Audrey, her BFF Madeleine, and their respective families spent the afternoon at the zoo celebrating Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day Peter & Morgan.

Your Face Will Freeze Like That



And her rendition 18 months ago.

No Photos

She thinks that “No paparazzi” only applies to papas, not mamas – phew

Everybody’s Free

Summer started today. And since she’ll burn, we broke out the sunscreen

In this graduation season, here’s a little commencement speech for us all (and a reminder to wear sunscreen)

Dress Up

Audrey’s lovey is a key-lime green lion. Her name is Green Kitty.

Her twin’s name is also Green Kitty.

I’ve tried numerous times to rename them Key Lime and Lemon Meringue. But to no avail.

When Audrey was wee I bought her a green lion. I wanted her favorite lovey to be something we gave her. Elliot’s favorite came to be by pure blind luck. While pregnant with Audrey I was cleaning out the toy box and made a pile of toys that had never been played with and needed to find new homes. The next morning little Elliot wanders into our room, points at the pile and wails. Since he had never played with a single toy in the pile I compromised, he could keep one thing from it. He chose a white bull terrier sent to him by Peter’s aunt at his birth. And since he was language challenged he dubbed the newly claimed BFF Baby Puppy.

Four years later Baby Puppy is a full-fledged member of this family. In fact, he’s sharing Elliot’s bed right now.

On a vacation a few weeks shy of Audrey’s first birthday Green Kitty was dropped out of the stroller and run over in a muddy parking lot. She came clean but the drama of being in the washer was almost too much to bear. So, I purchased a stand-in. We rotated them, only ever leaving one out. Then one day Audrey caught on to me – she had to have both kitties at the same time.

Green Kitty is pretty well traveled. She’s been to Alabama, California and the doctor numerous times. We do not visit the doctor without her, ever. That would be lunacy. She’s the go-to for comfort, so much so that Elliot learned early on that retrieving Green Kitty would make Audrey stop screaming. Not that she ever screamed, she was a charming baby. Heh.

Tonight Green Kitty was feeling a little fancy and dressed in her finest before heading to bed.

I might cry more than Audrey does when Green Kitty doesn’t survive the the washer. I was looking around the Internets to find a picture of a new Green Kitty. No luck. Apparently Manhattan Toys no longer makes her. I did, however, find an interesting site where you can post pictures of the lovey/blankey that you are looking to find again and other people will help you out.

Animal Noises

Audrey’s face as she makes animal noises.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: AudreyFaces

Culture – UR Doin It Right!

We attended the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s matinee on Sunday. They performed The Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf. Before the performance we visited the “petting zoo” where kids could see instruments in their natural habitats. Audrey really liked the violin, she liked it even more when she was able to get noise out of it.

Elliot reports that “listening to the instruments” was his favorite part of the our day out. Audrey says that “listening to the music” was her favorite part. That’s really weird, because yesterday their favorite parts were having soda with lunch and having beignets after the performance.

Audrey looks like Cousin It because it was really, really windy.

A Little Maniacal

There’s no point to this picture, except that it’s funny

And this one is just plain sweet

How many more years will they allow me to dress them in coordinating outfits?

Hoppy Easter

Somehow I managed to forget my camera when we went to see the Easter Bunny. As I was telling Peter that I had gone to all the effort to change out the battery (I recently had two occasions where I neglected to bring a charged camera to an outting) the nice lady behind me offered me her camera saying she’d email me the pictures that night. AND SHE DID. Thanks to the kindness of strangers you all get a bunny picture!

Hope the Easter Bunny left a little something extra behind for you.

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