Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Decorating and a little Randomness



Well my mother in law and I started decorating for Christmas! I Decorated the tree and she did everything else! :) She used all her things so I didn't want to get in the middle of her creative process! :) Anyway, here are two pictures of our tree! I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Why is it???


It amazes me every Sunday how this sweet little sleeping angel can become such a monster at church. Since we've been in Arizona church has been especially difficult with Oliver. I don't know what it is but much of our three hours is spent chasing a screaming monster around the building... it sure is exhausting. I guess it must be the age ... but I am finding it hard to even want to bother going to church because I know what I'm going to have to deal with, it doesn't matter how many snacks, books and stuffed animals I bring he is out of control. I feel like I can't control my own child and it is so frustrating.... any words of advice (encouragement) would be great other mommy's!!

Thanks!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving



We wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!! We hope each of you were able to reflect upon those things you are grateful for! We had a good day relaxing and then ate some yummy food prepared by Berto's mom and aunt! It was a very casual day!

Of course I have a couple of pics! And notice our new family picture in our header!! Hope you had a great day!

Berto, Elizabeth and Oliver

Building forts with daddy





It was nice having Berto home today! Oliver and Berto built a couch cushion fort this morning! Oliver had a blast and wouldn't sit still for a picture inside of the fort! It was so cute to watch them play!!

Videos

I haven't posted in a little while. Here are several fun videos of Oliver. He is keeping us busy and entertained!!
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Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm a ccoooooolllll rider....

Here are a couple of fun videos of Oliver driving his own quad... okay well it's actually the neighbors little quad. And a video of Oliver talking on the phone! Too cute!! Enjoy!!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pears for dinner




So Oliver has become quite finicky over the past week. He doesn't seem to want breakfast no matter what I try to give him and he won't eat anything that I try to feed him no matter what time of day it is. Well today was one of "those" days. I decided I was going to give him some Deli Turkey Lunch Meat for dinner and call it a day. Well I tore it up and scattered it about on his high chair tray and stuck him in the seat. Oliver staying true to his self as of late refused to eat even one bite of the turkey (something he typically enjoys). Well, my mother in law has this little arrangement of plastic fruit that she keeps on the kitchen table. Oliver (who loves fruit always) started pointing at the fruit. So I held up a real pear and asked him if he wanted to eat a pear. He said "Da" and nodded his head. Well, I washed it, took a bite out of it to get it started and handed the entire pear to him. Usually we share and he takes little bites here and there well I could hardly get another bite. He held it like a chicken leg and chowed the entire pear down. Not a protein packed dinner but at least it wasn't cookies or something I'm counting my blessings about that!! :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Prop 8 demonstrators and something that's been on my mind.

I've been getting tons of emails with articles about the prop 8 demonstrators at our LDS Temples. It pains me to see these people putting such an attack on the LDS Faith when most Christian Faiths and even non religious people have the same views regarding same sex marriage. I have seen posts on other blogs also about how sad it is. This morning as I was getting ready in the bathroom for our very busy day I was reflecting on the situation and a quote ( The Standard of Truth) that we used to say as missionaries kept coming to my mind and brought comfort with regards to this situation.Part of it says "... persecutions may raise, mobs may combine, armies may assemble and calumny may defame but the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the great Jehovah shall say the work is done."

I truly feel that and I know we have been experiencing things like this for a long, long time I guess it just seems to hit home right now. And hope this brings peace to your hearts and minds today!

Love,
Elizabeth

Olivers 12 month stats

So we went in for Olivers 12 month check up today! 4 shots later we are home (well we've been home for a couple of hours) and Oliver is already fast asleep! He had a busy day!

Here are our big boys stats:
Finally a doctor that I like!! She thinks he's just fine even though he's big. He's a healthy breastfed baby and will get thinner.

Height 31 Inches tall
Weight 32 lbs
Head Circ. 47

Next appointment is in three months!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

My Big Boy Turns 1!






Today is a big day for us. Oliver is one! I can't believe how fast time really did fly by this year. I have enjoyed every moment of motherhood and watching Olivers growth and development. He amazes me everyday. He is so funny and so smart! I love my little Oliver and am so grateful for the blessing he is in my life. He is a joy and I absolutely adore him!! He is such a special boy! I love you Oliver and am so proud to be your mom! Thank you for bringing me joy and laughter everyday this past year and everyday for many, many, many more years to come!!

Party, Party, Party.... PPPPAAAARRRTTTYYY!!!!











Oliver was a lucky boy this year. We had two birthday parties for him, one was in California right before we moved, and the other one we had last night to celebrate since his birthday is today and Berto won't be home until Oliver's asleep.

Thank you to all of our wonderful friends and family that helped us celebrate this milestone in Olivers life.! Enjoy some pictures of Oliver's Parties!!