Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall is the prettiest time for pictures...and a boat!

So buckle up!

and a boat!!!!...

Jeff is working on his dream project. I wish I could tell you what pieces are what, but what I can tell you for sure is that he is hard and work and lovin' it. I want to show you what it will eventually look like, but I won't. The suspense is more fun, right??

Olivia Layne - 10 Months

You are doing so many things these days, Olivia, aside from crawling and pulling up and chattering away. You put your comb up toward your head because you know that’s where it goes! You point to lots of things and you seem to know to look up when you hear an airplane. You know when I say socks that we are going to put something on your feet. I had my socks out and said “here are Mama’s socks” and you put them on top of your little feet! You have a great memory and when we read Brown Bear together you not only turn the pages, you always laugh at the kitty and you always look at me when we get to the bird and the fish so you can see me make the signs. Even though you don’t hear the word “no” a lot, I think you understand that you aren’t supposed to play with Clarences food, but you still try ;) On your 10 month birthday you had a terrible cold-your first sickness L It was so hard for Daddy and I to see you feeling so miserable. Knowing your baby is sick and feeling yucky and not being able to do much to help is so heart-breaking. Not to mention you didn’t sleep much, so that made for 3 exhausted people in the house. We were happy to be able to stay home with you and care for you, though. Today are back with Nayelle and I miss you so much!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Olivia Layne - 43 Weeks

Are you kidding me, Olivia?! Only 10 weeks until you are 1 year old? I can hardly believe it's true. It's the little things that get me now. Sure, the big things like crawling and standing are amazing, but when I brush your hair and see how long and thick it's getting, or when I watch you figure something out and you make your little turtle face, that's when it really hits me, how big you're getting. We're really starting to see your personality shine through. I believe you are strong willed and spirited. You love to laugh, but you are pretty serious, too. If you get frustratred or upset, you let us know and it can take a little while to get back into your groove after that happens. I think you are a social butterfly, always happy around other kids and crowds of people and noise. You are also an  outdoorsy girl who loves dirt, leaves, grass and walks. You are this compilation of your Daddy and Mama that makes the most beautiful little girl. And now I'm crying! I'll sign off for this week. Know that you are loved beyond measure! xoxo