In the first pic, she climbs into the hamper while I’m doing laundry. In the next pic is her “confused” face. If you ask her to show you “confusion,” this is what you’ll get. In the last picture, she’s just being goofy. She started running around squealing and dancing for no reason – there wasn’t even music playing (what goes on in her head?)
At some point, she will need to know what to do when somebody says, “cheers.” She loves to toast and cheers people now. This same night, she broke 2 small glasses bc she was toasting everything, the dishwasher, island cabinets and the wall.
On a bad day, there is no toasting going on:
We meant to get these done for her 1st birthday, but we are running a little late (as is our holiday cards).
Jen and her husband, Mike, came over and took pictures of us (mostly Olivia) this weekend. They were so much fun to work with, and Olivia had fun showing off her dance moves to new people. She enjoyed them so much, she kept wanting to play with what they were playing with, their cameras.
Also, for the 2nd time in her life, we got her hair into pigtails! We had to do something, bc her hair is growing out like a mullet (sp?) – longer in the back and short in the front…yikes!
Here are some pics posted on the photographers site: http://jensoaresphotography.blogspot.com/
For the most part, our visit to the West Coast was fantastic. Amy was able to fit 3 carseats in the backseat of her Jeep, so we didn’t even need to rent a car. Here’s what the 3 kids sounded like in the back seat on our ride home from visiting the Bartels in Santa Rosa:
Brian ran the Bucktown 5k. To prove it, here’s a pic taken by the race photographer:
It was a fun run and a fun brunch afterwards. This may have to be an annual run.
Being a parent definitely has it’s perks. Like teaching your child to do new things. Enjoy!
Romeo and Bryce watched Olivia for us one morning and took her out for brunch. Here’s a pic of Olivia and Bryce:
Here she is 20 minutes later…
Looks like Uncle Ranier has been replaced.