Thursday, November 30, 2017

Olive & Fletcher

It's been a few months since I've posted kid updates so I thought today was the perfect time before everything gets crazy with the holidays.  I don't have traditional baby books for my kids.  I kept calendars for them documenting their first year of life.  I wrote down all of their firsts and a fun fact about something they were doing each day. 

After that the only updates I've documented are on my blog.  Thank heavens!  I don't have a great memory so I love looking back at my archives to see what the kids were doing at certain milestones.

The kids have become the best buddies and really enjoy being around each other 99% of the time.  It's sweet to see them become friends and love playing together.

Fletcher 20 Months
28.5 lbs
33.75 tall
Wearing 2T/3T clothes
still topping the charts

Favorite Foods: bananas, fruit pouches, string cheese, turkey sausage, peas, cucumbers, smoothies, rolls, dry cereal, goldfish, pizza, crackers, applesauce, oatmeal, yogurt, rice, chocolate, dum dums, chips & salsa, hummus, balsamic dressing, ketchup, honey mustard.... kid loves food :)

thank you
no thank you
boo boo
yee haw

Fletcher is super friendly and loving.  He waves hi and bye to everyone we see when we are out and about.  His smile is contagious.  He loves giving hugs and he's really tender hearted.  If you tell him no or reprimand him, he'll cry and give you a hug.  He's a mama's boy, but his big sister is his best buddy.  He lights up when he sees her.

He sleeps 12-13 hours a night and a 2 hour afternoon nap if we're at home.  If we're traveling all bets are off.  He started loving his jellycat puppy when I took his bottle away at 18 months.  He was so mad that he quit drinking milk for about 6 weeks.  He finally waved the white flag and will drink milk again.

He is a daredevil.  Fletcher is always jumping off things, running into things and I've debated having him wear a helmet. He got his first goose egg at Thanksgiving.  I rarely take my eyes off of him.  He loves the bath tub.  He's had many hair cuts so far.  

Olive 4.5 Years Old

Olive is LOVING school.  She is learning so much - math, new words, writing, songs, social skills and independence.  She really loves watching silly movies, playing with her toys and has a great imagination.  She's always making up songs and putting on concerts for us.  She's super fussy about her clothes and shoes so when we find things she deems comfortable it's exciting.

She loves helping around the house most of the time.  She'll surprise me and clean things up on her own.  She loves praise and appreciates a good compliment.  She's working hard to make friends.  Olive loves going to science class, story time, doing crafts and playing with friends.

Favorite foods: carrot sticks, cucumbers, extra sharp cheddar cheese, pretzels, noodles, ketchup and mustard sandwiches, smoothies, monster cookies, 

My favorite way to document Olive is the #oholive moments.  I keep a running list of funny things she says on my phone so I don't forget them.  Here's my current favorites:


She asked for a smoothie so I told her to get out all of the ingredients.  She pulled everything out of the freezer/cabinet and said, Sometimes It's really hard to be a kid!!

We told Olive we were going to get a Christmas tree.  
I CANNOT wait to see The North Pole!!

White we were Christmas shopping with my mom I reminded Olive to look with her eyes and not with her hands.  A few minutes later she spotted my mom picking up items to check their price.  Olive said, Mimi, Remember look with your eyes and not with your hands!!  

Mom, Please sleep your eyes.
She wanted me to close my eyes so I couldn't see what she was doing.

While performing a concert she asked for song requests.  I suggested some Christmas music.  She said, Sorry, I only sing songs that people don't know.

She woke up with a smile and said Last night I was dreaming about candy and loving you!

I had to get a blue shot today.
blue shot = flu shot

Hey Mom, Can you give me a little caboost up to the slide?
caboost = boost

Jimmy Johns sounds really delicious today.
Remember when you had baby Fletcher and Daddy and I brought you Jimmy Johns?
How about you have another baby so we can have Jimmy Johns again?
I told her we could just go there without having another baby.
She said, Nope.  I'd like a baby sister this time.

Olive gave her pregnant aunt a big hug.  Then she stepped back and said
Awwww I can see the baby's nose!!
Her belly button was poking out and Olive mistook it for the baby's nose.
We all died laughing.

I wonder what God is up to today??
as she hands me our devotional to read one morning

A boy told me he liked my lunch box.
I told him I was not going to marry him.

This boy keeps talking to me at school.
He must love me (eye roll)


  1. #oholive posts are my favorite! My favorite might be the one when she said she was dreaming about candy and loving you. :) I just love her perspective on life! Give her a hug from Texas!

  2. Love the kids' updates! "He said he liked my lunchbox, but I'm not going to marry him." Too funny!

  3. I always laugh out loud when I read your #oholive posts! Both your kids are adorable - you got some great pictures of them! Olive's question of "I wonder what God is up to today?" is so precious! She's not wrong - and I love her eagerness to find God in her day. That's so sweet! <3

  4. This couldn't be funnier to read because I feel like I'm reading my own post! Can you just write posts about the kids from now on and I'll copy and paste them into mine? Except Tell is a terrible eater and sleeper. Go Fletch! Lawter says caboost too- I posted the video today- too funny! They're some precious kiddos you've got there!

  5. LOL! Another baby = Jimmy Johns!? I die!

  6. I love how Fletcher's hair is so light in a family of dark-headed people. Maybe I'm just smitten with him a bit too much but I think he is the sweetest little fella on the internet.

  7. I love your Oh, Olive posts. The one about Jimmy John's made me laugh out loud, haha.


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