May 2014

Here are some of the things that Austin likes at age 7!


Easter Egg Hunt 2014

Easter Egg Hunt 2014


— Austin LOVES the Game Show Network and watches it nearly every day after school. His favorite shows at Deal or No Deal, Press Your Luck and Minute to Win It (all reruns of old shows).

— He and Adrianna started taking the bus from the new house in March and they really like it. The only problem is that it picks them up so early at 6:42 am!

— His favorite place for a treat is Mikey’s for frozen yogurt (with lots of candy toppings as his choice!)

— His favorite food is still cheeseburgers and french fries and this has been consistent since he was about 2 years old. His favorite fruit is apples (slices, not whole) and his favorite vegetable is cucumbers (plain, with no ranch or salt).

—He has a love for fishing, and wants to fish in the pond in our backyard. We aren’t sure if there are fish in that pond yet, though, as it is so shallow.

— His favorite sports are still football, basketball and baseball. But he got a 4 square ball for his birthday and he likes playing that. He loves playing on the new basketball hoop that he got for his birthday.

Austin with Devin Gardner - 2013-2014 Michigan quarterback

Austin with Devin Gardner – 2013-2014 Michigan quarterback

— He is reading at a sixth grade reading level and reads at 245 WPM (words per minute).

— He has improved SO much in spelling. In fact, he has gotten 100% on all of his spelling tests in first grade.

— He still bites his finger nails – yuck!!

— Austin is such a snuggler and has such a sweet personality. The other day, I was scratching his arm while we were waiting for his doctor’s appointment and he said “dad made such a good decision!” I asked him what he meant and he said “He made such a good decision to ask you to be his girlfriend and then his wife. What a good choice he made!” Awww…be still my heart!

— He loves to do a “victory dance” when he scores at a game. It’s so funny!

— He continues to excel in math and really enjoy it! He even said the other day that he likes math better than recess!

— Austin is really looking forward to our trip to Australia for Caitlin’s wedding this July. One of things he’s really excited about, is playing WiiU with Rohan!

— He still doesn’t like cake or cupcakes. For his birthday party, we got a cookie cake instead.

— Other than apples, he refuses to eat any fruit. Instead, I make fruit smoothies with fruit, orange juice and milk. He will eat any fruit combination of smoothies (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mangoes, raspberries, etc…), but will not eat fruit plain.

— He lost two teeth exactly one month apart! March 25 and April 25, just shy of his 7th birthday.

First lost tooth on March 25, 2014...age 6

First lost tooth on March 25, 2014…age 6

— He is generally a pretty healthy kid, but he and Adrianna both had strep throat this spring.

— Austin really likes the I-Spy books and Mystery Books (i.e. Encyclopedia Brown) and Captain Underpants books.

— He is obsessed with money and wants to buy a hotel someday. He is fascinated by hotels and was ecstatic when we stayed at Kalahari in December 2013.

— He loves to “photobomb” pictures or give people “bunny ears” or “moose ears” to be silly!


Here are Austin’s stats at age 7 (from his doctor’s appointment on 5/7/14):

Height: 47 3/4 inches (46th percentile)

Weight: 50 pounds (45th percentile)

April 20, 2014

Austin at Easter 20 14: 4/20/14