Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dude Face

Yes, that is Austin's nickname.  I'm not sure how it came about, but it is the one that has stuck. Our little dude is now 15 months old.  He has changed so much over the last few weeks and is more of a toddler now than my little baby boy.  Here are his new developments:
-He has 8 teeth now. (4 of them came in at the same time last week)
-weighs 25 lbs (70 percentile)
-Is 32 inches tall (80 percentile)
-He is a walking machine.  He started walking at 14 months and now just wants to walk everywhere.  However, he is a little too confident in his new ability and therefore always has bumps and bruises from falling down.
-Austin loves spoons of any kind. Whenever we go anywhere Austin has a spoon in hand.  It's even kind of a joke now whenever we go to the pool, playgroup, store, etc. He just loves to stir things and scoop things.
 -He is also really into pots and pans lately. In the picture below you can see he set out all the pans and gave them all lids!  He would play with them all day long.  So I got him his own mini set which he loves! (Notice all the spoons in the background. The bigger the spoon, the more he wants it)
-Austin has become such a picky eater. I can count about 8 things that I know he will eat and none of those are veggies!  He has really started to want to feed himself so maybe that will help but we are really trying hard to expand his menu.
-He has finally learned to drink from a sippy cup. Yes, it really has taken him this long! He nursed just fine but it took him awhile to figure out how to use the sippy cup.
-Austin loves to do things he sees Matthew and I do. His favorite things to imitate are brushing teeth, putting on makeup, stirring cooking food (of course), talking on the cell phone and putting on shoes.
-Austin has been learning baby sign. He can sign milk, water, eat, more, all done, cookie, bird, bath, hat, book and ball.
-He is learning body parts and can point to his head, ears, eyes, nose, and belly button.
-I love my little dude face!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Playing at the Park

This week has been the first time since we moved here that the temperatures have been under 90 degrees during the day. It has felt wonderful. So we made a trip to the park for a playdate. Austin loved going down the slide...


...but most of all he loved scooping up dirt into his cup.

Monday, October 04, 2010

White Coat Ceremony

Over the weekend Matthew received his white coat. This is a ceremony in many medical schools to symbolize the start of their professional career and the students all recite an oath to uphold medical morals and ethics.
I'm so proud of Matthew and excited for this experience.
This is my friend Heather's picture. She does amazing photography and it was such a good shot of all the students in their white coats reading the oath.
Matthew's mom was able to come in town for the ceremony and it was so nice to be able to spend the weekend with her. Austin loved having someone else to play with.
Doesn't Matthew look so official!