Saturday, October 27, 2012


Audrie loves to take pictures with my phone, but today I let her walk around our apartment and take photos with my Canon camera. She was excited! She took 94 pictures in about 10 minutes. 

Here are a few of them...

 (Audrie told me to pose for this next picture. After she snapped it, she peeked around the camera and said "You look great!" and gave me a thumbs up. Totally cracked me up.)
 Then I tried to show her how to hold the camera out to take a photo of herself.

And then the last picture on the roll....

Thanks, Audrie, for the fun photo session! :)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

art lesson

So Audrie comes up to me last night and says "I got a good idea, mommy!" (She says that at least a hundred times a day.) She said that we should make a video of her teaching someone how to draw. I said sure and got my video camera out. And, oh my goodness, you might think that I had anything to do with this lesson, but I swear to you that all I did was sit there and hold the camera (and grin a lot). She is such a little teacher. Cracks me up!

And I had no clue that she knew how to draw a pumpkin. I just turned on the camera and this is what she did. I asked her later how she learned to draw that and she said "I made it up in my head"! Love her.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

one more beach photo

I forgot to post my favorite picture from our beach vacation.
Maybe it's all the episodes of MadMen that Jamie and I watched on this vacation, but something about this picture makes me think of the 1950's.

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Audrie and Annie Show

It's been awhile since I've posted any videos of the girls. Tonight the girls and I were having a jam session so I thought I'd share a few of the videos I captured.

(I set the video camera on the edge of the couch and just let it run. A few times you hear me playing the guitar pretty badly and it's because Annie is trying to lick the guitar while I play. For real.)

Audrie told me she wanted to sing "Twinkle Little Star" but "her own way" (like Frank Sinatra- she does it 'my way'), so we hadn't worked on this- she just made it up on the spot.

Enjoy the show!

And then of course Annie wanted her time in the spotlight, too:

And some bonus footage of Audrie singing "Call me Maybe" and she improvises a bit at the end (my favorite is the last few seconds when Annie closes the show by picking her nose...!)