Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009 - Update

Sippy cup connoisseur

Olivia wanted four sippy cups today. . .one filled with tea, three with water and she drank out of all of them. We have had the hardest time transitioning her from a bottle to a sippy cup, but I think she's finally starting to appreciate drinking out of things other than a bottle. Of course, she doesn't like to drink milk or her Next Step formula out of a sippy cup or straw. . .only a bottle. But, we're making progress. She is doing great with her fine motor skills as well. She is holding her bottle and sippy cups, turning on the tv by remote control and putting shapes in a shape sorter. And her talking? It is just exploding! Every night before bed we try to remember all of the words that she knows. There are now too many to count. While I'm thinking of them, I must say, "Um" because now Olivia says, "Um. . . .boat! Um. . . .apple!" It's too cute.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - Update

It has been so fun to watch the developing friendship between Olivia and her cousin, Izzy. Simply pulling up in the driveway at Izzy's house is enough to make Olivia squeal with excitement and scream, "Izzy!"

Best friends

Playing at Izzy's. I can't believe she isn't jumping on the trampoline. Yep, I think we're going to have to get Olivia one of these for Christmas.

And, I'll end with a funny story about Izzy since my sister-in-law (ahem) doesn't blog anymore. Izzy was rubbing lotion on her hands today and we later discovered that it was creamy hand wash. That's better, I suppose, than the butter that Olivia was rubbing all over her hands this weekend after finding the little butter packets that came with my hotcakes from McDonalds. Anyway, Izzy started rubbing the soap on her face before we could wash her hands. I told her not to eat it just as she started blowing bubbles. It was so funny, but even funnier was this picture.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Things have been, well, boring around here. . .which is just the way I like it. Not much to talk about, not much to take pictures of. . .just boring everyday life. We're all healthy, well. . .except Autumn. She has an upper respiratory infection and we had to delay her spay surgery because of it. So she's on a medication that she hates so that is the most exciting part of our day. . .trying to get that all in her mouth.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009 - Update

What ARE you?

Boogey down!
We got out a few old Halloween decorations yesterday. Olivia loved the dancing skeletons and Frankenstein. They play Thriller, Play That Funky Music, etc. They are actually very good for Olivia because she has to push a button to turn them on. She is motivated to turn them on because she LOVES music. Simply pushing a button is something that she has previously been unable to do. Her fine motor skills are improving every day. I can't wait to see what she thinks of the Christmas decorations this year!