This is our favorite park. We love it because it is really big and fenced in. And there isn't sand.
Austin really only likes to play at the park if there are other kids there. If we go and there isn't anyone there he asks to go home. Bennett is always content with me holding him or just staying in his car seat.
On Martin Luther King day I was able to go to the Miami Children's Museum with my friend Gina and her son Lucas. Lucas is Austin's best friend. They are little buddies. It is so fun to see them play together.
Austin loved the exhibit with the police motorcycle and the fire truck.
His favorite exhibit was the pirate area. There was a ship with a plank and a wheel to steer the ship. There was also sand with buried treasure. He also loved to walk on the bridge that swayed.
Austin and Lucas loaded crates at the dock.
Here the kids are doing the Limbo. I don't think they quite got the idea of the game.
Austin played the bongos on the cruise ship.
This is the teddy bear exhibit. The boys liked sitting at this little table together. It was really hard to get a good picture of both of them together. This is the best I could do. I took all these photos with my phone. That is why they aren't very crisp. Austin was running around all over the place. There were a lot of different things to do. I'm looking forward to going back again.
I was at Joanns getting some felt for a project I was working on and I spotted some Christmas clearance stuff. I was looking through it and not really paying attention to what Austin was playing with and he said, "Look, I'm a King!" I turned and looked at him and this is what I saw. It surprised me so much and I burst out laughing. His little eyes were shifting behind the nut cracker mask. It was so funny.
We didn't end up buying it but I was really glad I was able to take a picture with my phone.
The first Saturday of every month Home Depot has a Kids Workshop. It is for kids 5 and up but Austin can do the projects so they don't care that he is only three. He LOVES it! He loves to use the tools and build the project and then when he finishes they give him juice and a bag of chips. He usually wears his little home depot apron and for each project he completes they give him a different pin with a picture of the project. After the workshop we walk around the store. His favorite isle is still the PVC piping.
We accidentally forgot his project so we had to go back and try to get it back. His wasn't there but they did have a few extras that he was able to pick from. I don't think he knew the difference and he was really happy to have his "coin house" back.
Bennett is my new little shopping cart expert (at sitting). I put him in the shopping cart seat at Walmart for the first time. It took me a really long time to get through the store because EVERYONE that saw him stopped and talked to me about it. They all thought he was a lot younger then he was. He is almost 8 months now and sitting like a pro. He loved being in the cart and it was a lot easier to shop with him in there instead of the bajorn or his seat perched on top of the cart.
The Nelson and the Sheppard family visited us in Florida. It was a lot of fun. We spent a lot of time at the beach.
Tiff took all these pictures at the beach. I love this one she got of Carter and Austin getting hit by a wave.
The first time we went to the beach I spent most of my time like this. The second time we went Jeff stayed home with Bennett and I just took Austin. It was so much fun. We were able to stay a lot longer and I went in the water and played with Austin.
Austin loves to play in the sand.
Bennett Pre-Haircut. You will get to see how he looks after his haircut and the bottom of this post.
Going for a walk on Main st.
Playing in the fountain.
Making mashed potatoes that could feed an army. I made about double the amount we actually needed.
Alycia making Nadles and gravy.
It was really nice having our traditional New years meal of Pork and Sour crout and nadles. I was glad to have Tiff and Alycia there to help me.
I can't believe my baby got his first hair cut. Tiff and Alycia and Jeff finally convinced me to go through with it.
I love his little wisps of hair but it was time to make his hair all the same length.
Tiff did a really good job!
And Bennett was really good while she was cutting it.
I think she may have taken more off after this picture. You will see the finished hair cut when I post the family pictures Tiff took.