Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Day of Firsts.

It's been a month since I've last updated this blog. In the world of a baby, a month can developmentally seem like an entire year!

Olive is almost four months old now and it is amazing how much she's grown and learned. It's crazy to look back at her newborn photos and think that this is the same baby! She's full of personality and so, so happy. She loves to grab for things now, and everything that she touches goes into her mouth. Big girl is wearing 6-9 month clothes already! 


This little girl had a busy day today, too! Colin worked from home, so Olive helped out with some of his sales calls:

You know you love the cloth diaper clothes line...

And, for the first time, Olive rolled herself onto her side! She had shown no interest in doing so up until today. Being the determined little girl that she is, she couldn't stop there. She decided to roll all the way over onto her tummy, too! 

On her side...
Now she loves playing on her side!

And, best of all, tonight Colin and I got our first belly laughs out of our little girl. We've gotten chuckles here and there, but tonight, while enjoying one of our favorite treats (Mochi ice cream!), we gave Olive a tiny taste (as is custom) and this is what happened.


Olive is clearly our daughter... nothing has delighted her more than food up to this point in time :) Although, it does seem that she is laughing more at our laughter (mostly her dad's, no surprise) than the mochi. 

It's incredible to me how the tiniest efforts and acquired skills can delight the heart so much. I mean, we find ourselves absolutely ecstatic over hands that can now grab for things that interest, smiles, eyes that can scan a room, and arms that push up off the ground. To a fully competent adult, these shouldn't be such a big deal. But they are. Her laughter brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes. It is so pure and full of genuine and unadulterated joy. 

Grace and peace!


  1. The tummy picture is PRECIOUS!!!
    Oh, she is darling!
    I love your little family (and miss you guys)!

  2. P.S. I was laughing right along with the video!

  3. Oh my goodness you guys Olive is so precious :D I just love her laugh!

    P.S. We're about two and a half hours from you guys because we're living just outside of Wilmington now. If you're ever in our area or want to hit the beach, please call or text us! We'd love to see ya'll and meet Olive :)

  4. It is so cool to me to watch that video and see how much you two truly delight in your daughter. I can't remember ever seeing Colin as happy as he is there.