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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.)

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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