Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hooray! Hee hee hee hee hee.

That ladies and Gents, is what Austin's newest possesion says.

This thing right here. Yup, our new Elmo potty!!!

For the last little bit Austin has been throwing some major tantrums when I go to put a new diaper on him. I keep telling him that he can go without the diaper once he starts using the potty. So, I went out and got a potty. We're going to keep it in the bathroom so that he can get used to it being in there. I think tomorrow he can sit on it if he wants, no pressures here. We still have lots of time so I'm not too worried.

The best part about this potty though is, that the white seat part can fit onto a regular toilet seat, and the bottom can turn into a step stool. I say well worth the money for it. (and umm I did mention, it talks! But not that crazy scary as soon as pee hits the sensor it talks to you, you have to high five Elmo to get him to talk.)

I will keep you updated on our potty adventures as we go!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Houston, we have a reader!

My son is so adorable!! He's started to read. Before I would try to read with him and even get him to look at books and he wouldn't. He still will only sit for maybe 2-3 pages while I read to him but now he reads on his own. Instead of it being super quiet and me in a panic thinking "uh oh, what is he getting into?" I look over and he's sitting on the floor with a book in his lap studying every page. Then he will turn the page and go through the whole book. He got a set of Thomas the Tank Engine books for his birthday that he's just shown an interest in and will sit and read them.

He also has a thomas the Tank Engine sheet for his crib, (which is a little big for the mattress since he managed to pull it off and throw it on the floor after his nap this afternoon) and yesterday when Dave got him up from his nap he said choo choo. He also said this morning baby.

The other day he sat and read through an entire book, then looked at me and started waving the book around and talking very excitedly in his super cute babble. I'm guessing he was telling me all about the pictures he had just read.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Start to the day

I started the morning by walking into my son's room to find his blankets and stuffed animal on the floor. Right beside his pj's and diaper. Sure enough, he peed out the slats of the crib all over his blanket. At lease he didn't poop. lol.

He tries to say fishies now and puppy. I know when he means kitty.

Today I am headed to a stamp a stack to make some fun cards. Can't wait!

**101 in 1,001 update**

Dave and I went on a date night

I read the penny pincher's club by Sarah Strohmeyer. It was a good read very quick. I read it within a few hours.

I'm still in the middle of reading the hour I first believed.

Ok, to be honest, I saved this post to finish it later and finish my updates to my 101 in 1,001 list but now I can't remember where I was going with it so I shall post it now. This was written saturday morning.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Somewhere over the rainbow

Just getting a quick update in while Austin is finishing his nap (ok, maybe he's playing with his gloworm but he's being quiet still) We've had a busy few weeks. I only have 3 weeks left of my course, then I have to write my exam!! eek! kind of nervous. however all the assignments I've done so far have come back as 10/10 so maybe I shouldn't be? Plus, I got into a craft sale at a church last minute so I did that last weekend, managed to sell over half of the cards so now I need to make more. I only have a few birthday and no thank you cards left so I have to get busy! Our church craft sale is on May 8th, and the last day for my course is May 10th, so of course everything is squished in there. lol. I'm not too worried since I only have to finish up one assignment then read the next chapter and do that assignment.

Austing seems to be getting more words out. He says socks (sox) kind of says shoes, and I think he's saying what's that and points at things. Hopefully he gets a few more out there soon.

Today we weeded the garden in preparation to plant the bulbs I bought and Austin played with the weeds I pulled out...... until I made the mistake of showing him a worm. I thought, he's never seen one, lets see what he does. I put the worm on my hand and held it up for him to see. He walked over, bent over and looked, then picked the worm up and tried to eat it. Sigh. Of course I said no and took the worm away but he kept trying to find it in the dirt after that. I do have to wonder though what he would have done had I let him eat the worm. Can you die from eating worms?? lol. I know there is the book/movie how to eat fried worms, but still... no worms for my little boy!! (at least not until he's older and I don't know he ate it. lol.)

Well, I better get upstairs and get sleeping beauty changed.

Friday, April 9, 2010

an Update...

Yes it's been a while. I have been keeping very busy. I promise to share some adorable pictures of our little man.

Austin is getting bigger and bigger. I can't believe that somedays he's so big. it's crazy! He is babbling a lot more but also learning how to say words. I just have to keep reminding myself to enunciate words and encourage him to say everything now. He says mama, dada, uh oh, and just started saying - more, and grandma. I asked him to say please the other day and he gave me a kiss. I think that is a good alternative to please for now. lol. I keep asking though, can you say ______? Today I tried to get "fish" out of him however he only made the F sound of it.

Austin hates wearing socks. he keeps pulling them off all the time. However he doesn't just leave them lying around, he's been wearing them on his hands instead. It's really cute to see him trying to do things with socks on his hands.

Dave is home, back to work and we are settling into our ways again. I will admit, I do miss spreading out in bed some nights. lol. I'm trying to expand my cooking skills, we will see how that goes. lol.

Here are some pics of Austin. First up, some Easter pictures.

Austin getting ready to go out to GG's for dinner. lol.

His super awesome pants.

Not wanting to pose with Logan to see their matching cute Easter outfits. (this freak out was because Logan was touching him and also had some kicking and pushing of Logan. Poor Logan. lol)

Cutie Pie!

Egg hunt!!

Chilling with mommy's sunglasses.

Trying to put on his rubber boots.

Yay check out my good job!

And, some videos for you.

101 in 1,001 update:

There is a lot to update here...

First, I finally set up my etsy shop. I don't have anything in it yet, but it's set up. the address is I have also set up a blog with pictures of my current craft things, it's Feel free to check out the blog and leave some feedback!!

I've read 3 more books. I read Dave Ramsey's Total Money makeover. We are working on doing a money makeover in our house and hopefully this will help us out.

I also read Water for elephants by Sara Gruen. It was a great read and I loved the story.

Last book is Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It was a good book, however incredibly sad. Glad I was done it but like I said, I did enjoy it.

I also just started the Hour I first Believed by Wally Lamb. So far it's really good.

*We went to the Zoo a few weeks ago with My cousin Sarah and her kiddies. We had a blast that day. Only one more zoo trip next year to reach my once per year goal.

*Last week My mom, my grandma, helen and I went into Toronto to see Jersey boys. I loved it, so much fun!

*I bought myself flowers last week, just cuz. AND they are still alive. woo hoo!

*rearranged our bedroom.

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