Saturday, February 27, 2010
We started the day with my wonderful husband cooking up perfect omlettes with ham, mushrooms and cheddar. After Austin's nap we loaded up in the F150 and went to the forest for some sledding fun. Austin wasn't too crazy about all the snow, but he finally caught on to how fun it is to ride in the sled. The snow was about 2' deep, so we just pushed him back and forth between us on the road that was packed down. It was at the Forest Service Administrative Site, and no one was there so we did not have to worry about cars. He tried his best to walk, and even crawl in the snow, but all the gear was too much, I'm talking Randy from A Christmas Story plumped up. I wish that I had pictures to share, but I only grabbed the 35mm camera on the way out the door so we have to wait to get the film developed.
Too bad the rest of the day I was just zapped, but it was Saturday so we just kind of took it easy. Austin is so much fun these days, I just love to watch him. He has totally mastered our step from the kitchen to the dining room, he turns and goes feet first every time now. Pretty soon he will just be stepping off since he is getting really good at walking now.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So here is the deal with the duck:
Lovee Duck is a 12"x12" soft blankie with a duckie head in the middle.
Monday I drop Austin off at daycare. I know that we took his Lovee Duck, his most loved toy that he sleeps with, because I remember grabbing a corner of it as I carried them in in case he let go so it would not fall in the mud. Mondays are a little harder for him after spending two days with his favorite people so I sent Lovee to make the day go bettter.
Monday night I get home from work and Austin is pretty upset. We decide that he is tired so Dustin takes him to bed and calls back for me to bring Lovee. I dig through the diaper bag, no Lovee. We thought about heading right back up there to get him, but decided we could tough it out for one night.
Tuesday I ask about Lovee, no they haven't found him, but will look. I get to work and look up the duck on the internet and order two replacement Lovee Ducks just in case, but they won't be delivered for 3-6 days. Tuesday night Dustin says no luck, no duck at daycare.
This morning I drop off Austin and ask one more time thinking that now they have had a night where they knew he was missing and could look without having to run after all the kids. No luck, no duck and she says well it couldn't have been lost here, it was in the diaper bag on Monday. If it were here we would have found it by now.
So tonight Dustin said he walked into daycare and there he was on the table. He asked about it and they shrugged it off like, well yeah it's yours. Ugh, I'm trying not to be upset about it, but come on, we told you the toy was left there so help us find it! So now we will keep this lovee at home and if anything put the new lovee, when it gets here, in the diaper bag to go to daycare.
Thank you Saint Anthony!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I was supposed to go to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon this morning for work for a Congressional Subcommittee meeting on uranium mining/withdrawl of federal lands from uranium mining, but fortunately it was postponed. It was scheduled at 10:00am, and it is about a four hour drive under good conditions, but with the snow we probably would have had to leave before 5:00am to get there in time. No thanks!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
When it was time to take him to daycare he fell asleep in the car and he was out solid. I got him out and took him inside still asleep. Nanny showed me where there was an empty pack n' play so I went to lay him down. Their pack n' play was a little different then ours, it didn't have the extra legs for support and I leaned against it to lay him down like I do ours and it slid out from me and I lost my balance. I kind of dropped him into the thing, not enough to hurt him since he was almost on the matress when it happened, but it gave him enough of a jolt to wake up. Then it was a cry fest and of course he did NOT want to let me go. I hate when he cries when I leave him, it's the worst feeling ever.
This afternoon during my work time I am going to go judge the Elementary School Science Fair. Austin will be at daycare so I will be by myself for this one.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Are you doing anything fun/romantic for the three day weekend?
On Monday the 15th Dustin and I will have been together for seven years. We are planning to go to St. George to get Austin's 1 year portraits done (finally, almost a month later) and then going to Zion National Park for lunch and hiking.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Fridays they take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link here. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
What I did was ripped out the seams in the Target sheet and removed the elastic. I ironed out that sheet to use as a pattern to cut the flannel. Then I sewed the edges and sewed a pocket around the edge for the elastic. I threaded the elastic fromthe Target sheet and sewed it all together and there you go, now I have a new flannel sheet for the crib. I'll use the fabric from the Target sheet in another project.
Austin and Lovee Duck
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The first time I saw little Austin I had handed my Austin off to the daycare provider and was chatting with her. Little Austin crawled to me and pulled up on my legs. I bent down to greet him, and he grabbed onto my neck. I picked him up for a bit because he was crying for me. My Austin sat on Nanny's lap just looking at me like "whatever Mom, go on."
I have seen little Austin a few times since and he always shows interests in me when I come in. Today when I dropped off my Austin, little Austin walked to us and patted me on the leg. I sat down on the couch, still holding my Austin on my left knee. Little Austin crawled up on my right knee so I had both Austins on my lap and both were being snuggly, it was adorable and I loved it! Then little Austin hopped off my knee and walked into the other room.
I have seen the other Mommy Sarah and I don't think we look a lot alike, but it sure seems that little Austin had picked up on me being Austin's Mommy!
Monday, February 1, 2010
When I had Austin I wasn't sure how long I would be willing to breastfeed and had no expectations. I'm proud that I made it to a year. I can't say that it was totally exclusive because I supplemented a little bit at the end, but we didn't even go through two cans of formula, so it was just a little bit. I very much encourage any future mother to give it a try, it's very rewarding.