Sunday, December 30, 2007

Was she naughty or nice?

She sat on Santa's lap and told him she'd been a very good girl.

Is there something in there?

The next Rachael Ray?

Christmas can be so tiring.

First we cooked and then we tried drawing.

Inspecting her new bathtub duckies.

It looks like Santa decided she was very, very nice.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas 2007

My, how she's grown!

Christmas 2006 - 6 months old

Christmas 2007 - 18 months old

She's the most special Christmas gift of all.

I can't wait to see her reaction to Santa.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Visting on Turkey Day

Guess who came to visit for Thanksgiving? For the first time in a long time we had the whole family around the table at Thanksgiving, and that's a lot to be thankful for. We're all healthy and happy and enjoying life.

Checking out the bells in Grammy's garden

Pointing something out to Uncle Adam

Giggling with Papa

Papa, Grammy and Olivia

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Adventures in Babysitting

Last week I went to Birmingham and kept Olivia for two days because her day care was closed. I'll admit I was a little worried about being able to (1) keep up with her and (2) keep her occupied. She's pretty fast, but Grammy can still out-run her, and she does a pretty good job of keeping herself occupied with her toys and books. And she loves to play outside. Unfortunately, Grammy forgot to take her camera to the park so there are no shots of her enjoying the outdoors.

But here's a few photos taken inside.

See how tall I am?

And then Elmo said...

My what a big Koosh ball that is!

She loves her books. Yay!

In style with her new purse.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Beach Baby

Olivia had her first full day at the beach last weekend. It appears she enjoyed it, though I have it on good authority she didn't really like the sand.

Look out beach! Here I come!

Posing at the seashore.

Now let's turn the other way.

How about a kiss for the camera?

I just LOVE my sunglasses!

But this pretty white stuff doesn't taste very good.

Making a new friend at the beach.

Uh... wait a minute. Come back with the sand buckets.

Chilling with Mommy.

Safe in Daddy's arms.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Pretty as a Picture

She's growing so quickly and changes each time I see her. Her adorable outfit is a creation by her other grandmother.

One Ringy Dingy

What do you do with your old cell phone?

Give it to a fourteen-month-old so she can learn how to make phone calls at an early age. She already knows to open it, push the buttons and put to her ear and say "Hello!"

Cracker, Thank You, Uh Oh and ... Whatever

She's on the move!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Just a Little Off the Back, Please

Where was this cute seat when my boys were little?

And in other developments, Olivia started walking about a week and a half ago. I got to see her toddle along when I spent the night with them last week on my way to the Romance Writers of America conference in Dallas. Gosh, she just gets cuter every day. But look out, Mama and Daddy! She's mobile now and anything goes.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Smile for the Camera

Miss Olivia has been posing for the camera again. She gets prettier every day and has definitely begun to develop a personality.

Monday, June 11, 2007

More birthday photos

The Birthday Girl
"Just what the heck am I supposed to do with this round, bumpy thing?"

Mother and Daughter

Look at that gorgeous face!

Lounging in the comfy chair from her other grandmother.

She's One Year Old

It's hard to believe that at this time last year we were celebrating her birth. Now she's one year old and a happy, healthy, loving little girl.

Here are a few photos from her party.

What's that shiny thing on top of my cake? And why'd they put this hat on me?

On her way to sugar overload.

Opening present with Mommy & Daddy.

It's THIS big!

Chillin' in the yard after the festivities.

Swinging in my present from Grammy & Papa.