Monday, September 28, 2009

Fun with Family!

We went to Cookeville this weekend to visit Chris's family - Bebe, Papa, Granny, Uncle Zach and Ella Jane, Colin and Chad. Olivia had such a great time playing with her cousins, Ella Jane and Colin! Ella Jane was such a sweet little Mama Hen and would carry Olivia around everywhere, which was actually quite impressive since Olivia weighs 23 pounds and EJ is 5 years old. She read to her, they played with dolls and went everywhere with each other. Here are a few pictures from Saturday and Sunday (at home) or you can check out the whole album HERE.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Life's Funnies

I received this in an e-mail and laughed so hard that I had to share it with everyone!!!

  1. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
  2. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
  3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
  4. There is a great need for a sarcasm font.
  5. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
  6. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  7. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
  8. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  9. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
  10. Was learning cursive really necessary?
  11. LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
  12. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
  13. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
  14. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
  15. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
  16. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  17. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
  18. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
  19. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
  20. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  21. Bad decisions make good stories.
  22. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....
  23. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
  24. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
  25. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
  26. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  27. While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.
  28. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
  29. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  30. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
  31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
  32. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
  33. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
  34. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
  35. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
  36. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Olivia sounds like the seagulls in "Finding Nemo" in this video...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Uncle Erin!

Olivia wants to wish her Uncle Erin a very happy birthday! She's just a little too incoherent to do it herself.

We love you very much and will see you soon!!

**Actual birthday post will be tomorrow.

Year and a Half Birthday

This past Thursday, Olivia turned 18 months old.  We celebrated it with a cupcake just like we did when she turned 6 moths old.  I'm pretty sure she enjoyed the cupcake a little more this time...

All About Me Board

At Olivia's new daycare, all the kid's parents make an "All ABout Me" Board.  It is completely NOT my type of creative task and I dreading doing it, mainly because I thought it was going to turn out VERY bad.  But I must say, I think it turned out quite well.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Genius child!!

Olivia is the smartest little girl in the entire world!

Ok, so maybe I'm a little biased...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Drumming with chopsticks

We were at Stir Fry Cafe yesterday for some yummy Egg Drop Soup and gave Olivia some chopsticks to entertain herself with...

It's another cell phone video so the quality is lacking, but it's still funny...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fun times today at the park

It's been a while since I've shared any (good quality) pictures with you guys, but it's not's me. I have been a slacker mommarazzi lately! So today we went to park near our house and I snapped away!

Olivia seems to really like the bronze statues and she LOVES the little creek that runs through it. Here is a small sampling of the pictures or you can view the entire album HERE. Enjoy!!

I don't want to go home....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Where's your...

My little Tooters is growing so fast! She scraped her knee a little yesterday and only had to hear boo-boo one time...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Olivia and the horses-

On our way home from work/daycare everyday we take a route that enables us to drive past some stables and there are these 6 horses that stand by the fence. Olivia LOVES these horses!! We open up her door and let her point and babble at/to them and then she waves goodbye. We have planned on asking if she can touch the horses if we ever see anyone there (there are VERY specific signs saying not to touch the grass, fence or horses). We were driving home on Monday and stopped to see the horses and someone stopped at the stable, so we asked if Olivia could touch the horses. Even though she wasn't the owner of those horses she said the owner wouldn't mind as long as we didn't feed them or go into the pen. She invited us to come and pet her horse while we were there and we jumped at the opportunity!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dancing Queen~

Olivia has recently started dancing and she does it every chance she can! I love it so much!!