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March 30, 2008

play dates

Yesterday afternoon my friend Sara called out of the blue and offered to have Audrey over for a play date with Jack and Emma while Todd and I went out to dinner. What a nice surprise! Thank you, Sara! Thank you, Jack and Emma for playing so nicely with Audrey!

Sara told us that Audrey kept wanting Sara to kiss her kitty and then thought it was hilarious when she did. Sounds like our girl.

In the morning we had our monthly mom's group. I didn't take any pictures of the other kids but I did get Audrey on the way there studying her animal book. She now spends car rides making the sounds of the animals from this book.

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March 28, 2008

first flowers

Audrey and I spent some time out in the yard today and discovered three little yellow flowers, the first we've seen growing outside for the year.

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March 26, 2008

waiting for dada

Every day after her nap, Audrey starts asking for Todd and checks out the front window for him to arrive home. Some days we bundle up and go outside to wait.

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March 24, 2008

aunt Erinn!

Audrey's aunt Erinn came for a visit on Saturday. Erinn was not only sporting her new engagement ring, but also a new cute short haircut.

Finally someone else to push Audrey in her wagon.

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March 22, 2008


Jill recently wrote about the girl's sinister laugh, I figured we should get a clip up here. The laugh is usually in conjunction with pulling a sock on her hand; I think we're doing her a disservice by not having a creepy sock puppet for her to really play up the role of 15 month evil genius...

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March 19, 2008


This week is the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. I used to work on that event when I was at ACS. Todd's company participates and he brought home some daffodils last night. Having these in the house make me happy. First because spring is finally almost here. Most importantly they remind me how lucky I am that I get to stay home spending my days with Audrey rather than worrying about things like selling daffodils.

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March 16, 2008

congrats Michelle and Chris!

Last night Todd's parents watched Audrey while Todd and I went to my cousin Michelle's wedding.

It was really hard to leave Audrey for the evening because she has been sick since Thursday. It has been the worst at night, keeping her from sleeping well. She looks so sad and tired.

Audrey felt a little bit better being pushed in her wagon.

In other exciting news, Audrey's aunt Erinn and Kieran got engaged yesterday!!!!!

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March 13, 2008

spring in her step

Todd worked so late last night he didn't get home until Audrey was already in bed. So tonight he came home early and we went for our first walk outside of the year. This is Audrey's first walk where she is doing actual walking.

Audrey got to talk to her dada on the phone while he was at work yesterday. She loves to talk on the phone, listening to and repeating things Todd says to her.

I didn't take any pictures but today we met up with Amber and Brylen and we pushed the girls around outside.
We are so looking forward to spring!

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March 12, 2008

ha ha ha

Audrey has been fighting us during diaper changes worse than ever the last couple of weeks. Once, to keep her occupied, I put socks on her hands. Since then several times a day she puts socks - anyone's, clean or dirty - on her hands and makes an evil-sounding "ha ha ha" laugh. I must have laughed like the the one time that I did it and she picked up on it. At some point we will catch it on video and post it but for now here she is during lunch today with her socks on her hands.

After lunch today when I was changing her she decided again to be difficult. She grabbed her poop-filled diaper and whipped it against the wall. Poop everywhere. When will it end? If only the socks had still been on her hands!

(This story specifically included in the blog for the enjoyment of Holmes.)

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March 11, 2008

beans and cornbread

This morning we had storytime and then we went to visit Sara, Jack and Emma. Emma let Audrey wear one of her tutus.

Todd came home from work early and we headed out to Sycamore for a wake while grandma and grandpa watched Audrey.
On a happier note, we went to Pizza Villa afterwards.

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March 09, 2008

spring ahead!

Not much to report, it was a pretty quiet weekend. To mark the start of Daylight Savings Time, here are a few photos of the girl in action.

visiting her local library

eating an afternoon snack of blueberry waffles

reading the Sunday paper

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March 07, 2008

out and about

I was thinking Audrey and I would be spending another day inside while I recover from my illnesses until Sara called to see if we wanted to meet up for coffee. This was Audrey and my first social outing in almost two weeks. It was nice to be out!

Sara brought Jack and Emma all kinds of fun activities to keep them busy. They even got to sit at their own table.

Audrey was stuck at a table with Sara and me. She was very interested in what Jack and Emma were doing and I think she would have preferred to be with them rather than the adults.

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March 04, 2008

fifteen months

We are a quarter of the way through another year of Audrey. The months are just flying by. And at 15 months, we finally have a walker! I was worried it would never come, but for the last week and a half walking has been the main mode of getting around.

Audrey and I both had doctor appointments today. Audrey got two shots and barely let out a whimper. During mine (where I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and pink eye), Audrey hung out with her dada at work. Apparently she was quite the charmer with his coworkers. She called everyone dude, ran circles around the library and was buttering up one of the partners, trying to give him kisses.

Meeting Todd's new co-librarian, Marti

Work is so much better with a baby on your lap

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March 01, 2008

test run

In two weeks Todd's parents are keeping Audrey overnight while we attend my cousin Michelle's wedding. We went out to Sycamore today to see how Audrey would do taking a nap at grandma and grandpa's house. She has not slept anywhere other than her own bed since our trip to Minnesota in July.

Audrey had lots of fun playing with grandma but when it came time for her nap she would not sleep.

You know Audrey is tired if she cuddles up with you.

Finally sleeping on the way home.

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