Sunday, August 31, 2008

So Much Fun



We've had a fun few days. My oldest friend in the world Rebecca came into town from Utah last week with her little one Cameron. We went to meet Cameron on Thursday and visit with them. Oliver LOVES Cameron. He's so cute. He smiles and laughs at him and tries to touch him it's so adorable!

On Friday we headed down to Anaheim. Our friends were running in a 5k at Disneyland and we went to babysit their daughter during the race. They treated us to a night out and everything. We had fun.

The pictures are of Oliver and Cameron, and us outside the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Day at the park





Today we decided to go to our favorite little park for a picnic. It was actually a VERY nice day! It was about 90 degrees which seems like it would be hot but there was a cool breeze blowing. Oliver and Berto went and played in the water feature for a little while and we just lounged on our picnic blanket and relaxed! Oliver decided to attack the Dorrito bag.... not the dorritos just the bag! Kids... And we actually took a picture of all three of us... and even a picture of just Berto and me.. we realized we hadn't done that in a long time... 9 months maybe?! Anyway, it was a nice relazing Saturday! Tonight we're going to our friends Randy and Rachel for dinner! Yay!

Homemade Baby Food




So a while ago I decided to start trying to make baby food myself. I've discovered that it's not as hard as it sounds AND it really is CHEAPER!! Here are pictures from this morning. I made squash and sweet potatoes. Oliver is eating a lot more lumpy foods and foods he has to chew but these are a staple he LOVES them!

The ice cube trays make freezing so easy. I freeze the food into cubes and then once frozen pop them out and store in freezer bags. Each cube is one ounce so it's easy to figure out portion sizes!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Oliver's First Haircut...

This post is probably only going to be interesting to grandparents that live far away, but Oliver got his first haircut last Saturday! We cut off the little locks of curls. I was very sad but his hair was just looking too scraggly so I bit the bullet and we took him to get it cut. It's very cute but he looks like a little boy now and not a baby. Here is a little video of his first haircut experience. He did really well. No tears! He was VERY curious. Thanks Kim for doing such a great job... and for being willing to let Berto record you... he was a little obsessive with the video camera last weekend! :)
video

9 Month Statistics

Oliver had his 9 month check up this week. He is continuing to be a healthy boy! The doctor was VERY impressed that he's walking already. Here are his stats:

Weight: 28 lbs 5 ounce - Above the 95th Percentile
Height: 30 Inches - In the 90th Percentile
Head Circumference: 46 1\2 Inches - Above the 95th Percentile

He just continues to be a big boy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

And it's finally happened... he's WALKING....

My little (okay well he's not so little) 9 month old is WALKING... look out world! He is too cute when he does it though! Please enjoy the clip!

video

Sunday, August 10, 2008

All the words I say....A photo show of all of my words!

MAMA
DADA and PAPA
UH-OH WHICH HE SAYS EVERY TIME HE THROWS DOWN A WATER BOTTLE!
ABBY. ABBY IS OUR DOGS NAME. HE PRONOUNCES IT ABBA. HE THINKS ALL DOGS ARE CALLED ABBA. WHEN HE SEES ANOTHER DOG HE SAYS ABBA AND WAVES AT THEM. IT'S SO CUTE!
BYE, WITH A LITTLE WAVE!

Oliver is getting quite the little vocabulary. He says six words already. We of course think he's just so smart! This is such a fun stage. I'm loving every minute of it!

Aunt Lianna's Birthday




Today is my sister Lianna's Birthday! Happy Birthday Smoosh!! Here are a couple of pictures of my little sis!

ALWAYS
UNDERSTANDING
NATURALLY
TERRIFIC

LOVING
I
NDEPENDENT
A
DORABLE
N
UTTY
N
OBLE
A
TTENTIVE

We love you Lianna!!!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Any day now!


Oliver will be running any day now! Here is a cute video of Oliver walking with the little push car our friend loaned us! (thanks Heather) Too fun!
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Monday, August 04, 2008

The Joy of Oliver


Today my baby boy is 9 months old. I can't even believe how quickly the time has flown right by. I enjoy each day I am able to spend watching the miracle that he is in our home. I love watching Oliver grow and learn new things each and everyday. I feel so blessed to be his mother and even more blessed to be able to stay home and experience this time with him.

Oliver has such a sweet personality. He lights up the room with his smile and giggles. He's the life of the party all the time at our house. It's so amazing to see the different sides of Oliver. He can be shy also.

I never dreamed I could love someone as much as I love Roberto, but now that I'm a mom I know that I can. It's amazing to see how your heart opens up to make room for your little ones.

I love this little guy!!!