Monday, October 27, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Last night Austin got to go "trunk" or treating for the first time. John, Austin and I went with Dan, Katie, and Nate to their church. People decorate the trunks of their cars and all the kids dress up and walk around collecting candy. Austin dressed up as a turkey and had a great time. He even managed to stay awake for most of the event. He was so happy to be able to play with Nate. Austin is starting to become more interactive and will soon be able to keep up with Nate who is always on the move now that he can crawl and stand.

Austin also got to go on his first trip to Frankenmuth. He was such a good boy and took a nice long nap in the car on the way there. When we got there we decided to try to see if he was able to sit in a high chair considering his dislike of his car seat and to our surprise he loved it. He sat like such a big boy for about 30 minutes just playing with his new toys. I actually got to eat about half of my meal before he decided he wanted out. We love his new ability to play with toys. Right now his favorite toys are his little soft books. He will sit and look at them for a long time.
He is also grabbing at things which means we really have to watch what we put close to him (as we recenlty learned when he almost dumped my glass of pop at dinner. John's birthday was on the 23rd, so we went out to his favorite restaurant, Mongolian BBQ.
Austin even made Daddy a birthday card!
So, Nate and Austin started a new tradition this year. They will be posing after the MSU and U of M game in their team's colors. As you can see, Nate was all smiles with the Spartans win. Don't worry Austin... Michigan will win next year....and the year after that... and the year after that...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trip to the Cider Mill #2

Last weekend Austin went to the Westville Orchards & Cider Mill with Mommy, Daddy, Papa, Grammy, Aunt Jen, and his cousins Brenden, CJ, Kaiden and Cody. He had a great time looking at the petting zoo animals, sitting in the pumpkin patch and watching his cousins play on the slide and hay stacks.

Here are some pictures from his day:

This is Austins "angry face" He does not like to get woken up before he is ready

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The busy life of Austin

Austin has been a very busy little boy. He is growing and growing, so much we are having a hard time keeping clothes that fit him. It seems that everyday he has grown out of something. Austin is now 15 weeks old and learning so much. He recently started rolling over.

The only problem with this is he loves to roll over but hates when he does and is stuck on his stomach so mommy or daddy has to rescue him. The first time he rolled over was in his crib at about 4:00am. I heard him cry which he never does and walked in to see him on his stomach and his little legs stuck in the bars. He was probably wondering why we were telling him he was such a good boy and we were so proud of him. Along with this new rolling over thing, Austin is going through some sort of phase where he is again waking up in the middle of the night and not really napping during the day. His naps might be about 45 minutes to an hour if we are lucky. All of the people that take care of him, and John and I are all praying this phase is a quick one and we get back on track with sleeping through the night and taking long naps.

Austin has started eating cereal on occasion. We were giving it to him every night and he really seems to like it but we are not sure if it is bothering his little tummy so we have taken him off of it this week to see if it makes a difference.
Along with turning 3 months old, Austin took another huge step and dedicated his life to the Lord. Austin got to have a very nice party where all of his family and friends got to show up and help him celebrate this wonderful event.

Our little man is getting so big and doing new things each and every day. He loves to stand and has very strong legs. He is starting to play with toys and we hate to admit it but he is quite addicted to the TV. He is still working on sitting on his own and hopefully will have that mastered soon with the help of his bebe pod seat.
Austin is doing very well going to babysitters and to school. Grammy gets to spoil him all day long and he loves playing with Kacie. Austin loves going to Aunt Annes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He gets to go for walks and play with his cousins. Austin also loves going to Little Turtle school. He gets to play with bubbles and see all of his friends.
Austin went to his first Red Wings game on October 9th. He was able to see the Stanley Cup and witness the Championship banner raised to the rafters!

Austin also went to his first Michigan football game with Mommy and Daddy. Although he slept during the entire game and Michigan lost, he had a great time. Daddy is looking forward to taking him to MANY more games in the future!
As for John and I, we are still hanging in there. We are both on opposite schedules right now each working late nights while the other one has Austin. We can't wait until his student teaching is done and hope the next two months go by very fast.

Friday, October 3, 2008

More Autographs

Austin added to his autograph collection yesterday. He met Calvin Johnson from the Detroit Lions. Austin had a little Calvin Johnson jersey on for his picture.