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Today, on Valentine’s Day a year ago, we were finding out that PINK would be our new favorite color. Now, our little pink heart is almost 9 months old. And forever she holds the key to our hearts.

Today, on Valentine’s Day a year ago, we were finding out that PINK would be our new favorite color. Now, our little pink heart is almost 9 months old. And forever she holds the key to our hearts.

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Mason’s chillin’-on-the-plane scribble was a surprise going-away gift from their friend Jen; the family making a big move from Iowa to California.

Mason’s chillin’-on-the-plane scribble was a surprise going-away gift from their friend Jen; the family making a big move from Iowa to California.

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The Adventure Seekers. Wow, I had awesome photos and subjects to work with on this one. Sam and Elliott’s dad is a photographer and friend I’ve worked with on a lot of projects. He got some great action shots of the kids didn’t he? He somehow got the shots at home on the DL so he could surprise his wife for the holiday. So much fun!

The Adventure Seekers. Wow, I had awesome photos and subjects to work with on this one. Sam and Elliott’s dad is a photographer and friend I’ve worked with on a lot of projects. He got some great action shots of the kids didn’t he? He somehow got the shots at home on the DL so he could surprise his wife for the holiday. So much fun!

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Birth announcement for another Baby Olivia. Such a cutie.

Birth announcement for another Baby Olivia. Such a cutie.

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We’ve got a Crooner in the mix. Hello Everett. This was a special holiday card design I created for the family to send out. 

We’ve got a Crooner in the mix. Hello Everett. This was a special holiday card design I created for the family to send out. 

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Little Ms. Audrey in her Garden.

Little Ms. Audrey in her Garden.

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Olivia’s cousin, Owen The Contractor. 

Olivia’s cousin, Owen The Contractor. 

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Olivia now has other friends who live in scribbled worlds. This series is for sweet Lucy who lives in New York City. Lucy loves a party, riding her bike through Prospect Park, and reading on a wintry, cozy afternoon.

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That smile. It makes ME want to skip along on the breeze and sing the day away.

That smile. It makes ME want to skip along on the breeze and sing the day away.

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summer girl.

Wait, Summer, come back! Without a doubt, it’s been the most transformative, amazing summer of my life, watching lil’ miss O grow.

Do you have pictures of your baby? I’d love to scribble on them! I’ll create a custom drawing for your baby. (Just think how cute holiday cards this year could be?!) Check out my new website for more info: oliviascribbles.com. Or email me at info@oliviascribbles.com.

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olivia magic.On the verge of a smile. And when she does, it’s pure MAGIC, bouncing off the sun.

olivia magic.
On the verge of a smile. And when she does, it’s pure MAGIC, bouncing off the sun.

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a tisket a tasket.Olivia’s even got dimples on her knuckles now, that’s how roly poly she is. She had her 2 month doctor’s visit, and is unbelievably in the 97th percentile for both height and weight. She even showed off for the doctor by rolling from her tummy to her back for the first time ever. Right on the doctor’s table. I about fell over.
I’m racing to get her into outfits before she outgrows them. Here’s Olivia in her gingham dress from Auntie Michelle.

a tisket a tasket.
Olivia’s even got dimples on her knuckles now, that’s how roly poly she is. She had her 2 month doctor’s visit, and is unbelievably in the 97th percentile for both height and weight. She even showed off for the doctor by rolling from her tummy to her back for the first time ever. Right on the doctor’s table. I about fell over.

I’m racing to get her into outfits before she outgrows them. Here’s Olivia in her gingham dress from Auntie Michelle.

(Source: tisketatasket)

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Olivia and her Owlies, sittin’ in a tree. My good friend Sarah Goldschadt is fantastically gifted and makes these adorable owlies. Check out the website: http://theowlies.com/.

Olivia and her Owlies, sittin’ in a tree.
My good friend Sarah Goldschadt is fantastically gifted and makes these adorable owlies. Check out the website: http://theowlies.com/.

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heart for Owen.Olivia has a new baby cousin. Owen Michael was born this morning. My little brother is a Dad! It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were kids, splashing around in our plastic pool, running through a yard full of dandelions, and riding bikes until the sun went down. And now we have babies of our own.I wish with my whole heart that I could be in Tucson right now to snuggle my sweet nephew. Some day soon, our babies will meet, laugh together and play together. And our hearts will all be bursting to see it. Welcome to the world, Owen!

heart for Owen.
Olivia has a new baby cousin. Owen Michael was born this morning. My little brother is a Dad! It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were kids, splashing around in our plastic pool, running through a yard full of dandelions, and riding bikes until the sun went down. And now we have babies of our own.

I wish with my whole heart that I could be in Tucson right now to snuggle my sweet nephew. Some day soon, our babies will meet, laugh together and play together. And our hearts will all be bursting to see it. Welcome to the world, Owen!

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chasing butterflies.
It happened two days ago. Olivia’s right arm flailed out, and her hand found a toy dangling above her. A BIG moment in that small reach.

My Aunt Patti, who gave Olivia the adorable ruffle skirt outfit, is seeing her daughter off to college today. Her baby girl is starting on a new path in the world; my baby girl is just beginning to, literally, grasp the world around her. 

I’d joked about my Olivia drawings, saying that I should be sleeping instead of taking all these pictures and scribbling on them. My Aunt said,

You can always sleep later…but what you CAN’T do is get back one minute of time! Tomorrow she will be one day older than today, and will not be the exact same little person she is. Then another week, a month, and then years…and you will gasp at the young woman standing in front of you going off to college!!!”

Some day too soon Olivia will be crawling, then walking, then running, chasing butterflies… and dreams.