Thursday, November 24, 2016

Audrey Turns 6

You are 6 today.
6 years baby girl and each year keeps getting better and better.
This year you were double excited about your birthday because it is also Thanksgiving.
You were frequently asking me this week "Mommy, aren't you just so excited?"
You are fierce and brave
You are also painfully shy but started out Kindergarten talking which is huge if you know our little girl!  Her Fall conference was awesome.
You handled the transition to Kindergarten and your after school program better then I could have imagined.  We are still working on branching out with who you talk to but I am sure that will come.
Kindergarten has sparked a tiny bit of interest in crafts and coloring which is new for you.  But you still just love to play, play, play.  One of your favorite things to do is swing on our tree swing.
You are also enjoying gymnastics class and your teacher says that you are sometimes a leader.

Yup, that sums of you completely

You absolutely love to make us laugh.
Sometimes you don't even try, you just are hysterical.
Your favorite foods include cantaloupe, bread with honey, peppers, tomatoes, Mac and cheese, rice, and almost any type of fruit.  You still would ALL day long if I let you.  Everyone says this is a growth spurt.  Well it has been a long 5 year growth spurt.

You love your big sister and she is your best friend.
Your buddy Taylor is also a close second and we have loved to see that relationship blossom.

You are such a good swimmer for your age and you did an awesome job at Champs this summer.
You also handled the whole season without fear or hesitation.
Your coach put you up on the block at the first meet, you dove off of it and then he turned to me and said "Wait, does she go off the block??"  I said "I guess she does now".  You just did it, did not question it, just went with it.  So Amazing.

Oh my goodness do you love the beach.  You ask about it all summer.
Mommy feels the same way!
You are Mommy's little buddy until Celia gets home and I have been amazingly blessed to be able to spend afternoons with you.  I will miss my little buddy next year!
You have a great passion for animals (stuffed or real).
We recently got a fish and you love him.
You also love our neighbor's dog Riley
Happy Birthday Miss Audrey
I am very Thankful for all of the Joy you give our family every single day.

Psst Auds, Aren't you just so Excited???

Sunday, November 20, 2016


On a non-working Friday Audrey came home from preschool and we quickly hopped in the car.  We were going to eat at the museum but Auds could not wait and I had the same thought about 30 min before she came home so she ate on the way!   Audrey loves this little museum and they recently put in a new exhibit.

Checking out the pretend floor aquarium that she loves

We went to the Arctic Rainforest exhibit.  One side had the Arctic with a lot of really cool things to do and another side had the rainforest part.  That was neat but Auds was more interest in the Arctic.  They had a pretend tree house and according to Auds I was not allowed to pretend I was way up high in the tree house, but I did anyway.

Trying on some snow shoes

In the igloo

Now we are both in the igloo!

The museum has some small trails out back and normally Audrey has a great time with me.  This is usually what she wants to do at the museum first but today she was scared.  I have no clue why!  It was gorgeous out.

She questioned if there was something living inside this huge stomp

We arrived back to the museum just in time to see this Albino Hedgehog get a bath!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

School Pictures

So this year both girls had awful school pictures and I could not bring myself to purchase them.  I knew the grandparents might be disappointed that they did not get the annual photos and I wanted at least something to update the picture frames.  So I seized the opportunity to try for some fake school pictures and I think they turned out very well!

Don't worry I will be getting some wallet prints to pass out!!