Saturday, July 19, 2014

7...7 Years Old

Olivia Turns 7



1. What is your favorite color?  Green

2. What is your favorite toy? My "New" American Girl Doll

3. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries

4. What is your favorite TV show? Kids Choice Sports Award Show

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pizza

6. What is your favorite outfit? "Dress that Daddy likes - the pink flowery one"

7. What is your favorite game? "Riding my Bike"

8. What is your favorite snack? Macintosh Apples

9. What is your favorite animal? Dog

10. What is your favorite song? "Come And Get It"

11. What is your favorite book? Boxcar Children Books

12. Who is your best friend? Gracie

13. What is your favorite cereal? Cherrios

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my Bike

15. What is your favorite drink? Water

16. What is your favorite holiday? Father's Day (suck up)

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? "Wolfie" (stuffed animal from Great Wolf Lodge)

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Don Pepe

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? "Someone that works at Capital One" (holla!) 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Avery Makes it to Age 5

1. What is your favorite color?  Turquoise

2. What is your favorite toy? Monkey & Lambie AND my American Girl Practice Doll

3. What is your favorite fruit? Grapes

4. What is your favorite TV show? "SpongeBob Underpants" (which she has NEVER watched at home) and Peppa Pig

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Cereal

6. What is your favorite outfit? Dresses

7. What is your favorite game? Musical Chairs

8. What is your favorite snack? Candy

9. What is your favorite animal? Monkey & Lambie (her stuffed animals)

10. What is your favorite song? "Let it Go"

11. What is your favorite book? Frozen

12. Who is your best friend? Zack, Jules, Campbell and Sam

13. What is your favorite cereal?"Chocolate Peanut Butter Kind that I had at Bina's House"

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my Bike with Daddy

15. What is your favorite drink? Lemonade - the pink kind.

16. What is your favorite holiday? Easter because it has Candy

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Monkey and Lambie

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Frozen Waffles...cold, not warmed up.

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Don Pepe or Chick-Fil-A

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? "I want to be a maker of games at a special toy shoppe"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Olivia at 6.5 Years Old

1. What is your favorite color? Green

2. What is your favorite toy? My Cabbage Patch Kid named Olivia Belle

3. What is your favorite fruit? Raspberries

4. What is your favorite TV show? Zach & Cody

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pizza Roll Ups

6. What is your favorite outfit? Footie PJ’s

7. What is your favorite game? Beat the Parents

8. What is your favorite snack? Candy or Cotton Candy

9. What is your favorite animal? Dog

10. What is your favorite song? Kidz Bop – Like its 3012 Tonight

11. What is your favorite book? "I love Daddy” – the book we got Daddy for his Birthday

12. Who is your best friend? Gracie

13. What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my bike

15. What is your favorite drink? Sprite – (she’s maybe had it twice)

16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Daddy's Shirts

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? GaGa’s Homemade Pancakes

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Don Pepe (Mexican)

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? “I want to work at Capital One”

4.5 Years of Avery....


    Avery turned 4.5 on Saturday - we celebrated Saturday Night by going to dinner with great friends.

      1.What is your favorite color? Pink, Purple, Blue and Green….and Yellow

2. What is your favorite toy? Barbies

3. What is your favorite fruit? “Strawberries & Ki-weed & Lemon & Applesauce & Raspberries”

4. What is your favorite TV show? “SpongeBob” – which is ironic since this is one show that is NOT allowed in our home

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? A Sandwich

6. What is your favorite outfit? A dress

7. What is your favorite game? “Rollin’ and Taggin” – sounds a bit like a gang ritual, not sure what she thinks it is.

8. What is your favorite snack? “Sometimes its Ice Cream and sometimes its pretzels and Cheez-Its”

9. What is your favorite animal? Monkey & Elephant and Lion….and Zebra…..and a Giraffe

10. What is your favorite song? “I like my shirt-shirt-shirt, I like my underwear-underwear, I like my pants-pants-pants – its called the Clothes Song, I made it up”

11. What is your favorite book? Scooby Doo – another ironic one since we don’t own a single Scooby Doo book

12. Who is your best friend? “My whole family” and “Annabelle” and “Zackie, Jules, Campbell, and Sam….and their Moms and Dads”

13. What is your favorite cereal?  “Snowflakes” aka Frosted Flakes and “Bird Cereal” aka Fruit Loops

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? “Ride in my Jeep and Ride my Bike and Play with my Friends”

15. What is your favorite drink? “Milk and Orange Juice and Coke and Diet Pepsi and Sprite and Water” – also funny since this child is not allowed to drink soft drinks.

16. What is your favorite holiday? “Christmas, Halloween and Mother’s Day and Daddy’s Day….AND Halloween” – Olivia reminded her that she had already said Halloween and her response was “I know, but I really like it”

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Monkey & Lambie

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Donuts

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Ice Cream and Chick-Fil-A

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? “A Princess and then a Fairy”

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Olivia Turns 6



Today marks Olivia's 6th Birthday - last night Brad and I snuggled up with her at bedtime and told her the story of the night before her birth, how we couldn't wait to meet her, how nervous we were and then after I gave her 5 kisses for the last time, I reminded her that beginning today timeouts will last for 6 minutes so she better get her act together - 6 minutes is a LONG time.

