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October 31, 2005

Gone Trick-or-Treatin'


Ava's actually much more excited about it than she looks in the photo. I took this picture on Friday when she tried on the costume for the first time. I think she was a little confused about it at first!

More photos to come tomorrow...

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October 29, 2005

Juliana and Her Creations

Juliana and Her Creations
Originally uploaded by Tracey Gessner.
Grandma Joanie sent us some Halloween popcorn balls. Juliana was very proud of the spiders she made.

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October 26, 2005

Sweet Sounds of the Morning

"But I don't like cleaning my room! It's SO BORING!"

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October 25, 2005

A-Ring Ding Ding Ding Ding

In our house, we love our XM Satellite radio. The girls especially love the XM Kids station and despite the mind-numbing repetition of a few songs, I like it as well. The music they play is cute and catchy and for the most part there are no Lindsay Lohans, Hilary Duffs or any other studio-manufactured bobble-headed singers to be found. There is this one really freaky song though that they play all the time called "Crazy Frog" which is basically an odd techno remix of the Beverly Hills Cop theme with a creepy computerized voice that pops in and out speaking gibberish. (I'm assuming this is the "crazy frog".) Anyway, Ava literally freaks out when this song comes on. She starts yelling "Freeky Frog!" and dancing around in a frenzy in the living room. It is so unbelievably funny. She can detect the song from only the first couple of notes and she goes nuts. I've tried to take some photos of her while this is happening but most of the time she comes out as a blur. I'm determined to get the "Freaky Frog" dance on video and to share it with the world.


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October 22, 2005

School Picture Time!


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October 21, 2005

Heart Card For Bailee

Bike Riding Card Inside
Originally uploaded by plural.
Juliana made this adorable card for bailee. I think that bailee still uses training wheels on her bike, though, too.

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October 18, 2005

Juliana's Dance Party


The best thing about this picture by far is the disco ball at the top.

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October 16, 2005

Some Choppy Stop Motion Fun

I turned Juliana loose on my iSight since we saw Wallace and Gromit again last night (Bailee hadn't seen it yet). While she hasn't quite mastered the patience required to make animation, she did put this together and had fun doing it.

stuffed_soccer_game.png (600K Quicktime File)

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October 14, 2005

That's My Girl

Where's Ava's belly?


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Watch Out Kelly Clarkson

Juliana has a little cd player in her room and she loves to go up there and put on some of her own music while she plays or "cleans." For her birthday we let her pick out some new cds and she chose a Strawberry Shortcake cd and the soundtrack for the Powerpuff Girls. The very first song on the Powerpuff Girls cd is a song called "That's What Girls Do." It's a sugary sweet girl-band song that she loves to put on repeat and listen to over and over and OVER again. She also like to belt out the lyrics at the top of her lungs and dance around. We may have a little pop star on our hands.

That's what girls do
They keep you guessing the whole day through
Play your emotions push all your buttons, it's true
That's what girls do

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October 10, 2005

"Cheese, Gromit!"

Today Juliana had the day off from school (Woo-Hoo! Yay Columbus!) so I decided to take the girls to see "Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit" I was a little worried at first because Ava has never sat through a full movie at the theatre before. (Last year I took her with to see "The Incredibles" and we had to leave during the previews because the LOUDNESS caused her to start SQUEALING from some kind of sensory overload.)
Fortunately though, today was different. She sat on my lap almost the whole time, happily eating popcorn until the last ten mintues when she started to get just a little bit restless. She also yelled out "BA MOOOOOON!" when a full moon appeared on the screen, but other than that she was fairly quiet. Juliana was riveted as usual and was also very thrilled that I let her drink a cherry Icee.

Oh yeah, and we bought hats:


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October 7, 2005


Jason took these photos of us on the beach during our vacation last month. I especially love the one where I am holding Ava. She was very sleepy and actually a bit scared of the ocean at first. She warmed up to it after a while and enjoyed looking for shells, though she still didn't like it when I put her feet in the water. I guess the waves could be a little scary to someone her size.

Juliana Holding a pile of sand.jpg

Tracey With Sleepy Ava.jpg

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October 6, 2005

More Baby Talk

Ava and Aubrey having a tea party. (I don't know why Ava is wearing her sunglasses in the house. She wouldn't take them off!)

Ava's favorite DVD's to watch:

Wiggeez= the Wiggles
Ee-Eye-Ee-Eye-Oh= Baby McDonald
Akko= Alice in Wonderland (No matter how many times I say "AL-ICE", she still says "AH-KO")
And of course, anything with Elmo in it.

Plus- I knew this one was coming eventually- the thing she likes to say the most lately is: "Heeeeey Sissy, dats MY (insert object here)." As in, MY dolly, MY book, MY room. This sentence is always accompanied with a jutting lower lip and a furrowed little frown. It's so funny that Juli doesn't even get mad most of the time when Ava does it. She usually just laughs.

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October 2, 2005

Galleries Schmalleries

I've been working tonight on adding a new photo gallery (from August) to Gessner Girls Picture Central. I've been falling behind on updating my picture galleries since I've been uploading photos to Flickr.com instead. I'm a bit torn as to how to balance using these two different sites but for now I'm keeping both. As usual, some of the pictures posted have already been seen here, but there are a few new gems as well.

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