Thursday, June 25, 2015

18 Months of Olivia

This is delayed, as she is 20 months now, but I don't want to forget all of these little things. 

  • She calls trash, "tush."
  • I asked her to say "grandma" the other day and she said "gay-ma-ma." Sure. 
  • For peekaboo, she calls it "Peepeeboo." 
  • We taught her to shake her head no awhile ago and it was really helpful. To teach her yes I put my hand on her head to push it nodding up and down. Now when I say "yes or no?" If its a yes, Olivia puts one hand on her head and shoves her face forward and backward, instead of nodding. Makes us crack up. Looks ridiculous, but we know what she means.
  • Olivia throws her hands in the air and waves them whenever one of her favorite songs comes on - like 'this is my jam.' When she did that to a Led Zeppelin song, I don't think Dan has ever been more proud of her. 
  • She says bubble, ball, bird, dog, duck, mom, dad, Koda, all done, more, water, milk, paci, Elmo, peekaboo, boo, trash, shoes, bow, baby, yum, no, purple, blue.
  • Her favorite (pink) shoes she calls "purple shoes." Clearly, we're still working on colors.
  • She still loves being outside, despite the 100 degree heat. Her water table and the pool are lifesavers.
  • She loves pointing mama and dada out in pictures and then pointing to us in real life.
  • She's a dancing queen. She can spend half an hour with music just dancing around. Always on beat (with Dan's lack of rhythm we we're worried.) She's teaching me new dance moves every day. 
  • She loves pointing out babies, even the ones that are her age.
  • Slides are a huge favorite, and she will never pass up a playground.
  • She has to have her toenails painted and complains when they are chipped. Once painted she keeps pointing to them going "Ooooooo!" 
  • She is so type-a. She can't have messy hands. If she sees something on the floor (paper, food) it has to immediately go in the trash can. We've been known to pick up trash in Target and take it to a trashcan. If something doesn't go somewhere in the house she'll stress and want to put it back in it's spot. I LOVE HER! :)
  • She loves an adventure, pillow fights with her daddy on the sofa, and things that go high and go fast. 
  • She loves blowing bubbles herself.
  • When things are hot she blows and when things are cold she tucks both her arms into her chest and shivers.
  • She is the greatest gift we have ever been given, and she gets more and more fun with every day that passes.


More Cake pop?

When we ask her to "smile" - its too cute to correct her.

Dan told her they needed to leave for daycare. She rushed around the house to get her phone, keys, and her lovies. All packed.

I use two coolers with water for my workouts and then Olivia plays with the water. Dan - remember when our grass was green?

Olivia's first ice cream cone - which she refused to share.

In order to make it through grocery shopping, I gave her a cookie larger than her head.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Louisville KY

One of my best friends got married in Louisville over Memorial Day weekend. Excluding the 16 hours in the car, we had a blast.

We left late Friday night, around 9 pm. Olivia passed out in the car quickly and we we're off. Around 1 am, I decided it would be a smart decision to stop. We wouldn't get to the next town until 3 am and by that point I knew Dan would want to keep going to get to Louisville by 5 am. If we did that, Olivia would have had a full night sleep and we wouldn't have even gotten a 1 hour nap - she'd be ready to party.

The first place we stop is full - something was in town - so I started calling around. Found a Comfort Inn for 180 a night. It can't be that bad for that price. OH it was. We paid and got all of our stuff and walked into our gross motel - not as bad as the Polynesian (which we stayed in twice in college and was ranked top 10 dirtiest hotels in America). 

I cleaned the toilet before we used it, Olivia only got in her pack and play or was held, she never touched a thing and Dan and I stripped the comforter off the bed and slept a couple hours in our clothes on top of the sheets. We left as fast as we could.

On the way into Louisville, I was driving and figured it was time for some bourbon, so we stopped at Buffalo Trace, which was a blast. They do free tours and tastings and it had such a cool vibe to it. 

We ended up turning the whole weekend into a bourbon tasting, trying different types at the rehearsal dinner and other bars, the wedding had 8 delicious bourbons, and Dan took Olivia to Bulleit while the bridesmaids we're getting ready.

I got no pictures of the bride and groom, we had a couple failed attempts at some family photos, and then Olivia broke it down on the dance floor. She had a blast, learned the moves to 'jump on it' and then started twerking and break dancing on the floor. Where she gets this stuff, I have no clue!!

Such a fun weekend. If it weren't 8 hours away, we'd be back in a heartbeat to finish up the bourbon trail.