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30 September 2010

Play Days & Pioneer Girls

Well, I guess you could say I am improving a little bit because at yesterday's play date I actually took TWO pictures.  

Oh, did I fail to mention that none of the babes were really paying attention to me?
I'll keep trying.

This is pretty much my life when she's in the car seat.

I finally figured out how to use the self-timer on my camera and got the first family shot we've had in a few months.  Not too shabby.
Sportin' my Indiana shirt from Katie.

Olivia and I stayed home all day long and it was awesome.   {Remember how fun our car rides are?}  Tomorrow is the first day of October and, oh boy, I can't wait to pull out the Halloween decorations.  Christmas is most definitely my favorite holiday of the year, but Halloween pulls a close second.  I think it is because there really haven't been any fun holidays since Easter {and by fun I mean full of candy} and because I get to be crafty {and I looooove being crafty}.  

Anyway, back to us staying home...I got Olivia to actually sit for a picture for about two seconds.  I love how serious she looks in this and the way she is holding onto the chair.  It reminds me of those old-fashioned pictures with the men dressed in war uniforms.  I just had to antique it a little bit.

And those boots!

Doesn't she look like a little pioneer girl?

 Normally I put Olivia in her sleep sack and we read a few stories before nap time, but today she literally fell asleep in my arms in her dress and her boots.
Is there anything sweeter?

Tonight before bed, we took out some of Olivia's flashcards {that she is OBSESSED with}, spread them out on the ground, and then asked her to bring us each of them by name.  She did so awesome!  There were over 20 cards on the ground and she could find each one.  She is right smart, for sure!

Happy Thursday from the Central Coast!


Marissa said...

What a cute family you are! I'm with you about being excited for the holiday season to kick off. October 1st starts the best time of the year! :) Have fun decorating. :)

Mom Cooper said...

Olivia truly is an amazing, smart, adorable , oh I could go on and on, little girl. As one of your grade school teachers used to say, she is "assorbing" everything around her and storing it in her memory bank. I love the projects that you have completed so far and can't wait to see what else you have in mind to do.