I didn't think this day would come but we've done it. Austin uses the potty now. He only wears pull-ups when he is taking his nap and sleeping at night. He loves sitting on the big toilet with his potty adapter. He is a pro toilet flusher and hand washer. We are still giving him lolly Pops when he uses the potty and he has finally mastered wearing underwear. We went out our first outing today and he didn't have any accidents while we were out. He is growing up so fast and I'm so glad I followed my Mom's advice to get this done before baby #2 arrives. Thanks for the motivation and support Mom!
Austin loves baths. He asks me several times a day to take a bath. Ever since his first bath in the hospital he has enjoyed being in water. I found this picture on the camera today. Jeff must have taken it while I was teaching my cake class. I thought is was cute. I probably would have made the picture more embarrassing but Jeff made sure not to show anything that might embarrass him when I show his wife someday.
I am so happy that the snow is melted and the sun is shining. Austin and I played outside today and it was so nice. He loves to dig in the dirt. He told me he wanted to plant the leaves so he stuck one into this broken pot. The pot is our managers. It broke during the winter. Austin thinks of it as his personal dirt box. He needs a dirt pile or a sandbox.
Austin and our cat Chloe are really good friends. She has been such a great cat. She plays with Austin and tolerates a lot of rough play from him. Sometimes she is a partner in crime too. Austin knows that my craft table is off limits but sometimes he will go over and start looking at all my craft stuff. Without fail Chloe goes over and starts knocking stuff off the table onto the floor so he can get it. Sometimes I think Chloe is harsher to Austin then she is to him. She likes to sit on the arm of our couch and then when Austin walks by she will smack him in the head. He loves it and always laughs. Austin also loves to boss her around. He is always telling her to get down or not to touch his toys. She usually just ignores him or purposely drags his toy off so he has to chase her. I wish I could get more videos of them playing. Usually when I get the camera out he stops what he is doing and starts hamming it up for the camera. These are what I managed to get one day.
I'm 27 weeks along and I was feeling a little guilty for not taking any maternity pictures yet. So here ya go. Austin of course wanted to get in the pictures. I was wearing my glasses because I am still getting over an eye infection.
Austin has been asking for a cheeseburger and french fries for about a week. I finally broke down and took him to McDonalds for lunch yesterday. We were sitting there enjoying our meal and he kept staring at a table of 4 senior citizens. They were about 72 years old. They had all met there to eat lunch. He looked at them for about 15 minutes and then he pointed at them. I asked him what he was looking at and he said "I like those kids" They heard him at the other table and started to laugh. Sometimes he surprises me with the things he says.
In February I had my last Basic Cake Decorating Class. I had 12 students and it was a wonderful class. All the students were energetic and very talented. I'm sad I won't be teaching it again anytime soon but I know it will be better for me and my family to give them my full attention when Baby comes.