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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! I’m Five, Wooohoo!

12 Oct

Well, the big day is here. Yours truly is now officially a five year old. It’s so great that I had to sing myself a little birthday song. This is just a quicky video I made  this morning, but STAY TUNED…

Because, I’m sure I’ll be making some great birthday present toy reviews for OLUVS TOYS very soon. Oh and one more little thing– as you may have noticed from my little countdown in the sidebar, I am going to DISNEY WORLD tomorrow!!!  I’ll make sure Poppa Joe and Mamoo take lots of videos and pictures for my blog.

Ok I gotta go. It’s almost cake time. And then you know what comes next… PRESENTS! Yay!

 

Recovered Pencil Fighter

3 Oct

[A post from Mommy]

Sorry, we’ve had to take a short break from OtK because: 1) This week I’m busy trying to finish converting a little corner of our laundry room into a painting “studio,” and 2) Olive has had her internets, tv, and pretty much all fun of any sort majorly restricted due to a little hiccup in her Good Girl efforts at school.

The little hoodlum was sent to the infamous “red chair” twice (yes twice) on Monday– the first time for talking during lesson time, and shortly after that she got busted pencil fighting, of all things.

She seems to have repented and reformed her bad-girl ways, now, however. We got a very nice email from her teacher yesterday after school– and since, for the next couple days, I won’t have time to post much of anything for her on here– I thought I’d at least share that email with you, and report that O’s roller-coaster of a school career is once again on the upswing. Hallelujah. Amen and Happy Easter.




A LETTER FROM O’S TEACHER

Mr. & Mrs. ––––

Olive had a much better day at school today. She is so cute. You could actually see her trying so hard today to pay attention and follow directions. She did a wonderful job.

Thanks again for your support.

Mrs. W––––

The Many Faces of O

27 Sep

Want to know what I like to do when I’m bored?   I like to sneak off with Mommy’s iPad or phone and take lots of random photos. And I mean lots of photos. Like I’ll take them until it won’t let me anymore because I’ve filled the whole thing up– or sometimes just until the battery dies. This, of course, drives mommy crazy because she gets stuck with a phone and/or ipad that’s either dead (and usually difficult to find) or has no room left on it (and sometimes  if I’ve been really busy, it’s both). That’s why I have to be sneaky about it.

When I got home from school yesterday, I still wasn’t allowed to watch t.v. So, I decided it was a good day to do a little photography, to keep my brain from being bored. This time I decided to do self portraits. 89  of them to be exact. At least, that’s what Mommy told me when she busted me in the middle of my photo shoot.

She wasn’t very happy about my sneakiness, but she did admit she liked my work. This video is a slideshow she made out of all my photos from yesterday. I hope you like them!

[NOTE FROM MOMMY: Please ignore my sloppy editing. I wanted to polish this up a bit, but didn’t have time. I had to throw this together pretty quickly– though I think it still turned out pretty well, all things considered..   Oh, and I promise Olive is NOT wearing lipstick or makeup in these pictures! It kind of looks like she is because she shot these in an app with a photo filter. Enjoy!]

Olive’s “Self-Portraits” Slideshow:


[ANOTHER QUICK NOTE:   The song in the video is A-Punk by Vampire Weekend.  Adding music to the slideshow was kind of an afterthought, but this song fit so perfectly, I couldn’t help myself!]

Vampire Weekend official  band website

Vampire Weekend on Facebook

A Little Evening Video from Weird-O: No More X’s

24 Sep

I was bored so I made this little  video earlier.  I might be making a lot of these because after my recent school shenanigans, I’ve had my internets and tv taken away for the rest of the week. Plus I have to go to bed at 7:30 all week! I told Mommy and Daddy that 7:30 is a silly bedtime, but they didn’t seem to care whether it was silly or not. Oh well, I hope you enjoy the video. Goodnight!*

*FYI: I know it’s now after 9pm, but Olive did go to bed on time. We wrote this earlier, I just didn’t get around to uploading her video and posting this ’til now.

– M

Yelling, The Gambler, and A Very Disappointed Lammy

24 Sep

An excerpt from the email O’s teacher sent yesterday:

“Olive had a challenging day at school today… she was yelling in class, singing in class and disrupting others and had difficulty following directions…” 




…And some highlights from the conversation over breakfast this morning:

MOMMY:     You were yelling in class? Who does that?! Why did you yell? What did you yell?
OLIVE:         Ok, just settle down Mommy. That’s too many questions. I didn’t yell any real words– I just… yelled. 
MOMMY:     Wait, did you just tell me to settle down? Don’t tell me to settle down… And why did you yell? 
Olive:          I don’t know. Sometimes a kid just wants to yell. 
MOMMY:     Riiiiight… well, maybe sometimes a Mommy just wants to yell. Like, say– when she gets an email from her daughter’s teacher telling her that her kid spent the day yelling and singing, and keeping all the other kids from learning. I think that would definitely make a Mommy want to yell. 

OLIVE:        Well, I don’t think you should yell right now, Mommy. I think you should use your self-control.

MOMMY:     Hey, what do you know! Remember the other day when I was trying to explain what “irony” is? Well here’s some for you–  you want me to use my self control so that I don’t yell at you for yelling in class because you didn’t use your self control. 
OLIVE:        (laughing)     I like irony. It’s funny. 
MOMMY:     Yes, yes it is– but back to this email… So, singing?! You were singing in class?
OLIVE:          Actually, I wasn’t singing in class. I was singing in the bathroom.
MOMMY:     The bathroom that is in your classroom, you mean?  So you may as well have been singing in class because everyone could still hear you? Awesome. What the heck were you thinking? Why would you start singing in the bathroom while Mrs. W– was trying to teach? 
OLIVE:          I already told you a bunch of days ago that I like the echo in that bathroom.
MOMMY:     You like the echo? Sigh… What song were you singing?
OLIVE:          I was singing “The Gambler”
MOMMY:     [shakes head ]
TAMMY THE LAMMY, entering the room:    Oh Olive, I heard that you were Baa-aad at school yesterday. I am so disappointed. Have I taught you nothing?!




And just in case you want to hear what Olive decided to sing in the middle of class:

THE GAMBLER by Kenny Rogers

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