Friday, November 20, 2009

Aloha Friday

Here is my question:

Where is the best place that you have ever traveled too?

We are heading to Colorado this weekend, which will always be my favorite place since it is home! Other favorite places include Maui, St. John USVI, Sanibel Island FL (I must be missing the ocean!), Maine, San Antonio TX, the Grand Canyon, and Washington DC.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big Week for Austin

This has been a big week for the little man. He started daycare on Monday. He LOVES it! They said he does really great there and the only issue is that they have to keep after him because he wants to crawl everywhere and get into everything, yeah now you know why Mommy decided it was time for daycare and not my office anymore! He will be going Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 5:30, or whenever Dad picks him up earlier. So it's a nice little amount of social time and a break from Mommy.

The night before last he was really grumpy, and screamed at the top of his lungs for quite a while, which is not typical for him. I noticed that his gums on the bottom right had a nice big swollen area so I though it might be teething. Then last night sure enough I caught a glimpse of a tiny bit of white starting to poke up through the bump. These molars are horrible, and I wish that he would just get them all at once and get it over with! He was cranky on and off all day yesterday and cried hard last night again so I gave him some baby Motrin before bed. He slept until 2:00am, which is when the Motrin wore off. I gave him another dose and he went back to sleep until 7:00am. Poor baby!

We will be heading to Colorado on Sunday. We are going to stop in Meeker for the night to visit my brother and his family. Then Monday we will drive on to Denver to my Mom's. Dustin's parents are going to meet us there on Tuesday. I am really looking forward to going home again.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Kisses

Austin is 9.5 months now and he is a rough baby! Instead of sweet baby kisses he comes at me mouth open, slobbery, and usually involves his eight teeth at some point. Today I was laying on the floor playing with him and he crawled over to me and came in for a kiss. Instead of my mouth though he covers my nose, bites down and rakes his teeth down my nose as he pulls away. It hurt so bad that tears filled my eyes. I love his baby kisses!

Aloha Friday

I know Friday is almost over, but here it is anyway:

What is the best/biggest thing you have ever won in a contest?

In our little area the local weekly newspaper has a contest called pigskin predictions. Each week during football they list 10 games for you to try to pick the winner. The person who picks the most correct wins a $50 gift certificate to a local business. It goes for 10 weeks and in the end there are cash prizes for the top three seasonal efforts, first place is $300. My husband and I have been playing for the last four years and we have never won a certificate yet. We have tied for first, but always lost the tiebreaker which is guessing the total score for all the teams in all the games. In the paper this week they listed the current standings as of week 7 (This weekend is week 9). The lead guy has 48 points and my husband is tied for third with 46 points. I was also listed as tied for sixth with 44 points. So there is a chance that if we do well this week and next that we might place for one of the final cash prizes.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time for Daycare

As of Monday Nov. 16 Austin will be going to daycare. He is all over my office and into everything these days so daycare will be safer and will give him more socialization with kids. We went yesterday to look the place over and it was great. I also found out today that two of the tribal members took their kids there, so that makes four people we know who have or have had their kids there and they all have great things to say about the family who runs it. I know it will taking Mommy some getting used to, but it will be the best thing for my baby boy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Catching up!

I am more behind on my blog than caught up!

Here is a brief summary of what's up here in Fredonia:

* Austin is all over the place. He is super fast at crawling and loves to cruise. He still hasn't let go and taken those first independent steps yet. He LOVES the bath more than ever and gets borderline crazy in there now, he splashes around rolls from front to back and back to front, stands up and cruises around the tub, flops back in the water. At least he seems to have a good sense about keeping his face out of the water. Scares me to death though! Oh and I can't forget that he loves the little silver thing at the bottom on the tub, so Mom is constantly telling him "No, you'll let the water out and your bath will be over!"

* We are going to tour a daycare today. He gets into everything at my office and is always bored so I think it's time for him to go and play with other babies. Then I can focus on my work more too. I'm sure it will take some getting used to, but will be the best situation in the end. And I will still be part time so I will focus on spending good quality time with him when we are together.

* We are getting ready to head back to Colorado for Thanksgiving. We are going to attend the Border War football game in Fort Collins, Colorado State (my Alma Mater) vs. U of Wyoming (my husbands Alma Mater).

* My in-laws think they will be coming for a visit, but can't decide when. They were supposed to come at the end of September/beginning of October to see the aspen leaves turning, but kept postponing, then my F-I-L got busy helping his uncle with the corn and soybean harvest, and they are still busy with that. They think they may come the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we will push our Colorado trip back a couple of days.

*I'm starting to think about the big first birthday party, now that I have the little birthday ticker on my blog it's been motivating me. My Mom gave me a couple of Wilton cake pans in Bert and Ernie shape and Austin love Sesame Street, so I think that will be our theme. I'm going to start looking into acquiring all the party favors and stuff for it. I'm thinking about creating invites with Murray and Ovejita on them.

* Dustin is working on a fence around our front yard. It won't fully keep Austin in the yard, but it will slow down his escape. And it will be nice for Christmas decorations.

* I am working on Austin's curtains and quilt again. Someday I will have them finished! I will post photos when I do get them done. This weekend we removed the old blinds from Austin's room and installed a pull down shade. I guess the cords from blinds can be very dangerous for babies, so we just took them out of there.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fun!

We had a great time on Saturday. Austin went "Trick or Hugging" to a few of our neighbors who are friends. Then we went to one of Daddy's co-workers for a party. He got a balloon treat at the grocery store that morning, but he popped it before we got to the car. I hope you had a good one!