Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday!!


I cannot believe my little guy is three years old!! He is getting so big! We had a wonderful birthday party with a bunch of friends and family. He got so many nice presents! Austin loves Cars and trains and that is what he got! He also got a tent which is in the middle of our living room right now. He calls it his "sport" which is fort.
Our house is shrinking! We have no place to put anything! I don't know where we are going to put the new baby! I guess he or she will have to stay in the kitchen or something! HAHA! Just Kidding! We will find a place!
Our annual birthday picture with the stuffed monkey didn't happen this year because he is still scared of stuffed animals. Hopefully he will get over that soon!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Balloon Festival














Bad Blogger! I know! With school starting I have been super busy! Here are a couple pictures from the Plano Balloon Festival a couple weeks ago.
















Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mr. Fixit


This is Mr. Fixit! This past week my engine light came on in my car so I couldn't drive. Austin asked why we weren't going any place so I told him my car was broken. All day he insisted on fixing Mommy's car. So, he got his hard hat on and his tools and headed outside. I was just going to let him play with his tool around my car but he asked me to put the hood up so he could see the engine. He looked for things that looked liked screws and used Phelipe.Then he hit some "engine" with Pat the hammer.


Mommy's Car is fixed!!!
Funny thing is, I took the car for a spin after he "fixed it" and the engine light turned off!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Fun

Today we went to the Fort Worth Science Museum with our friends Karley and Kolton. Austin had a pretty good time because of the trains. Other then that he really didn't want to do anything else. This kid loves trains, train tracks and cars. We spent 25 dollars to play with trains. I think I could have bought a set for that much at the store! The kids really enjoyed the water fountain outside of the museum. (That is free!!) We were leaving so Kolton and Austin had a blast and were completley soaked!!! Luckly, I had blankets and extra clothes in my car.

Hi! My Name is....

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Welcome Home

Everyday I try to think of something for me and Austin to do outside of the house. Since this weekend is the 4th I wanted to do something patriotic. I remembered that soldiers coming home for a little R&R always come through DFW to catch their connecting flight. So, we picked up Grandpa on the way to the airport to greet the soldiers!! I have to say that this was one of the best things I have ever done! It was so nice to shake the hand of someone who is fighting a war for us. They all were so nice and seemed very grateful that we were there cheering them on. There was this one women there who just had a baby and was picking up the new daddy. OMG! It was so awesome to see the reunion. It really put tears in my eyes and everyone around! One of the soldiers took her time to shake everyone hand and she even talked to Austin for a minute. He of course took the time to introduce her to Lightning McQueen. Austin even shook the hand of two gentlemen. They were very


nice. I will most definitely be doing this again before I go back to work.

If anyone who is reading this wants to come along let me know!
Here we are waiting for them to arrive.
This guy was very nice. He shook Austin's hand.
Here is a picture of the new Daddy being greated by his wife and new baby!












Monday, June 28, 2010

Blueberry Muffins

Austin and I made blueberry muffins this morning. Apparently, he loves to cook. First, he ran and got his step stool. Then he poured the milk into the bowl.

Then he stirred the mixture.He was so excited to cook. When the oven buzzed he screams, 'MY MUFFINS!!" and started to run around the house.




Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my Daddy!!!! I had so much fun with you today. Thank you for taking me fishing for the first time. I thought the bait was scary but I think I can get use to it. I can't wait till you take me again. I hope you like your present. I love the cookies!!



A boy and his dog..


Austin really loves Scooter! Every night, Austin feeds Scooter dinner. I really need to get a video of what he does. After he fills up the bowl he walks inside and says, Scooter, dinner! Then stand by the bowl until Scooters starts to eat. He gets this huge grin on his face when he finally starts to eat. We have also started taking him a walks and brushing him. Chore List here we come!!

Swimin Pool

Austin loves to play in water so I went ahead and bought a little pool for him to play in. Unfortunately, after I set it up I noticed there was a whole in the bottom. So, I let him play in it but returned it the next day. I didn't buy another one so we will just spend the cash and go to the water park.

Park!


Austin and I went to the park the other day. He rode his bike all the way there. We are learning to stop at the end of the sidewalk and watching for cars. He is getting really good at stopping whenever he sees a moving car. The park is a half a mile away and he does a great job riding there but we always have a problem coming back! I always end up carrying him and his bike back on the way home. Such a work out!!! Here are a couple pictures from the park!






Go Swimin!

We started the summer off with swimming with Caroline and Aunt Kimberly! I was hoping that Austin would remember everything he learned last year in swim lessons but I was wrong. He didn't not like it at first! BUT, it was nothing that a hot dog could not handle. He had a hot dog and then absolutely loved swimming. He was jumping off the side of the pool and going under water. We have swam a couple times since and he was on and off about liking it. I guess it just depends on the day. We will continue to swim this summer at least twice a week. If anyone wants to join us let me know!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Schools out for Summer!

Well, summer has official started!! Austin is going to school everyday till next week because I have a couple trainings I have to do and I kind of want to get my new room a little organized. He is also going to go to school a couple times this summer just to spend some time with his friends.

