Monday, August 25, 2008

my little girl is almost 2

plans for audrey's birthday are coming about very nicely. i have her birthday dress all done and i think it is the cutest thing. i really want to make some bows for her hair to match it but i cant find those stupid barrette clips, joanns does not seem to carry them. i will take some pictures and post them on the big day (days really, since she will have 2 family parties, what a lucky girl!).
and i found the recipe and instructions on how to make doggy face cupcakes (it was from a previous family circle). i just have to decide what kind of doggy i will make. probably a golden retriever or some sort of lab.
i just need to do the invitations, even though its just family parties, i still want to do cute invitations.
oh, by the way. we are doing a doggy theme party for audrey. if you know audrey at all you know that she loves doggies. and she likes to crawl around the house barking. what a silly girl!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


audrey has been snotty, very drooly, and cranky lately. and she wants to put everything in her mouth. im suspecting that the 2 year molars are on their way. but maybe its something else, who knows.
a couple of my friends tease me that i think every little kid symptom is teething. but when kids are at this age it could be teething.
so i spent yesterday at home with audrey instead of going to work. we went to the park by our house and we danced and chased each other around the house. doesnt sound like a sick kid, right?! but audrey tends to still want to be active even when she feels alittle out of it.

i think one of the hardest decisions to make is whether to make your kid go to work (thats what we call audrey's childcare since its at my office, no we do not have her in a sweatshop. :) i pray every time that God will show me what to do. and He definitely did yesterday. right as i was wiping audrey's nose before we left she threw up alittle. so that was my answer.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

back to real life...

coming back from vacation (or "CA-TION" as audrey calls it) can be so hard.
i did not want to come home and have to do laundry and dishes and fixing and preparing meals. its so nice to just be ignorant of those sorts of things while you are on vacation. and its nice not to have to be on such a time schedule.
and i really miss my daily naps i got on vacation.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

trip #2 to virginia beach

flying with a toddler can be interesting. but all in all i would have to say that audrey did great. we had some pretty turbulent flights and it didnt even seem to faze audrey. what a trooper. maybe she will be a pilot some day. just as long as she can have her pacifier, which the sucking helps with air pressure changes. :)

and im so glad that i read that you can take their carseat to the gate, ask if the plane is full, and if its not your lap child can have a seat. if the plane is full they will check the carseat for you (like they do strollers) and you get it back right when you exit the plane. audrey was able to have her own seat for 5 of the 6 flights we made.

of course the only time she had to sit in my lap was the longest flight, 3 hours. but we all lived through it. i even made audrey some pipe cleaner glasses.

we had a great time with jake's grandparents. they loved audrey, of course, who couldn't. and she really took to them too, which was what i had been praying for. here are some pictures of her with them.

one of the best parts about going was the food. jake's grandparent's still have a garden and they grow tomatoes, yellow squash, cucumbers and zuchinni. they also have a blueberry bush, pear and peach trees. heres a picture of audrey devouring the tomatoes. she loved them. it made me wish that we had a garden. maybe i will try to grow something this fall, we'll see.

trip #1 to oklahoma

here are some pictures of my trip to guthrie for our girl's weekend. i had a great time catching up with my best friend from junior high. and audrey and her daughter, maliyah, ended up doing pretty well together. here they are sitting in maliyah's toy bin.

my friend amy is a massage therapist and knows how to do baby massage. audrey loved it, she didn't want to move from amy's lap even after she was done.

here are our girls in the matching pillowcase dresses i made for them.

well there you go. i know most people dont care about details but they like seeing pictures, so there you go.