Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Weekly Update

 Olive:
1:: We lost her at the hotel in St. George. My room wouldn't lock, so I ran to grab the extra key to give to my dad so he could stay and get it fixed and we would go downstairs and wait. Olive pushed the button and got in it and I just noticed when the doors were closing. I jumped into a different elevator and went down to the lobby. She wasn't there. So I started at the lowest floor possible (34), where I thought she could reach, and stopped at every floor on my way up. Each time the door would open I would yell as loud as I could 'OLIVE!!!!' and when I didn't hear anything, I would go to the next floor and do the same thing. At floor 44 I heard someone say 'She's here!' So I got off and ran down the hall and there she was bawling with an employee. I was bawling and she was so scared we just sat on the ground and hugged. I am so grateful we found her so quickly and that she was safe with an employee. I have never been so scared in my life and I'm so glad she's okay.
2:: While Olive was swimming at the hotel I asked her to come over and take a picture with me and her response was 'no mommy, I gotta keep swimming!'. This girl and her love for water... She'd never stop swimming if I didn't make her.
3:: She is OBSESSED with finding flags while we're driving. And in Las Vegas she became obsessed with palm trees. Now we're back home she things all trees are palm trees haha. She also likes finding 'temples' aka: churches or anything with a pointy top (space needle).
4:: She loves escalators. While my mom and I were shopping in Zara she and my dad and Jaxson rode the escalator over and over and over.
5:: She has officially rubbed a hole in her shoe from her wiggle car. And the shoes smell so bad I have to wash her feet when she takes them off. I need to get her new shoes that are just for the wiggle car since I know they will just get ruined again.


Riggins:
1:: Whenever someone is talking to him and he knows he's cute he will cuddle his head into my shoulder and it just melts me into a giant puddle.
2:: When I look at him and he's in his high chair we both lean our heads to the side. He starts doing it first now a lot, it's so fun to see him playing games and initiating little things between us.
3:: We went swimming in Las Vegas and he loved it. He loves bathtime so it's no surprise, but he just sat and splashed. And looked amazing in his swimsuit.
4:: I'm pretty sure Rigg had an ear infection, he wasn't sleeping great, irritated, kept rubbing his ear. So I took him to the doctor the day we were leaving to the cabin, and he gave me a prescription for amoxicillin just in case since he had elevated fluid levels in his ear. He started seeming worse at the cabin so I gave him some and I'm so glad I had it because I think it really helped!
5:: He slept so good in his pack n play this trip, and sleeps so good even with me in the same room as him. He's just the best baby ever. Can't get enough of him.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: Whenever our car is dirty she tells me we need a carwash. She actually really likes getting them.
2:: She turns Riggins' little play mat on it's side and says 'what would you like?' Then gets me my order. Sometimes she tells me they don't have what I'm asking for. Like if I ask for pink ice cream she'll say 'I'm sorry I don't have pink ice cream.' So I'll ask what kind she does have and she says 'I have purple ice cream!' So I'll get purple ice cream and ask her how much I owe her and she almost always says 'one, two, threefourfive moneys!' I love her imagination.
3:: She is always pretending to be 'stuck' and asks me to help her. She is almost never stuck, but she tells me she is and needs help getting out.
4:: Potty training was pretty terrible with her. I had her sitting on the toilet every 10-15 minutes. She'd sit for a bit then she'd get off and pee less than a minute later. It was awful. She went a tiny bit about 3 times but there was no signs of improvement so I decided to call it quits because I was getting frustrated.
5:: Next time we try I need Taylor home, and I think that will help. Also if it's warm she can be naked. Her poor bum was getting chapped because I had her in a dress with no diaper or underwear so it was just rubbing on it all day.

Riggins:
1:: He looooves to eat food. Any kind. He didn't love peas, spinach and zucchini at first. The green ones are always a little gross. But he ate the whole can. I need to make him some homemade before he eats us poor!
2:: He will copy me when I move my head side to side.
3:: He likes to sit in his high chair and it helps a lot because he is stuck there but can see what is going on and is pretty happy!
4:: When he gets excited or is eating, he hits his hands over and over and we call it 'happy hands'. It's hilarious and so cute.
5:: He will grab puffs when I put them on his high chair, but can't put them in his mouth yet. I can't wait until he can because then he can feed himself, but then I have to be way more careful about him putting things in his mouth.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Weekly Update

Olive:

1:: She loves to eat feta cheese. Weirdest ever but anytime she sees it or I'm cooking with it she asks to eat it and put it in a cup. Weirdo.
2:: She always says 'Mama, you're my best friend.' It melts my heart because I haven't felt like a very good mom lately but she still loves me anyway. She's my best friend too.
3:: When I ask her a yes or no question she always says 'uh huh' or 'mmhmmm' for yes. It's never 'yes.'
4:: On St Patrick's day she kept saying the toilet was 'painted green' and that it was daddy that did it. Haha.
5:: When I ask her a question and she doesn't want it she says 'no thanks, I'm good'. Man, I love her.

