Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Is anything cuter than kids in Christmas jammies?!  I think not!  I can't handle how precious they are in their cozy jammies.

I also need to talk about this little man and how he thinks he is a big boy.  This weekend he started rolling over and I have been noticing him trying and hold his bottle.  He is three months!  Doesn't he know he is my baby boy?!  Olivia didn't roll over until she was five months and never even attempted to hold her bottle.  Such a big boy!  
Smiling at his sister of course.

Tonight we have Jason's holiday party and tomorrow we are taking the kids to see Santa at my Dad's old office.  Olivia is hit or miss with Santa so it should be interesting!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bad Blogger!

Wow!  I sure did a terrible job of posting over the last year.  I do have a good excuse:
Mr. Brody Michael - born September 2!

I did in fact survive training & running my marathon and even came in under my goal time.  I don't think I'll be running another one any time soon as the training consumed my life.  Maybe some day when my children can entertain themselves while I run and I don't have to do all my runs at 5:00 a.m. 
Smiling because I can see the finish line and am done marathon training forever!
The biggest and happiest event of the year was Brody - he is the sweetest baby boy and we feel lucky to have him in our lives. I thought Olivia was a good baby, but gosh is Brody sweet!  I could just eat him up.  He started sleeping in his own room and sleeping through the night at 8 weeks and never looked back.  Olivia has loved being a big sister and wants to hold her brother constantly.  
I swear he loves her! :)

Olivia is talking up a storm and is my little buddy - she is finally at the point where she behaves at places like the Target and restaurants which is AMAZING!  I thought we would never get here.  WE also seem to be past the battle of the car seat (knock on wood).  I will never forget wrestling with her in the back seat of my car when I was 8 months pregnant.  Nightmare!  She now happily climbs in most days of the week.  She loves to sing - current favorites are "Jingle Bells" "Jesus Loves Me" and "You are my Sunshine".   

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

15 months

Olivia is 15 months!  I can't believe it!  I have to say, 15 months is my favorite age yet.  I think I say that every other month but she is so fun right now.  She can (kind of) tell us what she wants by pointing and using the sign for "more" that Jason taught her.  She also gives hugs, kisses, high-fives, and snuggles all day long. Her babysitter tells me almost daily how sweet & how good of a baby Olivia is and I have to agree.

At her 15-month checkup yesterday, she weighed 25 pounds 14 ounces putting her in the 94th percentile for height and weight.  She is a very healthy girl!  Our normal doctor, Dr. Brink, is out for a family emergency so the clinic had a doctor from another location filling in.  Olivia & I weren't huge fans of her or her nurse and there were lots of tears from Olivia, but once they left the room she was all better!  Here is my happy girl once we got home from the doctor:
Happy to be done with shots and playing in the garage!
Some of Olivia's favorite things at 15 months:
-Her blankie
-Playing outside
-Giving high-fives
-Yogurt melts
-Bananas & strawberries
-Kissing her grandparents on the iPad
-Playing with her baby
-Bath time
-Daniel Tiger
-Putting on her pajamas

Olivia's dislikes at 15 months:
-Diaper changes (especially after a bath for some reason) & getting dressed in the morning
-Coming in from outside
-Sitting in the car when it isn't moving
-Sitting in her stroller for more than 30 minutes
-Sloppy Joes

We have so much fun with our sweet girl!  I know everyone thinks their baby is the sweetest but Jason and I talk almost every night about how she is the cutest thing we have ever seen.  We went to visit our friends Christine & Jeff and their new baby, Aston, last night and Olivia was not a happy girl when Mommy fed Aston a bottle.  I don't think she is ready for a sibling quite yet!  

Big day - Olivia's first ponytail!  Now if we could just grow some hair on top.....

Monday, August 5, 2013

What do you eat?

I took this from one of my favorite blogs, Kelly's Korner.  I am nosy and like to know what others eat during the day :)

1.  What do you eat for your normal breakfast?

2. What do you eat for your normal lunch?

3. When you are on a road trip and stop at a gas station..................what's your go to snack? And come on - we all do it, right?

