Tuesday, April 26, 2011


My friend Megan and I swapped babysitting so we could go to our church youth fund-raiser. Austin and Madden had a blast together. Austin loved having someone there to boss around..I mean play with :) Austin found a tub for his trains and put his blankie under it and started jumping off of it. With some encouragement Madden joined it. They were laughing and running around and we thought it was really cute.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

We got to color easter eggs this year with Austin. He really enjoyed it. I think he favorite part was not having to wear cloths.

Austin decorated the egg carton with the stickers that came in the egg coloring kit box.

After we finished coloring the eggs Austin wanted to play with them. He would put them in their egg crate and have them talk to each other. It was really funny. They were his new favorite toys. He enjoyed eating them as well.

Today the Easter Bunny Came and he brought Austin some candy and sidewalk chalk. Austin was really excited and the Jelly Beans were his favorite treat in his basket.

This is the bow-tie I made for Austin. When I showed Jeff he said "I don't think it's big enough." Har har! I think it looked really cute and Austin liked wearing it.

I think Austin looks just like Jeff in this picture. I think it is his facial expression!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeff

Jeff is 27 years old. His birthday was yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post pictures. Instead of a cake Jeff wanted some lemon meringue pie. There is another pie crust waiting to be filled :) I'm sure Jeff is happy about that. I got Jeff a Sheldon Cooper shirt from Big Bang Theory. He wasn't expecting anything because he got an air compressor a few weeks ago for his birthday/graduation. It was a great day.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Go Outside

Austin wants to spend every minute of the day outside. Rain or shine he asks to go outside. He loves to wander around the yard and look for bugs.

He also rides his bike a lot. GG and Pap Pap gave him that bike for Easter last year. He still can't reach the peddles but he is fast. He just uses his feet to push himself along.

He also loves to put things in the compartment under the seat. We find all sorts of things in there. Currently there are two large rocks. You'd think they'd slow him down but they don't.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great Customer Service

A few weeks ago my dear husband accidentally broke my quilting ruler. It had fallen off of my sewing table and part of it was laying on the ground and the other part of it was laying on top of a toy. He did not see it when he was putting my sewing table away for me and he stepped on it and snapped the corner off. I knew it wasn't his fault but I was really sad. I'm really frugal and I hate buying things that I already owned. I noticed on the Fiskars website that all their products have a lifetime warranty. I followed the customer service instructions which was to send an email describing the product and I included a picture of my broken ruler. They are sending me one to replace it for FREE! I am so pleased! I will definitely be purchasing Fiskars products in the future.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Things you might not know about Austin

Austin is a funny little guy. He does a lot of strange things and I thought I'd write some of them down. So here are some things you might not know about Austin.

1. He is two and a half and he is finally wearing 2T cloths.
2. Austin loves prunes. He asks me for one almost every day.
3. He likes to put the dishwasher finish tablet into the dishwasher.
4. He calls excavators Snort. He got that from the book "Are you my mother"
5. Austin loves to be outside.
6. He has added the word "needs" to his vocabulary. Some of his "needs" include....dirt....a good tacco....french fries...a new teddy bear...pizza...baths...buzzer...tools...pennies...chocolate milk...train books.
7. Austin can count to 10
8. He can use the potty
9. He likes to color but he is picky about his medium. He prefers paints and markers.
10. Austin loves to feel baby Bennett kick.
11. He likes to boss our cat Chloe around.
12. Austin is obsessed with trains, planes, vehicles, construction equipment, farm equipment, garbage trucks and tools.
13. Sometimes when I am singing he tells me to "turn it off"
14. He loves baths and showers.
15. He likes to help do the dishes which is just another way to play in water.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Our Little Visitor

Austin was concerned about what the birds outside were going to eat. I told him we could leave some bread for them. Jeff and Austin put a bunch of bread pieces on our balcony a few days ago. We forgot about them and then I heard a munching sound. I looked out and saw this little guy. He was enjoying the bread that Austin left for the birds. Austin was really excited about him eating the bread. He stayed for awhile even though the sliding door was open and Austin kept trying to scare him by yelling "Boo".