Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nothing More Fun...

Than ELEFUN!

Tonight, while were in Florida, Alex finally got to open his presents from Amanda and Josh and from Aunt Kristy and Unce Mike.

Amanda and Josh got Alex a rack with several puzzles on it. Alex LOVED it. He was able to put the puzzles together within a few minues - a genius perhaps?! Thanks to Amanda and Josh for getting Alex such a fun and educational present.

Aunt Kristy and Uncle Mike got Alex several presents: Toy Story Plate, Toy Story Bowl, Toy Story Straw freezy cup, a miniature snow globe with the name "Alex" on it, a super huge tent and the best present of all, ELEFUN!

Of course we set up Elefun as soon as he opened it and it was so much fun watching the joy on his face. I have a bunch of pictures and three videos of the Elefun :) I just love hearing his laughter and seeing his joy as he plays this game! Thank you so much, Aunt Kristy and Uncle Mike for giving us this gift that is already creating such incredible memories! Enjoy!


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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Funny Video

Here is another video of our dancing fool:



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Yes, we know that he isn't all that graceful and that it doesn't have much rythm...but he sure is cute!

Happy Birthday, Uncle Josh!!

Happy Birthday, Uncle Josh!

We hope you have a great 19th birthday! We love and miss you! We wish we could be with you to celebrate your special day!

Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our Happy Boy

There are some days where Alex is so much fun! He makes me laugh, he laughs and we have a great time together! Today was one of those days!

I decided to take some pictures of his good mood and for once, he let me :)

I love this boy more than I could have ever imagined and every day I thank God for putting him in my life!

Enjoy the pictures:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Random Pictures

After finally downloading pictures off of our camera, here are some cute pictures that I took over the holidays and in the past few weeks.

Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, January 11, 2010

First Day of School

Our little boy is growing up!

Today, Alex went to school for the first time! It is only a Mother's Day Out program and it is only from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on Monday, but none the less, it is school and it is away from me! He will play with other kids, have lunch, hopefully learn a few things along the way and take a nap there! A long day for him, but sure to be an exciting one!

Last night, we told Alex that he was going to school today, that he was going to play with other kids and toys and that he was going to have fun. He seemed to be somewhat excited...mostly because we said kids and toys!

I have to admit, I had quite a nervous streak last night. I wondered if he would hate it, if HE would be nervous, if he would think I just abandoned him, if he would like the kids, if he would play nice with others and how his day would go. Larry assured me that he would be okay and that he would have so much fun! I packed his little lunch last night and got a little teary eyed because it hit me that my baby wasn't a baby anymore!

This morning started a little rough. Our power was out and Alex was in a VERY grumpy mood. He brightened up a little when we put his backpack on him and gave him his lunchbox! He was not a fan of all the picture taking though (I, however, did not care that he didn't like it, it is an important day and must be documented)!

Once we got to the school, he was so excited! He held his Daddy's hand (yes, Larry went into work late on his first day back so that way he could take Alex to school with me) and was smiling the whole way. When we got to his classroom to drop him off, he went right to his teacher and started playing with the puzzles that were laid out. Seriously, the kid acted like he had been doing this his whole life - he amazes me some times! There were no tears shed (well, not by Alex), he was such a brave little man and I couldn't have been prouder.

Me, on the other hand - I am patiently waiting for 2:30 to get here. I miss him and I can't wait to get him from school! It is nice to have a few hours to myself and to be able to run some errands without getting him in and out of the car, but so much of my day is about Alex and it feels weird not to have him with me!

I know this is a great thing for him. He is learning so much more than I can teach him here (how to share, how to behave in a class setting and how to be independent).

I promise to update later this afternoon about his day and how he did - I can't wait to share how his first day went!

Here are a few pictures of our morning:

UPDATE:

Alex did great :) I am so proud of him! He ate good (something he doesn't do at home), played with the other kids, colored a picture and layed down during naptime! He didn't nap, but we weren't really expecting him to on his first day - I'm just happy that he rested and didn't disturb the other kids.

His teacher did tell me that he had a little trouble sharing, but she said that is something to be expected on his first day. He isn't used to sharing toys with anyone else, so it is a foreign concept for him! Once they told him to share he did though!

All in all, he had a great day at school. This school follows the Enterprise school system calendar and the kids have off next week for Martin Luther King day, so Alex doesn't go back until January 22nd. I'm sure he will do just as good that day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

National Champions - ROLL TIDE ROLL!

Tonight was the National Championship football game between the University of Alabama and Texas.

As you all know, we are HUGE Alabama fans in this house, so we were super excited to cheer the Tide onto a victory.

We let Alex stay up a little later than normal (he went to bed at halftime) and watch the game with us. He loved shaking his "shaker" and yelling "Roll Tide" and something that sounds like "Go Bama"!

We had a great time watching the game together and the night became even better when Alabama won :)

Oh, and just so you all know how big of an Alabama fan Larry is - he went out immediately after the game to Hibbetts to get his Championship t-shirt and hat!

Here are some pictures during the game:

Alex-isms Part 1

I am sure that as Alex continues to grow and explore his words, I will have more installments into "Alex-isms". Today though, I had to share one with you all that had Larry and I laughing hysterically!

Alex has a little fetish with having shoes or slippers on his feet. He loves having them on. It is rare to catch this child without shoes, slippers or socks. In fact, he has four pairs of slippers (seriously, a 2 year old boy with four pairs of slippers...silly kid)!

Well, I finally broke down the other day and got myself a pair of slippers (they are definitely not the cutest things, but they are warm and comfy). I have been wearing them around the house since I got them. Yesterday morning, I had taken them off and put my bare feet on the couch. Alex quickly noticed it and brought the slippers to me, began to put them on my feet and was telling me "shoes mama, shoes!" I told him that I didn't want to wear my shoes because my feet were hot. Being the insanely smart kid that he is (slightly biased), he put the slippers back on the floor and started blowing on my feet. Yes, blowing! We started teaching him how to blow on his food when it is hot and apparently he is associating that with anything that is hot!

Too funny! This child definitely keeps us laughing and on our toes!