Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Oliver!!!

Little Oliver is a year old! Crazy! We had so much fun celebrating his birthday!  He got spoiled with so many new toys, which in turn spoiled Walter as well :) but that's ok, we love it.  I wish I could say that Oliver has gotten easier as he's gotten older, but that's not the case.  Poor kid has been almost a constant ball of whineyness the last few months, and I'm pretty sure it's due to constant teething.  Despite his fussiness, he is still such a sweetheart and has a smile that will make you do anything for him.  Here are some facts about him at a year old:

  • He is wearing 24 month clothes, size 6 diapers
  • He is still waking up at night.. grrrr. It's pretty much impossible to sleep train him while he is in our bedroom, but I don't want him in Walter's room, or Walter will never get any sleep
  • He takes 1 or 2 naps a day
  • He is walking and running like crazy!
  • He is a climber! He climbs on everything and has no fear!
  • He has 10 teeth, even a couple molars!
  • He loves loves loves food! But we are pretty sure he has a dairy allergy, so getting him started on milk and stoppping nursing has been a challenge- we're slowly working on it
  • He loves to wave at people and get peoples attention
  • He can meow like a cat and make fire truck noises
  • He loves books! He could look at them all day
  • He wants to always be playing with what Walter is playing with, which creates many fights every day
  • He is a mommas boy to the max! I love it... most days :)
He sure is a stinker, and some days he is more than I can take, but he is amazing.  He is a big old teddy bear who totally has my heart!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oliver - 11 Months Old

This last month has honestly been a little hard for us.  Oliver has become extremely whiney and clingy and is only happy if he is being held or is eating something.  I thought that it might be because he is teething, but I'm not so sure anymore.  Even if it's been a hard month, we love this guy more than ever and he's had a pretty busy month. He is now:

  • Taking 1 nap a day
  • Still waking up at night..
  • Wearing size 24 month clothes
  • Wearing size 5 and 6 diapers
  • He is walking like crazy! It's so adorable, because he's so big and chunky, he just waddles everywhere!
  • He yells all the time! He is seriously so loud!
  • He says mama all the time
  • He can wave hello and goodbye
  • He just learned to clap
  • He has 6 teeth
We are pretty sure that he is allergic to dairy which is a huge bummer! We have lots of dairy in this house.  He is pretty good at entertaining himself, which has been nice. He absolutely loves animals! And he's learning to play with truck pretty well just like Walter :) can't believe he'll be a year old soon!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Oliver- 10 Months Old

Oh Oliver... I don't even know where to begin with this goofy kid.  He has grown and changed so much recently.  He has become so smart and is learning to do new things everyday.  He is such a sweet, loving little guy, but he has an attitude on him as well and is a master at throwing tantrums and yelling at Walter (yes, he actually yells at him when Walter is mean to him, it's hilarious).  He is developing at a faster pace than Walter did, and I'm sure that's because he wants to do what Walter is doing, and is determined to get it figured out!
Oliver is:

  • Wearing size 5 or 6 diapers and in 24 month clothes
  • Weighs right around 26 lbs.
  • He has 4 teeth, 2 on top, 2 on bottom
  • He still wakes up about once a night.. he never did go through sleep training like Walter did, since he is still in our room
  • He is down to 1 nap a day, but it's a bit of a stretch for him
  • He has gotten much better at eating! He loves to eat everything!!
  • He is crawling like crazy, pulling up and walking along everything, and his new trick is to stand up by himself (he gets so so so proud of himself when he does this!)
  • He waves hello and goodbye all the time
I can't believe he is almost a year old!! Time seriously needs to stop!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oliver- 9 Months Old

The closer Oliver gets to being a year old, the faster the time flies! He is now half way to 10 months old! As he gets older, some aspects of having 2 kids gets easier, but some have gotten harder.  I don't know if it is because he is teething or what, but Oliver has a little attitude now, and is constantly whining and wanting to be held.  He and Walter are fighting more and more each day (YAY) and teaching Walter to share is harder than I thought it would be.. oh well
At 9 months old, Oliver is:

