1st B-day Party

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Austin's first booboo

Do you see it?? Do you see what my Husband allowed to happen during his "watch"?
I got home on Tuesday from getting my hair done (for my b-day I wanted to be more blond again) and he tells me the HORRIBLE - DREADFUL - UNIMAGINABLE news. Austin fell and must have hit his chin on a toy because it was bleeding after. WHAT??
It is okay - this kid is so active and always trying to stand up, crawl everywhere, that he falls all the time now. It was only a matter of time till some bleeding was to come of it.
So he got his first real booboo and I can tell it hurts him a little bit but he is a strong boy.

Austin is also now drinking out of a straw! He was going for my water when I was holding him so I put a straw in my cup and put it in his mouth. Instantly the water was flowing into A's mouth! GOOD WORK BABY!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Getting So Excited!

I am just super jazzed about a few things happening in my life right now.

One of the biggest is my 30th Birthday in a week and a half. With this, my sister is flying in for the event from Colorado and I couldn't be more excited to see her. I haven't seen her since we were both home in NE in July for A's baptism. She misses her nephew (and me of coarse) and just had to made the quick trip. YAY!
Another HUGE event - is the birth of our newest niece Lindsey. She will be born any day now (due date is April 12th) and Austin is SO Excited to meet his new baby cousin. Yes, I had to buy her another outfit recently - dang sales! hehe
And finally - the completion of our backyard is upon us. We have put in all the trees (2) and shrubs (12) and the solar lights, but still need to do some drainage fixing, drip system and the rock, but it is looking good! I don't think it will all get done for the party, but most of it so you will get the idea. I got the supplies to put in the horseshoe pits so I think that will happen this weekend and we will wait to do the drip and rock after my b-day BBQ! SO EXCITED!!

AND Austin is 9 months old today!! WHOHOO!! My big boy is so close to being a toddler - crazy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I know - I have been slacking! I have been pretty busy so I am very sorry if you are one of my "many" followers and have been disappointed in anyway!

1. We have been in full force working on the back yard. We have the curbing in, the turf is in and now we have 1 tree and 5 shrubs planted. We have some more to do - we need to get a lemon tree, some more shrubs (plant them), put in drip system and rock. It is still so much work and not sure if it will get done in time for my 30th B-day BBQ.

2. I am super pumped about my 30th. My sister Brandi is flying in from CO and going to help me with the party and spent time with her nephew (Austin). Friday night we have a sitter and going to karaoke with friends. Saturday we will chill than have a bunch of friends over for a family friendly BBQ where I will be making my special drinks "shooting star" and having fun! So excited!

3. Went out last night with my friend for a St. Patty's Day drink - super fun!

4. I got food poisening or something this past Monday and was puking and all that goes with that all day! It was horrible and I lost 4 lbs of fluids in 1 day. Don't worry, I managed to gain most of it back already. I was fine the next day.

5. Austin is growing like a freaking weed. He has officially grown out of his clothes that were gifts. So I finally had to go buy him some bigger onesies and some more pj's, shirts, shorts and pants. I have been trying to find stuff at garage sales with some luck but did have to go to the store too. He will be 9 months old on the 23rd.

6. Found an awesome children's wagon with an attached pc for a 3rd child for $5 at a garage sale this weekend. The weekend before I got the Laugh and Learn toy that is up higher and he uses it to stand up and plays - he loves it - for $5. So pumped! I love G-Sales.

7. Ausitn is crawling super fast and doesn't like to be confined to his baby jail/gated play area in the living room for very long. He is also so happy when he is standing. I am not sure when he will walk but I know he wants too. We still need to get the gates up. Soon!

That is about it!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Mommy Friends

I am so freaking EXCITED! One of my mommy/neighbor friends, Karla, invited me to go with her to the Breastfeeding Support Group at the Gilbert Mercy Hospital with her. Now as you may or may not know, I had to stop giving my child breast milk due to his allergic reactions to it - finally at 5 months of age. So I wasn't sure if I was allowed to really go, but she said come and I went for it.
They had a guest speaker on how to help your choking baby/child and that was helpful. Apparently I do remember my previous CPR training so that was refreshing.
But I met the NICEST mamas ever!! Karla and Lauren (other neighborhood mommy friend who also goes to this group) are already super nice so to get to meet and hang out with their other friends was outstanding! They welcomed me in so freely, which is not very common with all people.
They were all talking about the one girl's child's 1st birthday party coming up this Saturday and than says, "well, I know you don't know me very well but do you want to come too?" I was like, are you sure? You don't have to invite me just because you are all talking about it, but SURE! I would love to!! I am so EXCITED!
NEXT the little group within the Support Group and I went to Costco (nearby) for lunch and to look around. It was so much fun!! The 5 of us all walking around together with our babies in strollers and carts.
SO THANK YOU KARLA for inviting me and THANK YOU to everyone else for being so inviting!! It really made my day! my week and probably my year!
See you all on Friday again - as I was invited to come back!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

More G-Parents for Austin

My real dad and step mom just got here and are visiting until sunday! They now live in TX and haven't had a chance to meet Austin yet. I haven't seen them in a few years myself - since my grandma passed in July of 2008.
They had a rough trip here. They got buddy passes and were in the airport for a long time - from like 7am to 8pm when I picked them up. Sucks - don't use a buddy pass on Fridays people!
We don't have anything really planned but will go garage saling a bit this morning and hang out. Should be fun! WHOHOO!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Turf Turf Baby

We decided - We are going to get the artificial turf for our backyard!! WHOHOO!
Our beautiful house has been lacking a huge component, a backyard with more than dirt and weeds. We decided we were going to use our tax return to put in a backyard so that Austin and I can easily go out and play everyday. The big debate came over whether to put in sod or artificial grass/turf.
The fake stuff is so nice nowadays with many advantages over real grass - #1 I am allergic to grass and Austin will probably be too.
Other huge advantages; J won't have to mow, no chemicals on lawn, won't have to seed twice a year, won't have to buy a mower, won't have to put in sprinklers and waste precious AZ water on a lawn, etc. But the cost is super ridiculous.
We think we got a great deal and it is going into the back in like a week and a half. I am so thrilled because Justin and I really looked at it, researched it and made the decision together. :)
My 30th Birthday is in a month and we are going to have a big BBQ at our house. Now we will have a nice backyard to show off at the same time. I am so excited!!