Monday, December 28, 2009

Pregnancy Hormones

Haha!  I think the title of this post explains a lot!  Lately I have been thinking a lot about when Hunter arrives.  I am so super excited about having another boy!  I must say it makes me really start to think about all the memories with Austin which makes me emotional.  Haha.  David can totally agree with me being emotional.  (Short story-got home from Christmas shopping and wasn't feeling all that great and David joked about not getting any matching outfits (got the boys matching onezies for when Hunter arrives) that said something about Dad on them (they really had none I searched the entire store) and I started crying which caused David to freak out.  Haha.  It's funny now but at the time I was not feeling good and him joking with me was not what I wanted to hear.  Anyways...back to my emotional state of mind and being pregnant I can't believe that our baby (Austin) is almost two!  I just got done scrolling down the side of our blog looking at how he has grown and it blows me away!  He is becoming such a big boy and I love it but miss the baby days...I guess that's why we are having another one.  Haha!  So being a weird emotional mom I thought I could post a picture of Austin when he was little and now so you all can see how much our little boy has grown.  

Our first shots of Austin by his stuffed football!
What a difference 19 months makes!
The first of many diaper genie full trash bags!
One day we won't need the diaper genie...just practicing here :)
First bites from a spoon...not to thrilled.
Now we feed ourselves and can't get enough!
A smile that started off so cute...
And of course still is!

Christmas 2009!

I can't believe that we celebrated Austin's second Christmas this year!  At school Austin had an elf watching over him and one even showed up at our house which we think he named could have been named More Milk as they both sound the same.  Haha!  We celebrated Christmas early with my parents since we were headed to Arkansas for the "last" Christmas at Grammie and Caw Caw's where they was another elf.  Man Santa has a lot of those guys!  Austin of course got more toys than we have room for and I am actually thinking of holding off on the train table and set that we got him and waiting for his birthday as he already has plenty to play with plus it might be a good distraction for when Hunter arrives.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their family because we feel very blessed my the family that we have.  As always our parents spoiled Austin and us which made me start thinking...maybe we need to save for when Austin gets older.  Haha!  Below are just a few pictures that we took over the Christmas holidays...enjoy!  

Austin's visit to Santa...very serious as always but no tears!
Austin helping decorate our Christmas tree!
Is that Santa coming down the chimney?
 "Elmo" was even at Grammie's!  Wow!
Austin on Christmas Eve thinking "I wonder when Santa will get here?"
Santa brought goodies!  I'm glad he knew we were in Arkansas and not at home.
  Christmas Day Family Photo!
Opening up all these presents will wear you out!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Thanksgiving of many "FIRSTS!"

Well let me begin by saying this Thanksgiving was one of many firsts. Haha!

1st FIRST: Since we are trying to get the room ready for our new arrival we decided to move Austin into a "big boy" bed. He loves it! We sleep GREAT in it at night but nap times we go to the other room to sleep in the crib.

Austin helping Daddy put his "big boy" bed together!
 The BIG BOY ROOM is complete!
Austin testing out his new bed!

2nd FIRST: Austin showed us he knows how to climb out of the crib. Haha! I guess since he has his "big boy" room he figured he would expand his horizons and show us some new tricks. He never once tried climbing out of the crib before the "big boy" bed but when he went down for a nap the next day he showed us he can climb and he can decorate. Haha! He chose to go for the winter look by emptying our entire paper shredder all over the ENTIRE room to make it look like it had snowed. I have to admit it was pretty funny! We got the camera and video camera and David recorded us trying to clean which then turned into a paper fight. One of my favorite memories now!

Uh Oh!  They caught me!

3rd FIRST: I cooked my first turkey EVER! I was a little nervous when on Tuesday (2 days before Thanksgiving) people starting concerning me because I hadn't bought a turkey yet and they told me it takes DAYS to thaw. Luckily for me, I went to the store that day after work and they had fresh turkeys so I was all set...OR SO WE THOUGHT! I knew about prepping the turkey and I even got myself a really good recipe that I found online. It called for a bottle of champagne which I was worried about at first but again after talking to co-workers they assured me that cooked alcohol is okay for pregnant people. So everything was perfect: I had made the mashed potatoes, the green bean casserole, fruit salad, stuffing that was in the turkey, stuffing that was out of the turkey...AND THEN...I decided to move the turkey in the oven to cook more in the middle of the oven since the stuffing (out of the turkey) no longer needed to be cooked...BIG MISTAKE!! You can't really drag a 18-19 lb. turkey pre-stuffed in your oven. Does anyone know why? Well two things: the juices may spill out of the oven bag or the foil pan may get a hole. Not sure which happend but something did and then the sizzling began. Let me remind you that my recipe called for a bottle of champagne. I of course stayed by the oven while everyone else was enjoying the company and kept saying "'s starting to smoke a little bit." Minutes later smoke was coming out of the top of the oven and within minutes our entire house was filled with smoke. It was quite a scene but I reassured everyone over dinner which still turned out delicious that if I hadn't filled the house with smoke we wouldn't have any story to talk about for Thanksgiving because the food is the same every year so now we have a TRUE MEMORY!

