Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Today is a cold, gray Saturday and I am loving it! In fact, it's the perfect kind of day to snuggle under my down comforter and catch up on a little blog writing. I am also loving this month since things have slowed down considerably. I guess it's just a chance to catch my breath before all the Christmas madness hits. Lately, my family and I have gotten to relax together after dinner but before we put the little man to bed. This usually entails watching The Backyardigans or Wonder Pets with Austin. Don't be jealous. You know you wish you could settle down on the couch for a little Noggin after dinner! Anyways, the other night I captured this cute picture of my boys watching tv together. So sweet.
Wow. The good news is that not everything found today was embarrassing to one or more of the Bauerlein/Keiffer/Yeager girls. Take, for example, this little big bird driver.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A few weeks ago, we had our family pictures taken by an old friend of mine from high school. She did a great job and I am so happy with the results. We haven't had professional pictures taken of us since our wedding. Even though Austin was a little cranky, it was still a fun night and I can't wait to get some framed! Here are just a few of my favorites.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well, another week is here. And, as I expected, I was not ready for Monday. In fact, when I woke up this morning to the sound of my husband taking a shower, I was just SURE it was Friday. It wasn't until I realized that I did not watch Grey's Anatomy the night before that I remembered it was indeed Monday. Still, I am excited to begin a new week.
But we can't start a new week without discussing the weekend first! Friday night was super fun since we ended up at Freddy's with my parents for dinner. Saturday was Brittany's birthday...the big two four (not the big two two!) However, she and Jon were up in Dallas visiting DTS so we were not able to celebrate with her on the actual DAY OF her birthday. Instead, Luke, Austin and I headed to Jason's Deli for some lunch. He got the salad bar and I got a sandwich. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to steal a couple of bites of his strawberry shortcake and banana pudding. Luke was quick to remind me that his all-you-can eat salad bar was not my all-you-can steal dessert! He is SUCH a rule follower! ;) Afterwards, we were off to Target to check out some prices on Christmas gifts for little A. I could not resist a quick picture of the little man after lunch. Notice how chill he looks underneath that cute hood!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Today started off with a bang as Austin woke up extra early to wish Luke and I a Happy Friday. How early you ask. Early. 4:00 in the am to be exact. As an added bonus he decided to cry off and on until 5. About 4:15 I was wishing the monitor was turned down just a little bit more but was trying to hold onto the small bit of tiredness I had left so I could get some extra sleep once Austin quit crying. Ahhh the joys of parenthood. Once up and dressed, we were off to MOPS. Austin has just started crying again when we leave him but does fine once we're gone. Out of sight, out of mind I guess. He did great just in case you were wondering.
Lunch was next on the agenda and, let me just say, it did not go well. Apparently cheese ravioli was not on Austin's menu, but I would not let him win. You see, he's just decided to be picky these days and, if it was up to him, he would eat cheerios and goldfish ONLY. Tough luck, kid. We all had to do our time with vegetables and other food we'd rather not eat. You're no different.
Sidenote: I just looked up to see Austin pulling ALL his wipes out of the wipe box. Sweet. Here's what I'm thinking right now..."When will your father be home?!?" The pile 'o wipes is now in a wad and sealed up in a ziploc bag. TGIF! Also, as he was toddling by, I caught a wiff of the 'ol diaper. How is it that I just changed a dirty one not 15 minutes ago and he already has another one?! A big happy Friday goes out to Luke who will be changing that bad boy in T minus 5 minutes.
But anyways, back to the ravioli. After much protest, I took off the tomato sauce covered clothes (yes, that's how well it went) and took him up for his nap. Now before you start thinking I'm a bad parent for not feeding him lunch before naptime you should know a couple of things.
1) This advice comes from my mother who dealt with a picky eater (me) but decided to do things differently with the second (my sister). The second try went much better than the first. AND
2) I'm pretty sure he had a snack of cheerios and a little applesauce before I picked him up and took him home.
When he was hungry after his nap guess what he got to eat? Yep. Surprise, Austin! The cheese ravioli is back! He acted very disgusted at first but some animal sounds did the trick. One of the perks of motherhood is that you get to make a fool of yourself when you least expect it. It's nice to know that the humbling does not stop at childbirth. Since the delish afternoon snack, the little man has been up and down as far as crankiness goes.
Despite the high maintenance day, I still throughly enjoy being Austin's mom. It's trying at times, but he really is such a joy. In fact, his newest thing is calling kitties "ninny." It's adorable. Everytime he sees one he yells, "NINNY!"
On more of a sad note, I found out this morning that the son of some of our family friends died in a tragic car accident. I would really appreciate your prayers for their family. The funeral will be on Monday. I cannot even imagine losing a loved one that way.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families. :) I sure am looking forward to some fun stuff with my family. And I'm sure I'll be pretty sad that the weekend is over come Monday. It will be just like old times!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Recently I had the priviledge of hearing my sister sing in church...the big church. She did an AMAZING job. Her solo song was "Rescue" by Newsong. This just happens to be one of my all-time favorite songs and hearing her voice sing it made it even better. In case you're wondering when MY church solo is, wonder no more! I don't sing. Like any good big sister, I spread my singing talent out between Claire and Brittany. Thus, leaving me with a slightly tone deaf sound. So if you happen to see me take the stage (and the mic) during church, please do whatever is necessary to get me off that platform!! There's a picture on facebook of our Clairee singing but in case you can't access that here is the picture: (I believe it was taken by our church photographer, who is extremely talented, Marks Moore)
Austin continues to keep us laughing. He's doing so many new things and learning words like crazy! He loves to "read," make animal noises, and call for his mama and dada. But his latest, seriously cute trick is sitting down on any little ledge or "seat." In fact, the other day, as I was packing our stuff for Ohio, I looked over to see the little man doing this on our pillows:
I.Love.It. It's hard running all over the place. Somedays you just have to take a little break wherever you can get one! :) Austin was also a little lion for Halloween. Since he's too little to take trick or treating we had a bunch of friends over with their little ones and the kids got to dress up. Before the chaos began, I took a quick picture with our lion king:
And finally, Luke and I have just finished recovering from our very fun trip to Ohio. He and I went to visit my brother and sister-in-law, Jared and Lindsay. While we were there we helped them put wood floors throughout the downstairs of their new house. We worked hard, had a blast, and made some pretty fun memories. A picture is worth a thousand words so here are a few for your viewing pleasure:
Before the floors
This is what I was supervising. The removal of the toilet and floor around the toilet...GROSS!
Working side by side with my husband :)
Taking a break from all the action
The purpose of this picture is two fold:
Here's a little preview of the finished floors. They looked gorgeous and, sadly, I did not get pictures of the finished product. We'll be waiting on Jared and Lindsay to send updated pics.