Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Father's Day gift

Mommy had me take some photos of her and her babies to have printed on canvas for a Father's Day gift.  This is the one she chose.

Monday, June 27, 2011

If the time is right

One of Sammy's favorite things to do is take a shower here.  I can only let her do this if:
1.  Her sister is taking a nap
2.  Her cousin is taking a nap
3.  It's the third full moon of the month

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Not a fan of Cracker Jacks

I thought that I'd surprise Sammy with a box of Cracker Jacks.  After two bites, she very politely said, "No, Thank you."  What?  No thank you to Cracker Jacks?  Apparently, she's not a fan of POPCORN.  But then, neither am or nor my children.  I don't crave it at movies but every once in awhile, a handful of buttery popcorn sure does taste good for a snack.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Party Animal

When it gets close to 6pm, the littlest one starts to fade.  No amount of food enticement will wake her up.  She needs her 18 hours of sleep per day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Because it's still funny!

For Papa's birthday dessert we had strawberry shortcake with whipping cream.  No Cool Whip for this family...we want it out of the squirt can for this reason alone!  (Or is it just me?)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's whats for dinner

Daddy shared his steak with little Olivia.  He HAD to otherwise she would have started chewing on his arm.

Happy Birthday Papa!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blog Posts

Mommy will be doing the photo posting for the next few days.  I can't wait to see what she does!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

With her posse

Olivia is hanging out with her buddys; cousin Lillian and friend Ashton.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ring toss

There were many of these blow up rings to play with only Olivia wanted to eat hers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The pool party

Let a little girl play in the water with a new pool and it will be hard to get her to come out but she'll sleep really well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Papa used to do this to his two kids when they were little.  I think all kids like to be held this way and flown through the air.  It's a great workout.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Exactly which sport, again?

Sammy and Papa began playing a game.  A game that was a cross between t-ball, golf, catch, and kick the ball.  I'm not sure of the rules or who won but they had a great time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

All about Olivia today

Yesterday, Olivia and all of her family and friends celebrated her very first birthday.  Mommy found a very cute outfit for her to wear with a little ice cream cone decoration on front and cherry on top.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stuff yer face!

Here she is...finally getting her very first birthday cake!  And she was very dainty about it as well.  One handful at a time.

Later on

Today's photo will be posted later on after I take it of Olivia digging into her birthday cake....

Friday, June 10, 2011

Making lunch

As I sat at my computer I was listening to Sammy talk to herself as she pretended to 'make lunch' for Mimi.  Her imagination was on full tilt.  "Cook apple and chichen and stir it up"  Yes, chichen.  That's how she says chicken.  She stayed like this for a good five minutes using her imagination.  I loved watching it evolve.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hold it the other way, babygirl

I love this photo of Olivia so much!  She was drooling all over the place trying to sink her two teeth and gums into this.  Once she realized that the wet part was the good tasting part, she went to town!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's watermelon time!

The first watermelon of the season and boy does this little girl love her some 'melon!  A few more years until we can sit outside and we can have spitting seeds for distance contests.  See?  It's the little things that grandparents teach the young ones....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 365

Last year, on this day, we waited eagerly for this little one to appear.  I remember going out to Mommy and Daddy's house to take pictures of them.  The last photos of the family of THREE.  Mommy had her c-section scheduled for June 7.  What would the new little look like?  Dark hair or light?  How much would she weigh?  How long would she be?
And this is what Olivia looked like exactly one year ago today:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

We're getting closer!

Although she doesn't like to have tummy-time for very long, she is getting used to it.  This is the first step towards crawling and then going away to college.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The morning feed

The other day while throwing food at three kids simultaneously, I was trying to take photos as well.  That's right.  I am a multi-tasker extraordinaire.  I wanted a shot of Olivia's two new teeth.  In between cutting up mangoes and passing out tidbits of food,  I was trying to get some close up shots.  Let me set the stage for you; think feeding time at any major zoo.  You just  don't have enough arms to throw enough food to hungry kids.  Finally, I could get some close ups of Olivia.  She was happy munching away on something, could have been my elbow, who knows.  Anyway, Sammy felt that she was being ignored by the camera and wanted some photographs of just her.  I happily obliged.  I asked her to give me her Princess Look and this is what I got.  A very demure, hold it back, royal smile.  Don't get toothy, be sedate....and then all hell broke loose as the inmates wanted to start running around the asylum again.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A toothy debut

Well, here they finally are!  Do you know how hard it is to get a good picture of very small baby teeth?  Olivia is now learning that the black box Mimi holds in front of her face is something that she'll have to get used to.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daddy's house

This pink flowered dwelling is Daddy's house according to Sammy.  She was the Contractor on site and I believed her.  Don't all contractors wear flimsy tutus, ballet flats and go topless?