4th FIRST: Not sure if this is really a first because it is my second time to be pregnant but finally experienced "sickness" the day after Thanksgiving. Just as with Austin who gave me that joy beginning at week 14...this one came at week 19. I must admit that I am glad I never experienced the constant nagging feeling of it. I just feel sick, get sick, and then I'm done.
Well those were all the adventures of our Thanksgiving this year!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

So hard to believe that this was our second year to dress Austin up.  Last year since it was my first year getting a costume I was on the ball.  This year was a little different.  Haha!  I had originally thought that he was going to be a train conductor because this summer he got a train conductor costume and looked very cute but as Halloween approached I kept thinking that I wanted to dress him like a "baby" one more year.  So Halloween day I called around and Pottery Barn Kids had a few left.  Austin was taking a morning nap so I had them put a few on hold until  could go and look at them.  I decided to go with the spider!  It won't be to long till he is telling me what he wants to be so until that happens "baby" cute costumes it is.  This year Daddy was able to be home for Halloween since it happened to fall on a Saturday night so that was nice!  We took many pictures so I am just posting a few of our cute little spider.

Family Photo
Daddy and Austin
Plotting where to make his web (or looking at the plane go by...haha).
Spider creeping along!
This picture just makes me think about what he will look like when he is older.
Isn't tonight about candy?  I'm going to find ours!
(One of my favorite pictures of the night because you can see all of the legs!)
Spider waiting anxiously for his food...a sucker.
Second annual pose sitting in the candy bucket.  Don't think we will be able to do this next year!
Mom I gotta get my gear on for the game!
Sorry Trick-or-Treaters...we're done!  It's game time!  Go Horns!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Top Ten Latest Favorites:

10.  Austin clapping along with the radio. (He loves KSBJ like his mommy!)
9.  Austin laughing when other people laugh or at the radio if they laugh.
8.  Austin trying to do "Go Horns! Go!"
7.  Austin walking with a purpose and moving his arms.
6.  Austin trying to always help.  He cleans up his toys and puts his dirty laundry in his hamper.
5.  Austin trying to dress himself: clothes, shoes, and hat.
4.  Austin and Daddy playing "football".  (They catch (Austin can now catch a big football), tackle, practice fumble recoveries, and work on touchdown celebration dances-Austin's favorite.)
3.  Austin running in place when he gets excited or hears music.
2.  Austin and Daddy just being together and watching them.
1.  Picking up Austin in the morning out of his crib during the week and he wraps his legs and arms around me so tight.

Austin taking a shower with Daddy!  (I think he is thinking, "Mom! What are you doing?  I'm naked!")

Pumpkin Patch 2009!

I can't believe we have known been able to take Austin to the pumpkin patch for the second time.  Time sure is flying by fast.  Last year we could put Austin on the pile of pumpkins and he would sit there and just smile at us...this year was a little different.  Haha!  Not a bad different but just different.  He wanted to climb and not sit on the pumpkins, he wanted to look at everyone and everything but the camera, and would really only smile when Dad was behind the camera.  I think this is because he is used to me ALL the time and gets excited when he sees his daddy.  Well we still got a few good shots in next year will be lots of fun when we bring our two little pumpkins.  Austin and his little brother or sister!

First family hay ride!  Austin loved it!
Mommy and Austin on the hayride.
(Another good picture because Austin likes looking at daddy.)
Daddy and Austin sitting with the animals!
Gobble! Gobble!  (Austin wasn't to sure about this hay turkey.)
Our "bootiful" and cute little ghost!
Austin sitting in the pile of pumpkins!
Austin climbing in the pile of pumpkins!
Mommy and Austin sitting in the pumpkins! (Looks right at daddy to take the picture.)
Daddy and Austin sitting in the pumpkins! (No attention to mommy taking the picture.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Handsome Penguin!

So this past weekend my friend that I have had since third grade Trisha got married.  Can't believe we are all married now!  Well after Austin was born my aunt gave me the "tux" that my cousin Cody wore to my wedding.  I have to say that it melted my heart to see both of my men walking up to me last night.  I wasn't able to be with them all day as we had lots of girly things to do so David was in charge of little man as well as getting him dressed and then coming to the reception and he did a GREAT job!  Austin looked absolutely adorable and quite handsome.  I even think some of the little girls there loved how he looked because one little girl that was probably four or so grabbed his hands while he was walking around the dance floor and started dancing with him.  Wish my camera was in my hand because it was the cutest thing I have ever seen!  She was swinging his hands side to side and he was just standing there being a good sport.  Here are just a few of the pictures we took of our little handsome penguin....enjoy!  (You will have to ignore his swollen eye.  He got a mosquito bite the night before and he usually swells up when he gets one of those.  He still looks cute though!)

Family Photo (gotta love Austin's face)
  My Two Handsome Boys!  I love them so much!
Austin and Me (Daddy did a great job taking this picture!)
  Austin and Me his face so had to add this one too!
Playing with the flower petals on the dance floor!
 Breaking it Down on the Dance Floor!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mac N Cheese!

Austin definitely has some favorite foods but will really eat anything you give him.  The other night it was just the two of us so I decided to make him some Kraft Mac N Cheese.  He of course ate every single noodle that was placed on his plate and tried his best to use his spoon with picking up the food with his hand and then placing it on the spoon but soon realized he could get a lot more if he just shoved it all in his mouth.  Since he was taking huge chunks some would make it into his mouth and others on his shirt.  Austin is not one to waste or every leave food his loves behind so he made sure he got every noodle he dropped on his shirt as well as the ones that fell into his chair.  Haha!

Wow! I have a whole plate full on my shirt I still can eat.
Uh Oh!  I have a piece on my arm.
  No worries!  I will just lick it off!
Can't forget about what fell in my seat!