Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Almost every day Olivia says something that cracks me up.  Unfortunately I can’t seem to remember them all if I don’t write them down.  Today, however, we were outside playing with the soccer ball.  Her favorite thing to do is stand on the porch and I throw the ball up to her from the sidewalk.  She then kicks it back to me and we continue like that for some time.  Today, she said, “Hey mama!  I’m the kicker and you’re the throw up girl!”

Yesterday I was picking her up from school and we always notice the trees on the schoolyard.  During the winter, we noted that they didn’t have any leaves.  She’s been so excited for spring so that the tree can grow leaves.  Yesterday, I pointed to the leaves growing on the tree and she exclaimed, “Yay!!! Now the giraffes will have something to eat!”  That brought smiles to everyone around her.  I love that girl!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Against my better judgment, I let Olivia take Peacock (her favorite Squinkie) to the park with her today.  We decided to take a walk around the park and Olivia later discovered that she no longer had Peacock in her hand.  I had one heartbroken little girl on my hands.  I almost called for a search party!  She was yelling for Peacock and telling him that she loved him and he was her best friend and that she would find him.  We retraced and retraced our steps for about 45 minutes!  I didn’t know how we would leave the park without Peacock.   And, honestly, I prayed that we would find him.  Then, I spotted him on the side of the road in the gravel.

She was so happy, I almost cried.  LOL!  She’ll accept no replacements. . .even if it is the exact same thing.  It must be HER Peacock with the broken wings and body that has been super glued back together about 10 times.  I guess he’s one in a million. 

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And notice she had her first wipeout during recess and skinned up her elbows, knees and forehead.  I’m sure they’ll be many more to come. . .oh, the joys of childhood.  I remember continuously having scraped up knees.  LOL. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

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Heading to the zoo!

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Olivia loved watching the ducks! 

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She was even more thrilled to see THREE peacocks.  That always makes her day.  I was thrilled to find out that Nurse Holli (who took care of Olivia in the NICU) was also at the zoo today. 

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Olivia, me and Holli’s little boy, Logan.  He’s a very sweet, charming little guy!  Holli will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Early Easter Celebration

We celebrated Easter with my family today.  Olivia and Izzy loved their Easter baskets and hunting for Easter eggs. 








What cuties!!