Monday, April 28, 2008

Temper Tantrums....

So on Saturday Oliver started throwing little temper tantrums. If he wants to be held and you put him down or if you take a toy or his sippy cup. He used to just cry.... now he does this little scream. Here's a little clip. This is a mild one.....
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Birthday Fun


So my 28th birthday was yesterday (Saturday). It was a pretty chill day spent with the two loves of my life Roberto and Oliver!! We visited some friends. My BFF's sisters were in from Utah and since they hadn't met Oliver before (and they are practically my 2nd family) we dropped by to say hi! Then we went to dinner! It was a lovely day! I wouldn't have wanted to spend it any other way!! Today we celebrated at home, my mom cooked dinner and we had Strawberry Cake (my favorite) and ice cream!! It was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!!!

Side Note- At the Harrington's house on Saturday. Heather's little boy Nash (who is 14 months old) was so cute... he is NOT a huggy or cuddly baby AT ALL... but he decided he wanted to hug Oliver. He kept coming up and having me or Heather pick him up and let him hug Oliver and then he'd nuzzle his head in Oliver's shoulder. Seriously I think it was the cutest thing I've EVER seen!! Oliver was not such a big fan he kept crying ... and then he'd get even more mad because we thought it was cute and kept letting Nash do it! It was adorable though!! Then after that was over Nash just wanted to sit in my lap and played with Oliver for a little while! Too cute!! We need to spend more time with Nashy so Oliver gets used to socializing!

We caught Oliver just before he started crying with the camera! And yes... Nash is 9 months older and they are the same size... what can I say my child is huge! :)

What a fun day! Thanks everyone for making my birthday special!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Patty Cake and Sippy Cups

My little one is getting so big! And he's so smart! We have for most of Oliver's life played patty cake with him! He loves it and ALWAYS smiles so big. Well over the past couple of weeks he has started when you say "patty cake" to roll his hands. It took a few times for me to realize what he was doing but sure enough EVERY TIME you say "patty cake" to him he starts to roll his hands. It is so dang cute!

We bought him his first sippy cup today... I gave him a little water after he had his rice cereal and he is so smart (especially considering his bottle experience has been minimal since I nurse). I handed it to him and he put his hands on the handles and started sipping. I was so proud!!
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Monday, April 21, 2008

First Teeth

So I think Oliver has been teething since he was about six weeks old... well FINALLY over the weekend his two bottom teeth poked through. I'll post pictures when you can actually see them (right now it's just the rough edges of those two little teeth). It's so cute!! Maybe we'll have a little relief from the crankiness... that would be fantastic!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Our Garden





For quite a while now Roberto and I have been wanting to plant a small herb garden. We finally did it today!! We rolled up our spare change and went down to home depot this morning and bought our plants! It was so fun. I've never been very interested in gardening but have recently really wanted to see if I could successfully grow something without killing it... and what's better then yummy herbs and peppers??!! We planted Thyme, Chives, Basil (my favorite) and Sweet Yellow Peppers ( my second favorite)!!

Oliver likes to pull leaves off of plants but hopefully this will teach him as he gets older and will inspire him to have an interest in gardening!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Mama' Horspool and Mama Bonelli's Good Advice

So last week Mary Ellen Horspool.... one of my second mom's stopped over and was chatting with my mom and me. They both encourage me to keep a journal so that I can remember all of the times as a new mom... and for my kids to be able to turn to as new parents... and to see what life was like for us... well I'm HORRIBLE at journal writing but I've decided to take the challenge. I'm going to start writing in my journal.... and I'm also going to keep up my blog because I feel like it is a journal too.... the funny thing is I picked up the Ensign magazine yesterday in between conf. sessions and they had an article on journal writing.... I think this is a good thing!!

Thanks Mary Ellen and Mom!!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I'm sitting all by myself!

Hi Everyone:
Please check out this fun video of me sitting all by myself!! I fall at the end... I'm still learning!

Love,

Oliver
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A week of Milestones




The past few days have been a week of milestones for our little family! Oliver FINALLY rolled over from front to back last Thursday we were so excited... and now he won't stay on his stomach for more than a few seconds!!

On Sunday we FINALLY blessed Oliver. And I was so proud of Roberto. I know he was very nervous but he gave a beautiful blessing! It was so fun to have many of Roberto's cousins and Aunts and his parents there to be a part of our special day.

And the most recent milestone .... Oliver is sitting up by himself! He started yesterday. He's a little wobbly but he sure can sit all by himself!! We're so proud!!

And just to caption a picture... Oliver LOVES water bottles... he loves to play with them!!