Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some new pics of Austin

Here's some new pictures of Austin.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our weekend of Snowboarding.

My Mom is in San Diego for meetings this weekend, so we didn't have a babysitter. But instead of skipping snowboarding we decided that the boys would go up on Saturday and J and I would go on Sunday. I worked on riding switch (which means if you normally ride with your right foot pointing down the mountain that you "switch" and ride with your left foot forward) and J worked on "staying alive" in her words. We are both sore and pretty bruised up but laughed all day.

While we were in Breckenridge Joe and Nate packed snow on Joe's newly built snowboard park in our backyard. Here's two videos of Joe working on his skills.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Here's her eating some and wearing most. :-)

Sleeping and smiles.

I was talking to Laura the other night on the phone and I mentioned that Austin was no longer sleeping swaddled and she reminded me that I hadn't updated everyone about that. :-) Yes poor little Austin rolled over completely swaddled on to her face, when I found her (luckily only ten minutes into this whole ordeal) she was laying in a puddle of her own spit screaming. When I picked her up she was so panicked, poor thing. So we got rid of the swaddle. That night both Austin and I got literally minutes of sleep. But I did notice that every time that I picked her up her little hands were cold so I mentioned that to Joe and he went out and got her a space heater for her room. Now keep in mind that I just read that babies aren't suppose to sleep in temperatures any higher than 68 degrees. Well to those people writing that book I would like to disagree, I don't exactly how warm Austin's room is but I know it is in the low 70's and she sleeps like...well a baby. :-) She has even slept through the night twice this week. Of course according to our friends that also have babies theirs started sleeping through the night and then started teething only to see the sleeping through the night go by the way side and the babies being up every two hours again. So we will have to see how she does when teeth do start coming in.

She also started eating cereal the other day. We decided to start her earlier than we had thought because she is SOOOO interested in what we are eating and visibly angry when we don't share. I have been reading up on some standards in Canada and the UK where babies are fed meat as their first food. Some of the research is pretty astounding just as far as what babies will be missing from breast milk and what meat can provide them. So Joe and I had been putting off feeding her anything until after Mexico (after all I don't even trust the food down there for us much less her and it's too hard to pack). But we decided to start cereal now and introduce meat after Mexico. She absolutely loves the cereal so far and will eat as much as I give her, hopefully she will enjoy meat as much.

Here are some pictures of her sleeping for her first nap of the day, just because sleeping babies always make me smile. :-)

Monday, November 9, 2009

And just because it's too cute!

I just thought this was the cutest picture of Austin and my Mom at Amanda's baby shower!

It's snowboarding season!

It's officially snowboarding season we went up our first trip yesterday. J is coming up with us this year so her first day of learning took a toll on her body, but she did magnificently and will just keep on doing better with time.

Joe and Nate had a blast zipping in and out stopping by to say hi to us girls. And of course my Mom had fun with Austin. Here are some pictures from the weekend first of Amanda's baby shower and second of Austin hanging out with Grandma! :-) Apparently she was helping Gram make breakfast...she is just the best little helper.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hot Tub Baby!

Look at our newest little hot tub goer! She loved it licking and kicking around.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yep she's my girl!

Yep she's my girl, they didn't accidentally switch her at birth or anything. Look who loves pickles. :-)

Monday, November 2, 2009


This weekend we had a couple of Halloween parties and our annual chili cook-off. I made a turkey burger low sodium red chili and still came in tied for 4th place out of 12 entries so I was quite proud. Not as good as winning last year, but then again I am actually able to eat this chili on my diet.

Here are some pictures of our costumes. Joe went as Scarface, I was a gangster (I'd like to think Al Capone) and Austin was a pea pod (or sweet pea as we like to call her). And two of my brothers went as Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street...too funny!