Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I picked it myself.

Daddy asked me what I wanted to wear, I originally picked an orange shirt with the pants, but when he asked me if I was sure, I changed my mind.
Somewhere a mother, a grandma and grandpa are hanging their head.

Wordless (flashback) Wednesday

March 14, 2007

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Even before Alexander was born, he loved music. Nothing made him move more or send endorphins screaming through Mommy's veins than the sound of music. As we've discovered, his favorite music is from his grandparents youth (Johnny and the Sprites runs a close second, eh Jodie?). No one does the oldies like Alexander. So, if the kid is at your house and is pointing to your TV and signing please, he just wants to dance. Please oblige the poor soul and put some oldies on for him. He'll make it worth your while.

(p.s. he picked out his outfit today, not us!)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Busy Day!

After months and months of rain, the sunshine was out today and so were we! While Alexander took his morning nap, Auntie Chelle, Grandpa and Lorelli drove to Sumner for Lorelli's soccer practice because Auntie Chelle had the privilege of coaching Lorelli's first soccer practice of the year! RJ is the official coach of the team but RJ and Kim were celebrating their anniversary (since I haven't played since 8th grade, it was probably best that I was just pinch hitting). After a 45 minute practice, Lorelli was exhausted and Auntie Chelle was convinced that she made the best decision ever, not teaching elementary aged students, nor will I ever agree to coach my child. It was fun but I'm meant to teach students with higher level thinking skills and be a sideline parent. Anyhow, after practice, we picked up Grandma and Alexander and had lunch before our next adventure! Daddy would have enjoyed us but wanted to take advantage of the weather and work in the yard. So, off to the park we went!

Grandma and Lorelli take a moment from looking at the river for fish!

Just look at that face!! Do you think he's having any fun?

Lorelli sure is!
Stuck in the middle

Mom, I think I'll be a pitcher.

Until next time!

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Lesson Learned

Once upon a time, there was a Mommy and Daddy who used to go out weekly on Friday night date nights. A new addition was added to Mommy and Daddy's life and date nights evolved to monthly family nights out. Tonight was this months excursion. (Those of you who know where this is headed can stop shaking your heads at our naivety).

We headed to Torero's Mexican Cantina as they are speedy and tasty -- a winning combination. We even went early to avoid the dinner crowd. There was no reason to think we wouldn't have an enjoyable family night out. It was enjoyable but definitely not what we anticipated! Alexander flirted with the hostess as she guided us to our seat. Alexander flirted with the older couple that sat behind us. Alexander sat in his high chair for approximately 3.5 minutes of our meal - just long enough for us to order. And then our 15 month old tornado invited himself to our table. Alexander ate a few chips, threw twice as many on the floor, had no interest in either of our meals, and was hell bent on climbing out of his chair onto the table. Toys, keys, sippy cups, pacifiers- nothing worked tonight. As it turns out, there are different tricks needed for nights out and we learned one tonight. Daddy ate; Mommy and Alexander walked. Then Mommy ate; Daddy and Alexander walked. Alexander was even able to charm everyone around us and we thanked our fellow patrons for their tolerance of the high pitch screeches (a lovely new skill) and the constant movement of our family. At the end of the night, Mommy and Daddy learned to tag team and eat a meal within 45 minutes of entering a restaurant. Pretty sure that is a world record.

Moral of the story: Do not bring a 15 month old to any restaurant without a full support party.

Anyone willing to babysit??

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Flashback Wednesday

Some things never change. May 9, 2007

Friday, April 18, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wordless Flashback Wednesday

April 16, 2007

So what do you want to wear today?

For the past few weeks, dad has been asking me, "What do you want to wear today?" and letting me pick what to wear. I'm getting pretty good at picking matching outfits.

Today, dad gave me a choice of shirts.
Instead I went and dumped my toybox and picked something else...

I own the night!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

So sad!

Bye bye Grandma and Grandpa!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Is there a ghost in our house?

Alexander Goes to the Doctor

15 month check up today.
Weight: 22lb6 oz
Height: 31 1/2 in.
Head size: um, don't remember. Still attached.

He lost weight and is down into the 10-25% so we have been instructed to increase calories. I'd love a doctor to tell me to increase my caloric intake! Guess that means more pancakes and syrup for Alexander and Daddy.

I finally gave in and allowed the MMR shot, despite the misgivings I have about it being attached (falsely or otherwise) to autism. I researched and researched, asked other mom's opinions, talked to the nurse, talked to the doctor, and finally relented. So, he got three shots in the end. Blach.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lurker Shout Out!

Alexander wants to send a shout out to the blog lurkers.

He loves you...even if you don't post.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wordless Flashback Wednesday

In the blogging world, Wednesday's posts are supposed to be wordless. Since when have I ever been wordless? So, I thought I'd take it one step further and make it Wordless Flashback Wednesday, posting favorite pictures from the past 15 months . If they aren't going to let me use words, than I am at least going to make it fun for myself ( if you know me at all, you aren't surprised that I started with day 1).

Sunday, April 6, 2008

How many binkies does one boy need? THIS MANY!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

What if this was Alexander?

I am suspending posting about Alexander so I can share a story with you about another young toddler. Her name is Emily. Emily is a bright eyed, red headed 16 month old who lives in DC. I don't know Emily. I don't know Emily's family. I don't even know the person who blogged about Emily and her family.

What I do know is that if this was my son, I would want his story shared.

So, Alexander, Eric and I are going to do our small part and share Emily's story on our son's blog today. We would hope other parents would do the same for us.

Original story

Today's update