Friday, June 28, 2013

Swimming Party!

We got a tiny pool for the baby to play in since it is finally summer!

We brought it outside, filled it up and threw her in! She wasn't the biggest fan right away (probably should have eased her in) but she warmed up and had a great time!

She always did great at the pool for swimming lessons so I am glad she also likes this.  Now if only the lake water would warm up!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

As soon as I saw you....

Precious little girl,
It is hard to remember what my life was like without you, and I don't want to. 
You make my life whole.
You are my heart.
You are my smile.
You are my everything.
Don't change a thing! Keep being that funny, curious, active little girl that you are. 
Love you always,
Your mama

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Irrational Fears

I don't know why, but sometimes I just have these crazy fears and thoughts about Olivia. 

It happened more often when she was a little younger but it still happens every now and then. 

I will be taking her out of her car seat in the garage and my mind instantly flashes to what could go wrong.  I.e. she would wiggle out of my arms and fall on the cement floor cracking her head open.

Or I will be worried about if she will somehow get out of her crib, out her door and will fall down the stairs because I didn't close the gate before I went to bed. 

Or how I will never get a video monitor because I am too afraid that I will see someone in the room with my baby (this one may be fueled by Criminal Minds and SVU).

I have seen a decrease in those types of fears, thank goodness.  Not sure if it is just a first time mom thing or if it is totally normal.  I know the root may be the fear of losing her in general.  She is my whole world and even imagining losing her breaks my heart. 

It's weird I know and I keep telling myself it is totally normal!

Now, here are a few photos her dad snapped while they were at a softball game yesterday!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Things that happen in the morning...

As I was gathering our stuff up to take Olivia to daycare and to get myself to work I hear a little giggle. 

As I turn around I see this....

The cutest little girl who somehow tried crawling underneath her walker.  And she thought it was the funniest thing.  She stayed there for a minute or two before crawling out!

Also, sorry for the crappy Android photos - no time to grab the good camera.  On a side note, I really need to get a new phone.  My new every two has been up for about a year.  I am thinking an IPhone!

How cute is her little workout outfit! Baby workout gear = Genius!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wordless Wednesday!

As always, my Wordless Wednesday revolves around my gorgeous, silly, fun-loving baby girl!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day Weekend!

For Father's Day Weekend we headed up to our families cabin - by ourselves.  Just Dan, Olivia and myself! 

We had an awesome weekend! Olivia went on her very first boat ride and loved it! She didn't fuss at the sound, the wind, anything.  I think she is going to be a summer lake baby!

We did some boating, four-wheeling, and some major playing. Such a great time. 

On top of it all - Olivia started saying Dada earlier in the week.  Just in time for Father's Day! AND over the weekend she started saying Mama! Hearing your baby say mama for the first time - talk about making my heart soar!  She also took a few unassisted steps between her dad and I! Whew - definitely a busy weekend!

Seems like this girl is growing up in turbo-time.  Please slow down!


My loves - Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy in the world! 
We are so lucky to have you in our lives!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hey it's Friday!

Sometimes when the weeks got you down....
You just have to pick your head back up and remember "Hey it's Friday!"

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Helping in the yard...

We got outside and got some yard work done!  I had a weed the size of a tree in my flower garden....yikes!  Olivia was a little wary of the grass.  She has only been on it a few times and it was really pokey.  She stayed on her blanket for a while then ventured out! After she got over her fear of the grass she was all over the place!

On a side note.  In previous years our hostas have looked fantastic and been big and lush.  Something happened last year and really stunted them.  This year they are even worse! I am going to have to re-plant some new ones in the fall.

 Watching dad plant some Lilly's

 Helping mama weed.

She thought she wanted to try a piece of mulch....don't worry! I grabbed it out of there pretty quick!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

My Popeye girl!

I am afraid she got my picture taking ability where she just can't keep her eyes open!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Birthday Sneak

Here is a quick birthday sneak! I have been planning her birthday party (in my head) for a couple months now! Her invites are designed, printed, and ready to go!

Can't wait to see how everything comes together! I love planning parties!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Day at the Zoo!

We had a very nice day on Saturday and nothing to do - so we went to the Zoo! (hey did that rhyme?) This was the 2nd time Olivia had been to the Como Zoo - the first time she was about 6 weeks old!

She had a great time, loved looking at the animals! The only one that scared her a bit was the wolf.  I think it was because it looked like a dog and currently she is afraid of those.

We had a great weekend, loved the zoo and the nice weather!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Adventure in the Park

I love that the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up.  Now if it would only stop raining everyday!

We went on a little adventure down at the park.  Feed the ducks and geese, went for a walk and played in the park.  We had a pretty good time!

 She was a little wary of the geese - but so was I (who can blame her!)
 Living the swings!
 Wasn't the most impressed with the slide.  I think daddy had more fun on this one!
 Do you know how hard it is for an adult and a baby to be on this without it going to far forward and backward? The answer is very hard!
  It was much easier with just the baby!
 We had to try the teeter toter too!
Great day at the park - can't wait for more nice days!