December 16, 2008

Christmas is coming... OI!

These last 2 weeks have been pretty busy. I've been home with the baby by myself trying to not only keep her busy and keep her company, but also try and make Christmas presents for our homemade Christmas. Now I have plenty of WIP's however i cant really show them since they are for people that read this blog... BUT I can show pics of a couple things I made for Olivia.

I made her an Olivia's first Christmas ornament...

I also just made tonight a blanket for Olivia with some fabric I picked up at Joann's this week. I was really excited because the fabric is not only adorable, but it's also the colors in our room. I used some batting in the middle to make it a little warmer for the winter and sewed some squigglies on it to keep it interesting.

This year we have our little 4' tree up. It was just easier with the holidays being so hectic this year. Avery and Mitchell helped my mom decorate it and I added some icicles and mom finished it up. I think it looks pretty cute and of course we probably have enough ornaments to fill 3 or 4 of those trees lol.

And what is a post without a picture of Olivia... this picture was a fluke when I was trying to get a pic of her eyes (that are on their way to being green btw) and its is up there with my favorites so far.

Finally here are 2 videos of Olivia..... The first is of Olivia putting her pacifier back in her mouth after I tell her to and the second is her rolling over from her belly to her back. YEPPP she may only be 2 1/2 months old but she is definitely rolling over already - it's insane.... Now we just have to work on back to belly :)

December 02, 2008

What a Difference!

I decided that I was going to take as close to the same picture of Olivia every month to see the changes and I took her 2month picture today. OH MY.....

Here she is at 1 month (5 wks old)

Here she is at 2 months (9 wks old)

You can see the change in length, size and her face!!! Oi! She is getting so big. I like this picture thing though because when you see her everyday you don't notice the difference as much. But when you have a month span of difference to look it it's amazing.

November 30, 2008

Ohhh Thanksgiving...

Well this Thanksgiving was certainly the biggest Thanksgiving we have ever had. My whole family was there (my dad's side though not mom's... now THAT would be interesting with both sides there). All the nieces & nephews/grandkids were there and all my siblings and their husbands and it was awesome. Here are some pictures from the day

What A day!!! We were stuffed to the brim and it was so nice to see everyone and have us all be in the same place all at once. I hope it happens again soon.

November 26, 2008


It's that time of year again when you sit down with family to a day of feasting, football, and most of all thanks. It's not often that we take time out of our lives to really consider what we are thankful for, as most of the time life and the people in our lives get taken for granted.

So I want to say that I am thankful for my family - immediate and extended - that is always there for me and loves me for who I am. I do love you guys and I may sometimes have a funny way of showing it, but I think we all do... But I wanted to say thank you for being the best family I could have ever asked for. I also want to say thank you to friends both near and far that are like my family. This past year and a half probably would have been much more insane if I didn't have my friends to help me through and listen to me gab and talk and sob and whatever else. I was there for them and they were there for me and true friends become your family. There are some I wish were here that won't be but remember I am always thinking of you and sending prayers your way. And I am making new friends which always is exciting.

I'm thankful that every morning I wake up to the most wonderful daughter. I am truly blessed. She is my world and I love being a mother. I'm thankful my eyes work and my body doesn't hurt that bad and that I have a roof over my head and food to eat.

Thank you to everyone who just read this. :D I really hope that everyone has a great thanksgiving. I know that I am really looking forward to spending this day with 20 other family members at the biggest Thanksgiving that I think we have ever had together. It will be a day of lots of picture taking and laughs and I can't wait.

I thought that I would share with you one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite musicians. George Winston's - Thanksgiving. I wish I could play like him and though I know I never will I have high hopes for Grant (hehe). Because I know that he could probably play them right now... Maybe I'll bring the sheet music with me and beg for him to play.


November 25, 2008

2 months already

Olivia is almost 2 months (Saturday she will be) even though the 8 week mark was this monday. Anyways any mom out there knows what 2 months means for a baby.... Shots. :( We went to the doctors today - she's getting longer and weighs 10 6 1/2 and is beautiful and perfect and progressing beautifully says the doctor. Plus she's a hamm - my favorite thing of all besides the fact that she's absolutely and i cannot get enough of her. So she got her shots - 2 in one thigh and 1 in the other and an oral one too.... I hated seeing her cry and assisting the nurse in it. It made me cringe. She was sooo upset. Well we got home and she had fallen asleep and then woke up and I gave her some baby motrin and this is my cute/pathetic picture of her after the meds and passing out all exhausted from the day she had at the doctors.

Ugh I love her.... she is perfect.

November 23, 2008

Oh what to blog about...

So it's been what has become a normal week for me... Sleep - wake up to feed Olivia - sleep some more - catch up on TV - try and get some swap/Christmas crafting done while Olivia sleeps and maybe take her on a trip to walmart or something most likely to get groceries.