We started our summer off right by going to the library and signing up for the reading club! He was so excited to look at the books and sit down to read. I love that he loves to read!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sorry

I know it has been awhile since I last blogged. My camera needs a battery so there isn't any good pictures except for ones I take with my phone. And, we havent done much!! Don't worry! That will change very soon! Summer vacation starts in three weeks!!!! I am planning a whole lot of activities for us this summer including:

  • petting zoo
  • indoor playyards
  • swimming
  • potty training
  • and much much more!!

I found Austin sleeping with his hard hat on the other day. He is really funny! If you notice; his paci is next to him. Those are no longer!!! They broke and he had to throw them away. He only cried for it once night and he was fine after that.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Party

I was lucky enough to get off early on Friday to be able to attend Austin's school Easter Party!! He was so excited that I was there. First, we had our party foods. The only think he ate was the goldfish and cookie. Then we went outside to get ready for the egg hunt. He did a great job with listening to his teacher while I was there. A lot of times kids don't follow class rules because of the parents being there.


This is a picture of him getting ready for the hunt. The little girl in the pick dress is his girlfriend from school. They have been in the same class since he started.



He is so big!!



Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Saint Patty's Day!!


Zoo

Austin and I went to the zoo today. Although it was fun I will Never go back again during spring break! The line to get into the zoo was stopped up on the highway. Then all the parking was full including the overflow parking. So I parked BEHIND the zoo and walked all the way around to the front. At least I didn't have to pay for parking and I really got my workout on. The first time Austin went to the zoo he wasn't to into it. This time he had a great time! I think his favorite part of the zoo were the elephants. He does a great elephant impression! He also liked watching to Otters. They were very cute, chasing each other and playing. I didn't get many pictures because it was just me and him so they wouldn't turn out very good. Here is the video of Austin looking at the elephants. He is saying, "Elephants, Elephant, Austin is here! "


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Here are the cute Otters resting after chasing each other.


We went to the petting farm and the animals wanted nothing to do with all the crazy people. Austin was yelling at the goats to come here and brush.



Thursday, March 18, 2010

My accomplishment


In January I start a program called Couch to 5k. It is a program that gets you prepared to run a 5k. I ended the program in March and ran my first 5k on Saturday! I ran the three miles in 36 mins and only walking for at the most 5 minutes! Im so proud of myself and can't wait to run another one! I ran it with a coworker , well I say I ran it with her but she took off and ran it in 28 minutes.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fort Worth Science Museum

I had President's Day off so we got into the car with Grandpa and went to the newly redone Science museum in Fort Worth. They opened a new children's area that wanted to check out with Austin. We meet Aunt Kimberly, Caroline, and Alayna there too!

We first went into the dinosaur area! He wasn't to sure about the huge dinosaur skeleton that was in the middle. I thought it was pretty cool! There is also a molding of a footprint that kids can sit in. Austin wouldn't do it until Alayna did it. Once he saw that baby Alayna could do it he was all for sitting in the footprint.
Then we went into the children's area and it wasn't very long until Austin spotted the trains! He was in the train section for most of the time. I had to take the train away from him and carry him away from it do other things!When I got him away from the trains we went into the grocery store section. That is where you shop for food and then check it out.
Then it was back to the trains for awhile. Kimberly and Dad had a great time too!!!

Here is Caroline saying "CHEESE" and here is Alayna chillin in her stroller!


Friday, February 12, 2010

A Snowy Day!

Record snow in Ft. Worth!!! We had about 10 inches of snow in one day!! I cannot believe it! It all started on Thursday. We had school and had to watch the snow through the window. The district actually canceled school for Friday on Thursday night! This is shocking for our district! They normally don't call school till almost 7 in the morning when I am half way there! I have so many pictures I don't even know where to start! I tried to get Austin out in the snow many times but he just doesn't like it! I think he doesn't like the wet cold feeling. He stayed in the garage or under the porch while I played! Thursday night Steven and I went outside together and played shoveled the snow and threw a couple snowballs around. It was really fun. On Friday, Daddy did get him to pick up some snow and throw a couple snowballs.

Here is a little video of some of the pictures for our Snowy Day!!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year!

It has been a very busy beginning of the year for us! Austin is talking so much and is trying to get away with everything! He is going to be a little handful this year! A couple mornings ago he woke up at 4:30 and instead of crying or screaming he yelled, Cock- a-doodle-doo! Time to wake up!!! It was so funny to hear but would have been funnier if it wasn't 4:30!! While putting away the Christmas boxes Steven found his old Hot Wheels. We decided to let Austin play with them only when we were watching him. I didn't know Hot Wheels could be a babysitter!! Austin played with them for two hours straight ! I probably could have taken a nap!

He loves to line them up in a row. Then take the front car and move him to the back row. I really would love to know what he is thinking when playing with them.



As most of you guys know, he loves the Imagination Movers. Well, he has a new love now. Elmo, Trains, and CARS! He loves the movie CARS! Papa has given him the hot wheel like car of Lightning McQueen, Doc and Mater. He loves those cars! He takes them everywhere. It is really hard to keep up with them because they could be anywhere in our house! I wanted to share a picture of what Austin looks like while watching the movie Cars. A few weeks ago it was just me and Austin at home and I wanted to take a shower. So, I put the movie and and took a shower. I came out of the shower and found Austin like this!

It is going to be a great year!