Friday, September 21, 2012

17 months and some days.

Can't believe it's almost been a year and a half since she came to us.  It really feels like she's always been here.  Olivia is just a tiny, funny, loving, strong, smart and strong willed little monkey!  She loves to sing and dance, draw and paint, climb and stump and fill us all up with kisses and funny faces.  She makes herself seen and knows how to call peoples attention.  She is not shy at all and "speaks" her mind.  She knows what she wants and is clear about what she doesn't want.  I am proud of being her mother because I just couldn't ask for more. 

The dailies?  The autumn is definitely here now.  It's been raining a lot and the temperatures are dropping down (not today, today is beautiful and sunny!).  Now she is finally loving daycare and has so much fun!  She loves especially one of the girls working there and that makes us so happy because we know she is very loved and looked after.  All of the staff at the "barnehage" or kindergarden are lovely, they are so good at their jobs and you can truly see how much they like being there.  She goes generally from a little bit before 9:00 and is there until around 3:45 pm.  I deliver and Jonas picks her up.  After I deliver her I go straight to school and work.  Then try to be home around 4:30 and that is usually when Jonas and Olivia also come home.  From then, we try to enjoy the few hours we have until she goes to bed.

It is really little time the one we have with our children once they start daycare and school.  It is really no more than 4 hours a day.  Two in the morning, but that is for getting ready and eating breakfast and hitting the road, and then, the other 2 or 2 and a half are more to just have quality time.  I hate the thought of it, but there is no other choice.  We do have to work and study and make a living, so, I really couldn't ask for more than to have a place for her where I feel she is being loved, looked after and learning all the good stuff.  And that is exactly what we have.


  1. Querida Dany...que belleza toda la experiencia de padres que estàn viviendo...sì, aveces se hace duro y difìcil, pero es la realidad de la vida de todos, aunque en diferentes èpocas y circunstancias, todos vamos aprendiendo a manejar de la mejor manera que podemos el desarrollo de esas, nuestras vidas...Olivia tambièn...està hecha una belleza y como contàs , simpatiquìsima y muy amada ( el mejor ingrediente que un niño puede recibir para crecer sano, seguro y felìz)....Los quiero muchìsimo y diariamente estàn en mis oraciones para que el Señor estè con ustedes....tìa Marlene

  2. Divine a veces toca ;)!