2 weeks into 4…


Two weeks in and she can do a flip, sleep in panties, chew bubble gum, and write her name.  Every day is something new and hilarious and fun (all while wearing panties and high heels.)  These are the days.  Heaven is something like being a 4 year old or being the mom of one at least.

IMG_0174 IMG_0647 IMG_0696 IMG_3048 IMG_5248 IMG_6452 IMG_6875 IMG_8584

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Audrey, age 4

DSC_0615_3You love all things princess.
You love “unicorns and kitties and butterflies.”
You pretend with your babies and ponies and toys.
You love mermaids.
You talk ALL THE TIME.
You love Jude.
You are a little Mama.
You do magic. (“I’m magical.”)
You are a negotiator of naps, bedtime and eating.
You love home.
You love friends.
You are always happy and enjoying yourself.  (People notice it about you.)
You love that pink nightgown and staying in your pajamas.
You wear the same thing over and over.
You pick out your clothes and dress yourself.
You always choose dresses.
You wear your party dress whenever we let you.
You love shoes.
You love rainbows.
You sing loud (and make us not look.)
You dress and undress and redress your dolls.
You make them clothes out of all kinds of things and ask to “tie this on.”
You love to do their hair.
You like your hair in a braid.
You say you want to be a “hair cutter.”
You love to brush your hair.
You love when there are “curls” (bedhead)
You love watching TV.
You love movies.
You act them out.
You are Violet and Sam Sparks.  You tell us to be “Ellen and Bob and Jack Jack.”
You love “ba-spaghetti” and chicken wings.
You pretend to be Rapunzel and tuck a scarf in your ponytail to make your hair long.
You love princess music.
You give LOTS of kisses.
You pull Jude close to you in his highchair each morning.
You love to dance and watch in the mirror.
You are a good girl.
You are funny.
You are sensitive and kind.
You are smart.
You tuck little things under the pillows in your bed. (lalaloopsies and books)
You can recite the words to your favorite movies.
You rhyme silly words (“sausage, basauge”) and say “hey, that rhymes.
You point out letters.
You play “shoot the ladders.”
You are a terrible loser.
You lie awake in bed late sometimes
You love to “skip nap” but you still need one most of the time.
You get sad when you don’t get to tell Daddy bye in the mornings.
You ask him “Are you gonna be here in the morning?”
You like a light left on.
You say “pilla” and  “yella.”
You are girly.
You love pink and purple.
You sleep with lots of “tuck animals.”
You are the best big sister.
You love to draw people and maps (with elaborate stories while you make them)
You are so fun.
You are perfect to me.

Love, Mommy

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Audrey says…

Audrey:  What’s your favorite show?

Daddy:  I like shows about Alaska.

Audrey:  Is Alaska a ball?

Leave a comment

Filed under audrey says

roll if you want to, roll around the world…

jude rolls 1

jude rolls 2

jude rolls 3

jude rolls 4

1 Comment

Filed under baby jude


On the way home from AWANA

Audrey: I had that black stuff Daddy doesn’t like me to drink.

Daddy: Ooooh, you did?

Audrey: Don’t worry about me, it doesn’t taste bad.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

first day of 3k

3k aud first day

First day of 3k, here’s what she said about it:

We went to the playground.

I saw Eliza and Stella there.

I didn’t get a flower.

Some boys and girls didn’t listen.

I got a sucker.

I got some pictures for you.

Mrs. Hudson was nice.

I didn’t have a snack…I had some crackers and I ate my banana.

My teacher has a yellow time out chair.

I colored and there weren’t stickers.  I wasn’t so happy.

It had owls in the boys bathroom.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

one month and growing…


by the time i could do a little update, things have changed, jude has grown and another week has gone by, but here it is to remember and share.  jude at 4 weeks…

starting to fit into his newborn onesies, but not the bottoms

loves laying in his boppy, not his crib

sleeps better in the day than at night if we let him

has just started to make a pouty face every so often before he cries

when he does cry, he cries big and quick

nurses every 3-4 hours, has gone 6 (it made me nervous)

has gotten good together nursing  (being in our real groove took this whole time)

doesn’t cry as much about a diaper change anymore

toots loud like a man

weighs 6 pounds 9 ounces (at 4 weeks)

eats 8 times a day

has serious expressions, an old little soul (i wonder if this in our boy that is to come)

likes to be touching

*and then in just a week…5 week old jude…

is starting to coo

i swear smiled a real smile at me

is going a 6 hour stretch at night on an almost regular basis

does much better with awakeness in the days and going to sleep at bedtime

eats 7 times a day these days

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized