Category Archives: One Year Old

The surly apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

While he still possesses an exuberance of spirit (a certain joie de vivre, if you will), Oliver has recently started displaying his father’s trademark scowl with alarming frequency.  If he also inherited my tendency to eyeroll (which was passed down … Continue reading

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Facts

Fact: Blogging while pregnant but employed fulltime is challenging, but manageable.  Blogging while home on maternity leave with an infant who sleeps 16 hours a day is no problem. Blogging while working “part-time” (i.e., 40 hours a week) and managing … Continue reading

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Tell me about it

Oliver has undergone a remarkable verbal explosion in the past few months, going from less than six words (four of which referred to the cats), to well over a hundred words, including dozens of sentences and phrases. Some of Oliver’s new words … Continue reading

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Fall Fun — Apple Picking!

       

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YeeHaw!

Happy (belated) Halloween from the cutest little cowboy ever (I designed and made this costume for Oliver — I have to admit that I am pretty proud of how well it turned out!):       And, just for fun, … Continue reading

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Happy Homecoming!

My Dad, who was serving in Afghanistan for the better part of this year, finally came home earlier this month.  We decided to fly out to Virginia to meet him at the base, and then spend the weekend with my family celebrating … Continue reading

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Oliver!

Oliver has an unhealthy, not to mention disgusting, obsession with our kitchen trash can — he is constantly trying to either throw some “yuck, yuck” away or pull some “yuck, yuck” out of the garbage. This morning was no exception. While I … Continue reading

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