Monday, February 11, 2008

fun & games

Ok, I know I am always saying how much fun Olivia is right now, but it is the truth! She is a blast! She is happy 99.9% of the time. The other tenth of a percent accounts for when she is either tired, hungry or just grumpy. So for the most part she is always smiling and playing without a care in the world. How nice it must be to live in that state of mind all of the time. It makes me wish that she would never have to deal with the disappointment that life can sometimes bring. Back to the happy talk! We stayed in quite a bit this past weekend because it was too darn cold to go outside. Have I mentioned how ready I am for spring to arrive?

So to keep ourselves from getting stir crazy we had to invent some new games to play. Olivia has recently become interested in the grocery cart we gave her at Christmas. It came with a few groceries so she enjoys putting them in and taking them out of the cart over and over. She also likes to stack them on top of our trashcan. We pretend we are shopping by throwing as many toys as we can find in the cart. I think she is practicing for when she grows up. I can't wait to have a shopping partner!

Another game she likes to play is peek-a-boo tag. She runs away from me and hides around the corner. She then pops out and says, "Peek"! Naturally I act startled and she thinks that is the funniest thing in the world. I think we played this game for about 15 minutes straight before I was exhausted. I would wait for her around the corner and when she would pop out I would snap a picture. I caught some great shots of her amazing open mouth smile! Now do you see why I am always saying how happy she is?

We also did a lot of reading. Olivia is obsessed with her books. She not only loves to have us read to her she also enjoys just sitting by herself and flipping through book after book. I love that she is able to occupy herself so much more now. Not that I don't love sitting and reading to her, but it is nice to get a little break and know that she can entertain herself without a problem.

So as you can see we had a weekend full of fun and games even though we stayed in for most of it. I'll take a weekend at home with my hubby and baby anytime! Oh and Aunt Delia...did you notice that Olivia is wearing her Valentine's Baby Legs you made for her? We love them! A quick update before I go. Olivia had her 15-month check-up last week. As always things look great. She weighs 26 lbs. 3 oz. and is 31-1/2 inches long. In the past three months she has only gained about one pound and grown about 1/2 an inch. I think she has slowed down to make up for how quickly she grew as an infant. She also has 11 teeth (I think). It is hard to tell and I dare to stick my finger in her mouth! Overall she is in perfect health and I couldn't ask for anything more! Although I have noticed a bit of a cough today. I surely hope she is not coming down with something. I guess if I am back on here in a few days blogging about how sick she is you will know. Keep your fingers crossed!


Anonymous said...

We are so fortunate to have such a well adjusted, happy little girl. She truly seems to love life. The joy she gets out of life is only matched by the joy she brings to our lives. We are truly blessed.

Katie said...

jess, she's too cute. i agree about her and cami - they will be good friends i'm sure. :)

not sure when we'll be back next - my guess is not for awhile. we will probably not make it back until march sometime, maybe spring break? i'll definitely let you know because i'd love to get together and let the girls play - though i'll warn you that we now call cami the "mine-o-saur" - good book if you're looking for a new one. :)

Anonymous said...

I love Olivia's big open mouth smiles, very cute. I wish I was there to share in the fun, or better yet I wish you all were here, Olivia would have such fun at the beach now, maybe soon.
Love Aunt Sue Sue

Aunt Chris said...

Olivia sure is cute in those little leggings from Aunt Delia. I still with I had a pair of my own. LOL

Wormie said...

I love that little shopping cart! She's so adorable!

I'm glad she's using her Livie Legs, and now that I'm not traveling for a week I can make some more if you want (and a pair for Aunt Chris if she wants too)
I was at Sears and saw some devilish socks with Happy Bunny and some with Tinkerbell that said "Trouble". I came so close to buying them, but I ,know that Livie is never a little devil!

Aunt Delia

Erin said...

What a little doll- I can't believe how big she is now! Love those Livie legs and the hoodie. What a fashionista!