Friday, April 29, 2011


Oliver loves this fountain at Seattle Center and the weather is finally getting nice enough for us to eat our snack outside after visiting the Children's Museum.
Mesmerized by the fountain. Oliver loves anything that has to do with water, especially if there is a possibility he might be able to play in it.
eating raisins, his go to snack on the go
trying to hold Tessa's hand

Thursday, April 28, 2011

our little garbage man

He is slightly obsessed with anything and everything related to  garbage trucks or garbage cans. Here he walks our neighbor's garbage can (we have a small box without wheels) up and down the street with Bapa.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Here are a few pictures from our day :)
I think I see an egg!
Picking it up off the soggy ground
Handing it to Jim Baer
Jim hid bags of Oliver's favorite sweet potato chips in this little house
Ready for Easter dinner
Signing "Bear" for Jim Baer
Easter 2011
A look back at last year. Look how much Oliver has grown!


We upgraded Oliver's tower to include an art easel. It has a chalkboard on one side and dry erase board on the other. Both sides are magnetic so that you can attach paper as well. We love that it doesn't take up any more floor space, and he's not so tempted to draw on the table or walls this way :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

egg hunt

We took Oliver to his first Easter egg hunt this morning at the community center near our house. I only got these two pictures before my camera died, but he had a blast and definitely knew what to do. Once he picked up all the eggs in his area, he would sign "more" and we would look for more eggs. Unfortunately the hunt didn't last very long because there were so many kids. Now he's ready for the real egg hunt tomorrow!
waiting patiently for the hunt to begin

look at all the eggs!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


A belated birthday present from grandma. She loves it!

Monday, April 18, 2011


18 months

I have an 18 month old now! That to me, sounds crazy, he is growing up so fast. To celebrate, here are 18 fun facts about Oliver.
  1. He is 32 in. tall (50th percentile)
  2. Weight is 23lb, 12 oz (25th percentile)
  3. Head circumference remains in the 90th percentile!
  4. Tuesday is his favorite day of the week, because it's Garbage Day!
  5. He and his Daddy (with some help from Penny) consume roughly 172 oz of organic plain yogurt each week.
  6. His newest word is "bubbles"
  7. Jim Baer is his now his favorite person. He complains when we come to pick him up. Six months ago, he complained when we dropped him off.
  8. Hide and go seek is a favorite game
  9. He has developed a weird obsession for cats
  10. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep is his favorite song, and he always sings along.
  11. His biggest obsession is garbage trucks. He can watch a youtube video for 20 minutes that has nothing but garbage trucks going up and down the street.
  12. He eats a rice cracker as he falls asleep most  nights.
  13. He sleeps in a big boy bed, and has been for about three months now. He loves it!
  14. He is still nursing, with no plans in sight to give it up.
  15. He yells "UH-OH" when he drops or throws things.
  16. He can point out several family members in photos, including Grandma "mah-mah" and Grandpa "Bapa".
  17. He has memorized the order of several books and he will sign or make the noise of the animal or object on the next page, before I even turn it.
  18. If he misses his potty when going to the bathroom, he'll run to grab a rag to wipe it up.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

a birthday kiss

Penny is 4 today! Her birthday included a birthday trip to the dog park (yesterday), two birthday walks, a birthday trip to the pet store, a birthday trip to the park,  a birthday turkey neck to chew on and birthday kisses from Oliver :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

jazz concert

Nick and Oliver went to a jazz concert at a coffee/cupcake shop tonight while I was teaching. Since Nick's friends were playing, they let Oliver play the drums during their break, which Nick said he just loved! They both had a great time and when they left Oliver was apparently signing "more music" all the way to the car. He was so excited that he was still awake at 9pm when I got home.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

dog and toddler tricks

Penny and Oliver perform the same tricks :)

garbage day and "Bapa"

Oliver rushed out of bed this morning to the sound of the garbage truck heading up our street. He didn't want to miss any of the six trips the trucks will make up and down our street today! Here he is waiting for the next one, with his new recycling truck that Bapa bought him. I also get him to say "Bapa" for the camera.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Grandpa Gregg is now "Bapa"! Oliver started calling him that on Friday when we were talking about picking him up from the airport and he continued all weekend long. It's so cute! It's also the first name that Oliver has picked out for anyone.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Oliver is obsessed with wine glasses. We finally gave him some watered down grape juice in a wine glass, and he was just thrilled. He shocked us by knowing how to swirl and smell the glass! Jim Baer has taught him well. He sure is going to have expensive tastes when he grows up!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Oliver was very excited with this $3 shovel we picked up for him at Lowe's today. He followed Nick all over the store with it and received several job offers to work there. Penny has already earned some $, so I guess it's Oliver's turn now.