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February 28, 2011

Olive's New Trick

For the last week or so, Olive has been trying to figure out how to take the pacifier out of her mouth and stick it back in. She finally figured it out as you can see from the video taken yesterday.

February 27, 2011

Olive's First Photo Shoot

This morning we drove to Bay Island to take some photos with a professional photographer.  I know that we take our fair share of amazing photos, but there is something special about professional photographs. I'm not sure if it is the fancy, expensive camera, the intense flash, or maybe just artistic skill.  But for whatever reason, professional photographers just take better pictures.

In any case, Olive's boyfriends mom, Jenn, recommended the photographer that took her family pictures.  Claire meet us at the house around 11:30am for our big photo session.  Grandma Melodie was in town so we made sure we got a few photos with her too.

Daddy even snapped a photo of me snapping a photo of Claire snapping a photo of Grandma and Olive.  Cool, huh?  I'm crossing my fingers we have a lot of great pictures to choose from.  Of course I did blue steel in all of them so I'm not worried about me.

February 26, 2011

Glamour Shot - 19 Weeks

Olive Harper Cahn - 19 Weeks

Converse Close Up

I couldn't resist posting this close up picture of Olive's converse.  How cute are they?

February 25, 2011

My Lucky Charm

Today Olive and I ran errands.  While we were out and about we went into Bloomingdales for their big sale.  They had a machine where you could win prizes ranging from a pair of sunglasses to $500!!  In order to play you had to receive a special flyer in the mail.  I'm sure one was sent to me, but my husband has a way of throwing all my shopping goodies in the trash.

Thankfully that didn't stop me and I marched up to Customer Service to see if I could sweet talk them into giving me a chance to win.  Because the woman behind the counter thought Olive was gorgeous, she gave me the special VIP flyer.  Now I just had to use my skills with the claw!  I think Olive was my good luck charm because we ended up getting one of the boxes out and winning $25!!!

Olive and Fancy Restaurants Don't Mix

Last night we went to dinner at Via Veneto with Grandma Melodie, Grandpa Chris, and Uncle Todd and Lizzie.

Unfortunately, Olive didn't love it as much as everyone else.  I ended up going outside with her until she fell asleep.  It was super dark and very, very loud inside and I think she got a little scared.  Either that, or she doesn't like fancy restaurants.

Granted this was her 2 minutes after we left the place!

Rolling Over.....Almost

For the last few weeks it has seemed like Olive was on the brink of rolling over.  Except every time she is almost there - she back tracks.  I was able to take a video in my Mommy and Me class yesterday.  See what I mean?

Cutest Outfit Ever

Yesterday I put Olive in the cutest outfit ever.  Skinny jeans, a pink top, and the converse Auntie Karrie got her for Christmas.  It's the shoes - I think black, hightop converse would make any outfit look cute.

February 24, 2011

Olive's BF

I was finally able to get a picture of Olive and her boyfriend Oliver.  We have been seeing Oliver and his mommy Jenn every tuesday for the last few weeks.  Today we ended up meeting up and I was able to snap this picture of the two lovebirds.

Oliver's face in this picture is too cute.  Look at that smile!  Olive might have to fight all the other ladies for his affection.

February 23, 2011

My Little Watermelon

Since the sun was shining and it was warm in the house, I put Olive in the little watermelon outfit that was mine as a baby.

I think Olive probably looks cuter than I did in it.  I couldn't resist posting all 3 of these pictures.  She is just too darn cute!

February 21, 2011

Happy Presidents Day!

Olive got to meet our 16th president today - Abraham Lincoln.  We caught honest Abe cruising around the Grove after our Mommy & Me Movie. Happy Presidents Day!

Busy Busy Weekend

The Cahn family had a very busy weekend.  Friday night we went to Swingers with Auntie Christine and Uncle Tim for dinner.

Then Saturday we ventured to Venice so that mommy could get her hair colored and cut.  Everyone at the salon thought Olive was adorable, especially my friend Djuna.  For dinner we went to Pitfire Pizza, which was soooo good.  I had the burrata pizza and it did not disappoint.

On Sunday Auntie Karrie drove into town to spend the night with us.  We went and got our nails done and then had dinner with Todd and Lizzie.

