Thursday, December 18, 2008

3 year checkup

i keep forgetting to post this.

at her three year checkup, autumn was...

39 inches tall (94th percentile)
34 pounds (80th?)

think she got some tall genes somewhere? :-)

All She Wants For Christmas

Autumn is obsessed with cameras. She is constantly making off with Matt's phone or my phone to use it to take pictures. We've been talking about cameras for a while now. So I told her she needed to ask Santa for a camera for Christmas. (We already got one for her, so it's a pretty sure thing.)

I'm thinking this means that when we go see Santa she'll ask him then, or maybe we'll write a letter.

Not Autumn. She stands in the middle of the living room and yells at the top of her voice "Santa, bring me a camera for Christmas!!!"

And whenever it crosses her mind, she yells at him again.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Toys R Us

Autumn comes running into the room all excited, waving the Toys R Us ad from Sunday's paper...

"Mommy, mommy, look! I found a toy menu!!!"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Super Readers

Autumn doesn't watch much TV, but she LOVES this show. And it's one that I don't really mind her watching, because she really interacts with it and learns about letter sounds, etc. But lately she's been obsessed with the idea of becoming a "Super Reader"... she wants to read so badly. Keeps asking me "what the letters say" on everything she picks up and asks me all the time about learning to read. Not sure if she understands that learning to read does not necessarily give you the power to fly, enter story lines in books, and solve every problem you come across, but at least she's excited. :-)

for grandma jennifer

i bought some big carrots for cake for my party, but autumn decided they were for her to eat. and even though it took most of the day, she ate the whole thing!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

bday pics

just a few from birthday number 3!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Adding items to my etsy shop. I've been on a banner kick lately. Sadly, they don't photograph very well--they look way cuter in person. :-)
Oh, and if you're not into Halloween, check out the new Christmas banners, too!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Plug for Carbonite

I have to do a plug for Carbonite . We recently had a bad computer crash and lost everything. Except that just about all of it is back now. Thanks to the fact that we subscribed, all my photos were safe, the only thing I lost was my email. (so if I haven't replied, that's probably why!)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

...and a bad big sister!!

Belated Happy Birthday to Miriam and Gabe! (gabey, your card from Autumn SHOULD go in the mail today. :))

Pictures....since I've been being a bad blogger

From the Fourth...

Monday, June 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, Wesley!

Hope it goes better than this:

(sorry, i'm having trouble finding pics of you, so this will have to do. :-))

Friday, May 30, 2008

Meet the Newest Member of Our Family!

LOL--here she is!! Meet Rosalita*.
Probably about as close as we will get to having another pet. She just arrived after a long stay in Indiana, where JM gave her some much needed repairs. Autumn LOVES her (and she'll tell anyone who will listen). She's totally fascinated, but a little nervous still. Keeps telling me she has to check on her "o-bot" and talk to her. Autumn follows her around the house, but always at a good distance.
*named by her previous owner

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Candy Land

Autumn and I played Candy Land a few nights ago for the first time. I was really surprised by how quickly she caught on to the concept. And she beat me!!! Next day, first thing she wants to do is play with me AND matt. She beat me again! (so did Matt). :-) LOL.

(Oh, and "Aunt Beth" made the dress!)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Autumn-isms

"playing catch with daddy" -- nope, it doesn't involve a ball. autumn's version of playing catch is running around the house with daddy chasing her until he catches her. a variation of this game is daddy running around the house until autumn catches him.

"1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,18,20" -- autumn's version of counting when she's playing hide and seek. (she likes to hide by laying down in the middle of the floor or on the bed and covering her eyes with her hands. when her eyes are covered she's invisible, of course.)

"necklaceseseseseseses" -- how she says necklace

"sponsible" -- being responsible--especially when it comes to cleaning up her room

"look, Dad! Look!!! See all those email cars over there?" -- we were at the PO going in to mail some stuff in the evening and all the little delivery vehicles were parked in rows alongside the building. :-) She thought it was neat.

"oh, cool" -- becoming a more and more common reply to anything anyone says

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

strawberry pickin'!!!

Today we went strawberry picking. Autumn had a great time! :-)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


...with mouse


Picking through markdowns at the grocery store--I got a TON of lilies for $1.25. There are now two of these HUGE bouquets in the house. :-)

Cupcakes for Daddy

Matt's birthday is today and Autumn decided that he wanted cupcakes.
"What kind of cupcakes do you think he wants?"
"Chocolate!!!" (In a very "isn't it obvious, mommy???" kind of voice.)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Smile for the Camera!!!

Or not.

Autumn has reached the stage where she realizes that her mother takes way too many pictures...

"Autumn, smile for me please?"

"Let's try again..."

"No, Autumn, come on, at least look at the camera!"

"I said at the CAMERA, not out the window!!!"

"Okay, I give up."

Friday, March 21, 2008


Next year, we will have to do more!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A couple random pics...

Autumn playing with pick-up sticks...her own unique way.

Autumn and Micah--I think she's in love.