Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Austin's bud Anthony is showin' off his new skills!

New friend

This is Austin's new friend...He is not sure if he likes him yet, he is not used to someone being in his space like this.


Before Christmas I took Austin to his first trip to the Bomber!  He'll have to wait a little longer for his first meal there, but i thought i would ease him into the whole experience.


Our little rockstar!
Thanks to Ben and Bekah for the sweet shirt (yes, it fits already!) 
and Uncle Bry and Aunt Laura for the guitar!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

sitting up

Austin started sitting up on his own on Christmas (what a fun present!)  He is quite wobbily, but if you get him sitting just right he'll balance on his own.  He sat like that for a few minutes today until his head got too heavy to hold up and he basically folded over in half until i helped him.

We had such a great Christmas and got to see so much family (except for the New Yorkers  :(  It was a lot of fun and a great break for Drew and I from work both in and outside of home.  Everyone is so great with helping with Austin and keeping him busy.

Austin was spoiled (as were we) at Christmas and has fun new toys to play with.  He is a lot more interested in things in general these days, so I know he'll love his toys.  He already really likes his Tad frog from Aunt Chelle.

When we got home today Austin played in his jumperoo and was jumping ALL over the place.  He must have really missed it when we were away.  He was jumping so hard all the lights and sounds were going off and then he would laugh at himself.  It was so precious!

I should be unpacking during this little cat nap of his.  Back to work...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning!

Austin got new shoes from Santa!He barely needed help opening his Christmas gifts.

Our first Christmas as a family of 3. Proudly wearing our Santa hats.

Christmas at the Holt's

Bry (Andrew's brother) and Andrew modeling their new ensemble.He should be on a billboard somewhere.

Grandpa G and Grandpa Bob

Dinner at the Holt's ( bottom left-bottom right: Sue, Laura, Bry, Ma Holt, Linda, Mom G, me, Michelle and Gail)

Austin's First Trip to Frankenmuth!

Santa at Bavarian Inn!Bronner's

The Holt's

Grandpa G!

Pre- Christmas Photos

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

how times have changed...

in just 4 months look at the difference!
Since grandma Jo decided it was fine to play with Austin until almost 10pm last night, he is STLL sleeping (yes...it is 9.30am already!)

Lovin' his kick gym

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good Morning great grandma Elsie

I'd like to wish a good morning to my newest reader- Great Gram Elsie!
Although its hard to tell in this pic, he really does love being with her। At the young age of 79, she is not only an avid emailer, but now a blog reader too!

You cant forget great grandpa Jim either!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

4 month Stats

Austin went to the doctor today for his 4 month check up today.  he was a trooper through his shots and got a great "report card."

Weight: 18 lbs.  88th percentile
Length: 28 in.
Head 17.5in ( i think- whatever it was, it was "normal")

so strong

Austin mananged to "bust" out of his swaddle blanket, not once but twice last night...I think it may be time to transition into "swaddle free" sleeping.  

Honestly, I am not looking forward to that since we have such a great deal going right now.  One of those deals where he goes to bed at 8.30p and wakes up happy around 8am. 

 not too shabby...i hope it doesnt all have to end!

Later today is is 4 month appt.  I will report back on his "stats."  

Any guess on how much chunky monkey weighs?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas party!

The Quisenberry's plus 2 jens (abby, jen, mel, emily with austin, danielle and me)
Rob showing his real "manly" side

Getting ready for our ugly sweater party!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


We are concerned Austin is turning into a Gangster. Yesterday I asked if he wanted milk for breakfast. He turned his hat sideways and said "la blah la ha, " which I am sure means "Yeah, I want some Mo-Fo milk. Are you front'N?"

Austin is a "Pot-Head"

We are concerned Austin might be heading down the wrong road. He is dressing like a "Pot-head"