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Sunday, December 12, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
(Ok, maybe I should note, Audrey was just playing with that oven mitt. I did not make her take the cookies out of the oven or anything. She's not that advanced of a baker just yet!)
Other than baking and dressing up like a ferocious shark, Audrey has been attempting to go to the bathroom on the big girl potty!!! It's so exciting. She's pooped in the potty 3 times now and peed about twice. The best way to get her to keep her little naked butt on the pot is to sing songs. She likes to sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and insert all of her family members' names into it. Apparently we all have sheep. Which is totally cool, right? BUT, considering that we've had some successes, I can't complain. I'm not into pressuring her to do it, but I think it's good to show her and let her learn at her pace. We made a big deal about it when she first went. If you ask her what mommy says when she pees or poops on the potty, she'll let you know that I went "YAAAAAY!!!"
Pictures of that to come, for sure!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
100th post! NUTS. 100 posts of baby-filled wonderfulness. Or at least that's what I'm going for. Thanks so much for reading and checking in!
Lately, a good deal of the photos I've taken of Audrey are filled to the brim with THIS face:
That face with mom:
That face acting CRAZY with mom:
That face in her jammies:
That face in her cool jacket:
I'm telling you that face is popping up everywhere! I just hope she sustains it until it's school picture time! I would most certainly pay big bucks for tons of copies of that face.
Regardless, that face is freaking adorable. Let's be honest. I love the incredible range of emotions that Audrey has now. Everything is happening so fast! Every day it's something new. Every day she's saying new words or doing new things. Lately she's been catching on to colors, especially green, purple, orange, blue, and yellow. A good amount of times she'll get them right! It's amazing to see the changes that occur each and every day. Today, she came running back to my room going "HAP-PY! HAP-PY! HAP-PY!" with a big goofy smile filled with goofy crooked teeth. In return, I was most certainly "hap-py!"
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The other weekend, we went to the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA with our friend Amanda, and let me just say, it was FANTASTIC. It was so cool to see Audrey react positively to all the arts-and-crafts-related items. There were crayons, paints, Model Magic (which is kind of like Playdough but less sticky), chalk, and markers among other wonderful products. Throughout the different rooms of the building, you could test out all the different items Crayola has to offer. I was a little nervous that Audrey would be too young to really have fun and appreciate it. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised at how much she loved it!
AND, as you can tell, that enthusiasm has continued! We stocked up on some products before we left such as these fantastic window crayons. Thank GOD for our sliding glass door! Audrey absolutely loves these things! Sometimes she'll just decide that she wants to go color and off she waddles to the kitchen to open up her window crayons and create a masterpiece. So far she hasn't tried to use them on any other surfaces.
BABY PEDICUREEEEEES! My Lord, I always said I would never do something like that to Audrey because she's a baby and that's ridiculous. But I did. And it's adorable. I mean seriously, take a look at those piggies. GAAAH! I was touching up my own pedicure, and Audrey was grunting and putting her toes close to mine. I said "Audrey, I don't think you'll hold still for me to do it," to which she replied "Uh. Uh. Uh." I thought heck, I'll try one and if she doesn't hold still I'll just take it off and forget this ever happened. The thing is, she did hold still. The whole time. We call them her fancy toes, and she LOVES IT.
I swear, she is so freaking funny. It's amazing at what she catches up on these days or attempts to try herself. While I was making dinner tonight this crazy girl got herself up on the chair at the desk in our kitchen and began checking the messages on our home phone. I mean HONESTLY?! Who is this crazy little human being, and what did she do with my baby?!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
She's got zero time since she's always trying to weasel out of pictures that her mother attempts to take of the two of them (that ends up causing us each to have the most awkward faces ever):
She's busy sitting casually on the steps of cafes with flowers in her hair:
It's been really hectic having a good time on car rides (occasionally...other times it's like "GET ME OUT OF THIS CAR NOWWWW!"):
Oh, and don't even get her started on how slammed she's been cheesin' it up before bedtime:
Heck, she's got to be a big cheeseball morning, noon, and night! Where's blogging supposed to fit into that mix?!
However, there is certainly a lot to post about. This past Saturday we took a road trip to Easton, Pennsylvania, to visit the Crayola Factory with Amanda from work. Then on Sunday we took another trip to Hershey Park with the Shays to close out the season! And to make it even better, the tickets were free. Gotta love that!
