Yep, Olivia turns 10 and a half months old today and I am just now posting these. That's just how it goes these days.
|notice the hair bow|
|and the hair bow is coming off|
|and it's gone!|
|she also decided piggy did not need to be in the chair anymore.|
|look at that tongue! she just leaves it out all the time and it is so very cute!|
|don't you just want to kiss that little face and hug her and love her so?!?|
|And this is the framer!|
Olivia learned this month to crawl and pull up! It was a big month here at the Stout house for Olivia. She can now get to lots more stuff with no help. She especially likes getting in the dogs' bowls. She also likes sticking her tongue out as much as possible and likes giving high fives and waving when people come or go from a room. It is so funny! She is still pretty calm, but really likes laughing and playing chase with her big sister. Ruthie still loves Olivia very much and Olivia loves Ruthie the same. Olivia likes breast feeding and weening is NOT going well. I'm supposed to only be nursing 3 times a day, but this child loves it so much and wants to nurse all of the time! She is however eating 3 to 4 containers of baby food and 2 or 3 TBL of cereal a day along with some snacks like cheerios or crushed up goldfish in between meals. Somebody help. Anybody had a baby that just wants to keep nursing?
Olivia is having some separation anxiety, but once I am gone from the room she is fine. Olivia is just so sweet and funny and I love watching that little personality come out everyday! God knew we needed a child with Olivia's personality and temperament after Ruthie being so full of energy and spunk!
Onto some other stuff that's been going on over here at the Stout's house:
Ruthie went to swim lessons during August and September, and Olivia joined in!
Ruthie is going to be a flower girl in our friends', Niki and Ray's, wedding. We had a practice session.
Ruthie loves her hat.
I made the girls matching dresses and then bought a sewing machine and made our halloween costumes which I will post after they are complete and we win for best group at the church Trunk or Treat! hehehe
|fun times were had at Target!|
Matt and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary. I can't believe it has been 6 years already! We didn't buy each other things this year in lieu of going out to a nice dinner. We went to the Coastal Kitchen. The scenery was beautiful and the food was delicious. We had lobster nachos, filet mignon, mash potatoes, sautéed veggies, and some drinks. It was delicious. When I say delicious I mean one of the best meals EVER! I didn't believe the lobster nachos would be that great, but they were and the sides were awesome. The filet was not the best I had ever eaten, but it was probably the 2nd best to Malone's in KY. Did I mention the dinner was delicious b/c it was? Since it was Sunday Matt got Rob (our pastor) to come teach youth group that evening so we really did get to just go and not have to worry about anything b/c our kids were at the nursery and our youth were in good hands. Here is a picture of us at dinner at Coastal Kitchen.
|bustin out the overall shorts that her momma (and aunts and uncle) wore when she was little. |
Next up is for Olivia to wear them.
|My baby was sick!|
|but then she felt much better!|
|having fun coloring at the table while sitting on our new chairs we bought at Goodwill for $45 (4 chairs and a table).|
|eating some cheerios while sister colors|
|see, they like chasing each other around and crawling all over the floor and laughing and "talking". It is amazing!|
Ruthie and Olivia are so great. It is awesome to watch them sit together and interact. I know that they will fight sometimes, but I really hope it is mostly like this!
As for Ruthie, her vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds. She knows so much and speaks in long sentences now. She likes to tell us everything that happens and tell us everything she sees as we ride down the road (there's a truck, there's a car, there's a duck, there's a cat...). It is so cute! She also LOVES preschool and still greets everyone every day she goes with a hearty "Hello [name]!" and then a hug to each of her classmates and teachers. When she was sick her teachers said it was sad not having her around b/c they missed having her excitement and greeting every day. She is so full of exuberance and love. I am proud to be her momma! I am a proud momma of 2 beautiful, smart, and kind little girls and am excited to see them grow into Godly young women as I know their daddy is too!