Sunday, April 29, 2012

A few big deal

Eric bought a new camera in March and has taken loads of pictures. 
And here are the results.
Taken by a superstar photographer husband and best daddy ever.

 Basketball season:

  Swim Lessons:
 School days with a best friend:
 Faces to love:

Good job, Daddy.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kindergarten Roundup

This was his grin on the way to our first visit to Kindergarten.

Turns out the grin wasn't much different after the visit.

He's ready for the next chapter.
  His parents aren't.


Our baby is growing up.
So. Many. Emotions.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


It was Future Job Day at preschool last week.
Someone decided he wants to work on an aircraft carrier. 
Someone might be watching too much Battle 360.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge Adventure!

This weekend, we had the awesome opportunity to visit the Great Wolf Lodge with my sister and fam (for free!). For our little swimmer, we figured this place would be equavalent to a trip to Disneyland. We were wrong...and right.

There were about four rides that Alexander could ride, due to his height. Since there were only six rides total, it wasn't exactly Disneyland but it was enough to keep the little man entertained. His all-time favorite activity was the wave pool, though. Picture HUGE waves that he could swim through, along with about 100 people surrounding him and he loved every minute. His version of happiness is my version of hell on earth. Water. Huge waves. My small child under the water. Sigh. I know I was the hovery mom but dang, water freaks me out. It was more fun when Eric and I could throw the boy back and forth between us but Eric scrapped his foot on the pool and his gaping wound kept him on the sidelines for most of the adventure.

After five hours of playing in the water, we headed back to the room to warm up and rest.
Yes, five hours. You read that right.

Alexander played on the iPad while he warmed up. I am going to admit right now that I didn't take many pictures. In my mind, a camera and a water park didn't go together.

And really, who looks good after a full day in a water park?

Eventually, we ended up at dinner and afterwards, our little man joined his cousin's magic wand quest. Again, no picture of him and his wand. I kinda sucked at photos. The GWL has a fun game for the kids, where they took the wands and completed quest tasks. It reminded me a lot of Eric and Patrick playing Kim Impossible at Epcot.

Minus the booze.

At the end of the night, the parents were on iPads and phones. The kids were playing the magic quest game (yes, Lorelli was in charge of Alexander without our direct supervision for several hours this weekend. Be proud of us.). And right before bed, I snapped one of three photos that I took all weekend!

Thanks Auntie Kimmie, Uncle RJ and Lorelli for the super fun time!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Jo-Jo!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Jo-Jo,
Happy Birthday to you!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Fun

After an awesome sleepover with Jo-Jo, Alexander awoke to find a bag from the Easter Bunny. Of course, he was so sleepy, he kept walking around it and Mommy might have had to point it out to him!
I'm embarrassed to admit that another Easter passed and we didn't color Easter eggs for a hunt. I swear, one of these years we'll get it done.

At least the Easter bunny makes up for it with super great presents.

Eventually, we end up at Grandma Great's house, ready for another massive egg hunt in the playroom.
For the first, and only, year, cousin Calvin takes the front of the line. Ho-Ho Papa agrees to step in as proxy.

Uncle RJ and Mommy do not like having to go last!

Before long, eggs were gathered

plates were found,

and presents were opened!

For the first time in years, Easter was a warm, somewhat sunny day, so the kids ran outside to play with Alexander's bubble maker.

Despite a few meltdowns from a very over-tired five year old, we had a lovely Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter from our family to yours!