In Loving Memory

  • Remembering my beloved child, Austin, who passed away at the early age of 14. He lived more in those 14 short years than most and is an inspiration to us all.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

First year memories

From Austin's baby book...and other memories:

When Austin was born Tim made the deal that after he lost his umbilical cord, he'd help with the diapers. I think he thought that took months. He was a little shocked to learn it only took a week!

July 18, 1994 - Austin's first real smile

July 29th - Austin's first laugh

Aug 30th - Austin started "talking"

Oct 14th - Wore his first pair of jeans

Dec 15, 1994 - "It's hard to believe you are almost 6 months old. You're growing so fast! You make "ba" sounds now and sit in your highchair. I could go on forever with the things you've done. You are so smart and always happy. Everyone that meets you falls in love with you instantly. I'm so proud you're my baby!"

Jan 20, 1995 - First time to say "Da Da"

Feb 7th - First sleigh ride in the snow

Feb 21st - "You started doing something cute today. You pretend to be shy. You also fake cough for attention. Last night, your dad had a fire and you heard him on the radio. You tried to talk to him!"

April 7th - "You are such a ham! You dance now and make the funniest face for attention. You can walk with our help. You talk all the time. I cannot believe how smart you are and how fast you are growing!"

July 8, 1995 - "Happy 1st Birthday! I can't believe it has been a whole year. You are walking great now. You blow kisses and make noises when you drive your cars on the floor. For your birthday we decorated the entire room in bears, because you are our little "Blair Bear"!

At one year, Austin loved to play the "Itsy Bitsy Spider". It was a morning ritual. He would wake up and we'd put him in bed with us and sing that song, play, read stories and cuddle. Austin loved Barney, Kidsongs shows and anything on CMT.

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