Friday, May 29, 2009

Alex's first full haircut and other stuff

Today we took Alex to get his first full haircut. Mam-o did some side trimming two months ago, but the kid was definitely in need of a new 'do. And I had two people offer to take him to get his haircut-so I got the hint. ha.

The "before" shot

"Wait, I'm kind of attached to my shaggy hairdo."
What do you think?
Fun with a little spike up front
Alex and his big sister. Sydney keeps saying, "I love Alex's new haircut!"

Alex's first time riding in the shopping cart like a big boy. He loved it! He received so much attention because he smiled at everyone who looked at him. I think he's pretty proud to be sitting up in the cart so well, and proud of the new haircut.
Alex is doing great. He can sit up by himself unassisted for quite some time. Here he is last week.

He also has his first tooth! The first one popped up in the past couple of days. He's been drooling like crazy for the past two months so we knew this was coming.

Alex is still a great eater. I am making all of his baby food, and I am really enjoying it. I have the Baby Beaba babycook which is the coolest thing ever. I love making batches of food when I have time, and it's all automatic so I can walk away for a while and the steamer turns off by itself. So far I have made apples, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, squash, peaches and pears. Alex loves it all-with exception to the peas. I don't blame the kid on that one, gross.

And here are some pictures from the past month that I have been meaning to add...

Carrie and her husband had us over for dinner one night a couple weeks ago. Besides having the most beautiful home ever, they had this awesome trampoline which a certain someone LOVED!
I love this picture-Carrie holding Alex while Sydney is bouncing around.

So much fun!
Carrie had fun with Alex's hair. And Carrie is quite possibly Sydney's new bff. Sydney adores her and talked about her for days. Alex's new nickname is Scooter. He's not rolling over but scooting-everywhere. You lay him down and he scoots up a few feet within minutes. Here he is, after scooting up about 6 feet so he could spin the wheels on the motorcycle. Anthony was so proud.
And my multi-tasking girl trying to ride both the Mercedes and motorcycle at the same time.

Greg and Jessica had us over for dinner this past week. Both the kids ADORE their godparents, so they had a great time. And of course we adore them too.

Sydney and her favorite person Greg

Alex and his favorite person, Jessica
Sydney and her other favorite person Jessica
Jessica made the cutest hat for Alex-he loved it!

And finally a video I took when Alex first started eating food. Here is his first banana. He excitedly screeches each time he gets a bite. He doesn't do this as often anymore, but he is still pretty passionate about his food. I love this clip. This was taken at the end of April.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cannon Beach

We enjoyed a terrific Memorial Day weekend with Mam-o and Pop-o in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Sydney enjoyed her time with her grandparents and had fun at the beach (once she got over her fear of the wind, silly kid) and Alex had a great time just taking in the sights and sounds.

The hub and kids at Subway on the way down to the beach
My favorite little man showing off his shoes
So excited to be at the beach!

Daddy and Alex-nice blanket Alex!

Alex loved the water fountain

Flying the kite
Sydney enjoyed cleaning off her shoes almost as much as she enjoyed the beach
Mother and daughter
The Tillamook cheese factory
I love this picture-Sydney had to push Alex around the whole time, it was adorable. Obviously Alex loved it! cream
The Tillamook Air Museum

Sydney finally enjoying the beach-and she had a blast.

Stomping on the volcano/castle was so much fun!

Never a shortage of practice balance beams


Alex loved cuddling with Mam-o
Thirty seconds later

Nothing better than a Starbucks kid's hot chocolate for the ride home

What a great trip we had! We just love the beach.