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Today is Audrey’s first birthday. She is very mobile and active, though not quite walking yet. She is basically fearless about climbing on furniture, which points out to us just how little actual baby-proofing we had to do with Olivia. We’re starting to hear some recognizable word-like sounds in her babbling – she got a little plastic baseball and bat for Christmas, and she clearly says “bah” and “baw” to indicate one or the other. Like her older sister at that age, she eats just about everything (avocadoes are a notable exception), and in truly awesome quantities. She fights taking naps with determined fierceness, but usually goes to sleep at night without too much difficulty. She loves her big sister Olivia, and the feeling is mutual. She also loves us, as we do her. Our lives are more complex with her around, but they are also far richer and more rewarding. We are blessed to have her in our family.

Happy birthday, Audrey!

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  1. julia says:

    zomg teh cute!!!1!

    Happy birthday, Audrey.

  2. valerie says:

    That girl has a great smile!

  3. PDiddie says:

    She looks exactly like her big sister (except for the darker hair).

  4. Kevin Hayden says:

    What an adorable cutie *I’m partial, with 3 daughters of my own). You are blessed fer sure, Charles.