Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Be in love with your life.  Every detail of it.”

-Jack Kerouac

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At breakfast.

This morning I gave Audrey granola in her yogurt for the first time.  It took some getting used to on her part and when I asked her about it, this is what she did.  (You probably needed to see it…oh well.)

Me:  You don’t really know what to think about your granola do you?

Audrey:  Balled her fist and hit her chest.  (And to explain this response, she was doing the gorilla.)

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one of my greatest joys

Listening to her laughter over the baby monitor when Aud wakes up from a nap.  I wish I could know what was so funny and making her so happy up there in her room all alone.  It is a precious Mama kind of blessing that I’ll cherish forever.

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16 months (a little late)

16 months.

Little Audrey turned 16 months over the weekend.  It was busy, so this is the late update on all things happening with our more girl than baby these days.

Her language has EXPLODED.  She repeats so many words that we say and has a long list of words that she meaningfully says too.  Here are some of the regulars: baby, boat, flower, bird, bear, hey, uh oh, bye-bye, ball, Eliza, Mackenzie, book, Bells, cracker, milk, bottle, bubble, tv, car, shoe, moose, and stroller.  She TALKS all the time!  And is understanding so much too!

Finally, at 16 months and 3 days, SHE WALKED!  There had been a lot of two stepping and standing alone in the past month, but now she will let go and wobblely walk across the room.  Her mind is still trying to embrace this new skill.  Old habits are hard to break.  I sure am gonna miss her famously cute and efficient scoot when it leaves us for real.  Yet again, I’m having a teary time letting this phase go for a new one.  I’m happy and proud.  But it’s all so bittersweet, this super speed watching your baby grow up right before your eyes.

Knows her body parts for hair, head, eyes, teeth, mouth, tounge, nose, ears, belly, belly button, foot, toes and fingers.  And her animals sounds for cow, cat, dog, monkey, lion, owl, elephant, pig, rooster, and gorilla.

Loves tv, books, shoes, talking, carrying a purse, animals, wearing a bracelet, crackers and people!  Sleeps on a pillow all the time now.  Puts away her bath toys and seems to enjoy knowing what is expected with her routine.

We are continually amazed at her learning right now, the little sponge that she is and all that she can do.  Right now with baby, still, is oh so good!

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on a ride-about.

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B is for bug.

Today a new baby was added to our family.

A 1969, baby blue, convertible beetle.

My sweet sweet husband surprised me this week with the news that he’d found one for me and today we went to get it.  He’s pretty amazing in that way.  The way that he recognizes something I’ve always dreamed of (but would never do on my own) and makes it happen.  Part of the balance we create together I suppose.  But today, I can say, that he brought another part of dreamy-ness that has lived in my head for so long into reality….My little family cruising down the road.  Hair blowing.  Baby laughing.  Music playing.  Top down.  Together.  Thanks hubby, for the car, and most importantly for the dream fulfilling you’re giving me in this wonderfully real life we are living together.  11.

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