Saturday, July 27, 2013

Olivia News

So proud of her! Today she learned how to pump her own swing. So, all she wants to do is swing now. She is so proud of herself.

Olivia also tipped the scales at 33 lbs! We have worked so hard to get here. I bought some of these forks/picks last week to surprise her with. I think she will love them and it will really help her eat more. Right now she likes to eat with toothpicks.

She loves her kitty Kelsey. A lot!

On Friday I picked up her school supplies. Wow. Kindergarten. When did that happen? We talk a lot about school and I think she is feeling a bit more comfortable with the idea. She is just amazing!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Fun At The Park

Abigail could have stayed in this swing all day!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tobey + Abigail

Tobey, our cat, can drive a person insane. Daily we play the " where did Tobey vomit today?" game. He chases my feet, he gets on the tables, he tries to eat your food if unattended for more than 5 seconds. He lays on top of whatever you are working on, he is always underfoot. . .the list goes on and on. But there is not one ounce of meanness in his body. No matter how many times he gets in trouble, he still loves unconditionally. Abigail had a death grip on his tail the other day and he simply looked at me like," Um, could you make her stop?" The other two cats prefer to stay away from the baby. Tobey simply adores my girls and that erases all of the annoying things he does. Well, most of the time. :-) Love him!

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My Funny Girls

Hmm, why is it when Abigail is actually sleeping and Olivia is having a sleepover with her cousin and I could be sleeping. . . . I can't? Drives me insane! Thought I would share some particularly comical things that have happened this week:

Abigail is obsessed with my phone, so I often just hand it over and let her play with it. The other day while she had it, I heard my dad say,"Hello? Hello?" LOL! She had somehow called my dad. So, if you get a weird call from me, it actually might be from Abigail.

The other night Olivia said,"To devour means to gobble up food!" Thanks to Word Girl, her new favorite show, her vocabulary is exploding!

And when we were leaving the eye doctor today, Abigail cried when I took the appointment reminder card away from her. So I grabbed her a business card to play with while we were walking out. I didn't realize she still had it until we got home and I found that she ATE half of it!

I thought she seemed a little too content on the way home. Holy cow, crazy girl! She will officially eat anything! She does have her first official tooth, though. Just gotta remember to write July 22nd in her baby book, bottom front left. ;-)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Eye Appointment

Olivia had her follow up eye appointment today. In the words of her eye doctor, her eye surgery was very successful! In her glasses, she also sees 20/20 out of each eye. Great news all around!

Her kitty also sees great in her glasses. ( Olivia recently discovered that her first pair of glasses fit her kitty perfectly.) And, now that she is almost 6 years old, many kids wear glasses. And those that don't, want to wear glasses. This was not the case when she was 1 1/2 years old. :-)

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Olivia has a very special place in her heart for the elderly. She is absolutely fascinated by them and what they were like as kids. Daily she asks questions about her great great Aunt Mary, her great grandma Wanda and great grandma Mabel. Most are questions that I don't know such as "what was their favorite toy?" Or "who was their best friend?" So, we devised a questionnaire to send to them with all of Olivia's questions. She is so excited to learn more about them.

Today we were able to visit my grandma (great grandma Wanda) along with my sister-in-law and my cousin's wife and our kids. My grandma was able to see four of her great grand kids all together. (She has two more in Colorado and two more due in December.) My grandma lives in assisted living and it's really quite a beautiful place. Everyone has their own apartment with common areas throughout. Olivia really enjoyed seeing where everything was.

I have yet to tell my grandma this, but Olivia paid her about the highest compliment possible. Whenever we go to the zoo or Exploration Place or the Y we always tell Olivia (when she doesn't want to leave) that we have a membership so we can come back whenever we want. Tonight at dinner, Olivia asked "Can we get a membership there so we can go back whenever we want?" So, yes, I believe we will be visiting more often. ;-)

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Sunday, July 21, 2013


Well, Olivia has almost had her hamster for a year. He is such a sweet little guy. Seriously, he's like the best hamster ever. As you can tell, Kelsey loves him as well. This is her favorite spot. They often "kiss" through the cage. I think they would be one of those odd animal couples (ya know that are different species and best friends) but I'm not brave enough to put them together. Even if she didn't hurt him, she'd most likely snuggle him to death.

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