Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Oliver is growing by leaps and bounds.  He can almost sit up, and the way he has been trying to stand, almost since birth, we aren't sure which will happen first!  Here is some of his recent news:

He laughed for the first time, and I captured it on video!  Of course, it was his big brother who was the one who got the accomplishment, as G has been the one to help Ollie do everything new.

He summited Kennesaw Mountain for the third time, but it was the first time with Daddy and Chip.

Clockwise from left:  M, G, Wowo, Bun, P, and Ollie

He is getting better at sitting up in his Bumbo.

He discovered his toes!

The doll that his doula gave him, because it looks like his big bro, has become a favorite.  A couple of weeks ago, they were laying next to each other on the changing table and we realized that they look a lot alike!

Since he is so good at "standing" when we are holding him, we bought him a Johnny Jump-Up, and it was a huge hit!  Here he is watching G and G's friend Camden playing a video game:

It is amazing how quickly he is growing and learning new things.  This seems to be a stage when every day has the potential of a new skill or milestone, and the three of us are really enjoying each moment.  This sweet baby has really fit into our family perfectly and brings us immeasurably more joy.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Brotherly Love

While Daddy is in the store for a few items, Chip decided that he should take Ols out of his car seat and hold him to keep him happy. It worked, but it also made me happy, too.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Oliver Laughed!

It's true!  He has laughed twice in his sleep, and it was such a sweet sound, but today was the first time he has laughed while awake.  We are so happy that G had the privilege of being the one to make him laugh.   He is such a funny kid and a great big brother, and it made him feel so good about himself to get this response from his Little Bro.