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Friday, February 20, 2009

CARS

It all started when we pulled out our "cat movie" which is a bunch of videos of animals and bugs designed to entertain kitties. And entertain it does. In these two pictures, Boston is attacking the animals on our T.V. Well, since that day, Boston has taken up permanent residence on top of the T.V. whenever it is on.

As you probably know, Austin loves the movie CARS. He watches it whenever he can. Well, now CARS has become a family affair.



Boston's gripped!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Austin with his cake and candles on his birthday

Friday, February 6, 2009

Birthday, Part III - presents!


Much to our surprise, Austin finally figured out how to open his own presents. In fact, he didn't care what was inside, he just loved ripping up the paper.


Here's a fine Goodwill purchase

Austin received a remote control car from Uncle John and Aunt Tamara. He had a great time playing with it!

Unfortunately, we did not get any pictures of the cake candle blowing or eating. My parents will have to post those on their blog (hint, hint)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Birthday, Part II

It was really amazing to see what some people had created with their train collections. These first two pictures are of the display that Jim and I thought was "best of show". It had amazing detail and was set up beautifully. The pictures don't do it justice.
The bridge on the left of the picture above, swung out to allow boats to pass. Awesome!


See the little sharks in the train car?

Still a happy boy! (Excessive drool is due to acquisition of two bottom teeth, not the happiness)

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Birthday, Part I - Train Expo

For Austin's 2nd Birthday, we took him to a train expo in Council Bluffs. This ended up being people's personal train collections that they set up for the kids and adults to see. Some of them were extremely elaborate. Austin loved it!

He even discovered several Thomas The Tank Engine trains running around.

He would have stayed at this display all day.


This is exhibit was my favorite. They put it together on the floor and it was surrounded by children just sitting and watching the trains go by.

We have one happy boy on our hands.


One of the owners of the trains came over to sit by us and let Austin push the button to make the train whistle. The black train you see in the video is the one he owned. It was very nice of him to make Austin's day like that!

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