Well today is Evie’s 6 month birthday. These past 6 months have flown by. I feel like I just had her. She is doing so much. She is so happy, and smiling. She gets excited about everything. Rukus is her best friend and she loves to just follow her around. She’s almost able to sit up on her own, and is doing better with tummy time. She is a big talker and talks all of the time. In the morning, she often lies in her crib and just talks to herself until we go get her.
She still loves her day care. The teachers are fabulous and treat her so well. She gets excited every morning when I take her in. Her buddies are so cute. They get excited to see each other. The other morning, of the kids there, she was the only one that isn’t sitting up yet. When I put her in the bouncy, all of the other kids crawled over to her and one even crawled up on the bouncy with her. She is very, very social with the other babies.
I can’t imagine my life without this little cutie. She is wonderful and sweet, and so much fun to be around. We’re going to savor the last little while of her not being able to crawl away. Lots of hugs and snuggles!

Well, it’s been forever since we updated. We’ve been pretty busy with our new addition of Evelyn Marie Hyers. She was born March 13, 2012 weighing 7 lb 4 oz and 19.5 inches long. She is an awesome baby. She is happy, easy going, and really adaptable. She loves everyone she meets and gives the biggest smiles. She’s sweet and snuggly.

Rukus has been doing great with her. They are best of friends. Evie doesn’t even flinch when this big, black dog comes over to give her kisses. Rukus is very maternal and checks on her in her bouncer. She kisses Evie’s hands very sweetly. If I don’t respond to Evie’s cries fast enough, Ruk comes over to me and starts whining. Thanks Ruk, I need more crying!! Ruk’s been loving having me home for 3 months, but I’m heading back to work next week. I’m so happy Evie is going to be at the daycare at my work. I will be able to drop in any time I want.

Evie has met all of her grandparents, and we’ve loved having them around. I am so appreciative of my mom for spending the first 2 weeks with me. I realized how much I don’t know, and it was so nice to have someone there to take care of me. I don’t think I would have eaten if she hadn’t been feeding me. Beth and my niece Kate came for a visit. Kate could get Evie to stop crying even in the backseat of the car. When I asked her how, she told me that she had a secret magic wand. Oh what I would give for that magic wand! We went to the zoo, the children’s museum, and visited with friends. It was a great trip!

So we’re now 11 weeks along and finding our rhythm. I have LOVED being with her. Every day is something new. Evie loves to dance, play on her playmat (especially when the music and lights are on), and go for walks. She talks a lot and is getting her head lifted up (she hates tummy time, so we do it mostly as she is lying on me). She is an absolute love bug. I can’t imagine my life without her. We love you Evie!!

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Gobble Gobble, have a good relaxing day.

~megs and munkel

This is a test making a blog post from the iPhone.

Rukus turns 2 today, Meg got her and her friend Kobe a treat and we had a few friends over for dinner. This dog is so NOT spoiled…..

is this thing on, can you hear me?

Ok, so the wall is finished…for now. We will be facing the wall with a facade of some sort when the weather gets warmer and drier. It looks good and I feel much safer that it is there. Rukus loves it, but she’s a little chicken jumping off the 4 feet–not that it stopped her. She just slowed down for a second and thought about it, but still went ahead and jumped. Check out some pictures here.

Yay! The retaining wall is started. We hired our contractor to build us a wall. He started digging trenches every 4 ft up the hill to put in this chain link mesh. He puts in the mesh to keep the hill stabilized all the way up, not just at the base. He’s then going to build the wall at the base of the hill. This hill is never going any where after this. My friend Heather is going to help us to plant fast growing native plants that are good for erosion control. Hopefully, in the not to distant future, our hill will be well taken care of, and we won’t have to worry every time it rains.
Once we have it going (or it’s light outside when we’re home), we’ll post some update pictures. I’m relieved to have this process started. We’re going to be putting on some type of stone veneer when it dries out. It should be nice soon.