And be honest.   Don't fear judgement!

1.  Every day I eat a protein bar.   I love it and really do look forward to it every morning!  The only exception to this is the rare occasion that we have company & Jason cooks breakfast, or if I can convince Jason to go out.  I love breakfast out but Jason isn't a huge fan.  The other exception is today - my Dad dropped off these delicious cinnamon rolls for my birthday.  Thanks, Dad!  I think I'll be eating them for days!
Breakfast the size of my head! 
2.  I usually eat out at least once a week for lunch - I just hate thinking of lunch ideas.  There are very few things I like to eat leftover, but usually do bring leftovers once a week.  Otherwise I bring a turkey sandwich or PB&J.

3. If we stop somewhere in the morning I have to get a donut - love donuts!  If it's in the afternoon I like to get something salty like Chex Mix or Combos, plus something sweet - my favorite thing is a cherry Tangy Taffy.  Yum!

So what do you eat?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend wrap-up

Well I am already feeling like a bad blogger - zero photos taken this weekend!  In my defense I came down with a weird 24-hour bug that left me feeling like death.  This is the first time I've been sick since having Olivia and being sick with a toddler is no joke! I was out with friends on Saturday when it hit me - I was torn between thinking I had food poisoning and was pregnant!  Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who took care of Olivia for 90% of the day while I slept the day away.  Feeling much better today & can't wait to play with my little munchkin tonight.

Friday night Olivia and I had a fun dinner date with Lydia.  Olivia is hit or miss these days when we go out to eat - she is either a perfect angel or a terror.  Thankfully she was in angel mode on Friday and spent the entire dinner waving at the waitresses and the other diners around us.

Saturday morning Olivia and I went to pick my Mom up to run a few errands at the mall, and when I pulled into the driveway my Dad came out and said he wanted to watch Olivia while we ran our errands.  Yes, please!  We were only gone an hour or so but it was much easier to get things done without my little sidekick and I know Olivia and Grandpa had a fun time.

My friend Jana got to town around 4:00 on Saturday and shortly afterwards we headed downtown to meet up with some friends for dinner & drinks.  Olivia had a fun night in with Jason!  I had a great time until the bug hit me around 9:00.  I made it until around 11:45 when I had to leave.  I'm hoping to avoid sickness for as long as possible - I forgot how miserable it is to have a fever!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that Olivia woke up in an extra happy moood today!  Mornings are always her happiest time of the day, but today's level of happiness was above and beyond what I've ever seen before.  She was full of big smiles and giggles.  I suppose I'm also thankful she gets just as much joy out of an empty cottage cheese container as she does with a brand new toy.  Just try and not smile when you look at this face:

Mom you're so funny!

I'm thankful for cooler weather!  Finally the heat & humidity have let up.  Last week had me looking like this - scary!

It's the humidity!  My all time favorite Friends episode :)
I am thankful for friends introducing me to new things.  Today my friend Kayla came down for lunch and suggested we go to Open Sesame, a Lebanese Cafe in the East Village.  I won't lie, I was not thrilled about trying Lebanese food.  I am more of a cheeseburger/chicken strip girl.  However - it was DELICIOUS!  Their hummus was to die for.  One of the best meals I have had in a long time.  Thank you, Kayla!

Finally I'm thankful to have house guests two weeks in a row!  Last week we had Megan, Fred & Claire and this weekend my college friend Jana is coming down for a visit.  I love having extra time in the evenings & mornings to catch up with friends.  Not only do I love having friends stay with us but it gives me a reason to clean.  I swear if we didn't have house guests our house would never get cleaned.   

Monday, July 22, 2013

What a difference a year makes!

I started looking back through photos today and found photos that I uploaded exactly one year ago today.  How did our Olivia go from this sleepy little peanut to this sassy little stinker in just one year?!
A sleepy six-week old.

13-month stinker girl!