Friday, September 24, 2010

Olivia Loves to Swing

Its true.  I mean just look at that face. She loves it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A New Blog

I have decided to start a new blog.  Don't worry I am keeping this one too. This blog is mainly Olivia (if you haven't noticed) and I decided to start another. 
I know what your thinking.  Who you?  The lady who doesn't blog for months at a time.  Well yes.  I have decided and I am doing it.  That's the end of it.

I want to focus on good things again.  I want to be optimistic again.  I don't know if it is the stress of being an adult, a mother, or all the crap that goes on in the world today but somewhere I have changed.  I am not as optimistic as I should be.  I look at all the bad, not the good.

So I started another blog.  This one is dedicated to beauty, motivation, photography, and wonderful quotes.  I just started it but check it out.  Let me know what you think.  Pass it around.  Lets all be optimistic together.

Its at

(and yes it is hard to find an address, they are all taken!)

Stolen Sippy Cups

Olivia's friend Clark left his sippy cup at our house the other week and Olivia loved it. She was pretty excited to have a new one. I mean look at the excitement on her face.A new sippy cup, YAY! I have to give it back?
I don't think so Mom!

I'm keeping it whether you like it or not! Ha!

Hiding Place

Look at my new hiding place. Sweet, huh?

Mom and Dads Bed

Mom and Dad's bed is the fun-est! I yell until Mom puts me up there then I play on the pillows. I play with the clock radio on there dresser. I turn the music on and off, and the volume up and down. We dance to the music. Mom throws me onto the pillows. We laugh. We smile. We do this everyday. Sometimes 2 times a day. Mom and Dad's bed is the best.

Laundry Day

I guess this is Olivia's way of helping with the laundry. Sitting on it watching tv. Entranced

Surfing the laundry basket
Oh no, didn't see that one coming.

Already Being Put to Work

Sweeping carpet is hard work but someone's got to do it. Well, maybe not but why not? Olivia is such a good helper. Kind of.

Lolly pops

Olivia loves her lolly pops. Once she realizes they come from the bank I am sure she will want to go there more. The other week I decided to scout out a new park in Frenchtown for a change of scenery. It was a great chance for a photo shoot. Here are some of Olivia enjoying the view and her lolly pop.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Olivia can officially say "Bubbles." It is super cute. "bub...uls." I love it. She said it all on her own this weekend. We were having a bubble bath and she said it. I was so excited. Bub...uls. What a cutie. Other words that are common are bu-bye, daddy, mommy, and dog. The rest are her baby signs. She knows eat, drink, more, and all done. She is getting so smart.

Olivia- the next vacuum mechanic

Yes it is true my daughter will possibly grow up to be a vacuum fixer-upper. The other day I was trying to fix our piece of crap vacuum that won't work and of course Olivia had to get in on the action. She loved it. I had my screw drives out and so she had to put a screw driver into any hole she could find. The best part is how serious she was about it. I am pretty sure she was trying to fix it. I would lay down to get a better view and she would come over and put her face right where I was looking to try and see what I could see. She would sit in my lap and try and fix the vacuum. It made it hard to do anything but she was dang cute doing it. Now all she needs is a toddler tool belt.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Long Day of Church and Pig Tails

What happens when your daughter has had a long day of church with pig tails. Well by the end the pig tails don't make it. Although, it does make your baby look like this.

Still happy after a long day.
On a side note. Church has gone so much better the past couple of Sundays. Olivia made it all the way through Sacrament in our pew. Big step. Well she had to go out once but was so upset we went out she threw a tantrum and went back to daddy. After that she did pretty good. It was so nice. The rest of Sunday went good. I just can't wait until she can be in nursery. I think she feels the same. So much fun and so many cool toys!

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Doodle doodled on the Rug

Well of course it was my fault. It was disgusting. Yesterday morning I was working on the computer when I realized Olivia needed a new diaper. As I was taking her full soggy diaper off I realized we should just take a shower right then so I didn't put a new diaper on her. I then thought of something important to do on the computer, got distracted and went back to work. I thought I would do it really quick before we showered. Well, not quick enough. A few minutes later I hear a quite grunting and look over and yell, "Noooooo!" Olivia is popping a squat right next to me on the carpet! Yes the carpet. No diaper, right on the carpet. Gross, I know. So I cleaned it up and we showered. Yes I know it was my fault, but who would of thought the one time she poops a day would be during the 10 min she was diaperless. Oops.