Mr Cool Shades

March 4, 2010

Austi was so funny as we left his birthday party. He strikes a pose here with his sunglasses…

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Abby at Almost 2 Months Old

March 2, 2010

I have a few good photos of Abby as she approaches her 8th week, okay – two month – birthday. Here is one to start and I’ll post a few more later…..

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Sydney and Austin’s 4th Birthday Party

February 28, 2010

Grandpa Ron and I had fun watching the (mainly 3 & 4 year old) kids at Austin and Sydney’s shared birthday party at Pietro’s Pizza in Milwaukie, Oregon. Actually the Disney princesses and Spiderman combo worked out just fine! LOL! I don’t think the kids noticed – they just donned their princess tiaras and masks without hesitation! More important were the game tokens in the gift bags – and no one said anything about only tokens being in the bags! I think they all had a great time!

Here is dapper Austi before his party…

Sydney opens her presents…

Austin opens his presents…

The two moms help…

The two babies sleep through all the noise…

Two cakes with candles…

Two Happy Birthdays!

Afterwards, Grandpa Ron takes Austin on a car ride to go see the 4449 Daylight steam engine… Austin was amazed at how big the 4449 is!

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Rock Star Austin

February 2, 2010

Austin demonstrates his rock star moves with his new guitar that he got last Christmas. Now he just needs to practice his strumming! Grandma remembers her moves also – to turn her camera in the proper direction for the video!

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Video of 5 Day Old Abby, Austin and Grandpa Ron

February 1, 2010

Austin and Papa share a moment with 5 day old baby Abby.

Unfortunately the moment is short-lived as Abby cries and Mama is ready to feed her! One of the last things on the clip Austi says is that he wants to hold Abby. She ends up going to Mama for a feeding, but after she’s done, Austi does get to hold her. He is doing so well with his little baby sister!

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Then and Now – Austi with Stuffed Animals

January 29, 2010

Back when Austin was just a baby back at Easter of 2006, his Great Uncle Mike propped him up with the bed-full of bears and put one of the bears glasses and hat on him. This last Christmas break when we had him we re-lived the moment! It just isn’t quite the same, is it!



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More Austin and Abby Photos

January 19, 2010

Austi is so excited that Abby is finally born! I think he thought she’d be able to play with him right away. The fact she’s so small and ‘just a baby’ has him intrigued.

Wide-eyed about it all….

and giving Abby a kiss…….

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