Thursday, October 27, 2011

18 Month Appointment

It is just amazing how quickly time passes us by when we're all busy having fun and watching Olivia grow by leaps and bounds!  She's already 1 1/2 years old.  Crazy!  Today we went to the Dr. for her 18 month appointment.  This appointment was very different from all the others.....very different indeed.  From the moment the nurse got out the tape measure to take her length and her head circumference measurements, it was all downhill.  She had the most terrified look on her face as if a monster walked in the room.  Lee and I were both there to try and comfort her, but she was just so scared and nothing would calm her down.  Therefore, the head measurement that was taken was inaccurate. 

When Miss Lauren came in to do the check up, she looked at her measurements and was very concerned that her head had not grown since her 15 month check up.  We knew the measurement was probably incorrect just because of how difficult it was to take it, so after all was said and done, they took another shot at it......not any easier the second time, but got a more accurate reading.  Anyway, let's look at her stats....shall we??

25 pounds 2 oz - 63rd percentile - up 1 pound and 10 oz from her 15 month appointment and up from 53rd percentile

34 inches - 99th percentile - up 2 inches - and up from 83rd percentile

47 cm head circumference - 61st percentile - up 1 centimeter and up from 47th percentile

The picture shows her head circumference as 46, but that was the first reading.

Miss Lauren asked a lot of the developmental questions to which we were able to answer with very good responses.  "Does she say at least 7 words?"  Welllllll.......if you know Olivia, you'll know she says about 30 different words, so that was pretty easy to answer!

Then it was time to listen to her heart and chest and look at her ears/eyes/mouth with foreign objects.......she was NOT having it!  Stethoscope?  Tongue depressor?  No thank you!!!  Then for her head measurement again.....then for shots!!  Oh, we just wanted to take her out for ice cream or do something with her that would take her mind off everything.  Turns out, it just took us leaving the office to make things right!  :)  Oh, and the Goofy sticker she got for being such a brave girl!  :)

Our little nugget is growing up so fast and I'm so scared to even blink!  We love you Princess! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our Artist!

Last night, Olivia spent the night at Grandma and Grandpa's house so Lee and I could have a night out with friends.  Grandma gave her a coloring book and crayons....oh boy!  I told Grandpa to snap some photos because I hadn't had the opportunity to have her color with me yet and I didn't want to miss it!  She started out using Grandpa's foot rest......

And then they brought up the little table and chair set and this was the outcome!

Grandma showed her how to take the stickers and place them on the page.....she couldn't get enough!  I love how much fun she has with Grandma and Grandpa!  She'll have to stay over more often!!  Saturday perhaps!


This past Saturday was the Stone Bridge High School Homecoming dance.  This was Andrew's first Homecoming and I'd say he had a great time!  As soon as we found out he had a date to the dance (the Thursday before the dance) I went into "mom" mode and ordered a corsage for her.  Little did I know, she had already told Andrew she didn't want a flower.  Knowing how the female mind works, we suggested to Andrew he give it to her anyway and tell her he had already gotten it for her.  That worked like a charm!  She loved it and wore it all night!

Lee and Andrew went to Alexandra's house to pick her up and bring her to their friend's house for pictures.  They went with two other people and they had a great time taking photos!

What a pretty corsage!

As you can tell...the other couple was slightly taller!

They decided to switch it up!
Attention!  They are all in marching band together...can you tell?
 After pictures, they went to Bertucci's for dinner and then on to the dance.  They all had a wonderful time!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Noblis Golf Outing

Last Friday Lee and I participated in a golf tournament hosted by our company.  We played with his manager and our friend Jason.  We had a great time and the pictures from the day made their way up on to the intranet today, so I'm posting! 

Great form!  Ha!
JUST missed!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Great Fall Weekend

This past weekend was full of fun and cuteness!  Friday was the 2nd Annual Noblis Golf Tournament so Lee and I paired up with his manager and our friend Jason and hit the course at Pleasant Valley.  We came in mid-pack but had an excellent time.  The weather was perfect and the beer was cold.  Great time had by all! 

Saturday morning we got up and had breakfast so we could run a few errands.  Olivia was a trooper as we went to Targer and our new Harris Teeter.  We picked up food for the evening's festivities.  We invited the Gribbles over for dinner and we went over to the park so Lee could take photos of Adam.  The weather was a little warmer than we would've liked for "Fall" pictures, but it worked out.  We went to the field next to our house and both kids got to run around.  Although the photo session was meant for Adam, it didn't stop Olivia from getting into the frame of some of the pics!

I realize there are a lot of pictures, but again, I couldn't just pick a few! 

After the photo session, we came back to the house and fed the kids, put Olivia to bed and then we enjoyed dinner.  Lee smoked some pork and made a bourbon reduction sauce and a roasted pumpkin puree risotto.  Dinner was delicious, but the company was even better!  It was really nice to have the kids there playing together for an evening.  They had a blast and we enjoyed some adult time with Maureen and Andy.  Can't wait to do it again!