Thursday, November 13, 2008

ollie's shenanigans




well i am once again taking it upon myself to write my own blog. i have been up to a lot of things lately...
i voted in my first election. i was a big hit at the polls and everyone was excited to see me there. i felt like a VIP! i didn't have to stand in line or anything and starbucks gave us a free coffee afterwards! my mom tells me it is a historical year and for my mom to be somewhat interested in politics it must be pretty big. i hear obama won, though i am not sure if that is who i voted for- i am working on my reading skills. i thought i voted for the daily/colbert ticket, because they make my mommy laugh. either way- from what i gather it is going to be a tough job, so i have been praying for him. and i hear this is how his daughters got him to get a puppy. maybe i can try this on my dad...maybe not winning the white house, but maybe winning his fantasy football league...hmmm

in my other efforts to prove i am a superior baby, i have been trying to move things with my mind...i have been concentrating very hard, but so far no luck. i may be forced to try what normal babies do and crawl...i have made minimal efforts in this department, so far all i seem to do is go in circles...but i am getting pretty good at rolling over from my back to my tummy! i am also practicing sitting up, but i am still a bit wobbly:)

also, after having a little trouble reading my ballot, i have been working hard at this reading thing. it should come in handy soon as something called christmas is coming. apparently you get presents so i need to figure out what i want so i can make a list. that's me discovery toys r us!

we have also moved! i am trying to help mommy unpack and organize, but she doesn't seem to appreciate my help. it's not my fault if she doesn't understand my constant babbles and cries are just my way of telling her where to put my toys and books. so far i like this new place. it is a lot bigger and there is a pool and spa and playground! even a basketball court. i can't wait to try them out! we will be sure to post pictures up. mommy and me have been on a few walks around the complex and we've seen lots of lizards, and a few bunnies.
well that is it for me:) till next time...hope you enjoy the video...please excuse me, i passed gas in the middle of filming:)
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fun with mommy



i decided there was a lack of photos of ollie and me, so (for my own vanity mostly) we did some self portraits a while ago...enjoy:)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

halloween


i love this time of year- the whole season leading into christmas. i love the brisk fall air (though i am still waiting for that), football season, all things pumpkin, caramel apple cider from starbucks, christmas music, decorated houses...it is even the only time of year i actually enjoy shopping, especially on a cool night with a hot chocolate, looking for gifts, listening to christmas music in every store...

it all seems to start with halloween. i always loved halloween as a kid. i love to dress up and everyone knows i love candy, so i looked forward to it every year. part of the fun was coming up with a costume and making it (or having mom make it)
i was so sad the year i went trick-or-treating and got a few "aren't you a little too old for this?" ever since then i looked forward to when i had kids of my own i could make costumes for and take around the neighborhood...then secretly eat all their candy:)

now i know i have a few years before i can take ollie out, but i still thought we could at least dress up. i didn't really want to buy anything so i tried to think of something i could make...i few ideas entered my mind, but i liked the phelps idea the best since it was a mom and son and it was the easiest...so i took gold dolies and cut out the solid center, attached some red ribbon then taped it all to a onsies (to prevent ollie from just grabbing it and chewing it apart) i put a pair of goggles on him and presto...michael phelps. i thought i could be a his mom and drove by party city to see if i could get a wig...but i didn't ever make it in- the parking lot was packed with about 20 cars waring over spots. luckily i had seen martha make paper wigs on her show, so i took some black paper and presto- i was debbie. too bad i couldn't raid my mom's closet for some chicco's clothes, then my costume would have been complete:)

at night jonathan, ollie and i went to our friends, brett and katies, to carve pumpkins- jonathans first time! seriously? jill, paul, did he ever carve one as a kid? since i've know him, it's only me thats done it and he doesn't remember doing one as a kid...hard to believe.
anyhoo...it was a great day and i look forward to the rest of the holiday season...now i am going to turn on my christmas music:)

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