I left her with Laura to babysit her for the first time on Tuesday. I had to go to the department of labor concerning unemployment. She was so good for Laura and slept for almost the whole time i was gone. It was weird to go somewhere without her. She has become so much a part of my life that you almost don't remember what it was like when she wasn't around. Laura was awesome and sent me a picture to let me know what was going on.

This was the pic I got saying - she's sleeping... i was sooo relieved

Below is Olivia smiling real big at Zack when I dropped her off at Laura's

Then today, I went to see Twilight with Laura. IT WAS AMAZING! I loved it and now I am going to have to read the books (as the books are always better). I just found out that the author of Twilight was working on a book called Midnight Sun and it got leaked to the internet and instead of fighting it, she put up the draft for people to read. It's from Edward's perspective. Quincy you might enjoy reading it :D There's this song that Edward plays to Bella called "Bella's Lullaby" that I found on You tube. Check it out - I want to learn how to play it.

Anyways, I wish I could post some pics of the stuff I am making, but since we are doing a homemade Christmas this year and my current swap partners have access to my blog, I cannot post till after swaps are sent and Christmas is up.

And since they are in high demand - here are some recent pictures of Olivia. She was 10lb 5 1/2oz. this week! :D

November 16, 2008

She speaks!

It's not formulated words yet, but Olivia is well on her way to being a little chatty comedian...

hahah she has a faux hawk. I LOVE it :D

November 13, 2008

Hello Swap Friends!!

I haven't blogged in a few days. I feel like i havent really had much time to do anything. I still have a hamper full of laundry calling my name in my room and a bag full of Olivias too. I have some crochet WIP's that I need to get done (wishfull thinking??) and I've been trying to make plarn out of all the plastic bags i have right now to sort of consolidate.

I joined this swap called I Love Your Blog ~ 2 and was assigned 3 partners yesterday. HELLO SWAP PARTNERS THAT ARE READING THIS!! I love this swap cuz its an awesome way to make new friends around the country.

I don't really have too much else to blog about. I'm getting stir crazy in the house but i dont wanna go to walmart again w/ Olivia. Maybe I'll have something more interesting in the next couple days *crosses fingers*

Here are the most recent pics of Olivia who was 6 weeks old on Monday!!!

In this picture above we went 4 a walk in her stroller & her hood kept falling in front of her face

I realy just love the look on her face here and that outfit. I love finding baby clothes that arent all pink.

Just after a bath... Doesn't she look like she's about to deck someone in the face?? lol

us before church

Olivia in her denim jumper dress and ruffle bum tights. I've been waiting forever for her to be able to wear this!

Hamming it up

And lastly I caught her sucking on her thumb while Grammie was holding her.

November 07, 2008

Green Crafting Part 2

It's DONE!!! My Plarn purse is finished. I just have to send it out to my swap partner. I am very pleased with it. I finished it last night while Olivia was napping with Grampie.

I threaded some ribbon through the bag and added a button with a crocheted plarn loop to hook around it and I even bought some fabric to line it with. So hoorah I got to break out the Viking last night.

Here's the finished product! :D Hope you like it cuz i know I sure do!

November 05, 2008

Baby's First Halloween

Well it's a few days late... but Happy Halloween! I hope everyone's was filled with treats and not tricks. I wanted to post some pictures from Olivia's 1st Halloween and from the weekend. My friend Karalyn works @ Old Navy, and she has turned into my personal shopper for Olivia there lol. She has an outfit or 2 picked out for every holiday and more. So she and I had lunch last Wednesday and she gave me this onesie outfit that is beyond cute! Needless to day it was Olivia's halloween outfit.

It says Mummy Loves me on it

This is THE Banana Costume. It has been in the family for 16 years and counting. Colleen's 4 kids have worn it and Leslie's 2 kids have worn it so naturally it was passed to me when I was pregnant for Olivia to use on her first Halloween. And whoever is next shall get it back/have it passed on to them. Since Olivia is still such a peanut (9lbs. -ish) The costume was too big for her still but that didn't stop me from using it.

We went up to Leslie & Chris' for Halloween. Olivia and I trick or treated with Avery and Mitchell. And yes... I dressed up too. Avery is a gymnast, Mitch is an Astronaut and I was a Bumblebee and of course my lil Banana.

And here are just a couple pics of the kids holding Olivia the day we went to the mall with them and then later came home.

October 30, 2008

MY little Hamm

These are not fake laughs or gas laughs. She's such a hamm. I LOVE it.

I LOOOVE this picture of Olivia. It it my background on the computer. I can't get over the expressions she makes. I can't wait till she develops a full-on personality.
Someone gave me this little hat and I love it. I had it on her for most of the day today.
Is she not the cutest little thing or what?
The bonnet she is wearing in the picture below was actually mine as a baby. Mom said it was the first thing she bought for me.
I love this picture of her laughing. She's my little muffin baby and I love her so much!
And I couldn't resist this picture... I love her outfit and the expression on her face. I think she might have been watching TV. Much like she is doing right now with Aunt Katy.