Monday, August 31, 2009

the ever-evolving, elusive nap

ollie's naps have been unpredictable and unconventional from the very beginning. i tried to keep him on some kind of schedule where he takes a nap around the same time each day- give or take and hour. and if you are one of those parents who can mange to get their kids to eat and sleep at the same time each day, i don't know how you do it! i am impressed!

somedays, like today, he just seems to be an endless ball of energy. i don't know why i even attempt to put him down for a nap on days like today, because he is not fussy until i try to stop him from playing and then he gets mad and i mean mad! he has quite a little temper and stubborn streak. i don't know where it comes from:) i figure if he is playing well and happy, why force it?

after a few hours of trying to get him to calm down and sleep, i let him be and he pleasantly played with his toys and books...then around 3:30, ollie was laying on the floor playing with one of his cars and i notice it got quiet...i look over and this is what i saw:

ollie sleeping, car still in hand.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ollie's favorite things to say and do


botty or bottu = bottle, or water
tsss = toes
shss = shoes
dada = dada:)
he is a really good mimic and it often sounds like he repeats a word if you say it to him, but those 4 words are the ones he is pretty consistent on, especially "bottu" he will ask you for it!

favorite things:
being outside, running, playing with his cousins, watching planes, helicopters or anything flying in the air, cars/trucks, his soccer ball, books, and golf clubs, taking all his toys/books and everything out of our kitchen cabinets, flushing the toilet, swimming...i could go on. can you tell he is one active 1 year old:)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

more birthday fun

we had a little party sunday to celebrate ollie turning 1!! it was a great time with family, friends, pool, presents, and cupcakes:) not sure why the pictures keep uploading so fuzzy, the look clear elsewhere...oh well.
my homemade banner
ollie does not like the happy birthay song.
i think he cried when we sang for jonathan's birthday too.
so far ollie has just picked at his cupcake treats
gotta love frosting in the hair:)
we had ollie's dedication at the evening service after the party. i think the sign on stage says it all:)