Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All About Austin

This post is all about my Bubba!

He is pretty much the sweetest thing
and I just can't stand how much I love him.

Austin has some serious personality these days,
and we are constantly cracking up at him.
He is the perfect mix of sweet & sensitive, 
but loves to rough house,  play with trains/cars 
& currently wants to be a garbage man.

Buying a toy with the money he earned doing chores

My favorite part of having a toddler are the funny sayings they come up with.
When I tell him to do something I can get any of the following:
 "Mom, are you serious right now?"
"I'm just a little super tired."
"Are you kidding me?"
"But Mom, you have to be nice to me because you're my best friend."

I've also caught him saying some 'bad words' and here is the current list that he knows not to say:
-butt- we only say bum
-freaking.. he has only said this one a few times, but it's a definite bad word!
-idiot- I might have a little road rage & the word just slips!
-dang it- This was only added because it sounded like an actual bad word when he says it
-fat- We don't call people fat!
-stupid- That one might be me too...
If I ever say a bad word,
he quickly corrects me and threatens time out.

This summer Austin had his first ER visit when he broke his leg!
We were at his cousins house and all the kids were jumping on the trampoline together.
Austin started crying & none of us knew how he got hurt but he refused to walk and kept saying his leg hurt. We went home and we both thought he was probably being a little dramatic and would be fine. That night ended up being a little rough and I started to worry. The next morning his leg had no bruises or swelling but he still wouldn't walk. When we tried to bribe him with donuts and it didn't work, we knew it was time to take him in!
After taking him in and getting x-rays, we found out he had a compression fracture near his knee. They think when he was jumping he landed on his leg straight down, instead of bending it, which compressed the bone down. He was a trooper and loved all the attention!

He had this on all weekend and couldn't walk on it, which meant I was carrying him everywhere!
(In the hospital and then home, trying to play with his toys!)

The next week we went to see the doctor and he picked out a 'cougar blue' cast! 
Daddy was proud.

I drew a 'Y' on it. He loved it!

We endured 3 weeks of sponge baths, hobbling everywhere &
no swimming at Nana's 

The cast ended up being easier than I thought, until you throw barf into the equation. Throwing up & casts don't mix well. Austin wasn't feeling good, so I put him on my bed & before I knew it, he is projectile vomiting all over himself. I grabbed the closest blanket and wrapped up his leg because all I could think about was smelling dried vomit for the next 3 weeks.
So I'm standing there with Austin, puke everywhere and Kayla screaming hysterically. I know a sponge bath just won't do, so I run Austin to the tub and position him so the leg is propped up. I'm trying to wash him while holding his leg up & before I get a chance to grab Kayla, she climbs/tumbles into the tub filled with puke...
wasn't my finest moment. 

The day his cast came off

The cast came off just in time to cheer for our cougars with Daddy!

And he started Joy School in September &
he loves it!

Here is his first day of school

he was so excited!

They have singing time,

little lessons, crafts, playtime and snack time.
It's only 2 times a week from 9:30 to noon but it was harder for me to drop him off than I thought! He is just getting so big.

Here is 'news time' and he is telling about his cast coming off.

And this was day 2 of school,
and he decided to be not so excited.

I just love my sweet Bubba and I can't believe how fast 3, almost 4 years have gone by!