Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Fun Day with Family at the Park





Today we went to a park in Huntington Beach to meet some family. My cousin Sarah graduated from UCLA and is joining the Peace Corps and heading off to Africa for two years, so we got together for a picnic in her honor. It was a fun park and Oliver had fun on the swings and sliding down the slide with daddy! It was nice seeing family. It was very breezy... almost cold in Orange County today so it was nice to get away from the blazing heat of Moreno Valley!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Baby Boy is growing up....

So for a few weeks now Oliver has been pulling himself up and walking along the coffee table. He hasn't shown much of an interest in crawling... finally he has started crawling. He will only crawl if we lure him with a remote control. I don't know why but he is SO fascinated with remotes and will only crawl if one is in his path! So we keep putting the remote on the floor to get him moving! It's the cutest thing to watch!
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Day at the Park


We took Oliver to the park this afternoon. It's been over 100 everyday for the past few days, but we decided it would be fun to make a quick trip to the park. There was a fun little water feature that Roberto and Oliver kept going in (I got sprayed just standing by and it was so nice to get splashed with water). We couldn't tell if Oliver liked the water or not. He didn't cry but he didn't seem all that excited about it either so I guess that's a good sign! :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day Honey



Today is Roberto's first official Father's Day!! He got his very own hand made Father's Day card from Oliver and me!

Also, I was making dinner and Berto was "watching" Oliver. Well I hear Oliver making noise in the living room. I looked around the corner and saw Oliver sitting on the couch and Berto "sleeping." I guess he thought Oliver wouldn't throw himself forward if his head was right there! Oliver was having a great time scratching and playing with Berto's face. It was pretty funny!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

You're Standing, You're Standing



Oliver hasn't shown much interest in crawling until recently. I would say in the last two weeks he's really decided he wants to figure out how to move. He'll get onto his all fours to try and get a toy and then sit there with a look on his face that says "Now What??" He also will rock back and forth as if he's trying to get momentum going to push him forwards, but every time he tries to actually move he goes backwards! At about the same time he started trying to crawl he started trying to pull up on everything. He can get almost all the way around the coffee table, we just follow him along so he doesn't crack his head open, but he's doing it himself! It's so cute to watch. We are really trying to focus on crawling though because it's so important for brain development.

I love watching him go around the coffee table. His chubby little legs are so cute when they're stomping around!

Babbling Baby

Oliver has always been a very vocal baby. It's so fun to see and hear him while he's babbling! I was able to catch this on video yesterday.... hopefully he'll start staying mama soon! :)
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Monday, June 09, 2008

Cute pictures of my cute son





Last week Oliver and I went out to my friend Heather's. She is always so obliging and takes great pictures of Oliver. Here are just a few. They are so cute!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Bruises, Adventures, and Tears


Yesterday we had our first catastrophe with Oliver trying to pull himself up. He was pulling up on the coffee table (I had my hand blocking the edge but somehow he missed it) and managed to bonk the bridge of his nose on the coffee table. The picture of him smiling is the next day... it's a little bruised but it's hard to tell in this picture. Obviously he's not too bothered by the accident. He's a happy little camper today! :)

A couple of days ago I had Oliver playing on the floor with his toys. I went to wash out his sippy cup and when I came back he had pulled himself onto his knees and was peeking over the edge of the coffee table smiling at me. It was so cute. Well this morning I did the same thing left him playing with his toys for a few minutes while I walked away to take care of something. Well when I came back I saw his cute little face peaking over the coffee table at me only this time when I walked around to see him.... he was almost doing the splits. It was the funniest thing! I'm glad he didn't fall... that would have been hard. But it was so cute to see. He had this little look that seemed to be saying... " look at what I did mommy!" It was adorable!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Silly Things



On Memorial Day our ward has an annual picnic and softball game at a local park. We went and Roberto played softball! He found out he's not as young as he thinks he is! :) He was sore for a couple of days after playing. I visited with the other moms while our babies played. It was fun!!
Above is a picture of Oliver and Roberto at the park!

Tbe other picture is Roberto sleeping. He wore himself out playing with Oliver's toys! :) Actually Oliver was there but playing but the picture was much more funny with Roberto by himself!