Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy 10 months!

I can't believe that Audrey is 10 months! The time is flying by, but I love it. Each month gets better and better. Audrey is so much fun! I love when she does new things. She can now stand by herself for short periods of time (she won't actually stand herself up, we have to help her!) It's pretty amazing!

Some pics from our lazy Saturday at home:


Breakfast: yogurt/fruit/cereal, toast with jelly, juice, eggs, and Cheerios

Crashing the block party, literally:



"You're telling me there's no candy in this house, srsly?"


"I'm going to find me some candy!"


"In the stove, perhaps?"


"I can stand and read at the same time!"


Later that night we carved our first family pumpkin...







The finished product! Good job, Dada!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


One of my all time favorites!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

WVa Trip, Part 2


It was cold, rainy, and dreary, but the view was absolutely gorgeous!

Saturday was the actual reunion with lunch at Pipestem Lodge.


On the way to lunch!




Uncle Jason came over to blow bubbles for Audrey....as you can tell, she loved them.


She loved playing with cousin Nina's exersaucer.


She's trying to be veeeery quiet...see the deer?


Playing with Nina!





We traveled home on Sunday and Audrey did great. We had a fun time seeing our family. See you next year!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy 5th Anniversary & WVa Trip




On Friday, October 9th we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Time has flown by! I feel so lucky each and every day to be married to Christopher. We traveled that day for the family reunion and Mom Maw surprised us with an anniversary cake at dinner that night. It was such a sweet surprise. Thank you so much, Mom Maw!!


We were so busy that day, I forgot to get a good picture of us on our anniversary...oops! This one will have to suffice :)

On to the rest of the trip...

Audrey was FANTASTIC on the way there. It's about a 4 hour drive into the mountains. Earlier that morning she'd had her 9 month checkup. She weighs 18 lbs and is 27in long. Has hit all developmental milestones. She's low on iron (common with breast fed babies) and got 2 shots (one of them being the flu shot.) Needless to say, she slept a lot that day. We stopped to feed her lunch and change her, and we made it there with plenty of time before we had to be at dinner.

Hanging out with cousin Nina...



"Stairs!! YESSSSSSSSSS..."


Dinner was at this cute little restaurant near our cabin. The food was awesome and we got to see most of the family. But this is where it started to get ugly...


She did not want to be held. (She really loves her Aunt B, though...seriously!)


She did not want to be social.


She did not want to act like a lady.


She did not want to smile for pictures. She made this face on purpose to spite me. Sigh.


She did, however, want to bite. It. Hurt.

We got back to the cabin where she surprisingly slept great. In the morning she was her usual happy self, playing with her cousin:



It was impossible to get a picture wth her and Nina. She kept crawling away!! We even tried Mickey Mouse, but that just made her want to get closer to the tv.


"Hey, Audrey, I've got a plan..."


"Good idea, Nina. I knew I liked you. Ok, you distract Teddy while I grab his breakfast..."


"Awesome..."

There's more but I'm tired. Part 2 of our trip will have to wait for tomorrow... :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Silly baby!



We were on our way home from WVa. I was looking through the photos on my camera when I heard Audrey doing the breath-through-her-nose laugh (my favorite!) I look over to see her with her paci in her mouth like this...she apparently thought it was hilarious!! I was lucky to capture it on film :)

Totally makes me lol.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Audrey has become quite the talker lately. She's saying, "Ma ma ma" much more now! And I love it. She also makes the "guh" sound a lot...trying to say, "Grandma, " perhaps? Also, she's starting to turn orange. Blame it on the sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, juice. Needless to say, we're going green :)


At dinner with Uncle Scott


"Oh, hello!"




"I'm going to grab your camera string!"


Cuteness on a Saturday morning




Most of my pictures come out like this. By the time the picture actually takes, she's reached me:) Yeah, she's that fast.

She goes for her 9 month appointment on Friday before we leave for WVa. Which btw, I just made a packing list for what we'll need to take...and her list is about 3 times the size of mine. Unrealz.