Sunday, November 15, 2009

Katherine's 12!

Katherine turned 12 on Oct 18 and I am just now making a post. I know I am pathetic. I can't believe that my first baby is now 12. We are now entering the Young Women's program of which we will be apart of for the next 18 years. Katherine started middle school this year and we have been so impressed with how well she is doing. She is making new friends, enjoying her teachers, and getting good grades. Katherine has started babysitting for us here and there too. What a relief it is to have a live in babysitter!
I am so proud to be the mother of this super fantastic amazingly wonderful girl. I am looking forward to the next 12 years to come!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lauren's first bath!

Lauren was ready for her first bath and grandma was up for the job! Lauren enjoyed the warm water and grandma just couldn't get enough of her. It was fun to see them enjoy the bath time and snap a few pictures. We are all doing well with this great sleeping baby who has even set herself a bed time of 8PM. Lauren weighed in at 7lbs 12oz last week at the dr. and is now above her birth weight!
Our sweet Katherine seems to have come down with the flu tonight. She has not been sick for over one year. She even had perfect attendance last year at school. I guess it was her time to catch a bug. Let's just hope it does not last for to long, my brother Aaron arrives in town on Wed and Andie's baptism and Lauren's blessing all happen next weekend... Hopefully she will get better and no one else will catch it from her.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Introducing Lauren Pamla Oliver!

Lauren was born August 15 at 1:54PM. She weighed in at 7lbs 9oz and 21" long. She has been such an angel. She is sleeping better than any baby I have had and I am loving it. Here is you first peak at her!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

All is not lost!

I promise I am not missing in action. Life is so busy, how do any of us find the time to sit down and blog. I love the idea and being able to check in on friends, I just wish there was more time in the day to do it. 2littlemammas has been very busy and exciting lately. Our new site is up, visit through the link on the right. We are being featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine's July issue. I have been sewing side jobs like crazy, more pics on that to come! We just celebrated Andie's 8th birthday and Addison's 2nd two days later. Not to mention that I am now 33 weeks pregnant and we have started the countdown to baby Lauren's arrival. Seven weeks to go! Aug 21st, estimated date of arrival. I am tired just thinking about it all. I know that I am not alone, you are all so busy. I enjoy checking in on you through your blogs and I will try to do better myself too.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oliver Easter!

We had a great Easter this year. It was a nice sunny Sunday and all was well. Here are a few pics of the girls in their dresses that we made this year, enjoy.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

my sewing sweety

O.K. so you all know that I spend a lot of time on the sewing machine. i guess that addison has seen me on it so much that she has figured that she must be missing out on something great by not being on the sewing machine too. she has been begging to sit on my lap or at the machine by herself. this is what it looks like.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

last year we became very concerned when andie's teacher realized that her reading had not improved at all during the 1st grade school year. we had no idea what to do and were considering holding her back to repeat first grade. we decided to think on it over the summer before deciding. the weirdest thing is that she was strong in every other subject, but language arts. my friend tina agreed to work with andie when she found out our concerns. they were listening to a book on tape and andie was supposed to be following along with her finger, but her finger was moving along in a wavy line instead of straight. tina thought this was interesting and it reminded her of something she had heard at a reading conference she had once attended. she ran home to get some colored overlays. when she laid the overlays in different colors over the words in the book for andie to look at they talked about how pretty or funny the colors looked. when they placed the gold colored overlay on the page andie said "oh my goodness, the words are staying straight". ding, ding, tina figured out what was going on. it is called irlen syndrome. it is only recognized in 3 states so far and NO ONE at our school had ever heard of it before.
andie could not read because the words were moving all over the page, but when she has the overlay (different colors work for different people) the words stay still. i want you to visit and go to the sample distortions. there are aprox. 6 there, andie sees all of them, but 2, all at once. we decided to send her on to 2nd grade where she is doing well and she is getting special help with reading at school and she is working with a tutor at home several days a week. we are so excited that she is now improving and moving forward in her reading skills. instead of taking an overlay with her everywhere she goes she got special lenses for glasses, so she can see everything easily where ever she goes. i feel so blessed to have friends and teachers who have helped us figure this out and help andie make up for all of the reading instruction she missed out on before now.