Today I am linking up with the southern beauty queen, Darci from the good life blog. You just list five happy, random things from your week, then go to her blog HERE to linkup.
Olive Betty turned two last week and since I was travelling to Tennessee during a state of emergency, I didn't get to post anything to my blog. So today, I am going to list the 5 funniest things about OB.
I wrote a letter to Olive and Haven HERE, where I talked about it's Olive's world and we just live in it. She is so much like me in the sense that she is bossy, goofy, and moody. The letters are still one of my favorite posts.
She has a feeling chart in her classroom. Each day they have to pick if they are happy, shy, tired, sad, etc. Her favorite thing for the last two months is to tell everyone that she is shy. She'll say, "Daddy! Daddy!" And when Chris says, "What, OB?" she will tilt her head to the side and in a little baby voice say, "I-shyyyy." Knowing damn good and well she isn't the least bit shy. The bullshit really gets Haven all ticked off. And he will say, "No BABY! You not SHY!" And then she will scream on the top of her lungs, "I-SHYYYYY."
Her favorite word is snack, which she pronounces snakkkk. The first thing she says in the morning is, "I wan snakkk. I wan show." AKA, you have two minutes to waddle your ass downstairs, get me some muffins and turn on Disney. Although she won't sit down and watch a show at all. I don't know if it's her eyes or if she just like the background noise.
After she has her first morning snack, she will usually have breakfast at home before going to school. Chris will either make her cereal or give her a cereal bar for the car ride to school. When she gets to her classroom, her teacher has breakfast set out on all of the tables. Olive will run across the room and throw her binky like she is tossing a balloon of drugs and dive for the table, as if we have been starving her.
OB is a genius. When her diaper needs changed, she will tell us, lay down for us to put a new one on her, and throw her old one away. Over Christmas break, when we have a few days home together, we plan on potty training her. She gets moved up to the 2 year old classroom next month where they work with the kids in the bathroom. She can also put on her own shoes and coat. If her coat isn't laying a certain way, she will move it around on the ground, and then get in put-on position. Here is a little video, pardon her fruit snack she had to eat first.
I also want to highlight another amazing baby, Wesley. Wes was born back in September and has hydranephrosis of the right kidney, subglotic stenosis, severe acid reflux, and failure to thrive. Since Wes has had to spend much of his first weeks in the PICU, his family is raising money to give back to the other children in the hospital. It broke my heart when she told me that a lot of the older children spend the days by themselves because their parents are forced back to work.
The money raised will provide infant mobiles, coloring books, movies, board games, and hopefully even new televisions for some hospital rooms. Ashley and her husband feel so blessed that Wes gets to go home after some of his treatments, but most of the kids aren't as lucky. Whatever is donated is going back to the hospital to make the other families more comfortable and give entertainment to the sick kids. If you can donate today, the fundraising page is HERE. Even something has small as $5 can buy a coloring book and markers. Nothing is too small. Also, if you want to read more about Wes, click HERE.