Saturday, September 4, 2010

Audrey Does Gymnastics

Today Audrey had her very first gymnastics class.

But at her age "gymnastics" is a word loosely defined as bouncing on trampolines and hanging on things.

The hanging on things was definitely her favorite part.

And she's pretty good at it too.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Thanks for a great visit, Nana and Oms! We love you guys!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


We're really into arts and crafts lately. She loves to draw with markers and crayons, glue anything to a piece of paper, and stamp.

Who knew stamping could be so much fun?!

Apparently it's even fun to stamp your nose when mom isn't looking...

So very glad I bought the washable kind.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I bought her this mask to decorate and wear.

She refused to decorate it at first. She'd rather draw on paper.
Or herself.

I finally got her to put a couple of feathers and scribble on it a bit.
We've already lost a feather.

She really loves this mask. She even tried to put in on her baby.

And as a bonus... You can't see her black eye while she's wearing it!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

She's a Baby on the Move

She's not quite crawling yet, but she sure is close. And her lack of knee-arm coordination isn't stopping her from getting where she wants to go. My sweet little baby is on the go. And she's notlooking back!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

These Boots are Made For Walkin'

And running, and playing, and dancing, and spinning...

A couple of months ago I bought Audrey these really cute rain boots.

She loves them.

LOVES them!

She asks to wear them all the time. To the grocery store, to the library, to her music class, to church.

She even wears them around the house.

With nothing else on but her diaper.

I never imagined her getting attached to a pair of shoes.

She's such a girl :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hey You! Yeah You There!! Where's My Milk?!?!

Eating out at restaurants with the two babies is not something Mark and I have done too much of by ourselves. Until recently we've waited until family was in town to either go out by ourselves or help us when we bring the kids.

But we've gotten braver the last month or so.

Audrey is a late talker but she understands everything. She now knows that this person coming over to our table is there to bring us drinks and food. She knows that the first thing we do when we see the server is ask for our drinks. And she knows what she wants to drink. Either milk "muh" or Juice "uice". And she'll start saying this to the server.

The server, however, has not been trained in Audrey-ese like I have. But that doesn't stop her from trying and trying (and trying!) to let this poor person know exactly what she wants.

A couple of weeks ago we took the kids out for dinner to Applebee's. We requested a booth and we were promptly seated in the bar section.

Where there are lots of waiter-type people walking around.

When our waitress came and took our drink orders Audrey was VERY enthusiastic about telling her exactly what she wanted to drink. This night it was "muh" (aka Milk). And she told her repeatedly that she wanted "muh". And she told the other waiter that happened to walk by the table.

And she yelled (seriously. she was yelling at the poor woman) it to the bartender.

And to the customers in the booth behind us.

And to the people sitting in the dining room to the right of us.

And to anyone else that walked.

It sounded something like this... "Muh! Muh! MUH! MMMUUUUUHHHH!!!!!"

It's seriously embarrassing. (And also really funny at the same time!)

Kayla, on the other hand, is a doll. Rarely even makes a peep and is happy just watching the people walk by. Oh how I hope and pray that this mellowness lasts into the toddler years! Mark won't have a chance at stopping at two kids if she's this good next year!