Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Morning for Baby Olivia

Olivia spent her first Christmas Morning at her own house, she woke up in her own bed and spent the morning opening presents with her YaYa and GaGa Worden. She was a real trooper at the beginning, trying to open her own presents, watching everything and everyone, and then it was time for an afternoon nap, she was exhausted and slept awful, poor

We all enjoyed each others company and shared Christmas Dinner at our house, a tradition we hope to continue for years to come.

Brad and Leigh put Olivia down for the night at 7pm, Christmas 2007 flew by, but next year will be even better, she will be walking around and hopefully will be able to thank everyone for their presents, but it probably won't be until the following year that she will know what is going on, its so exciting.

Brad has taken the rest of the year off to spend time with his family before Leigh heads back to work on January 7th, so they are going to spend as much time together as possible, but of course time away from the office for Brad also means time on the trails. We had planned on going to visit Greg, Angie and Ford Butner in Wilmington for a few days, but Greg has been sick with a Staph Infection (super contagious) so we are no longer going. New Years Eve will be spent at Brian and Molly's house for a little get together, and hopefully a quiet dinner with April, Addison and Megs (before she leaves on Jan 1st), and Olivia will be having a sleep over with YaYa and GaGa - exciting.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Olivia's Pictures Are In....

We wanted to share with all of you Olivia's Professional 3.5 Month Pictures, they put all of the images on a disk and set the pictures to the song In My Daughter's Eyes, and of course Leigh was crying her eyes out, Brad even got a little teary eyed (he might not admit it though).

She will go back to Heather House again at 6-7 Months, once she is really sitting up well on her own and have another session, we can't wait to see how they come out.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Jolly Ol' Saint Nick...

Last night Brad, Leigh and YaYa took Olivia to see Santa Claus at the Chesterfield Town Center, Leigh was devasted when she realized she forgot to change her into her Christmas Outfit, so notice she is dressed in a purple number, good one Leigh! Olivia was such a good girl, nothing but smiles for Santa Claus, she even gave him a raspberry, her new favorite thing to do. Leigh and Brad are hoping Santa brings them a video camera so that they can capture this on flim, its by far one of the funniest things she has done to date.

Daycare is going well, last week Olivia was there until 3:30pm and this week she is there until at least 4:00, today Brad is going to pick her up as Leigh is sick and doens't want to infect the rest of the little ones. Don't feel too bad for Leigh though, she isn't the only one with the sniffles, poor Liv has been coughing and sounds congested as well, and by the sound of Brad snoring last night he is next on the sniffles list.
We had Olivia's Christmas Pictures/4-Month Pictures taken at JC Penny's, the good news is that it was a very cheap trip, the bad news is the reason it was so cheap is that we only liked this one pose (see above), they aren't digital yet and that makes it a little tough to capture an infant, but notice she is sitting up so well on her own. She loves to sit up, and most of the time remains upright for quite a while, rarely does she topple over to the side, most of the time she falls forward a little too far and can't correct herself and gets frustrated.
We are looking forward to our trip to Bassett, we will arrive on Friday and come back to Richmond on Monday morning for Christmas Eve here in Richmond at YaYa and GaGa's House.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Time to Party...tacky style

Well December 3rd marked a sad, but unavoidable day in history for the Turner Family....Olivia started daycare at Miss Donna's. Leigh got up and got her ready, but Brad dropped her off, there was no way Leigh was going to have the will power to actually leave her there. Leigh was there as the clock struck 12 noon to pick her up, and while it was a rough morning for Leigh, we are happy to report that Olivia came home her jovial self and has been that way every day since. This week she is staying through her afternoon nap, Leigh picks her up around 3:30pm. Leigh has kept busy taking Riley to the vet and the groomer, helping her parents settle in and decorate for Christmas and of course prepare for the 2nd Annual Tacky Sweater party which was held this past weekend.

As you can tell by the pictures, fun was had by all, Brian, Molly, Brad and Christina came through BIG with homemade "outfits", not only were they adorable, but they also showed off the range of creativity Molly and Christina bring to their new business Got Me In Stitches (, a monogramming/embroidery business. Justin enjoyed wearing the decorations, while poor Olivia barely made it to the beginning of the party before she had to leave and have a sleep over at YaYa and GaGa's house. But notice, the little darling did have a Tacky Sweater outfit of her own. We are all looking forward to the Holiday Season, Brad is hoping to take 2 weeks off to spend some time at home with his family, while we are also looking forward to a mini-vacation to Wilmington, NC to visit Baby Ford, Greg and Angie Butner just after Christmas. Then its back to Richmond for New Years, hopefully we will have some QT with Megs before the big move to Columbus, GA.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Baby Santa...

We had a quiet weekend, but we have a big week ahead of us. After a weekend of Football, visits with friends and quality time with Daddy, Olivia is quietly preparing for her first day of daycare tomorrow. Brad will drop her off around 7:30am at Donna's and Leigh will pick her up a little after 12 noon, she will be doing half-days for a week and then next week she will stay until 3pm and the following week she will be there the whole day for a few days before we head to Bassett for the "Christmas" weekend.

Friday Night Olivia had quality time at home with Brad while Leigh went to celebrate Megs engagement with April and Megs. Saturday Leigh and Olivia spent the afternoon drinking wine (Leigh, not Olivia) with Lindsay, one of Leigh's good friends from college who just recently bought a new house with her husband Karl, its gorgeous and Leigh had a fabulous time catching up with Lindsay while Olivia napped on Lindsay's couch, what a good baby girl. Today was spent watching the sad Redskins game and then we went to dinner at YaYa and GaGa Worden's house, its so nice having them close for the winter months. You can tell by the photo to the left, Olivia is now rolling over more often, she still isn't consistent, but she is working on it.