This is a collection of stories and photographs to chronical the Fowler family's adventures as we grow.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Uncle Andy's Groupies

We have really been enjoying Uncle Andy's stay with us. We have loved listening to his fantastic music. Olivia especially loves our little concerts. One day when we were out on the deck, I set up a blanket for Olivia, and Dixie joined her as Uncle Andy's Groupies. I think he needs a bodyguard- Olivia, hands off of the musician please!

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Watermelon? Are you crazy????

So after all my deep rooted fears of Olivia choking, I walk into the room to see Olivia chomping down on watermelon. I wasn't sure this was a good idea but Daddy had it all under control and she did great. She loved the watermelon, of course. We put a few small ( and I mean tiny) pieces on her try and she would nibble a bit then swallow and gag. She never choked but I think it felt strange going down her throat. She loved picking up her food and feeding herself. I guess I have to get over my fears.... Soon!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Finger Foods... Here We Come!

Olivia is learning more and more how to feed herself. She really seems eager for finger foods, only I have a deep fear she will choke so I found these little stars that are small and crunchy but dissolve after some time in her mouth. Fun for her and peace of mind for me. Drake did warn me that eventually she will want to eat something other than her baby food and little stars but for now this works

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Miss Fancy Pants

Meme and Papa, Olivia's great grandparents, bought her an adorable outfit that she looks so cute in. She was wearing it on Fathers Day when we went to a brunch our church had at the park. We started calling her Miss Fancy Pants because of the darling ruffles.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Water please!

Olivia is having a lot of fun with her Uncle Andy, who is staying with us for a little while. Tonight she went on a walk with Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Andy and the dogs. When we got back we all needed to rehydrate after the heat. Olivia wasn't interested in her sippy cup of water after she saw Uncle Andy's glass. I am not sure why- she see's me drink out of one every day but she was really interested in the glass of water. Andy gave her a little sip out of the glass and that was all she wanted to do for about 15 minutes was to try drinking out of a glass. She did pretty well too! I giess everything is more fun with Uncle Andy.

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Cookie Monster

We got some "biter biscuits" at the store for Olivia so she could start preparing to eat finger foods. She still likes her baby food but now that she has her top teeth as well as her bottom it won't be long before she may be ready (she got her top 2 center teeth last week and the ones on both sides as well so 4 on top and 2 on bottom). These little biscuits are great because she can't bite through them but she can work on bringing food to her mouth and the biting action. She gets them every couple of nights after she eats her dinner. The only drawback is that they are extremely messy (although I don't think Olivia sees that as a negative thing). Olivia loves squishing the mess through her fingers and rubbing it all over her head and face. Needless to say it is usually straight to the bath afterwards, which she doesn't mind.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Her ever expanding talents

It seems like every day Olivia does something new. Holding on with one hand, climbing on her Blues Clues Chair. Sometimes she will be holding on with one hand and she will let go and try to move forward only to fall flat on her face. Its like she forgets she can't walk, it won't be long before she can if she has anything to do with it!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Olivia's Ride

We got out one of the Christmas gifts from Aunt Angela and Uncle Kevin that we had put away for when she got bigger. It is hard to believe she can already sit on her new ride. She doesn't push herself on it yet but she loves to sit on it as we push her around on it. We have noticed that she also loves steering wheels so Drake is convinced she is going to be a race car driver.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Fun in the Backyard

Olivia has been having a lot of fun playing in the backyard. She explores the grass and the deck and likes to have meals at the patio set on the deck. I bought a little plastic swimming pool at a yard sale the other day and I think she will like it

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Pampers Posterchild

The other day I bought a box of pampers wipes home and as I set down the groceries she was enthralled with the box. She played with it for about a 1/2 an hour. I wonder if she could get paid to be in a pampers commercial....

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