Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve!

Yes, it was snowing!!!! It was so beautiful!! Austin loved pointing out the snow and talking about it but didn't really like being out there. I think we were outside for 5 minutes and he was ready to go inside.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve Eve

We are wearing short sleeveshirts and giving the dog a bath in the backyard! Tomorrow will be raining and cold! Austin was very helpful giving the dog a "bat".


Last Saturday Austin and I went to a Choo-Choo Party! We had so much fun. Austin just loves trains now! There was a bunch of crafts that we could do but Austin choose to play with the trains and stroller all night. So, I did a lot of the craft and had fun doing them! I did get him to stop playing trains for a while to frost a train cake.

We also made a train out of a box. We named it "Austin Express"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Six Flags!

Saturday we went to Six Flags for Bell's Holiday party. I was kinda worried that Austin would have fun because he doesn't like rides, stuffed animals, people in animal costumes, or even Santa. I was pleasantly surprised!! We went on the Merry Go Round, the truck train in the kids section, the train that goes around the park, a boat and yes, the Mini- Mine Train Roller Coaster!!

Austin has really started liking trains. Since we are so blessed in having one that is by our house(sarcasm!) he sees them all the time. At Six Flags he thought all of the roller coasters were Choo-choos! So, the Titan is a choo-choo! Does that make you want to go on it?? Not me! He really enjoyed himself and we loved watching him see new things. We will defiantly have to go back!

Family Picture on the Merry Go Round

Going up and down!

Riding the truck train!

Riding the Mini Mine Train was fun. When we first got in line Austin was yelling, CHOO-CHOO and he was so excited to go on it. Well, it took off without it and he wasn't very happy at all! He scream until it came back and it was our turn! I have to say, I haven't been on that ride in more than 10 years! I think they redid the cars and made them smaller because those seats are snug!

Here is a video of us taking off! Watch Austin's face as we were leaving. I wonder what he was thinking??

This is on the real choo-choo! He had so much fun! He was in the process of yelling Choo-choo and moving his arm down.(kinda like people do to get truckers to honk)

I have so many great pictures! I wish I could show them all!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


We went to ICE at the Gaylord on Thanksgiving with Nana and Papa! Mommy was really excited to go! Austin wasn't to sure about the whole thing. At first he was ok but I think the noises and the people go to him. He also did not like the Grinch! He cried the whole time!

I thought that it was really neat to look at! It was about 9 degrees in there so it was pretty cold. They also have an ice slide! I really wanted to go down it with Austin but only let one person go at a time and he wouldnt go down. I went down the slide though! It was cool!

Here are a couple pictures to enjoy!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Big Boy Bed!!

We moved Austin into a big boy bed this weekend! He is doing pretty good! The only issue that we are having is we had to start the paci again. I think he had to much change at once! We are starting a new nightly routine that will help him get comfortable in his new bed.
After we get our PJs on and brush our teeth we get into bed and read two or three books together. After that it is lights out and we are not allowed to get out of bed unless Mommy or Daddy are there with him. I think it is working because he stays in his bed calling for us every morning. Hopefully it will stay that way!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick Or Treat!

After Austin's birthday party we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house with The Cook Family.. Austin and Caroline had a great time running around the house screaming. Then we all went trick or treating together. Austin did a great job and wasn't afraid to go up to the door with cousin Caroline. He even said Thank you a couple times and tried to say trick or treat. Here are a few pics:

Happy Birthday Austin!!

Austin is officially two years old!! I just can't believe how fast the past two years have gone! Austin weighs in at 32 lbs and is 34 inches tall. SO, he is a big boy!! As many of you guys know I took a picture of Austin with a stuffed monkey every month of his first year. I am going to try to continue with this tradition until he make me stop. My hope is that he will love his mommy so much he will do it just to please me!! (HAHA!) The problem we have this year is that Austin is scared of any stuffed animal right now. So, it was very challenging to get the picture. Here is the first attempt:

So, I had to get creative.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Austin's Birthday Party

We had Austin's 2nd Birthday party over the weekend! I have to say it was a huge success!! It was so much fun. We had a bunch of family, friends, cow, donkeys, and pumpkins join in the fun! Oh, I also forgot to add corn in that list The party was at Halls Pumpkin Farm. Everyone got to feed cows and donkeys then we went into a corn maze. We were in there for awhile. Some people got out of there pretty fast but we were stuck in it for what seems like 45 minutes! Austin got some great gifts and had a blast. Thank you all for coming to help celebrate Austin's Birthday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The two A's

I wanted to share these two pictures of Austin and his cousin Alayna.

Alyana is 6 months old now. She is getting so big. This is actually the first time we got the both of them together to take pictures. Austin sure did love the "Baby"

Here is Austin giving Alayna a kiss. Austin sometimes thinks a kiss is like a dog kiss.
Look at Alayna's face! I bet she is wondering what this boy is doing!!

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

I wanted to thank all of you who supported and donated my walk for the Alzheimers Association! It was a great turn out. Our team won first place in the money raised! I think that is just wonderful. We had a great time walking the mile. My grandma had a great time too!!

Grandma and her Grandchildren!

This is a picture of Grandma and the Chapter President of the Alzheimer's Assoiciation.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Karley

We went to Austin's friends birthday today! Karley is one month older than Austin. We had a lot of fun eating and playing on the payground!

Kolton and Karley eating lunch.

Austin playing on the playground.

Playing on the bridge

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Austin wanted to color a picture for Daddy today. Unfortunately, Mommy walked away while he was coloring.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Is this a hint........

that you want a big boy wagon?

