Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
She is quite smart when she wants to be. She usually clams up around others so we are usually the only ones that get to witness her smartness firsthand. I think Olivia's Nana, Gangy and GP can also attest to her smartness (she loves to show off for them!). What blows my mind is how quickly they learn information at this age. I will teach her something one day and she will repeat it to me the next. It is quite impressive. She is interested in Spanish right now because she learns it at her school. I recently found this book that is great for little ones who are learning simple words in another language. If there are any other parents out there that are interested in teaching their child Spanish, this is a great book to start with.
It was one of two birthday parties we had that weekend. Olivia is really into going to birthday parties right now. The "Happy Birthday" song is one of her favorites to sing so she jumps at the chance to go to an actual birthday party and sing it to someone. Last week was Olivia's Aunt Sue Sue's 50th birthday. She had a rough week leading up to her birthday so I thought a little song from Olivia would cheer her up in California. Here is her birthday greeting to Aunt Sue Sue...
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
She also has her moments. She can have a fierce temper and will respond with a loud, "NO" if she is angry. She has also started a new phrase. When we ask her to do something that she does not want to do she usually says, "I can't like that right now". Who knows where she comes up with these things, but each day something new comes out of her mouth that just cracks me up. Even when we have our bad moments we always end the day with a snuggle and a kiss before heading off to bed. The day she decides that she is too big for that is the day I will be heartbroken. I know it is coming, I just hope it won't come for awhile. For now we are looking forward to what 2009 has in store. From our family to yours...may you all have a very Happy New Year!
Thursday, January 01, 2009
We got to bed pretty late that night but not before Olivia had a chance to leave Santa milk and cookies. As soon as that was out of the way we all hit the sack, knowing that we had a very full day ahead of us in the morning. We slept in a bit in the morning and had our quiet little family Christmas. Santa did leave Olivia a few little presents under her tree. She had the most fun pulling all of her goodies out of her stocking though. Check out her cute Elmo jammies. Todd's Mom got those for her and she just loves them!Next it was off to my Mom's. That is where things started to get a little overwhelming for Olivia. My grandmother and uncle were visiting from Michigan like they do each year. Not only did we have presents for Olivia to open but she had many from my Mom as well. Olivia's idea of opening presents is to rip off the paper and immediately play with what is inside. It was difficult to convince her to set each present aside while we opened more. I mean she is two. She finally gave up and went off on her own to start playing with newest goodies. I think it was all just too much for her at one time. She did get some nice things though. Todd and I got her some different Melissa & Doug wooden toys (our favorite) and my Mom got her some beautiful clothes.