Friday, April 30, 2010

April happenings

Kieran reading to Ollie April was full of small happenings, including Nainai's birthday, a baby shower for Sean and Jeanine, an open house at the vet school, and more. And we had the occasional visit from Mariah, who walked down the street to play with Ollie. But it was a special treat when Kieran stopped by one day, and read a book to Oliver and Mariah.

In April the Cornell vet school had their annual open house. Ollie got to see all sorts of animals, big and small, scaly and furry. Don't miss the photo of Ollie Oinker and his dad ShaMoooo!

Horse at the Vet school Open House Cow at the Vet school Open House Farm animals Reptiles at the Vet school Open House

Oliver with Alex My friend Alex visited us for a weekend. Oliver loves her because she is really good at singing the A-B-C song! We had a nice stroll through the Cornell flower gardens with her. That was also the weekend we threw a baby shower for Sean and Jeanine.

Alex, Oliver, and Shami Baby shower for Sean and Jeanine

We also celebrated my mom's birthday in April. Would you ever guess this birthday girl turned 81? She was hitting the balls out of the park!
A home run!

Here she is getting ready to blow out the candles, and here is Ollie chillin' with his grandfather, since neither of them wanted any cake...

Nainai's birthday cake Oliver and PapaDadu

Finally, here's Ollie spending some quality time with Elmo, Grover, and his doll Davy.
Oliver, Davy, Elmo, and Grover

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easter 2010


In April Oliver's Uncle Ian, and his cousins Eamonn and Molly drove down from Canada for Easter. Easter weekend was unusually warm, and we all spent a lot of time outside enjoying the mild weather. This was one of the first times Ollie had been on the swing since the snow melted, and he was loving it. Higher! Faster! More!

Swinging with Dad Swinging with Molly

We had a belated birthday celebration for Molly, who turned six in March. Here she is with cousin Mariah. And here are a few Easter eggs I decorated.

Mariah and Molly Easter eggs

On Easter Sunday there were several egg hunts. First we had one for the kids at Caitlin and Jamie's house. Then the kids had fun hiding eggs for the adults. And finally we "hid" eggs at our house especially for Eliza and Oliver. We put Ollie in his gait trainer, and we even got him to hold on to his Easter basket just long enough for me to snap a couple of cute pictures.

Hunting for eggs with Mariah Hunting for eggs Oliver with his basket Easter egg hunt

Sean with his new iPad Oliver's uncle Sean is very much a tech gadget early-adopter kind of guy. He had pre-ordered an Apple iPad and was one of the first to get his hands on one. Here he is showing it off… and I have to admit, it was a beautiful thing to hold and use. We think we want to get one for Oliver, and are thinking of buying this one off of him when he upgrades - any day now!