Friday, October 30, 2009

New milestones.

This kid is too smart for me. He's now figured out he can move his highchair... (I'm predicting this does not turn out well at all.) and he's started to figure out loop holes. He knows I say no and he gets in trouble when he touches the lamps... so what does he do? Goes and gets a toy and touches the lamp with the toy. Oh this kid, he's going to be a handful for me when he gets older!!!
He likes to bang on things with his hands. He's also figured out his temper. His very first temper tantrum was a few weeks ago when I was getting him out of the bath. He didn't want to get out, he wasn't done playing. He screamed and kicked while I got him out, got his towel on and took him to his room. It wasn't until his pj's were on that he finally calmed down. The other day he turned on the tv and there wasn't anything on it so he started yelling and banging the tv. (usually I forget to shut off the dvd player so something usually comes up)
He is walking much quicker and can now even stand himself up without needing to hold on to anything. Most times instead of taking 2 steps then crawling because it's easier he will stand himself up and walk somewhere instead. He still loves to open and slam doors, and when you tell him no he will look at you and do it anyways with a smile.

He's actually growing some hair now. I spiked his hair after his bath last night and it was still sticking up this morning, usually it falls flat because there isn't enough hair to stay standing up. It looks so cute that I'm going to leave it standing up for the day. I will get a picture later!
Here are some pictures from this week.

He was standing at the tv and got his food stuck in his toy. He didn't seem all that worried about getting it out.

And here are some pictures from our snacktime the other day. It was his first time drinking homo milk and we were having a cheese string.

Milk Moustache!!!!

And obviously I will have tons of cute halloween pictures after tomorrow!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Flu season.

I think I may just stay home and keep Austin home and locked up with me this winter. I don't do flu shots. 4 or 5 years ago I got the flu shot. Within a week of the shot I got the flu. That winter, I got it 3 more times. Horrible sick feverish can't get off the couch flu's. The next year, I didn't get the flu shot. I didn't get the flu. And I haven't since. I know I won't be getting the flu shot. The only thing is will Austin. I really don't know. When I was a baby I got the measles shortly after getting my measles shot. I got really sick. Even though it wasn't right after his shots Austin got Roseola (baby measles.) How? I still haven't figured it out. No one we know has had the measles. He needed to come in contact with it to get it. How did he come in contact? Did the stuff from the vaccinations stay dormant for a while then decide to rear it's ugly head? I don't know. Do I really want to give him the flu shot knowing my history with shots??? After the measles thing, do I want to test out the flu shot on him?? Not really sure.

**Yes, I know every single medical professional and all the information put out about the flu shot says over and over again you can't get the flu from the flu shot. If you can't someone please explain to me what happened, and why I got sick so many times that year but haven't gotten sick since...**

Don't even get me started on the H1N1 shot. H1N1 scares the shit out of me. I'm on a few different chat boards and have heard about how healthy mothers have died from this virus leaving their babies behind. I've heard of children having it and being horribly sick and in comas. I've heard on the news of all the deaths. It scares me. But..... I've also heard about the lack of testing on the H1N1 shot and the girl who can only walk backwards... (as funny as it sounds it's pretty scary) Do I really want to put myself or my child at risk?? I'm going to be putting him at risk anyways. Do I risk giving him the vaccine and him getting some horrible side effect from it because there isn't comprehensive testing and trials done on the vaccine? Or even worse, if it something like the flu shot and knowing my history getting the shot and getting sick from it? Or, do I risk not giving him the shot and put him at risk of getting H1N1. Could I live with myself if either of us gets sick either way?

So, if you need to find us, we may be locked up in our house until spring.....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trying not to have a lazy sunday.

It's less than a week now until halloween! I can't wait. We have to carve austin's pumpkin out this week, I might wait until friday to do it, then I can put it outside on saturday and hopefully no one smashes it.

I have lots of preparations for Austin's birthday to do still. I started a to do list but haven't really gotten much accomplished so I am going to divide it up by weeks and write down what I want to get done that week. makes it easier for me to be accountable. Austin is with my mom and step dad today because I had my card class. While he's still visiting with alllll the grandparents (my dad and step mom are also at my brother's) and my brother Helen and the twins I decided to stay home and get some work done. I've got laundry to do (both mine and austin's) plus I want to do some cleaning and some homework. That means I really should get off this computer and get some work done. I just thought I would get a post done first.

Austin is doing amazing. His second tooth has come through. He's walking much quicker now. He almost ran towards the laptop when I was showing dave his walking on the webcam. He is actually saying mama now and coming to me so he's figured out how to connect the word to me. He still chews on everything and rubs his gums on everything.... including his crib. Because he has one tooth he's scraped the paint off the crib from rubbing his gums.

I'm still gearing up for his first birthday, it's going to be one crazy celebration!!! I will definately have some pictures of the crazyness. Dave is going to be home too, which is a fantastic thing. West Jet had a seat sale on so we got his flight for really cheap. I can't wait for Dave to see our house transformed into an elmo wonderland!! lol.

Well, I better get off my rear and get some work done around here!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

it's thursday!

I figured I would post a quick update while my baby is napping...

