Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Very Happy Birthday!

Auggie turned 2 on Saturday! Can you believe it? I can't! We're having his official birthday party this weekend but we got to do a little celebrating on his actual birthday. A friend of ours is a member of the Houston Area Live Steamers (HALS) and they invited us to Hockley for a few train rides. We rode down with Jen and Zane, so Zane, Cinco and Auggie had a great time playing together. 

HALS is a members only organization but members can bring friends when they go. They also have public run days, where anyone can come to ride trains. Their last public run day is this Saturday. The trains are built in 1", 1-1/2", 2-1/2" and 3" scales so they're big enough for adults to sit on. Auggie had a great time riding and just seeing the trains. I think if nap time wasn't looming over our heads, we would've stayed longer. Hopefully we'll be able to go again in the Spring.
Auggie, Kelsey, Erin, Cinco, Zane and Jen after a steam engine train ride

Zane and Auggie taking a quick snack break!

All Aboard!

replica John Deere tractors

It was gorgeous and breezy day!

Checking out the trains from the depot

waving to people

Mommy and the Birthday Boy!
(it was very bright out!)

Union Pacific model train

Assorted Trains

Steam Engine Train Ride

Tomas (Cinco's Dad) chasing around Auggie, Cinco and Zane

Tim was guiding in Uvalde over the weekend so it was all Mommy and Auggie time. We had a great weekend.

Friday night we went to a little street fair at Henderson Elementary in Bryan. They had a few goats and some rabbits that Auggie loved petting. There were also a few games (Angry Bird bowling, Box car racing and Glowstick Bowling) that he enjoyed playing along with a bounce house. He was a little upset he couldn't play in the bounce house with all the big kids, though. Right before we left one of the stations from the Bryan Fire Department stopped by with an ambulance and fire truck. Auggie was pretty excited about them but turned down an opportunity to sit inside the fire truck. I was really surprised he didn't want to sit inside it! 

After the festival, we stopped by Chick-Fil-A (thank you, again, Heather!). Auggie sat patiently watching the cars in the drive-thru while I ate dinner. He played in the play area for a little bit by himself before more kids joined him. It is always nice to see older kids slow down when they see a smaller kid in the playground. When it was time to leave, Auggie didn't put up a fight. I was very thankful for that! I think Auggie's teeth stopped giving him problems so he's been in a better mood and not so quick to anger when things don't go his way. 

We have hit a rough patch, though... with his diaper! He took off his diaper 4 out of the last 5 times he's gone to bed! Luckily his bedding and clothes have just been wet. I don't want to experience a poopy no diaper episode! I'd be so thankful if we didn't ever have to deal with that! Auggie thinks its funny but then so does Tim. I guess Auggie gets his sense of humor from Tim, too! I got several good suggestions on tips to keep the diaper on so today we're trying a onesie. We'll see how that goes! I'll be trying a backwards diaper if that fails.. then I'll look into getting some diaper covers with snaps. I'm really hoping the onesie does the trick.

Auggie's Birthday Stash
We hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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