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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Morning Swim - For all the grandparents....

I took Ava to the pool early so there was virtually NO ONE there. It was overcast so we took advantage!!

If You're Happy & You Know It

Ava had her very first ballet recital. Miss Claudia did an incredible job getting 20 2 year olds to actually perform!! They were awesome! I am hoping someone will send me video footage! ahem! please!?

Miss Claudia asked me if I would play and sing a song so we decided upon a sing along with the kids. Here is the footage from the song.


Ava shows off her cool moves


Thank you family and friends for your patience while we moved and got settled.
I am now ready to post again :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

For my Jersey City peeps!

For my JC and friends...

Thank you jersery city for knowing what I need
For grove point, for star bucks and the 24 hour duane reade

To swimming in a murky pool which i love so much!
To life guards who are barly legal and management i could punch!

To my beatiful friends who i made thanks in J.C. you know who you are,
And the babies that were raised here who will all grow to be stars.

To andi at a sound start and the relationships that bloomed
To ballet class and TLG and the 2nd baby boom!

To the mean guy at the sandwich shop who complained i was to loud!
For j nails and that crazy fair that always draws a crowd...

To nanny drama and wonderful mammas who have no clue how great they are!
To my amazing friends who I love till the end whether we're near or far.

The burbs are just a drive away,
Theres grass and bikes and beer!
But if you need me, I willl come back! I promise, have no fear.

Our friendships will continue on
And some of you may follow!!
I know we'll have more fun together so I wont be filled with sorrow.

So as the movers pack our stuff and this feels so bitter sweet,
I'll keep looking towards the days ahead when all of us can meet!!

Thank you friends!!!
I love you!
Xo, audrey

Sunday, April 24, 2011

If all the raindrops....

Ava sings about the rain on the terrace.... My favorite part of this clip is the end when she sees a plane and assumes that everyone that flies on an airplane goes to "Nonni's House" in FLA.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I FOUND AN ANT!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was Easter Sunday, it was GORGEOUS OUTSIDE! Sunny, & 75 degrees!
Ava got to take advantage of our terrace in the warmth and while playing with her dolls, she discovered an ant. Her excitement over this ant made me laugh so hard I ran quickly to find the camera.

The clip ends with her noticing that the ant "stopped". While filming her, I accidentally stepped on it!!! I felt AWFUL so I told her he was asleep....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Calling Daddy from Mommy's office

Ava visited my office last week and we called daddy on speakerphone.
She ran around the office and loves drawing on my white erase board the most.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame!

This is Ash's favorite video. Ava loves baseball and especially the Yankees, because of her daddy. While driving we passed a little league game and Ava broke out into song. I secretly filmed her in action.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Popping Bubble Wrap!

I was inspired by Angela's video of Bennett going insane on a piece of bubble wrap so I gave ava some while we were packing.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ava sings " Tomorrow" -

I got an IPHONE! WOO HOO! so some videos are vertical. The sound quality isn't as good but I am testing out the capability of this tiny amazing gadget!

Friday, March 18, 2011

St Patrick's Day

Let the record show that the day before St Patrick's Day while playing at Grandpa Michael's we were trying to get ava excited about St Patricks Day. We kept shouting things like "YEAH! TOMORROW IS ST PADDY'S DAY! It's gonna be so fun!" and "St Paddy's is the best!"
Suddenly Ava started to cry... like real tears cry.
I asked "Ava what's wrong?!"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ava's version of The Little Mermaid's "Part of your World."

We have recently entered the princess phase so I introduced Ava to some songs from The Little Mermaid, though she has never seen the movie. I noticed one night she was finishing my sentences so I encouraged her to sing it and caught it on tape.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Ava & Lucy Project

After not seeing each other for 6 weeks, Cate and I filmed the "homecoming" from each end of the hallway. I originally set out to mash up the two videos for sentimental reasons etc but then I discovered this super cool feature in imovie and I decided to play around.

