Monday, December 22, 2008

i love charlie brown xmas!! :)

I'm sitting here, and I'm listening to pandora {online radio} and I chose Charlie Brown Christmas. And it makes my throat ache and my heart hurt. Mom, Daddy and I use to watch this together. We would sit on the bench at the end of the bed, and watch snoopy ice skate and Charlie Brown get upset that the spirit of christmas was lost, and get the cutest little tree.. Oh Charlie Brown.

We have been enjoying all the beatiful snow that we are thankfully taking in with open arms :) I bribed mother nature with sugar cookies :) It worked! We have almost a foot of snow! I love it! It makes Ellensburg beautiful! :)
Miss Olivia loves watching Daddy shovel the driveway and sidewalks. She would get excited and smile when she saw Daddy. :)

She however, hates the snow. Doesn't like being cold or her snow suit. She looks pretty dang cute in it though. We went out first with the jacket, and then she decided she hated that, so we took the jacket off and put the hat back on and she enjoyed that a little bit. The green thing in her hand, that's a parrot from the fridge and she loves it! :) We dont have an "official" lovey, but she rotates between a few different things :)

I love this one, because it looks like she is just letting the bird play in the snow. :) LOL.

I, however, cant get enough of it! It makes me almost giddy. I played in it all by myself! I wish it was more wet, because then I would have the CUTEST snowman on the planet in my front yard. Maybe in a few more days it will harden up...

We put Olivia in her crib, when we eat dinner. We give her toys and stuff to play with, but it makes dinner less stressful. Anyways, we didn't hear here when we were going to get her and we went into her room and found her like this. folded in HALF and sleeping. She is such a sweet girl... and great for storage ;)
Here is a beautiful smile that fills me with so much joy.
She had gotten brave enough to actually touch the tree. She liked this icicle, the best :) But she has recently realized there are WAY cooler ones on the tree and tries to reach for those ones.
Mike and I were lucky enough to get to go on a date friday. We went and saw Seven Pounds at the theatre. Which was a GREAT movie. One of those, you have to watch til the end to know what's going on.. And then we went to starbucks and got a peppermint mocha twist and went to look at xmas lights. These were our favorites.
that is a giant waddles with a hat! We want to steal him... or find one that looks like him. :)
Lame excuse to take a picture of my butt..

We got a new pan from Macy's for xmas. And it came in this HUGE box. So we put Olivia in it. She LOVED it :)

Sorry Martha. These were my xmas cookies this year. I'm also making chocolate covered peanut butter balls, monster cookies, and frozen cookie dough batter :)

That's it for now. The snow has finally stopped. Thank goodness. It needs to hold off til Heather and Milo get here! :) There is a storm coming wednesday. All my life, I've wanted a white christmas. Living in Oly, it didn't happen. Now, I think i will get my wish. :)

God Bless on this joyous holiday.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

just a quickie ;)

We are enjoying the first snow of the year. Just not the first real cold snap of the year. The wind is picking up today and it's making it almost unbearable to even be outside.

We finally got to put up our christmas tree. We went up the lions rock this year and got one ourselves and saved about 15 bucks :)
I cut off ALL my hair after having a terrible trim. I LOVE IT!!!
Olivia enjoyed her first xmas cookie.. actually, she STOLE it and wouldn't give it back. But how can you say no to such a sweet face. About an hour later, there was a story on the news, about kids and tooth decay. oops :) It's a good thing she LOVES getting her teeth brushed.

I'm pretty excited to say that ALL our christmas cards will get sent out tomorrow :) With photo's AND family letters, can you believe it???

Olivia is finally in a big girl car seat! How cute is she all bundled up for winter??

I'm gonna go and pick up the living room and wait for this handsome boy to come home so we can have hot cocoa and cuddle :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Olivia walking

I forgot that Olivia's car turned into a walking thing, so yesterday we played and I got her to walk!! The video isn't all that great, but our living room is only so big and when she gets moving, she books it! :)
this picture is for Megs. To show her Olivia's gap :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

morning :)

I love the early mornings when I make perfect coffee, and get to kiss these perfect sweet cheeks of Miss Liv :) She was in the BEST mood this morning. She was laughing at everything I did, and when she got tired, she crawled up next to me and put her head in my lap. I love this beautiful girl :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Best pictures ever.

Santa Pic
We love food :)

the blahs.

You never realize how many pictures actually consume your computer until you try to put them on a disk... or how about 20? That's how many we need to backup our photo's. I know I love my camera and I'm pretty point and shoot happy. but holy cow.

Mike and I were looking through all these pictures and realizing how much our little bug has grown in the last 9 months... and can you believe that her first birthday is just around the corner?

Dear Time,
Please stop going by so fast,
and if that's not possible,
please make sure I am keeping up.
Thanks for the consideration,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Archibald Look-alike Meter

This thrills me beyond belief!! :) LOL

Not much new in the Archibald house. So here are some random photo's for you :)

That's Olivia's oldschool little mermaid shirt. I think it's from the 80's :)
This may be my new favorite picture of miss liv. I'm going to put it in my kitchen

Wanna know why there weren't any 21 pictures? This is why. Obviously I'm a "whoo" girl

Olivia is big enough now for the big girl bath.
PS. After I saw this picture, I immediatly scrubbed the bathtub til I my hands were raw..


Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I hope that everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! We enjoyed being at Mom's house and eating ourselves full, Uncle Jeff, Grandpa and I kept buggin' them about when dinner was going to be ready, we watched football til we were tired of it and Mom and I stayed up til 11 :)
We went out last night with our friends Susan and Adrian! We wanted to get pictures taken for our christmas cards. Olivia did really good for being cold and sleepy :)

Here are the pictures from thanksgiving :)
Here are the christmas pictures :) We still havent decided which one, so it will be a suprise! :)