Monday, January 18, 2010

Olivia's Birthday Video, curtesy of Jed

Jed put together a video with clips from Olivia's fourth birthday party. Scroll down to the bottom of this screen to pause my music, and then enjoy! Thanks,Jed!

More Fall Fun

Ladybug Madeline Kate
Pirate Olivia Grace
(With her hat in her pumpkin bucket)
Carli Brooke, M.D.
Pirate Colleagues, Reagan (Lukowiak) and Olivia
Danny and Lisa Bryant

Very intent on winning more candy
Emily Bryant, the Japanese princess, with the pirate

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fall Moments

Still playing picture catch up! The girls played in the leaves a bit before heading down to Indy to pick up Maddy's new braces.

Sometimes Olivia isn't all that willing to smile for the camera.

But when she wants to, it's beautiful!

At the Park on a Dreary Fall Day
On the way home after getting Maddy's braces

Therapy and Science

Maddy with Developemental Therapist Erynn Mula

Maddy's famous eyeroll when she's laughing
Not sure what's going on with the tongue

Science fun with our little homeschool group.

We meet once or twice a month with some other friends who homeschool. Carli met Liam and Wyatt in her pre-school class at First Presbyterian. A few more are involved that Carli has really taken to as well.

Here, we were seeing how close Carli was in her estimation of the pumpkin's circumference.

Digging the seeds out so we could count them.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, dear Olivia Grace!

Our Olivia Grace is 4 years old today! She has brought a lot of life and laughter to our home with her sweet disposition and make-mommy-and-daddy-roll-on-floor-laughing comments.

I'm so blessed to be your Mommy, Oliva Grace. Hope your birthday is all you hoped for! (By the way, not to disappoint, but I couldn't find the great big gold M&M.)

Granddad with Olivia (and Carli playing in the background)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My life in pictures

I just realized that I'm behind since OCTOBER in pictures, except the ones where Maddy had her casts off. I'm going to try to get them caught up over the next few days/weeks(/months?). I'm not going to caption them all, so I can get them up quicker. So much to little time.

WV/DC/PA trip in October
At Sommers' lovely home in the mountains of WV

Outside our hotel in DC

Glen's most favorite place--DC
He had a lot of fun telling Carli all about it.

(No comments about the fat woman in the pictures. She's working on that.)

On the Metro.
Girls loved it.

National Zoo

Tuckered Out

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Crazy windy
At Granny's work--Keeper of the Flame
Carli and Olivia went to work with Granny for a whole day. They entertained the elderly residents with balloons, songs, storys. They cuddled with Viola and learned to yoddle with Carl.
At Grandma Cessna's, celebrating Mom's birthday
For some reason, I have no pictures of my grandparents.

IUP Homecoming Parade, Indiana, PA