Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas tree hunt

Can I just say a big YIPEE!!!! We went as a family to hunt down the perfect tree for Olive's first Christmas. For all of you rolling your eyes at a seemingly normal pre-Christmas activity, let me introduce you to Shane Everett. A closet Christmas lover, who for 5 years somehow convinced me that there wasn't a need to get a tree or any decorations! A born salesman, he can take your point of view and somehow convince you of the opposite point of view by the end of the conversation!!! Well, NOT THIS YEAR FOLKS. To any of you who are married to Mr. Scrooge, use your kids in your argument. They will be forever damaged to look back on holiday pictures with no Christmas tree. By the time we got it home and went for decorations, Shane was obsessing over the symmetry of the tree...making sure all of our bells, reindeer, and balls were perfectly placed! Woo Hoo! we even had classical Christmas music playing the entire time. Big break through. Big.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy to be home after 3 long months!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

:( BOO HOO for Halloween :(

It was her day to cry...alot...

Not even a scary witch! After this pic the witch played..."These are a few of my favorite things..." but Olive only stopped crying when we got away from her!


Olive's buddy Lydia's 1st Birthday! Happy 1 year Birthday Lydia!

NYC Show...My worlds unite as Olive got to meet my little Frenchies that I nannied for in Paris Oscar and Tristan!!!

Our newest friend, Ava Elizabeth Self @ about one month old...

Today in Jackson, TN my college roommate from Baylor, Julia, came to the show and brought her 8 mo. old Reyn.

Roadie Pics

Daddy showing Olive the ropes on her future career.

Our show in San Diego got canceled because of all the fires :( which made it possible for a trip to the San Diego Zoo! Awesome day.

A couple days later we got to go to Yosemite Park to see trees that have been alive for over 2,000 years!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Nine Months!

Today (Oct. 19th) our little pumpkin turned 9 months. Unbelieveable how babies put your life on fast forward. We touched down in Dallas for a quick couple days off before heading back out again. Olive has been full of surprises on the road! Who would have known that she has an uncanny gift for sleeping in very load droning moving vehicles? What can I say other than the Lord has given us a daughter that has no choice but to think busses, planes, cabs, and crowds of adoring Olive fans are common place among infants. I want to think that my child of course is far ahead for this accomplishment, but it is rather a very visual lesson to me that He gives us grace to live the life He has given...baby and all!

Olive's First Tour!

Olive's Favorite spot on the bus is standing up on the couch/bed and looking at all the cars passing by on the highway!

This might as well be called the "Olive Tour." It most certainly seems to her that we travel from city to city so that the crowds can gather around her!

Lov'in the moving bus bath on wheels!

Joining the generations of folks whose first food was Cheerios...

a day in the life...

Here are a few snippets from the road.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

6 months!

It's been the fastest 6 months of my life! I can't believe she's already half a year old. You are such a big girl and defn our Little Miss Sunshine!

Close up

4 generations

My grandmother, Olive's Great Grandmother, "GG", came in town last weekend. We love you GG!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Teddy Everett

Aside from her blankies...Teddy Everett is Olive's favorite. He provided much comfort the day Olive got her vaccination shots (notice the red flower band-aids)

Friday, July 13, 2007

play date w/Lydia

YAY for Becky!

and "America's Next Best Babysitter" is...Becky Hall! Bec has been coming over to hang out with Olive while I advance dates for our upcoming fall tour. If there was such a show, Bec would defn get our vote. She sings, dances, reads, and strolls...she even does hair and clothes for daily photo shoots! Mo Hawk was the style this day. Thank you Becky, we love you!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

We're sitting up!

Just the Three of Us...

building castles in the sky, just the three of uuuUS, yous and I.

Jet Jet

My sister, Jettie, came in town on her break from nursing school. We won't see her again until Christmas:( We love you Aunt Jettie!


Olive's 2 girl cousins...Harper and Avery. They are both 2-ish and think Olive was made to be their personal baby dolls. Sweet sweet


Oh boy! Look what we can do now... Mo Hawk and pig tails. The hair factor is becoming our daily entertainment. Shane started calling her 'Lil Monster because when she wakes up in the morning her hair is a crazy mess:) I made a solemn vow to myself that I would not cut her hair before a year. Picture an overgrown mullet with the ends reaching the middle of her back.


Nothing like a girly trip to the Shoe Gypsy! Shane B's momma and Beth came in town so we partied w/Tabs for a couple hours.From left to right: momma Barnard, Beth, Becky, Tabs, me& lil' monster, and Sar.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Toothy Laughs

Today, I lost count of the number of times Olive laughed. It started this morning when I told her firmly, "NO, don't bite!"...she through her head back and cackled. I couldn't help laughing out loud and saying no again as if it were the funniest word I've ever heard. It escalated when I shook my finger at her and repeated dramatically,, NO NO NO! Again she laughed. We are in trouble folks! I had to work hard for the rest of the day making a fool of myself for the laughter of my infant daughter...my favorite new activity.

Monday, June 25, 2007

We're Back!

I know props are cheesy, but I couldn't help myself.

Cousin Avery

My sister Jettie and her daughter Miss Avery came and stayed for a week. Here she is saying "cheese."

Olive's new bed

Thankfully Olive has the gift of sleep. The girl can sleep just about anywhere! This was our first trip on the bus. We were out for 3 days and she did great. I think she thought the bus was her own loud moving bed. Good thing, since it'll be our home for 3 months starting in August.

Daddy Time!

Daddy has been home for over a month and we've been lovin it!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

4 more days....

2 "firsts" today.
1) Tummy time with no crying, yea
2) The first giggly little laugh. I tried to tickle her to get her to do it again and it just agitated her...