Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Talk

Olivia has gotten a lot better. It didn't happen overnight, and there is still room for improvement - especially at night, but certainly life is getting easier for all of us.
Today I even tackled the project of cleaning out Charlotte's closet. I found no less than 47 packs of diapers. Needless to say, every time there has been a great sale in the last couple years, I have stocked up. I never pay more than $5 for a pack and in most cases much less thanks to CVS extra bucks, Walgreens register rewards, and three computers from which to print the maximum amount of coupons from every source. I have wanted to inventory the sizes for a while, so it felt good to be able to accomplish that. During this, Olivia sat patiently in her chair while Charlotte tried various pairs of shoes on her feet.

She has even let me make a dinner or two! After our frozen meals ran out, I still couldn't spend the time to make a decent dinner without constant fussing and crying - and grocery store trips were a nightmare - so the last couple months we have eaten out a LOT, and thanks to my part time job/hobby as a secret shopper we haven't had to pay for most of it. But, even eating out gets old when you do it 5 times a week, so I've tried to work in some homemade meals I can do quickly while she looks on from her Bumbo perch (she loves it, I promise - I just couldn't resist that picture of her lower lip coming out). I've always liked to cook (and definitely bake), but doing so with a crying soundtrack really curbed its appeal, so I'm looking forward to actually having stuff in the fridge on a regular basis again.

H is doing oral surgery again following a few months of med school rotations, which means he gets paid (yay!) but probably only enough to pay for the health insurance (no!) Oh well. In the meantime Charlotte and I meandered across the street during our neighborhood garage sale and found this gem that she's had a great time with lately.

Arizona Fun II

We came to Phoenix so Helaman's parents could meet little Olivia.

Charlotte had a great time playing play-doh, cars, and jumping in the pool and spa. She is excited to go swimming this summer.
Olivia made friends with her cousin Emily. She also found her true love - the side-to-side swing. Emily loaned hers for the week and Olivia slept her days away in it. She was sleeping so much I didn't know what to do with myself. We got one immediately after getting home, and although she doesn't take the 3 hour naps anymore, it is still great for putting her right to sleep without my assistance.

Arizona Fun I

Last month we got to go to Arizona for a week of fun in the sun. While we were there we visited my old roommate and BYU dorms pal Lachelle. I can't believe we've been friends for 12 years now - I'm glad I get to see her every time we come back to Arizona. Both our daughters are just months apart, I really wish we lived closer!!
Charlotte and Ellie had a great time together at the science museum.
Olivia and Chloe also hit it off, as you can see.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Olivia's Big Day

The day after Charlotte's birthday, Olivia was blessed in church.

She was in a good mood so we took her picture in a couple outfits. This is one her Grandma brought her from the Philippines.
In her blessing dress
After the photo session she was ready for a nap!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Our 3 Month Girls

So, my original plan for this picture was to put Olivia in the same dress that Charlotte wore and compare the two kids at the same ages. But... Olivia is wearing this purple dress at 3 months and when I pulled up the picture of Charlotte in the same dress, it appears she was wearing it at 6 months. So that didn't work out. It would have been cute though, huh!
Olivia at 3 months
Charlotte at 3 months.
I still have this outfit, but the onesie has been packed up since Olivia has not a prayer of fitting into it anyway. Sorry Miss Chubbs! Better luck next month.