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August 31, 2007

in d house tonight

Audrey and I spent the afternoon at the park with Sara, Jack and Emma. Audrey did lots of swinging then ate applesauce while trying to entertain Sara with razzberries.

Todd hasn't had a guitar out in months but gave a performance of Wheels on the Bus for Audrey and me tonight. The kid-friendliness ended when this of course turned into him playing his own songs from the Mushuganas and Trepan Nation, along with some GG Allin classics.

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August 26, 2007

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Today we headed back to my hometown to wish Grandma Sue a happy birthday! It was a lovely day for a birthday celebration, though the sun kept us clinging to whatever shade we could find. It's always fun to get all the family together; I know Grandma loved having everyone there. Afterward we headed over to my old grade school to check out Uncle Jeff's new classroom. That place seems a lot smaller when you're older...

All the grandchildren together - a birthday wish come true!

Audrey takes a break from her apples & strawberries to visit with Imani.

Jeffery welcomes Audrey to school with a high-five. I attended kindergarten in this very room!

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August 25, 2007


Thanks to this blog I recently got back in touch with one of my very good friends from high school - though we've seen each other since graduation, it's been a good 10 years since our paths last crossed. So tonight the girls and I hit the town to catch up with Amber and her boyfriend Patrick and their daughter Brylen. It was great to see her after all this time, and I promise to do my best to ensure that another decade doesn't go by before we hang out again. Something tells me that even if I'm not present for it, Audrey and Brylen will be having a play date in the near future.

I'm hoping it's just the angle of this shot that makes me look so much larger than everyone else. Sorry to be the one to ruin this otherwise cute shot of your family, Amber!

Here's Audrey, sad to part with her new friend, Brylen. That or she's sad she just got poked in the eye. Probably a little of both...

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Saturday in Black & White

Audrey and I were hanging out on the bedroom floor this afternoon when mommy surprised us by snapping some artsy b&w photos.

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August 24, 2007

not coming to a game console soon

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August 21, 2007

minty fresh

Todd and I - OK, maybe just me - have been talking about painting the rooms on the first floor and decided to start the project while Audrey napped on Saturday. We painted the eating area and the hallway/laundry area. We only like the new color in direct sunlight and somehow managed to break the less-than-a-year-old laundry dryer in the painting process. I would like to apologize to Audrey right now about how not handy your parents are.

Coloring and raspberries while out to lunch to avoid paint fumes

The results - not so bad in this light...

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August 16, 2007

eating grass

Yesterday my friend Kristin and her family were traveling through on their way back to Iowa so Sara, Jack, Emma, Audrey and I met up with them at a park

Audrey and I enjoyed the cooler weather in the backyard today

This evening Audrey rolled and scooted herself around the family room and ended up underneath the tv cabinet - good traveling for a girl who can't walk or crawl!

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August 13, 2007

what goes up must come down

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August 12, 2007

grandma channamom's new pool

Channamom put a pool in her back yard and she invited us over to swim!

Tyler and Allysa play with Audrey while she floats in her boat

Audrey showing grandma that she is "sooo big"

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August 11, 2007

family reunion

Jeff and Ericka hosted a get together with Todd's mom's family who we have not seen since christmas

Audrey poses with her great aunt Lori, grandma and great aunt Nancy

Imani gives Audrey a kiss

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August 10, 2007


Audrey and I met up with Nicole and Nathan at the DuPage Children's Museum. There isn't much for an 8 month old to do but seemed like great fun for the 3 year olds like Nathan!

Nicole and Nathan in the wind area

Audrey and her monkey at the museum

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August 09, 2007

Audrey speaks!

More like "Audrey babbles," but that doesn't have the same ring even if it does carry a bit more truth. She totally caught me off guard with one of these when I came home tonight, according to Jill she just starting doing it while sitting in the car this afternoon. We took a father-daughter stroll around the pond after dinner and she had so many stories to tell; I could listen forever.

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she looks innocent enough

A couple of days ago Audrey was giving me a very hard time about eating her lunch. She refused to eat pears, peas and even her favorite sweet potatoes. She looks thoughtful here but I think she is just plotting other ways to worry me like she does when she won't eat.

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August 04, 2007

Eight Months

I'm still in a state of disbelief - my baby is how old? How can she already be 2/3 of a year?! Time moves so fast, I'm already feeling nostalgic for when Audrey was my little baby...but that might have more to do with my silly nature than anything else. The past month has seen the girl rolling from front-to-back and back-to-front effortlessly, attempting to pull herself up to her feet (with one success), waving hello & goodbye to friends and strangers alike, and just generally showing more confidence in her abilities. Oh, and it also saw the arrival of four new teeth in one shot. Who is this big girl smiling at me now?

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happy 40 weeks Silas!

Today we celebrated Silas's 40 week birthday. There was a pool party at Katie's parent's house complete with a prediction of Silas's future profession (baseball player!), cake and a water balloon toss. We were honored to be among the guests commemorating this milestone.

We thought Audrey and Georgia might fight over Silas but instead they got a little rowdy over shoes, a necklace and hair

Audrey shows Mike what a good swimmer she is during her first time ever in a pool

Saying goodbye to Brad with a wave to the face

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August 01, 2007


Audrey showing off some of her new teeth while eating applesauce last night

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