Monday, July 28, 2008

So many new things...

I feel like this whole weekend was one of milestones for Oliver! As I mentioned a few posts ago he has been saying mama for a couple of weeks now! This past Saturday he started saying Dada! That was very exciting for Berto! Then yesterday morning before church when I was feeding him his breakfast he started kissing. It was so darn cute. And the other thing he did yesterday was started saying "Uh Oh." It sounds more like "uhhhohh" but we get what he's saying. Oliver LOVES to play with water bottles so he started throwing one on the ground and saying "uhhohh." TOO CUTE!!

Also on the walking front I think it's going to be any day now. Last week he started every now and then letting go and taking a few steps... I know my life is over! :)

Enjoy the video clips!! Oliver felt like performing his new tricks this morning so I took advangage!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Some Summer Fun

Last week Oliver and I went to the beach with my friend Heather and her two kids Paige and Nash! It was a nice day and we had a blast! The weather was just right and Oliver loved digging his hands in the sand. As hard as I tried he did eat a little but it was a good day!

On Saturday we went out to Upland and visited our friends Greg, Carol Ann and Ethan. We always love hanging out with them! They have been house sitting for Greg's parents and had a TON of YUMMY plums and peaches. Oliver went to town when I let him have some plum. In fact every time I tried to pull the plum away so that I could take more of the skin off he'd cry. I think he figured out what those teeth are for! :) He was loving it!

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Oxi Clean Guy

So Oliver is obsessed with Billy Mays (the voice of Oxiclean). I guess he must just like the sound of his voice or something but any time he hears his voice he stops and turns to the T.V. He can be walking around, playing with his toys, nursing, eating it doesn't matter he stops and stares at the T.V. Even just now I was trying to figure out how to post the commercial on my blog and played a clip from You Tube... his head went straight to the t.v. and he looked so confused when he wasn't seeing Billy Mays. It is the funniest thing!

The joy of first words...

Oliver said his first word this week... it was MAMA!!!! It's so cute. He'll repeat it after me and he just walk around saying "mama, mama!" It made my year!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oliver's First Girlfriend

So our friends Mike & Jera had a little girl just a couple of weeks after Oliver was born. Jera and I have been planning their wedding ever since! :) I got a couple of cute pictures of them playing at the park this past week at our weekly playgroup! They really don't even interact hardly but it's still so cute to see them sitting there together!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Almost Walking

So Oliver is getting around quite well these days! He makes his rounds around the coffee table and anywhere else he can manage! It's pretty darn cute! He's also starting to get brave... for about a week now he's been reaching for the ottoman from the coffee table and figured out he could grab my shirt and easily get from the coffee table to something else that was just out of his reach... well the fun has begun ... today he let go of the coffee table with both hands and just stood there for a minute until he fell on his butt! Too cute... and a little scary. It looks like I'm going to have an early walker on my hands... he's only 8 months old! Enjoy these cute little video clips!

Saturday, July 05, 2008


So Oliver needs a hair cut! His hair is growing so long! It's so cute though! We have been playing with his hair from time to time.... the spikes won't stay for long but they sure do make cute pictures! :)

4th of July

For the most part we had a pretty laid back day. We just hung out at home and rested! It was nice having Berto home with us on a Friday to just bum around! In the afternoon we went over to Berto's cousin Ceci's house for a BBQ and swimming! It was fun! The food was yummy (Thanks Ceci and Conchi) and the swimming was fun! Oliver had a blast floating around in his little wave runner floaty... and then when we took him out he had a blast splashing the water like he does in the bathtub! All in all it was a good day. We didn't see the fireworks... well a few on our drive home. Oliver was extra tired and just wasn't going to make it for another minute. In fact he conked out the minute I set him in his carseat (that never happens without a little crying) and he didn't even stir when we took him out and laid him in bed! Oliver likes to watch everything that's going on and can't miss a minute if there are people around (aside from us) so he won't nap or anything if he can fight it and he was! But it was still a fun day!....