I can’t think of a clever caption for this one, but it cracks me up. Maybe someone can come up with a clever idea?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Every once in awhile, you capture those really cute and natural smiles. :) Olivia was watching Leapfrog’s “The Letter Factory” which is her new favorite. It has Leapfrog Lily in it who is one of Olivia’s dearest friends. She was thrilled to learn that Lily is actually in a movie. And, have I told you how funny Olivia is? She is one of those naturally funny people and is constantly cracking me up. We went trick or treating at Ryan’s work last week and a lady had one of those bowls with the hand sticking out of it. Well, it scared Olivia to death. . .so much that she is still talking about the scary hand. In fact, she even made up a song about it called the Scary Hand Song. She is constantly telling people (even strangers) about her Scary Hand Song and I have to hurry and give them the back story. She’s just so funny.
Anyway, Olivia had an eye appointment on Monday that didn’t go all that well. In addition to the 45+ minute wait for the appointment and 20+ more minutes in optical. . .we didn’t get quite the good news that we wanted. Her change in lenses doesn’t seem to be improving her strabismus. We are now adding the bifocal back in to see if that will help with the focusing. Then, it’s on to a second surgery (she had her first at a year old.) With some kids, even glasses and surgery cannot improve strabismus. I have even had someone, while discussing Olivia’s eye crossing, tell me, “You know, there’s a surgery for that.” Unfortunately, there is no 100% cure. A belief in that causes many people to think that parents like myself aren’t doing everything we can for our children. They think, “Why aren’t they getting their eyes corrected?” My main goal is to give her the best vision possible and that is what we’re working towards.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Forget the broom. . .this witch surfs with the iPhone.
Ryan put out his Halloween props for the first time since 2006. I think it was a lot more work than he remembered since it takes 7 hours to set it all up. Then, he has to turn around and take it all down. . .usually in the same night. I doubt he does it again for a long time. But, the neighbor kids (and their parents) really seemed to enjoy it. I didn’t know if Olivia would be scared or not, but she wasn’t at all. . .probably because she saw daddy setting it all up.
Woah. . .easy now broom.
Olivia LOVED trick or treating this year! We barely got finished at one house and she was running to the next.
Hope you all had a very Happy Halloween!