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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dancing Quee . . . . errr . . .Princess!

Hello again! Well, Olivia and I have a cold again! ugh! I'm not sure if we will ever all be healthy for more than a day at a time. They say that babies spend 3 out of 4 weeks a month sick with a cold (on average) - well, that's about right in our household!

Anyway, I went to visit my friend, Jennifer, and her new 6-week old baby, Reese the other day. I can't believe how tiny she is! I can't even remember Olivia being that small. awwww - here they are. Isn't she cute??

We also had another snow (only 3 inches this time), but enough to close the schools and shut the city of Raleigh down . . . again! We didn't take Olivia out in it this time because she was still getting over that stomach bug. But since the schools were closed, we wound up watching our little neighbor, Alyssa, since her parents had to go to work. Here is Alyssa and Olivia hanging out.

Grant even went out and played in the snow with Alyssa for a little bit. Aren't they cute in their little snow-suits??

Ok, so aside from the snow and the colds, Olivia has become quite the funny little girl lately. She is back to sticking out her tongue randomly and now she is really into making raspberries. Here is a funny video of her showing off her new skill:

I also wanted to get some cute pictures of her showing off her two little teeth now that they've come all the way in. Here are 3 that I just couldn't decide between, so I am posting them all:

Here she is in her cool Osh-Kosh overalls. They are girly overalls with pink stitching - how cool! I also wanted to see how she looked with one of her little head bands on that were given to us at one of our showers. Isn't it so girly??

Look at those little overalls!!

Here she is visiting with Granddad Alan. He and Grandmom Susan came to visit this past weekend to see Olivia (and us too . . . I think! ha ha)

Ok, now for the funniest new talent Olivia has learned. She is definitely her daddy's little girl - she LOVES music and always lights up when she hears it. Especially guitar music. The ladies at daycare get so tickled with her when she hears music. She just starts dancing now whenever she hears music. It is so funny. Even if she is sitting down or kneeling - she'll just wiggle around to the music. It is so cute! Here's a video of her having a ball.

Check out this belly. She has such a great figure, we are going to have to keep the boys away with a bat! ha ha

Here she is having another guitar lesson with daddy. She really wants to help him play and learn how to do it herself.
And here is one more video of her dancing to daddy playing and singing to her. He did want me to put a stipulation that his guitar is out of tune - so don't judge his guitar playing by this video. I mean, who's going to care about his guitar playing once they check out the great dance moves that Olivia is exhibiting. ha ha - go Olivia!

Well, that's about all that's been going on around here. We're just enjoying our little one and working. Grant's new practice is now open for business and they are just finishing up the final details with the decor and computer stuff. Now they just need to go out and market up some business. I'm studying to take a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification exam (it's a 4-hour exam) at the end of the month. So when we aren't home hanging out with the little one, that's what we're doing. Take care and we'll keep you all informed with any new fun stuff that Olivia is up to.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Feeling better . . . FINALLY!

Hello everyone! Ok, so Olivia is FINALLY healthy again! So, I told you all that she was sent home from daycare on Tuesday. Well, I decided to give her diluted (half strength) formula on Wednesday (maybe going from a day of no formula to full formula the next day was too much for her tummy) and it seemed to work! She was back to her usually happy, playful self! She has been great ever since. In fact, she has even learned how to clap this week - yeah! She just starts clapping randomly now. We can get her to clap on cue when we play her leap tadpole clapping songs. Check out the videos of her clapping and waving:

Olivia also got to have a play-date with her friend Gracie tonight while I was having my craft group over. (We get together once a month to scrapbook) They had a fun time hanging out and really wore each other out. Here are some pictures from them hanging out.

Look at Diane hanging out with the babies!

Here are a couple pictures I took of Olivia as she was ham-ing it up for everyone while we were scrapbooking. Thankfully, there is no lead paint on the gate!

Look how worn out she was after Gracie left:

Olivia has also been saying da-da and ma-ma pretty regularly now. We aren't positive that she knows what they mean, but sometimes, it sure seems like she does. She is still pretty talkative and enjoys singing and telling us about her day! ha ha. She has also started to let go of her hold on the couch or whatever and trying to balance on her own. She is starting to be able to balance for a little bit at a time now. In fact, just tonight, she let go of me and started clapping at Sara and Gracie while just standing there for a little bit. I think we are going to be in trouble really soon! She is going to be walking in no time!

Here are some naked baby pictures I took of Olivia recently. I wanted to get some cute bath pictures to frame and put in her bathroom and they came out really cute. I photo-shopped them a bit to make them *almost* black and white, but left a little color in them. They look really cool in the frames for the bathroom. What do ya think??

Other than that, not much else is going on around here. Grant's clinic is moving along well. They are planning to open their doors as early as the 9th! Wow, that's coming up quick! Well, just a
quick update to let you all know what is going on. I hope you all are doing well and I'll talk to ya later! Take care!