Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bible Verse Week Two

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

P.S. If you see me, ask me to recite Isaiah 40:31

Friday, April 30, 2010

Choo Choo

Olivia has started to LOVE playing trains. The other day, at Toys R Us, there was a train table set up and she could have stayed and played for hours. So, we decided to probably get Olivia a train set with a train table for her birthday. Then, I discovered how expensive train tables were. This morning, however, I found an Imaginarium train table at a neighbor's garage sale for $40!! I thought that was a pretty good deal considering it's in good condition and it would probably cost about that much to make one. It didn't come with any trains, but Olivia loves pushing her cars on it for now. We just have to figure out where to put it since it won't be taking up permanent residence in our living room.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - Update

Olivia hasn't been able to spend much time outside the last few days due to the 40+ mph winds. It's just awful here and it hasn't let up. I don't see how we haven't taken 'The Windy City' title away from Chicago. I've lived here my whole life and the wind remains one of my biggest complaints. Okay, enough about that.

Last night, the three of us just layed on the floor laughing and playing. Olivia told us where we had to lay and then proceeded to climb, run, jump and fall on us. Her laugh is so contagious. Then, she started in with the tickling. . .but she only tickles you in one place. I've tried to tell her that the eyeball isn't ticklish, but she doesn't care. She wiggles her fingers, says "tickle tickle tickle" and pokes you in the eye.

Olivia and I have both been a little under the weather. I spent the day yesterday wondering if my head was truly going to explode. Because Olivia has been a bit congested, she threw up last night and got it all in her hair. We thought the quickest way to clean Olivia up would be for daddy to take her in the shower. She hated the shower (she always takes baths) and wasn't afraid to tell us so. She always tells us that she likes things by putting the word 'fun' in front of it. . .fun zoo, fun park. Last night, she loudly informed us that the shower was NOT fun and keeps reminding us of that. She also didn't appreciate the fact that her beloved Leap Frog Lily caught some of the vomit as well and they had to be apart while we cleaned her up. Olivia is now sleeping with her Lily and Gogum. . .all is right with the world.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - Update

Getting ready for our road trip.

We visited Jamie and her daughter, Lyric.

We had a great day! Shelley, Izzy, Olivia and I drove down to Independence, KS. I think it was the farthest from home Olivia has been. :) We ate pizza at Big Cheese Pizza (which I hadn't eaten in years) and it was delicious. Then, we played all afternoon at the park. They have a great park there with tons of things to do. The park had a lot of new playground equipment and a lot of old school stuff as well. . .like those slides with a 1/2 inch lip on them and the metal, steep, wobbly stairs. I am terrified of those slides! Of course, Olivia. . .my slide connoisseur. . .would have gone on all of them. . .by herself. . . if she could. That girl has no fear! After playing all afternoon, Olivia only took a 15-20 minute nap during the 2+ hour ride home and she didn't go to bed any too early either. She is like the Energizer Bunny, I tell ya. I am worn out! But, it was fun and what a welcomed change of plans. Thanks girls for a great day!

The scary slides. . .maybe the stairs are what scare me. Look closely at this picture of Jamie and Lyric going down the slide. See who is climbing up the stairs? It's my daughter trying to give me a heart attack. LOL

Olivia played on this forever!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010 - Update

Guess what I get to do tomorrow? Mommy and Aunt Shelley are taking me and Izzy to Independence!

Shelley and I have a friend named Jamie who lives in Independence. It is actually THE friend that set Shelley up with my brother. I haven't met Jamie's little girl, Lyric, and she has yet to meet Olivia. I hope we can go. Olivia started getting a runny nose today, which has progressed to a cough. She is already having trouble sleeping tonight. Please pray she isn't sick and that she doesn't continue to get sick every month. We are really looking forward to a girls' road trip tomorrow.