Sunday, March 30, 2008

Funny face

Oliver has recently begun to make his new favorite face. We laugh when he does it. It wasn't until I was looking through all the pictures that I realized that he did it this much! What a silly little boy!
Making his face at Ryan's birthday party on Saturday. Ryan turned two and we had a zoo party!

He just finished eating dinner Saturday night. Check out his pj's...they have helicopters on it! Thanks Amanda for a great Christmas present.
Still making the face. We just got home from a walk around the neighborhood.

Hanging out on the floor. We are trying to get him to crawl, however, he is more interested in making faces.

Larry picked him up from Heather's house on Tuesday. I just got home from work and they were having so much fun together!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Our Goddaughter

Larry and I officially have a Goddaughter! We are so proud to announce that Maya was baptized today! We had a private ceremony officiated by Msgr O'Connell. Steve and Amanda asked us to be her Godparents while Larry was away on travel. Amanda called me one night and then put me on hold. I thought...hmmm? What is she doing? A few seconds later she was dialing in my ear. Then I hear, are you there? It was Larry's voice. We were both so confused that we could hear each other. We had just hung up the phone from one another about a half hour ago. They put us both on three way and asked us if we would be Maya's Godparents! I was so excited, I started to cry! We feel so honored that they chose us! We promise to be the best Godparents ever!!!
Here is Maya in her beautiful dress. You can't see it in the picture, but it has little pearls around the neckline. What a gorgeous little girl. Check out her long fingers. I can't wait until she is old enough to paint her fingernails!
Larry and I outside of the church. Oliver was sleeping in the car, so we were having fun outside in the beautiful weather (74 degrees today) until the ceremony started.

Our family after the ceremony.

Maya is wearing the cross necklace that Larry and I gave to her. We hope that she can wear this when she gets older to remember this special day.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter full of family and friends! (and a lot of food!) We woke up to a phone call this morning. It was a special delivery man, but he wasn't dressed as the Easter Bunny. He was dressed in an US Airways delivery outfit! Larry's luggage arrived at 7 this morning. He was very excited. He came upstairs with it and I started to sing the song "Reunited and it feels so good!" We both got a chuckle out of it.
After getting ready for church, we wandered downstairs to see what goodies the Easter Bunny had brought. Oliver had such a good time with all of his new gifts. Larry took Sophie out this morning and noticed that we had been egged by the Easter Bunny! There were little colorful eggs outside in our yard. Some of them had candy, one had money and a few of them had little messages in them.
Bob and Kim came over for a yummy dinner and lots of dessert! We spent the afternoon eating and talking. What a relaxing day! Here are some pictures!
This is Oliver with his Easter basket!

Oliver with his Easter basket again.

He is trying to eat the card that Grammy Pam got him.
Can you say fortunate? All of these gifts are for Oliver. These are from both Grandma's and Grandpa's, Aunt Christy, Great Grandma Lois, and Mommy and Daddy! What a lucky boy!

He loves this ball from Aunt Christy. He can put his fingers in it to hold it. He played with these at the play gym when we went a few weeks ago. I mentioned it to Christy that he really enjoyed them and what do you know....they showed up in his Easter basket from her. She is a really good listener! Can you tell that she is a teacher? A good teacher!

Daddy, Sophie and Oliver posing with all of the eggs outside! It was cold!

The bunny napkins that I folded for dinner today. They took a lot of starch, but were really fun and festive!

Daddy and Oliver at dinner. Oliver still has his Easter clothes on.

Mommy and Ollie ready for church.

Oliver posing so we can see his Easter clothes. He has a hat that matches, but apparently it didn't make it in this picture, neither did the really cute sandals!

There is the hat and the cool bib that Grammy Pam sent. He is all ready for his Easter dinner. Rice cereal and prunes! MMMMM!

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Today is Ryan's birthday! I can't believe that he is two already! He is so precious. Today at church, I asked him how old he was. Instead of answering "2" he yells "Ryan" and holds up 3 fingers. What a goof ball! Here is a picture of him. I swiped this from his website. It is a few months old, but you can see how stinkin cute he is! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Eve...

Today we spent the day just haning out as a happy family. We got things ready for Easter tomorrow. Sophie was very happy that she was able to go for a walk around the block. Since Oliver wasn't feeling well lately and the weather was a little cold, she was unable to get her exercise. She was very happy! We went out to lunch and then made a trip to the store to get some things that Larry needs since his luggage is still MIA. I can't even count how many phone calls we have made today to try to track it down. Ugh! The last phone call was productive. They said that is has been located and it should be delivered tonight. It is a few minutes before midnight and no luggage. Maybe they meant tomorrow night. Who knows?? We also stopped by to see Maya today. It was Larry's first time seeing her. He got to hold her! She had a beautiful little headband on. She is going to be a girly girl for sure!!!!

We handed this egg to Oliver and he couldn't figure out what to do with it. It was too big to fit into his mouth......

So....he tried really hard to hold onto it, but ended up dropping it!

