Saturday, January 30, 2016

Olivia Faye 3.25

Olivia loves giving compliments. Maybe she just saw me as a blob on the couch for the last couple months so lately when I'm ready, she'll say, "Mom I love your shirt." "Mom, your hair looks nice." And just yesterday she asked if she could pick out my shirt for the day. She picked a light pink striped shirt and then requested that I wear a pair of neon flip flops with it. 

She isn't too picky and will usually eat whatever we are eating. Her favorite foods right now are oatmeal, yogurt, corn, pb & honey sandwiches, bell peppers, waffles, chocolate milk, cheetos and anything sugary. 

It is so fun to watch her play. She loves all things princess and dressing up. She doesn't last long in her dresses, and changes from one to another every couple minutes. Lately she has been upping her game and doing some pretty hard puzzles. She got a bunch of puzzles for Christmas and she can do them without looking the picture. She has also started recognizing different letters and numbers. 

She started going to Primary at the beginning of the month and loves her teachers. It's fun to hear her sing a few words of new songs she is learning in singing time. When we walk her into the Primary room she instantly looks for 'her twins.' I'm hoping its an easy transition to our new ward, but I know that she is really going to miss her friends from our current ward. 

Ruby can now get around with ease and is always following Olivia around. They play pretty good for about 10 minutes at a time, and then Olivia needs a break. She sits at the table where Ruby can't reach her until she is ready to join her on the floor again.

Olivia started a new dance class. Her last dance class was a great beginner 2 year old class where they basically ran around and danced to Disney Princess songs. Her new class is a bit more structured and I'm excited to see what she learns. For the first 10 minutes or so, they play with dolls as everyone arrives. She gets a little nervous around the other girls, and I'm hoping that this class will help her break out of her comfort zone. 

She has completely quit taking naps in the afternoons. We are trying to implement quiet time, but I haven't been the best and plan to put together a box of activities to help implement. The hard thing though is if we leave to go anywhere after 4 pm, she instantly falls asleep in the car. Occasionally she will fall asleep in the afternoons. (Usually on Sunday's when Bob and I are both resting.) 

Olivia is getting more and more independent. She wants to do anything and everything. She loves helping me in the kitchen. 

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