Friday, May 21, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 2:06 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Me and Travis have a GPS...three of them. We love them, and we ALWAYS use them. Today Audrey asked me if she can get a GPS for her barbie car (which she does not own a barbie car, but apparently she is planning on getting one). I have said it before and I will say it again...what am I in for when she is a teenager?!?
Posted by Rachel at 10:51 AM
Friday, May 14, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
My beautiful Aunt Gail is one of the finalists for Living The Dream on GMA, please vote for her (one vote per computer)! Me and her share the same dream, and it would be pretty much the coolest thing ever if she won. Her name is Gail Sylva and she wants to be on Dancing with the Stars.
Posted by Rachel at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 4:29 PM
Monday, May 10, 2010
Audrey picked out a donkey for me. I told her she could sleep with it and she was very excited. I can really tell who she had in mind when she picked it out. ;-D
Being a Mom is the hardest, sometimes frustrating, most rewarding job ever. It is such a privilege to have this opportunity to raise two precious little children. When Audrey wants to cuddle with me, or when Phoenix gives me a really tight hug it is the best feeling. I am far from perfect, especially when it comes to being a Mom, but I am improving. I want my children to grow up knowing how much I love them, and so far we are off to a good start.
Posted by Rachel at 9:06 AM
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Last October I started thinking about getting Audrey's ears pierced. She was going to be the flower girl in my friend Jill's wedding...and she still had her baby hair (I am still waiting for thicker hair to grow) so in attempt to make her look more feminine I thought a pair of pearl earring would be perfect. But Audrey saw an episode of Jon + Kate plus 8 where one of their daughters got their ears pierced and she was too scared to get them done. So I kept at it, bribing her with all sorts of things and about 2 months ago I found something that worked. Chuck E Cheese's. Then it was just a matter of finding two employees at Piercing Pagoda at the same time (usually only on weekends). We went about 4 different times to get her ears pierced but each time there was only one employee. Finally, last night there were two. Audrey wasn't too excited to get them done (OK, she was clinging to me and crying her eyes out) but she did pick out some earrings (purple hearts...the one pair that I was hoping she would NOT pick out) and the lady was really good about getting Audrey to calm down. She sat in my lap, I could some how feel her ears being pierced and she started screaming. Then we showed her how she looked in the mirror, she got 2 blue lollipops, and she was as happy as can be. Part of the bribing was that she could ride some of the quarter rides, play at the playground, and get ice cream (we are going to Chuck E Cheese's tomorrow). All in all, it was soo much better than I thought it would be. I am so proud of my little peanut, and she LOVES her earrings.
Posted by Rachel at 1:19 PM
The next day I took Audrey for a walk on the beach (in case you haven't noticed, we like walks on the beach) and then we packed up. Before we left the Outer Banks we made a side trip to the campground that me and my family used to stay at when we would come every summer. Camping at the Outer Banks is one of the high lights of my childhood, my Dad made it a lot of fun. It is nice to live a little more simply for a week (but not when you have two young kids...maybe next year we will camp).
Posted by Rachel at 1:05 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Then we went out to eat at a local steakhouse/seafood place.
We were exhausted by the end of the night!
to be continued...
Posted by Rachel at 9:35 PM
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Audrey was VERY involved with the cake making process...
I stayed up quite late (or early depending on how you look at it) getting the decorations assembled and up. Audrey was so happy when she came downstairs on her birthday.
Posted by Rachel at 4:53 PM