Monday, July 30, 2012
Posted by Matthew and Shanna at 3:12 PM
Friday, July 20, 2012
Austin turned 3 this week! We had a great day celebrating.
I can't believe I now have a three year old. Here are some things I want to remember about Austin at this age:
-He is really into rockets, trains, airplanes, and of course cars.
-He knows his ABC and can count to 10. He has just learned to write the letter A. Pretty sure he has taken after me and is going to be left handed.
-He really loves to dance and to find the beat of anything like when the washer or dishwasher is going. It's so funny to watch him suddenly stop and listen and then bop his head to the beat.
-He still has to go to sleep with bear and blanket.
-His new favorite phrase is "Yeah, lets do it." whenever I suggest we do something.
-He is rockin' it at being potty trained. (It's been about a month and a half)
-He has just started saying "why" to everything we say.
-Loves to give Kensley kisses or get her toys and binkie for her.
-He is a early riser and will sometimes climb up in bed and cuddle with me.
-I love his laugh so much and he laughs a lot at almost anything.
-He is definitely a mama's boy.
And there are so many other reasons why we love Austin and so grateful for his cute self in our family!
Posted by Matthew and Shanna at 11:18 PM
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Matthew took his board exam earlier this week and whew, we are so glad to have that behind us. The last few weeks we have hardly seen him as he has been studying nonstop, day and night. But he is done! This test covered all the material from the two years of medical school he has taken so far. He will have another one at the end of his fourth year.
We were able to have a nice extra long weekend together before his summer classes start back up tomorrow. We took that time to spend as a family and do a couple fun things. On Friday we went to the Arizona Science Museum. We all had fun and learned a few new things.
Posted by Matthew and Shanna at 10:36 PM
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Last weekend we made a quick trip to Pinetop, AZ. It's about 4 hours north of us. We were meeting up with one of Matthew's friend from the mission and his family. We had been seriously trying for a couple of years to get together and nothing has worked out so though we had to make it quick (we were there less than 48 hours) we made it work. I'm so glad we did too cause it was a lot of fun and a great little escape from the Phoenix heat.
It was so nice to see Jason and Lara again and their cute kids. I actually hadn't met any of the kids before, that's how long it had been since we had seen them. Austin got along great with them and they all became good buddies.
Pinetop was beautiful and it felt more like Colorado than Arizona with the high elevation, tall pine trees and cool weather. We did some hiking, swimming, hanging out, and playing at the park with the kids.
Posted by Matthew and Shanna at 10:56 PM