I have two words for you: Drama. Queen. Man, I now know what my sister-in-law was talking about with having the girl as the second child! Olivia is so fiesty. We lover her fiery personality but she can be so demanding at times and it wears Theo and me out! Her independence is great and frustrating at the same time. She throws the biggest tantrums if she can't figure something out or if she doesn't get her way. Her biggest thing lately is wanting to feed herself everything. This is fine except when it's yogurt. But she will sometimes refuse to eat if she can't do it herself.
She is taking some steps on her own but still would rather be carried. We're trying not to pick her up as often and encourage her to walk. She thinks she is such a big girl. We are surprised what all she can and wants to do on her own. She knows how to pick up her toys and put them away. She will grab her washcloth in the bathroom and wipe herself off. She tries to put her own socks on but they usually end up as mittens. She likes to "write", loves to dance and talks all day long. She is really into opening and closing things right now and dumping out and filling up.
She can recognize some of her body parts: mouth, nose, hair, belly, and sometimes ears. She can follow simple commands, when she wants to at least!
Olivia has been hit or miss with sleep the past several nights. Some night she does great and we don't have to go in there but other nights, we are in her room frequently checking on her, rocking her, giving her a bottle. But I am thankful that there are finally some nights where I don't have to get out of bed. Every little bit helps.
Even though being her parents can be so tiring at times, Theo and I love her and Carter more than the whole world and wouldn't trade our Olivia for anything!
We met over nine years ago and have been married for seven years. We have traveled all over together, have shared good times and bad, and now spend most of our time chasing our kids around! We believe God chose us for each other and we strive daily to keep him at the center of our marriage.
Our energetic six year old, and firstborn. He's a self procalimed genius. He loves playing with his friends, watching anything on PBS and VeggieTales, building with blocks, practicing his cartoon artist skills. He rules the roost and we couldn't imagine it any other way.
Our three year old daughter, a precious princess with her daddy wrapped around her finger. She is the daughter I always knew I would have long before I ever got married. She is a smiler and talker and lover of food, hugs and kisses, making puzzles, helping mommy in the kitchen, and loves both of her brothers (mostly!) She is a budding ballerina but loves the play in the mud and wrestle with the boys too. She is the most beautiful girl we have ever seen and we look forward to watching her grow and change over the next several months.
Our baby of the family...a walking, talking destructacon. He is hillarious, keeps us on our toes and is the funniest little toddler going on grown man I've ever seen!