Monday, September 21, 2009

And talking

For the first time the other day, Olivia put 2 words together! Mimi was babysitting so we could go to the Predators game, and after we left Olivia was not too happy. She got over it, but then looked at Mimi and said "Dada?..............Bye bye?"

Awwwwww! She's growing up too fast!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

And another new talent!

Ok, mommy and daddy have had enough growing up for you this week, Miss Olivia! She feeds herself!! Ok, well maybe she is not so good at it, but she is learning!

She climbs!

Geez, talk about all kinds of stuff happening at once! She is all over the place all of the sudden! I got her this stand up toy at a consignment sale for $5, and she has found all kinds of ways to play with it

Olivia's partner in crime is here!

Sam and Andrea had baby Knox on Thursday the 17th at 9:38 am. I was blessed enough to be with them as she labored and as he was born. It was so amazing, and I am still in awe of how strong Andrea was!

Here are some funny comparison pics of Knox, and then Olivia, in the same place. makes my baby fever spike a little but seeing that precious baby!

Olivia, 5 days old

Knox, 5 days old

Has she grown at all?? I know you can't see Knox too well, but that's my intention, as Andrea and Sam haven't put any pics up yet, and I will let them do it first!

Olivia took her first step!

Olivia, Matt and I were playing in the floor, and she was cruising around the couch, like always. I reached my arms out to her and she walked toward me!

She is still very nervous about walking, and prefers to hold both hands of someone. We are working on just using one hand, and that seems to be improving her confidence. She also walks behind her push toys and loves that!

She will be on the run soon! I give it 2 weeks, max!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This is how I buy groceries- 45% savings!

So thanks to some frugal friends (Rachel) and some great blogs I follow, I have learned how to really save money at the grocery. Today I spent $64.45 and saved $45.61! So I got over $100 worth of groceries for $65!!

Here are some extra great buys I got this week

-Huggies bath products were buy one get one free, and I had a coupon for each one of them. So I ended up getting 6 bath products, normally $21 for about $6! That was awesome

- Green Giant frozen veggies were $1 each this week and I had a coupon for each of them (4) making them average about .25 cents each

- Cheerios were on sale for $1.99 and I used a store competitor coupon for each and a manufacturer coupon for each (2), so I got them both FREE!

- Kix was on sale for $1.99, and I used a competitor store coupon and a manufacturer coupon, and got it for FREE!

- Healthy Choice Steamer bowls were on sale for $2.50, and I had a $2 coupon, so it was .50 cents!

I got a ton more things, most of which was on sale, so I did great today, but those were the real stand outs for this week for us.

Happy shopping!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A day in the life of Olivia

Help mommy with laundry

make a mess

play in the dog bed

drive to places she shouldn't be

get real dirty

clean herself up

grab a drink
Take a nap

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday

This is a cute idea I came across on someone else's blog. It is a cute way to break up the monotony of lunch time. Olivia is a little young to understand that whole deal, so I didn't bother with a theme, but I will get more adventerous as she gets older. She seemed to enjoy the little cups nonetheless! And we don't have a 6 cup muffin tin, so those will (AHEM) be going on my Christmas list! There are some cute ones out there.... like here and here, etc.
She had turkey, string cheese, sugar snap peas, blueberries, and a couple animal crackers. 
We'll be doing more of these!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

She Crawls!!!!!!!!!

13 months later, our butt scootin baby finally crawls! She'll probably be walking within a month, so it's not a HUGE milestone, but it's still so funny and cute! She still prefers to butt scoot though, so I know she will never be a big crawler. We're so proud that our stubborn girl finally let herself crawl (even though she knew how a long time ago, I am almost positive!)

Excuse the video quality, it's from my cell phone