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Olivia at 24 Months: Week 105

Olivia at 24 Months: Week 105

We went on vacation this week, and celebrated Olivia’s second birthday at the lake with her cousins. We had some really nice moments, but the weather wasn’t great, and the long travel time (4 hour flight + 5 hour drive) was rough. On top of that, we all developed Hand, Foot and Mouth (probably from
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Olivia at 23 Months: Week 104

Olivia at 23 Months: Week 104

This week, Olivia: Can now draw the letter O! Got a new stuffed friend (a unicorn), and when we asked her what its name would be, she said “Honey” I didn’t think she could get any cuter! Gets really upset when things break in half (crackers, chalk, etc.)

Olivia at 23 Months: Week 103

Olivia at 23 Months: Week 103

This week, Olivia: Went to the zoo and loved it! Of everything we saw, the elephant pooping made the biggest impression because she talked about it for the next few days! She also loved the Merry-Go-Round (unlike the first time she went on one) Called her baby doll “another Olivia” when we asked what her
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Olivia at 23 Months: Week 102

Olivia at 23 Months: Week 102

This week, Olivia: Loves crayons and coloring. She lays down on the ground and really gets into it, her nose almost touching the paper as she draws. Threw a couple of mini dramatic tantrums, where she flung herself away and cried really hard for a minute and then was totally fine. Recognizes and correctly identifies the
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Olivia at 23 Months: Week 101

Olivia at 23 Months: Week 101

This week, Olivia: Says “I like shrimp” and “I like lollipops”. Mind you, she’s had, like, two lollipops ever. Started waking up super early, around 5:30AM, which makes for some lovely weekday mornings. Asks us to wash her hands when they’re dirty, or change her diaper after she goes. Went to a baseball game with
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Olivia at 23 Months: Week 100

Olivia at 23 Months: Week 100

This week, Olivia: Says, “Yup” instead of “Yes” sometimes - it’s the cutest! Went to the botanical garden! She loved playing in the Children’s Garden and splashing her hands in the little fountains. Recognized a “P” on a parking structure! Has a beauty mark on her pinkie! It seems to have popped up in the last
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Olivia at 22 Months: Week 99

Olivia at 22 Months: Week 99

This week, Olivia: Went to the library for the first time and loved it, although we definitely need to work on her “inside” voice. She asked the librarian for a Humpty Dumpty book, and loved the one she picked out for us – Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses - she asks to snuggle
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Olivia at 22 Months: Week 98

Olivia at 22 Months: Week 98

Oh my gosh, guys! I’m FINALLY caught up on our weekly blog posts after a month of craziness at work. It feels amazing. One thing that became abundantly clear as I was uploading the photos for the posts – O needs more Lately Lily shirts! Apparently, all we do is rotate her through the same
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Olivia at 22 Months: Week 97

Olivia at 22 Months: Week 97

I had to go out of town for a business trip this week, and it was my first time leaving Olivia overnight. Man, was it rough. She handled it way better than I did and –  between our Facetime sessions and Mike being the Super Dad he always is – she hardly seemed to notice
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Olivia at 22 Months: Week 96

Olivia at 22 Months: Week 96

This week, Olivia: Knows the days of the week, in order Makes the cutest silly face when she’s about to get some treat she wants – “wooahh” (see below, haha!) Loves squash “spaghetti”, which I make with my new vegetable spiral slicer. It’s such an easy, healthy, super quick dish that we all enjoy. You
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Olivia at 21 Months: Week 95

Olivia at 21 Months: Week 95

This week, Olivia: Is speaking in full sentences Has a terrible fear of Play-doh and has to be separated from the kids at school whenever they play with it Loves eating my oatmeal in the morning Is starting to say funny things, like “Livy eatlululemon” – which totally gives awaythe fact that I spend most
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Olivia at 21 Months: Week 94

Olivia at 21 Months: Week 94

Another week, more changes as we try to get settled! We moved into a new house this week, and O started daycare here. When Mike and I dropped her off, she started playing and didn’t even glance back at us – I think she was just so happy to be back at school! Unfortunately, she
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Olivia at 21 Months: Week 93

Olivia at 21 Months: Week 93

One of the unexpected (but totally awesome) byproducts of having a baby blog has been meeting some wonderful online mommy friends in real life, like 7x7xmommy and this week, Mary from Ryan & Wren! Mary makes the most gorgeous hair accessories, and O’s been wearing her bows ever since she was a few months old! Our
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Olivia at 21 Months: Week 92

Olivia at 21 Months: Week 92

We spent this week exploring our new surroundings! We miss our friends so much, but I have to admit that it’s nice living in a city again. In our old neighborhood, everything was within a one mile radius – daycare, supermarket, Target, a handful of parks, the doctor’s office and the farmer’s market. It was
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Olivia at 20 Months: Week 91

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 91

Well, we moved AGAIN this week! It seems like just yesterday we were living in a hotel waiting for our new home to be finished. Maybe because that was 4 months ago?! Well, Mike got a great job opportunity a month ago, and we’ve spent the last few weeks prepping to sell our house and
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Olivia at 20 Months: Week 90

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 90

This week, Olivia: Counts to 12 Made me coffee by putting a K-cup and a spoon in one of her plastic cups Flipped her Anywhere Chair over, said that it was a bus and pretended to drive it while singing Wheels on the Bus Asked me to take my ponytail out so that she could
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Olivia at 20 Months: Week 89

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 89

This week, Olivia: Said “No running in the classroom”. Sure enough, her teacher confirmed that’s something she has to remind Olivia of quite often. Discovered shrieking. It’s loud, but so cute. Reads books to her stuffed animals. Likes to play with the fridge magnets.

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 88

Olivia at 20 Months: Week 88

This week, Olivia: Was so excited to be back at school after our vacation. As soon as she saw her favorite teacher, she started running around the classroom shouting gleefully Responded, “Tuesday” when we asked her what day it was. It was Tuesday. I know was a coincidence, BUT it’s still pretty cool since they’ve
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