Thursday, August 30, 2007

Old Made New Again

We got a big surprise today! Grandma and Grandpa in Florida sent Olivia the baby crib that I played with as a child. They had it refinished, and Grandma constructed a new mattress with cover, pillow and blanket for the baby dolls. There was also a new baby doll complete with diaper bag. Olivia is trying out the bottle!

Apparently, this crib is quite the antique. It was manufactured in the late 40s, early 50s, and my mom paid 50 cents for it at a garage sale when I was Olivia's age!

County Fair Time

The Ravalli County Fair is here! We started the day off by watching the parade downtown, and then met George at the fairgrounds after work. Olivia rode the carousel (she wouldn't sit on a horse), visited the animal barns, and shared some elephant ear with mommy. It was great fun! Then I got to play "wee" with daddy and Grandma Theresa on the way back from the sheep barn.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The BIG Project

So I had this grand idea to install a 6' x 10.5' Noah's Ark Wallpaper Mural on the wall in the kids' room, but since we are renting, we can't wallpaper. We decided to mount the mural on plywood, and attach that to the wall. George's boss helped him create a fancy framing system, and Olivia decided to help George with the paint! Good thing it was latex paint!

We're pretty excited about the finished product. Olivia is really enjoying it too. She wakes up from her nap and says, "Wow!"

Dressing Up

Olivia has become very interested in trying to put her own clothes or putting clothes on her dollies. This time, she somehow managed to pull on a pair of her Elmo panties, and then finished the outfit with a pair of my underwear twisted in a figure eight between her head and her leg! Don't worry, the underwear were clean! LOL

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Future Makeup Artist?

Yesterday we had some friends over for a BBQ. While we were busy visiting, Olivia snuck off into my bathroom and raided my makeup bag. By the time I realized she was M.I.A., she had devoured an entire Burt's Bees tinted lip balm, and had started mixing in some mascara! Never a dull moment around here!

Momma's Helper

Well I've had that spurt of energy, so Olivia and I tackled washing the car. She had lots of fun playing in the suds. We also straightened up the garage and got the infant car seat installed. Now we are just waiting on the little guy to join us!

Eerie Evening

This was the view from our front porch on Sunday nite as a result of the forest fires. It was a really creepy shade of amber. Monday morning, there was actually soot on my kitchen windowsill!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Berry of a Good Time!

Last week we drove up to Lost Horse Creek in search of huckleberries. All the berries at the lower elevations were shriveled up, but we were able to find a decent patch a little further up. Olivia had so much fun eating the berries (notice the huckleberry goatee)! Afterwards, George's friend Jesse did a little fly fishing in the creek. He caught a little trout and Olivia got to touch it. She had fun in the cold creek water too!