Wednesday, August 3, 2011

She keeps me in stitches!

I wish I could have a video camera on Autumn every single minute of the day! She makes me laugh more than I can count! Of course, when I get the camera out to catch her wit on camera she stops and won't do it again. She loves to sing, especially in the car, and during a song, if the voices start to sing higher, she too will switch to a really high pitch voice to sing...hilarious!
Here are some funny things she has said lately...
- hearing people talk either on the radio or a different room where she can't see them..."I hear 'em....I hear the peoples!!"
- right after she gets dressed or when I ask her if she likes a certain thing, "Sooooo cute, so precious, I like that!" Her new word this week she likes to use a lot is precious!
- after taking a drink of juice out of mommy's cup, "I got a mustache!!" (We have never said anything about a mustache before when drinking!)

I tried to get video of her yesterday. Again, she was reading so animated and knew all the words to a book, so I grabbed the camera half way through and then.....nothing! So I turned the screen her way so she could watch herself read. She would start to say a few words and then realize she was watching herself on camera and bust out into singing "Happy Birthday!" By the way, she is OBSESSED with this song when you want to video her. That is all she wants to sing! So I may start a sing-a-gram business for Autumn to sing Happy Birthday to people since that is all I can get out of her when the camera gets turned on!

Nothing really exciting going on here since we are staying inside trying not to melt! I am getting everything ready for her 2nd birthday in a couple weeks. So stay tuned for some Sesame Street party fun and some adorable pics I captured of her for her 2 year pics!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday Autumn!!

Our baby is 100 weeks old today!!! We love you so much Autumn and have enjoyed every single day of the past 100 weeks with you!!! Thanks for being our lil sunshine!!

Love you,
Daddy and Mommy

Monday, July 4, 2011

HGTV Carnagey Version

Today, my wonderful husband spent most of the day in the scorching heat creating this landscape masterpiece!!!

I wish I would have taken a before picture so you could have seen the "white trash" version of it before! Just picture, the right half rocks, the middle was a black tarp and the left side was mulch. Did you picture that hideous eye sore??? Oh, and add weeds in the mix to finish you off! Yeah, I apologize to my neighbors who have looked at it for the past year. The rock was leftover from when we had our pool, but when we sold it, we were stuck with lots of rock and nowhere to put it. So we decided to purchase more and made a rockbed instead of a flowerbed. With the leftover mulch, we combined it with our other flowerbed and added these pretty plants...
So there you have it!!! My sweet husband spent the 4th slaving away in the heat instead of relaxing in a pool, having a cookout, and relaxing on his day off! I'm so blessed!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Last night we went to my parents to celebrate my nephew Leif's 2nd birthday and early 4th of July cookout and kiddie pool party! The most exciting thing was that the birthday boy was actually there for his own party!! He didn't make it to his 1st birthday party due to pink eye, but the rest of us partied without him!!
The kids partied all night with these awesome glasses!!

The birthday boy!!
All the kiddos, and if you look closely, even baby Jude got in on the fun!!
Autumn likes to be a "helper" and feed others when it comes to other people eating around her! Looks like Aunt Carrie became the victim this time around!!

Now that this holiday has come and gone, I realize that Autumn's 2nd birthday is around the corner (sniff, sniff). She is becoming more and more of a big girl and less baby. My how time flies!! I'm going to go and stick toothpicks in my eyelids now, so that I won't blink and she'll be off to school!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Autumn's First Haircut!

I took Autumn to get her first haircut yesterday!! She did amazing and was so excited sitting in the big chair! I think her favorite part was playing with the cape that was covering her!! Haley did a great job!!

Here she is singing a song! I'm telling you, she is ALWAYS singing!!
Her big curl that we cut.
New look...not much different...just no curly rat tail in the middle hanging down! haha

Friday, June 24, 2011

22 Months

I can't believe Autumn is only 2 months away from turning 2. I know every mom says it at each stage but I think this is my favorite stage so far!! Now that I'm going to blog more (cross my fingers on that one), I want to document more of what she is doing so I don't forget! She is such a sponge and surprises me with things she has learned and things she says. This month she learned to recognize all her letters and numbers up to 11. She can count to 20, and this month surprised me by counting backwards from 10 by herself.

She is constantly singing from the time she wakes up to the time she goes to sleep. Her favorite song that I hear at least 5 times every hour is ABC's. If she starts singing "Twinkle, Twinkle", she will switch sometimes in the middle of it to ABC's since it's the same tune!!

She LOVES to play and splash in the water, sit and read all her books, give zerberts, and yes, Elmo is still "the man" in our house!

This month we finally retrained her to go to sleep by herself again! With all of her many previous illnesses before, her symptoms would get worse if we let her cry, so it was hard to teach her to go to sleep by herself without any crying. But the key to the easy transition this time was keeping the door open when we leave the room! Now Luke and I have time at night together by ourselves which is great!!!

The last thing this month is Autumn became a big cousin!!! My little nephew Jude was born on the 14th and is handsome as ever, even though Autumn is jealous that he may have more hair than she does! We already love spoiling him rotten!!

I love you so much Autumn and so blessed to be your mommy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Side hobby

One thing that I like to do is take pics for fun. While with my sis last week, she informed me that she has not taken one single picture this entire pregnancy....she is having the baby this Tuesday people. So, after I scolded her, I told her I would come do a little fun photo shoot so we can have some proof that this baby actually belonged to her!!

Also got a few pics of Autumn with the boys!

I have a few of Autumn that I took by herself, but will have to post those later. Don't want to ruin any Father's Day surprises!!