Monday, September 28, 2009

Sorry for the delay!

So, it has been too long since I've updated this. To catch everyone up, here we go: Oliver and I took our first flights alone. It went fine and everyone has sympathy for a gal with a baby and arms full of carry-ons. He did well with Grandma Sherrie and Uncle Efrem for the long weekend. He loved playing with Emma and Ava. This weekend, Grandma and Grandpa Schulz watched him while Bill and I went to NYC for our 6th anniversary. They took him to an apple orchard and they did a lot of fun things. Ollie is now walking around with the help of the walker and the dining room chairs... actually any furniture that slides easily now gets rearranged on a daily basis. He also stands up and claps, but I haven't gotten that on tape yet. So, here are a bunch of videos and some pics to keep everyone at bay!


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Apples and a Parade

In the past two weeks Oliver got to experience more firsts in his life. Last weekend, we went apple picking. I, myself, have never been apple picking, so it was exciting for me too. After we took a fun wagon/tractor ride, we got dropped off to pick to our hearts' content. I have to admit, I was slightly nervous when Bill started climbing up the ladders with Oliver strapped to his back. But, all involved were safe. There might have been some apples that plummeted to the earth before they were ready. I think my eyes were bigger than I realized. But, we did make some delicious apple sauce and some wontons stuffed with apples. Quite tasty if I do say so myself!












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Today, there was a cultural fair up the block from our house. If anyone has talked to us, we probably tell you that our neighborhood is pretty hip and happenin'. And, today just showed us, aside from the annoying college kids across the road, how cool it really was. As I type this, I can hear the bands playing. The city closes down the "main drag" in our neighborhood and there is basically a festival all day. I also have seen about 40 kids racing past our house as part of today's festivities. Ollie got to witness his very first parade today. He is a puzzling guy to me. He will cry when his girlfriend Jordy laughs or makes noises. But, put a 15 person drum corp in front of him and he is quite. What? What was that? He is going to be a drummer like his mommy. That is what I think too. :) He really wanted the drummers to come back.

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And, lastly, if you are a mom, I probably asked you about Oliver's "condition" last week. Yep, my son now has five chompers! Again, I will say this, teething... a necessary EVIL! Here is a glimpse of his "ugly face" that shows some of them off well.
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Okay, I must go. Oliver and I are leaving on a jet plane on Tuesday to go to MN for a week. I will have four days without Oliver. I think that is the longest I've been alone since I've had Oliver. It should be interesting to say the least.