Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birth Week Oli!

We started off the week with Oliver's first haircut! It was getting just a little too crazy...
Our friend Tera is a hairstylist and she did the honors...Oliver sat very still the whole time, he wasn't quite sure what to think.
Still a little long and shaggy, but not out of control - just how I wanted it!
Monday evening we went to the State Fair. It was a perfect night for it - we got there right after 5 (when tickets go to half price!), it wasn't very busy, and the weather was beautiful!
Oliver thought the cows were okay...
But he just thought the "nays" were WONDERFUL!!
We spent a lot of time in the horse barn, and Oliver threw a screaming fit when we left! He definitely has a horse obsession lately. (Don't mind the spots on my camera lens...)
Finn actually spent most of the time in the stroller, checking everything out. By about 6:30 he was ready for a nap and Oliver was getting tired of walking, so Finn slept in the mei tai while Oli rode in the stroller. We left sometime around 7:30, after we spent all of our money on food. It was a nice couple hours at the fair!
On Thursday morning, Oliver was greeted by the whole family. He didn't know why we were all so excited that morning, but I think he liked it.
He especially liked getting a cupcake for breakfast!! (Although this morning, as soon as I went in his room, he asked for a cupcake! Sorry buddy, only once a year!)
Finn didn't get a cupcake, but he still had fun. He is officially sitting up on his own now! He'll sit without assistance for several minutes before tipping over! Crawling is next! (Slow down, little man!)
Unfortunately, Oliver had to get his 2 year check up the morning of his birthday. He weighs 27 pounds 8 ounces, and is 34 inches tall! He had one shot (and screamed "Owie!" but didn't cry), and had to have his finger poked for a lead test (and cried, "Ow, hurt me!"). Finn also had two shots, and cried for about ten seconds. My boys were pretty tough!
We are having a small party for Oliver tonight, then tomorrow is MY birthday! I'm looking forward to dinner at Hu Hot with Ian!


Katie said...

Okay, I have to ask. Why are the boys always wearing necklaces? I'm not sure if you've ever addressed it before. Sorry if I missed it! Aren't you afraid of them being choking hazards? I'm sure there's some significance. Love your blog!

just a mama... said...

so glad you asked, katie!
the necklaces are amber teething necklaces. when up against warm skin, the amber releases oils that are natural pain relievers. (they are not to chew on.) we get ours from
do they work? i think so! and many people swear by them. you can also wear them for migraines, backaches, arthritis...
i'm not really worried about them choking - the beads are tied individually, and it'll break if pulled too tight (so it won't strangle them!).
(inspired by finn does not advise you to leave them on during sleep.)