Thursday, December 23, 2010

Little Alex update

Little Alex is 18 months and is looking more and more like his daddy, and is getting cuter everyday.  Everyone we meet is envious of his beautiful blue eyes and long curly lashes.  He loves to climb on all the furniture now and is starting to enjoy looking at books a bit more.   He babbles constantly (while interjecting a few English words every now and then).  He says hi, Jesus, bubbles, cheese, baby and we think tree, light, fish, balloon, cow and ball.  He can say EIEIO (from the Old McDonald song) and other various animal noises and can identify several body parts and pictures in his books.  He loves to make the sign of the cross (as much as he can anyway) and sometimes reminds us by doing it on his own during mealtime if we forget to have him do it beforehand. He also has the most adorable facial expressions; the most common being a perplexed, furrowed brow look that usually breaks into a big smile when we imitate his look. Oh, and he is finally getting some more teeth after 8 months of no action!  He continues to be a very content little boy and walks around with a smile on his face all day.  We thank God for giving us such a wonderful little boy to raise.

 More dancing videos:



We were so blessed that my family was able to come down for Thanksgiving and we had a wonderful time. They arrived late Wednesday, and came over Thursday morning to help me get the turkey ready.  I felt so clueless since I have never cooked a whole turkey before, and they were a big help.  They had fun playing with little Alex and we just relaxed and watched football while the turkey cooked. After a yummy meal, we couldn’t do much but sit around.  My mom helped me start a Christmas stocking I had gotten to make for little Alex, and agreed to take it home and finish it for me since I have no time or talent for crafty things.  The next day we did some Christmas shopping and went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Lupe Tortilla.  It was delicious, as always, and we were entertained by Bobby as he struggled to get through his ultra-spicy fajita meal.  We then headed over to their hotel for a dip in the pool.  The next days we just relaxed at home some more.  Little Alex loved having other people to drag around and had fun pulling them into his tent, and dancing to the music Amanda played on her phone for him. My parents went to Mass with us that night and then we all went out for bbq later.  Sunday was sad as it was time for them to return to Denver.  We went to the park and walked around Waterway Square before saying our farewells.  Thanks for everything guys!  Can’t wait to see you in March!


Here is my cute little boy dressed as The Hulk for Halloween!  I’m glad I was able to get a few pics of him with the hat part before he pulled it off.  I even had some Hulk gloves that I got as a white elephant gift for Christmas one year.  He didn’t really wear them, but he enjoyed paying with them since they make lots of sounds.

 We did several fun events around town.  The first one we went to was the Trick-or-Treat trail at Waterway Square.  There were several booths set up and the kids went around and played games and got candy.  Little Alex was too young for a lot of the games, and it was super crowded so we just let him play at the splash pad. 

 The next weekend we went to Halloween playdate at the home of a mom from one of my mom and babies groups.  It was fun seeing the all the super cute kids in their costumes and of course little Alex had fun playing with all of Dylan’s cool toys.  The kids played in their moonwalk for awhile before it got to hot. 

 The weekend before Halloween I took Little Alex to the pumpkin patch!  We had a good time playing in the patch and seeing the animals, and got a big pumpkin to take home and carve!  

We went to a party on Halloween and had so much fun!  The host went all out with the decorations and she had tons of great food (dinner was the most delicious brisket) and activities for the kids.  It was getting late by the time everyone decided to head out to go trick-or-treating so we didn’t take little Alex, but he was pooped from all the partying anyway.  He will enjoy it more next year.