Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Grunewalds

The weekend before Thanksgiving, we went to Birmingham to celebrate our niece Kate's 1st birthday and to have Thanksgiving dinner with Craig's family. We had a great time and Aubrey had lots of fun at the birthday party. It was a cool place that had outdoor playsets and a bunch of other toys INDOORS!
The Birthday Girl - Happy Birthday Kate! We loved your hat.
The first time on a swing and she really liked it.

A Kindermusik teacher came to the b-day party, which the kids loved. Aubrey was more interested in putting the maraca in her mouth than shaking it.

How cute do the two of them look sitting there watching the teacher! She looks like such a big girl!
Playing with Kate and Aunt Michelle

Our niece Isabella giving Craig fist bumps


Playing with Isabella

Playing with Aunt Sarah

Going down the slide for the first time...she can't wait!

This partying sure makes you sleepy
Aubrey would not let go of the balloon Nana gave her. She fell asleep about 2mns after this picture was taken and still never let go of that balloon.

All the cousins with their Thanksgiving shirts Nana made for them

Kate and Aubrey sitting on Craig. They loved it!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Catching Up

These are some cute pictures we took of Aubrey in the small amount of leaves we had. By the time Aubrey is bigger, hopefully our tree will have more leaves for her to jump in to!

She loved playing with the leaves and tried many times to put them in her mouth.

Here's Aubrey helping me with the laundry

Aubrey also enjoys reading the newspaper and educating herself on the most recent headlines

First time on daddy's shoulders. Her favorite part was being able to play with his hair.

Now that we have started using our fireplace, Aubrey loves to watch the flames. It's so funny because every few mns she stopped playing and turned around to watch it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Aubrey still loves sticking out her tongue!

Aubrey is doing great on her veggies. I am pureeing her food at home and so far the sweet potatoes are her favorite. She still refuses to eat rice cereal and oatmeal.

All done!
Last Saturday, we went to my parents house to spend more time with my Aunt Dawn. It was so fun to watch all my sisters' girls and Aubrey play. They're getting so big! Aubrey really has a great time with them and they all seem to love touching each other. It's so cute!

All the girls sat in a pack n' play while we ate.

They're all looking up! (Next goal - all looking at the camera)

Here's Elisabeth pushing Aubrey around...hehe She really is just falling and I had the camera out because they were hugging and I was going to take a picture.

Aubrey, Elisabeth and Anna playing

Friday, November 13, 2009

Big Bath

Aubrey has grown too big for her little bath tub so she is now taking baths in the big tub. She loves being able to splash and kick her feet in the water. She also LOVES playing with the toys. So cute!

This is Aubrey's new thing...sticking out her tongue all the time!

Putting a little fishie in her mouth; she already likes seafood!

Grammy and my Aunt Dawn came over on Sunday night to babysit Aubrey while we had bible study. She loved playing with her Great Aunt.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Enjoying my twenties

My birthday was last Thursday (all I could think about was that I'll be 30 next year!) and I really had a great birthday. That night we went out to dinner with my family. My aunt was in town from AZ which I keep joking that she came just for my b-day (favorite niece! hehe). My sister's girls were sick so only my sister came. After dinner, since we didn't have any kids with us (Craig took Aubrey home and my sister's were home with Chris), we had a wild girls night of HomeGoods and Kirklands. I know, watch out Chattanooga!

Aubrey loves snuggling cheek to cheek

Auntie Kim was enjoying holding Aubrey since she rarely gets a chance since she is usually holding one of her three babies!

On Saturday, Craig took us to my favorite, the Cheesecake Factory.

Here are some other cute pictures:

Aubrey holding herself up

Like father, like daughter.

Today, it was so nice out and Craig and Aubrey had fun playing outside together. He can't wait for her to be old enough to play in the grass.