I have been keeping pretty busy with the birthday party plans. Our house will look like a giant elmo nightmare.. lol. I've got some great decorating plans! The invites are almost ready and now i just have to sit and figure out what kind of food I want to be serving. I have found some elmo cookies to serve.

I've been really tired. I haven't really been tired able to fall asleep at night until 1 or 2, so our afternoons are filled with nap times. lol.

We were at a halloween part and austin showed up as the ever aadorable skunk. Got some great pics, can't wait for Halloween night to show him off.

His second tooth finally broke through this week, he looks so cute with his 2 teeth in there!!

Well, the mister is awake now and fussing, plus dinner needs to be checked.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birthday party plans!

I've been super busy with Austin's first birthday party plans. Only one month to go! We are doing an elmo theme. A great friend is designing some elmo invitations for me which will be in the mail as soon as they are done. I went to the party store today. I've been checking out ebay for some elmo things. There was a set of first birthday elmo things on there. The price was pretty good. Then I went to the party store. The ebay price was fantastic. When I looked at the ebay listing I realized that for the same price I could sacrifice the first birthday elmo party trimmings and just go with elmo and get more. So I did. And with the help of my dad we won the ebay bid for a 32 set of elmo party supplies! There are 32 big plates, 32 little plates, 32 cups, 32 big napkins 32 (or 16, can't remember) litle napkins, a table cloth, centrepiece, some invitations (which I don't need but pretty much free once you figure out the cost to buy everything seperate) and an elmo book. Even with shipping I am still paying less then buying both sets of plates in the stores. Here is a picture of the 'goods'

I also picked up today from the party store some elmo coloring books to go in the favor bags instead of useless toys the older kids at the party won't use, for the younger kids (my new niece and nephew for one) an elmo story book with a squeeker in it. And, since I wasn't sure if I would be getting the set off ebay I bought some plastic re-usable elmo plates for only $0.33 each! I figured the kids could eat off them and take them home as a favor as well. I have found some really cute elmo mylar balloons online too that they don't sell around here I may order, including the 5 foot tall floating elmo. I'm getting very excited now! Less than a month to go!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkin picking!

Today we went pumpkin picking. Had a great day. A little muddy but no one really noticed. I got some fantastic pictures today but a little annoyed that my camera broke. I had left it on and like usual the screen shuts off to conserve battery power. Well, it wouldn't turn back on, not even to close the lens. I took the battery out and tried a few times, nothing worked. I put it back in my purse. Got home, got the warranty and while I'm on my way to future shop it starts working again. Very random. I still asked about it and they said they would send it away, it would be a few weeks. Ummm I can't go a few weeks without my camera! I don't know what I'm going to do, I want to get it fixed but with so much stuff coming up in the next few weeks/month I don't want to go without a camera. (ie his 11 month pictures, the twins arrival, his first halloween, then his birthday)

Anyways.. some great pictures..

Friday, October 9, 2009


Austin is a great sharer. I think the count of people he's shared his cold with is at 4. At least he shares right?? lol.

I need to get over this cold, because it's now less than a week until my niece and nephew arrive! I'm very excited and can't wait. I've already got the babysitter lined up so that I can visit.

Not too much going on here. We're going pumpkin picking tomorrow so I will definately have some pictures to share. I'm tired so I'm heading to sleep.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I was just updating my 101 in 1,001 list and realized I was supposed to make 10 new goals by september 1st. Obviously I completely forgot about them so I will try to have 10 new goals up by next week.


I can't believe it's october already! I can't wait to get Austin all dressed up in his halloween costume. I think we are going pumpkin picking this weekend. For the past 2 years I have hung some lights and handed out candy but never got around to getting pumpkins. Last year while sitting on my front step handing out candy (because it would have been way too much pain to get up and down every time the door rang) in a blanket with my gigantic belly I swore that this year we would have pumpkins. So this year we're going to get pumpkins. I also can't wait to get some adorable pictures of Austin walking around the pumkin patch.

Austin is also 11 months old next week. I really need to get a move on his birthday party plans, I want to make some super adorable invitations!

I also need to go through my 101 in 1,001 list and update it. I'm sure there have been a few things I've finished and haven't marked off. I know the last book I read was finger lickin fifteen by Janet Evanovich. I better get back to reading if I want to get my 25 done by december 31st!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009


It has finally happened, Little Mister Austin has teeth! I never thought he would get them. He's pretty cranky and waking up at least once through the night but yay teeth!! I think he also caught a cold somehow. He's miserable tonight. He is finally down for the night I think, but he's been up crying for at least an hour and half now. I had to dig out the vapourizer and set it up in his room hoping that helps with the congestion.

It's very hard to believe but Austin is almost a year old! only a month and a week to go! I really need to get cracking on the party plans and invitations! I've been looking forward to the party planning for months but I haven't really gotten into it. I haven't really been doing much craft stuff lately, I will need to get back into it very soon. I have some christmas cards to make soon!!

It has also been 2 years yesterday (or 2 days ago, the 4th, since it's now after midnight) since we got possesion of our house. It's crazy that it's been 2 years already!! I remember the excitement and our first night sleeping in our house (which wasn't till november) but we slept on the airmattress in the living room with no furniture. It was great.

Well, someone has woken back up. Boo. I'm going to get him to settle back down again then head to bed myself.

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