This was SO MUCH FUN to make so I plan to make more in the future! I used random bits of old and new footage of the girls so they are all different ages.
Thank you Cate and Chris for letting Lucy be part of my crazy documentation! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"I'm going to work.. in Hoboken"

Ava loves to put on my heels and walk around and lately she has told Ash and I that shes "going to work". Luckily she only gets as far as the door. I walked in my room to find her in my heels so I ran and grabbed the camera and caught it on tape.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lucy's back from California!

Ava's best friend Lucy and her family have been in California for 6 weeks. I reminded her that Lucy got back today and she will be seeing her tomorrow and she got VERY excited. TOO cute.
She also discusses the importance of eating organic foods.  Just kidding. ;)

"Once Upon A Time", A funny toddler reads a story

Tonight Ava read to her doll Nina. She continued to say " Once Upon A Time" as she began each page. It took a lot of self control not to laugh out loud while I was filming.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


After our Friday afternoon class at The Little Gym there is a tap class for girls ages 3 and up.
Wrangling Ava to get in her coat and leave is virtually impossible because she is simply enamored with these little girls in their noisy shoes.
Last night was no different, except this time she snuck into the class in a diaper and sneakers of all things and joined the girls for their warm up. Luckily my friend Angela's mother snapped me out of my frozen state and told me to "GRAB THE CAMERA!". I only took 30 seconds of footage because I needed to get her out of the class before we disturbed them anymore so that is why there is so little.
I certainly know that the Easter Bunny will be bringing tap shoes for little Ava this year....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Two & A Half Minutes with Ava - All the single ladies HOLLLA!

My mother sent a box of Vday gifts to Ava. This box included a pink feather boa, a pack of sparkly lip gloss, a pair of plastic high heels with jewels on the front and a red ring (looks like a ring pop but smaller) and when you turn the jewel it lights up.
Since she has received this red ring, she has requested "ALL THE SINGLE LADIES" be played on repeat for the entire weekend. She seems to have a car dance and a house dance. I tried my best to capture it on video but she was distracted by her new playhouse.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snow day dance party! Ava sings Walking On Sunshine!

"Live to Dance" - Ava's version

I am obsessed with shows like American Idol, So you think you can dance and now the new show " Live To Dance".  While sharing my love for this show with Carol, Ava began to imitate the acts. First she started spinning on the floor while watching a break dancer.
This one in particular is to Usher's Song that she loves so much.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


What an amazing experience to be a part of The Benjamin School's 50th anniversary! To commemorate the special event this years Variety Show was called "The Best of Benjamin". Allison Berry & I were two of the Alumni asked to perform at this extra special event.
Here are some photos from the event!
I have also included the video footage of my 2 performances. Enjoy!

It was magical to see Maria Anderson. Allison and I performed "Some Things Are Meant to Be" for Vanessa.

Ali and I backstage in between performances!

sneaking a peak during the matinee show!

The gorgeous Carol with my beautiful daughter Ava

Oh how gorgeous Kristen is! Kristen, I love you.

My gorgeous mommy with Ali and I at the cast party.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Next Shawn Johnson!

Ava tears it up on  the balance beam at The Little Gym

Ava wants me OFF the bike

When any parent hears their child cry it makes your heart ache, but when they cry for the silliest of reasons it makes you giggle...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FOR LULU in California


Our dear friend's Cate, Chris & Lucy have moved to sunny California for 5 weeks! We miss them so much but no one misses them more then Ava.
Ava and Lucy are best buddies!
We have promised to send each other video messages so here are 2 for LOO LOOOOOO!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Singing to her boys

Ava LOVES her cousins & uncles. While in FL, she got to play with everyone and it was so great!
She serenades Mikey and her uncle Johnny after they taught her how to play basketball.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

You are my Sunshine

 I am not able to put into words the sheer joy this child brings me. I am so proud to be her mother and love being able to share with all of you how much fun she is. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Years Day Dance party