Saturday, August 29, 2009

Going Private!


Hello my friends and thank you for taking time to read my blog. We have decided to go private and hope you would join us for the ride. Please leave your email address if you would like to continue to read about the Meyers :-)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!!

His first birthday cake. I had a "ball" themed party for Austin at Veterans Memorial Park. We had it on Saturday which turned out to be a very nice day. I was worried it might rain but the weather held out so all the kids could play at the park
The Mills brought this lovely 7 layer dip

He wasn't so sure about the cake at first
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Then he dove in!


Daddy and Austin reading the very complicated instructions.
Austin showing me his new steering wheel





Looking happy in his new birthday present




Cruisin' the streets of Springview




Today is a very special day. One year ago today I gave birth to the greatest gift I could ever ask for. I am so thankful that the Lord saw fit to send Hans and I little Austin. This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. It has brought the greatest joys and of course the struggles of having a new baby. When I first had Austin I was determined to go back to work. For those who know me well, know that I am a workaholic. Since I was 14 I have always had a job. I did end up going back to work after 12 weeks of maternity leave but after 2 months back on the job I could hardly bear being away from Austin. I am so thankful that I have been able to stay home with him as this past year has been amazing. Watching him learn new things makes me sooooo happy. I love that he can point to all his body parts and is now catching on to sign language. He is such a smarty pants! Can you tell I am a proud mama?? Happy Birthday Austin! Your mom and dad love you soooooooooooooo much!




Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yard saleing and Austin Walking!

I love going to yard sales and now I have found a perfect partner in crime, my friend Stacey. We went this morning and got some really great deals. It is almost Austin's first birthday so I decided to go out and look for some presents for him. I scored!
I got 3 "Little People" sets, a walker thing with blocks, two books and a pair of gap jeans for $8. The bounce and spin zebra I got at once upon a child for $10 and he loves it! I love to spoil my baby for cheap (is that an oxymoron?)
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My little man starting walking this past week. To get him on video I have to bribe him since he is obsessed with the camera. He is soooooooooooooooooooo cute!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

I thought I should do a little post of Austin's favorite things so I will not forget what this silly boy was up to when he was 11 1/2 months old.

His favorite food:
-strawberries
-avocados
-watermelon
-Crispex
-Gerber puffs
-cheese
-yogurt
-cheese puffs
-Anything Hans and I happen to have on our plates... I mean anything! I don't know why but food tastes better when it comes from someone else's plate :-)

His favorite activities:
-swimming (he is taking lessons this month)
-taking a bath (I usually have to take him out because the water has gone cold and his fingers and toes are pruney)
-opening and closing doors
-smiling at strangers
-turning the TV on and off (and on and off...ect)
-swinging in swings (he cries when I take him out)
-having daddy come home (then he gives him a huge hug)
-opening the lids of everything....
-helping mom empty the dishwasher
-putting things in the garbage can (I love this one...)

Austin is almost walking and will take a few steps. He will also stand on his own for a little while. I can't believe my baby is almost a year. This little man really keeps me on my toes but I am loving every minute of it. I love to see him growing and developing. I can't wait to see what he is going to be up to next!