Monday, December 13, 2010

Exercise Video

A few weeks ago Avery said the most hilarious thing... 

Avery:  "Mom, I'm going to exercise."
Me:  "Really?  That's great.  What are you going to do?"
Avery:  "Tai Chi."
Me:  (Thinking: "That was random" & laughing) "Awesome babe!  Show me!"

So, I had to get her to do it again on video... she is such a funny girl!  PS. She learned this from watching Nihao Kailan... not from watching Brian do Tai Chi (although that would be pretty hilarious too).
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Taylors

I had a great time taking my sister's family pics.  What a great looking bunch!

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Monday, November 01, 2010

The Princess and the Ladybug

Avery was like a kid in a candy store (literally) on Halloween.  She was jumping off the walls with excitement about dressing up like a princess, eating candy, going trick-or-treating (aka. "tick-o-treat"), and handing out candy to the kids who came by our house.  She probably asked about 100 times if more kids were going to come after each time we handed out candy (cute at first... not so cute after a while).

Avery was our little princess... she was a beauty and the bell of the ball.  Madi was our little ladybug... we think the cutest little bug in the world!  We went to a harvest carnival at our church and had a great time there before venturing out for the candy.  Brian was a UW hockey player... I gave him the black eye.... (with makeup, that is).

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6 Month Beauty

Sweet Madi is half a year old!  Way to go sweet girl!
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

I think that Halloween snuck up on me and thankfully remembered to carve our pumpkins.  Avery had a great time... her pumpkin is the Dora one, of course.  Brian's is the Green Bay Packers "G", of course.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Time!

I ventured out to the pumpkin patch with some other mom friends and their kiddos.  It was so fun and Avery had a blast running through the hay maze and picking out pumpkins.  She got to pick out some small ones and could have probably grabbed 20 if I would have her!  I actually got one shot of me and the girls on a hayride thanks to another kind mom.  It's a little hard to snap pictures when you have a baby hanging from you.
Here's my best attempt at getting Avery to pose for a picture. It looks like she needs to use the bathroom!

On the hayride

The tall green speckled gourd was so beautiful!  That was mommy's pick.
Avery's pumpkins
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Sunday, October 03, 2010

5 Months... OH MY!

So here is our little sweetie at 5 months.  Hard to believe that it has been that long!  She is rolling, laughs a lot, smiles at everyone, and is really just a precious little one.
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Fun In The Tub

I LOVED these pics of Avery in the tub... she was "spelling words"... not quite sure how to pronounce them, but creative nonetheless.  And then she wanted to try on her new goggles...a little hair got caught in the process.

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Love My Sister!

Avery is a very affectionate little girl... and we jokingly say her love language is "violent physical touch."  But every once in a while she just wants to hold Madi and says, "I love my sister Madi!"
The best part of this picture is the look on Madi's face... like, "what is going on?"
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Family Pics

So our sweet friend Meaghan took some pics of our family and she is the best for doing this for us!!!!  Here are just a few of our favs... thanks Meaghan!  And... it was nice to actually be IN pictures since I usually find myself behind the camera.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Cutie In A Green Dress

Madi was all dolled up and we just had to take some pictures.
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A little playdough spaghetti... yum

She looks like an Italian mobster wearing all kinds of bling.  She always has to wear them facing her palm so she can look at them more easily. Pin It

4 Month Old Sweetie

This little girl is one of the most precious babies... she smiles ALL the time and it has been a joy to watch her grow.  She is so alert, she loves to watch Avery run around and act crazy, and she has found her toes... they almost make it into her mouth (I'm sure that will come soon).
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Who Needs Paper?

Who needs paper when you have mom's legs?  This... is how I spend my days.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Laughs

Auntie Andrea had Madison laughing pretty hard the other day... it was great!
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Bedtime Prayers

Last night when I was putting Avery to bed we came to "prayer time" which usually involves her saying the same thing every night... pretty cute, really.  But last night was a bit different.  So, she was in the process of picking her nose (a habit not so easy to break for her), and after said her "normal" prayer she said,  

"And thank you God for Avery picking her nose." 

I about lost it!  I laughed for the rest of the night thinking about it.  I can only imagine that God was smiling too and this beautiful and funny little girl just being honest about what she was thankful for.  Pin It

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wrestle Mat or Dad?

Avery and Rachel went nuts running around Brian.  This is Brian's favorite way to play because all he has to do is lay there... not bad.  The girls ran in circles around Brian, jumping on and over him, and laughing hysterically the whole time.

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