Sunday, September 30, 2007

We have finally arrived. . .

We have been saying since Austin was born that we needed to create a blog to keep everyone up-to-date on our escapades. Three years later, here we are. Better late than never I guess. We are hoping to update things every couple of weeks because Austin is growing so fast!

For those of you who are really out of the loop, we just celebrated Austin's 3rd birthday last Tuesday. Saturday we had a little party at the house with some of his friends from daycare and family. It turned out to be a great success! We did a Cars the movie theme with little cars and road play mats, coloring of the characters from the movie, a bean bag toss, a pinata and of course bubbles. All of the kids and even the adults seemed to have a great time. We got him a Gator (for those of you without kids, this is a Power Wheels type thing) and he desperately needs driving lessons. No damage yet!

Just a quick overview of where we stand at this point in our lives. I work at Holly Springs Medical Center as a Physician Assistant and Shane is still working at Wyeth in Sanford. Austin goes to the local daycare/preschool which is about 1 mile from my office. Everything is very convenient.

This summer was interesting for us. We went to Myrtle Beach as we always do for a short weekend getaway. Then the week of July 4th we ventured up to Philadelphia for a "family" vacation. We took Austin to Sesame Place. Yes, there is such a place and it is Sesame Street and Elmo from start to finish. He enjoyed eating breakfast with the characters, riding some rides, playing in the water park, and having his picture taken with all of the characters. It was really a lot of fun but we are a little Elmoed out! We went to a couple of museums, the Camden aquarium, and tried to see the Philadelphia fireworks but were rained out. After returning home a day early because of the weather, we went to the water park in Greensboro to end the week.

If you have not seen us in a while, Austin is getting big fast and has truly developed a personality that is definitely a mix of us both. (I know, kind of scary!) He loves to sing and dance especially while playing the guitar. He can make anything into a guitar: spatula, wrapping paper, shovel, etc. We tried soccer over the summer which went surprisingly well. He loves sports of any kind. Shane is trying to turn him into the next Tiger Woods and bought him a set of little golf clubs for his birthday. He also loves pretending. Especially when he is making and serving food or lemonade.

Well, that is a long first posting but we will keep things up-to-date better with shorter blurbs from now on. We would love to hear from everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hey Amber,
Austin is so cute and is getting so big. I love the picture of him "mowing" the lawn with Shane, so cute. Hope all is going well.