Novelty value

Babys eating in front of the TV

Eating and watching television at the same time is seldom done at my house. It must be fun, though, because Audrey lets her stuffed animals do it.

Audrey is 3

Happy third birthday Audrey! We had a great day today. First, we got up late – well, I did anyway, and Elliot and Audrey played together nicely while I caught a few extra Zs – and opened presents. The red headed Cabbage Patch doll is the favorite as of this evening, but the Lego were a close second.

Then we went to A Taste of Colorado where we ate good food and rode fun rides. Audrey was quite adventurous with rides today. She particularly likes the ones she can go on by her herself. Now that she is three I guess parents just weigh her down.

Of course, this evening we had cake and sang Happy Birthday to Audrey. Audrey really likes to be sung to. I have rarely see such a big grin as the one we got during our rendition of Happy Birthday. She was very proud of being able to blow out the candles, as you can see below. At bed time, she even claimed that the candles where her favorite thing today.

Audrey and her 3rd birthday cake

Letting Her Die

At the pool the other day Audrey slipped off a ledge she was standing on and fell into the deep water. Her head went under water for maybe ten seconds before I was able to get to her. No sooner does she catch her breath than she says “You were going to let me dead1”, in her most accusing and disappointed voice.

If she can come up with that at this age I am a bit afraid of what she will be saying in a couple of years.

  1. She obviously does not always conjugate “die” correctly yet. That is not really surprising because the very concept is only a week or two old for her.