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October 31, 2007

Happy Hallowe'en!

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October 30, 2007


A cute new Audrey move during lunch yesterday

This made Todd and I both think of the Simpsons episode with the line "ow, my freakin ears!"

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October 28, 2007


We carved Audrey's pumpkin today

Audrey didn't want to dig into the pumpkin guts much but did want to eat them

She even shared with Natasha

Surveying the results


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October 27, 2007


We hosted the monthly playgroup today and all of the babies wore their Halloween costumes. Audrey did very well keeping her Princess Leia bun wig on!

After everyone left we went outside and tried to get a nice fall-themed photo. Audrey just wanted to eat grass and leaves.

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October 26, 2007

in the conservatory

Last night Todd left work early and met Audrey and I at the Garfield Park Conservatory for the Niki in the Garden exhibit. It was pretty cold outside so we didn't see everything, but Audrey got to touch and sit on many of the huge sculptures and enjoy all of the botanics in the conservatory.

Almost a good family picture

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October 25, 2007

another project

The past several days Audrey has mostly been confined to the upstairs or out of the house because we have been painting the living room and dining room in our never-ending quest to make this house ours.

Here is Audrey during a trip for painting supplies. I love the groovy striped pants!

Before and after, but there is still more work to be done.

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October 22, 2007

Audrey dances!

Dinner time around our place often turns into a dance party when Audrey sets her mind to it. This clip features some of her best moves, from the head nod to the bob & weave. I swear I fall more in love with this girl with every passing day...

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October 20, 2007

our little pumpkin

Saturday morning cuddling for Audrey and dada

Today we went to Kuipers Family Farm with Todd's parents to get Audrey a pumpkin

Giving butternut squash some love

Watching gma feed goats

How tall this fall

Posing with grandma and grandpa

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October 18, 2007

Audrey fun fact number 5 of many

Just like her mother, the girl likes to keep it spooky!

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October 17, 2007

fall is upon us

Audrey at dinner tonight wearing her seasonal bib

Today we went to the Morton Arboretum with Amber, Patrick and Brylen. It was a nice day for a long walk and some off-roading with the strollers.
Brylen and Audrey inspect a scarecrow made by a girl scout troop

This morning while Audrey and I ate breakfast we looked out the window at the dew on the grass.
When she went down for her nap I took a picture

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October 14, 2007


Yesterday Todd took Audrey on her first carousel ride. During the ride she was cautious but that didn't stop her from waving at onlookers

Peeking over the car seat

Banging a plastic bowl with the wooden spoon will no longer do, it has to be the metal garbage can

Today while Todd got his hair cut, Audrey and I wandered around the Target next door

Despite my Meat Is Murder shirt, Audrey and I ate chicken

Looking outside

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October 13, 2007

this week

Nothing too adventurous beyond the usual standing, crawling and playing happened this week...

Aunt Erinn stayed over after Uncle Jeff's birthday party.

Natasha patiently shared her toy with Audrey.

A new favorite is giving kisses to stuffed animals, mama, dada and herself in the mirror.

On Thursday night, Todd was on his own with the baby so I could see Interpol in Chicago with Erinn. All went well until bedtime.

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October 07, 2007

Happy Birthday, Uncle Jeff!

Uncle Jeff turned the big Four-Oh this weekend, so we were off to his neck of the woods to celebrate. As the party was held during the nighttime, our camera was having difficulty producing anything better than colorful fuzz. So you'd think we'd have a photo or two to share of the birthday boy, but sadly we do not. But we did get some glamour shots of Audrey and her cousins Jaila and Imani posing in their play-skirts lovingly made by Grandma Sue.

Bonus: Here is a shot of Audrey, pre-celebration, in her cute party dress.

Happy Birthday, Jeff! Hope it was a good one!

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October 04, 2007

ten months

We are in the double digits! Audrey is 10 months today! It has been another month of crazy firsts and emerging personality. I wanted so badly for Audrey to start crawling. Now that she can there isn't one moment of rest. She moves all over the house looking for new things to pull herself up on while I follow her hoping to lessen the pain of any fall. Audrey has seven teeth now which she has been using for both good and evil. She is so cute taking bites of banana and crunching cheerios but not so cute biting me while nursing, as she has done at least once a day for the last two weeks. She loves to sweetly wave at everyone she sees but then gets shy when they pay attention to her. Here are some results of following her with the camera this morning before her nap...

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October 03, 2007

baby maraca

Audrey was being super sweet this afternoon shaking her maraca and kissing her stuffed giraffe, but I was still happy when Sara brought Jack and Emma over for a walk around the pond and a stop at the playground for swinging.

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