Needless to say, I promise I will make an effort to update more frequently!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Lately, Audrey and I have these ridiculous conversations that pretty much consist of me asking a bajillion and one questions as Audrey responds in the most adorable way possible. I just go around pointing at all kinds of things and listening to her version of the word. She catches on to so much. I've realized that I make this clicking noise when I'm calling to Dia (our dog), and lately Audrey has started making that sound, too! One day, I was like, "My God, she picked that up from me!" Who knew?!
Anyway, as you can see in this video, Audrey has been loving corn on the cob lately. She likes it better on the cob than when I cut it off. It's hilarous. She just chows the heck down.
PLEASE ignore how annoying my voice is in this video. Someone please tell me I don't sound like that in real life. Good thing my daughter is adorable; that makes up for it.
P.S. I'm not drinking a beer in this video. It's an Peach IZZE!
P.P.S. How much of a CREEP does that Elmo balloon look like in the background?!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
So, as a Gap employee, I got to pick an organization (out of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, WWF, Feeding America, (RED), Teach for America, or Big Brother Big Sister) that 5% of my Friends and Families proceeds will go towards. I've picked The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so if you'd like me to email you a coupon, let me know! It's good multiple times in all of our stores, and one time online (INCLUDING at Piperlime and Athleta).
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Just a normal day for you, BUT, exactly 2 years ago today I found out I was pregnant with Audrey. How nutso! It's crazy to think about how different things were before all of that. I THOUGHT I was getting ready to go to Temple to be a normal kid, but, life had different plans. Isn't that always the way things go?
Look at that. She was a cutie, even then. Oh, and in case you know nothing about child development in utero, THIS was not the ultrasounds taken the first day I found out. This was a few months down the road haha. In the beginning she looked like a little blob with a slight distinction betweeen her head and her body.
Ugh, just thinking about the nausea and tuna fish sandwich cravings makes me...well it makes me want to barf every day all over again! And to think my DUMBASS doctors--yes, I'll say it, those doctors suck pretty bad--INSISTED that I had a stomach virus for almost a month. WHAT MORONS?! Even after I said, "No really, there is a chance I could be pregnant I guess" they were like "Noooo, you're not pregnant. You have gastroenteritis."
But instead, THIS happened. Yes, besides the fact that I made wonderful friends at Temple (such as the two touching my belly above), I also grew in the stomach region. And grew. And grew. And then I had a baby.
It has all made me revisit this bad boy:
HAHAH. Jeeze, would you look at that goof! it's been a while since I saw all that. (AKA when it was printed). Why was my hair that short? At least it's nice and shiny. I remember I felt like I needed something different and Temple's water was rough on my hair (knot CENTRAL), and my mom encouraged me because she thought my bangs made me look even younger than I already was haha. I still don't see the Ellen Page resemblance, but I remember there were one or two comments on how I looked like "Juno" haha. Maybe it was the flannel?
As far as the writing goes, I feel like it has changed so much. Plus, that was written for a class and edited a good amount to make it work in the "alternative weekly" newspaper setting. It's just so weird to read about that day. I'll never forget it.
It does make me think about my mom and how happy she'd be with Audrey here in the house every day. I guarantee I wouldn't have gotten to see my daughter allllll summer because she'd hog her up. I guarantee I'd sleep better because she'd do that thing she used to do where she'd yell down "Jennnn, turn off the tv. Go to bed." or "Jen, what are you eating? Go to bed." I can also guarantee that my mom would spoil the you-know-what out of Audrey, no matter how hard I'd try to stop it.
I wish Audrey would have gotten to spend more time with her. They would have gotten along juuuuust fine :)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
1. I'm in love with this dress. It's Stella McCartney for BabyGap, and it's adorable! Crocheted tops on babies are amazing, especially because you know that if the same top was on a grown woman, it would be totally inappropriate, especially if no bra was involved haha.
Oh, and then when cute dresses are combined with THIS FACE:
2. Lately Audrey wears anything semi-similar to a necklace around her neck. It either goes directly around her neck or else in this Miss-America-sash style such as this:
EXCEPT, the only part she really liked was the pool because I had put some warm water in it. Everything else was getting cold hose water so she'd do her best to dodge those. At one point she walked RIGHT through the stream coming out of the elephant's nose and got soooo upset. Oh, and don't even get her started on the sand in the sandbox. She's too much of a clean freak right now to deal with that pesky sand that sticks to everything. She constantly tried to wipe it off of her.
4. The accessorizing has already begun! Beyond necklaces, Audrey is obsessed with bracelets. It started one morning while I was picking out a bangle and Audrey insisted that she needed one was well. Ok, well actually she needed two or three. Since they're my bracelets, they're entirely too big, but that doesn't bother her at all. She knows to hold her arms up so that they don't fall off.