Olivia is our sensitive, compassionate beauty.  She is silly and full of life. She has the best laugh of any little human I've ever known and I am beyond thankful that I was chosen to be her Mommy. I can't wait to see what the next year holds for our precious girl.

1. What is your favorite color? Green

2. What is your favorite toy? New Coloring Bag

3. What is your favorite fruit? Raspberries

4. What is your favorite TV show? Austin & Ally (Disney Channel)

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Mac n' Cheese

6. What is your favorite outfit? Maxi Dress

7. What is your favorite game? Twister

8. What is your favorite snack? Candy (this was Avery's answer too, what are we doing wrong?)

9. What is your favorite animal? Zebra & Elephant

10. What is your favorite song? "Zac Brown"...."Toes in the water, ass in the sand"

11. What is your favorite book? "I love Daddy"

12. Who is your best friend? Gracie

13. What is your favorite cereal? "I don't have one"

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my bike

15. What is your favorite drink? Sprite - "even though I am not allowed to drink it...but YaYa let me have it once" - (THANKS YAYA!!!)

16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Daddy's Sigma Chi shirt that says "Cooter" on the back - (Seriously? My husband's nickname in college was Cooter?!?!)

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Bina's Homemade Pancakes

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Don Pepe (Mexican)

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? "Maybe a Toys R Us worker? Maybe a Policeofficer? I don't really know"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Avery at Age 4

Today our littlest beauty turns 4...it is hard to imagine that 4 years have passed.  She has changed so much in the short 4 years we have loved her...from a acid-refluxing having infant, to a fast moving crawler, to a bad sleeper, to a worse sleeper, to a toddler who won't stay in her bed, to a sassy, attitude slinging 4 year old, to a quick witted, likely to get the last word little beauty.  When her head snuggles onto your chest at night and she takes that last sigh before falling asleep...all is right with the world. (But heaven help us, if she wakes up when I try and slink out of her room...then it feels like the earth has fallen off its axis).

1. What is your favorite color? Pink & Purple

2. What is your favorite toy? Monkey & Lambie

3. What is your favorite fruit? Apple Sauce & Strawberries & Grapes

4. What is your favorite TV show? "All kinds of kid shows" and "Doc McStuffins"

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Sandwiches

6. What is your favorite outfit? A dress

7. What is your favorite game? Break the Ice

8. What is your favorite snack? "Candy"

9. What is your favorite animal? Giraffes, Monkeys, Lions and Elephants

10. What is your favorite song? "Toes" by Zac Brown aka "Toes in the Water, Ass in the Sand"

11. What is your favorite book? Barbie Books

12. Who is your best friend? Zack, Jules & Campbell

13. What is your favorite cereal? Lucky Charms & Bird Cereal (Fruit Loops)

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with my Jeep and my new bike

15. What is your favorite drink? "Mela-nade" - aka Lemonade

16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas & Halloween

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Monkey & Lambie

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Donuts

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Candy

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? "A nurse" - I think we might need to work on her bedside manner.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Catch Up via Photos

I thought it would be easier to do a quick post to catch everyone up on the things that have been happening in our lives without going into crazy detail on each and every development.


Olivia is a toothless wonder - she lost all 4 front teeth in 4 weeks - and believe it or not, it has impacted her ability to speak clearly, so I constantly find myself saying "What did you say?" AND she got a major haircut...not really on purpose, but we are going to make the best of it, and frankly, I think she is as cute as a button, so I dig it.

We've had a few snow "showers" and the girls have loved every minute of it - catching snow flakes on their tongues, trying to make a snow man, getting in a snowball fight, you name it, they loved it.

This guy doesn't love the snow - but when we are outside playing he generally does enjoy trying to eat the snowman while running around in circles...

Thanks to my In-Laws for delivering one of my Christmas Wish List wants...I now have a strategy to decrease the dark circles under my eyes, and at the same time I am going to tackle my "Olivia Marks" as I affectionately like to call them...

We met one of Avery's friends and her Mom at Chick-Fil-A on MLK Day and ended up not only spending some QT with the Chick-Fil-A cow, but Cinderella was there as well...a huge hit with the girls.


We had a great visit at the Dentist - the Dentist is her Kryptonite, she doesn't move while in the chair, she listens like her life depends on it and she is just an all around angel. And then of course despite the fit she throws while brushing her teeth at home, she gets a great "rating" from the dentist.

Olivia survived the x-rays like a champ, and despite her face plant while getting on the bus last Thursday, our Dentist said she didn't do any additional damage, he said it was perfect timing given she doesn't have any front teeth.

AND last but not least, yesterday was an amazing catalog day: Pottery Barn Kids, PB Teen AND Vineyard Vines...like my girl Belinda Carlisle said "Heaven is a place on Earth"