Oh dear. I really didn't want to make this a once per month blog, but here it is! I suppose that's par for the course with an "almost 2 year old" though right? Busy busy busy! Although lately we've been busy in the best of ways! Business for me has picked up a bit, and Olivia has been busy making friends and developing like, overnight. It's amazing. She says sentences now! Puts together thoughts that, to me, seem pretty complex, especially if you figure she was hardly saying 10 words several months ago. It's funny... she HAD said lots of words, but just didn't really use them to communicate. Now it's non-stop.
Earlier today we were driving home and she was writhing in pain and grabbing her cheeks. I asked what was wrong and she said "teeth hurt!" Presumably her 2 year molars are starting to come in. But, what a relief for her to be able to tell me what was going on!!
She has also stepped out of her shell quite a bit. When Josh is home, she sure is daddy's girl. When he's working or at school, she often pretends to pick up the phone and call him, "Hullo, Dad? Livy. Dad, home! Bye!" Oh and she's decided to call herself Livy. How adorable is that?!
She also just adores my mom, and could really care less if I'm around when Grammy comes to visit. Recently we've been going to dance class and made friends there (both Olivia and me!) and had several beach trips with Jesi and Bennett. Olivia ADORES "Jes and Bent". She certainly seems to have this innate sense of people. Sometimes she warms up quickly and seems drawn to people, others she never really seems to feel comfortable around.
We are spending a lot of our day outside these days, which is wonderful. We go for runs using the jogging stroller, and Olivia yells, "run! run!" if I stop. Potty training is going well, though I haven't tried encouraging her to do it while we're out of the house. She also is very concerned when the dog goes outside, she stands at the glass door and yells, "poop!" at him. It's hilarious, but surely will bite me in the ass. Speaking of, we were at the "fancy" fabric store a couple weeks ago, I was looking at fabric and the lady who works there gave Olivia a couple fabric elephants to play with. We were paying and Olivia was getting a little fussy, so I pick her up. She looks right at me, puts the elephant in my face and goes, "butt!" and points to his butt. Which I thought was funny, although no one else laughed. Heh.
She does so many funny things each day, I really need to update this more.