Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

weekend...

zoning out...


even elmo thought it was too early to get ready for the sitter...

thirty3...


inchin' closer!

for cryin' out loud!


we waited in line for an hour and a half - audra was great. we took turns taking audra for a walk around the mall while the other waited in line. she was fantastic looking at all the kids in line...until it was our turn to put her on santa's lap. while all the other parents felt so sorry for us and felt that our photo-op was going to be ruined, well, it was the complete opposite. one of the best moments with santa. also to be noted, santa was such a trooper...happy holidays!

technical difficulties...

sorry for the delay of updates. this site has been having extreme difficulty with our uploading of images. we keep trying day in and day out, but no luck. will continue trying; not sure what the problem is...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

go speed racer go...

thanksgiving...

at grammie's and papa's house. along with grandma, opa, great-great aunt helen, aunt amy, aunt shell, uncle shawn and cousin matt. full bellies.

the big 3-0...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

finally!

daddy coaster...

halloween...

the following photos are from a halloween party, halloween haunt (for kids) at Kings Island and actual begger's night. audra had a few costumes - the sock monkey and pumpkin. she seemed to really enjoy playing (not eating) with the candy and the wrappers...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

more photos coming...

since the internet is bogged down on election night, we may have to try to upload tomorrow. it's taking forever...

27 weeks...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

funny farm...

this past weekend, we went to the pumpkin patch/petting zoo with grandma and opa. audra was certainly feeling the cowgirl vibe...

double deuce...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

tunnel time...

one of audra's birthday gifts, from us, was this tunnel. it didn't take her long to venture through it...

time to party...

audra's first official birthday party - even though she didn't have that afternoon nap, she was quite the trooper. enjoying the presents and attention. a lot of great toys to clutter our house with - thank you! she even chowed down on her grammie-made cupcakes. soon after the sugar buzz, the lack of the afternoon nap caught up with her...see last photo.

blackjack!...(21 weeks)

audra laughing at herself laughing...

audra loves watching her earlier video posts...love that laugh!!!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

turning the big 0-1...

today, september 17th, 2008 is audra's first birthday. because of the power outage and everything, we'll celebrate in style this weekend. she's walking a lot now - only with the aid of her shopping cart. she's also trying to talk by babbling so it's only a matter of time. she does bark whenever she sees a dog...that's a start, right?

no power, no problem...

20 weeks...

POWER OUTAGE...

we were one of the millions without power the past 4 days. but, we are back on the grid...photo updates coming shortly...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

are you ready for some football?



yea, yea, we all saw/heard about week 1's bengals game. the only thing pretty about it was audra in her palmer jersey.

getting caught up...

since our internet has been down and temporarily fixed, not to mention the great news of our developing "little man"; we apologize for not posting more updates. this slide show is compiled of many events and get togethers - in no particular order. to help bring you all up to speed, audra will be turning the big 0-1 on next week. she's not walking or talking yet, but definately babbling that one could easily translate into very intellectual dialog. she continues to stand and 'shimmy' along side of things as well as standing in place. however, once she realizes she's standing on her own, she panics and falls comfortably down on her bum. enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

who does he look like - mom or dad???


for those of you asking yourselves, "what am I looking at?" - it's simple. we are posed the same way. look closely. it's a close up of the face, not the moon.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

round 2...

audra's going to be a big sister! we are all excited and can't wait for the newbie to arrive january 31! we are 14 weeks along and loving every minute of it - we will keep everyone posted on the blog...

daddy and me...

the hair was audra's idea...

flying thru the air...

chillin' with tha langleys...

a short visit...

had a great time having the short's down from columbus. got a chance to get the girls together and had a great time. have to do this more often.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

gettin' a move on...

for the past few months, audra has had no interest in crawling. all she wants to do is stand. she'll pull herself up and hold on for dear life. we thought she was going to by-pass the crawling phase and go straight to walking. until last tuesday. now, she realizes she can go places without mom and dad toting her around. she's even braved the stairs - she'll climb up the 4 steps from the living room to kitchen. probably not a good idea for dad to egg her on, but we're learning. she still wants to stand and pull herself up, but it's just amazing how fast she improves. she's been sleeping so well since her crawling muscles have been gassed...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

visiting the gigas

my dad and i headed to nyc to see the reds and yankees in interleague play, visit my sister and visit with the nyc gigas (and 2 of the 3 maryland maddens). had a great time, thank you for all of your hospitality. audra and chrissy were sorry they couldn't be there (thanks in part to skybus going under)...

pool time...

1st father's day...

visit with the eagens...