wow! almost one year! here are our monthly pictures. leighton is wearing her christmas dress i am making for her:) i was fitting it to her, when my scatterbrain remembered to do her photo. don't look close or you'll see an unfinished hem. what would the judges on project runway say! yikes;)
now back to it- hem the dress and trim the sleeves...i think they are a little to fluttery.
today was ollie's Christmas program at preschool. the last time I went to his school (for the harvest party) he freaked out and cried and refused to partake in all the fun activities. so jonathan, leighton & I had set our expectations low.
the kids started to come into the chapel. ollie walked in holding the hands of one of the aids. he was looking very concerned, probably wondering why the chapel was filled with grown-ups, when it is normally empty. have I mentioned this kid does not deal with change or new things very well? the kids started singing and our fun-loving, enthusiastic Ollie, who has been singing all these songs at home, stood there like a statue, about ready to burst into tears. classic stage fright. little miss Leighton on the other hand started smiling and waving her hands and "singing" along. when it was over we gave him big hugs and he started to whine... Leighton seemed to cheer him up a bit and of course there's nothing a cookie can't cure. fun times were had by all.
at nine months this little girl is 18 pounds and just over 28 inches long AND walking! if she really wants to get someplace quick, or away from someone, who shall remain nameless, she will still crawl. but she is walking more and more each day. She is silly, observant and curious, with a little mischief in her eyes- just like her brother. oh, boy!
it's a daily battle. I set up ollie's train tracks- which is a painstaking task to begin with, only to have him crash them moments later. if that doesn't happen, miss Leighton will inevitably come over and grab a track off the table, resulting in Ollie getting mad and shoving his sister to the ground. so today, I flipped the mat that goes on his train table over and drew a nice little track ad some roads. crisis averted for the time being:)
since ollie is quit the active little guy and he tends to get bored at home, we put him in preschool 2 days a week. don't let that excited face fool you. he looks that way until we park the car, then he puts up a fight. oh well, hopefully the theatrics wont last too much longer:)
we finally fixed the ol' mac! wahoo...but still need to reinstall photo editing software to go through my pictures. and so many pictures to go through. yikes! be on the lookout for ollie's 3rd birthday, leighton's 7 month photo, our trip to texas and ollie's first day of preschool! whew.
for now i leave you with this sweet girl- nothing cuter (or is it more cute?) than a sleeping baby, snuggled up to a teddy bear, sucking her thumb;)