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Evan In 2011 — An IPhone Photo Retrospective

Evan 2011 Wow, 2011 has been an amazing year. Not only did I become pregnant, and give birth to our second child, but my toddler has grown and changed in ways that continue to astound me.

Instead of putting together a roundup of photos to represent each month of Evan’s year, I decided to delve into my iPhone’s photo library to pull out some of my favorite pictures from 2011.

Some of the photos have special meaning, some of them are just cool captures, but as a collective, this gallery really represents my special little guy’s year perfectly.

Click below to browse the gallery, and be prepared to smile!


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  • Bare branches 1 of 25
    Bare branches
    Bundled up for some play outside, at this point, we were really eager to see some leaves on the trees.
  • Enjoying the cool air 2 of 25
    Enjoying the cool air
    Winter is so long in Ohio, but we make the effort to bundle up and get outside even during the cold months. Brrr!
  • Looking for his favorite show 3 of 25
    Looking for his favorite show
    This little guy is getting an early start on learning how to operate the remote control.
  • Ornery 4 of 25
    Ornery
    This was the year that the "terrible 2's" crept up on us. Age 2 hasn't been totally terrible, but my kid is definitely ornery.
  • Dino Evan 5 of 25
    Dino Evan
    This year was the year of the dinosaur. Evan loves the Nick Jr. show Dino Dan, and adores these Dollar Store dinosaurs.
  • Gimme! 6 of 25
    Gimme!
    Evan was all business about this strawberry shortcake.
  • Delicious breakfast 7 of 25
    Delicious breakfast
    Evan developed a real love of breakfast in 2011, and Cheerios are his cereal of choice.
  • Evan with Papaw 8 of 25
    Evan with Papaw
    Evan has such a great relationship with my dad. I love this photo of them taking a walk down the street.
  • Please don’t lick the door 9 of 25
    Please don't lick the door
    This is one of my favorite photos of the year. Before I could prevent it, the allure of the glass door had tempted my toddler.
  • Joyful boy 10 of 25
    Joyful boy
    This picture cracks me up, I can't remember what he was laughing about, but it was clearly hilarious.
  • Reading the paper 11 of 25
    Reading the paper
    Doesn't he look like a little man in this photo? He promptly tore this newspaper into a million pieces after checking out the comics.
  • Napping with Grandma 12 of 25
    Napping with Grandma
    I love this sweet photo of Evan taking a nap in my mom's arms. I feel really lucky that he has such amazing grandparents.
  • Juice boxes 13 of 25
    Juice boxes
    Why did I ever introduce my kid to juice boxes? He only gets one or two a week, but would drink 10 a day if he had his choice.
  • Lounging with Daddy 14 of 25
    Lounging with Daddy
    The guys kicked back on the sofa. I'm sure they are probably enjoying an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.
  • Swinging 15 of 25
    Swinging
    I love Evan's joyous expression on the swing as his dad pushes him. We didn't make it to the park as often as I would have liked, but it is a goal for the upcoming summer to visit more often.
  • Bubbles 16 of 25
    Bubbles
    We must have gone through five bottles of bubbles over the summer, Evan loves chasing and popping them!
  • Growing up 17 of 25
    Growing up
    I love this portrait of Evan, he looks so grown up.
  • Mommy and Evan 18 of 25
    Mommy and Evan
    Have I mentioned how much I adore this kid?
  • Swimming 19 of 25
    Swimming
    The baby pool was a hit this summer, though Evan is still a little leery of water, I think he'll be much more confident next summer.
  • Trip to the zoo 20 of 25
    Trip to the zoo
    Evan and my husband checking out the manatees at the Columbus Zoo this summer.
  • To keep the sun out of his head 21 of 25
    To keep the sun out of his head
    Evan told me that he put his blankets on his noggin to keep the sun out of his head.
  • Ready to ride 22 of 25
    Ready to ride
    Evan enjoying a ride down the street on his motorcycle. Nothing cuter than a toddler in a helmet.
  • Slippery slide 23 of 25
    Slippery slide
    I took a whole series of photos of Evan playing on this slide, he had such a blast that day. It's amazing how quickly a baby turns into an all-terrain toddler.
  • New room 24 of 25
    New room
    My husband has been renovating our upstairs since Evan was born. We are finally putting on the finishing touches.
  • Christmas, yes! 25 of 25
    Christmas, yes!
    This Christmas was really fun, and Evan is finally getting old enough to really understand the whole Santa thing!

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