Sunday, January 12, 2014

Olivia's second birthday party

 It was so much fun to have all our family and friends together to celebrate Olivia's second birthday. We had a Curious George themed party. She absolutely loves Curious George and is a curious monkey herself. Katie Henderson designed the invitations and decorations and she is seriously amazing! 
[her website is bash-studio.com & she has an etsy shop etsy.com/shop/partywithBASH]
Chef Pisghetti is a character from the book so we did lasagna, pasta, and salad from his restaurant. We also had a banana split bar. It was so much fun and I know Olivia enjoyed having all her loved ones there to celebrate. 
We had a book for everyone to sign and leave a little note for her. It was so fun to come home and read what everyone had written her and I'm so glad I did it. It is something I know we will both cherish. 
invitations








Rather than have treat bags each child got a Curious George book to take home. Everyone got a different one to match their personalities and interests. 








Make a wish sweet girl! 







Thank you to everyone who came out and made her day special! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fallin' for Fall

We fell hard and fast for fall. I was dreading summer ending, but Fall snuck up on us and I actually really love it. We have done so much and I know Olivia is enjoying every second.  It's not too hot outside like it has been [& outside is her favorite]

We went to the zoo with some of our best buds, Shannon and Cade! It was perfect weather and so beautiful with the leaves changing.






Olivia painted her own pumpkin with her Grandma Lissa. She was so proud of it. We set it on the doorstep and every time we walked into the house she pointed at it and said 
"Oh-lee-ya Oh-lee-ya!"
[that's how she says her name] 



Olivia went trick-or-treating for the first time this year and loved it! She was our little Livi Lamb. We joked that she was actually a sheep, not a lamb, because she is SO independent. She mostly loved being outside [of course] and the treats were just an added bonus. She was a little hesitant of the strangers that would answer the door and talk to her. She would usually walk to the house and then wanted someone to hold her when we got to the doorstep. We went to my mom's house first and her and Cade got to go trick-or-treating together. My sister made Cade's dinosaur costume and it was so adorable! 
Then we went over to Conrad's grandparents for more visiting and trick-or-treating. 



 






video

Here is a little video of her trick-or-treating. A little girl answered the door so she wasn't scared this time.  


Thursday, November 7, 2013

first hair cut

Olivia got her first hair cut today! She is already almost 2 and just barely getting enough hair to actually need to cut it. She did so good! She was a little nervous and whined for a second or two but didn't cry or freak out at all. She has a little bob in the back; it makes her look older and it is so cute! 






Her hair looked so cute after, but of course the second we got into the car....


She messed it up! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Labor Day Cabin Vacation

Over Labor Day we went to my Uncle Dennis and Aunt Debi's cabin. It is one of my most favorite places in the world! I have so many fun and cherished memories from our stays at that beautiful cabin. My favorite memory from this trip was playing games with my dad. He picked me to be on his team while we played Horse Shoes AND a round of Sequence.  I was excited and proud.  I probably shouldn't have been though. My dad is such a good Horse Shoe player he usually picks the worst person to be on his team.  My theory is he feels confident he can still beat the other team even if his teammate doesn't score a single point. I don't care; I was still happy he chose me.

This trip was a little different in that most of the family couldn't be there the majority of the week. Everyone was there the first weekend and then had to leave by Monday. That left my parents, Shannon and Cade, and Olivia and I. It went from a full house to just 4 adults and 2 toddlers. My parents spent a lot of time playing with the kids. They are the best grandparents. I absolutely love to see them with their grand kids.











 






Olivia loved sitting on the dirt bikes and 4-wheelers, but if you turned them on she was scared out of her mind!