Monday, January 28, 2008

A New Year

Once again, a new year has come upon us. There is a lot that has gone on since our last posting. Thanksgiving was very relaxing for us. We spent the day at home and ate with some neighbors making the holiday very low key and nice. Christmas was a little more hectic but fun just the same. This was the first year we stayed home and the first year Austin really "got" it. We left food for the reindeer and cookies for Santa. The anticipation was exciting but nothing compares to seeing his face on Christmas morning when he finally realized that he really got the train he asked for. We of course spent time with family as we always do. This was the first Christmas without my Grandmother and that was a little tough at times. Just like always, Austin can pull you through anything! Now we just have too many toys at our house. We also spent New Year's at home with neighbors. A bowling tournament on the Wii was the big highlight. Probably only because I won! Imagine that, Shane was not at his best I guess!

Austin is getting so big. He has grown so much in just the past couple of months that his shirts are getting too short. He is becoming the real nerd at school. They are doing name recognition and he can recognize all of the names of the kids in his class. We just discovered tonight that he can spell some of the shorter names. He knows his letters and is learning what letter starts some words. His favorite toys right now are his laptop, letter writer, and many puzzles. He also loves a shaving kit that he got for Christmas. Sports are still everything. His golf game is progressing I guess you could say. The club makes contact with the ball more often than it once did. I am sure it has something to do with the new Nike hat though. This makes him just that much more like Dad. He went to his first Hockey game of the season and had a great time yelling along with everyone else. He is becoming very creative. In one of the pictures below, there are a ton of little Dixie cups all over the floor. When I asked what he was doing, he informed me that the cups were having a party and that I should just leave them alone. Where do they get this stuff?

Our first snow was 2 weekends ago. We were very excited of course! For those of you up north I realize 1-2 inches is really nothing! Austin thought it was great and had to wear his boots out just to play a little while. Until next time, hope you are all having a wonderful New Year!