Tuesday, May 29, 2012

First haircut!!

My friend Monique came over today to cut my hair and miss Annika's. She (annika) did great! I was worried she might lose some of her curls, but they came back more springy than ever. Thanks Monique!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Suntan in San Francisco?!

We had such a great time with the Swifts last weekend in the city. Running the Bay to Breakers has become a tradition for the Jungs and every year we say how much fun it would be to do it with friends. So...this year we talked the Swifts into flying in from Portland to join us. 

The weather was incredible for these sun-loving Pacific Northwesterners, though it was a little warm to be running the 7.5 miles up and down the hills of SF. I believe we all reached our goals...completing the race, having fun and not peeing my pants(goal specific to me...more on that later).
We packed the weekend full of activities and were exhausted physically afterward, but rejuvenated at the same time after spending time with good friends.

Audi did get a good taste of San Francisco fog. Monday we biked through the presidio and over the bridge to Sausalito making it to the ferry  just in time to board (coffees and pastries in hand of course) and make it back to the hotel,  check out, and head back to our kiddos (who were being cared for by wonderful grandparents...thank you, thank you, thank you!) 

Beautiful city, beautiful weekend, beautiful memories. Can't wait for next year. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

She calls us mom and dad

Somewhere along the road this girl decided that we are now "mom" and "dad." Sorta makes me want to live in the south where your daddy is always your daddy and your mama is always your mama.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Audrey Leigh is 18 months!

Had to stop and count a couple of times to make sure this little gal is actually 18 months...how can it be? Audrey, you just keep surprising us with the things you are learning and the speed at which you are growing up. You did in fact finally learn to walk;) At around 16 months you decided one day that you would walk on your own. Since then you have taken off and are (trying to) run around and climb up everything your sister does (thank you dear child...mommy is tired of the permanent back ache that goes along with carrying a 30 pound baby on her hip all day...at times I worry that I may OD on ibuprofen). You say your sister's name now and it is the cutest thing. Sounds like "au'ka." You point to everyone around the dinner table and say "mama" "daddy" "au'ka" and then point to yourself and say "audy" with a big smile oh so proud of yourself. You are linking together 3 to 4 words at a time..."i all done mama" 'i get down mama" etc. 
You love to play outside at the park, in the dirt, on the plasma car. You have already had more bumps and bruises than your sister as its looks like you did not inherit the cautious gene quite like Annika. I sometimes have you do something first to convince your sister to try it. 

You love to read books and to sing songs. My favorite ones to sing with you are "Twinkle Twinkle" and the ABCs. You sing your little heart out.
Audrey you say "no" with such strong conviction...you have since you were 10 months old. You will not be persuaded to do what you don't want to do. But, you are just as sweet as can be. You love to give "gisses." Still the open-mouthed, slobbery kind but you give them over and over and we love it. 

You love the nursery and the ladies all just laugh and tell us how much fun you are when they hand you back to us. I guess you are pretty vocal about what you like and don't like there...often telling them when they should be "all done" doing something.

Poor baby it looks like you inherited your mama's propensity for getting ear infections. You have already had 3. You never show any symptoms other than being unhappy when you have them so it often takes your mama a while to figure it out (even to the point of disciplining you for whining and crying)...so sorry sweet baby. 

Can't tell you how many times I look at your daddy and say "she is just so sweet" or "she is so stinking cute." You are so much fun little one. Love that you are ours. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

(one of my) most favorite days

It started with a long run up and down and around the winding hills of the forest.
It included a little digging and rock climbing at the beach
and a beautiful hike around one of the trails at Garraptata state park

and ended with some twilight golf with my husband and dad at Poppy (wish we could do this every week)
...and of course a delicious dinner with nana and papa and the girls....complete with nana's strawberry pie. Just one of those days I'd like to remember.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Catching up

Got to see this beautiful girl and her gorgeous baby (and their husband/daddy) for a quick meal in San Francisco this week. What a treat! Seriously this is the prettiest baby girl I've ever seen. Watch out Chels and Robby! Loved seeing you guys!

Also got to see one of my oldest and dearest friends Rhiannon today. I love spontaneous get togethers. Thanks for taking the time to see us Rhi!