Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Life Is Good

Well, after a few weeks of talking nonstop about the scary hand. . .we’ve moved on to something else.  Last week, we were eating at Applebees and Olivia went into the bathroom to wash her hands.  Well, you know how the music is always louder in the bathroom?  Olivia deemed it “the singing bathroom.”  Now, she wants every bathroom to be a singing bathroom. . .maybe if they were, she’d be potty trained by now.  She just needs a little music.  LOL. 

As for me. . .I’ve discovered two of my new favorite things this weekend. . .they are totally random, but I’d highly recommend both.  The first one is  Nature Valley Granola Thins in dark chocolate.  I think my exact words after my first bite were “This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten!”  Yes, I have diabetes and they technically aren’t the best for me, but I figure they are packaged as one little square.  One little square can’t hurt, right?  Either they are truly super delicious or I just don’t get sweets very often.  The second thing I’ve discovered is  I’ve had a lot of fun creating with this site.  I’ve used a lot of similar sites and this is by far my favorite!  Now, sit me down with my laptop at with a granola thin in my hand (and throw in an iced tea) and I think I’d be in heaven. Smile

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010



Olivia is doing so well in school.  She comes home singing new songs, playing new games and often with a treasure from the treasure box.  (They get this for good behavior.)  I have really seen her blossoming and she’s come such a long way in less than 2 months.  I had a chance to visit with one of her teachers the other day and she mentioned that Olivia’s crying is pretty non-existent.  She says that if Olivia does tear up, all she has to do is tell her the next few things that she is going to be doing and she’s fine.  Olivia just needs to know what’s coming next.  I forgot to tell Olivia that we weren’t going straight home after school one day and I got an earful when we turned the “wrong” way.  She definitely doesn’t get her directional abilities from me. . .I still get lost at the zoo!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

As many of you know, my sister-in-law, Kim, and her family are moving to Arkansas next month.  Kim is Ryan’s sister.  I have been hesitant to say anything because it’s like. . .if I say it, it must be true.  As happy as I am for them and Kris’s new job, we’re heartbroken to see them go.   Kim has been busy packing stuff away and trying to decide what to take with them.  Lucky for us. . .they decided not to take the Leapfrog LeapPads.  So, Christmas came early for Olivia today and she got a LeapPad!  She has been playing with it all afternoon and was overjoyed to learn there was even a Dora book that came with it.  Olivia sure is lucky to have such amazing cousins (all of them) who share clothes and toys with her.  Thank you to Kim who always gives to us so generously.   We are blessed. 




Kris, Kim, Alex, Katie, Aidan and Kaleb. . .we will miss them so much!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Olivia and Tobey


Tobey’s never too far away from his Olivia.


Tobey with Olivia’s “banklet.”

Olivia and her kitty, Tobey, are the best of friends.  Some days they do everything together.  One example is playing on the slide downstairs.  Olivia will go down the slide. . .then Tobey will climb up the stairs and sit at the top of the slide.  Olivia will give him a push and he’ll slide down. . .then Olivia will slide down and so it continues.  It is adorable.  I managed to catch it on video tonight, but I missed Tobey climbing up the stairs and he sort of jumped off instead of sliding down.  But, I’ll try to post it anyway.  As far as cats go, Tobey can be a real pain.  But, I see how much he means to Olivia and how good he is with her and he starts to rank up there with the best of the best.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Well, Olivia is sick now too, so we just hung around the house all day.  Daddy had to work and Olivia and I were looking for some new things to do.  I pulled out my old Nintendo DS to see if Olivia showed any interest in it at all.  To my surprise. . .she loved it. . .especially Mario Kart.  Sure, she just kinda bangs into walls and goes backwards, but she’ll learn.  She is Ryan’s child, after all.   Olivia has been walking around with it saying, “I’m playing a DS. Kaleb has a DS!”  Ryan got out Mario Kart for the Wii to see if she liked that.  She did,  but she was quickly back to her DS. 




I wonder if I’ll find myself living with 2 video game nuts.  Oh well. . .for now its good for her hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.  And, it’s helped keep her mind off of her runny nose.