go bucks!

because school & fall & football will be starting up soon
because olly cracks up every time he sees this guy...


5 months.

dear oliver fox-fancy,
why do i get so sad thinking that you are already
five months old?
you are such a big boy these days,
wearing up to 9-12 month clothes in some brands!
you are still in size 3 diapers,
which is lucky,
because i still have over half of a giant box of them.
you are a little bit more scheduled these days,
taking two naps, one around 10 and one around 3,
and down for bed around 8 or 9.
we are going to start sleep-training you soon,
so you aren't 12 years old and sleeping in our bed still.
probably within the next month or two,
you will get to try more adventurous foods!
your eyes are still blue,
but your hair is turning a strawberry blonde [yay!]
and your mullet is growing out.
still no teeth.
you like:
drinking water [from a bottle, sippy cup, regular cup, straw]
antagonizing russy ["petting" him, grabbing his face, chewing his ears]
eating [breastmilk, rice cereal, any loose anything not nailed down]
smiling at everyone, then getting very shy,
waking daddy up by slapping him,
having meltdowns to let us know you are getting tired,
playing in your play saucer,
playing with your brutus the buckeye "doll,"
laughing your HEAD OFF.
you don't like:
being covered by blankets,
getting out of the bath tub,
being in one position for too long,
waking up alone.
what a cool person you are turning out to be.
you are getting so expressive and so hysterical
and i am so happy to spend every second with you.
before you,
when i'd read baby blogs,
and moms would say stuff like,
"i cried myself to sleep before his first birthday,"
i thought, "how pathetic."
now i am panicking,
because that is just seven months away.
i love you, my big boy.
you are my favorite person i know.
love, mama



visitors only.

so yesterday,
olly went to the hospital
for the second time
since he was born.
he was there
as my guest
[the last time,
he was tom's guest
when he had some minor
cosmetic surgery]
because i sliced
my pinky open
while making dinner.
tom was at work
and olly was napping,
so i had an hour to panic
in privacy
while i frantically called my parents
and thought about passing out
before finally deciding
i needed stitches.


open wide.

on august 19,
olly had his first taste of solid food.
he was an enthusiastic eater,
though this was no surprise,
as he's been smacking his lips
and staring at our food.
we're sticking with the cereal,
for a little while at least,
and then moving on to
homemade vegetables and fruits!
[that will be the fun part.]

heads up.

check out this guy,
with the head, neck, and shoulder strength.
no crawling yet,
i have a feeling
it can't be too far away.


official photo shoot.

last weekend,
my sweet friends sarah and lianna
came over to take photos
of olly.
while i will not reveal the finished product,
the sneak peek above
indicates the finished product
will be full of awesome adorable-ness!

olly/mama self-portrait session.

august 18 @ 5:34 pm

brand loyalty.

olly and daddy
at crocker park
august 17 @ 6:21 pm
[though we prefer barnes & noble,
for obvious reasons.]


county fair.

last week, olly and tom
went to their first county fair.
(i was there too.)

it was a little more "carnival" than i would have liked,
but i made sure olly had an experience that rivaled,
the great state fair of oklahoma.

this was 100% as close as he was getting to this
goat baby.

this year, for whatever reason,
i felt like i found
a kindred spirit
in this mama pig.

these guys look exactly
like you'd expect, huh?


little squirt.

new robe
5 august 2010
9:13 pm


olly's crib.

it just dawned on me that if you haven't been to our house,
you have not seen oliver's nursery,
which is pretty darn cute,
even if he doesn't spend much time there

much of the stuff we used was a gift,
a bargain,
or repurposed.

i think we spent less than $300,
and pulled everything together
with little touches
of his namesake forest theme.

so embarrassing.

i can't wait until he is 13 or so,
and i will make him take these sorts
of photos with us
and show them to his friends
of posting them here.
["moooo-ooooom, stop!"]

until then,

olly and daddy.

3:47 pm
august 1, 2010