Friday, June 27, 2014

Guess Who's Three!

Guess who turned three this week-- Oliver! So amazing to see how big he is getting.  Since we are celebrating his birthday tomorrow we didn't do much on his actual birthday.  We did however have ice-cream drumsticks for dessert-- a little treat that everyone enjoyed. 
Even Oliver had his very own cone-- something that wasn't possible just six months ago.   Over the past six months he has learned to take appropriate sized bites where he chews and swallows between each bite.  I used to cut up all of his food into little pieces and had to feed him just a few at a time or he would keep putting piece after piece in his mouth often leading to gagging or choking.  I did not feel Oliver was safe if he was not watched at all times when he was eating.
Not only can he eat an ice-cream cone all by himself, but I can also hand him a whole graham cracker or a banana without worrying that he is going to choke.
Oliver has made so much growth in his three years of life.  Everything from his communication, to his potty training, to how he plays has really changed.  Oliver and Nolan play so well together now.   They are really close and enjoy pretend play.  Julia gave Oliver his present early-- a little shopping cart-- and the two of them play store and house. 
Happy birthday Oliver!

6 comments:

  1. it is hard to believe Oliver is the same baby boy! He looks and is so healthy......look at him! Such a sweetheart. You guys have done an amazing job with all of your children :-)I love reading your blog every day and seeing all the beautiful photos of the family. You have much to be proud of.

    Marilyn from Canada

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  2. I can hardly wait to see Natalie there playing, too!

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  3. Happy Birthday to Oliver!
    What a beautiful little guy you are!

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  4. Happy birthday! He is just blossoming.

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  5. Hi! I can remember when Oliver had very low muscle tone and had difficultly even crawling not he is running. Go Reed family! Pat

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  6. Wow! What a big boy! Happy Birthday!

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