Monday, August 3, 2009

Vacation: Part I

We have had a VERY busy past few weeks. After 3 weeks, 3 states, over 150 tubs of baby food, and seeing almost every member of our extended family, I think we have earned the title of "Marathon Vacationers".
We started off the journey flying to Colorado. Austin was a trooper on the plane. The flight attendant would come and hold Austin any chance she got, and she even made him a rattle out of a drink cup and pretzels. He flirted with all of the ladies on the flight including the flight attendants. Right now I'm grateful that he's such a flirt because it gives me a chance to use the bathroom etc. I'm sure I'll change my mind in 15 years.
We enjoyed seeing all of our family!
We especially enjoyed seeing cousin Sophie! Our, Becky and my, little munchkins did quite a big together and it was fun for them...but even more fun for the parents! Austin and Sophie are still about the same size, but Sophie is MUCH more developed. We were asked a few times if they were twins. I wonder if people think Austin is the slow twin? :)
Sorry I didn't get one of both of the kids smiling. The only one I had was of nakee babies- and I don't think I want that one floating around on the Internet.
I love that my parents now live so close to a park!
I'm VERY partial, but I think this little guy is really cute!
This little guy was quite the model. I was probably less than 10 feet away from him when I took this picture.
Since the summers are so hot and humid here, not to mention filled with pesky pests, we enjoyed spending as much time outside as possible. I'm not sure if Austin really liked touching the grass, but it kept him from wandering off. Did I mention that he's crawling now?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Things I'm learning about Texas...

I try to rarely rant on the blog... but today is an exception! I keep learning new things about the south. This week I learned that I sholdn't mow over fire ant hills. Blasted ants!
Man, I destroyed their anthill yesterday and it's back today!
I have 6 nasty, raised, itchy bites that have swollen up bigger than quarters. Help! How do I make them go away?