May 30, 2012

Life according to my iPhone

(mobile posting so I doubt these are in order)

May 28, 2012

Sprinkler fun!

 I swear I just HAD this child.  When did he turn into a little boy?!

 He's an official walker now.  No more crawling.  

 Playing in the sprinkler was fun!  
But there was also lots of this...

 We have new neighbors and their 20-month old, R, came over to play.  I love, love, love having sweet, new neighbors that also have a toddler.  Such fun!  They play well together.  She likes to share and loves to give things to Oliver.  Can't wait to see these two have baby conversations in a few months.  Cuteness!

Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2012

Candid Prof Pics

... a few recent prof pics.  I need to get in touch with our VA photographer to schedule some spring pictures now that Rover is walking.  Full time walker here - ahh!  I know I posted a couple of these already, but I love them all.  So candid and so us!

May 22, 2012

My most favorite...

I've been awful about posting lately and wanted to be sure I documented my current most favorite thing about Oliver.  When I put him down for a nap or right before bed, I give him kisses all over and as I pull away, he places both of his hands on either side of my face and pulls me to him for more kisses.  He giggles and just rubs his face on mine.  Nothing in the whole wide world is sweeter!  Love, love, love.  
I also usually blow him one last kiss before I leave his room and he's started to blow a kiss back.  The first time he did it, he even made a kiss noise.  Normally he just uses his hand - I'll take it.  Preciousness!  And he gets so tickled with himself.  He's such a lover.

(photos from a recent picnic on the water)

May 20, 2012

Months 14 & 15 Photo Dump

Aunt B came to visit right before Easter!  I swear Oliver could be her child. :)

This picture captures his personality perfectly!

That red, furry thing is Murray from Sesame Street.  He'd seen it in the store one day and we were playing with it and decided to get it for his Easter basket since he loved it so much.  This picture makes me smile because when he saw Murray he acted like he remembered him and was SO excited to see him again. No idea if he really remembered him or if he just liked it...

His favorite toy ever, a Hess car (that is probably for children over the age of 6).

LOVE these curls!

He's not shy about snack time.  Grocery store, on walks, you name it.

He will stand on his tippy toes to throw out shoes until he finds a matching pair.

I don't know what's funnier, this picture of the next one.  
The boy loves tampons.  He goes for them pretty much every day.


We had some awesome friends come visit - the boys are 13 days apart - and it was SO. MUCH. FUN.
(This picture is so weird to see now because we've totally changed that side of the room now!)

I bought Oliver a Corolle doll - I love the way new dolls smell.  I'd forgotten about that until I opened the box, yum.  He was so sweet putting the baby's paci in his mouth.  We can't decide if the baby should be Max or Sam.  We keep coming back to those names.

...and he's done.  Ha!  Love this picture.

Our laundry room is right around the corner from the playroom and I often dump piles of clothes in here to fold.  This is what I found when I rounded the corner with my basket.

Oliver is very into sorting and matching right now.  I'm trying to take advantage of that with different games.  This was after church one day and he was matching the colors.  Smart boy!

He loves being outside - to the point of screaming if we can't go out for whatever reason.  

Oops.  Daddy didn't want to walk around the entire neighborhood buddy...

LOVE this boy.


I love this picture - he'd just started walking really well (but not consistently) and it's one of the only pictures I have of him in action.

(Hess car!)

Daddy came home and turned on the T.V.  A fun treat.

Still watching T.V.

Looking like a toddler - ahh!


I love this picture... we had just gotten home from church and I was changing him.  I put his shoes aside so I could take them upstairs and was getting irritated that he wanted to carry them around knowing we'd surely lose one.  He took them both down the hall near the front door and dropped them in our shoe pile.  !!!!  Smart boy !!!!  

...and then it was time to nap. :)

Perfect for a 'wordless Wednesday' post I think!

We moved the crib mattress down today. We've done it twice before, but always moved it back up because I liked the skirt.  I finally decided it was time - and I don't know why because he is NEVER in the crib.  Not even for playtime anymore because he can get out.  Seriously, never.  It was a fun project anyway.

...and I got some snuggles out of the deal. :)

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub