I know I've gotten into blogging about myself a little too much. So I thought I do a little montage to each of my kiddies!
Today - Olivia!
Olivia is so awesome! She's definitely the strong willed first born female type. I don't know WHERE she got that from. :-) I have a feeling she is a lot like me when I was younger. She's very smart and catches onto things VERY quickly. I've had a few of her teachers comment on such skills recently. Saying her attention span is very good for her age and how quickly she learns and seems to know a lot already. Of course, we're her parents and we think she's a genius! But it's nice to hear someone else complimenting your child.
From a young age she was doing things very early. Rolling over at 3 months old, crawling at 6 months and walking at 10 months old. Her verbal skills were very good - we know now. We didn't know any different. We though all kids talked in sentences before 15 months old! Little did we know. But the pediatrician always commented on how "advanced" she was. But like I said, we're her parents and we think she's a genius!
We didn't fully understand until Landon came along. He didn't talk as much and did things much later. But he didn't seem to care. You hear boys are 'slower' than girls. Plus, he probably couldn't get word in between all of Olivia's! She was saying the fruits of the spirit at 18 months old and could sing the ABC's and count to ten before 20 months. For those of you that don't have kids, that's pretty amazing. But we had no idea - nothing to compare to. This was normal to us!
She's been a great big sister. Especially to Lillian. She wants to help. I hope (we're trying) to instill a 'servant heart' in her. I definitely see it in her sometimes. She thinks of others. I remember when we were walking out of the nursery at church and she had 2 of her friends run up to her. The 2 friends didn't know each other and she instinctively said, "Hey (friend #1) do you know (friend #2)? This is (friend #2)!" She wanted them both to feel included and introduced them! She was only maybe 3 1/2!!
I look forward to watching Olivia grow up into a wonderful godly woman! I'm sure there are some rough years ahead but I know she has a lot of prayer warriors out there - including us! She is growing so fast and I'm sure she'll be gone before we know it! I can't wait to see what God has in store for her life! She is going to do great things!! :-)
Oh, she also has the cutest hiney of anyone I know! :-)