Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Snow

It was cold outside, Oliver's friend Henry came over to play.  While he was here, it started to snow.  They had so much fun watching the snowflakes fall!

Then they painted:

Gabrielle came too-- isn't she sweet! (She looks so much like her brother).

Oliver thought she looked sweet too, so he tried to taste her.

Sometimes I find myself hoping that baby #2 is a girl so she and Gabrielle can be buddies the way Henry and Oliver are!

Friday, November 18, 2011

First haircut!

Oliver's hair was getting a little mangy...


I've been hesitant to cut his hair because I love the way it curls in the back--
but it was time.

First we wached Papa get his hair cut so Oliver could see that it was fun!

Doesn't Papa look like he's having fun!?
Oliver sat in the big chair with a booster and got to wear a
fancy "cape" with cars on it! 
The cape distracted him long enough for the sytlist to comb out his hair.

My little Goldilocks!
Oliver was very brave.  He spent most of his time trying to flirt with the stylist.


Ready for the big reveal?  Here's Oliver's new look:

So handsome.
And silly.
He got his first sucker and loved it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to read a magazine (with illustrations)

The key to reading a magazine is being able to effectively turn pages. 

First, slightly wet the tip of your finger like so:

Now use your finger to turn the page.

**Oliver is reading my Cooking Light magazine.  I had been reading it, and left it on the sofa, he took over where I left off, licking his whole hand before turning the page.  So funny the things they pick up on! **

Thursday, November 3, 2011

She loves me...she loves me not.

Did you ever play that game as a kid--where you pluck the petals off of a flower one by one saying "he loves me" or "he loves me not?"

Oliver does, or at least that is what I imagine he is doing.

One-by-one he plucks the petals off the flowers.  He could do this for hours, or at least until the flowers ran out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Treats please... thank you.

Oliver was a monster for Halloween this year.

I wasn't sure whether we'd make it trick-or-treating or to the Halloween party at the park.  After spending part of his day in the costume last Friday at day care he decided he'd had enough.

I had to bribe him with a cookie to get him into the costume on Sunday--the day my dad came and we all carved pumpkins. 
I've taken a picture of a costumed Oliver with our carved pumpkins for the last two years and I was determined to do it again!

Oliver surprised me and was actually excited to put on his costume again on Halloween, maybe because I told him we could go play outside.

The local rec center at the park was having a Halloween party with little stations set up where kids could trick-or-treat.  Oliver thought that was pretty cool, here he checks out his loot.

Then we met up with Oliver's buddy Henry to do a little trick-or-treating.

Oliver had been practicing the phrase "trick-or-treat" and did pretty well!  In fact, after the first house he caught on and I had trouble keeping up with him as he marched to the next house!

Oliver got tired of trying to get out the entire phrase "trick or treat" so he shortened it to "treat please" and then said "thank you" every time!

Here is the whole crew, aren't they cute!

Then when we got home we had the classic yet not-so-cute post-sugar enduced meltdown.  Here is what happend when we put the candy away I call it Oliver's "Monster meltdown":

In case you didn't catch that he is saying "Ollie trick-or-treat." 
Poor kid.