Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One pair of shoes, 22 years later

Here's an old picture of Evan wearing the blue Nikes, which Oliver is wearing today.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

German Baby

Here's a picture from Oliver's first Octoberfest party!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Video: walking at 11 months

Oliver has been walking for about 6 weeks now, and he's getting pretty good. The grass that he's walking on in the video is actually on a hill, so he's doing pretty well. My mom saved these tiny tennis shoes that Evan wore when he was a baby. They're cute retro Nikes with laces. Who puts laces on baby shoes? I guess some things have changed since the 80s. But they're still awfully cute on Oliver.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bear Hats!

When Nick's aunt Nancy heard that we were having a jungle themed birthday party for Oliver, she grabbed her knitting needles and sent us these adorable hats!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oliver's First Swim Lesson

Here are a video and some pictures of Oliver's first swim lesson. He absolutely loved it! After the lesson was over, he and Nick went in the hot tub to warm up, although the pool was already a warm 85 degrees. Oliver would have happily stayed in the water longer and it looks like swim team may be in his future!

Video: Month 11

Friday, September 17, 2010

11 month update

Oliver is walking like a champ now, and hardly crawls at all anymore. He signs milk, dog, more, finished and daddy. He also loves to point to things and say "mah", which means either tell me what that item is, or take me to it. It's really cute because he's pointing at just about everything. The second he woke up this morning, he stood up on the bed and pointed to my nightstand, saying "mah". I couldn't figure out what he was asking for. Then it dawned on me that sometimes my alarm clock, which plays the radio, is often on when he wakes up. So, I turned on the radio for him, and he immediately started dancing :) It was so cute! He's copying us now too, not so much on the words, but if Nick does something to him, he'll do it back. He also has started walking Penny around the house when we put her leash on. It's really cute, and she just stands there, or walks really slow at his pace. I have so many pictures of the two of them that I'll have to put them in a separate post. Here are some pictures from the last month to enjoy:
Penny, looking cute as always
My cousin Lucy holding Oliver - she said he was her best friend

Cousins Eleanor & Lucy with Oliver
He loves balls!
Eating at a restaurant on 4th St.
I'm finished now!
Evan, Oliver and I at our swim team's 50th anniversary picnic
Playing in the park with Grandpa
I love the sand!
Cooking with Grandma

Great Binny & Great Grampy buy me the neatest toys!
figuring something out with Daddy   
Visiting the Ballard Locks

New bike helmet

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

11 months!

Our not-so-little man is 11 months old today! Nick and I celebrated by going out to a nice dinner without him. Actually, we went out for a late 5th anniversary dinner, while Jim and Cynthia watched Oliver for us. It was the first time we have done that since he was born, and it was really nice. It was also (gulp) our first $100 meal! But when we averaged it out to $20/year it doesn't sound to bad.                       Here are some recent park pictures of Oliver. He is playing with Penny's chuck-it, which is one of his favorite toys. More pictures and video update coming soon. . . 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Our new couch is finally here! We ordered it more than four months ago, and it just arrived today. We love it, so it was worth the wait.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Soo Big!

Jim Baer tought him this!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Motorcycle Baby

Oliver rode to family coffee in style this morning!

Friday, September 3, 2010