Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Her vocabulary is really growing. Not only is she repeating the things we coax her into saying, but she has also mastered some words are using them at the appropriate times. She calls the dogs (and all other dogs...) by their names, and she is starting to point to my body parts, but not her own yet. The other day she jabbed me in the eyeball. Thanks. Those tears were from the stinging, not the pride. She has even squeaked out an "Oooo Igh!" (Roll Tide!) and, more importantly, "A-mehn".
These pictures are from Sunday. Although it looks like it, she was NOT waving at me, but at the dogs, "Shay-dy and Dodah" ... She LOVES them! The bottom picture was taken first. Notice how much ankle you see. Now look at the top picture. So, even though she's getting big, she's still so Bitty! This is a 12 month outfit. Most 12 month pants won't stay up on her!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
My AMAZING intern is officially done. I am SO sad. It's like losing a roommate that you really, really like (and who does all of your chores for you!). I have four more weeks of school, a (literal) tiny break, and then I will start tutoring this Summer for the AHSGE for Bryant kids. The principal drama at school is enough to make anyone's head spin, but it's entirely too much to put on here. Just know that it is major, and that Bryant High School's students, teachers, and administrators (both current and future) need your prayers.
Other than the whirlwind we call Bitty, home has been it's usual busy. Michael is finishing up his last semester at Shelton. He is in there typing up his last research paper as I type this. Last Sunday he participated in Honor's Day (I forgot the camera :( ) and received an award for his Phi Theta Kappa Honors Fraternity membership. He's pretty smart. He will graduate in two weeks, and I will NOT forget the camera. :)
Monday, April 5, 2010
Playing with her jello cup. She picked through the corn and Boston Butt.Working on using a spoon. She can get it to her mouth, but most often turns her hand with the spoon in it an looses it all in her lap. I cleaned a fair amount of jello out of her seat. She kept trying to use the pointed end instead of the scoop. It didn't work for her. Photo-op with Mommy!!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
After an amazing morning of worship, we gathered at the front of the church to have pictures made at the cross. It's an Easter tradition at Ridgecrest to prepare the wooden cross with flowers (we forgot ours), and after service, take family pictures in front of it. We couldn't get Bitty to look at the camera, much less smile, but we did the best we could!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
On Friday we went to the Riverwalk Park in downtown Tuscaloosa. On the end that we were on there wasn't much of anything to do but walk, so after our Hardee's picnic, we just took some time to spend as a family and enjoy God's beautiful work!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This is our house. We have lived here for almost five years - so hard to believe. We have made it very cozy, often messy, mostly loud, but full of love. I love our house, and I am so thankful for how God has blessed us while in this house. His love for us is amazing, and he shows us everyday.
This is how I know: The pictures that I chose for our home. The only thing not pictured here is our family picture from the beach that has gone missing from my computer, but that's just a tiny glitch in the grand scheme.
This post is pretty much the meaning behind our blog title. Through God, our home and love has multiplied, and it is such a beautiful feeling. My prayer through this Home study is that we learn how to better become a God-centered family and raise Olivia to love Jesus the way He (and we) love her.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Michael and I are nerds. We know it. We accept it. We are turning our child into one, and she's accepting it, too. Here's what I mean: we TiVo Jeopardy, and have for as long as we've had the ability to. We watch Jeopardy almost daily, and well, it has a catchy theme song, to say the least. Bitty seems to think so, too. She has never really danced much, but to the Jeopardy theme song she gets DOWN!
(BTW -- while I was previewing the video before uploading it to the blog, she heard the music through the computer and started dancing to her own dancing video!)
Last Sunday was the first pretty day of Spring. Bitty wasn't feeling great, but we took the opportunity to get out and get some fresh air. We played in the front yard with sidewalk chalk and bubbles for a little while; Bitty beat Daddy in Tic-Tac-Toe. She's just that good. After having fun in the front yard, we moved on to the park. We went down the very staticky slide and crawled through all the tunnels. However, her favorite part of the park was swinging on the swings. She just giggled the whole time despite feeling icky. I look forward to so many more fun Spring days!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
baby = baybeeee
ball = bah or baw (depending)
thank you = tuh ta
night night = nigh nigh
shoe = oo
bath = baa
Our next challenge? Body parts!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I just want to feel supported, backed up, and most of all, appreciated by those who are so quick to judge.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
After reading almost every book we own, twice, she decided to entertain herself. In the video below, after she pulled several of the laundry pieces out, she climbed in. This is not the only time she did this tonight, it's just the only time I caught it on tape.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Yay for party time! Although Olivia's birthday was last Tuesday, we waited until the Saturday after (the 6th) to have her party. I was actually very nervous as the party host, simply because I have never done it before. There was a mix of our friends and family, and most everyone seemed to have a good time. I'm still bumfuzzled that my baby is ONE year old!!
The Party Guests:
It was such a great day. We are so thankful for all of you who came to celebrate with us! We LOVE you!