Friday, December 30, 2011

Hi There

Hello, My name is Olive and I'm 7 months old now! I think I might be the most photographed baby in the world.....My mommy thinks I'm GORGEOUS!

Besides looking cute, here's what I've been up to these days.

Eating baby food for breakfast and lunch. My favorite is pear and blueberries with oats for breakfast but I also love butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and zucchini. The jury is still out on the yellow squash and I still hate peas!

I giggle, babble and squeal ALOT and I said my first word a few days ago!!!

It was "Ma Ma!"

I contantly have my tongue sticking out as I'm trying to cut my 2 top teeth.

I've slept through the night for the last 3 night, not waking till 5 or 6am! I'll wake just long enough to drink alittle milk and then I'm back to bed for a few hours.

My mommy LOVES it!

Watch out world, I'm on my hands and knees and ROCKING!!!! I've almost got this crawling thing figured out.

Monday, December 26, 2011

It was Merry......VERY!

Santa came and brought Dane a really cool Air Strike bike for Christmas!

Santa was even nice enough to stop and pick up some presents in Kentucky from Gram and Aunt Tam and put those under the tree too! Thank Gram and Tam, Dane loves his new headphones!

Baby's 1st Christmas. Merry Christmas doll face.

P.S. Let's not tell Dane what Olive's Christmas jammies say ;)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Twas The Night Before Christmas....

The Peterson, Boysel and Burrey clan came over for Christmas Eve. We enjoyed a yummy array of breakfast foods for dinner, French Toast casserole, Breakfast pizza, cheesy hashbrowns, etc. Yum Yum!

Before dinner, Grandma B and Olive.


After dinner and before presents.... The Grimes Family :)

Look! It's mini-Brad and mini-Casey! These two are best present EVER!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zoo Lights

We hit up the zoo lights Sunday night. Seemed like it may be the last good time to go. It was decently warm (40 degrees) and NOT RAINING. Which seems strange to say in December. My parents met up with us for dinner before hand at City BBQ......yummy :) We had a good time and by "we" I mean everyone but Olive. Olive literally cried almost the entire time! I can't think of what could have been wrong with her other than maybe she was tired. Poor baby did NOT enjoy the Christmas lights.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hotwheel Racing

Dr. Himler's Christmas gift to Dane.

He's packed up this racetrack and brought it everywhere this week.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Program

I've been slacking on my blog posts lately. We've been pretty busy here.

Tuesday evening was Dane's preschool Christmas program. The first of many school based functions we'll attend. This may offically make us "old".

Waving at us :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Singer/ Songwriter

Dane made up this little ditty in the bathtub earlier this week. At the time I caught him singing it the song had more verses. Apparently he forgot some of it but I still thought it was pretty cute.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dane Grimes, DDS

Another cool birthday present, Play Doh Dr. Drill N' Fill!

I was equally excited about this gift I think.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hot Wheels

This is pretty slick! Dane got this Hot Wheels Wall Track for his birthday, it's pretty cool!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Boots

Dane got some new boots for the Winter. He's just SO EXCITED about them! As Brad and Dane were checking out to buy these boots the lady at the register said. "These will be good for the snow." and Dane then replied..."Yeah and they will be really good for hunting too!"

He ran right in the door of the house and put on his camo coat and hat, grabbed his shotgun and ran out the back door!

Man, He's so cute!

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's a party

Dane chose a Tom & Jerry themed birthday party this year so we made cat and mouse cupcakes. I think overall they turned out pretty cute.

Thank you SO MUCH Catrina for coming over to help me make Dane's birthday cupcakes! Your the best!!

Can't believe Dane's going to be 4 next Saturday. It really did go fast.

He really is so much fun. He makes the best silly faces!

Loving his cupcakes.

Happy 4th birthday to my son. You changed my life and I believe you will do great things with yours. You bless everyone around you.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Santa Baby

After the penguin photo shoot I needed to run to the candy store at the mall to pick up last minute items for Dane's birthday cupcakes so we stopped to see Santa!

Dane told Santa that he wanted a new bike and a dirtbike for Christmas. To which Santa replied...."Ok but I think I better ask your parents about that dirtbike first."

No, Dane is not getting a dirtbike for Christmas, but we did get him a new bike.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Olive & Juno

Miss O loves playing with her vintage Fisher Price apple.

It used to be Brad's when he was a baby. I wonder, do they still make these? Such a classic.

Now 6 months old and HAPPY!

So busy here at the Grimes household. Perfect timing for Brad to get the laid-off for the Winter call. I need his assistance this week.

