We have been getting our fair share of snow this year. I don't mind the snow but it has been too cold to even go outside until yesterday. Jeff took Austin outside and shoveled a little portion so Austin could walk through. Austin wanted me to take a picture of him kicking the snow. He really liked playing in it and being outside.
Jeff told me about a Gingerbread house that was set up on the Purdue campus in one of the buildings. He told me it was really big and we should take Austin to go see it. I wasn't expecting it to be as big as it was. It could fit a few people inside and it had two windows and a dog house with a dog and a cat and two trees in the front. It also had a little gingerbread family. Austin was so excited when he saw it. It was tough keeping him from pulling the candy off.
We got Austin Toy Story 3 when it was on sale during Black Friday. He wants to watch it every minute of every day. He is obsessed. His favorite character is Buzz Light year. Since watching Toy Story Austin has started talking to his toys...mostly when he is by himself in his room. He also loves the end of the movie when You've got a friend in me is played with spanish lyrics. He likes to dance and jump. When he was watching the movie I looked over and he had rolled his car over and used it to sit on. I thought it was really funny so I took a picture.
Austin loves to have his picture taken. When he sees me get my camera out he starts posing and he says cheese. He wanted me to take pictures of him in his new shirt with his pony. These are the only pictures I took on Thanksgiving unfortunately. We had some friends over and we had so much fun visiting we didn't get any pictures. It was a nice day and Austin loved spending time with Sarah and Earl.
Austin loves yogurt. He asks for it every day. He used to eat it with his hands which didn't work out very well. Then he upgraded to a spoon and he's been doing pretty well at that. Now he started tipping it back like a cup and drinking it.
Lately Austin has been putting on these bunny ears. I think he found them in his toy basket. He also loves to put them on Jeff. He was bouncing around on the couch and I looked over and he had put the bunny ears on this way. I thought it was really funny. You can also see that Jeff and I gave him a hair cut. He used to love to get his hair cut but now he hates it. He cried the entire time and I had to hold him. Thank goodness we didn't take him anywhere, that would have been embarrassing. I think Jeff did a pretty good job considering Austin spent the entire time with his head buried in my chest. I posted the side of his head pictures so you can see his hair. I think he looks handsome but I like his hair longer.
Austin is such a happy boy these days. He is always busy playing and helping me. He talks all the time. He likes to learn new words. Right now we are working on his ABCs.I keep waiting for the terrible twos to start but so far 2 has been easier then when he was about 15 months old. I can reason with him and he understands me and I can understand him.
This year for Halloween Jeff made Austin's costume. He has really been getting excited about Thomas the Train so Jeff used large cereal boxes to make Austin a Thomas costume. I think it turned out great and Austin loved wearing it. He still talks about being Thomas for Halloween. While Jeff was out of town Austin and I went to a Trunk or Treat at our church and then on Halloween we went Trick or Treating as a family. Austin caught on to the concept really fast. He would go up to a door and knock or ring the doorbell and then he would say Treat and take the candy and put it in his bag. Then he would say thank you and bye bye. He was adorable.
We got to hang out with our friends last weekend. Jamie is already in her second trimester of pregnancy. I thought she looked so pretty in her yellow shirt. Ethan is Austin's buddy. He was so nice to him the whole time. He rode with him on the tractor/train ride and he even went down the slide with him a couple of times. It was a lot of fun. They had a petting zoo area and lots of little rides. Austin didn't really want to ride a lot of things except the train. He wouldn't really cooperate with me so I could get a good picture of him in the pumpkins.