Sunday, July 26, 2009


I just can't believe this baby girl is 18 months today!

Audrey is such a big girl and SO much fun. This gal is so full of sass and love and we just can't get enough of her these days. Here are just a few fun things we've been doing lately (over the last six months).

We had our very first movie at the movie theatre together. Thanks to wonderful Stacy, we went to see Horton Hears a Who at the Long Beach town center for free. I only took her b/c it was free and it ended up being so much fun. The movie started and she looked at me with the biggest eyes. She loved the movie, the carpet and gumball/toy machines.

Our Disneyland pass is currently expired but Audrey had just started to really LOVE Disneyland. Audrey's very favorite things at Dland are the dance/singing shows and the carousel. Audrey is out of control at the shows...she dances the entire time. This girl loves a party.

My sister has a little work out area at my mom's house and since Audrey was about 12months old she would join Sarah in her work outs. I keep forgetting to document this but it's a fun memory for me. Audrey has always loved to lift things...a random hobby she developed all on her own. She lets out big grunts while lifting as well. So, she really enjoys using Sarah's weights. Sarah has a pair of "perfect push ups", which Audrey would use to do her own push ups. She would drag them around the house and then randomly throw them down and start busting out her push ups on them. Audrey also does her stretches on Sarah's stretchy/roller thingie every time she sees it. She uses it just like she sees Sarah use it.

Audrey still has hard time in the car. This gal just can't stand to sit still, let alone, be buckled down. She does loooove to use an ipod while in the car though. She holds the ear piece all by herself and bobs her head to the beat. It's sooooooo fun/funny.

*Audrey amazes me every day with a new word or a new ability. It's been so much fun watching her learn and grow.
*Audrey is very polite and always says please (pu) and thank you (dee-doo).
*Audrey LOVES her shoes and her friend's shoes as well (sorry Collin). "Shoe" was one of her first words.
*Audrey calls Kyle, "Kyle". If someone asks her where her Dad is, she starts calling out KYLE!! And Audrey refers to herself as "Audie". When she wants something she'll point to it and say "Audie?" and then nod her head yes that she can have it.
*Audrey has become very helpful around the house, throwing things away. She'll come to me with something and say "trash?" and wait for me to say yes or no.
*Audrey LOVES her Gymboree classes, we started going this summer and she has had such a great time. I love taking her. She especially loves music class where she gets to learn about new instruments and make her own beats.
*Daddy has taught Audrey all her head parts (eyes, nose, hair etc...). She definitely prefers to only practice this with Daddy, it's their special activity.
I could list things I love about Audrey forever, but here are a few for the family far away that we love so much and wish we could see more often. I promise to update Audrey's doings on a more regular basis!


Amy and Kyle said...

Sorry that last secion was SO close together...for some reason it wouldn't let me put spaces in!

Kellie said...

I cannot even SAY how in love I am with that girl. She's beautiful and SO funny!!

Kenny said...

Even though I get to see you guys pretty regularly, it still makes me so happy when you blog!

Brooke said...

Thank you for the update!!! She is such a cutie... I am so glad we got to see her!!! I'm sure you are VERY busy, but the updates are appreciated--especially because they grow sooooo fast!!!!
I see dance or something musical in this girl's future!!! xo

Hess Fam said...

Happy 18 months! Now they can't kick her out of nursery!
I love that she loves shoes like her mama...and Collin could care less because she LOVES Audrey!

The Peterson's said...

I can't believe how old she is getting! It just seems like yesterday when you were at the movies 9 months pregnant in your grey pants and white top! ;) She sure is a cutie though!

Natalie said...

We got home today and I have missed Audrey so... much. I hope she can play this week at grandma's house. (Now I understand why she likes our dumb bells so much) It's so cute how she likes the ipod too. She's so much like her parents and aunts. She is a gem for sure.

The Hull Family said...

I love how curly her hair is, she is so adorable.
So funny that she calls her dad Kyle!

KaceFace said...

Awww, I LOVED that post! Audrey is so adorable, we are so blessed to have her in our family.

Jodee said...

I still can't get over how well she says Kyle! That is so cute with the headphones. She is so beautiful, just like her mommy :)

Sarah W. said...

I love this post!!! I will be the witness to this amazing activity! She starting copying people's actions so early, it really took me back! I sure do love our bright little beauty!!! She is something else!!! xo