Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Texas living is...

So for our non-Texan friends I thought I'd update you on the excitement of Texas living.

Texas living is.... Or rather Austin living is...
-Friendliness (seriously sometimes so much it's scary)
-deer bounding on the front lawn early in the morning or late at night ( saw about 30 last night on my run... We have mixed emotions about this. Love seeing wildlife but sad that their spaces have been taken away)
-delicious authentic Mexican food anytime you want it (yes.. I said authentic.. Don pablos doesn't count)
-family 15 minutes - 2 hours away!
- beautiful rolling hills (some of these might be more specific to the hill country)
- excellent opportunities for hiking and enjoying the outdoors
-mild winters (usually) and usually pleasant spring & fall. Can't brag about the 100' summers ( 100' for 60 days straight this summer.. Not cool when your pregnant)
-live music (another Austin thing)
-wide open spaces (room to make a big mistake)
-did I mention family
- awesome stereotypes (gotta love it when tv always chooses the most backwards people to interview when something goes awry)
-escapes to "the ranch"
-freebirds burritos (putting one in 15 minutes away)
- lots of great parks (have a great park right on the river in our neighborhood. Went yesterday. Such a pretty day! See pics below)
-bluebell ice cream
- great jobs
- and last but not least ... Family nearby!

Claire & Mark enjoying the San Gabriel river at park in our neighborhood.

Come on Claire. " no daddy, it's cold!"

So peaceful!

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Rhys' giggles

I do believe one of the most precious noises is the first coos and giggles of a baby. You would think we're comedians around here with how much our Rhys is laughing. It's so adorable. Enjoy the video clip!

He does tend to get camera shy and stares at the camera when he sees it.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Rhys is 2 months old!

Another milestone! Our little boy is 2 months old. He had his first shots. He was a brave little guy. Showed his temper as the nurse was stabbing him, then I picked him up and he calmed down quickly but still had his tiny little lower lip pouting out. So cute! He weighed in at 11lb, 14 oz and 23 inches, 50% for all categories. What I don't get is if he's 50% for boys at 2 months then why in the world is he already outgrowing his 0-3 outfits. Just doesn't make since how they size clothes... Unless it's just that kids are a lot bigger these days and the clothes world hasn't caught up yet.

Claire is still quite helpful with Rhys. She is a very proud sister. He loves watching her sing to him and make funny faces. Claire is definitely our girlie girl these days. Wears 6-8 outfits a day and is heart-broken if she doesn't get to wear dresses when we leave the house.

Here mommy goes again with the pics!

Still have my cute little pointy chin and curlie-q cowlick. I have a full tummy, can you tell?

Brows! What did you say?

My cute leggings that daddy was disgusted that mom put on me. Said we now have to do something manly to redeem ourselves. Mom says I'll be happy I have them when I start crawling on the hard floors!

Here's what Rhys thinks of all these pictures!

Don't forget to vote on who I look the most like in my family!

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