Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Audrey

I can not believe that my baby is one! We had her party on Thanksgiving day, since everyone was together. I really did not make a big deal about it. We had cake, a banner, and presents. She received a busy box from us, and she still needs to open a pull toy/ ring sort dinosaur, and some clothes. Mom Mom gave her clothes and a new baby doll with accessories. Grandma and Grandpa gave her a Leapfrog my first radio and her Aunt Susie, Uncle Jon, and Cousin gave her a collection of zoo animal and farm animal puzzles.

We went to the doctor yesterday and overall she is doing well. The doctor is not concerned about her speech and expects that she will have a big jump in expressive language in the next few months. But really, it is receptive language that is the key. She follows everything and points to a ton. She has even started bringing me the boppy to indicate that she wants to nurse! We have an allergist appointment at 18 months that I have to make to see if she is still allergic to oats, until then absolutely no oat products. So far it has not been a big deal. We also have to make a GI appointment for 3 months from now if she still shows reflux symptoms. The doctor does not think they will do anything different but reflux past age one is not as typical.

She is walking full time now and rarely crawls. She has also mastered walking with shoes on! But she still dislikes socks! She loves to climb and has recently taken an interest in climbing inside of things. Audrey loves to eat, she really, really loves to eat!! Her favorite foods include peas, kix, dehydrated fruit, applesauce, bread, cheese, bananas, apple chicken sausage, yogurt, and calzones. She also loves Trader Joe's multigrain mix and quinoa. It was interesting to see her eat her birthday cake as she was not super into it! She took one or two bites and then was done and refused a taste the next day! She still chokes when she drinks but that is slowly getting better. Amazingly she chokes less from an open cup. She is very silly and loves to laugh with her sister. Audrey loves to be spun around or swung. She also loves playing with her baby dolls and our phone, the play phones will not do.

She is wearing 6 to 9 months clothes and some 9 to 12 month clothes. She fits perfectly in Old Navy 6 to 12 month clothes right now, okay so some of their pants are a tad long, but overall they fit very well. She weighed in at a little over 18 lbs and around 29 inches. She is hanging in with only 2 teeth right now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Short clip of her walking

Audrey is walking full time now, she never really crawls. I thought I would share a short clip. She is picking up speed at times. She needs to learn/accept walking with shoes. That is our main issue right now!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy and Grumpy

I was having fun with Audrey, playing boo with her. In the background Celia was acting a bit grumpy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


So my turtle was not upset about the costume in this picture.  Guess what ticked her off?? A clue, they are the things in her hand.

Crying in the above picture because I put socks on her feet.  I am a horrible mother.

 Her ballerina costume, from the dress up bin and baby legs as leg warmers, patin leathers on her toes (hand me downs with tags on from Janie and Jack!!)

 where we did not get Celia's pumpkin, pick your own pumpkins were slim picking this year!
 Can you believe this bag is only half full in this picture!!!  These were seconds (50% off then), they lasted awhile and were fine.  I am not sure why they were seconds but they were awesome for eating, applesauce, and pie!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Super Audrey

Doesn't it look like she is flying out of the carseat?  She probably was trying to.  I thought Celia was a climber, Audrey wins the award.  She is constantly trying to sit on the edge of anything and stand up on anything.  The other day she pushed a little child's chair up to our kitchen table and was going to climb on top of the table.  Goodness Gracious!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Decorating her Pumpkin

No Mom I can not style her hair that way everyday, yes it is out of her face, yes she looks great, it took me forever.  It was part of her ballet costume.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Should I be disturbed that Celia is treating a pumpkin like a baby? Seriously she has kept it in her room on a pillow on her dresser for over a week. If we had not set limitations she would have slept with it. She actually had it go potty on the infamous pink potty. I could not carve it, I am sorry her not it, she painted her.