Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My girl is a sponge...

Audrey is learning and absorbing (get it, sponge) so much! I swear, the girl learns something new every.single.day. Just yesterday, Audrey learned to count! Ha ha! Well, Ben would say "One" and she would yell out "Two"!! She did it over and over again, it was hilarious! She really is learning so many words now, it's only a matter of time before little sentences start coming out. It's so funny how she "talks" to us. It's all gibberish, but she has such inflection in her voice and is usually doing some type of hand gesture as well!

She is really getting into her toys now too! Blocks are a big hit and she's up to stacking 4(!) on top of each other. I don't know about you, but I was impressed! :) She loves her baby doll too. Always calling out for her "baybay" She tries to give her milk, and then burps her by patting her back. And when I say "is the baby sleepy?" She goes and gets a little blanket, puts it on the baby and says "nigh nigh"! Just like Audrey's bedtime routine! Smart Cookie. I just love watching her grow and learn everyday!

And now for some pictures...

She thought the shopping cart was for sitting in rather than pushing. And yes, she climbed in there herself.

Tupperware hat!


Like Audrey's new shoes ;)


It snowed! I was trying to get some cute winter shots, but of course, Audrey had other plans.

All bundled up!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cheap Thrills

Nothing like a .99 cent bottle of bubbles to keep your kids entertained for hours!


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Won't you take me to...

Funky Town!!! This girl has got some moves :)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Trying something new

Audrey & I spent this beautiful fall day at the playground! Click below to see my Snapfish album:



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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Loving life as a 1 year old!

Audrey has quite the eventful first month as a 1 year old! We took a trip down to our old hometown of San Antonio to see Notre Dame take on Washington St. The game was on halloween so Audrey went as her fav QB Jimmy Clausen! Here's a few pics from the trip and a few of us just hanging around the house! She's getting sooo big!!!


About to take a cruise along the San Antonio river - and not so sure about it!


Attempting to take a nice family picture - Pay attention Dad!


Here we are back home. Audrey woke up with the most serious case of bedhead I've ever seen! And she is still lacking in the department!! Oh, how I wish for the days when I can put her hair in a pony tail! I'm sure I'll be kicking myself once that day comes, but a girl can dream, right!?!



Hanging on her stoop, bringing the maximum cheese factor!!




Just being cute, as usual!


As you've seen from past posts, Audrey is a master of funny faces! Here's another to add to her repertoire!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

rePeat

Audrey only knows the Phillies as World Series Champs...Let's keep it going!!!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Too Funny!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Birthday Girl!

We had an absolutely wonderful day celebrating Audrey's 1st birthday! Here are some pictures from the day
Starting the day with some blueberry pancakes - thanks dadooo!

In her party gear and loving her "ba ba ba" loons!



Time to blow out the candle!



So happy Mom Mom & Pop Pop are here!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Audrey!!!

♥ Happy Birthday Baby Girl, We love you sooo much!!! ♥

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pro Pics again!

The talented Mellissa G took Audrey's pictures again for her birthday! Check them out:

www.mellissagphotography.com
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Last week as a baby :(

It's Audrey's last week as baby... This has been the absolute fastest year I have ever experienced! Here are some fun pics from our new camera:

Still eating those toes!


Mommy & Baby

Just hanging out & walking around



"Hey you! Stay off my lawn!"
I think I'm going to save this next one and the one from last post to show Audrey's future boyfriends ;)


Beautiful Baby Contest

I was thinking about entering this pic in a beautiful baby contest...What do you think?

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Ha ha ha ha!!!!

and we're back in business!

Just got back from Best Buy w/ this :
Battery is charging...pics of my soon to be 1 year old coming shortly!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Crap

Not the battery...

If there is anyone out there that has a good recommendation on point & shoot camera, I would love to hear it.

Of, course if anyone wants to send me a DSLR because they can't live without seeing pictures of Audrey, I'll hear that too.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Technology hates me

First my laptop decides to go to computer heaven so we've had to make due with the ancient desktop for posting pictures and videos. Well, the source of those pictures and videos has decided that it no longer wants to work :( My camera will not turn on - i think it's a battery problem so hopefully a quick trip to BestBuy will do the trick. If not, I guess we'll be in the market for a new camera...hmm, don't you think a nice DSLR will make a good wedding anniversary present?? I kid, I kid. Anyway, I really do think it's the battery, but I feel like I'm missing out on Audrey's last couple of weeks as a baby. And you know we need the camera working for the 1st birthday bash - So sorry for lack of posts, we'll be back soon! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

The old pro!

