Ian Nicholas turned 5 on May 10th!! We celebrated at the house with a birthday party with family and friends. I can't believe he is 5 already! My does time fly when you're having fun. One of the cutest things Ian said that day was when Great Grandpa Ronnie went to give him a $20 bill for his birthday so he could buy something. Ian looked at Grandpa and said "I can't have those kind of dollars!" and turned around and walked away!! Grandpa was caught a little off guard. Ian was just so excited about his birthday and the presents and cake that he just didn't know what to do.
On Friday, May 9th Nick, Evan and I went to Madison, WI for the annual WI law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. It was a gorgeous day with a light breeze and the sun shining. What a beautiful day to remember those brave people we have lost doing a job they love. Since Evan is named after Deputy Jason Zunker whom Chippewa County lost a year ago I thought it was the best time to get a picture with Evan near Jason's name with his dad in uniform. I love the picture even though Evan was starting to get hungry and not happy being against dad's hard vest.
I layed Evan down on the couch for a minute when we first brought him home from the hospital and Howie was right there to check him out. Evan didn't even cry which I was surprised at since I am sure Howie's nose was wet and cold. Even now if Evan starts to fuss or cry Howie has to get up and check on him. And when I feed him Howie is right there by us and gives Evan a "kiss" on the top of the head. I just love these pictures because Evan is as big as just Howie's head!! I think those two may be good buddies. Evan doesn't flinch or move or anything when Howie comes to sniff or kiss him.
The picture of my belly was taken right after we got to the hospital before Evan was born. The picture of him, we think he is trying to cover his eyes from the bright flash of the camera. When I took the picture Samantha told in to Evan: "You better get used to it, that's all mom does is take pictures!" Yes, that is me in a nutshell but I think they will sure appreciate it when they are older.