Monday, July 28, 2008

For your viewing pleasure...

Discovering her toys

Kick, kick, kick, kick, KICK!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Audrey's been a busy girl!

Audrey has been quite busy lately, doing so much and learning SO MUCH! I feel like each day she does something new, it's so fun to watch her! One of my friends, that also has a baby, asked me the other day "Isn't it weird that you never get sick of looking at her?". And I totally agreed! It is weird but it's great! I love my little girl so much, each day is so much fun with her! I am so blessed to be able to stay home with her and see her developing! Here are some pictures to help show what she's been up to. Hope you can keep up :)

My newest thing to do, suck my thumb!MmmmmDad makes me laugh
Oh dear! Daddy's trying to eat my head!I really like to read books now, well, just the pictures (and mirrors)Sometimes I wake up like this, diagonally This one gives you a better idea of how much I really can move!
(I started vertically, with my head by the mirror)Hanging out in Mommy's big bed, it makes me smile to the side Mom measured my hair, it's really long on the top still but I'm losing it in chunks in the back :( Hope it grows back just as pretty...We went to the pool with lots of my friends the other day, this is my friend Kaylie, she's one of many that likes to play with meWe LOVE the pool (well, Mom does, I'm still too little)More tummy timeOhhh! My doggy!Super strong neck workin it out on the BoppyOne arm push-up :)Hey Mom! Look at me!Why is that camera always in my face?Audrey and her friend Silas were trying to sit on the couch like big kids. They were smiling at Priscilla (Silas' mom) because she was laughing so hard :)More slipping....This is how they ended, so funny!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Trip to ND Part 2 and Virginia Beach trip

When we returned from being with my dad and his family for a couple days, we returned to Fargo to spend the rest of the time with my mom, stepdad, grandparents, sister, brother-in-law and nieces. We tried to relax and enjoy our time with one another. We ate lots, played games and laid back, something we usually don't get to do since it's always so rush rush. We made sure we spent extra time "just doing nothing" so my family could spend as much time as possible with Audrey. We sure did have an awesome time with everyone and look forward to our next time together in the future. Because plane tickets are so expensive, we're unsure of when the next time will be. We will be praying that it's sooner than later...

In my mom's porch, isn't it super cute? They recently remodeled it. We spent most of our time out there, playing dominos and visiting.We still found time for Daddy time!These 2 girls fell so in love with Audrey! Her cousins Taylor (13) and Emma (9)
They started crying 2 days before we left , not anticipating our departure :(My Uncle Gary made Audrey a beautiful silver bracelet with her name on it!Chillin on the lawn chair4 generationsMy stepdad Jack's reaction to seeing Audrey for the first time. Audrey will call him Grandpa Jacka (previously named from my nieces)My mom Nancy, Audrey's going to call her Nanners :) My grandpa, Audrey's great, Lawrence. Isn't he so cute!?My Gramps and me Polka-ing

Below are pictures from the 2nd part of our trip. We spent the 2nd week in Virginia Beach at Steve's dad's condo to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. On our way, we stopped in Williamsburg so we could see Steve's stepmom. She watched Audrey while we went out to spend time together and to have a special anniversary dinner. I can't recall the name of the restaurant we went to but they had the most amazing food and it wasn't busy at all so we got a table outside. The restaurant was one of many little shops and restaurants in a little village type area, kind of like Birkdale, very cute. After dinner we walked around and had icecream from Maggie Moo's.
After dinner, we headed 45 minutes more to Virginia Beach! Most days were hot and humid. We ventured to the beach the next day. Audrey did SO WELL! She slept most of the time even though is was sweltering. Steve spent lots of time in the water :) While Audrey and I were on the beach, the sand umbrella fell over and nearly knocked her out but thankfully did not. But it did spray sand ALL OVER her face. I tried to wipe the sand from her eyes before she woke up but no success. There was sand in her eyes, ears, nose and around her pacifier. Needless to say, we packed up shortly after that. The next day was more successful at the pool, she slept that whole time too and Steve and I had the whole pool to ourselves! The rest of the week was spent at the condo. There was an outside patio area that we sat out on. Steve's dad and stepmom spent one night with us and took us out to dinner twice which was such a nice treat. It was nice to have a whole week with my family, my husband on our anniversary week and time with my little girl since I didn't see her much while we were in ND since my family held her most of the time. We had two wonderful weeks but were very happy to be home. So grateful we made it without major injuries too! God is so kind!

Trying risotto for the first time, AMAZING! Hell's Kitchen always made risotto and we never knew what it was like, I wish I could eat it all the time! The whole meal I had that night was I think the best meal I have EVER had! After our 2nd anniversary dinnerSpecial thanks to one set of Audrey's grandparents, Howard and Annie (Steve's dad and his wife) for letting us spend the week at the condo! Happy 4th of July!Sleepy, just arriving at the beachMy Big Girl swimsuitSandy toesThrowing up the peace signThere was one of those pictures that you can plug in and they move at the condo. I put it in her bed for a few minutes, she was amazed! A few of my favorites from the trips

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trip to ND Part 1

On June 23rd at 8:35AM we headed off to Fargo, North Dakota! (my home town in you didn't know) Audrey did SO AWESOME on the plane! She slept most of the time! The turbulence didn't seem to bother her one bit. For any of you who are planning to travel anytime with a small infant, I think our Boppy was a lifesaver! Since she slept most of the time on the 2 1/2 hour flight, it was great to just have her rest on the pillow right on my lap. If I would have had to hold her it definitely wouldn't have been nearly as comfortable.
My mom picked us up from the airport and fell in love with Audrey at first sight! My whole family did actually. The first night we went to dinner with my mom, stepdad, sister, nieces and my mom's parents, Audrey's great grand parents (pictures soon) at my favorite restaurant, Mexican Village. The next 2 days we spent with my dad, my stepmom and their 3 kids, my half siblings, at their home in Minnesota. We had a blast jumping on the trampoline, tubing on the lake, eating of course and just relaxing and having them get to know Audrey.

Audrey likes to fly!Enjoying the rideSleeping on the planeI love Grandpa BillyAudrey with my little sister Jeraka. Aren't they beauties?My sister Jeraka and me tubing on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. I think it was called Pebble. If you click on the picture, you can see our expressions much better, pretty funny. This was taken seconds before the tube came back down in the water and I hit my face on the handle of the tube. We were pretty hard core :)Steve and my brother Joe at my Dad's. Look at that GREEN grassMy DadMy siblings minus my big Sis. From the left: George (16) Jeraka (18) Joe 14Meeting Grandma DuBord for the first time