Friday, April 23, 2010
Well, we've been busy bees, rob with steady work, me with steady school and work. I now have 3 weeks off of school (just finished the semseter!) and my final research capstone class and then I'll be done with my classes for my masters degree in teaching, yay! We've done alot this past month, and I'm in the middle of posting alot of pictues from the past few months... click here to see pictures from:
Chattanooga Trip we took a few weeks ago
A few more from our cruise
Austin growing and playing these past few months
We've been outside playing alot and going to the park. We're loving bike riding!!! And Austin LOVES playing outside. We got him a cute little playhouse for outside, and a watertable, which he goes crazy over! The people that lived in the house before us left a really nice swingset! He could spend an hour outside without getting bored. And it's perfect with our fenced in backyard. Austin also LOVES the hottub at my parents house, he wants to go in everynight and play in the water.
Ooh, we just had Austin's 15 month check up, and he is 27 lbs (75%) and 32 1/2 inches tall (75 %). We can tell he's gotten alot taller!
We had a great Easter this year. Austin went to an easter egg hunt at church and then we went to Chattanooga overnight and had a blast. We went to the zoo and on a dinner boat cruise, and then my parents and Jeremy and Charlotte met us on Saturday and we went to the Children's Museum (which is the 2nd time we've been in Chattanooga, it's amazing!!) and then did the aquarium in the afternoon. We of course ate at our favorite place, Cheeburger Cheeburger! yumm. We had such a great time, and Austin especially loved the aquarium this time - we had to drag him away, I can't believe he lasted that long without getting bored!
Austin is of course still growing and changing daily. He still only has 4 top teeth and 4 bottom teeth, but in the past week or so his gums have gotten real sore and I think he's teething the rest of his teethies! He's still saying new words and sounds everyday. He can sing the ABC song, on pitch!! That's my baby :) And he still loves to dance, he's a mess :) He also loves If you're happy and you know it, and his favorite books right now are "Brown Bear," "Goodnight Moon," "Where is the Green Sheep" "Hand Hand Fingers Thumb" and "Peekaboo." He loves reading and wants to sit in your lap and read the books over and over. He has also started playing with his toys more and in different ways - making the car noise and playing with his cars, playing his toy guitar and playing with his little people and blocks.
Austin got a big boy bed, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before. He loves it, but he's only staying in it about half the night!! But, this is better than before, from about 9 months - 1 year, with the ear infections he was hardly sleeping. Speaking of ear infections, still none since the tubes! But, we did have a case of brhoncitis a few months ago. But he's doing great now. I go to New Orleans with work this upcoming week, from Sunday afternoon - late Wednesday evening, and this will be Austin's first night away from Mommy (and daddy!). So, I'm a little nervous, but I think he'll do okay - we're trying to break the wake up and nurse habit, so we're calling this boobieanonymous at grandma's! And then, maybe he'll sleep longer in his bed again.
Austin loves giving kisses and blowing kisses and waving and hugging, it's really sweet :) And he tries to copy you and make you laugh - such a personality :) Well, I think this is all for now, time for bed!