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funny things Auburn said this week

You are doing a great job" She said this to herself after finishing her puzzle.
Auburn to Conley "I know you want to play with your toys, but you have to take a nap honey."
Auburn to Simon when she heard sirens "It's an ambulance honey."
Auburn had already gone to bed, but need to go potty. While she was sitting on the potty she happily said "After your nap you can have a bite of cookie!"
Auburn to Conley"Don't give it to her bud, it's not hers to play with."
Auburn to her baby"Just one book bud and then it's time for bed."
Auburn to herself "I should probably play with my princess puzzle"

8 months

Conley turned 8 months while we were in Rome. My little boy just keeps growing and growing. He is still off the charts in weight and in the 90 something percentile for height. He is happy and content. He recently started waking up during the night, something he hasn't done since he was two months old. We put a quick end to that. He loves music. He dances, really he does and it is hilarious. We turn on music or Simon brings out his guitar and he goes nuts. One day when I figure out how to edit our videos I'll put some up. He doesn't crawl yet, but moves backward and in circles. He always figures out how to reach a toy that he really wants. He is pretty even tempered, but he doesn't like it when you take a toy or book away from him. Conley loves books, and Auburn does a wonderful job of making sure that he always has one. He loves food of all kind. He is so content in his stroller as long as he can see. He has started reaching for items on the shelves at …


Rome. We haven't been to Italy together, yet. Simon is there all the time for business, but usually in Milan or Venice. I spent some time in Italy almost seven years ago in college when I did a study abroad program in Florence. I was feeling old when I realized that it was seven years. I felt better when we realized that it has been almost twenty years since Simon came for a high school band trip. We decided to take a weekend trip to Rome. Apparently most of Europe had the same idea.

We had a lovely time and also a workout. Pushing around fifty pounds on cobblestone all day long will really do you in. One day we actually carried the kids (Auburn walked, sometimes) so that we could go to the game.


Conley loving breakfast at the hotel

St. Peter's Basilica There have only been a handful of times where having a double stroller can give you an advantage. We were too wide for the metel detectors so we got to go around! We took turns going in, because there were SO man…

New Years

Our celebration of the New Year went something like this....
cleaned the apartment. Not the usually cleaning, but the moving furniture, cleaning out cupboards, and getting rid of stuff type of cleaning.
more cleaning Chinese take out
yummy apple pie that Simon made
college football bowl games
watched fireworks from the Olympic stadium from our balcony
kissed at midnight Here is a picture of our delicious pie. Happy New Year to all !