Audrey must be a fast learner. She took her 1st steps less than a week ago and she already has really gotten the hang of it!
Look at our skinny minnie go!!!

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Belated 11 Months

Audrey turned 11 months old last Friday! As you can tell from the posts below, it was a big week for her :) We are just about finished making plans for her 1st birthday party - an ice cream party at Malley's. YUM!!! I can't believe my little peanut is turning 1 in a month *tear*

Yeah, there was no sitting for this picture!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

As promised...

Our baby girl going for a stroll!

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here's another for good measure

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What about Bob?

As in "baby steps, baby steps, baby steps, baby steps"

That's right, Audrey took her first steps tonight!!! When she woke up this morning, she thought to herself "Self, today is the day I walk!" And that she did...mind you it was just about 3 or 4 wobbly steps, but unassisted, no help from mom or dad, got from point A to point B steps!

Can you tell I'm excited!?!

Hopefully, we'll catch it on film tomorrow - stay tuned!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Go Irish!

Isn't funny how much can change in a year!!! These two pictures were taken 1 year & 1 day apart...
Nothing like a 35 week pregnant lady tailgating! And let me tell you, it was HOT that day, can we say "trooper"


Should I be worried that the shirt still fits me??



We had to have Miss A decked out in her finest ND gear!


Nothing but smiles for the Fighting Irish!
(and yes that's my shoe, one of Audrey's favorite toys)

Here's hoping that ND plays as well as they did yesterday all season!
GO IRISH!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Video Post

Here are some videos of Audrey's latest tricks...


First, it's peek-a-boo & clapping our hands all while eating cheerios! What a multi-tasker!

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Next, Audrey has figured out how to get off of the furniture

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And finally, she's putting those long legs to good use!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Audrey: 1 Bumbo: 0

Around 8 months the bumbo seat becomes completely useless. Please see the battle of Audrey v. Bumbo:


Round 1
Here is Audrey, looking like the angel that she is, resting comfortably in the bumbo...


Round 2
Behind that beautiful smile a little scheming is going on "hmmm, how am I gonna get out of this thing??"



Round 3

And she's off!!! Look at her go!!! As a side note, this girls has got some long legs...ZZ top comes to mind


Round 4
Success!!! Audrey: 1 Bumbo: 0

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

10 Months!

It's the 11th & Audrey is another month older! I'm sure you can guess how I'm feeling, so let's just get to the pictures!!!

It is getting increasingly harder to take a picture of Audrey in the green chair. Here's a little glimpse into how our photo shoot went this morning and what I can only imagine was going on in Audrey's head...

"This sign has no chance, haven't you learned that yet mom?"

"Alright, time to make my escape"


"Oh, wait! Who is that gorgeous baby???"

"Let me see if I can get a closer look"
(the monkey child was safe)

"Hey thanks mom for getting me my teddy in hopes of getting a smile out of me..."

"...but I think I'll just take a little snooze right here"

"Give it back to meeeeeee"

"Oh hi Hays! Did you really think an outfit change would make this any easier"

"Well, how about a little kissy face?"

"Here!! Here's your smile!! Happy 10 months to me!!!"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Clap on, Clap off...

The Clapper!!! Audrey was so happy when daddy came home from work today!

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I think I'm slowly losing the battle of who Audrey looks like more, don't you think?

Summer Lovin'

Wow! I am actually able to upload pictures on the ancient Dell desktop I pulled out of storage! Perhaps, the blog will come back to life :)
We've been having lots of fun this summer! A long trip to see Mom Mom & Pop Pop at the Jersey shore, lots of playdates, and just enjoying the beautiful Cleveland weather.
Here's Audrey showing off her new shoes...what a sad face!
Not so sad for Jammie time!
Having fun in the backyard









Our little girl is growing up FAST! She is standing for a few seconds on her own, loves to clap her hands & has 3 teeth!. I can't believe she'll be 10 months next week! Do I really have to start planning her 1st birthday party??? YIKES!