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April 29, 2009

three months

Charlie hit 3 months today! The boy has been a lot of fun lately...sure, he still can't do much, but I'd say his nature in general is rather gregarious. He's flashing smiles all the time and trying to talk here and there. For a guy who can't get around, he certainly appears very active - those limbs are always moving. Even though he hasn't shown much interest in standing, he did give it a try today. We'll be seeing more of that, I'm sure. He's putting in a good 7-8 hours of sleep most nights now, which is much appreciated (especially by Mama!) I can't wait to see what the future has in store for this little guy - happy three months, Charlie!

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April 28, 2009

Audrey's new twist on ring-down

The girl has remixed her old favorite game, ring-down (aka ring-around-the-rosie), by adding a somersault to the end. All fall down, indeed!

And yes, she still loves her Spider-Man pajamas.

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April 27, 2009

different drummer

Jill snapped this shot of our girl; I think it really captures the experience of spending the day with Audrey.

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April 26, 2009

return of the tutu

While Mama went out to run some errands, Audrey and I tried our best to keep Charlie entertained. Audrey's first move was to break out the tutu. And then she insisted we dance. In circles. When the dizziness nearly floored me, she must have misunderstood - for the rest of our dance session she would stop and ask me "Dada, are you getting busy?" It's like she's never seen me on the dance floor...

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April 25, 2009

perfect accessory

Audrey ready for her Saturday trip to the library with dada: skirt, boots, pink plastic bracelet and meow, of course.

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April 24, 2009


Today Charlie was propped up in the family room chair playing with his bug. I turned my back for a moment and he fell asleep while sitting there. Too cute.

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April 23, 2009

hours of entertainment

Last week my friend Sarah from college visited. She came bearing gifts like this activity toy that Charlie (and Audrey) both are loving to play with that we finally put together today. We had a very nice visit with Sarah - once Audrey got over her initial stranger danger reaction.

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April 19, 2009

choo choo charlie

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April 18, 2009

park again!

We took a family trip to the park today. It is pretty crazy how much more Audrey can do compared to just this past fall.

I was especially nervous about this but she made it up without much trouble.

Look at how long Audrey's legs are! Is my baby too big now for the baby swings?

Charlie ready for the park. Soon he would fall asleep and miss all of the fun.

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April 16, 2009


Sara, Jack and Emma came over today and we all went for a walk then to the park - our first trip to the park this year.

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April 15, 2009


We haven't walked with our old walking buddies since before Charlie was born. Today we joined them again and had to get out the double stroller. I have been likening the double stroller as the minivan of strollers but it wasn't too bad to handle.

Audrey and Jake together again and ready for laps.

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April 12, 2009

Easter overnight

I was off to spend some time with friends at the Dinosaur Jr. show, so I dropped Audrey off with Nana and Papa for some overnight fun. The Easter Bunny dropped by during the wee hours and hid some eggs for our little girl to find. Nana was able to spend some quality time with Charlie when they brought Aud back home while Papa shared some photos of his recent African adventure to Jill and me. A good time was had by all.

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April 11, 2009

incredible, edible

Audrey decorated eggs today.

Channamom showed up with easter baskets just in time to paint her own.

As usual, Charlie slept through all of the action.

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April 10, 2009

happy together

Hanging out in Charlie's crib this morning

Audrey's best friend Meow had to join in the fun too

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April 09, 2009

who knew?

After two months of staying close to home on weekdays, it was nice enough outside today for a trip to the local free zoo and park with Audrey and Charlie.

Audrey and I have been to this zoo many times before. But today the very loud sounds the peacocks scared her, which put a bit of a damper on the rest of the animal viewing. After looking at the animals we walked around the park and discovered a slide in the shape of a mastodon! I had no idea it was there. Audrey told me over and over "this is fun" every time she went down the slide. What a nice change from being cooped up in the house!

This was Charlie's first trip to the zoo. He slept through the entire outing.

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April 08, 2009

lunch lady audrey

Todd has had this head cover that he wore and gloves the nurses let Audrey play with at the hospital when Charlie was born in his work bag for the last two months and finally took them out yesterday. Audrey was quick to put them on as soon as she saw them. I think she looks more lunch lady then doctor though.

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April 07, 2009

happy boy

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April 05, 2009

Aunt Erinn and Uncle Kieran's road trip

Aunt Erinn and Uncle Kieran dropped by yesterday on their way back from a day trip to Wisconsin. And they brought gifts! Not only did Audrey score a Smurfette doll, but also received one incredibly cool cat book.

Charlie showed his appreciation for some new onesies by flashing plenty of smiles at his Uncle Kieran. Charlie has been on a roll for the past few days, I'm glad they were here to see him in such a good mood.

Audrey has been under the weather for the past few days, as has her Dada (let's not point fingers as to who got whom sick, okay?), but managed to summon forth enough of her usual charm. I just hope we didn't send the sick bug on with our visitors, lord knows Erinn has enough health issues to deal with...

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April 04, 2009

twenty-eight months

Audrey continued to adjust to being a big sister over the last month. The earlier sad crying fits and desire to be a baby seem to be gone. It has become a ritual every morning for Audrey to sit in her chair next to Charlie before starting her day. She is awfully sweet with her little brother.

The big development this month: Audrey knows the entire alphabet! She had been good with different parts of it for a while and all of the sudden she is singing the entire thing. Always making us proud!

Now if we could just get rid of those pesky recurring hives...

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April 03, 2009


Audrey played at neighbor Colin's house for a few hours today and Colin's mom Cathy bravely broke out the finger paints. Reports back are that Audrey was pretty girly about it, not wanting to get her hands too dirty. Here she is with her first finger paint masterpiece.

With Audrey across the street, that left Charlie and I time to go out and about on our own.

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