Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hiking on Gray Wolf River Trail

This past Saturday it was an unusual warm sunny day, it was actually in the high 60's! We decided to capture this rare warmth and go for a hike on the Gray Wolf River trail, which is not too far from our home.
This was the first time we have used the hiking back pack with Olivia. We wanted to wait till she had good head control before using it. Charlie was having to make a lot of adjustments to make it fit him. I guess we sized it for me.
Her face reads, "Mommy do you really think this is safe"?
"Nope, I am thinking this is not safe"
However, when she got up high she was like, "Wow this is not too bad, what a view"!
Ready for business.

"Hmm...what can I bite on, this strap looks tasty".
"How much of this strap can I shove into my mouth"?
The view of the Olympics!
Beautiful leaves turning to fall colors.

Not even ten minutes in and Cha is already turning up his sleeves.

Making our way down to the river. Pretty much the hike was down hill and then up hill all the way back up.
Can you see me? I found my hobbit hole!
Trying to get through without being snagged.
Yay! We made it to the river. Now turn around and walk back up!
Olivia fading on the hike back to the car. I have never seen her fight sleep that bad.
Sunset along the Mountains.
The hike pooped Olivia out. I felt so bad because she only got an hour to nap before we meet our good friends the Santos's for dinner. She amazes me because I thought she would be cranky with no naps, but she was as happy and chipper as she always is.
Out cold!
Cha had the camera so close to her face and she still didn't wake up!
Our reward! Not only did we have Mexican food, but then a vanilla milkshake from the 101 dinner. Olivia loved the milkshake and almost pulled the whole cup off the table. We forget her good range at grabbing things. She has long fingers, like her momma. Hmm..maybes that's why I used to always knock things off the table when I was younger, leading to my nickname "Smashly". :))

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Olivia is Nine Months

Wow! I can't believe my little girl is 9 months old already! Only three more months till she is a year! Crazy! It seems like yesterday she was born. It goes by as fast as people said it would, next thing you know she will be driving and dating boys. Both of which Charlie will try to post pone as long as possible I am sure.
Olivia's 9 month check up went very well. She had only one shot this time, which was nice. The whole time we were in the docs office she keep waving at the nurses and docs, which everyone was getting a kick out of. Waving is Olivia's new thing, as well as shooing with her hand.
Olivia's stats were good she is a tall lean baby weighing 18 lbs. (40-45%), 281/2 in. tall (75-80%), and 44.3 hc (55%). The doctor showed me the chart and said she is growing right on track and seems to be a perfect little baby. I couldn't agree more and thank goodness because if she wasn't I wouldn't be able to convince Charlie to have another one. :)
So much has happened the past 9 months, so I decided to include some pictures below of her latest milestones, developments, and activities. Enjoy!

As you can see Olivia loves strawberries just like her mommy! The other day she wasn't having a good day so I thought I could cheer her up with a strawberry and it worked. Even once she was down to the stem and leaves she wouldn't give it up. So glad she has reached an age were I can give her berries.

I have started putting barrettes in Olivia's hair since it is getting long in the front. This is what they end up looking like as she plays. Charlie calls this particular barrette the caterpillar, which is pretty accurate here.

Olivia's BFF, Sunny! Milo loves her too, but he is smart enough to keep his distance.
Tired herself out while playing in the exer-saucer.
I couldn't help including the next couple of pics because they are too cute. When we were shopping in Silverdale at the Baby Gap Charlie keep putting different animal hats on Olivia, it was pretty funny.
My fav was the giraffe, which we purchased.

Look very closely at Olivia's lower gums and you will see two little teeth. The tooth to the left was the first to pop through and then weeks later we noticed the second one. She shows no signs of teething, which we hope continues.
In the last days of summer, or at least days above 60 degrees in Sequim, we decided to take Olivia to the park on go on the swings for the first time.

Can you tell she liked it?

Hmm...where have I seen that face before, oh yes her daddy! :)
Olivia's first tastes of teething biscuits, which we have recently discontinued due to a chocking scare. I think we will wait till she has more teeth.

Another milestone is Olivia's ability to crawl/move backwards and roll. I love to watch her explore around the house. I thought it was funny when she trapped herself under one of the bar stools.

I love that face!
Olivia has been enjoying experimenting with solid foods, just as much as I have enjoyed making them. All of the produce comes from a local organic farmer, which I purchase every other week. I have also been experimenting with different spices and flavors, such as peas with mint. She loves it all, there hasn't been one thing she won't eat.