The next day was Mother's Day. Luckily enough everyone's flights were not until later in the day and a few of them were even cancelled so we were able to spend one more day together. My Mom hosted a nice brunch with amazing food...as always! My Aunt Sue received her Mothers' Day gift the week before...a Nintendo Wii. She brought it along so we could all play. It was my first experience with the Wii and boy was it a blast. We spent a lot of time that weekend trying to beat each other in bowling, tennis and boxing. I have never been much into video games but this is very cool. It is a video game that actually makes you be active. Gee, what a clever idea. The highlight of the weekend was watching my Mom and Aunt Sue box each other.
OK, time for an Olivia update. I realized that it has been awhile since I have talked about all of the new and exciting things Olivia has been up to. Let me tell you...she is one busy little girl. A few weeks ago we went for her 18 month check-up. She weighs 28 lbs. 4 oz. and is 33 inches long...hanging on in the 90th percentile in both categories. That's my girl!
Her vocabulary is astounding. She is putting lots of different words together to make mini-sentences. Her newest phrase is "Hi, how are you?" but she says, "Hi, how you?". She says this to everything and everybody. Most of the time she says it to inanimate objects. Like, "Hi cheese, how you?". It cracks us up! But the cutest is when she says it to Todd or myself...so sweet! She has also started to sing "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" with us. She has her own version of course, but she surprisingly gets many of the words right. She is also able to count to 10! I was shocked! If I start her out by saying one, she can continue all the way to 10...it is amazing! All I have to say is, thank you Sesame Street. Obviously we count with her when we read books or play with our toys, but I honestly believe she has learned the numbers faster by watching that show. It is her favorite show and really the only show she ever watches. And finally, we have taught her to say "I Love You!". First we point to ourselves, then cross our hands over our heart and finally point to the person we are talking to. When she does it back I just melt.She is growing at the speed of light. I want it to slow down. At this rate my sweetie is going to be heading off to college and I am going to wonder how time managed to pass by so quickly. I do know that we are having the time of our lives with this little one and I think it is only going to get better. So far the big 3-0 feels pretty good!