Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What we've been up to! (Another week)

Last Thursday Olivia, Leo, and I braved the storms we've been pummeled with to go to my office to feed kittens that one of my coworkers rescued from the construction site near our building. Olivia brought Leo's "tools" just in case anything needed fixing. She did great petting the kittens "head to tail" just like Grandma Clara taught her. She was taken with the feeding, too. Now she thinks that is what I do when I go to work.



Saturday, our friends Juliet, John, and Christopher came for a visit from Clemson. We met them for lunch at Chick-fil-a before naps, and then played outside for a little while before dinner. As always, the visit was too short for the adults, but it's SO HARD to travel with a two year old by yourself, so they headed back on Sunday. Here are some pictures (stolen from Juliet's blog) of the kids playing in the street.



Olivia still occasionally asks to "feed" Leo. Here she is with a bottle of water. I am trying to get away from bottles for him, anyway, since he usually doesn't take one at school and since he is using a sippy cup or a straw pretty well now. But, she likes to do it, and he likes to be near her. The other day when Leo was taking a particularly long nap, she said, "I want to play with Leo!" That was the first time that she asked for him to play with, not just checking to make sure I didn't forget him somewhere, which she often does. (I've never forgotten him! She just likes to make sure. She freaked out one day when I held her hand at school getting ready to go and I didn't already have Leo.)



Leo is sitting up so well now. He can sit up and play with toys and is even trying to pull himself up! So far he has pulled that wooden toy thing over onto him and pulled up to his knees in his crib.



My sweet boy has also grown out of the sink bath tub and is into his blow-up tub. I have asked Olivia if she wants him to get in her bath with her, but she isn't into it. I think there will come a day, but for now, he is enjoying his own little tub. In other news, he is in 18-month sleepers! I had been stuffing him into 9-month sleepers, but his feet were way too big and they were way too short for him. I went shopping Monday and bought several new sleepers in 18-month size! Crazy! He is still 12-month in two piece things, but is so tall and big that one piece 12-month things hardly fit him.



In other news, he is in 18-month sleepers! I had been stuffing him into 9-month sleepers, but his feet were way too big and they were way too short for him. I went shopping Monday and bought several new sleepers in 18-month size! Crazy! He is still 12-month in two piece things, but is so tall and big that one piece 12-month things hardly fit him.



I took Olivia to the dentist for the first time on Tuesday! She's been asking to go ever since we read a Dora book called, "Say, Ahhhh!" and the pediatrician recommended going, so I made her an appointment at a pediatric dentist in town. (I thought about taking her to my dad or brother, but our trips are always so quick that I thought this would be better.) It went great! You can't tell from this picture, but Olivia had a great time! When they called her back, they let her play with toys for a few minutes and take in the big room with all the dental chairs. She observed someone else being checked. Then it was her turn. The dentist and his staff were great--personable, thoughtful, and even held Leo while Olivia was in the chair so that I could sit next to her. And she had a great check-up. Her teeth are healthy and strong. She is actually teething right now with two of her two-year molars. Dr. Burgess said that her bite is a little off due either to her paci or just hereditary (but her paci needs to go). We are working on it. He told me not to do it cold turkey for fear of thumb or finger sucking, which is even worse. She is just using it in her crib now. I thought we would have it gone by now, but alas...

2 comments :

  1. You have so many good pictures!

    I love the picture of Olivia with the kittens; her curls are so adorable! They are so cute together when she is "feeding" him.

    And, yay for strong healthy teeth :-)

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  2. I agree! I am loving those curls! She looks so grown up! And so does little Leo in his new bathtub! Such a sweet family :)

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