Friday, July 23, 2010

Poke your Potatoes

This is why you shouldn't forget  :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


There are a few words that I love hearing Austin say just because of how he says them:

   Soccer ball- “shock-a-bow”

   Cody- “Dee-ko” although he has recently started calling him Cody now

Open it- “ope-ih-tin”

Ice cream used to be “hammock,” but he now says it very clearly. I like how he will try to repeat anything you say, even difficult words. Like helicopter… “ock-ih-ten”.

I also love the little strut Austin has when he walks. He’s got this little swing he does with his arms that makes him look ever so happy and confident.  And Cody, well, his arms are about as thick around as Austin’s and his giggle is SO cute. He’s working on rolling to one side right now.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

5-in-1 and Livin’ Large

Landon and I were sitting up in bed talking the other night and as his eyes scanned the room he pointed out that we really have a pretty amazing set up. When we moved here we thought this was really just a "2 bedroom" apartment. But we've gradually turned our bedroom into a 5-in-1 multi-functional room. It is not only is a bedroom, but includes a nursery, an office, an entertainment center, and a kitchen pantry/food storage. All in our very own room!  (Our most recent addition, the desk, used to be in the front room, but we’ve turned that area into a play space.) Check it… (the pictures are going clockwise and you may think that you see the bed in every picture as if everything was really that close to it….well, you’re right.)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Family Photos

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I can’t say I love getting pictures taken, but I love having our family pictures up-to-date. These pictures were taken in mid-May, so Cody’s hair is now even longer, but they are the most recent family pictures we have. Our good friend and photographer took them for us and did a WONDERFUL job!! She’s good at taking posed ones and also great at catching fun moments. If you are in CA and want a great photographer, look her up-- I had a really hard time trying to narrow down which pictures to put in here so there may be a lot…

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