Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Olivia is a bit under the weather and when she started running a temp and complaining that “her mouth was sick,” I took her to the doctor.  All of the anxiety that she has always had about medical offices seems to be in the distant past.  The only time she cried was when they scraped her throat to test for strep and I know how unpleasant that is.  She was such a big girl!  And, no strep. . .just a virus so we’ll let it run its course.  Would you believe that she has not been into the doctor since her 3 year old checkup in September?  She almost made it through her entire first year of preschool without a single trip to the doctor!  How amazing is that for a 23 weeker?!  The most reassuring part of the visit was when they weighed and measured her.  I constantly worry about her weight gain because she is tiny for a 3 1/2 year old.  She weighs 27 lbs, but she is still following her curve.  Sure, she’s only in the 1% but that hasn’t changed.  Now, I don’t remember her exact height (it was over 3 ft) but she went from being in the 10% to the 40%.  So, they were very happy with that and pleased overall.  That’s such a weight off my shoulders as I want to make sure she is always growing and developing as she should.  Despite Olivia being sick, we had a pretty good day today.  Olivia is still clapping and singing as usual, so it’s not getting her down. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Olivia’s Trains

As you know, Olivia is crazy about her trains.  She loves to play at her train table, but she doesn’t always use trains for their intended purposes.  For instance, tonight we had to push her trains on the swingset.


Her trains use the potty.


Her trains are assigned their own chapsticks.  LOL.


And, her trains look at pictures with her on my iPhone. 

I tell ya, she’s crazy about her trains.  They are like her babies.  She feeds them.  She pushes them in her stroller, sleeps with them and carries them around in her purse.  If this fascination keeps up, she’s going to be having a train party for her next birthday.  How in the world do I make that girly? Every day, I enjoy seeing all the fun ways she can play with her beloved Percy and the rest of the gang. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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We had such a lovely day.  We painted Easter eggs with Shelley and Izzy.  We spent lots of time outside. The girls played so well together.  Then it went downhill this evening when Olivia forgot to duck and ran smack into one of the boards under her slide.  She has a nice knot on her nose, which I’m hoping doesn’t cause a black eye.  The evening continued downhill from there.  I have never been more ready to go to bed!   

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Olivia’s Perspective

Tonight, I took the pictures off of Olivia’s camera.  I really enjoyed seeing what pictures she took.  These are just a few that I found.


She took a picture of me taking a picture of her.


She almost missed me in this one.  Good thing I leaned over.


Here’s a cute shot of her little feet.


Tobey made it in the pictures.


And, there were a lot of pictures of herself.  Sometimes she has the camera backwards and takes a picture of herself rather than the object she intends to take a picture of.



But, they are cute nonetheless. . .


This one is my favorite. Smile

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

It’s spring time. . .time to get out that mower!


Izzy did a great job mowing the lawn.  And, picking all the “yellow flowers.”  Our backyard is now almost dandelion free.

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Olivia’s new bubble blowin’ lawn mower was a hit!  And, while we were busy playing. . .the kitties were busy snoozing.  I thought they looked just precious and had to take a picture.

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