Friday, March 20, 2009

Lots of new things!

Oliver is 7 months old now and has accomplished a lot in the past couple months! Just some of the things are:

He can 'give kisses' - to himself (in the mirror), to mama, to daddy, to Austin, and sometimes to other people if he's in the mood.

He can crawl across the room faster than I can turn around.

He pulls himself up on anything and everything.

He is starting to 'cruise' the couch.

He has learned from Austin how to pull all the DVDs off of the shelf. It drives Ian nuts. I'm working on teaching both boys how to put them BACK, in alphabetical order.

He is finally starting to really like his 'real' food. He's eating bananas, avocado, apples, peas, squash, sweet potatoes, pears, mangos, and puffs.

Last night he slept in his crib the entire night - usually he comes to bed with me halfway through, but we are working on stopping that. He slept great in his crib last night. I, on the other hand, could not sleep at all. I missed him.
And, the BIG news...this morning as Oli was eating his puffs and apples, he gave me a big grin and I saw a little flash of white! I tried to look closer, and I rubbed what I thought might be a piece of apple from his bottom gums....nope! It's a tooth!! It's just starting to poke it's way through. He's getting so big!!
Below is my attempt to get a good 7-month photo. He's really not interested in sitting still at all. And he also does not want to open his mouth to show off his new tooth.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saint Patrick's Day!

Oliver attended his first St. Patrick's Day parade downtown! It was a beautiful day!
He seemed to enjoy himself...
But then decided that parades are tiring and he took a nap.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

One Year

What a difference one year makes!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mama's so crafty!

I've finally got my sewing machine figured out, and I've been working on some diapers and accessories for Oliver!
This is his fleece Hawkeye soaker. He wears it over his cloth diapers (fitteds), and it prevents any leaks! I had to make the leg holes extra big for his chunky thighs, and they fit him perfectly!
These are his fleece 'longies' - a diaper cover and pants all in one. He had a major poop in these, and although it did leak out of the diaper and onto the pants, nothing came through to the outside!

I'm planning on practicing more with the diaper covers, and making Oliver and his cousin-to-be Gabe lots of cute stuff! Maybe one day I'll be brave and try to make an actual diaper...

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Photos...

Link is on the left. I just uploaded a bunch of photos from my cell phone.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Oliver and I went up to Miller Park today to meet Kim, Austin, Anna, Mallory, and Elise. It was a bit colder than I thought it would be, but we had fun. I put Oliver on one of the landings on the playground, and he immediately began climbing the steps!! He went up six or seven of them without me even touching him! He's getting so big!