Riggins:

1:: Rigg got sick again. I'm pretty sure it's an ear infection because he is just not happy, not sleeping well, and keeps pulling at his left ear.
2:: One of the nights he was sick he kept getting up so I just brought him into bed with me and he slept like a rock. He loves to snuggle and honestly, I do too.
3:: When he gets excited or happy he just waves his arms around and hits whatever he is next to. We call him Mr. Happy Hands.
4:: If I look at him and pretend to laugh way hard he will copy me and do it too.
5:: He says no no no and shakes his head no. We don't even have to be shaking our head anymore, if I say no he will start to shake his head!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Weekly Update

 Olive:
1:: She holds her pen perfectly when shes coloring with a pen. Cutest thing ever.
2:: She loves to color on any list I'm making.
3:: She is getting so good at riding her bike around and wears her kitty helmet. She still is the fastest on her Wiggle Car. She flies on that thing.
4:: She will go to the top of our driveway and fly down the hill on her wiggle car and go onto our neighbor's driveway. So fast. It shocks the neighbors that she will do it. She's fearless.
5:: She's in a big baby doll phase, and has to bring her baby along in the car. Usually in her stroller in the middle seat.

Riggins:
1:: He wants to play with toys. Always reaching for them or looking at them.
2:: He lets me rock him to sleep every night and most naps. Once he's done eating I put his binkie in and he nuzzles into my arm and goes right to sleep usually. My favorite time of day.
3:: He wouldn't nap at my mom's house... I don't know if it's because there wasn't a rocking chair or because of the room but we might be in trouble there.
4:: He takes a bottle but only if it is breast milk. He won't touch it if it's formula.
5:: He hates getting his nose wiped. So bad. And hates getting his boogers sucked even worse. When he was sick I had to do it and he just gated it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: My friends and I just went to St. George again, and this time was exhausting. Olive fought with Walden the entire time, I felt like I was constantly having to get after her and make her give him the toys he wanted, and I just felt irritated the whole time. Such a bummer.
2:: She was also waking up at 6 am, which she's never done in her life so I was so tired which probably explains why I was so irritated as well.
3:: She was so happy to play outside though. Give the girl some dirt and rocks and she's happy for hours.
4:: Since we've been home it's been such nice weather. We've been playing outside all day everyday. All the neighbors come outside and she's in heaven. She calls all her friends her cousins and asks when they'll come outside. And she goes over to charly's house and knocks on the door to ask her to play. So cute.
5:: My current favorite word she says is cereal. She says it like seew-ee-awl. It's the best. And she loves it. Just like her mama.
Riggins:
1:: Little mr didn't want anything to do with his pack n play in st. George. So he slept in my be with me. He actually slept pretty well, and I didn't wake him up like I thought I would.
2:: He loved being outside too, and likes to sit and touch the grass.
3:: He is sooo close to sitting up by himself. I don't dare let him alone, but he can do it for a while without me helping him. Just about there.
4:: He's a rolling machine. He'll move all over the place, but mostly only rolls one direction. (to the left when laying on his back).
5:: When he's on his stomach he puts his bum in the air. I won't be surprised if he starts crawling in the next month or so.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: So her pediatrician told me since she's waking up so much it might be because she isn't getting into her deep REM sleep cycle.
2:: It also could be because of a fear. So I need to watch and try to find a pattern.
3:: In the mean time, he told me to give her 1-3 mg of melatonin. I was always so worried to do that because I didn't want her to be dependent on it, but that won't happen since our bodies produce it naturally to go to sleep, she just might need more.
4:: Since I've been giving it to her she has been sleeping AND NAPPING so awesome! I had her stop napping because then she'd be awake all night and not go to bed, but the melatonin fixes that. AND she's sleeping through the night, because she needed the nap! The more she sleeps the better she sleeps. I'm so glad she'll nap again.
5:: She doesn't go down on her own though. I have to rock her to sleep but I don't mind (I Love IT) and then she'll sleep for about 2 hours. Saving my sanity and she's so much more pleasant to be around when she's getting her sleep. WIN WIN.


Riggins:
1:: At his 6 month appointment he weighed 22 pounds. TWENTY TWO! Olive weighed 22 lbs at one year. Haha. He is SCRUMPTIOS.
2:: He has the best love handles. And legs. And belly. And cheeks. And I'm getting stress about him ever losing them.
3:: He loves to eat. (big surprise) His favorites are sweet potatoes, apple sauce, strawberries and pears in his mesh chew toy, and baby crackers. He's not huge on carrots but he will eat them.
4:: His favorite person in the world is Olive. Anytime she says BOO! he will laugh, whether he can see him or not.
5:: He's reallll big into grabbing faces. I have to cut his nails all the time or he'll scratch anyone he comes in contact with.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Weekly Update

 Olive:
1:: Whenever Riggins wakes up from a nap or in the morning she has to be the first one into his room to open the door.
2:: She goes in and says 'GOOD MORNING BABY BROTHER!'
3:: It finally snowed outside and when Olive saw it she said 'It's Christmas Eve!'
4:: Anytime she hears a sound of any kinds she looks at me and says 'What's that noise?'
5:: There's a dog in our neighborhood that barks and it freaks her out so bad. I think it's because it's behind a fence and she can't see it.


Riggins:
1:: He loves his jumper and can actually move his feet so he bounces.
2:: I still can't believe how blonde he is!
3:: I can't wait to see if his skin will tan like Olive's does or not. He seems pretty fair right now, but we'll see what happens when he's out in the sun.
4:: We went out into the snow and he was all bundled up and just happy to be there like always.
5:: I can't get over his cheeks anytime he wears his bear fur hat. KILLS ME!