Thursday, September 27, 2012

3 Months

Where has the time gone?  Sweet little Olivia is 3 months old today!

Developments for this month:

We transitioned her out of the bassinet in our bedroom and she's now sleeping in her own crib.  She is consistently sleeping from ~9:30 to 7, so is a great little sleeper right now.  We are super hopeful that this lasts!

We could say that this is her morning hair, but it actually looks like this all the time!
She can roll from tummy to back

She made her first trip to the zoo.
She loves, loves, loves watching her big sister.  This is her smiling while watching her sister do "big kid tricks"
  Baths are sure to bring out lots of smiles.
It doesn't take much to bring out her smiles.  She loves being talked to and will smile for just about anyone that stops for some conversation.  I can't get enough of her double dimples.
 She's started having a great time in her jumeroo and her little car.
Look who has her driver's license!
She is now reaching for things and will bat at the toys on her car seat or above her on her playmat.  She'll  hold onto her toys for a bit and immediately try and get them into her mouth!

Such a big girl and so many more developments to look forward to this month!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Outside fun

In Houston, we spend a large majority of the summer inside waiting for cooler weather so that we can enjoy the outdoors.  Well, that time has finally arrived and we have been cherishing our outside play time.

Madeline has been enjoying playing soccer in the yard

although, her idea of soccer often involves laying on the ball!
Olivia loves to watch big sister and is pretty keen on the front carrier these days
 We've been taking advantage of the lingering warmth of the pool.  The temperatures seem to creep down a little with each passing weekend.  our little fish is quite independent in the pool and can swim the length unassisted.  She goes wild with the pool noodles!

Butterfly baby
Artist at work
Madeline's drawing of mommy.  Her drawings are starting to resemble people, complete with eyes and smiles!

I'll leave you with a cute matching sister shot from two weekends ago.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Our MT Vacation

We spent a wonderful 10 days in MT and ID, enjoying plenty of outside fun and time with family.

Madeline loves her swing at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Panning for gold - or pretty rocks

Grandpa gets the best smiles from Olivia
Madeline loved the pink and white bunny at the Helena carousel

The whole Handl crew
Madeline poses with the fish
Olivia and Bryant demonstrate their boxer pose and bolt pose, respectively
Madeline demonstrates her 'big kid tricks' at the park

Ready to catch a big one

Getting ready to catch Madeline's first fish

Yes, this was her first fish!  She reeled it in, but was afraid to touch it.  Quite a nice trout for a first fish!!
Madeline, how big was your first fish?

The lucky princess fishing pole that caught the big one

Olivia snoozes with Auntie Megan
Madeline loved camping out on the couch in the cabin
Olivia talks with Unckee-T and cousin Bryant
Story time with Grandma
Mmmmm....s'mores, or marsh-melllllow as Madeline call them
Baby conversation
Driving the boat with Grandpa
Daddy and Madeline take a turn at the wheel
Unckee-T and Auntie Meg
Trekking back to the cabin

Grandpa brushing up on fishing while Olivia catches a snooze
Fun in the hammock
Fishing with Unckee-T

Mom and her girls
All the cousins
Picking chokecherries
Madeline loved eating them straight from the trees, despite their tartness

Bryant conspires on how to keep mommy and daddy awake all night!
Sticky s'mores girl

A cousin pinwheel
Grandma and Grandpa with their 3 grandkids
"Yeah, we're cool!"

One more boat ride with Grandpa
 Madeline loved walking BeeDee
So sleepy!
Thrilled to be feeding the llamas

Huge smile!

Madeline asked why we had to come home.  She had a blast on her MT vacation and lots of great memories to cherish until next time!