Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Wednesday, August 22

Austin Lately

Austin @ 13 months
21 lbs, 31 inches

Current Vocab includes:
Dada (1st Word)- Daddy
Mama- Mommy
Baba- bottle
Bye- says this really load as he holds his hand in the air waving
Ba- Ball
Baah- Bath
Nin, nin- the sound he makes with cars/trucks (thanks Papa)
rurr rurr- the sound he makes when he sees the dogs
Pa- Papa
Nana- banana
BaBol- bubbles
Ahhhh- after he takes a drink
Suuu- shoe
du to- thank you

Eat- hand to mouth
Bye- waves and says Bye
Hi- waves
All done- holds his hands up and rotates wrists
Hello- he holds his had to his head like he is on the phone
Clap-Claps hands
Throw 'em in the pan- throws hands in air
Brush teeth- moves hand back and forth on mouth
Brush hair- pats his head like he is brushing his hair
Kiss- he blows kisses (this is rare but SO cute)

He know the words and will point at it when you say:

Nose, ear, cheerios, goldfish, juice, bath, puppy, Mommy, Daddy, Papa (Dale), Grammy (Lynell), G-Pa (Steve), YeahYeah (Sue), chair, book, rock (he goes and rocks his chair), toothbrush, brush, paci, car, golf club, duck.

What he is doing:
He brushes his hair if you give him a brush

Loves to play the "Steel your nose" game- steals everyone's nose

He points at everything he wants

He picks up the remote and points it at the TV

He walks everywhere and likes to climb on chairs and stairs (eek!)

Sits in his chair , crosses his feet and read his book everyday

Loves to push anything that moves- cars, stools, strollers

Opens and closes doors every time he sees one

Plays with drawer pulls and knobs

Feeds the dogs

Puts his hand to his mouth and make sounds like an Indian

Gets really excited and laughs & screams- sounds like a car trying to start

Loves Patty Cake, bathtime, bananas, brushing his 8 teeth

When you say dance he dances

When you say rock he rocks the chair

 Rides his Powerwheel, he gets on and off and on and off

Drinking whole milk

Can open the child-proof locks on cabinets

Loves Wagon rides (here is one last weekend with Papa and G Pa)

Loves "loading" the dishwasher

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