Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Meeting Santa Clause

Today Olivia got to meet Santa Clause. She was a little wary of him at first, but she sat on his lap for this beautiful picture.
Here Olivia is trying on some outfits that her Nana brought her.
Helping Daddy put her new wagon together.
This is Olivia with her reindeer hat that Santa gave her.
Olivia and Daddy testing out the wagon. Olivia is really happy with it and now we will have something to cart the laundry in.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Olivia's Tricycle

These are some pics of Olivia trying to ride the tricycle Grandma Hopkins got her for Chrismas. She has fun playing with it, but her feet don't quite reach the petals yet.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas

So we have set up our Christmas tree and advent calender for Christmas. It didn't go as smoothly as last year because Olivia now wants to be involved with setting up the tree, and she was taking apart more than she was putting together. Anyway this is her proudly posing with her Christmas tree.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Gifts

For those of you who are not yet sure what to get Olivia, we have set up a wishlist at Target . Honestly Olivia doesn't care to much about what she gets and will be happy with any toys that you pick out, so they definitely don't have to come from the list.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Olivia's Cousins

Here is the pic from Thanksgiving of Olivia and her cousins Alei, Hannah, and Chandler.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are our pics from Thanksgiving. We went to Nana Colleen's house in Jacksonville to celebrate with family. Brian's Aunt Margie and Uncle Nick came down to visit with us and it was wonderful for Olivia and I to finally meet them. Dinner was great thanks to Colleen and Margie's cooking. We also saw Olivia's Aunt and Uncle and her cousins, but unfortunately we didn't have the camera with us. Maybe we will get some pics to post later of that. Anyways hope everyone else had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Here is Olivia after eating a chocolate chip cookie Mommy made for her.
Also this is a pic of Olivia trying on one of Daddy's shirts.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Grandpa and Grandma Harvey

This morning we went to see Grandpa and Grandma Harvey who are here visiting from Colorado. It was nice to get to see them and have Olivia spend time with them.
Here is a pic of Olivia looking cute.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Playing with James

James came over to play today and they had fun playing in the car together.

Olivia's First Car

When we were in Charlotte a friend of ours gave us this neat little kid car. Olivia has been enjoying it, but she gets frustrated when she can't get it to go where she wants.
Here she is with Daddy helping to steer.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy Birthday Lily!

Yesterday we went to Charlotte for our friend Lily's birthday party. They had a big bouncer in the backyard and Olivia had fun getting bounced around and snuggling with a Diego doll.
This is the birthday girl, Lily. We would have had more pics but these were the only ones we could get before our camera died.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween

Today we celebrated Halloween. Olivia was a very cute little ladybug. She got to take part in a costume contest and go trick-or-treating. She also really likes her Jack-O-Lantern. In the morning she points out the door and tells us she wants to see her pumpkin.
This is Olivia at the playground because she couldn't sit still for the movie they were showing before the contest.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Our Little Cinderella

Lately Olivia thinks it is fun to get down on her knees and scrub the floor with a washcloth. I have no idea where she learned it from because she has rarely seen me do it.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Getting Ready for Halloween

Olivia's great-grandparents sent us this cute little haunted house for Olivia to put stickers on.
She managed to get them on with a little help from Mom and Dad.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Olivia's First Election

Yesterday Olivia and I went to vote. We were voting on mayor, city council, etc. Anyway I think Olivia is well on her way to a career in politics now and she was especially happy about getting the "I Voted" sticker.

Our Anniversary

Monday was our second wedding anniversary. Thanks to our friends Susan and Ben who watched Olivia for us, we got to go out to dinner. It was wonderful to simply enjoy dinner together for the first time in a while.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Olivia cuddling with all her stuffed animals.

Carrying her baby doll in the sling Grandma made for her birthday.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Olivia with her polar bear from the zoo.
Olivia snuggling her big teddy bear.
Olivia has recently learned how to run and she practices a lot outside of our apartment.
Playing with the water fountain.
Smelling our basil plant. She also likes to taste it too.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Olivia's New Chair

Olivia got a new chair yesterday. She has been asking for one by showing me how much she likes her friends chairs.
So far she has really liked lounging for about 5 seconds and then she is up to do something else. She literally doesn't sit still anymore except for a few minutes to read books or eat.

Johnson Lake

We went to a lake near our house the other day. They have a lot of ducks and geese living there and Olivia had a blast chasing them around.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Olivia thinks it's funny to do headstands on the couch.

Olivia and James

Olivia giving James a hug...
and a kiss...
and then a nice pat on the head.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Summer Fun Day

At our apartment complex today they had an event called summer fun day where they had lots of games for the kids to play.
Mommy and Olivia playing in the water bucket.
Olivia playing with her friends Brian and James.
Olivia eating ice cream with a new friend.
Olivia playing with chalk.