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 :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Olive Eats

Now that Olive has reached the 5 month mark she gets to try some rice cereal made thin with breast milk. She reacted better than Dane did and toward the end was opening her mouth and reaching out for the spoon.

It was morning and she'd just woken up so she looks a little sleepy eyed still.

Not quite swallowing it down and pushing it out with her tongue.

She did manage to learn to swallow some of it down and give us some silly faces.

and the classic look....."Why are you giving me this crap?!"

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Dane making Olive laugh. This house is a complete zoo.......and I LOVE IT!

* Olive cut her first 2 teeth already. One on October 26th and the next one on October 27th, a few days shy of being 5 months old. Kinda early. I guess she's in a hurry.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Preschool Festival

Dane also had a fall festival party the morning of trick or treat night. It was a busy fun filled day! Because of the rain we had gotten Brad didn't have to work and was able to take Dane to school that day and see him in the popcorn box costume I'd made him. He looked sooo cute!