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August 30, 2009

Todd's the type of guy

In Audrey's current favorite library book, Elmo's favorite flavor of ice cream is pistachio so Todd decided he needed to introduce Audrey to one of his favorites, instant pistachio pudding. Audrey was a bit hesitant at first but as long as her bite didn't have pieces of almond, she liked it.

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August 29, 2009

seven months

Charlie is on the move! If he wants to get somewhere he will roll and scoot on his tummy. He mostly does this in Audrey's room while trying to chew on all of the things Audrey doesn't want him to touch, such as books and Meow. He has yet to get up on his knees so thank goodness we are still far away from crawling.

He had his first occupational therapy session this week. Charlie's trunk muscles are weak, keeping him from sitting up for any length of time. He's improving bit by bit; as you can see in the photo above he can now sit long enough to pose for a photo or two. And he sits with us for dinner in his booster seat...it would be an understatement to say our little guy has enjoyed exploring solid foods. He sometimes cries between bites, we can't feed him fast enough!

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happy birthday, nana!

Today we visited Nana for her birthday. All of her grandchildren were there to celebrate: Audrey, Jeffery, Charlie, Imani and Jaila.

We took a walk to see Jeff and Rickie's new house, just a few minutes from Nana and Papa's.

Charlie visited with aunt Rickie.

Erinn let Charlie sit next to her and even held him for a bit.

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August 28, 2009

high chair

Charlie is taking his own sweet time sitting unassisted so have been feeding him in his bouncy seat. Tonight he finally made the move to the booster.

Audrey helped Charlie celebrate this little milestone with some banging on the tray.

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August 27, 2009

general lee

Todd has dubbed this the "dukes of hazzard." Audrey is not supposed to do this to her desk but I just happened to have the camera out and caught her in the act.

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August 26, 2009

another quiet place

Not much is better than Audrey entertaining herself by looking at books so I can cook dinner.

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August 25, 2009

reel around the fountain

Playing by the fountain after lunch with Sara and Emma

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August 23, 2009


Todd's solution to our loud vacuum and sensitive baby ears...

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August 22, 2009


Audrey ready for a Saturday morning trip to the library with Todd.

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August 21, 2009

I've got a rainbow for you

Susan called this afternoon to tell me there was a rainbow outside. I was very excited and got Audrey out of bed from her nap so she could see her first rainbow. I was very sad when she said she couldn't see it, no matter how many different ways I tried to explain where to look in the sky. In the picture it can be made out just to the right of Aud's head.

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August 15, 2009

filled with family and friends

This morning we met up with Sara, Jack and Emma and Kristin, Eden and August who are in town from Iowa. In the afternoon we went to a surprise 40th wedding anniversary for aunt Pam-o and uncle Marc. What a milestone! And they were actually surprised!

Here is our one photo from the day - Charlie with my cousin Michelle's son Caden. Caden is only five weeks older than Charlie.

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August 14, 2009

hand holding

Audrey on a walk with Jake and Luke

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August 13, 2009

bouncy day

Charlie has gotten the hang of the jumperoo. It is probably my fault that he hadn't been jumping in it until now - I had never turned on the music and lights for him before today. Now it is a lot more fun for him.

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August 12, 2009

just a poke

Another allergist appointment, another ice cream treat. This time Audrey tried a Frosty. She liked it better than the cones she had after her previous traumatic doctor experiences. Her daily antihistamine dosage has been bumped up to three. The blood draw went about as well as can be expected. She cried, screamed and squirmed. Once it was over she was pretty much fine. All in for the purpose of finding out why she keeps getting hives.

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August 11, 2009

my cute family

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August 09, 2009

post bbq

Audrey really, really wanted to go outside all day, so Mama sat with her for a few minutes before we shipped the girl off to her nap. Someone looks a little sleepy here.

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too hot for a bbq

Plans have been in the works for some time now for a summer bbq with some of my ol' high school pals and after a couple date/time/location switches, we ended up hosting on the hottest day imaginable. Turned out to be one of those outdoor parties where everyone stays inside cooled by the AC while some poor schlub works the grill and tries not to pass out from heat exhaustion. While I tended to the veggie dogs, Jill tended to the dishes inside and between us we snapped a few photos.

Audrey was excited to play with her BFF, Brylen. Those two are always super cute together.

Grown-up BFFs Amber and April pose for a shot.

Charlie was the man of the hour, everybody wanted a piece of the little guy. Auntie Lou got her mitts on him first.

My man Holmes couldn't help but get in on it. This is my new favorite photo.

Even Brylen had to hold him, with an assist from Patrick. That girl was really excited to spend some time with the baby, that's for sure.

It was great to see everyone. To my shame, I did not get any good shots of Martha or her friend Blaine; next time, I promise! And we neglected to get a group shot, which would have been nice. Oh well, at least we have some cute shots of the kids, that's what you're here for after all...

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August 08, 2009

sweeping up

Audrey pitched in while we tried to get our patio ready for company.

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patent pending

On her trip to the library this morning, Audrey really wanted to wear the cute shirt that Todd's co-worker Marti brought home for her from the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is funny to patent lawyers (and their librarians).

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August 07, 2009

Charlie loves peas

Charlie had his first vegetable today. I let Audrey pick which kind he would have and she chose peas. She may have been trying to be a devious big sister but he loved them. Really loved them.

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August 04, 2009

thirty-two months

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Charlie has teeth! I noticed for the first time today that his two front bottom teeth have broke through his gums. I took about 20 pictures trying to get the teeth but each time he covered them with his tongue. It is going to be a two-person job.

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August 03, 2009

we cheer

Susan has a new cheerleading (yes, cheerleading) videogame that she brought over tonight. Audrey was loving jumping around and dancing to the music. Todd was the big winner and his new official nickname is Cheer Captain.

Todd, Charlie and Jeremy watching Audrey and Susan cheer.

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August 01, 2009


We didn't want it to come to this, but today we started bribing Audrey with M&M's to sit on the potty today. So far we have had success! Audrey is showing off her new tattoo and painted fingernails after a productive potty session.

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go fly

A nice breeze this morning prompted us to try to fly Audrey's kite.

Todd managed to get it into the air for a little bit before the rain started.

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