Sunday, February 21, 2010


Audrey LOVES to read! All day, everyday she brings us a book (or sometimes the same book over and over) and asks us to read it to her. Most times she just points to the pictures she knows, says what they are and then tries to turn the page. Occasionally she lets us read the whole book to her, but this is rare. I have tried a few times to take her to a reading time, but I think she is still too young for that. She gets upset when she can't turn the pages or has to sit still. It usually ends with me carrying a very upset Audrey out of the room. Oh well, maybe in a few months!
Here are a few pictures of Audrey helping us read. They are a few months old, but it's all I got!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow Fun!

What an exciting week last week! According to Dallas weather-people, we had a record breaking snow. Apparently the last time this happened was 32 years ago. Now, when I lived in Arkansas you were guaranteed to see snow like this at least 2-3 times a year. So I enjoyed it alot. All the kids in our neighborhood REALLY enjoyed it. You could hear kids' laughter all day long, see snowmen, snow forts (I should have gotten a picture of that) and snow animals. It was fun to see all the creativity in people's yards. So, hear are some pictures from our yard. Enjoy!

Backyard/pool area

side of house

my friend's car (she was i Cambodia on a mission trip and missed all the fun)

.... snapping under pressure

my hubby's a little sad about this. He had just trimmed the trees exactly the way he wanted them last summer and now he has to chop off more then he would like to.

In my hubby's words: stupid snow!

before you shriek at me for taking my daughter outside w/o a coat, please know that she refused to put her coat on, but insisted on screaming to go outside. I'm all about learning life's lessons, so off she went w/o a coat.

she was not a fan

see... lesson learned. She gave me no problems in putting on her coat the 2nd time around!

likes it better on the sidewalk, probably b/c her feet stayed more dry!

she had fun saying SNOW! over and over again.

Good times!

more fun!

a little distracted by the kids playing in the snow

my sweet little angel!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

18 month check-up

Well time surely does fly by! I took Audrey in for her 18 month check-up. I just can't believe she is already 1 1/2 yrs old! She actually turned 18 month Jan 25th, but for some reason I scheduled her check-up later. Probably b/c her 1 year check up was late. Anyway, she is a healthy, happy and super smart little girl. She played and talked while in the doctor's office and then screamed for all she was worth when she got her shots. It was not pretty. Thankfully she is done with shots until she is 4... I think. She'll have flu shots of course and she might need 1 more hep shot, but I can't remember. Although I hear the 4 year shots are brutal. I'm thinking daddy can take Audrey to that appointment!

Audrey is tall and skinny... like her daddy. She weighed in at 22 1/2 lbs. (25th %) -- she eats like a horse, but is constantly moving around and she is 32 1/2 inches tall (75th %). It is so frustrating b/c 18 month pants are loose on her, but way too short and 24 month pants are a little long, but way to wide.
I can't complain because she is a healthy child and such a blessing. I love, love, love that girl! I don't have pictures this time... way to much drama! Hopefully next time.