Believe it or not, Olive fussed for most of the dinner.  It was a first for Andrew and I since normally she is an angel.  I tried to feed her, but that didn't help!  We got a good 20 minutes just letting her suck on my fingers and laughing about it!  One theory is that she is teething, another is that she is just getting older and more particular.  Andrew thinks she is finally taking after mommy.

February 20, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away

Whenever it rains I get really stressed out since water tends to find its way into our house.  For the last couple of days it has been raining on and off. Its times like these that I wish Olive were older so she could wear this adorable rain jacket Grandma Carolyn bought her.  I can just imagine her in her little skinny jeans, rain boots, and jacket - splashing in puddles. The thought actually distracts me from all the leaks!

February 19, 2011

Glamour Shot - 18 Weeks

Olive Harper Cahn - 18 Weeks

February 18, 2011

Mommy Nurses Olive Back to Health

Yesterday Olive was feeling pretty yucky.  I decided to give her an extra long massage and cuddle session.

As you can see - I nursed her back to health.  As soon as the massage was over, she was back to her normal happy self and her fever was long gone.

Grandma's Got Skills

Grandma Carolyn is seriously good at knitting and crocheting.  Olive has so many cute little blankets, shoes, sweaters, and toys.  She outdid herself with the newest addition to Olive's little stuffed buddies.  The owl is the cutest thing ever!  I think she could sell all of the baby things she makes for some serious cash.

We are so grateful to have a grandma who loves to make special things for our baby.  As you can see - Olive loves it too!

February 17, 2011

Olive's New Friend

People with babies gravitate towards one another.  No matter where I am, I usually end up striking a conversation with anyone and everyone who has a baby.  Today Olive and I met the cutest little girl from London.

Look at those cheeks and those eyes!  She was 5.5 months old and such a little cutie pie. Unfortunately, I can't remember her name for the life of me.

Mommy & Me Baby Photo

Today we took a picture of the babies from our Mommy & Me class. They are all so adorable!

I couldn't resist posting this picture since Olive and Hayden are holding hands!  Too cute.

Olive's First Fever

Today has been a little stressful.  Olive was up most of the night and has had a fever all day.  This morning it started out around 99.7 and slowly moved up to 100.4 at our Mommy & Me class.  Thankfully when we got home it was 99.4 and she seemed in better spirits.  I'm sure it is just a reaction to the shots yesterday, but I wish I could make my baby feel better.

February 16, 2011

Funniest Video Ever

Andrew sent me this video today.  At first I thought, "What the heck is this?"  Then I found myself laughing out loud.  Just watch it and see - I'll bet you'll be laughing too.

4 Month Check Up

Today we went to the doctor for Olive's 4 month checkup.  She weighed a whopping 14 lbs 12 oz and measured 24.5 inches tall.   Daddy likes to chart her growth and was proud that she was in the 75th percentile for weight and the 61st percentile for height!

Unlike our 2 month visit, Olive was super smiley and happy to have the doctor check her vitals.  Thankfully everything looked good!

Next came the shots.  I had Andrew hold her since I can't really stand seeing her in pain.  I figured I would just nurse her and comfort her when it was all over.  Surprisingly, she didn't cry with the first shot.  She was looking at mommy and laughing at my funny faces.  Then came the second one, and her little face crumpled and the crying began.  Thankfully, she stopped crying after a few seconds since she realized she was in daddy's arms and everything was ok.  We even got a few smiles out of her before we left the doctors office.

February 15, 2011

Olive's Toes!

It's official - Olive has discovered her feet. I'm just waiting for her to realize she can put them in her mouth.

Mommy & Me Group Photo

As all of you know I have my Mommy & Me class on Thursdays.  A few weeks ago we took this picture.  How cute are all these babies?!?

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day I decided to make a nice, fancy meal for daddy.  A few years ago I did the same thing, but it was a lot easier without a little one demanding my attention.

I got Olive dressed up in the cutest little outfit - in fact, it was the first one I ever bought for her!  Andrew and I are both fortunate to have her as our little Valentine this year.

After slaving in the kitchen for a few hours, I quickly put on a little black dress and heels.  I set the table and put the finishing touches on my yummy meal.

The menu was flank steak, roasted potatoes, sweet carrots, green salad, and brownies with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.

I tried to make the table look as nice as possible.  With the centerpiece that I was using - how could I go wrong?

Dinner was absolutely delicious.  Both daddy and I had seconds AND thirds.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!