Getting amped up here for the super busy weekend, esp Dane's big party day. Can't believe my baby boy is almost 4! He's the coolest kid. Just this morning he was spinning donuts in the snow on his four wheeler!

I'm kinda experiencing some anxiety about executing the birthday cupcakes. On Friday after Olive's well baby check (p.s. She's actually not well and has a little cold) we're headed to Columbus so I can hit up the candy store. I need pink jelly beans and the pink Runt hearts. Plus a few other misc baking goods.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Olive Sits

Olive learned to sit on her own :) Thanks goes out to my mom who practiced with her alot the last 2 weeks while I was working. This means I can get some super cute 6 month pictures of her next week :)

If you look real close you can catch a glimpse of those nubby little bottom teeth.

Olive will be 6 months old in 4 days. That went soooo fast! I think she may be teething again. She's been really biting hard and drooling more teeth already?!? Could it be? I'm alittle sad about it, seems like the 'baby' phase is moving too quick.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crazy Crazy Crazy

Here's a video of Dane entertaining Olive.

How can something SO ANNOYING to one person be super funny to another.......somehow she thinks he's hysterical!

I know this is a terrible picture but I wanted to show you this dress. It's adorable. She wore it for our Thanksgiving dinner last weekend with a cream colored tights and black shoes. She looked like a living doll! I found it at the Easton H&M store. I didn't even know H&M had a baby section, but I guess in bigger ones they do. She came home with 3 really cute dresses for the holidays, tights and a cardigan.

I'm having way too much fun with this girl clothes thing :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll

Geez. Check out Dane's super crazy face.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Drooling Beauty

Say hello to the cutest baby girl.......but I may be slightly biased.

5 3/4 months old.

We have another busy exciting month coming up around here. Next on our list is...

~ Longshore Thanksgiving. November 27th.

~The Lauryn Byrdy Photography Holiday Mini Session with REAL PENGUINS! The set will include real snow and baby penguins from the Columbus Zoo. Scheduled for December 1st. I need to assemble some warm, colorful, coordinated clothing for Dane & Olive suitable for a winter holiday session. Yea!! So excited!

~ Olive's 6 month well baby check....6 months!! Wow, How did that go so fast! December 2nd.

~ The family photo shoot done by photographer Chris Whitsett from Our Blessings Photography. Scheduled for December 3rd. These will also include some singles of Olive (6mths) and Dane (4yrs)

~ BIRTHDAY BOY turns 4! Big party on December 4th for Dane. Still need to figure out the cupcake situation...just not sure what to do.

~Office Christmas Party on the 10th.

~Longshore Christmas to be determined

~Burrey Christmas on Christmas Day.

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Another video of Dane's bike ride that didn't go as smoothly as the last one posted. He just kept getting back up and trying again. I was so proud of him!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy 10th!

Happy 10th Anniversary to my husband!

Photo taken at our afterprom party 1999. Who knew that these 2 high school sweethearts would get married 2 years after this photo was taken, make a wonderful life together, 8 years after this photo was taken we would have our first child and 12 years after this photo have our second!? Just amazing!

I know I personally had no idea that the boy I feel in love with would become a great man, a good husband and even less of a clue that he would become an AMAZING father.

Every year is better than the last. We are truly blessed.

Here's to the next 10 years, may they bring us many more blessings and much joy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

He did it!

At the Peterson's house Dane rode his bike solo for the first time! He did so good! We need to practice more and I think it would help if he had a little bit of a bigger bike. I think he's out grown this one.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cuteness Overload

I love this baby! Ooooo, So cute!

Look how long her hair is getting?! What am I going to do when it starts getting into her eyes....brush it too the side? Use clips or bows to hold it back?

She's starting to chunk up alittle. See the start of a double chin.

The cuteness is just too much!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

He jumps!

This never fails to make me laugh!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet Juno

Seriously cute huh?!

Juno is our new dog. She has pretty big paw prints to fill, but I'm not expecting her too. That'll be the hardest part, not comparing her to Zoey. She is her own self and I feel she will be wonderful in her own ways.

So far she's super sweet and not too much extra trouble. She's really quite content to sit at your feet (that's her favorite spot) and sleep.

Dane & Juno are fast friends. He's been great at helping me by taking her out to potty and run around the yard.

I know it's crazy for me to take on any extra things right now. I am busy enough. However, We really do miss having a dog around here. Brad will be laid off in another month and will be around to help more. It'll be fine. Plus I think Juno will be a great distraction for Dane and maybe he'll give Olive alittle breathing room.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nutty Cousins

At the October family birthday party.

Dane having some silly fun with his cousins :)