Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We're so blessed to have such a strong foundation of love and commitment to each other. He's my best friend, my biggest supporter and I would truly be lost without him! I'm so lucky!
It never happens...almost a picture of just hubby and I!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tonight while celebrating Austin's Birthday we took a break to enjoy our new back deck! We can't wait to get a table and chairs to chill on out back!
Daddy came home for lunch with the 'real' birthday gift. It was so cute-he was standing on his tiptoes trying so hard to see it. We got it out and he immediately wanted it 'hooked-up' and away he went! He was thrilled!
Our Baby Boy is 2...I just can't believe it!
Papa helped him with his cupake. He had a wonderful birthday!
He mostly says Dada and Papa during the day though. He always wants to know what they are doing or where they are at. When we go by the Yuton elevator on our way into town he points and says, 'Papa'. Papa K is usually at the elevator when we go by in the mornings. Then when we get to the 4-way stop he points to the right and says, 'right, right Maaaamaaa'. He loves going to the Farm and cries when I go straight instead.
He's been such the little trooper this summer with the new house and all the errands that we have to run daily. We're so lucky he's so 'go with the flow' and doesn't seem to mind too much all the running around we've been doing. I'm afraid he'll be bored this winter when things calm down a bit. Plus I think he'll wonder why there aren't constantly people at the new house.
Austin Shane is so sweet and kind hearted. He loves all babies that he sees and doesn't mind sharing his toys most of the time with friends and cousins. He even lets others drive his Gator-which I think is pretty good for a 2 year old! He's a true little farm boy and would much rather be without a shirt and shoes but will wear his mud boots if he has to wear shoes outside. He's a great helper too! I've taught him to put soap in the dishwasher and how to start it. He's also getting good at loading the washer for me too! At the new house he goes around picking up trash and nails for us. I would really like it if time would just stop for awhile, let me enjoy this sweet and innocent age a little longer.
Austin's Favorite Activities:
driving his Gator around and around outside, going on rides in the big Gator, swimming, playing with his tractors and semi's, riding in the back hoe at the new house with Daddy, playing in the mud/dirt at the new house, playing with his cousins and friends, going to the pond, feeding the cats, going to the farm, playing outside in his green rubber boots that go up to his knees, playing catch, and chasing Moxie
Often Heard Phrases/Words:
"where at" for 'where's he/she/it at?'
"osie"...he's really loving his baby cousin Josie these days
"Woss"...he talks a lot about his cousin Ross too.
"Boobie" He's been talking a lot about boobies this summer. One day when he was in the shopping cart he grabbed my boobs (one in each hand-had to paint the perfect picture here) and said Boobies? I acted like I didn't hear him or notice. BIG MISTAKE...he did it again and then thought it was so funny!!
"aussie" for Moxie
"aci" for paci that he only gets at bedtime
McDonald's cheeseburgers, bananas, toast with powder sugar, carnival corn dogs, sweetcorn, fruit snacks, cheese, mac and cheese, ice cream, mandarin oranges, suckers
Monday, August 17, 2009
Last evening for the almost 2 t-shirt! Tomorrow is the big day!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
But we waited and waited until the rains finally came. The parade never made it to us.
Then before bedtime Austin was doing the splits. The picture doesn't even do it justice. He was going all the way down as Brian was yelling in agony on the couch! It was pretty comical.
It was a neat little restaurant right by the water.
Saturday morning we slept in a little and then were up and ready for the beach. I called to check on the boys and was a little worried when Brian answered and seemed rather flustered as Austin was screaming and crying in the background. Apparently they were arguing over a box of screws. Yikes! After I got rid of that lump in my throat we headed to the beach and took in the great views (multi-million dollar mansions WOW!!) and boats.
Then Brian's 2nd cousins (Thanks a Million John & Lu Anne!!) live in the area and after facebooking back and forth they found us and asked us to go out on their boat. We jumped at that idea. We learned a lot of the history and neat facts about the Lake and the mansions. I just can't bring myself to call them houses. It was unbelievable. The water was crystal clear. I later learned the water was so cold and clear because it's part of a spring.
After boating part of the afternoon we went back to the cottage and showered and headed for the city of Lake Geneva. We hit some really great shops and then ate at Gino's Pizza which overlooked the Lake.