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2011 - Page Text Content


BC: of 2011

FC: Our Family in 2011

1: Olivia's baptism was held on Sunday, Jan. 9 at McClure United Church, officiated by Rev. Jim Lochhead. Shawn and Carrie McMillan became her Godparents. There was a winter storm the night before and a lot of guests could not make it. We had plenty of leftover food. Olivia was oblivious to the celebrations and decided to start crawling that day! | Olivia's Baptism

2: Look Mommy! Olivia learning to pull herself up in her crib. Uh oh...time for Daddy to lower the mattress!

3: January - At 7 months, Olivia was just learning to crawl. She had great fun exploring her surroundings. We encouraged her by placing her toys "just" out of her reach. She thought it was a fun game and quickly learned how to chase after us.

4: 8 months old - Olivia was really starting to pull herself up using her toys and furniture. She enjoyed her toy kitchen and the songs it would play. She had her bottom two front teeth by now and would put anything and everything in her mouth!

5: BATH TIME FUN! | 9 months old

7: 10 months old

14: April - 11 months old - the weather was finally nice enough to go play at the playground. Olivia loved her first swing ride!

15: May - 11 months old - we got to try out Olivia's first tricycle. She had lots of fun going for walks.

16: We celebrated Mother's Day at the L2 Grill in West Edmonton Mall. Olivia was very well behaved and the other guests thought she was the cutest thing! We then presented Grandma with a digital photo frame filled with pictures of Olivia.

19: Mommy started planning Olivia's 1st birthday party almost 3 months in advance. I scoured the Internet for ideas and decided on a cupcake theme. All the decor and invitations were handmade. The guests loved getting the cute cupcake invitations. And the loot bags were a big hit - even the adults wanted one. | Birthday Banner Cupcake Toppers | Invitations Loot Bags | PARTY PLANNING!

20: Birthday Girl! | Ready to party!

21: Uncle Shawn working the BBQ

26: Olivia was being silly after her party. She didn't want to go down for a nap, so Grandma took her for a walk instead.

27: 1 Month | 2 Months | 3 Months | 4 Months | 6 Months | 9 Months | 10 Months | 11 Months | 12 Months

28: Mommy and Olivia attended Memphis' 4th birthday party at Gymboree. | June 26

29: Canada Day at The Valley Zoo | We celebrated Canada Day at the Valley Zoo. Olivia's favourite part was the petting zoo and then running through the water sprinklers.

30: 13 months old and learning to self-feed.

32: July 9 - It was time for Olivia's first hair cut! We made an appointment at Beaners in St. Albert. She was scared at first, but the stylist was very quick and soon Olivia was distracted by the ribbon in her hair. The hair cut highlighted Olivia's very pretty curls.

33: NKOTBSB | July 12 - Mommy and her friends revisited their childhood with a New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys concert at Rexall Place. It was a fun night out singing along to our favourite songs.

34: July 24 - We spent a day at the Capital Ex. There wasn't much rides Olivia could go on, but we took in the exhibits and she played with the toys in Toddler Town. | July 14 - Olivia had some very bad allergic reactions to mosquito bites this summer. There was not much we could do except wait for the swelling to go away. Instead, we developed a strategy to prevent future bites with an orange perfumed lotion from The Body Shop.

35: August 12 - Daddy and Mommy had an evening out at The Red Piano to help celebrate our friend, Diana's, 30th birthday. Then later that week, Mommy went out with just the girls to have dinner at The Cheesecake Cafe.

36: Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park

37: Rundle Park Playground

39: August 21 & 28 - 15 months old - Playing at the playground with Grandma and discovering her shadow.

40: August 21 - Lunch with friends at Kevin and Maria's house.

44: September 10 - Family pictures at the Alberta Legislature grounds taken by our good friends, Adam and Christina, of Crowe Photo.

47: 16 months old

49: October 8 - Fall pictures with Grandma along 97 Street. Then fun and games at Chucky Cheese.

51: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy | October 10 - For Thanksgiving, we ordered a turkey dinner with all the fixings from Safeway. Mommy supplemented with butternut squash soup. Olivia had her first turkey drumstick and she held it like a pro.

52: S L E E P I N G | B E A U T Y

53: Mommy and Olivia was visiting one of Mommy's friends when Olivia scalded herself with hot tea. Mommy acted quickly and stripped off all her clothes, but the left sock was taken off last. Even with running cold water on the ankle, the spot quickly blistered. Mommy had to take Olivia to the emergency room to get it treated. Olivia was a brave little girl and let the doctor bandage her up. One month later, the skin had grown back and there is no scar tissue. The new skin is slowly turning brown and the area is shrinking in size as Olivia grows bigger.

54: This Halloween, Olivia dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood. She loved her basket and quickly understood that she will get treats in it if she held it out.

55: October 30 - Olivia has asthmatic symptoms, but we don't yet have an asthma diagnosis. As sad as it is, we wanted to rid the house of all allergic triggers. We tried giving Yoshi away but it didn't work out and he came back to us the very same day! It was just as well, Yoshi and Olivia are inseparable pals. 17 months old

56: November 12 - On our way to Alannah's birthday party, we stopped at Beaners to get Olivia another hair cut. Her hair is growing so fast. This time, she was less scared and enjoyed sitting in the car chair. After, she got sparkles in her hair and she got to try sitting in the duckie chair.

57: November 17 - Olivia is a big fan of fruit. She loves all kinds. Here is Olivia trying her first mango seed. She had a great time holding it and sucking off the juice and meat.

58: November 26 - 18 months old - We registered Olivia for the Teddy Bear Gang at the Valley Zoo for a fun winter activity. She got to go for 3 sessions and meet different types of animals each time: reptiles, mammals, and birds. Olivia really enjoyed the animal interaction.

60: November 27 - It was time for Daddy to put up our outdoor Christmas lights. Mommy and Olivia kept him company outside and Olivia got to build her first snowman!

61: December 3 - We helped celebrate Maria's 30th birthday!

62: On Christmas morning, we woke up Olivia and surprised her with a few gifts. She knew exactly what to do with her giant pillow pet giraffe.

63: Olivia was very excited about her new table and chairs. | Family Is The Best Part Of

64: Our annual family photos.

65: Grandma gave Olivia a play kitchen. Daddy couldn't put it together fast enough before Olivia started cooking!

67: Shawn surprised Carrie with a champagne party on her "champagne birthday" - turning 30 on the 30th. It was an "old Hollywood" theme and there was lots of yummy hot and cold appetizers, courtesy of the caterers.

70: Daddy and Mommy celebrated the end of 2011 with our good friends, Chad and Barb, at the Sergeants and Warrant Officers Mess. We had a buffet dinner with a live band for entertainment.

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