Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

18 month check up

Today Chad and I took Olivia to her 18 month appointment. All went well, she is healthy and developing right where she should be. She weighed in at 24 1/2 lbs and was 33 1/2 inches long. That put her in the 50th percentile for weight and 90th for height. She was such a good girl during the appointment and allowed them to poke and look with no rejections. Then came the shots. ALL four of them! She only cried for about 30 seconds but she was and is still mad about it. In the car she wouldn't even look at us. And now that she is home she is sitting on the sofa with no interaction with me...other then looking at me every few minutes and pointing to her leg saying "booboo". It is sad but her expressions are cracking me up.

** On a side note Olivia has started asking to go to the potty. It started last week. If someone was in the bathroom she would come in and want to take her diaper off and then sit on the potty. She would not take no for an answer so we did a lot of sitting in the bathroom. Then on Sunday morning she asked to go "poopoo" (which she calls everything). So we went to go sit on the potty and she actually peed in the toilet! Ever since then she will just look at me at any time, try to pull down her pants and say poopoo. But 90% of the time it is while she is currently going to the bathroom in her diaper. At the doctors office today she asked to go and went in the potty! So proud of her but so not ready for potty training my 18 month old!

Monday, September 14, 2009


It started last year...Grace took soccer practice. When her little season was over we asked her if she was going to play soccer again next year. She told us no that she wanted to "Do Ballet". I didn't even know she knew what ballet was. So this year we signed her up for ballet. Her school offers a program (or I should say brings in a company to offer a program) after school on Mondays. Today was her first day. I took a little peak in her window and she was doing awesome! She came out beaming from ear to ear and glitter down her arm. She was in heaven and has talked about it for the last hour!

Olivia needed a leotard too.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Back to School

Today was Grace's first day back to school. We celebrated last night with apple cupcakes. Gracie was super excited this morning and wanted to go to school as soon as she woke up. Dropping off was easy, no tears just a hug and a kiss.

Maw Maw came and picked up this afternoon with mommy. Grace was so excited to see her! She had an awesome day! Can't wait to go back Friday!

My whole crew

Sunday, September 06, 2009

One and a half

Olivia is now one and a half. Where is my little baby going? Olivia continues to be such a character. She loves being around people and showing off. Her facial expressions are so cute and funny...she knows they get others attention. She loves to feed herself and ask for "juice" all day. Even though "juice" can be milk, water, etc. She likes to drink mommy and daddy's diet coke too. She has started sitting with us in a booth when we go out to eat. She does pretty good and is much happier. And just this past weekend has graduated from a stroller at the soccer games. Olivia is repeating new words every day. Words that you will hear from her often are, pipi (paci), goca (copa, our dog), juice, shoe, baby, dada, mama, ball, peese (please) and bye bye. She loves baby dolls. She will push them in strollers, feed them, kiss them and carries them around under her arm. She can point out must of her main body parts; hair, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, tongue, hands, feet and belly. Olivia is currently in "non eating" phase but that could be that she has ANOTHER double ear infection. She is still in love with her paci...what a hard habit it will be to break. She now tells you when she is wet or dirty by patting her bottom and then bringing you a diaper. She has asked to sit on the potty several times but nothing has happened. She is such an independent girl wanting to walk holding hands, climbing in the car, telling the dog what to do, taking her clothes off...Enjoy all the pictures below of my sweet, crazy, lovable girl.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Preschool Open House

On Wednesday Grace had her open house for preschool. Grace will be attending the three day three year old class. Grace was excited about going to meet her teachers but as soon as we showed up she became VERY quiet. In fact...I don't remember her speaking at all to her new teachers or her teachers from last year. I hope she comes out of her shell a little with this school year. Her classroom is super cute in the theme of dogs. And her teacher were very nice. I am so excited for what this school year will bring!

Grace and Erin will be in the same class this year.
Ms. Joni
Ms. Tina

Camping Out

Grace and daddy camped out in the backyard last weekend. Grace was SO excited about it! She woke up Saturday morning asking about the tent. So at 9:30 am Chad set the tent up. Grace planned everything from having a flashlight to a pink sleeping bag. When it became dark we fix a fire and roasted marshmallow. But Grace kept telling us she was tired. She was SO ready to try to the tent out. Chad and I had a bet on weather or not she would sleep all night. I won! She slept all night and didn't wake up till 8 the next morning!

Olivia got to enjoy a few minutes outside before she went to bed.

Grace's first time at a wedding shower

Grace was able to attend her first wedding shower. Heather and Drew will be getting married in October and Grace is one of the flower girls. She is super excited. Gracie was overall a well behaved at the shower other then I did learn she gets a little hyper active when she is nervous.