Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh Bailey

Yesterday evening Bailey was so upset. I have no idea why, but she was stomping in our room yelling "I so mad!". I was feeding Austin or I would have found out what was wrong and calmed her down. (If I'm completely honest with myself I would have ignored her even if I hadn't been feeding Austin, but this is my story so I can portray myself as the caring mommy if I want.)


After a while it was really quiet. So I finally got up and found this:

Out cold on our bathroom rug!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What have we been up to?

Aparently a whole lot of sleeping! Even mommy got to take a 5 hr nap today. Thank you Daddy!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our 8 month old!

We went to Cannonsburgh and did a little photo shoot for Austin's 8 month pictures. He did great! There were SOOO many to pick from and these are my favorites.

At 8 (technically 8 1/2) months, Austin:
*weighs 14 lbs 13.5 oz.
*wears 6-9 mos, but can still wear 3-6.
*still mainly eats squash and sweet potatoes.
*has had a double ear infection.
*has been teething forever, but still no teeth.
*crawls ALL over the place.
*pulls up on everything.
*is the best snuggler. He grabs my face and just pulls it to his and just sits there.
*LOVES the pool. He really tries to jump in on his own.
*loves to chase mommy when I'm vacuuming, but he can never quite catch up.
*is such a happy boy, but has a temper when he doesn't get his way.
*already loves to aggravate his sissy. He goes for her toys and when she starts freaking out, he gets happier.
*loves to spit, mainly for the sound it makes, and say "da da" and "ga ga".
*has the prettiest smile and is very generous with it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1st official haircut

We decided to talk Bailey for her first big girl haircut. We thought it needed more style and less baby wisps. She was very excited b/c Daddy showed her how they would take her hair and go "snip snip".

Some before shots

She was a little unsure when she first got in the chair, but she did great! The looks she were giving were priceless.

And after!

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Camping Out"

Because I'm a mean mommy, I turned the "meeska" (Mickey Mouse) video back in to the church library. So to make up for it (and to make Bailey be quiet at 10:30 last night) I set Bailey up on her nap mat in the living room so she could watch a meeska episode that was recorded. She couldn't sleep without elmo at her side, so out he came too.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Can someone please tell me how I can keep my sweet baby boy from growing up so fast??

Yes, we're both excited that he can now pull himself up! But he just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it makes us a little bit sad.

OH, just so you know: Bailey picked out her mismatched jammies. Jammies are her outfits that she is allowed to choose all on her own. She gets choices with regular clothes, but she gets some guidance (aka coercion) on what she should wear.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Goin swimmin'

We were too tired to get out of the house today, so I decided to let the kids play in the pool. I took a chair and my book, planning on a nice, relaxing time. However my time was spent keeping Austin in the pool, keeping grass out of it, keeping Austin from eating the pool, and swatting at a persistent bee.

I finally gave in and let him crawl out

He was excited to play in the grass, until I remembered that Bailey and I are both sensitive to grass and he probably would be too.

Bailey jumped out of the pool and said "I in the grass"

Then she'd step in and say "I all clean"

We have added a new member to our family. His name is Elmo and he does everything Bailey does. He talks to her (literally he talks) and Bailey tells me what he says. He plays with Bailey and her "pin pins". And he even had to take a nap with her.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Shhhh Baby's seeping"

Austin with his legs hanging out

Mommy with her leg hanging out

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday Fun

Once again, it has been FOREVER since I have updated, but for good reason. Last Tuesday my sweet friend Crystal flew in from California. Her kids Jr and Bella have been here with their dad for the summer and she was coming back for them. They stayed with us until Saturday evening. We had a great visit, but jam packed full of fun stuff.

And as most of you know a special someone turned 24 last Friday! We spent the day at splash pad with all the kids, then had a fun night without them. We had a party at Nana and Papa's on Sunday too.

My yummy, "difficult" cake. Mom went to pick it up and it was white icing. As she says "the ONLY thing I asked for was chocolate icing." So they re-did my cake. They didn't want to deal with a cranky birthday girl who didn't get her chocolate icing.

Mr. and Mrs. Todd

The BEST family picture ever!!

Uncle Jed and Bailey

Mama and me

Papa and me

"the kids"

Allison and David

David and Uncle Jed

Friday night at Chili's
Crystal, me and Shannon

And of course the BFF "Aumum"

Well you are now caught up on our past week, besides Austin being sick. He started running a fever last Sunday and ran one off and on all week. He's just acted like it was his teeth, but his symptoms started worsening and it turned out to be a double ear infection. He looks sickly :(