First Day of Fall

The first day of fall felt like fall! It was so nice outside. We spent about two hours outside,playing riding our Harley Bike, and throwing the baseball around with Daddy. Austin looks so big these days! He weights 30 lbs and is 34 1/2 inches tall. So big!

Going in for the pitch!

Sunday, September 13, 2009



I love you !

Love, Austin!

10 years!

Steven and I had our 10 year class reunion over the weekend! Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa for watching Austin on short notice so we could go!! It was a lot of fun! We got to see people we haven't seen or spoke to in a long time. I even think we are going to get together with some of them in the future. I cannot believe it has been 10 years since high school! I feel so old!
I was telling Steven it is nice to have a husband that went to school with me so we only have to go to one reunion and not have to worry about each other not knowing anyone!

High School Sweethearts!

Austin Cooks!

Last week we went and met the Austin Cook Family! That would be my Aunt Cindy, Uncle Jeff, Alison, and Adam! It was so nice to see them. I think it has been about a year since we last saw Aunt Cindy and a couple years since we saw everyone else. Austin and I rode there with Kim and John. We went to the zoo, the Dr. Pepper Museum, and out to eat. I thought Austin would fall asleep on the way back home but he didn't! I was shocked! Here are a couple pictures from the visit...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Watch the sidewalks!!!

Austin finally got his Harley!!!! Nana and Papa bought Austin his first bike! He loves it!! Thank you!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Austin isn't anywhere close to being potty trained but he knows you got pee and poo in it. The other day he was scooting close to it and saying potty. So I took his diaper off and we sat there for awhile. He didn't do anything but he still liked to sit on it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let's go Rangers!!

We took Austin to his first Ranger game last week!!! Uncle John was able to get really good seats so, Uncle John, Aunt Kimberly, Caroline, Me, Daddy, Austin, and Grandpa all piled in the Acadia and drove to the game! It was very tight!! Austin was comfortable sitting in his seat watching Cars on the Tv hanging from the roof. We need to get one of those in the next vehicle!!

Austin couldn't wait to go into the stadium. He kept pointing and screaming, Hey!! He heard the music and started to dance! When we got down to our seats he just started and looked around at everything going on! He is small enough to sit on our laps so we didn't have to buy him a seat. Next time, he is getting a seat!!! Luckily, Uncle John spoke to a friend that was up in a suite and they asked us to come on up!!! That was really nice! Austin and Caroline had room to walk around and watch the game. We really enjoyed it and can't wait till we do something else with the Cooks!

We were lucky to attend the game that Pudge was playing for the first time in!!! The crowd went crazy every time he came out to hit.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wants to be like Daddy

Today we were sitting outside playing in the sandbox when Austin saw the " mow" (Lawn mower) . At that time Steven decided to quickly mow our backyard. Once Daddy starting mowing Austin ran to his mow and just started to follow him. I did not say anything to Austin about getting his mower. It was the cutest thing ever!!!

**Note** Austin does not have shoes on. I know, Dangerous! He never is outside without his shoes on but he was playing in his sand so we took them off. Also, he never is outside when Steven is mowing. So, to those that are freaking out that the mower was going and he had no shoes on , this wasn't planned and normally he has shoes on.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Austin got a sandbox!!!! He loves it! Everytime he does something new with the sand he goes, OH WOW!!


The weekend before we left we took Austin to the zoo! It was fun. He was scared at the monkeys at first but warmed up to them. There was this one monkey playing in a potato sack. He was literally getting into and swing from it. It was really funny. I think his favorite animal at the zoo was the penguin. One particular penguin was swimming all around Austin. It times it looked like the penguin was playing around with him. I can't wait to take him again! I think I am going to wait a couple months so he is bigger and when it is COOLER!!!!


Steven and I took a little vacation to Ft. Lauderdale Florida this past week. We had a great time! Thank you to Grandma, Nana, and Papa for watching Austin while we were gone! We also thank you for all the hook ups for the hotel and airplane!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Planes! The Planes!

Today Austin and I went and watched the planes fly in while eating lunch. He thought it was cool for about 5 seconds then he just did a bunch of running around. I thought it was really neat.

I know...

It has been awhile since I have updated! Sorry! We haven't really done a lot of fun and interesting things so there is nothing to show. I say we haven't done anything but we have done somethings. Of course, we have gone swimming a couple of times with our friends Karley and Kolton. We even got Aunt Kimberly and Caroline to go swimming with us!! Here are a couple swimming pictures minus the whale!

Mommy and Austin Swimming

Karley and Austin hugging
Caroline and Austin

Other than swimming we have just spent a lot of time at home playing in the backyard. Austin loves being outside!! I think we spend about an hour or two every night playing.
We have a worm he can ride on but it is really hard to ride in the grass. SO, Steven attached a rope to it and we pull him around. He thinks it is so much fun!

Austin is also starting to train to become the next Ultimate Fighter...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July

We had a busy weekend! On Friday, we had my family over for a surprise retirement party for my dad! Then after that Steven and I spent a couple bucks to have a fireworks display in my neighborhood for him. Austin had a great time having people over at his house and sharing all of his toys with his cousins. I have to say it is very relaxing having family get together here because I don't have to worry about what Austin is getting into! We had a lot of fun blowing bubbles and bowling. Grandma bought over a little bowling set. Austin would throw the bowling ball and the body bowl the rest of the pins down. It was so funny. I really wish I got it on video.

Watching fireworks...

Fireworks watching party..