just a trim to even it out, we buzzed it. We buzzed it good.

Here is a before picture, so you can see just how long his hair had gotten

Look how much hair we cut off!! I still can't believe all of the was on his head!

The picture is a little blurry, but I wanted to show you the scratches/gouges Evan would make from attacking his head. (so sad!)

And here's my cute baby now! That was as short as I could bear to go, but it serves it's purpose. His scalp is already starting to look so much better! He looks older to me now, which seems contradictory since his hair is shorter. I think it's because it's a uniform length now, the baby hair is all gone. He's still ridiculously cute isn't he?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rule #42: A picture is worth a thousand miles

It has taken almost a month to get happy, non slobbery pictures of Evan for the contest. I had set aside a day to bathe him and take his pictures before I had to put lotion in his hair....and wouldn't you know it? That was the worst day of teething we had ever had! Evan was having none of it.
I got some great crying pictures,
TONS of slobbery pictures, but none with that special smile and twinkle in his eye.

But tonight, he was finally happy again! It didn't occur to me to change his shirt at first, truthfully I didn't think I'd get any good pictures, I was just taking pictures for the fun/practice. After a while I realized he was really enjoying having his picture taken, so I changed his outfit. No bath though, so his hair isn't perfect...but he's a baby, and it's just never going to be perfect. I'm pretty sure these are as good as I'm going to get.

I do realize that he has a scratch on his forehead, but I've put off shaving his head long enough. He won't stop attacking it, and now has ginormous scrapes on his scalp...I just can't treat the eczema with all of his beautiful hair. It makes me sad to say it, but his hair has got to be shorter! I feel bad postponing his comfort for the "perfect shot"....so here's what you have to choose from.

I plan on submitting his picture later this week, but I wanted to get every one's input on which pic has the best chance of getting us to New York!
Picture #1
Picture #2
Picture #3 Picture #4