Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nick's Week Off

After Austin and I came home, Nick had to whole week off from work so we spent time with his family and started sprucing up the new home. I wanted first to see the newest member of our family, Chris and Sally's new baby Brooklyn! She was just three weeks old and Austin sure does look huge compared to her. Kate and Peyton have so much fun with the babies, smothering them in kisses and attention. Kate always tries to get Austin to smile at her but I have noticed that as soon as Peyton gets his face in there Austin loves it. The other day in their living room Nick was pitching a ball to Peyton and Austin was watching on my lap. Every time Peyton would hit the ball across the room Austin would start cracking up, which was so much fun to watch- but Peyton also hasn't always been so lucky. Another time Peyton walked up to give Austin a kiss, but just in time to catch his spit up all down his arm, shirt and pants. He then ran across the room to his mom upset and as she was trying to wipe up the mess Peyton started dry heaving- it was pretty entertaining.
We decided that we should spend his week off painting, which was a huge project. I am pretty sure that picking out the paint colors was more frustrating then the actual painting. I must have spent hours debating between different colors and driving Nick insane- by the end he refused to give any opinion or comment on paint colors! We ended up painting the main living room and hallways a grayish brown, which looks pretty against our white trim, our office is a lighter shade and the kitchen in a very faint bluish gray. It took us most of the week to paint with all the taping, multiple coats and trips back to Home Depot. Austin was also delighted for us to be done because between his naps he got minimal attention and was usually in the room next to us to keep him away from the fumes. Thankfully I can say that we finished happy with the work on our house but also learned alot- I will never pick out paint colors again.

Trip to Utah!

Austin and I took our first trip together to visit family in Utah! It was my 21st birthday and my mom used it as an excuse to play with her grandson. I was pretty nervous to fly out with Austin, worried I would turn out to be that horror story eveyone hears about. But Austin did so great- we sat next to a group of women that were all young grandmas eager to pass Austin between them. We arrived in Vegas and he met my mom's family there, including his Great Grandma and Great GREAT Grandma! We spent a few days there shopping and then made our way up to Cedar City, my parent's new truck stop they call home! Actually I must admit, visiting Utah again made me miss the mountains and beautiful weather cause here in Houston Nick was enduring temps in the 90's with humidity.
While in Cedar it was great for Austin and I to spend time with his grandparents. They tend to his every cry and whimper while I sit back and enjoy! My mom gave me a great birthday- a decorated house, yummy cake and dinner at Costa Vida, who could ask for more?! We spent a few weeks in Cedar shopping, running errands and hitting every gas station in town for a Diet Coke. I tell ya, that five minute drive through the town of Cedar can keep you busy. The last few days of the trip were spent in our old home town of Provo! We stayed with Houston and Cristina and Austin loved hanging out with his family- Uncle Fofo's faces keep a smile on his face and Uncle Houston watched some sports with him. Aunt Cristina fed and pushed him all through our day of shopping in Park City- he is one lucky dude. I loved seeing all my old friends and catching up- we can't wait to go back this July!