Monday, January 31, 2011

Day at the Park

On Saturday when the weather was summer like, we spent the day at my parents house while Brian, Lacey, Abbey, and Madison were down visiting. Mckayla was SO excited to get to go play at the playground in their neighborhood and since the snowpocalypse is coming now we knew it was our only chance to get some good outside play!

I had to teach Mckayla how to hang and swing from this thing:
She picked it up fast and loved being a monkey!

The house right behind the little playground had a ton of goats and this very friendly horse that the girls got to see up close by the fence
Mckayla said she was going to teach the horse how to do tricks :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beautiful Blankets

I wanted to share the beautiful handmade blankets Olivia has received. We are so blessed to have so many people that love us and our babies to spend so much time making such special blankets. This is just the ones Olivia has gotten, Mckayla received a bunch too when she was born!!! The pink afghan on the top left was made by Ann Stewart, my midwife who cared for me during both of my pregnancies and delivered Mckayla (she was unfortunately unable to make it to Olivia's delivery due to a family matter). The pink and white striped afghan in the middle was made by Sally, a nurse I work with and she made a matching hat that I forgot to get in the picture! The multicolored afghan on the right was made by my wonderful mom who always makes the most beautiful things!! The sheep quilt on the bottom left was made by Chris's grandmother and the incredible quilt on the bottom right was made by my grandmother. I don't know how she does it but she managed to make an even more amazing and gorgeous quilt than the one before!

Thank you all for such special gifts that Olivia can treasure forever!

Family Dinner

Olivia joined us for dinner last night :)

She eventually even fell asleep up there!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Penguin girls

LOVE my little ladies!
Olivia looked like such a little big person sitting up on the couch like this! It was too funny :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

One Month Old

Today our baby girl is ONE MONTH OLD!!! Here's a little bit about our little sweetie: she is a really good baby, only cries when she needs something, a great eater, very sweet and snuggly and she has started following a toy with her eyes. She is not sleeping that great at night but she's not a fussy baby so it could be worse :) I love every inch of her, especially her growing double chin and thigh cute!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


I got this frame when Mckayla was born so that I could do impressions of her hand and footprints and I knew when Olivia was born I would have to get the same one and do it again. What I didn't realize was how amazingly similar the girls looked in the pics I used in the frames! The first is Mckayla....
And here is Olivia's...
Here's just the pictures so you can see them better. First Mckayla, then Olivia:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

First Bottle

Mckayla has been asking for days if she can feed Olivia a bottle so today I finally pumped and let her feed her her first bottle ever!!! Big sister did a GREAT job and Olivia took the bottle without any trouble at all!!! She's such a good eater :)

Honey Bunny

Daddy's favorite shirt :) Honey Bunny Track Dept.

Friday, January 14, 2011

First Photo Shoot

These pictures are the amazing work of Lacey when Olivia was 8 days old. I waited to post them because I wanted to get the birth announcements out first! This photo shoot went so perfectly, Olivia slept like a baby (ha!) and snuggled into every pose we put her in. Even being in Mckayla's room with Mckayla and Madison running all around her didn't disturb her! It was wonderful!!! A million thanks again to Lacey for all her hard work and the beautiful results!!!

I can't believe we were able to get this one in ONE take! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Sweet big sister did great holding her baby for some pictures too!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

3 weeks old

I can't believe our baby is already 3 weeks old! She has a couple really good awake and alert periods a day now and she makes the cutest baby noises!! She likes the tv and her big sister's singing :)

Sleeping with the dinosaurs...LOL