Monday, July 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The first song of mine that she really started requesting was "Little Bit" by Lykke Li. We had to listen to this song over and over and over and over for a while, especially when we would get into the car. As soon as she was clicked into that car seat, I'd hear "Ittle Bit! Ittle Bit! Ittle Bit!" coming as a request from the backseat. Good thing I like Lykke Li.
I have tried to get Audrey to listen to other Lykke Li (who she calls Ikcky Eeee) songs for quite a long time. In fact, I tried to get Audrey to listen to ANY other songs for quite a while. The other day, we were listening to all of her stuff on shuffle and "Possibility" came on once. An hour or so later, I heard her going "der's a possibiwittyyyy" over and over. I could not believe she caught on to it!
Next on her list of obsessions was "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I think this is quite possibly one of the most adorable songs ever written, so I fully support this obsession. I still here this one requested at least once a day, every day. Plus, she attempts to sing along with this one as well. "Awabama Awkensaw I do wuv my ma n' pa." Could you get any cuter?!
Audrey is also a hug fan of Feist, especially "1234." She first heard the song when I played it for her on my iPod figuring that she would become hooked. I was right! Then, she saw Feist on Sesame Street, so sometimes she'll request to watch that video, too. It's so good. She often sings or hums along. I love it. Sometimes I'll try to turn the music down all of the sudden so I can hear her sing better, but she'll say "No, mommy! Louder! Louder, please!"
Her 5th favorite song as of late is "Apollo and the Buffalo and Anna Anna Anna Oh!" by Sunset Rubdown. My friend Amanda made me a mix CD that included this gem, and much like "Possibility," Audrey heard it once and began requesting it. She just refers to it as "Anna Anna Oh!" The ending part where they actually sing those words is her favorite part, and needless to say, I can always hear her singing along.
So far, I fully support Audrey's taste in music! Sometimes it gets frustrating because she'll insist on listening to the same songs over and over and over, and when I suggest we listen to something new, she'll reply "No new song! (Insert song title she wants to listen to)!" However, every now and then she'll let me sneak in something she doesn't know. And every now and then she'll fall in love with one of those songs I sneak in. That girl should thank me.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Then on Sunday, we hit up the Please Touch Museum, which is something I would HIGHLY recommend to parents of any young kid. Audrey LOVED IT. Imagine two floors of a ginormous building filled with fun-themed activities for little children. Yeah, it was just as cool for my friends and I as it was for Audge.
She got to.......play with some real cool boats! ...have air and balls blown at her face while my friends and I watched and laughed!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Since we didn't get to celebrate much on her actual birthday, I planned a little Philadelphia getaway this weekend to visit some Temple friends and do fun toddler-related activities. We're hoping to go to the Please Touch Museum, which is an interactive museum that looks like a lot of fun. I'm super pumped, and Audrey seems to be as well. In fact, she tried to avoid bed-time tonight by insisting, "No bed! Philadelphia!" Good try, but I ain't no sucka.
Let's pray to GOD that tonight is better than last night considering I was up half the night with a crying baby who was just doing anything to NOT sleep. If this is what two-year-old sleep habits are like, count me out. So far, so good tonight, but I don't want to jinx it.
In an effor to procrastinate, I've been revisiting all of Audrey's old videos and pictures, and I came across this gem. I would much rather her sleeping be more like this:
Even better if it includes the adorable snoring.
(P.S. I'm sorry the videos are sideways. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to turn them!)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This blows my mind. I know it's just a few half circles, but Audrey went up to the window, doodled this bad boy, and exclaimed "snowman!!" I don't know what made her want to draw a snowman, or how she put it all together to actually form the shape of a snowman, but she did it.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Maureen's kids, Brendan and Kaci, like to make fun of Justin Beiber a lot, and apparently Audrey has picked up on that as well. She does not have Beiber fever in the least. In fact, when she saw his Rolling Stone cover, she literally started whining and saying "NO, Beiber. No!" Jeesh, she's a tough crowd.
Audrey's most favorite phrase lately is most certainly "no big deal." I hear it allllllll the time. When she falls down while running in the hall, it's no big deal. When she intentionally drops food on the floor while eating her breakfast, it's no big deal. When she takes a big smelly poop in her diaper, it's no big deal. When mom accidentally smacks her in the face when trying to put a barrett in her hair, it's no big deal.
I'd say it's a pretty healthy outlook to have in life. You just can't sweat the small stuff, right? I'll have to take lessons from that girl.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Take this for example: Sometimes you've just got to wear your mom's underwear over your t-shirt and tutu. Haven't you been reading Vogue? It's all the rage in Europe.
Hats are hot, too. She LOVES this one for some reason. I mean, so do I. I found it at Salvation Army for $5, and there's totally some guy's name and phone number in it. I haven't called.
Audrey will do this funny thing where she'll smash it in and then go "Uh oh! Uh oh! Uh oh!" and run to me deeply concerned. I just push it back out from the inside and she'll say "All better!" But a second later, she's bashed it in again and is really worried about it.
Regardless, these clip-on earrings I found are so granny-chic, and I think Audge rocks them. I've never actually worn them, but she's so inspirational when it comes to fashion that I may have to give it a try.
And then sometimes Audrey and I have to rock all of our fancy-pants accessories together. Like I said, she's pretty much the style muse of a generation.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Needless to say we had a lovely little holiday. On Christmas we just hung out at the house and had two--COUNT 'EM--Christmas dinners. First, we had steak and lobster with Chris in the late afternoon, and it was delicious. Later, we had a yummy chicken dinner with Gia, Amanda, Elena, and Eric, which was a fantastic way to end the day.
It was so cool to see Audrey really get more excited this Christmas. When she first came out to see our tree and stockings, she had her mouth gaping open as she walked around checking everything out.
WOAH, check out that stocking!
As the present-opening progressed, the clothes came off. Plus, she had some "diayeyeyeayah" on Christmas day as she was getting over her stomach bug.