The other one

A few of you commented on Olivia in the photos below. I thought I’d share a few notes about the girl we affectionately call “the other one.”

  • Olivia only wears purple socks, though pink will do in a pinch. NEVER white.
  • See that dress she’s wearing? There’s a pink tutu-style skirt under it. She wears it almost every day.
  • She accessorizes almost every outfit with a necklace, and she insists on some sort of adornment in her hair. She calls barrettes, clips and ponytail holders “cutes.”
  • She loves anything covered in glitter. (Who could blame her?)
  • She has the most mischievous eyes I’ve ever seen, and she gets away with a remarkable amount of willful disobedience just because of her smile.
  • When she’s thinking about what to say next, her top lip curls a bit. Then, she speaks with that incredibly cute three-year-old lisp that I could listen to all day.
  • Her favorite foods are pickles, olives, cheese and ice cream.
  • She writes her name as a series of circles and hash marks, and it works.
  • She’d prefer that you call her Liv, Livie Lou Who, or Liva.
  • She picks up song lyrics very quickly, and she’ll sing along to my favorite CDs in the car.
  • She sleeps with a pillow pet, a lovie, two blankets, two bears and occasionally an extra doll or stuffed animal. When she makes her way into our room at 2 am, she brings most of these things with her. She takes up a fair amount of space.
  • She loves puzzles and art projects, especially anything involving tape, glue and scissors.
  • She regularly says that she has the “best family ever.” I think we’re pretty lucky to have her.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on August 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    “The other one” (and her mischevious little look) makes me chuckle and shake my head each time I see her sweet little face. You are going to have your hands full with this one! (And you deserve it!)

  2. Posted by Karyl on August 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Make that times two!

  3. Posted by Nicky on August 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    That is a fantastic summary of a cute little girl! I understand the “getting away with willful disobedience because of her smile,” Connor is getting closer to two and starting to test me more and more. He’s just so stinkin cute though!

  4. Posted by Katie on August 19, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I giggle every time I even think about this kid. She’s adorable, and she has developed quite the personality. I think the pink tutu is hilarious!

  5. Olivia could not be cuter…

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