Thursday, November 15, 2007

FINALLY, an update!

Hello Family and Friends!!!
Life has been a little insane this year and the website hasn't always been the friendliest when I try to update, but here I am again to give you the low down on Austin Eric!

Austin is still working on potty training. He has been doing a great job and for the past three weeks he has only went threw one pack of diapers.

After the evacuation due to the SoCal fires was lifted we started working on reading and Austin now recognizes the words baby, mama, daddy, Austin, fish, diapers and cow. He loves to use his flashcards and learn, learn, learn!

The little bugs birthday is coming up at the end of November and he will be three! The day after his birthday we're hopping on an Amtrak and heading to Wisconsin. (Just in time for winter.) We're hoping for some warmer clothes than we own from Santa. :-)

Austin is expecting a little sister in early February, and he does cute things like saying he has a baby in his belly, and running up to me, lifting my shirt so he can see my stomach and saying "Hiii baby, ur so cute!" He then blows rasberries. :-)

Recently Austin decided that "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is one of his favorite movies. It's driving me insane, but it's still adorable! He also like to watch "Happy Feet," it's about a dancing penguin.

We hope you're all well this holiday season and I will try to get back into updating this... I might have to keep the slideshows off, but I can do a picture here and there. Thanks for checking in and God bless! :-D

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Past Few Months!

Hello Family! Happy Independence Day! Sorry it's been so long since the last update! It's been a busy spring/summer! Here's are a few stories and a little bit you might not know about Austin yet!

Austin was afraid of the pool the first couple of times he got in this summer, but after some more time he is brave as can be! He will jump in, go down the stairs all by himself, crab walk along the side, and even venture away from the wall while on his tip-toes. Yesterday I dunked and held my nose and Austin giggled and then did the same! He's a little water bug!

He is becoming more creative in the toys he uses.. The other day he used a vacum attatchment as a golf club and a stick and rock as a baseball and bat. His favorite toys are still balls. He can make a basket in his little hoop from half way across the living room now.

The other night while at dinner we finished eating and said, "Austin, are you ready to go now?" Austin grabbed all the fries that we're left on his plate, gathered them between his arm and shirt, climbed down from his chair and said, "Bye, bye soon!" And then proceeded to walk toward the door. :-D It was So cute!

His favorite cartoon right now is definately spongebob. He can sing the song and he knows a few of the characters names. He calls spongebob "Punj-bob" and Patrick "Pack-git." :-) He still watches things like Blues Clues and Seasame Street.

His favorite book is one from the Baby Einstein series called "Circles." There is a little circle for him to move from page to page and to get to it on the page you move it to you need to open a flap or slide the cardboard to reveal the circle.

His favorite song for awhile was "Umbrella" by Rhianna. He sings, "ella, ella, ella, ey, ey."

He always asks for cookies in the morning, and I always tell him, "no, we eat breakfast food in the morning, not cookies!" he always tries though. :-)

He loves peanut butter and jelly, and scrambled eggs.

When he sees the M for McDonalds he yells, "dench dies, want dench dies, dench dies!" He, of course, is reffering to fries.

When he sees Shamoo on the commercials for Sea World he gets excited and says "Dolpins!" :-D Then I try to remind him they're whales, but there are dolphins at Sea World, so he is right.

Our trip to Wisconsin was great. He started speaking in sentences while we were there and has only gotten better since we've been back. The morning after we got back he picked up the little suitcase that was on the floor, started walking toward the door and said, "Go see Gamma?"

A few days ago he went to the DVD drawer and picked up a movie, then he said, "Watch.. Lih-l Meh-maid?" Sure enough, it was The Little Mermaid.

Almost everyday at some point we go swimming or to the park down the street, or to our friends house where there's a big backyard. Austin LOVES to be outside!

He has a thing for the ice cream truck. In Wisconsin when went by and my mom told me Austin chased it for four blocks.. She was running behind him of course.

One day he had ice cream outback at our friends house (also his babysitter) and it turned out to be too much for him... It was a melted puddle in the yard of dirt and I saw him take his pointed finger and dip it in and then lick it! I knocked on the window and said, "Austin, Yucky!" Then he smiled, got down on his hands and knees and licked the dirt, in a spot the ice cream wasn't even there! I couldn't believe he did it! He's such a stinker!!! He does a very good job of listening most of the time though. :-)

Tonight we are going to the beach to watch the fireworks. I'm a little worried because Austin often despises loud noises, but we're going to cover his ears and hopefully the "pretty lights" distract him enough that he doesn't mind. :-)

Hopefully we'll be able to update again soon and you can see some pictures of the little bug! Til then, take care!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Well, here's the cutest water bug you ever will see! Yesterday after Sam got home from work and Austin woke up from his nap we went swimming. The water was a little chilly, but we had very much fun and Austin did not want to leave!
Potty training is still coming along. Yesterday he took a nap, woke up, asked to go potty and went. He stayed dry the entire nap! Yay Austin!!! :-)
That's all for now.. Happy Spring! :-D

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

~Austin's been working on potty training for about two weeks now... Neither Sam nor I started this, Austin just decided the time was now. The 7th was the first time he actually went on it, the 8th he did it again, accept all by himself, and then he came and got me and showed me... Two days later he used the toilet the entire evening after his nap, and this morning he wanted to go on it as soon as he woke up, and he used it throughout the day. The biggest problem I'm having with it is that he wants to be naked all the time now. But it's still pretty cute and isn't really hurting anything so I'll let it be for a while. School work has deterred me from updating this as much as I'd like to, but I'm working on it, and Austin is doing great! :-D~