Saturday, July 31, 2010

What's new

So It has been a while since we last posted. It was a good thing Aunt Kim was posting or the blog would have really been abandoned. I will just do a little catch up and I hope to have some video up tomorrow.

Valerie has been home since Tuesday, it is nice to have her back. We think, well pretty sure she is home to stay. She has been a big help this week, and has been wanting to craft with me. She is just like a teen (I think anyway). I have to tell her to put the phone down...she is constantly texting. She wasn't home for 10 minutes and was asking to go visit friends. And she is really into making money and is starting to understand about the cost of things. She even asked me to start taking half of her money and putting it in the bank and she will keep the other half to use as she wishes.

Savannah is growing so much everyday, it is hard to keep up. She now shakes her head yes and no, says otoh (is that spelled right) and I am pretty sure Mama, when I walked into the room the other day she looked up and said Mama. She signs, more, all done, cup and just today she signed thank you, it was only 1 time but I am really impressed! She got 2 strollers for her birthday, we put 1 away and put the other 1 together and she has been walking all around the house with it. I really think she means to. She will go find it, pull her self up and go where she wants to go. It is so fun to watch her. She is in utter amazement with Austin and Valerie.

Austin just finished his first season of t-ball. He did really well. His last game was such a big difference from his first game. No whining, instead he would dive for the ball to make sure he got one. He ended up with about 2 balls a game. He is now swimming without a vest, jumping in the pool w/o a vest. And he is getting much better with time. He will say last year instead of last night. He is really excited to go to the beach. He is now asking me for decorations for his party. What a monster I created.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Valerie's Big Summer Adventure Part II - The Art Park
















Valerie's Big Summer Adventure Part II - The Iowa State Capital
























































First T-ball game

Austin had his first T-ball game last night. He did really well. I was so proud of him. He was getting a little upset, because every time he went to get the ball somebody bigger beat him to it. In practice he is use to getting the ball, because there are only 10 kids on the team and half are batting and half are fielding. Lets hope tonight he can get a ball. At least he is going after the ball! Daddy was more nervous than Austin was.


action shot running for the ball

National Anthem
The field was big, they had speakers calling their names, score board and a consesion stand

right before the game started. tonight i am going to sit in the outfield in hopes of better pictures.


I re-sized a team shirt and Savannah cheered them on (kinda)

getting ready


On the pitches mound


Walking back to daddy, complaining he didn't get the ball


Just like soccer everyone runs to the ball

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A new milestone

Daddy is the one with a new milestone. He made it almost a year without leaving the house with both kids and no mommy.

Austin had t-ball practice today but I needed to sleep since I worked last night and then worked tonight. So Daddy had no choice but to take both kids. I think it was uneventful. I believe he was a little sad because Rob has become an un-official assistant coach for Austin's team. So he was unable to help with the team today.

But everyone came back in one piece...I wonder if he will do it more often now?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

swollen eye



After 1 warm compress...

In the morning Austin usually comes to get me, to let me know he is up. This morning he was screaming and crying when he got up. I took one look at him and saw a swollen black and blue eye. I saw him rubbing his eye and said he fixed it he got the eye boogies out.

I am assuming it is from maybe a spider bit...this is how Valerie reacts when she is bitten by anything, a misquote, bee, spiders, she just balloons right up. I though maybe a stie but he said it doesn't hurt.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chipmunk visiting




Today our visitor was a Chipmunk on the back porch. We had one visit us a few weeks ago and I didn't get a picture. This time I got one on my phone and when I went to get my camera for a better picture he was gone when I got back.

I just saw it again maybe I will get a better picture

yup here it is, trying to get out