Saturday, December 26


We are still on the farm due to the blizzard, maybe tomorrow we'll be able to go home. Josh and I don't know what we would do without Great Grandma Audrey and G&G Hooch. Audrey has had lot of entertainment from them. Here are a few pictures of all of the fun we are having.

Grandpa Hooch had to get AJ some John Deere toys. A tractor and combine that when you open them up there is a book inside. Audrey likes to roll them back and forth on the table.

Great Grandma Audrey showing Audrey the ornaments.

One of Audrey's first Christmas presents - a book "The wheels on the bus". Great Grandma Audrey gave AJ a little baby doll.

Out in the blizzard yesterday - we had to adventure outside. Audrey is sitting on top of a snow drift.

This morning AJ received a Radio Flyer Wagon from G&G Hooch.
Playing side of the box.

Thursday, December 24

Merry Christmas Eve

This morning we went out to enjoy the snow before the BIG storm comes. We are suppose to get 12 - 18 inches of snow in the next couple of days, right now we only have 5.

Sunday, December 20

just a few pics from this weekend

A little walk on pearl. . .
It was super cute to see her crawling on the snow.

Josh being goofy with Audrey.

Eating lots of grown up foods. . .
pineapple, pear, pancakes,

green beans & banana

Sunday, December 13

Sunday at the farm

Today Josh left for Vegas so AJ and I went up to the farm.

Picture #1 - We had a melt down because I waited too long to feed AJ!
Picture #2 - Minutes later after the food kicked in - just like Mommy, crabby when she goes too long without food in the belly :)
AJ playing for Katie on Skye.

Grandma, AJ and I went for a walk - it was a little brisk, but AJ loves being outside.


Sunday, December 6

AJ's new game. . .

Dumping the newspapers off the coffee table

and then playing with them.

AGAIN - with Josh's encouragement. He said Amy "get the camera out for this". . . meaning they have done this before.

Saturday, December 5

Festival of Trees

This morning we went on a little road trip to Frazee to their Festival of Trees. It's fundraiser for the town and we thought Audrey would enjoy looking at all of the lights.

This tree is for all of the girls that used to bowl together, it was made out of bowling pins, shoes and a bowling ball. . .

Here are Josh and my favorite trees. I chose the tree with chips and gummies and Josh chose the red, white and blue one in honor of Katie and Jeremy!

Sunday, November 29

Thanksgiving Weekend

Audrey was really busy entertaining for Thanksgiving!

First, Grandma Debbie (center in photo below) & Auntie Cindy visited from Alabama & North Branch, MN.
Then we played with Grandma & Grandpa H after eating too much.
On Friday we went to the Perham Parade of lights with the Barkers to get into the Christmas spirit. We had to dress warm so Audrey tried on Mommy's moon boots.
Had Breck Blilie & friends over for Saturday night pizza.

On Sunday, Audrey & Josh went on a play date.

We got into the car...
We went into a building...
Audrey got pretty tired.
And that's all you need to know for right now, b/c it's Christmas time!! :)

Thursday, November 12

New discoveries every day

STAIRS - We learned how to climb up the stairs today - no thanks to Josh's encouragement.

DISHWASHER - Audrey was walking around the dishwasher then she began to pull the rack in and out, in and out. Josh had to grab the camera.

Wednesday, November 11

AJ is. . .

1. Crawling everywhere - she finally discovered the rest of the house.

2. Getting her top two teeth in.

3. Waving to everyone.

4. Pulling herself up everywhere.

5. Loving to look at books, she reads from left to right and turns the pages. Grandma Pat is so proud. It's in the nightly routine. :)

6. Cruising along the sofa and coffee table.

7. Learning the word "no". She reaches for items on the table or plants around the house, we say no and she listens!

8. RUNNING in her walker. She can take off a toe or two if you are in her way. We race around the island.
9. Liking to play with toys that have moving parts or make fun noises. Shiny jewelry is always a hit too.

This is for you Grandma Pat!

A few photos that Josh took on his cell

(I know the qaulity is bad, but fun photos.)

Audrey waiving bye bye to the Jeep.Audrey now stands up and lets up know she is ready to get out and play!!