Liv was napping (or so I thought) when I heard paper ripping. Not an unusual noise, but unusual when heard coming from a toddler's bedroom. So I peeked in and found her riffling through her Auntie Gena's things. (Liv is temporarily housed in her old room). She was opening letters and pretending to read them, and ripping those she couldn't open. In the first pic you can see her determination. In the second she seems to wince with anticipation of a scolding.
Friday, December 28, 2007
I thought it would be fun if Liv put on her tu-tu that matches bitty baby's. It was fun for a bit, Liv loved her skirt and the pink-ness of it all. But then she started getting in a bad mood. I think it was one part tight tu-tu and two parts crabiness over her straight hair.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Liv seems to love Santa but put her too close and not so much. But how lucky were we to have a personal visit from the jolly red man himself at Nana and Papa's house on Christmas day! In the bottom photo Liv poses with her Auntie Gena and cousins Francesca, Grace, Frank and Veronica.
Olivia must have been so excited for Santa that she just couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve. After logging in a total of about 3 hours of sleep (including a snack of a waffle at 4:00 am) we got up for good. Liv was so tired at breakfast, but did perk up for gifts.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
I wasn't kidding when I said Liv loves to be adult. Give her a lip gloss, she'll ask for her purse. Give her the purse, she'll ask for keys. It's always on to the next big thing with Liv. Here she is with her Nana's purse, getting ready to hit the mall.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Olivia has these fantastic fancy shoes that she just loves (thanks Tal & Fam). I pulled them out and after an enthusiastic "ooooh" Liv went straitaway to get her fairy dress. I was surprised and delighted at Liv's display of both baby genius and budding fashion star.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Steve and I ran an errand to the bank today with Liv - and low and behold, who happened to be there but Santa! What luck! Or at least Steve and I thought so. Liv was less than thrilled. Plus, how could we expect her to believe this kid who had a few too many on Western Ave last night was Santa?
Here is a recent pic of our house progress. You can see where our old house ended - where the ceiling dips down. We hope to be back in by February. Steve's parents have been gracious enough to host us in the interim - their house may never be the same after Liv is done with it!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Olivia and I had a little girl's night and went to an indoor jungle gym. Liv was a bit on edge in the balls, and was so sad when she was hit head-on twice by two older boys. But things started looking up once Hannah Montana came on the radio and she joined the other girlies dancing.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
So tonight we had the pleasure of babysitting Esme. While it doesn't seem like it in this pic, Esme missed her Mom and Dad and got a wee bit upset, shedding her first tear! What a track record for me as a babysitter. But the night quickly redeemed itself as she calmed down and was all smiles again. We even got a wink!
Compare these pictures of Olivia and Esme, each from their own baptism. They were both able to wear my Mom's Christening gown, which was made from my Grandmother's wedding dress. This piece of fabric has seen many happy times, with more to come. Esme was just Christened last weekend, I am so honored to be her Godmother!
Note that Olivia is about a week and a half older than Esme in these pictures - interesting...