Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just a little update

I haven't posted for awhile. I have been trying to get everyone back to our normal schedule since I got my wisdom teeth out. Getting my wisdom teeth out wasn't a great experience. I had to wait two hours in the waiting room before I went in and then I woke up during the procedure. It was very frightening and painful. But it is over and I am healing. I am just a little sore on the one side now. I got them out 11 days ago.

Bennett and Austin are sharing a room now. If Bennett is crying in the middle of the night and I come in their room to take him out Austin will sit up in bed and tell me to put him back. He really likes having his brother in his room. Bennett still takes naps in my room sometimes but for the most part they sleep together in one room. Bennett has also been doing better about sleeping longer stretches since we started him on rice cereal. He loves it. I have a video of him eating it for the first time but I still need to upload it.

Austin continues to get into mischief. He usually has no problem going to bed but lately he really tries everything he can think of to stay up. He is always saying really funny things too. Yesterday when we were walking into the library we saw a circus peanut on the ground covered by ants. Austin asked me what it was so I told him and explained that we couldn't eat it because it had ants on it and it was on the ground. On the way out of the library Austin saw the circus peanut again and he said "Look mommy a penis circus." I laughed really hard. Austin also loves to talk to the maintenance men when they are working on the grounds or in our apartment. He always goes and gets his tools and tells them what to do. Sometimes he speaks to them in spanish. I can't even believe it. I don't even know if he is making any sense because I don't know what he is saying.

In these pictures Austin is helping Jeff change the tire on the Jeep. We ran over a big screw. Luckily we had a full size tire instead of a spare and the tire that got damaged was really worn out anyway. Jeff isn't actually in the picture because he was asking the maintenance guys if they had a block of wood we could use for the jack. The jack wouldn't lift the jeep high enough to get the tire off. I'm so glad Jeff knows Spanish because they were able to help us.

Bennett looking at Austin.

Austin talking to Bennett while eating cottage cheese.

Chloe has been getting a little more adventurous and curious about the balcony. She wanted to go out today so I let her. She likes to lean way out through the bars and it scares me.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A great activity for a busy boy

I saw this idea online somewhere with a little variation. So I decided to give it a try. I took a large tupperware container and I filled it with water and then I put a bunch of Austin's little toys in the water. I put the whole thing in the freezer and when it was completely frozen I took it out and put it out on the balcony with Austin and a hammer.

The first time he did this it took him a good while to get all the toys out. The second time I did this he hammered for awhile and then he sat there and stared at the ice block for a little wile. Then he picked up the tupperware and turned it upside down. He then picked up the entire ice block and held it above his head and threw it down on the concrete. You should have seen how pleased he was with himself for figuring it out. Then he just hammered the little pieces. I think Austin may have the "Knack"

Friday, November 4, 2011

5 months

Bennett is five months old now. I can't believe it has already been that long. He is a little cutie pie. His hair is getting lighter. He loves to make lots of sounds and laugh. He also loves to watch Austin and Chloe. He likes to be tickled and he loves it when his Daddy makes him Dance.

Austin was jumping on the couch and he fell off and his his head on the coffee table.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trick or Treat

This is how Bennett spent most of his time during Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treating.I thought he would like being able to look around instead of facing me but he just looked at me the whole time anyway.

Austin had a blast at the Trunk or Treat at our church. It was raining so we had to have it inside. He also loved trick or treating. His favorite part was having people talk to him about his costume and having so many people ooing and awwing at him. He was a ham. He kept pretending to fly and saying blast off and making space ship sounds. He was adorable. He has been asking me to go trick or treating every day since Halloween. We went with our friends Gina and Tyson and Lucas. Austin loved walking around with his friend.