Saturday, September 23, 2006

Austin in September

Told you I'd get some pictures up eventually. August ones are still going to have to wait though...
Regulate speed by hitting the forward button, if you want it to go faster than I've set it...
AND reference captions below to see what the pic is all about.
Each caption has a number that correlates w/ the number at the top of the slide.

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1Austin started wearing size 7 shoes this month.
grandma johnston got him these nikes.

2We tried out a halloween costume...

3It got to him after a while...

4then he got used to it, and even enjoyed it... I had to pry it off of him actually.

5Randomly my son picks of pieces of garbage and contemplates their meaning. (This was a straw wrapper.)

6Austin has friends to play w/ during the day now, as I am babysitting for a couple of kiddies.

7Oh yeah, he's a little daredevil. He's totally sitting on something he should NOT be sitting on. He fell shortly after this picture. (No injury was aquired.)

8We were outside when daddy came home one day and Austin ran to greet him. In return Sam let Austin on the bike and started it up.

9Biking boy!

10Time for a walk... and look at that little man march.

11Following the path before him.

12With all that biking and walking he worked up an apetite. :-)

13And then he passed out. It was quite funny. He was snacking, looked over at me and said, "nigh nigh," and pretty much just passed out on the couch.

14Next day, same clothes... more lounging. (They were his "night" clothes both days.)

15Here is right after he got in trouble for playing with the screen on the sliding door.

16Check him out! This little dude is surfin'...

17He even said "SURFIN'!" as he crouched w/ his arms out on the ironing board.

18Smart move on my part... I let him feed himself yogurt... clothed.

19What a MESS!!!

20One of Austin's best buds, Michael. :-D

21Austin being a ball hog.

22And now he's ticked off because Michael tried to take a different ball.

23This is at Michael's house on one of mommy's "Girl's Nights."

24We went out to Killer Pizza from Mars and Austin got into some video games.
25Route 66 in San Bernadino... lots of old, nice looking cars. Austin wasn't too fond of the revving of engines.

26TGI Fridays.

27Austin was scooping up sour cream w/ his hand and eating it straight! :-P YUCK!!!

28Before going to a little daycare group thing he does once a month. (Isn't he so handsome??)

29Not wanting to finish getting ready. He's such a little man with his arms crossed.

30Awww! He's hugging his friend Livi.:-D

31It's almost the same "popeye" face he did when he was a baby. :-D

32He thinks mommy is silly.

33And juice is always good.

34Getting in some practice before Halloween.

35He was defending his chair.

36Just being a little goofball reacting to something on tv.

37Green Go... or as Austin likes to say "Go, Go, GO!"

38Must not have had a long enough nap.

39Poor thing.

40We thought about mailing him to one of you... but he kept trying to eat the peanuts. :-P (YEAH right! We'd never ship him away! How would we possibly entertain ourselves without him?)

41A little more energy before bed. He HAD to wear his boots.

42Silly guy.

Friday, September 8, 2006

So so Much!

Unfortunately our internet has been down for quite some time and before it was down we were very busy. Thus the updating this site has been on hold for some time... But, have no fear, because we are back!

August was a very busy and eventful month, because I want to tell you about cute things Austin's done and because it is almost midnight I am not doing a photo blog right now, but as soon as I have time you will see pictures.

Sam came home August 7th. We watched the hovercraft come to shore and it was a very cool experience. I told Austin that daddy was on the boat. After the craft landed we had to drive back to where Sam would be getting off. Austin kept pointing at the machines saying "daddy, boat?" And I said, "Yes, daddy is on the boat." Also while we were waiting there were a number of people in uniform and Austin kept saying, "daddy? that daddy?" It was adorable. When Sam finally approached us Austin was a stinker and turned away, then he gave him the silent treatment for a little less than an hour. Of course now everything is fine and Austin is very happy to have Sam home, as am I. Often times yet Austin points to Sam's pictures and says, "Daddy! Daddy!" (That's how I tried to keep him fresh in Austin's head while he was gone.)

On August 15th Austin got his 1st haircut. I was helping Sam clip his hair and Austin was watching. He started patting his head so Sam pulled him near and gave him a buzz w/ a number 2. Next time were going number 1 on him. He has been very cute with his short fuzzy hair and it's fun to see it grow in. Now it looks more like Sam's thick hair than my thin hair.

Around the same time as his haircut Austin started saying thank you rather regularly. We are still working on please but he is getting better every day.

One of Austin's new words that I think is impressive is "helicopter." In living next to base we see our fair share of helicopters every day and one day we were outside and Austin hears the chopper, points up and says, "what's that?" I say, "It's a helicopter. Can you say heli-cop-ter?" Austin goes "hehcoper." So sweet!

Grandma Johnston (my mom) and Grandpa Eric came to visit August 26-September 1. There was a lot going on while they were here... We went to the wild animal park, sea world, the zoo and the beach several times. Austin also got a new bike. He loves saying the word "bike" and he can say "helmet" or "hehmet" as well. He is also very good about wearing his helmet when he goes on his bike.

On August 31st Austin went to his first birthday party of a friend. It was a backyardigans pirate theme birthday and it was very cool. Austin was so cute, but I felt a little bad because he thought the party was for him and kept trying to get all the attention... He was pretty good though and got cake and hit a pinata, and got to play with some of his friend Michael's new birthday toys. :-)

That is pretty much all I can think of to say at the moment. The past few days I have been watching one of my friends sons. Austin has a playmate for the day. He's adjusting okay, but sometimes he gets angry that someone else is playing with his toys and if I have someone else on my lap Austin must be there too.

I will post pictures for as many of the above mentioned events as I have pictures for and I should be able to keep this a little more up to date now that summer is over. We'll see. Hope everyone is well and we send hugs and kisses!