Thursday, May 5, 2011
Remember Olivia’s little pink pony? We affectionately referred to it as “ponita.” She zoomed all around the house on that thing. It truly gave Olivia her first taste of mobility, helped her learn to walk and it holds a very special place in our hearts.
Best.Toy.Ever! Why am I writing about this? Well, tonight we were driving home and one of our neighbors had their trash out on the curb. My husband exclaimed, “They threw away their ponita!” Sure enough. . .somebody’s ponita was in the trash. We just found it funny because I can’t imagine throwing ours away. It will seriously be one of the toys that we save for the grandkids someday. We have such fond memories of that pony. It’s true what they say. . .one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tonight we went to Olivia’s cousin, Izzy’s spring preschool program. It was all about dinosaurs! Izzy currently attends Kidslink Preschool, where Olivia will go next year. Olivia loved it! She clapped and yelled “Yay!” after every song. She tried to sing along with the songs and even tried to do some of the actions. She even wanted to get up on stage with the other kids. I think she will love going there in the fall. . .and especially love singing. I think I will probably cry at Olivia’s first program. I was impressed with the preschool and how well they engaged 90 or so preschoolers. And, with how well they teach kids about God and make Him a part of their life. Olivia has just recently requested listening to my old Kids Praise albums (put on a CD by my brother.) She’s been listening to them since she was a baby, but now it’s like she “gets” them. And, she wants to sing the songs and talk about what she hears. I couldn’t be more thrilled. She’s maturing right before my eyes. Today, she had an eye appointment and it was like she didn’t even need me. She sat in the chair and did everything all by herself. . . like it was no big deal. Gone are the days when she would scream and cry throughout the entire exam. My baby is growing up. . .
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I thought I would share a funny video of Olivia. I had just finished reading the books I Was So Mad, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Very Bad Bunny. Afterwards, Olivia wanted to read a book to me. This video is a hilarious combination of those books along with some of Olivia’s own additions. Enjoy!