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June 30, 2008


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June 29, 2008

Weekend with family

Audrey spent some time catching up with some relatives this weekend. First up was Uncle Kurt (or "Unkie" Kurt as Audrey calls him), who gave up his Saturday morning to help us with our water heater troubles. Audrey showed her appreciation by giving him a guided tour of her blog.

Today we headed out west to see Nana and Papa. Audrey had a good time exploring all around.

This was Audrey's first time in the new play house.

Papa brought Audrey a souvenir from his recent trip through France. Here the girl is saying "tower" while pointing out the famous landmark illustrated on the shirt.

Erinn and Kieran came out as well. Audrey retells the story of how she swindled Papa out of the ring he stole from French gypsies.

And finally, here's a rare shot of the three members of our family.

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June 27, 2008

knit hat

Thanks to Susan's help, I finished knitting my first hat on the loom she lent me.

Unfortunately the hat is sized for a baby much smaller than Audrey. And with a much longer head.

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June 22, 2008

zoo trip

Yesterday was Todd's company picnic at the zoo. Todd, Audrey and I headed out early hoping the rain would pass us by.

We didn't get around to see the real tigers on this trip, but we had taken a picture here last time we were at the zoo together just over a year ago. Audrey was just a baby then, being carried in her baby bjorn.

I'm not sure what Audrey found more interesting - the dolphins or the baby sitting in front of us.

Audrey talks now about how she went in to pet the goats but at the time would not go near them.

With just some of the swag she got at the zoo courtesy of Todd's firm. The molderama seems to have become a family tradition.

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June 18, 2008

dada's return

Audrey and I picked up Todd from the airport and we went to Amitibul for yummy vegan lunch while we were in that part of the city.

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June 15, 2008

happy father's day!

Audrey and I celebrated Todd on Saturday because Todd left for Seattle today for his work conference.

Audrey is helpful, as always.

No day is complete without pushing Audrey in her beep beep.

Only meow can comfort Audrey as we drop off Todd at the airport. We will miss you!

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June 12, 2008

A song to break her father's heart...

Jill shot this footage as we took Audrey home from her last play date with Brylen.

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June 11, 2008

pretty in a sun dress

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June 10, 2008

lunch-hour entertainment

Audrey and I tagged along with Sara, Jack and Emma to see The Flying Fool, a children's entertainer, at the Riverwalk today. He made balloon animals, juggled, rode a unicycle, ate fire, told bad jokes and was a bit inappropriate with children who volunteered to go up on stage. I thought Audrey would not sit through it but she was interested and watched most of the show.

Afterwards Jack and Emma ran around the park while Audrey traded off putting on Sara and Emma's sunglasses.

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June 09, 2008


Audrey's aunt Erika brought cousins Seth and Grant over for a visit today.

Grant was tired but did give us a few smiles. Audrey is always fascinated with babies and was happy to regress to play on the bouncy seat that I got out for Grant to sit in.

Seth was a natural on the piano.

Audrey was cracking Seth up by putting this bucket on her head. She must know that her uncle Kurt (Seth's dad) is know as Charlie Buckethead in certain circles.

Seth was very generous with hugs and kisses.

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June 06, 2008

skate or die

I had quite the disagreeable baby on my hands this morning. I don't know if Audrey didn't get enough sleep, was too hot or what, but almost everything from eating breakfast to getting dressed she fought against and cried. She was in much better spirits after lunch and a nap. We met Todd out for dinner then stopped for ice cream. Audrey was transfixed by the young skateboarders hanging out at the benches near us. I don't think she took her eyes off of them once while they were there.

You can't see this in any of these pictures but Audrey got her first scraped knee today. She tripped on the sidewalk while pushing her riding toy. She didn't cry but does like to point out her "boo boo" every chance she gets.

The dress may be impractical but she is so cute. I think I enjoy dressing her up a bit too much.

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June 05, 2008

my dainty little flower

Audrey must have been a bit bored during our Thursday morning walk with Jake and Laura today.

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June 04, 2008

eighteen months

Eighteen months! How did my baby become a little girl so quickly?

Every day there is something new. What words will Audrey say that we don't even know how she ever heard? What new use will she think up for her toys? What silly face will she create? What furniture will she climb up and stand on?

Audrey has had quite a growth spurt since her last doctor visit three months ago. At her 18 month check-up today, we found out she has shot up to the 81st percentile in height and is 32.75 inches tall, while her weight is still around the 25th at 22.5 pounds.

Every flower she sees now she says "helped" because of the flowers she planted with Channamom a few weeks ago. Even if she doesn't alway use it correctly, I am glad that "help" has finally made it into her regular vocabulary. Audrey also has been saying "please" and "thank you" without always needing to be prompted. What a big girl!

This next month should be extra interesting. We have plans to get this girl started on some potty training. Also we are starting to give time outs to hopefully curb that standing on the furniture thing. It is hard to believe she is old enough for these things!

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June 02, 2008

ah, nature

After much too long, Audrey and I got together with Amber and Brylen today! Todd had the day off from work so he came along too. We met up with them at a nature center that is a neat little place, even if the cave is over-hyped. We looked at exhibits on natural history and pushed the girls through a wooded path along the river. Next time: go carts!

Audrey and Brylen after our trek through the woods.

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June 01, 2008

six years ago today

Today marks six years of wedded bliss for me and Todd. I would have to say that Audrey is definitely the best thing to come out of this marriage so far. We had a nice day playing inside then outside this morning.

We go outside and Audrey says "beep beep" in anticipation of riding in her car no matter what the plan. I would much rather she run around but she is happy being pushed.

After Audrey's nap all three of us went out to dinner. The restaurant had Audrey's favorite items, balloons.

The mean face is back and Audrey now does it on demand. The puckering has become the precursor to the mean face. I have been trying to get her to make a deliberate happy face too with no success.

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