Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
You know how in cartoons, when the character scrambles really quickly to run and they're airborne (with sound effects)? That's how Olivia has been running lately. Usually, she's as slow as molasses. Could it be a few weeks of ballet have brought out...gasp...the speed in her?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
What a treat, Olivia came home with a progress report today. Overall she is doing very well. We have a few lower case letters to work on, but other than that we're so happy with her report - and as we talked about it, it was clear Olivia was proud of herself. Her teacher writes: "Olivia is doing a good job in preschool and I really enjoy having her in class - she is sweet and creative. Olivia has a great imagination and she is a good friend." Steve and I decided to get her a little treat, so Steve picked out this sweet Rose plant at "the jewel."
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe this sweet babe is halfway to one. He has a wonderful disposition - loving, laid back, and full of giggles. Never one to miss a feeding, he now loves the food we've introduced him to - veggies, fruit, and most recently chicken and yogurt. Above all, his favorite thing is to be with Olivia - who is so loving to him. Leo goes by many nicknames, but is most commonly called bubba, Leonardo, or bag o' doughnuts.
Almost once a week I make a roast chicken - it is so easy, and best of all, Olivia loves it. I slice 2 lemons, and squeeze the juice over the chicken, and add some olive oil, salt and pepper. I use a dutch oven and cook it for 3 hours at 350. I take the chicken out (it is usually falling off the bone at this point). Then add 1 chicken bouillon cube to the drippings, and sprinkle enough Wondra to thicken it - makes a fantastic gravy. Tonight I made this with rolls and broccoli and Olivia ate all of it!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The other day Leo was (supposedly) napping when we heard some squawking. Olivia muttered under her breath: "I better go check on my best guy" and hurries upstairs. So I watch via monitor as she climbs in the crib, and puts a comforting hand on Leo's face. Then she takes off his pants to check his diaper, puts his pacifier in, and turns on the mobile. What a sweet sis.