Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

We made the most of Memorial Day Weekend up at Little Long Lake despite the gloomy weather. We visited a cow farm and the bird sanctuary and passed time playing the piano and torturing Penny.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Olivia is loving playing in sandboxes these days.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Olivia's latest word is "hi." Simple and sweet in her little voice. She has started to shout it at people at the grocery store while waving to get their attention.
It's safe to say that she's not going to be a shy girl!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

(Not So) Petite Feet

Olivia has some pretty adorable chubby baby feet. Yet I started to notice that they were bulging out of her sandals and leaving indents on her chubby inseam. So we decided to go to a specialty kids store and have her feet officially measured. Not only are they wide-- they are almost double wide! So we spent the weekend putting together her new summer shoe wardrobe, suited for double wide chubby feet. Bring on the summer weather because Liv's tootsies are ready!

Saturday Morning Playdate

Colin and Liv had a very fun time playing together Saturday morning,
despite the gloomy weather.

My Little Gardener

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Double Vision

Sam and Olivia were playing with Photo booth on my new Mac and made this bizarre photo.... I guess this is what life would look like if Olivia had an identical twin.

Happy Mother's Day

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Saoirse!

To my sweet goddaughter and niece Saoirse on her 2nd birthday....
You are the cutest little person with the funniest personality. With your pretty blue eyes and fabulous curly hair, your adorableness is off the charts. My Liv is lucky to have you as her wise, slightly naughty older cousin to get into trouble with. We love you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Adventures of Megan and Sam

Our trip to the Napa area was nothing short of perfect. We rented the most amazing house that overlooked a vineyard and Mt. St. Helena.
Literally in the mornings, there were hot air balloons flying over our vineyard!
The company was delightful and we loved catching up
with Caitlin and Dave Pearson.
The wine was delicious, although I think I am the only one in the group
who can still drink wine.
The weather was ideal, without a single cloud in the sky.
The trip just reminded me how much I love my life and how lucky we are.

The Adventures of Olivia

While Sam and I went away for a few days to Napa, CA, Olivia traveled all around Chicago to spend time with our wonderful family. She spent time with her aunts, uncles, cousins and both grandmas! Looks like she had a great time and likely will be requesting for a backyard in the near future.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

13 Months Old!

My sweet baby is totally a toddler in every way as she turns 13 months old today. It's remarkable how much she understands, whether it's bringing me something I ask for, clapping her hands when she hears it in a song, pointing to her head when I ask or finding the specific books she wants to read. She's even started to communicate what she wants through actions (she's figured out where I keep her snacks and likes to go into the cabinet and bring out what she wants.) She declares she's done eating by throwing her hands up over her head and whining to get out of the highchair. Such a big girl.

Olivia is becoming much more vocal and her babble sounds like she's trying to talk. She loves to wave and say "bye bye" in a delicate whisper which I find adorable. Her walking is incredibly sturdy and most of the times she chooses to run instead of walk.

Favorite Books: The Brown Bear, Brown Bear series (Polar Bear, Panda Bear, Baby Bear) and Olivia the Pig

Words: Mama, Bye Bye

Teeth: Three

Favorite Foods: Black beans, cookies, grilled cheese, ice cubes

Favorite games: Hiding in corners, sneaking into rooms when doors are left open

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Brendan!

Happy 5th birthday to the sweetest little, big guy we know. Your love of all sports is amazing and you have become the best Lego builder around. We love you!
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