  • 26 lbs (97th %) , and I don't remember his height but it's in the 93rd %
  • He is wearing size 5, sometimes 6 diapers and in 18 to 24 month clothes
  • He isn't the greatest sleeper, but for the most part he is up once a night and is taking 2 naps
  • He crawls everywhere and pulls up to everything, he has just learned how to stand on his own too!
  • When he gets angry, he buries his head into the carpet and yells, it's pretty funny
  • He loves bath time!!
  • He has 4 teeth, just barely cut his top 2
  • He still doesn't eat much baby food, but he loves everything we eat- pizza, noodles, bread, crackers, chips, cookies, cereal, pretty much anything we will give him
  • He absolutely loves Walter and wants to do whatever Walter is doing. Makes Walter really mad, but it's super cute
  • He can wave hello and bye bye
  • He hates water, except during a bath.  Hate sprinklers, rain and the splashpad
  • He is a master at yelling! my goodness, this kid is LOUD
Can't believe my big little Ah-Ya (that's how Walter pronounces Oliver, so that's what we call him) is getting so close to his first birthday! He is just adorable, and his smile is the best.  We love him to death, even when he is cranky a lot of the time :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oliver 7 and 8 Months

Oliver has passed the 7 and 8 month mark now, and I am just getting around to blogging about it.  Time needs to stop moving so quickly! I can't believe Oliver is 8 months old already! It's crazy to think that his 1st birthday is just around the corner! This last month has been a big one for Oliver.  He has learned to do a lot of new things and has grown so much!

  • He is wearing size 5 diapers and size 24 month clothes, he's weighing in around 25 lbs! 
  • He is taking usually 2 naps a day now
  • He is not the greatest sleeper at night, but thinking about sleep training him makes me want to cry, so we'll see if we ever get around to that
  • He still doesn't really eat any food. He tolerates baby food, but usually only has it once a day
  • He is crawling!! CRAZY! He first crawled a day before he turned 8 months.  
  • He is already pulling up on things as well! He loves to stand up and show us how strong he is, but he is super clumsy and almost always falls over and gets hurt
  • He can wave hello and goodbye
  • He gives open mouth kisses
  • He loves to dance to music :)
  • He has 2 teeth, with 4 coming in
  • He loves loves loves to play with Walter, and now that he can crawl, he is constantly trying to play with whatever Walter is playing with.  Walter does get frustrated with him, but he is usually pretty good about letting him play with his toys

Oliver is such a happy, sweet little boy, whose smile lights up a room.  Everyone is constantly commenting on how happy he is (and how fat he is :) ). The interactions between Walter and him are getting to be more and more fun to watch and I really can't wait to see them continue to grow up together.   We love our Wally and Olly!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Walter is 2!

I can't believe it! My little boy is 2 years old! I have a 2 year old! It's so crazy.  Walter is such an amazing little boy! He makes me so unbelievably happy, and I love him more than I ever thought possible.  He is constantly teaching me to be more patient and loving, and to slow down a little bit.  He is very detailed oriented and loves to figure out how things work, so a lot of the time, he is slow to do something.  I always try to hurry him along and sometimes get frustrated with his slowness, but he constantly reminds me that it's ok to slow down and take your time with things, a lesson I desperately need.  He is also very emotional and is in tune to the emotions of others.  Small things make him cry, things that you wouldn't think he would even understand bring out the emotion in him.  I love that about him.  He is totally a mini Jesse.  He loves things like computers and guns, and loves to help Jesse build and take apart his computer.  He is obsessed with construction trucks right now.  Dump trucks are his favorite, and close behind them are excavators and front end loaders.  He is so so smart, and learns new things every day.  He knows most of his colors (blue, red, orange, green purple, pink, yellow), and several letters (P,D,M,O,H,C,G,J,W,F,B,T), and has just learned what the numbers 2 and 6 are.  He loves to watch movies.  His favorites are Toy Story (all 3), Despicable Me (both 1 and 2), The Santa Clause, Elf, Madagascar (1 and 2), and Cars.  He is a very picky eater, he only really eats noodles, mac and cheese, pizza, corn dogs, and waffles.  But he does love cucumbers and tomatoes and grapes, apples, strawberries, and oranges for snacks.  He loves to play outside and blow bubbles and push his little stroller around.  He loves to go to church, especially nursery.  He doesn't even think twice about going in there all alone and staying the whole 2 hours!  He is an amazing big brother who looks after Oliver and gives him kisses.  He is amazing at giving Mommy and Daddy hugs and kisses.  He loves to read books, his favorites are Love You Forever, Love You Through and Through, The Napping House, Chica Chica Boom Boom, his truck books, The Big Green Book of Beginner Dr Seuss Books, and any book with animals.  I could go on and on about how amazing this boy is.  He makes me so proud to be a mom.  I love him so much and am so grateful that I have had these 2 years with him! I love watching him grow! Happy Birthday Bud!!

He had a great birthday, full of presents and fun with Daddy! (who stayed home from work just for his birthday!) I'll let the pictures do the talking


Playing outside


 First ride on the Frontrunner- he loved it!

New trike from the grandparents

 Cake time