Olivia also loves her books. We keep them in a big basket in her room. Her favorite thing to do is go in there and pull each book out...scattering them around the room. She takes time to look at each book before throwing it aside and moving on to the next one. After this process is complete she has managed to create a huge mess. But that is what it's all about!
Another one of her favorite things to do is climb in and out of her Elmo chair. This is the chair Todd and I got her for her Birthday. It shakes and giggles when she sits down. She loves to sit in it and then jump out and throw herself on the floor. It is hilarious! Here is Olivia relaxing in her chair while watching her favorite show...Sesame Street. It is one of the few moments during the day when she is completely still!
Nothing is better than staying in on a cold day and spending time with our sweetie! There is so much fun to be had! Now in other news...an update on Olivia's walking. She can do it...she just chooses not to do it very often. I have been concerned because of the goofy way that she crawls. I am worried that her left leg is not strong enough to support her when she is standing. That is the leg that she drags, while she pushes off with the right leg. For the past month she has been standing up, taking about a dozen steps and then plopping back down and getting to where she needs to go by crawling. She can also walk by holding on to just one of our hands...which is pretty good. But at this age most toddlers are walking most of the time without assistance and crawling very little. I know I am probably just being a paranoid Mom but I can't help it. I am going to try not to worry too much for now. We go back to the doctor in February for another check up. If she is still not fully walking by then I will definitely be concerned. But for now I am going to keep helping her get strong on both legs...I know she can do it!
Her vocabulary keeps expanding. She now says cookie, door and when we ask her what Santa says she replies with, "Ho, Ho, Ho"! How cute is that? It only took a few days for her to catch on to that one! She is very good about not getting into things that she shouldn't. When she knows she should not touch something she looks at us and says, "no-no". What a smarty-pants! Every day she learns something new...it's amazing!
Well we have another weekend full of holiday plans. Check back soon to see all of the fun things we have been doing so far...