Tuesday, February 17, 2009

outside fun

We had a week or so where the weather warmed up and was nice outside. So I tried to let Austin enjoy it as much as possible. We spent many afternoons that week outside playing. We have discovered that he loves pushing his car around. Its the perfect height for him when we lower the handle.

mall play date

The above pictures are from our moms group mall play date. We have avoided this playground in the mall for so long because we thought it looked too hard. But come to find out it is a soft playground. Austin loved it. We will def. be going to play again.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Special Delivery for Austin

Austin received a package today in the mail. It was a Valentine's Day present from Grandma-ma & Papa (my parents). I let him open it while he was sitting in his highchair. Can you guess which part of the gift was his favorite???? The red paper. We should have known it would be the paper or the box its self.

Austin got a cute hand puppet puppy that sings "why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near". Grandma-ma said when she heard the song it was the way she felt about Austin.

He loves his new friend!
I don't think I could have posed this photo if I wanted to. How cute, he was showing me his card.

Grandma-ma & Papa said they had to include something for Brad and I too, so we got some yummy chocolate.

Finger Painting fun

In the spitit of Valentines Day Austin and I did a little arts & craft project. I broke out the finger paint-the red of course and we painted. In the past I have tried to finger paint with Austin but he did not like getting it on his hands. But today he seemed to have fun and we got some great art out of it. I will take photos of the artwork and post them later for everyone to see.

Of course he had to taste the paint to make sure it was ok. Good thing it was non-toxic.

Notice the paint all over his face. It was also a piece of artwork.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Austin's been organizing or re-organizing

Austin and I have been trying to spend more time playing in his room rather than just playing in the bonus room. Austin has discovered all kinds of new things to do in his room. He loves organizing his drawers for me. For anyone that knows me, you know how I am about organizing-right down to our underwear drawers. So you can just imagine how hard it was for me to let Austin do this to his PJ drawer. But in all honesty he is not hurting anything or anyone. He has actually helped me~now I do not bother with folding his pj's before I put them away. That way I don't get upset when he pulls everything out.

But I can say that he does have some of my organizing in his blood. He pulls everything out of the drawer one at a time and then puts it all back in. The same goes with all of his toys. Its a process for him. He pulls them out one at a time and places them in just the right spot on the floor and then he puts them back up one at a time in just the right spot. At least he is putting everything back up.