Monday, March 29, 2010
Specs about Finley:
-As of today I am 38 weeks pregnant (only 2 weeks until my due date)
-At our last ultrasound they guesstimated that he weighed about 7lb. 7oz. (larger than Oliver at birth)
-We'll be delivering at an awesome hospital near our house with a great doctor
-We will name him Finley Devon Melby
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I've always been a big fan of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory so I was super excited to see Nestle running the Golden Ticket promo. Of course Oliver had to get one (even though he didn't get to eat very much.
No ticket this time, but then again we didn't pay for it with money found in the sewer drain. Maybe next time.
We headed out with our good friends Christopher, Madison, and Bo to yet another expo at the State Fair (our 3rd this year).
Oliver and Daddy watching the sound effects guy, I took this quick after I had said both of their names several times and got ignored:)
Oliver would like one of these for Christmas please
Madison and I weren't all that interested in the hunting or fishing gear, but we had a good time visiting, chasing the boys, and eating over-priced food.
Monday, March 22, 2010
We are lucky enough to get to celebrate one of our favorite holidays twice. Once with each of our families.
This was the Melby side.
Our little leprechaun.
Oliver was told that he couldn't have any more cookies, but his generous cousin decided that wasn't fair.
After dinner we sat around playing Apples to Apples
More cousin love!
I've noticed in the past month or so that Oliver has decided that world revolves around Daddy. He walks around the house calling for him, and gets very upset if he steps outside, even to take out the trash. I could write a lengthy list of all things he tries to do to copy Mark. We've capitalized on this phase by telling him to eat things "like daddy" or pick something up "like daddy".
Mark and I have recently noticed that Oliver has a strong aversion to anything that is, as he calls it, "Ah-ki". I honestly do not know how this happened since neither of us are germ/dirt freaks.
Anything from herbs in food, water on his hands, to good old dirt.
Mark decided to try and get him used to it, so he rubbed just a smidge of mud on the back of his hand.
Friday, March 12, 2010
This is currently one of Oliver's favorite books and has been for the past several months. We decided that we didn't like the way it read so we made up some of our own words, signs and sounds for the pages. I'm trying to download a video of him reciting them, but can't figure it out yet. Below is a list of each of the letters that he has an action for:
Me: A is for Aligator - Oliver: "Chom, chom (chomp) and makes a grabbing motion
Me: B is for Bird - Oliver: "Teet, Teet"
Me: C is for Crab - Oliver: Open and closes his hand like a claw
Me: D is for Dinosaur - Oliver: "Boom, Boom" stomping feet
Me: E is for Elephant - Oliver: Makes a trumpeting sound
Me:G is for Goose - Oliver: "Onk, onk" (honk)
Me:I is for icicle - Oliver: "Brrrr" shivering
Me:J is for Jaguar - Oliver "Rrrrrr"
Me:K is for Kangaroo - Oliver: "Boing, boing" bounces up and down
Me:L is for Lion - Oliver: Roars loudly
Me:M is for Mailman - Oliver: "Mae Man"
Me: P is for Penguin - Oliver:"Brrr" Shivers then turns pages back to icicle to show that they're both cold.
Me: R is for Rabit - Oliver: Wiggles his nose
Me: S is for Snail - Oliver: "Sooo" (slow) moves his hand like a snail walking
Me: V is for Valentine - Gets a kiss from Mom or Dad