"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday, Austin!

I say this every year and with every new season, but I just can't believe that our firstborn is 4 today! What an awesome year this past one has been for him! From starting preschool and being in his 1st programs to wanting to explore and know everything he possibly can about the world around him, Austin is one amazing-full-of-energy-boy! He is so smart and blows us away with more depth than I think a little boy of his age should have. He also always keeps us on our toes and the house is never quiet if he is in it, but these are things that make you fall in love with our mess of a boy. I am positive that 4 is going to be my favorite age yet!

Speaking of keeping us on our toes - we had our 1st ER visit with him right before the New Year. We were at Fuddrucker's with my family finishing out our Christmas celebrations and Austin ran smack dab into the corner of the self-serving area on our way to the table and hit the corner just right and hard enough to where he sliced his head open. It was very scary for us with all the screaming and blood, but thankfully he just needed a couple of stitches and we were good to go. A-town handled it so well and even on our way to the hospital, he was trying to convince us that he was fine. (He really handled the whole thing better than I did. I was a mess the whole night. So hard to see your baby hurt...) Austin was the talk of the ER and just like his style, he charmed every one in that place and had nurses coming to meet him before we left. It was hilarious (in a were at the ER kind of way. :) That's our boy!

Here he is just a day after his accident and he already has his adorable smile back on his face. LOVE this kiddo!

Austin, Daddy and Mommy love you so much and we are so proud of you! Happy 4th birthday, son!


Jan said...

okay 1st:
How do you deal with the birthday right after Christmas? The babies will be 2 on Thursday and I'm all but ignoring it. I figure this is the last time I can get away with this.
2nd: JR did the same thing to his eye when he was about 2 years old. (He slipped and hit the side of the bathtub) I have never seen so much blood, I was covered by the time we got to the ER, so I know what you were going through! FYI: he hardly has a scar, just a cool "Dylan McKay" like one through his eyebrow.

David M said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Austin!!

Kylie said...

What a handsome boy! We sure do love him! Happy Birthday, Austin!!