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July 30, 2008

all hugged out

Audrey and Brylen ride on the space shuttle at a park near Amber and Brylen's house yesterday. Brylen gave Audrey so many hugs during our visit that by the end Audrey was running away from her.

Today is national cheesecake day and Audrey, Susan and I took a trip out to get some super cheap cheesecake.

Todd came home with a comic book for Audrey tonight. She was so excited about it she couldn't wait to get upstairs to thumb through it, even though she thinks that Spiderman is Batman.

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July 28, 2008

on the cob

Todd cooked quesadillas and corn on the grill for dinner tonight. Audrey was so excited to eat her corn off the cob for the first time!

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July 27, 2008


Yesterday Todd went to spend time with his parents so Audrey and I went to Channamom's to swim. Audrey's "unkie" Kurt, aunt "Ka" and cousins Seth, Grant, Tyler and Allysa were all there too.

Audrey's little pool came out today for the first time this summer and she splashed around for a while. Then Audrey joined our four year old neighbor Katherine as she ran through her sprinkler.

Audrey received a book from her great aunt Kim and uncle Bob that we read almost every night before bed that spells out her name. I know she only did this by memory and doesn't understand, but this afternoon she spelled her name all on her own unprompted out of the blue!

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July 25, 2008

just the girls

Today Audrey and I met Sara and Emma at the coffee shop while Jack was at a kindergarten prep class.

Audrey kept taking her shoe off and Emma was awfully sweet and help her get it back on.

Yesterday Audrey's favorite friend Susan came over for a visit. It wouldn't be a visit from Susan without some knitting (she showed me how to purl!). Audrey got to have a yarn bow in her hair.

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July 23, 2008


Audrey and I went to the little zoo near our house today. We spent quite a bit of time in the sunken garden looking at flowers. Audrey couldn't take her eyes off the big fountain in the middle.

All morning we had been talking about seeing the snakes and gators. She was also excited to see ducks and swans.

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July 21, 2008

best friends

For the longest time meow the cat has been Audrey's constant companion. She now has a second favorite doll, baby. She talks about them like they are one in the same saying "meowbaby" and refers to them as her "best friends."

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July 19, 2008

Hey, Audrey, what movie opened this weekend?

The girl actually will sing this on her own, but as soon as the camera is out she clams up and wants to see pictures of "babies" (read: pictures of herself)

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July 18, 2008

all hail Brylen, queen of the snacks

Audrey invited "Auntie" Lou and Brylen over for a playdate today. Apparently my girl can't be bothered to stop for anything while she's in the middle of a good time, thank goodness Brylen is there to make sure she stays hydrated.

Here's a shot from a playdate about a month ago, eerily similar...

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July 17, 2008

a visit from Nunu

She looks calm here, but Audrey always gets wound up during a visit from her pal Susan. If you can picture Audrey hurrying around the room, hunched over with arms bent backward & upward, all the while yelling "wings!" you have a good idea how our evening went.

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July 13, 2008

"baby bunny, yeeeah!"

Just a couple of shots to commemorate a visit from our friendly neighborhood baby bunny.

If you can't tell, the bunny is on the patio snacking on some weeds I had pulled earlier in the afternoon.

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July 12, 2008

gracious host

We hosted playgroup today and Audrey was the only girl with four crazy boys. No pictures were taken until everyone was leaving and Audrey didn't want to give Jake his hat back.

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July 11, 2008

little helper

Always wanting to help, Audrey followed me around the house with this toy vacuum as I did real vacuuming today. The toy is actually mine that I got as a gag gift from my brother Kurt to replace the one he broke when we were about four. This one has lights and sound. Mine wasn't so fancy.

Look at her go!

Proud of a job well done.

Trying to catch bubbles with Todd after dinner.

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July 08, 2008

hey, mr. popsicle man

We ran into our neighbor Dave this afternoon who likes to share his wealth of freezer pops.

Audrey says the pineapple flavored freezer pop is "mmm mmm mmm good".

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July 06, 2008

surprise visit

Jeff, Rickie and the kids stopped by for a surprise visit today. I think they came specifically so Imani could slaughter Todd at Wii bowling. Audrey and Rickie watch the exciting gameplay.

Audrey was happy to see her cousins, but isn't used to so much action in the house right before nap time. Jeffrey, Imani, Jaila and Audrey all sit still long enough to get a picture.

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July 04, 2008

nineteen months

Just as Audrey started to say "eighteen", she turns nineteen months old. What a little nut. Audrey is fun, curious, talkative, wacky, serious and shy all at the same time. We are loving watching the different facets of her personality emerge.

Audrey has been talking about going on her potty and is starting to recognize when she needs to go but has not done the deed yet. Sitting on her potty is more fun and less a real task. This picture looks like she was caught doing something wrong. Next time we'll have to get a shot of her with some of her reading material. Her bathroom book of choice is Olivia.

Audrey walking has turned into Audrey running all of the time. The good news is that her falls are happening less often and are less severe. She has been enjoying going to the park and is getting better at maneuvering the big kid equipment.

This isn't the best picture, but I thought it was cute how Audrey is holding on to me.

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the fourth

We celebrated our country's independence today by going to a pool party at Grandma Channamom's.

Taking a break from pool fun.

Audrey stayed up way past her bedtime to see fireworks around our neighborhood. She oohed and ahhed and said they were pretty.

Extra shout out: Happy 12th birthday cousin Tyler!

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