Funny faces, etc.

Aaron still hasn't put his tools away from installing our pool fence. (Did I mention we now have a pool fence? YAY for that, and for a hand hubby who was able to do it with some help from his dad and brother!) So Olivia has decided this tool box is a perfect place to play, and potty (yes, she peed in the tool box). Here she's feeding her baby a drill bit.This is one of the many funny faces of Olivia. She loves to make people laugh and smile and she knows this face usually gets me to laugh. I'll try to catch some others on camera.

So lately we've been having fun around here. Swimming in the mornings, errands in the afternoon, sometimes swimming again. Sometimes we watch a video, the favorite on rotation right now is a Disney Sing-Along that has the 7 Dwarfs and their HiHo song. Olivia calls the video "IDo" which is how she says HiHo. She sings the song randomly throughout the day and it cracks me up.


What a day

So today was pretty hectic and I just feel like writing about it.

We start every day by swimming with cousins at Grandpa's. It's just great to have somewhere to get up and go to every day. So we went and did swim for our usual hour. Then I we came home showered, got changed, and I had to bring beans to the church for missionaries. So while I was making the beans I let Olivia eat an oreo. Not a good combo for right after showers. Those suckers are messy! But by the time the beans were done there was no time to try to clean Olivia, and we were just running to the church anyway. When I got there I couldn't find where to drop off the beans. So I'm toting around an oreo covered 1 year old, and a rather large crockpot of beans, meanwhile the shirt I'm wearing kept riding up but I couldn't pull it down with my hands full. So finally I found someone to take the beans, and as I got back in the car I glanced in my rearview mirror. I had beans in my hair, and oreo mess all over anywhere Olivia had touched. And I'm sure when I found whoever I gave my beans to my big prego belly was sticking out of my shirt. What a sight!

So we come home, clean up ourselves again, and it's nap time! So while O sleeps I scrub toilets, do laundry, unload the dishwasher...and not 35 minutes go by and she wakes up. Uughhh! So we have a calm lunch, but then it dawns on me that I haven't mailed my father's day cards yet. So I need to go to the post office because I have a package and no stamps. So that's always a fun activity with a cranky baby.

And then I got home, and my friends came over with their kids. It was a lot of fun, but at one point today there were 5 children in this house! All under the age of 4. Fun times. I watched my friend Aimee's two girls for a few hours. It was actually a lot of fun. I could just fast forward 3 years and picture this. In the 3 hours they were here we played house, ate dinner, looked under rocks for worms, found different leaves, picked up some sticks, found some ducks, got some bread to feed the ducks, collected some shells, walked home, played some more, and finally watched a movie while the youngest 2 fell asleep. That was 3 hours! Some day that will be all day. And I'll have to get up and do it again..and again.. but honestly at the end of the day I am so happy. So I guess that's why I wanted to blog about it. It will be fun to read when this actually is my life every day.



Super fun weekend

This is at the mall/Rainforest Cafe. I love Olivia's expression in this picture. I wish I could have gotten the front of her face. Oh well. Pointing at absolutely everyting.

And she loves this thing. We didn't have any cash so I was just letting her play on it, when some nice guy came and put his kids on it too, put in his dollar and let Olivia stay on for the ride. She was thrilled.
So Friday night we went to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner. I thought Olivia would love it there, and she pretty much did. She was way tired and a bit cranky, and just wanted to run around all over the place and not sit confined in her high chair. She def enjoyed it when I finally did let her run around and dance, and point to everything. It was a lot of fun. They have a coupon on their website for $10 off, so that def made it worth it! Olivia and I have matching outfits. She got the shirt a few months ago, and then I got one similar without realizing it matches Olivia's shirt almost exactly. And we both have brown shorts that go with it! So I put us in our matching outfits for our outing to the mall. :) Sucha dork, I know.

Saturday we did some work around the house, and went shopping. Then we went swimming. And this morning we went and had some fun at the park. Olivia ran in the grass with her baby doll. I love watching her play with her doll. It's just the cutest thing to me. Today she hit its head up against the tree and said, "Uh-oh... owww.. mmmmwwaa!" And kissed its head. LOL


Our family fun day!

So Aaron had off from work today, and we certainly made the most of it. I have been slacking at updating this blog, sorry fam.

But this morning we went out to breakfast at the Farmhouse in Gilbert. So yummy. Olivia was so good at breakfast. She liked saying hi and waving to everyone. Then we played in some fountains outside the resturant. It was actually gorgeous out. There was a slight breeze and it was probably about 80. Perfect. Then we went to Once Upon A Child, which is a store that sells gently used kids items, and they have some new stuff too. We went to get a portable potty seat for Olivia. She has been doing great on the potty, but when we're out and she tells me she has to go she won't sit on the big one with me holding her. It freaks her out, and I don't really blame her. So I found this kind that folds up into fours that I can fit in my purse and take with us. Then we came home and took naps. Olivia only slept for 45 minutes! I guess she knew it was family fun day and didn't want to miss out. Then we went shopping and got some groceries and some big girl underwears for Olivia! Tomorrow I am going to put her in them and see how we do. At home with no diaper on she has been pretty accident free for the past two days. So we will see how it goes.

Then we finished the day swimming and grilling with our friends Mike and Jessica and their baby. It was a lot of fun. Olivia loves showing off in the water.

And I love bragging about Olivia :) She probably adds a new word or expression to her vocab every day. Some of the latest include, "Wow!" "Ewwww!" "Ooooh petty!" I'd feel safe saying she has about 30 words she uses, but I haven't really sat down and counted. She also started doing hand motions for songs we sing together. She has Itsy Bitsy Spider down pat, and most all of Popcorn Popping. I love watching her do these things. It's so fun.

Although with all the new funness... she also become a little naughty! She started hitting, and pinching faces. She does it mostly when she's tired and angry. But still... where do they even learn to hit?? It has been no fun to have to start disciplining.

Anyway, it has been a great day and now I am beyond ready for bed. As fas as this pregnancy goes I seriously feel fine. I feel the baby moving around lots now which is fun. Aaron even felt a little something the other night. Can't believe it's half way done... but I know this second half feels twice as long as the first. =)