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November 29, 2010

twenty-two months

Charlie is officially done with a morning nap! It had become more of a habit for him to go down in the mornings and usually he wouldn't even sleep, but would be cranky without the quiet time. Not being tied to the house in the morning is great and Charlie and I get some time just the two of us while Audrey is in school.

This month, Charlie really starting realizing he has an opinion about what he does and wants to do what he wants, when he wants. With our new found morning freedom, we have been getting out more, but when it is time to leave somewhere he is having fun, such as the library, playground our Audrey's preschool classroom, a fit ensues. We feel that terrible two year mark coming closer every day, Charlie!

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November 27, 2010

happy (early) birthday, papa

When we asked Audrey what we should do for Papa's birthday she unselfishly suggested we take him out to eat at her very favorite restaurant. So we hopped in the car and headed out to make some birthday magic.

When we arrived Audrey gave Papa his choice of two lunch spots: Noodles & Co. or Noodles, Inc. He chose "Inc." and she informed him that it was the same place.

Happy Birthday, Papa!

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November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving, everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The kids were excited about the parades this year; we watched portions of both the Chicago and New York events. They weren't exactly excited about the Tofurkey feast, but did gobble down a few corn muffins each. Did I mention that Charlie will cheer for "muff" when ever we make muffins? That little guy cracks us up!

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November 24, 2010

santa fail

After Audrey saw Charlie's photo with Santa, she decided she could be brave and visit with him too. Mostly, she just wanted a candy cane. When we got to the big guy, though, she lost her bravery and instead we watched him for a bit from a distance.

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November 22, 2010

the mail is here

Charlie and Audrey received some Thanksgiving cheer from Channy in the mail today. Watching Charlie open mail is always fun.

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November 21, 2010

happy belated birthday, Erinn!

Aunt Erinn and Uncle Kieran were out our way for a birthday shopping spree and dropped in for a visit. Nana and Papa brought Audrey home and we all had a nice get together...as there are no big Thanksgiving plans this year, this was pretty much our celebration.

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the first kid on Santa's lap

This morning Charlie was talking about Santa and when we asked if he'd like to see him in person, he replied with an "uh-huh." That was enough for us! We quickly got him ready and headed for the mall. Charlie was excited about it until he actually saw Santa and then quickly tried to make a run for it. We calmed him down and got him on Santa's lap...he didn't even seem to notice what was going on for a few moments. But when Charlie glanced back over his shoulder and saw Santa's face up close, it was all over. Not exactly a rousing success, but far better results than we've achieved with his sister thus far.

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November 20, 2010

super late Father's Day outing

Today we hit the road to see Nana and Papa. Audrey was spending the night, but Charlie got some fun time in as well as I made good on my promise to take Papa to the movies for Father's Day. Maybe we'll get a little closer to the actual date next year...

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November 18, 2010

stare down

Susan and Jeremy came over for dinner tonight and for some reason Charlie was giving him the stink eye.

Jeremy, giving it right back at him.

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November 17, 2010


Last night Audrey had her second dentist appointment for a cleaning and check up.

She has become an old pro and even let the hygienist use Mr. Thirsty this time.

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November 16, 2010

fork in the road

Charlie and I took a long walk while Aud was in school this morning.

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November 14, 2010

happy birthday, Allyssa

We celebrated cousin Allysa's eighth birthday today!

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November 13, 2010

cat mustache

You may think that we somehow arranged this string on Natasha's face to look like a mustache, but it was all her.

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November 12, 2010

hair accessories

Audrey got new barrettes and had to try all of them at the same time.

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November 11, 2010

dirty play

Today we went with Sara to pick up Emma from school, to lunch, then to the playground. Somehow Charlie and Audrey both got filthy - Emma did not. I have never seen children get so dirty just from playing on playground equipment. I guess that means they had a lot of fun.

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November 10, 2010

posing together

This doesn't happen often without a lot of coaxing...

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November 07, 2010

leaves and a ball

What more could a boy want?

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November 06, 2010

good and evil

We made a few purchases from the Halloween clearance rack this morning for dress up.

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November 04, 2010

Todd and Audrey

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