Thursday, April 30, 2009

Olivia's 6 Month Stats

I forgot to post Olivia's 6 month stats! I am going to add it to the other post but thought I would put it here too for you all to see!!

Height: 27 1/4" (90-95%)
Weight: 16.10 LBS (50-75%)
Head: 42 3/4 cm (50%)

She is definitely bigger than Abby was at this age! She is also sitting up by herself now (for about a week) still a little wobbly but she is getting good. She loves to play with her toys on the blanket, especially her block sorting toy! This is just such a fun age and her personality is really starting to show!!

April's Random Ramblings

  • We were driving somewhere and Abby saw a convertible and asked, "Why doesn't the car have a top? Where did it go?" After explaining what a convertible was and that it has a top you can put up in case it rains she informed us that you could always leave the top off and use an umbrella if it rains. She also asked if we could make our van a convertible!
  • Someone asked Abby how old she was and then how old she was going to be. She answered confidently, "I am and 3 and then I will be 4." Then she was asked, when will you be 4. She seemed to think this was a silly question and said "on my next birthday!"

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Northwest Florida Zoo

At the end of March we met some friends at the Zoo in Gulf Breeze, we have been before but this was our first trip this season as well as Olivia's first trip to the zoo. It was a great time to visit the zoo because the weather was perfect, warm enough and sunny but not dreadfully hot! Its also nice because the zoo is on the small side which makes it perfect for me to be able to take the girls by myself without any help. The timing was perfect, just as we were done seeing all the animals and riding the train Olivia got hungry, we all had lunch and then she slept all the way home!! Perfect!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

6 Months Old

Where does the time go? Olivia is already 6 months old, which means she is half way to being 1! Crazy!!! Its been a busy, exciting, and memorable 6 months. We have learned a lot and have slowly gotten used to going from a family of 3 to a family of 4. I can't imagine my life without my 2 girls and Abby is a natural when it comes to being a big sister. She can just look at Olivia and get her to smile from ear to ear or let out a contagious belly laugh. I am very surprised how well Abby has adjusted and we have really had no issues to speak of so far, so we feel very blessed in that department. Seeing the 2 of them interact is amazing and I can already see the love in Olivia's eyes for her big sister.

Some of Olivia's favorite things (besides her big sister) at this point in her life are her paci on a string. This little contraption provides hours of entertainment. She also loves her jumperoo, and she will sit on the floor and play with her toys for quite a while. She is eating "solids", and I haven't found a food that she doesn't like. She is beginning to use a cup to drink a little bit of water, she is good at getting it to her mouth but doesn't really tip it up, she mostly just chews on the spout. The only thing predictable about her sleep schedule is that it is unpredictable! Some nights she is up after a few hours, other nights she sleep for 11 hours straight....she is always keeping us guessing! She has her 2 bottom teeth and seems to be working on cutting one of the top ones. She is busy, busy, busy and an absolute joy to have in our lives. Even though there are lots of changes on the horizon for our family, I am looking forward to the next 6 months and all the memories that are to come!

Height: 27 1/4" (90-95%)
Weight: 16.10 LBS (50-75%)
Head: 42 3/4 cm (50%)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Here are a few random shots from the past month or so:

Olivia LOVES her jumper!

Her 1st taste of solid food, yummy rice cereal

No really, she likes it!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

A trip to Sonic for some icecream!

Do you see the scratch on her head? That was my fault....poor baby!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mustache March Recap

Andrew and some of his work buddies decided to participate in the Air Force (maybe military) tradition of mustache March. Pretty self explanatory, but for the entire 31 days of March they do not shave their upper lip facial hair. It was something I was not looking forward to, but the guys had a good time with it and even held an award ceremony at the end of the month. I am very happy to have my handsome, clean-shaven hubby back!!!

Andrew and Brian showing off their lip hair

Step-off.....he is all mine!

Andrew, Tim, and Brian.
Tim was hard pressed to grow a respectable stache. Abby even said that he didn't have one and we had to let her get up close to convince her he really did have a mustache!

Daddy with his stache and his girls

Abby got to help Daddy shave it off at the end of the month!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Disney Randoms!

This is the last Disney post...over a month later! These are just some random shots from our trip. Mostly from the time not spent in the parks. It was an absolutely magical vacation and I will treasure my memories from it forever!!!

Abby LOVED having a "slumber party" every night with Ana!

The rest are pool shots. Olivia was able to take her first dip in the pool and she loved it! Abby of course loved being in the pool and was like a fish, it was hard to get her out of the water!

Disney Day 6--Part 2

I didn't think it would happen because we had such a WONDERFUL time at Disney, but I am all burnt out on Disney posts. I have so many other things to post about but feel I need to get this done before I can move on. I stated before we spent our final day at Epcot searching for Princesses, exploring, and basically taking it easy. We did ride a few rides including the Test Track which was a lot of fun! It was sad to see our wonderful vacation come to and end, but we had a fantastic time and couldn't have asked for anything better! I can't wait to have a repeat trip in a few years when Olivia will be able to appreciate and enjoy it as well......HINT, HINT!!!! ;-)

Sipping on some wine with Olivia taking a nap in the front carrier

Ana and Mikey outside of "Italy"

My mom, Olivia's head and myself

Ana doing some gymnastics in Italy....notice the guy in the background passed out on the fountain?

Mikey and the guy passed out on the fountain. We don't know if he had a few too many beers or if he was just really tired??

Susan and Peter toasting to their 33rd wedding anniversary! Congrats!!!

My mom (gram-cracker), myself and Olivia

Grammy and Olivia

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Weekend 2009

We had a wonderful Easter weekend spent among our family and friends. We saw the Easter Bunny several times and went on lots of Easter Egg Hunts over the days prior to Easter. I have lots of pictures from the weekend....

Abby on Saturday before the Easter Egg Dash at the Methodist Church here in town.

Daddy and Olivia checking out an Easter Egg
Abby with her loot. In order to make it fair for the kids the eggs were empty and upon completion of the dash they were able to turn their eggs in to get a treat bag, that way everyone got the same amount...genius!!

Daddy and his girls

Dying eggs

We had to leave carrots and juice for the Easter bunny just like we leave milk and cookies for Santa!!!

One of the best Easter presents ever!!

The bunny turned blue! The kids were very confused as to why the Easter Bunny on base was blue when ALL the other bunnies we saw were white! Maybe too many blue cupcakes??

On Easter we went to church and then headed to the Officers club on base for Easter brunch with some was a lot of fun and the food was yummy. The best part is I didn't have to cook or clean!

Me and my baby

Abby and Mr. Tim

Best Buds all dressed up!

These guys actually clean up quite nicely...
Brian, Wendall, Tim and Andrew

Becky and Tim

Myself with the kiddos enjoy the sunshine after brunch!!
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