Sunday, September 26, 2010

My People

This entry should be a post about the train ride we took yesterday but we left the camera in Big Papa's truck.
Instead, it will be storytime.

This morning, Alexander wanted me to draw a picture of our house on his doodle pad. Once I drew it, I was instructed to put "my people" inside of it.
He started naming people (in this order):

Addie Rue, Grandma Great, Jo-Jo, Big Papa, Umma "who I call Betsy", Ho-Ho Papa, Umma, Mommy, Daddy, Li-Li, Auntie Kim, RJ, Uncle Patrick, Auntie Lissa, Mary, David, Cole, Gypsy, Jeff, Evan, Mason, Mika, Karolyn, John, Cal, Rosie (and the boat), Mrs Kinney and Mrs. Stromberg.

I tried to take a picture of it with my phone but he erased it before I could get to it.
Good thing we're planning to remodel and add on to our house, eh?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall = Soccer

Soccer started a few weeks ago.

Alexander loves to dribble.

And being goalie isn't so bad, either.

Time to stop the ball!

Even if I'd rather hang on the net.

Yet, there is always time to rest.

However, lunch with a best friend after the game, is the really best way to spend a Saturday morning.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

First Day of Preschool

First day of preschool wouldn't be complete without...
a picture at the front door,

a car ride,

a best friend,
total excitement,

and a new toy.
He didn't even blink an eye when we said to goodbye to him.
Just as it should be.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Do you want the good news or the bad?

The Good News: The laptop computer is fixed and home, safe and sound.

The Bad News: They weren't able to recover any photos or videos from 2010. Christmas, 3rd birthday, family photos, Arizona, Disneyland, Disneyworld and summer adventures. Gone. Just like that.

The Good News: We had backed up everything from 2006-2009 on the External Drive. So, we still have birth, first and second birthday, Christmas past, and other summer adventures.

The Bad News: We lost all videos that I hadn't transfered to the "Movies" folder. I dread finding out what we lost.

The Good News: I can download photos from Facebook and the blog to try to recapture year 3.

The Bad News: Now, I want to back up the blog but I don't know how. Any suggestions?

We'll be back to our irregular regular updating soon!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Computer Crashed

Dear loved ones,

The computer that Mommy checked out from the school district and has been using for the past year, crashed last week. No one is sure why or what happened. Hopefully, it will be an easy fix and the last 3 1/2 years of my life in photos will not be lost. Thankfully, we backed most things on the external drive but Mommy is nervous we have lost all of year 3.

Anyhow, we have a few things to update - like my first soccer game and Mommy's weekend with her high school friends (which she will put on the other blog). We are nervous about downloading anything on the loaner computer, though, so it may be sometime before you see an update on this blog.

We ask for your patience as we work through the technological difficulties. You'd think it would be an easy fix but borrowing from the school district means a lag time in fixing computers as it needs to be sent through the right person downtown. That is the way they roll.


Monday, September 6, 2010

A Boy and His Imagination

Alexander's imagination has taken off. While his favorite thing is still w00-woo's in which everything becomes a train track for the 844 (see Extreme Trains and you'll know what I am talking about), he is starting to expand his imagination away from train tracks and into different playlands.

Tonight's adventure included a gate made of pillows, a monster named Guybrush, a village filled with Little People and stuffed animals that protected the village from the evil monster.

Once he realized he didn't have enough stuffed animals to guard the entire gate, he decided he would be the main guard.

The Evil Guybrush didn't stand a chance with these super cute guards on watch.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Toy Story 3

Last night, our family went to see Toy Story 3.

We have had endless conversations about taking Alexander to the movies for months - especially when Toy Story 3 opened up. We weren't sure he was at a point to sit still through the entire show. However, the other night he sat through The Hobbit (remember the cartoon movie?) and we decided it was time.

We made it to the 7:10PM showing.

The theater was pretty empty, which was great since Alexander doesn't quite have an inside voice when he is excited about movies.

We had to sit through a few trailers.
So, we took pictures to keep ourselves occupied.
Only one of us couldn't tear his eyes off the screen.

And then the show began.
What did you think of the movie, Alexander?

First movie in a theater?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

3 Year (and nine months) Well Check

With the countdown to preschool, we knew we had to fit in the three year well check. Not only did we need the immunization paperwork but we knew we had two more shots to go! So, we finally made the appointment. Yes, he turned three almost nine months ago. Yes, we only went to the doctor because of preschool. Yes, Alexander told the doctor Blue Moon is his favorite food (don't judge - he doesn't drink it, for God's sake).

Turns out, he is average and perfectly normal. Duh. He's a picky eater. Doctor says that is fine. Duh. He still uses his binky. Doctor says we should remove it at 4 years (I think she should fight that battle for us). He is non stop movement. Doctor says that is fine. Duh. He still has a bit of a lisp and lacks articulation with certain syllables. Doctor says he should grow out of it. And if he doesn't, that's ok, too. Duh.

He's 35 lbs (50th%). He's 3'3" (50th%). He is wearing 4T.

He's a boy. Not a baby. Not a toddler. He's our little boy.

And we may love him more now than when we met him - almost3 years and 9 months ago.