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Sunday, May 27, 2012

End of May?

I can't believe that 5 months of this year are already gone... time flies when you are having fun.   Here are some pics from the last couple of weeks- enjoying the warm weather, enjoying our new fence and deck, and Olivia at her Gymnastics Spring Spectacular.

Yes he is playing with a stick- I don't know why I bother buying toys for this boy he would much rather play with my tupperware, pan lids, and of course sticks.


Liv asked if she could vacuum - a little weird, but okay I wasn't going to turn down her offer.  I asked her if she was always going to be my helper and she told me yes- we will see in in a few years.  

Playing with Play-doh together.  I kept having remind Nate that we don't eat Play-doh.

Our new deck.  I am so excited that it is done.  We started this deck/fence project back in March and it is finally (almost) done.  I really love how it turned out.  We decided to build a little shed for the lawn mower and snow blower.  Liv has decided that it is her play house-  I don't think she has convienced her dad yet.   


Olivia at her Gymnastic's Spring Spectacular-  She loves gymnastics. 


Ta-dah!  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Patriotism

Olivia started preschool at the beginning of April- she loves it.   She is learning so much and has met some great friends.  Here she is showing off her love of America...
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

16 Months


Mr. Nate is 16 months old tomorrow.   Although 16 months is not a milestone month he is growing so fast I have to document some of the things he is doing.

If it is possible he gets cuter every day- the picture above is his Easter pictures.  I have a thing for men in pinstripes and a little man with dimples is even better.  I think as his little personality starts developing it makes him all that more adorable. He is such a happy boy and loves to laugh. He loves when daddy or Livy tickles him and he laughs and laughs-  It is the sweetest sound.

He still loves to climb and recently discovered that the bar stools get him onto the counter and thinks that where he needs to be now-it makes me really nervous. I am waiting for him to climb out of his crib, but so far he hasn't attempted it yet. I am sure it is just a matter of time.

He loves outside. Now that it is nice outside we try to spend as much time as we can outdoors. He gets so mad when we have to go inside. He likes to play with rocks and could spend an hour picking up rocks and putting them into a bucket. He also likes water and if he finds a puddle he is right in the middle of it. We have been going to the park a lot as well and he loves the slides- not so sure about the swings and loves the sand.   

He is "talking" a lot-most of it makes no sense at all, but he is saying: apple juice, thank you, bless you, sissy, no, momma, dadda, cracker, chicken.  He will also sign milk and more, but thinks that throwing a little tantrum is a better way of getting what he wants (thank you big sister).   He likes to yell and scream and roar- I really think he likes to hear his voice. 

He wants to feed himself now and typically won't eat if I offer him a spoon or fork, but will eat if he can pick it up and can use the utensils himself. He does pretty good with them, but makes a huge mess. Oh well, all part of the learning process.

He is freakishly strong and very determined.  He knows what he wants and doesn't want.  He likes music and loves when we dance around the room or sing songs.   He is a momma boy and has now started to cry when I leave the room or when I leave him at school.  He still likes cars and balls.  He torments his sister whenever he can, but also loves her so much.

We sure love this little guy- he makes me smile and laugh every day.

 Here is a cute pic of my two babies...aren't they beautiful!