Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Almost to 30 signs!

Signs (as of February 7)

  1. Milk
  2. All Done
  3. More
  4. Dog
  5. Bird
  6. Rabbit
  7. Outside (hold out your hand and act like you're twisting a door knob)
  8. Airplane
  9. Train
  10. Cat
  11. Ball
  12. Baby
  13. Eat
  14. Cracker
  15. Cookie
  16. Bye-Bye
  17. Monkey
  18. Duck
  19. Horse
  20. Car
  21. Shoes
  22. Fish
  23. Book
  24. Zebra
  25. Banana
  26. Moon
I'm going to add a little sidebar option on the left side to keep an updated list of all the signs Auggie knows. I'm working on "help," "please," and "turtle" with him now. I might be missing one or two right now but I'll keep adding them as I remember.

We had a busy busy busy weekend (and Monday!). 

Friday was a scary day. Auggie and I went to Michael's to buy some paper and got home just in the nick of time before it started raining. I had checked the radar before we left and the storm didn't look too bad but it ended up basically just sitting on top of South College Station. We got about 4" of rain! Tim thought the same thing- it wasn't going to be too bad- but he sat in his office until close to 7 pm. Between the quarter mile walk to his truck and not being able to run yet, he didn't want to get soaked. He left while it rained anyway. I was glad he was home because we were under a tornado watch until 8:15. There was an F2 tornado that touched down in Snook (the link goes to an image showing Snook's location). Luckily no one was hurt. I didn't even know about the tornado watch until Darren texted me asking if we should be in an interior room! (Note to self: don't watch the CW while there is bad weather in the area; they won't let you know!) We had a bit of hail in our area, but nothing too bad. Auggie didn't show any signs of being scared during the lightning or thunder so that was good. Our local KBTX channel really stayed on top of keeping everyone up-to-date and shared viewers pictures and video of the storm. I was impressed since I had only seen a news station do that in Houston during hurricanes. It sure was nice getting the rain though! I think from January 1 until now, we have about 9.5" on record at the airport a few miles down the road. That's about half of our yearly total from 2011! I hope it continues!

Saturday afternoon, Mom, Lindsay, Cole and Drake came up. We stuck around the house to let the boys play. Auggie was in his PJs all day!

Sunday was pretty much our busy busy day. We had lunch with Tim's coworker, Burnie, and his wife, Leslie. They're expecting their first baby in the next week or so. We had lasagna and salad. Yum! Auggie did great until it was way past his naptime- around 3! He slept for about an hour in his carseat while we drove back home, picked up his food and then continued on to Hearne to see Billy and Julie to watch the Super Bowl. We spent the rest of the day in Hearne watching the Super Bowl and the commercials. Auggie ran around and chased Remi, their little Yorkie. 

We drove out to Gause Monday morning and spent the whole day with Molly and Ray. We had a great time- Auggie ate some dirt, busted open his gum, played with some new dogs and went for a ride on a tractor. We always enjoy going out to see Molly and Ray. I have tons of pictures so I'll leave you to look at them...

Daddy helping Auggie go up the plank to the slide

A little out of focus, but he has SO much
fun going head first!

He found the wheel

Big smiles for the wheel

Daddy showing him how to go down the slide properly

Ray was bringing the tractor around and Auggie couldn't take his eyes off it

waiting to go on a tractor ride

Daddy let him eat some sand

♥ that face!

Learning how to honk the horn

but the horn should be there!

big boy!

trying to get in the front loader

Kisses from Aussie

We have such City Dogs! Charley wanted to ride
with us instead of running around

Aussie wanted on, too, but while we were moving!
Auggie wanted to be just like Callaway!


  1. 30 signs, wow! That's way more than I know haha. How do you teach him? For that matter, how do YOU learn them?
    As far as the tornado goes, I didn't even know there was one! I think we were under a tornado watch for a brief time too but as far as I know, nothing came of it, fortunately. When we went to Dallas, there was a tornado watch (or warning?) and they had pretty good coverage of it on TV.

    1. We've learned through the therapist, Melinda, that comes to our house. We use the Baby Signs and Baby Signing Time DVDs. They're really good. It's like learning any language, you have to practice. We're just doing baby signs and the alphabet. I wouldn't be able to communicate with someone through ASL though. We're both planning to learn more as Auggie gets older just in case he has problems with his speech.

  2. I love these pictures. It's so fun to watch Auggie grow and turn into a little boy instead of a baby! He's so big now and doing so many fun things!

    1. Thanks! I love seeing y'all's blog, too! I definitely wish we lived closer! We're keeping an eye out for jobs here for any of our friends! lol

  3. you take the greatest pictures!


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