Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Heat wave

We've been experiencing an oppressive heat wave here. To pass the time and wear Olivia out a bit in the evenings, we've made a couple of visits to Grandma's pool. Olivia has had a chance to try out her new life jacket and her new swimming suit, both of which look great on her.

It's unfortunate that my camera takes such awful pictures, because she was having a great time in the water. The pics are all fuzzy, though.

Olivia will be quite the swimmer, I think. She is already trying many things...some more daring than others. She is doing everything from kicking and floating on her back to climbing out of the pool and jumping in on her own. Someone is always there to pull her out right away, but she is doing really well with the head-under-water-don't-breathe thing.

Yesterday was a weird day for Olivia. She was defiant and quick to throw a tantrum all day. It was exhausting. Especially since I was dealing with that while the satellite installer guy was here. Yeah, I don't care how indifferent the guy seemed to be to Olivia's presence...it's still embarrassing to have her throw herself on the floor in a fit of screaming over not being allowed to climb over the baby gate.

It was one of those days where I actually had to relocate some things because she just WOULD. NOT. LEAVE. THEM. ALONE. Like her CD player, which always sits on her chest-of-drawers. It had to be completely removed from the room. Why? Because every time I turned my back she would be CLIMING ON THE DRAWERS to get to it. She turned it on, then off, over and over again. I also had to move her little bookcase because she climbed onto it and was pulling pictures off the wall.

Yeah. It was one of those days.

So far, today has been better. She went down for nap without having to scream herself into a frenzy first (she never does this, but yesterday...). She played nicely with her toys. She got down when I told her to stop climbing. Let's hope the rest of the day is as good.

2 comments:

Lizzie said...

Wow! A little spider-monkey! I can imagine the exhaustion...

Jen said...

We've been having one of those days here, where she won't nap and then is upset about being tired.