Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Olivia is 9 months old

Olivia turned 9 months old about a week ago. She is just so calm and laid back (not anything like Ruthie). She laughs and plays and likes to snuggle too! Check out her pictures first:

excited to be sisters!


where did that sister go?!?

Olivia is now 16.5 lbs and 26.75 inches long. That is just 12 lbs smaller than her sister and only 1/2 foot shorter. crazy!
She learned this month to get what she wants. She isn't crawling really, but she will reach and reach until she gets what she wants or if she can't get it will just sit back up.
Olivia is coming into her personality. She is calm, cool, and collected, but is also having some separation anxiety with momma.
She is sleeping about 10.5 to 11 hrs a night and taking two 1.5 hr naps a day. She is still breast feeding 4 to 5 times a day and according to the dr. she needs to be eating more solids. We were feeding her 1 to 2 containers of solids and 1 to 2 tbl of cereal a day. Turns out we should be feeding her at least one more container a day and one less breast feeding a day. YAY and an AMEN! less breast feeding means more freedom. I'm not saying I don't love those sweet times, but if you have or do breast feed you probably know what I mean.
Olivia really didn't do much more this month, but she sure is still getting lots of compliments on those big bright eyes and her sweet personality. As for now, we are enjoying watching the girls grow in love for one another!
Olivia loves squash the most of all the foods, but she likes to eat all of it! There's nothing that this girl will turn down. She will also put anything in her mouth including all kinds of paper.

Now for some fun pics from the last month of the girls!

my silly girl getting ready for pee schoo (pre-school for those who don't read/speak Ruthie)

found Ruthie in bed, just reading to herself one afternoon- she takes after her daddy

the girls in their outfits from Gigi

my new wreath I made for the fall season

it may be hot outside, but in my heart and this cup is a little piece of fall!

baby Livie loving some squash!


Harrison wedding- August 24

So one of my closest friends from college, Scott, got married to Anna a few weeks ago. It was so great to see some of my college friends and their spouses! The 6 of us lived across the street from each other for 2 years of college. We spent many days watching football, movies, and pranking each other. 4 of us are married now that Scott is married and between the 6 of us we have 5 kids (or will once the newest baby arrives in a few months). Laura Lynn even lives in Haiti now and has a little boy she is adopting. We had such a great time catching up. The only sad part was that Matt and Ruthie stayed home b/c Ruthie was sick.

Here are some pics of the evening:

some things never change! 

all 6 of us

Olivia and me

the roomies

we decided to let the bride join in on the fun- We were making room, I could explain the holding our arms up, but it would not be very funny for you so I will just let that one go. 

here we are about 10 years ago and I'm pretty sure it was taken August 23, 2003 (that would be 10 years and one day before the wedding, how cool is that)- we were so young...

this is the day I graduated from college (May 05') - in front of the guys' house. 

the roomies 10 years ago