S: Winter 2011 - 2012
FC: "I'm being me, Mommy. I'm me." - Olivia, November 10, 2011 | Winter 2011 - 2012
1: yummy toes | girls reading together at bedtime | Bijou & Papa
2: what a lucky man!
3: My two girls | Olivia sings the alphabet song all by herself! Nov. 25, 2011 | "I'm skating right now. These are yummy skates right now. I'm skating on the glacon. Skating's fun. I skate next to the chair and Willie. - Olivia, Nov., 2011
4: At the airport, Thanksgiving | "The Naked Chef" making cookies
5: "There is no friendship, no love, like that of a mother for her child."
6: At 4 and a half months, Bijou has awesome hand-eye coordination! She can grab anything she sets her mind to. | At the airport in Philly | At Olivia's 33 month appointment, she weighed 28 lbs 8 oz and was 34.75" tall.
7: Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend... | November, 2011 | beauty sleep
8: Watching the bond of sisterhood grow between Olivia & Bijou has been incredible. Beginning in November, their relationship changed; the more Bijou laughed at Olivia's antics, the more Olivia showed affection to Bijou, kissing her, tickling her and performing for her. Sometimes they begin giggling together and wind up screaming with laughter. It's a joy to watch. | Crazy Quote: "Mommy, I love you. I love cars & flowers." -Olivia, Dec. 6, 2011
9: Olivia & Bijou | Olivia is learning to write her name and she's doing a great job!
10: "Daddy, I'm crazy with love!" -Olivia, Dec. 10, 2011
11: December 6, 2011: After visiting a new place, we mark it with a star on Olivia's map of the US. Today, we discussed the need for a new star on Philly, where we visited after Thanksgiving. Then we looked at the world map and talked about Paris. Olivia surprised me by pointing to Algeria and asking, "Where is it, Mommy?" She went on to say, "Olivia go to Algeria today" and smiled happily. I love this girl! | After an exhausting day of running & coloring...
12: Florida life
13: sisters' first bath together, December 14, 2011
14: meeting Sharon Hodgson, acupuncturist | December, 2011
15: fun times | Jesus's birthday party at Wee World | first feeding | "Aah ga da da ta ta ta ataaa!" - Bijou, December 17, 2011
16: Top: Olivia at Wiregrass Mall. Middle: Wee World's preschool performance - Olivia's first time on stage Bottom: Bijou getting psyched for Christmas!
17: Bijou's first Christmas | Below: having fun in Portland, OR, with Grandma & Grandpa Lewis, cousin Denali Hough, Uncle Adam and Aunt Soon | "Denali's awesome. And Roland's awesome. Denali not give me a kiss. He will next time?" -Olivia, Dec. 24, 2011
20: "Not quite yet. I love Papa right now." -When Olivia was asked if she loves Bijou, after volunteering her a kiss, Dec. 31, 2011
21: 12:01 am Jan. 1, 2012: Olivia: asleep in her bed; Bijou & Mommy: watching fireworks in the school parking lot Papa: at the pharmacy buying Tylenol for Bijou's teething pain Not exactly our New Year's Eve plans! | January, 2012
22: SWIMMING WITH MISS KIM AT SEAL SWIM SCHOOL
23: TWO CRAZY GIRLS! | “Mom, did you watch my mouth sound?” -Olivia, Jan. 1, 2012 | By the end of January, Bijou is playing peek-a-boo (which we call "cou-cou") very well! | Olivia's first show-and-tell was at Wee World on Jan. 20 She presented her favorite teddy bear Roland Barthes Lewis to her class.
24: at Biltmore Park January 26, 2012
25: Left: self-portrait Right, clockwise: Papa, Mama & Bijou
26: Happy Hour at Dan's & Steve's | Om Feb. 1, Olivia announced that "pirates say aaargh!"
27: baby love
28: a day at the Salt Flats
29: January 29, 2012