Life lately...

So, I'm not going to even talk about how long it's been since I've posted. I'm just going to pretend that I've been keeping up with it and I'm not going to give any excuses(mainly because there aren't any;)).
Life's been moving along in our neck of the woods. We went to Canada for Christmas and Aubrey and I stayed on for two weeks after Zach left and I'm pretty sure that might have almost killed him! He and Aubrey are so close these days and that time apart was hard on both of them(and me too!). So I'm not sure if we can do a long stint apart like that again.
Zach just got back from a week in Grenada. He went because he and a few other guys won a research competition with the school and they got to go down during the faculty meetings and present their papers....all expenses paid! Not too shabby. I do actually wish that I could have gone(*gasp*!!! Who knew I'd want to go back already?? Not me), I'm ready for warmer weather(not to live in forever, but in a vacation situation) and would have loved the time with him. This winter has just seemed so long and I miss my perma-tan!
Aubrey is doing great these days, growing like crazy and slowly getting some hair;) She's talking a mile a minute and it's actually making sense. She's saying unassisted please and thank you's and it just warms my heart! She's on a kick where she is praying for everyone and everything and it is so cute. She shuts her eyes really tight, folds her hands and says, for example, "Pray, Dada, work, amen."! So cute, but most of the time her prayers consist of Barney, Calliou, Elmo and going on walks.... you know, the really important things in life! They always start with "pray" and end in "amen". She loves going for walks, playing with her dolls, and reading-mainly her Curious George books. She's become quite the ham and loves to make Zach and I laugh. She's just a great little kid who is so easy going(perfect for me when Zach is gone for a week!).
Well, here are some pictures from the last few months....
Aubrey and Asher were inseparable while we were in Canada!

Helping Grammie(as she calls her now) in the kitchen.

Playing with uncle Gord.

Astrid and I finally convinced my parents to go out for breakfast!

Kliewer family at my parents 40th wedding dinner! (Zach and Noah are missing in the picture...well Noah's feet are between mine and Taylor's, but that's a long story!)

All the grandkids together for Christmas!
14 in all(so far)!

Astrid and I went to Vancouver for a night with Aniya!
(left Aubrey with Grammie and Jacob and Asher with Oma and Opa)

Back in NJ and playing in the snow after a massive blizzard.

Just a cute shot!

Splashing in puddles while out on a walk with Dada

We had a warm day on Monday and decided to go for a walk. We didn't even have to bring our parkas!

Trying to carry a stick bigger than she is:)


Sean and Kristin said...

Love the pics! Aubrey is adorable and so big! And it was so great to catch up with you!!

Kimberley said...

thanks for the post jen! what an awesome surprise! love aubrey's boots for puddle jumping. she's adorable as ever...and is she wearing a schnookum's snappy? it looks cute. must be fun to finally have a little hair to play with. hugs to you!