Very happy to help color the eggs. He liked the purple plastic egg better than the real one.

I am not sure who is having more fun. Mindy or Oliver? or is it Sophie?

We are having friends (Bob and Kim) over for Easter dinner tomorrow. This is the carrot cake that I made for dessert. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

The table is all set! I can't wait for all the good food tomorrow! I thought it would be festive to hang Easter eggs from the chandelier. (Okay, I stole the idea from Martha!)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Daddy is home!

Daddy is home!!! He arrived home around 11ish this morning! He tried to sneak in the front door, but the guard dog caught the car driving up the driveway! Good dog! He was very tired from his red eye flight! After 5 minutes of calming down the dog, he was able to hold Oliver and give him lots of kisses! I think I grabbed a few too!
Larry and Oliver playing. Sophie has to be right next to daddy. I don't think she is going to let him out of her sight for a long time!

A little snuggle time!

Oliver had such a long day. He can barely finish his bottle before drifting away for the night.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Daddy's coming home early!!!

Daddy called last night and said that his trip has been shortened by one day. That means that he is coming home a day early!!! We are so excited! He is scheduled to land at the airport Friday morning instead of Saturday night. We didn't do much today. We made a trip out to go to do some errands and to go to Target. The humidifier I had was getting very hot so I decided to get a new one just to be on the safe side. We had to pick up the dry cleaning, swing by the post office, and pick up Oliver's Easter basket that I had embrodiered with his name.

The tree got its make-over today. I was putting them up as Katie was walking by. She said that she had been waiting for the eggs to go up. Good thing I put them up this year. I almost didn't.
The weather convinced me today. I think it got up into the mid 70's!

The Easter bunny has arrived a little early. haha If you look closely, there are two faces in the picture. One belongs to the bunny and the other one belongs to Sophie. Do you see her? She is in the window on the left.

I put Oliver's 5 month picture in the frame that Aunt Christy got us as a shower gift. I sat him next to it just to get a picture. He decided that it was within reach and you all know what that means.....time to eat it!!

I was attempting to get a picture of Oliver. However, whenever Sophie is within sight, there is no hope. He will turn completely around just to keep his eye on her. They are best buds!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

On the up swing

I think Oliver is feeling a little better today. He has been on the antibotics for 24 hours. He is coughing a little less but there is still a lot of noisy air still in his chest. He sounds like a kitten purring when he breathes sometimes. I have the vaporizer going in his room right now. The entire upstairs smells like Vicks! It reminds me of when I was younger. My dad used to put the Vicks vaporub on our chests and then he used to take his finger and touch our noses! I went to work today and he stayed with my good friend Heather. He just loves to be there with her. She said that he didn't cry at all today. When I picked him up, he took one look at me and started to fuss. He did the same thing last week. I guess he misses his mommy!

Grandma and Grandpa Byorni gave this little inch worm to Ollie for Christmas this year. He really gets a kick out of the sections that sound like crinkled paper.

He loves to eat his feet when he isn't wearing any clothes.....

....and when he is wearing clothes.

I was taking pictures of Oliver and I said, "smile for daddy!" This is the huge grin that he gave. Only 4 more days until he can smile at daddy all day long!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


Oliver sporting his green! No one was able to pinch him today.
Oliver celebrated the day with a visit to the doctor's office! He wasn't feeling well yesterday and the congestion moved into his chest today. He spent the day coughing and the doctor prescribed an antibiotic! His first antibiotic! He was a pretty good sport all day and managed to wear this super-cool hat for some pictures and the entire time I ate my dinner. Corned beef and cabbage! Mmmmm!

Just another picture of him wearing his hat!

Almost ready for a bath. One more picture of his cute shirt. Thanks Grammy Pam!!! She sent it to him in a package with his name on it. It was kind of odd getting mail addressed to Oliver.

All ready to go the doctor. Not feeling well, yet never stops smiling!

His shirt got stuck while I was trying to take it off. He seemed to think it was funny so I stopped to take a picture. Silly Ollie, or should I say...silly mommy!

He loves bath time!

He was babbling so much in the bath tonight. This picture captures it completely. His tongue just happens to be up toward the roof of his mouth when I snapped it.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

5 mo picture..finally!

Oliver at 5 months! I can't believe he is this old already! He is growing so fast. So far he has found his little feet and loves to put them in his mouth! He has started eating solid foods and is babbling a lot. His personality is developing and we can't wait to watch him grow more!

Prunes!! Mmmm!

Oliver ate prunes today for the first time! He absolutely LOVED them. I couldn't get them in fast enough. I hope it is going to help with his "going" problem! I think they out rank the peaches by far. I believe I have figured out why he hasn't been sleeping so well. Today he woke up sick. I could hear it in his cry in the middle of the night. He is really congested and has a runny nose and a cough. So I gave him some medicine and hopefully he will feel better tomorrow.

Prune face.


Oliver finally figured out that he can twist in his jumper. He is now in love with the sun that spins around. He can grab onto it....and it was there the entire time.