Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Questions at 4

It's hard to believe the time has flown by, but today my boy turns 4!  

Last year several of my bloggy friends who have similar aged children had their kiddos answer a questionnaire and blogged about it, and so did we- you can find that post here.  Now that Austin is four I asked him the same set of questions.

Questions for Austin at age 4:
  1. What is your favorite color? Blue
  2. What is your favorite toy? Ducks and cars
  3. What is your favorite fruit?  Mango
  4. What is your favorite show?  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Noodles
  6. What is your favorite thing to wear?  Mario shirt
  7. What is your favorite game?  Super Mario Galaxy
  8. What is your favorite snack?  Fruit snacks
  9. What is your favorite animal?  Zebra
  10. What is your favorite song?  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  11. What is your favorite story?  High Five Magazine
  12. Who is your best friend?  Redick or Mama
  13. What is your favorite cereal?  Purple cereal (fruity Cheerios)
  14. What do you like to do when you go outside?  Play basketball
  15. What is your favorite drink?  Apple juice
  16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you? Steggy (stuffed stegosaurus) and ducks 
  18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Eggs
  19. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  Noodles
  20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Like Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Feathered trespassers

We have been having two visitors showing up in our yard in the last month.  One thing I will not miss about this community is how people get animals and then just let them go when they no longer want them.  We have had visiting dogs, cats, rabbits, and now turkeys.  One time we even had cows in the lot across the street, although they just escaped their home and weren't released like the other animals.

On December 23
On December 30
On January 7 (this did not at all set well with Dustin)
On January 14

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hot Dog!

We had a huge birthday bash for Austin's fourth birthday last Saturday.  His actual birthday is Jan. 22, but that is the day our stuff, and hopefully us too, rolls out.  We had quite a house full as pretty much everyone who was invited accepted the invitation and most of the parents came too.  I think everyone had in mind that we will be gone soon and wanted to spend some time with us.  Overall it went well and everyone had a good time.

I crocheted the Mickey/Minnie hats for all of the kids.  I had a lot of time during our house hunting trip as it was an 11 hour drive there and back.  However, 4 more kids RSVPed after I got home, so I had a lot of catch up crocheting, but pulled it all off.  If you are interested in the pattern, here is the link:

I had to adapt the pattern as it was for babies.  I used a bigger crochet hook, and added a few more increases in stitches.  I used the same ear and bow pattern, just used the bigger hook.  I also ran out of time to sew the buttons on so I hot glued them and it worked pretty well.

I was a little concerned that the kids wouldn't want to eat the black frosting on the Mickey cake, but I was wrong, they were asking for the ears.  Austin asked for funfetti cake for the main cake and the cupcakes were yellow cake because one of the guests is allergic to milk.  

Austin is already telling us what he wants for his next birthday party theme.  Kind of like he keeps asking when Santa is coming again.   When we get to Colorado on our way to Wyoming we will have another small birthday celebration with Grandma and Aunt Cathy.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

House sweet house

It was quite a busy and chaotic house hunting trip, but we came away with a pretty good place.

The rental market in our new city is crazy.  They said there has not really been a recession there, so things are still booming and rentals get snapped up within days.  We looked at several places that were small, super expensive, or in bad areas, but we lucked out and got an agent who had this house and just got the previous tenants out and hadn't even gotten it show ready yet, but said he would have it ready when we need it at the end of the month.

Now we just have to pray that our house here sells soon so we can find and buy a place there to make our forever home.