Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

Mitch's Cold Stone Party: Happy Birthday Mitch!







Olivia's cousin Josh was so nice and tried to feed her ice cream. She would respond with crusty looks!

Christmas Eve:

The LDS church in Cortez does a live nativity scene every Christmas that is always really fun to see!

Christmas Morning:

Olivia's slide from Santa! It was a hit with the kids all week!

Time out after melt down in the bath:

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We Love SnOw!


We started the 2009 December off at my parents church ward party. It was all centered around Who Ville and was absolutely amazing! Every room was filled with Who Ville activities they even had a hair saloon for the children. I felt like Jim Carrey was actually in Aurora Colorado, because the Grinch was AWESOME!014


Olivia was afraid of the Grinch, but she was also afraid of Santa!


What a great time in Colorado for playing in the snow! We were excited to use Olivia?s outdoor outfit! She loved every minute of it? So did Chumba!

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Yes, we finally have a Christmas tree! Olivia loved to help put up the ornaments!



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stinky Bug

One Sunday after church, Jeff and Olivia were walking out to the car. There was a bug on the sidewalk and Jeff was very exited to teach Olivia that it was a stink bug. After watching the bug for a minute we continued on with our day.
This week we had a pesky fly in our home, Olivia kept waving her hand in front of her nose while saying "stinky bug, stinky bug". Now, when she spies any type of bug she either says "eww" or "stinky bug"!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Fun

It has been an eventful fall for us~
1.Our very first visit to a pumpkin patch~ Despite a two year old tantrum at the end, it was really fun! Olivia found the owner's kitty and really wanted to pet it. I didn't let her, but the cat seemed really nice!

2. Carving the pumpkins~ We stripped Olivia down and let her color her pumpkin. After another tantrum we had some great jack-o-lanterns!

3.Trip to the mountains~ We were able to visit Nikki and Mike in the mountains. I am almost glad Jeff got in an accident (thank goodness he is safe) because we were able to spend more time in the high country and had a chance to stay in the Fischer's new, beautiful home. What a view (the mountains, not the car) :)!

Jeff's car doesn't actually look that bad in the picture, but there was enough damage for the insurance company to total it. Jeff said the bank of the mountain saved the car from rolling. Luckily Olivia and I were in the car ahead of him! Goodbye Xterra :(

4. Church Halloween Party~ I love dressing up as a family!

I wish the weather would cooperate with our costumes! Maybe I just need to actually go to Hawaii someday! :)
5. Trick or treating in downtown Greeley~ The Richardson's always have the coolest ideas for fun and invited us to go with them to the stores and trick or treat! This was just enough for us that we didn't even bother dressing up on Halloween and stayed in the house nice and warm!

These pictures actually taken after Halloween~ :)
Sorry to add to this extra long post, but I really wanted to write some of our favorite things about Olivia before I forget!
~She has become so lovey. She will give us random hugs all the time! If she accidentally or not so accidentally hits me or Jeff with a toy, or if we say ouch at all, she will kiss whatever hurts no matter what she is doing!
~She still loves trains and cars!
~She has started reading to us. It is mostly gibberish, but she really knows the story lines and throws in key words of the story! (As a teacher, I love to see this! ) :)
~ She loves to dance! Especially to Miley Cyrus' new Party in the USA song! The bad part, is she makes us dance with her and wants to spin!
~ She has started cleaning up her toys. One day I heard her singing "queen, queen, queen" I finally realized that she was cleaning up her playing cards and singing as she did it! (she doesn't get that from me!)
~She has started taking off her clothes and diaper and sits on the potty all by herself! I guess it's time to start potty training! I don't think I am ready for it yet! :)
~ We love our little hula girl! She brings so much love and joy into our home!
~ I really have to start to pay attention because she is starting to repeat everything we say. Great.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I love 99.9 The Point!

So... Jeff was working very hard Tuesday at his work study job blowing up the basketballs for UNC P.E. classes when the voice on the radio told him to be the 9th caller and win tickets. Not really knowing what the tickets were for Jeff dutifully dialed the given number.

Jeff recalls the following conversation:

Lady: "Hello, who's this?"
Jeff: "Uhh, this is Jeff"
Lady: "Congratulations, you just won tickets for Colbie Caillat!"
Jeff: "Seriously?" (Jeff told me he responded with "seriously?" but I think he probably screamed like a girl!)

I love Colbie and didn't believe him all day! The concert was last night (Saturday) and I have to say I love her even more. She did an awesome job live and it was a really fun show (besides the fact we were surrounded by teenagers acting like...well teenagers)!

She had two openers, Trevor Hall and Howie Day. I really like the song COLLIDE by Howie Day, but I was more impressed with Trevor Hall. Jeff even liked him so again, you know it's good if Jeff likes him! Trevor has a Bob Marley feel but a really unique voice. Here is his website if you would like to hear him: LISTEN

After the show Trevor and his drummer were signing autographs. I nervously made my way through all the teenage girls, said a dumb comment, got an autograph, took a picture, then walked away while letting out a giant sigh of amazement!

It was a great date with my favorite guy! Yeah for 99.9 The Point!

Trevor Hall (am I allowed to post these?)

Howie Day

We were REALLY close!

Olivia was really trying to get my attention in the car. When I finally looked back, this is what I saw! She is so goofy!