Friday, August 23, 2013

Baby boy is 17 months

There isn't much baby left in Austin and thinking about it makes me sad.  I wish I could freeze time right now. Bottle all of his cuteness up. He's at the best age. He's even probably the easiest of the three right now. Ok, kinda. He just doesn't talk back and right now that's a big plus.

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This boy LOVES food. If he hears the pantry open or the word snack, he comes running with his hand out, trying to sign please, saying "help", boy just wants his food! He's not picky. He will eat anything. Seriously. I don't know where this kid put this food because the amount he eat, boy should be rolly poly but he's not. He really enjoys those pouch food, and I really think that's why he is so open to trying new things.

He loves drinking from a straw.

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When we say that we need to go, he runs to go get his shoes.  He sits patiently while I put them on.
Now that he's caught on to the we need shoes to go some where, he brings me his shoes, like hint hint momma, let go.

He's also started to not like being in the shopping cart or held. When we are out and about he wants to walk. It's not too bad except for when we really need to get going. It makes picking up Aubrey lots of fun.

He loves the schools buses. When they pull past us he gets so excited, points and waves. He's even trying to say bus. Us-us
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He loves being outside. He likes playing with the shovel and pail in the backyard, digging in the dirt and catching bubbles. He's loves the little cozy coupe car. Loves throwing the ball at the basketball hoop. Chasing after the balls. He stops when the neighbor dogs bark and wants to go to the fence to see them.

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These curls and his eye lashes he has, just kills me. They are gorgeous!! I go back and forth about wanting to get his hair cut, I can't imagine him without his long golden hair. I know that part of his baby look comes from his long curly hair. If we cut it then he'll be big boy official, and I don't know if my heart can take that. plus then we'll have to cut it often and keep it up. But I know that a spikey do' on him would be insanely cute too. #momproblems

He's so cuddly and loving. He lays his head on my shoulder and pats my back when I ask for a hug. He gives the best kisses. Conrad taught him how to blow kisses. Sweetest thing ever!!!

In the evening when Conrad get home from work, Austin will hear the garage door open and run to the door and shower Conrad with hugs,kisses and high fives.  I know they both really enjoy that moment every day.
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He is always in a good mood unless it's past bedtime, then put this guy to bed, stat! We still rock him to sleep, so we get nightly cuddles with the little dude. He's sleeping about 11-12 hours and takes a 2.5-3 hour nap every day.

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Since we've starting potty training Allyson, Austin has shown interest in the potty. Oh, we are no where near potty training him, but he likes to sit on the little kid potty. He likes to flush the toilet. When he hears Allyson say potty or bathroom, he takes off running to the bathroom. He waves and says bye bye.

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It's so fun to see his little mind work. One of his favorite things is to get into the drawer that has the little kids cups. He will stack them, bangs them together and tries to put the straw in the hole. He takes his toys or his binky and will see what will fit in each cup. When something fits he tries putting the lid on and shaking it. I don't think the girls ever did this, so it's kinda of neat to see these little differences between them.

He loves watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Little Einsteins, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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