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Olivia at 27 Months: Week 121

Olivia at 27 Months: Week 121

This week, Olivia: Went to the Hello Kitty exhibit at a local museum and hugged Hello Kitty! It’s so funny how excited she was. A long line had formed to take photos with HK and O lined up and waited patiently and quietly until we got to the front and when it was our turn,
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Olivia at 27 Months: Week 120

Olivia at 27 Months: Week 120

We had so much excitement and fun this week, we could barely keep up! We started out with a fabulous (yet hectic) play date at the park with our friends Jody and Olive. It was our first time at this particular park, so Olivia went nuts, running around shouting, “Yaaay!! This is so much fun!”
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Olivia at 27 Months: Week 119

Olivia at 27 Months: Week 119

What an exciting week! We got to meet BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling! BJ wrote one of Olivia’s favorite books, The Book with No Pictures, and had a reading at a local bookstore. At one point, when he was asking all of the kids their ages, O stood up and said proudly, “I’m TWO!” She got
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Olivia at 27 Months: Week 118

Olivia at 27 Months: Week 118

This week, Olivia: Has such a vivid imagination! She’s constantly playing pretend or reading books aloud made-up stories. Put a letter from her puzzle on my head and told me its my birthday hat. Then, she sang “Happy Birthday” to me and told me to blow out the candles and eat my cupcake. Reaches in
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Olivia at 26 Months: Week 117

Olivia at 26 Months: Week 117

This week, Olivia: Loves her two new books: Little Humans and The Book with No Pictures. She memorized Little Humans in a couple of days and is so sweet when she reads it (video below). After I posted the video on Instagram, I was so excited to find a couple of comments from the author
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Olivia at 26 Months: Week 116

Olivia at 26 Months: Week 116

This week, Olivia: Went to Little Tokyo! We love exploring our new city, especially when it involves sushi. Olivia loved riding the train again, trying red bean cake, and going to the Hello Kitty store. Popped out of bed and said, “I’m done sleeping now!” She’s starting to waking up in the night again, asking
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Olivia at 26 Months: Week 115

Olivia at 26 Months: Week 115

This week, Olivia: Is starting to reference things being “scary” Loves running in the grass Started calling me “Mummy” with a British accent. I have absolutely no idea where that came from. Went to the Farmer’s Market and made a new friend! Favorite quotes this week: Happily singing on the way to school: “My head’s
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Olivia at 26 Months: Week 114

Olivia at 26 Months: Week 114

It was a jam-packed week with a lot of firsts! This week, Olivia: Went to her first pool party! In typical O fashion, she was somewhat tentative getting into the water, but once we sat her in a lounger and started pushing her around, she didn’t want to get out! Went to her first wedding!
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Olivia at 25 Months: Week 113

Olivia at 25 Months: Week 113

Favorite quotes this week: “Mommy and daddy gonna buy me a freight car when Olive comes over.” “That’s not food, that’s my belly!” “I’m gonna jump after mommy puts my pants on!” “One and zero makes ten.” “Where’s Emily?” (when she saw her friend’s parents).

Olivia at 25 Months: Week 112

Olivia at 25 Months: Week 112

This week, Olivia: Went to the beach. She’s been waking up each morning saying, “I go to the beach” so we decided we were long overdue for another trip. O was still pretty scared of the water, but I managed to wade in and dip her toes in as I held her. She mostly enjoyed
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Olivia at 25 Months: Week 111

Olivia at 25 Months: Week 111

This week, Olivia: Went back to the zoo! She’s getting pretty resistant to the stroller and wanted to either run around or be carried (no in between!). We had a lot of fun, as always, and O got a special kick out of the flamingos for some reason. She stood there, giggling to herself as
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Olivia at 25 Months: Week 110

Olivia at 25 Months: Week 110

This week, Olivia: Had her first dentist visit! I wish I could have been there but hubby was more than up for the challenge! He took the day off and turned it into a daddy-daughter date complete with ice cream and a trip to the toy store! Since I prepped her the week leading up to
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Olivia at 25 Months: Week 109

Olivia at 25 Months: Week 109

This week, Olivia: Had an awesome belated birthday play date with her bestie, Olive, at the Santa Monica Pier! The girls had so much fun riding the Merry-Go-Round (although once it started moving O wanted to get off her horse b/c it was going too fast), doing yoga on the grass, swinging on the beach
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Olivia at 24 Months: Week 108

Olivia at 24 Months: Week 108

This week, Olivia: Slept through the night three nights in a row and actually asks to get in bed again! We’ve turned a corner on this whole vacation-sleep-disruption thing. It only took two weeks of sleep deprivation and me sleeping on the floor in her room practically every night, tickling her back through the crib
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Olivia at 24 Months: Week 107

Olivia at 24 Months: Week 107

This week, Olivia: Said “No, shoo fly, MY dinner!” to a fly that landed on her plate when she was eating outside Saw a rubber duck on TV and said “Mommy and daddy buy you a duckie.” Loves to go down the slide on her own and said “Livy do it herself” when I tried
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Olivia at 24 Months: Week 106

Olivia at 24 Months: Week 106

This week, Olivia: Started a new Montessori pre-school right when we got back from vacation. She did really well the first couple of days (all of the teachers remarked on how she adjusted from day one), but now cries really hard when M drops her off in the morning. Loves to draw, and got a
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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.)