Sunday, June 27, 2010

Walking, Crawling & Climbing Stairs

Using his push walker for the first time!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 22nd

While Nick is in Tucson for a few days, Oliver, Penny and I are soaking up the sun that is finally here! Cynthia brought back the necktie bib he's wearing from France. He's been drooling up a storm lately, so maybe teeth are in sight? His toilet seat also came so I got a few pictures of him testing it out. He's quickly learned how to unravel the toilet paper roll!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Month 8 Video

It's a little late, but here is a video with a clips from last month!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thank you Tracy!

Tracy sent Oliver his first pair of ecco tennis shoes yesterday! They are so cute! They just about fit him which is perfect since we don't think it will be long before he's walking. He can already stand in them on his own without support.

Friday, June 11, 2010

California Trip

Oliver and I got back last week after spending 10 days in California visiting family, training dogs, and most importantly attending Binny's 80th birthday party! You can view that video again here. My mom took so many pictures that we didn't get any with her in them, but she is in this video:

Video clips from California

Opening a present from Grandma - a guitar shirt!

Ready for bed

Get me out of this car seat!

Visiting with Grandma Julie

Cuddling with Great Binny

And ready to take a nap with Great Grampy

Playing computer with Grandpa Bruce

Do I look silly?

Hangin' with Uncle Evan and Grandpa Gregg

Eating guacamole, one of my favorites!

Playing Uncle Tom's piano

On the potty

Dancing with Grandpa Mark

Even Daddy joined us for the afternoon!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

8 Months!

Oliver is 8 months old today! We have had a busy month! He's been crawling for about four weeks now, which has changed everything. He's getting fast and he's really good at crawling to all the things he shouldn't play with, like the garbage can, Penny's water bowl, Nick's guitar and any type of cord on the ground. He is pulling up on anything and everything he can get his little hands on, which involves a few tumbles now and then. His favorite word to say is Babababa! And he still doesn't have any teeth. He enjoys eating, but breast milk continues to be his main source of nutrition. The elimination communication is going great! Our average diaper count is down to just 1-2 per day and in the last week he has started being dry at night about a third of the time!

Nick is on 2nd shift right now, which means he doesn't go in to work until 2pm. He was able to go with Oliver and I to story time today, and Oliver crawled away from us for the first time to check out some bigger kids! We also got Oliver his first library card and signed him up for the summer reading program.

I have a ton of video clips to put together as well as photos from our trip to CA, so stay tuned. . .

Going for a short hike in our neighborhood

Oliver's first hike in a backpack

Taking a potty break

Penny loves to go hiking too!

Oliver still has to taste EVERYTHING, including Daddy,

Daddy's ear,

and the kitchen cabinets.

He's been helping out more around the house

and even helps load the dishwasher!

He started taking baths in the big bathtub

Look at that hair!

Wearing Daddy's engineer hat

He loves to crawl

Wednesday, June 2, 2010