Sunday, March 20, 2011


Here is what Austin gets to do when he is sick:

We just can't seem to kick the sicknesses going around. Mostly he has this horrendous cough. Hopefully this sickness will pass quicker than the last time.

I wanted to post some videos of some non-sick times we have had.  Austin is really starting to talk and it's so cute.  He also just loves to babble too.  These videos are kinda long and not super exciting but of course I think they are adorable!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Swim of the Year

Friday, March 11, 2011


It's pretty much summer time already. It reached 87 degrees yesterday.  Time to break these out:

Austin helped me make another treat yesterday.  This one was quite a bit more healthy than the last treat we made together. He helped me make peanut butter balls. I got the recipe from one of my favorite kid-friendly cooking websites here.  Again, he loved to help and concentrated really hard while stirring and dipping the balls in coconut.
Yes, we sat on the kitchen floor while we made these and please excuse Austin's post-nap hair!  The last picture is Austin eating a peanut butter ball. He popped the whole thing in his mouth and then kept asking for more.  I'm so glad he likes them as they are a  great, healthy snack.

A little later we went out on our porch to blow bubbles and Austin really wanted to do it himself.  He didn't really get any bubbles to form but he sure played with the bottle for a long time.  He just sat outside and kept pulling the bubble stick in and out of the bottle.  It was one of those spill proof bottles.  It was really cute to watch.

I sure love this little boy!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Spring Break

Having a break is so nice! We didn't go anywhere but just enjoyed the time together and relaxed.  Matthew got to spend the whole week with Austin and I. Here are a few of the things we did last week during the break:
- Got free pancakes on National Pancake Day (Thanks for the tip Jenna!)

-Went to the Children's Museum.  Austin loved it so much! It was so fun to watch him play. The Market and the Noodle Forest were his favorites.

-Checked out the local farmers' market and got the best best tasting oranges I have ever had
-Took advantage of out 70 degree weather to spend some time outside
-Austin went on some errands with Matthew and came home with this:

Of course Austin loved his first ice-cream cone and of course a huge mess was to follow and we didn't even get into the whole edible cone thing.

Overall, great week and now back to real life starting today.