Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ten Months and counting....

Sarah turned 10 months old last week and I thought that I would do a little update about her. She has three teeth and is getting pretty close to cutting 3 more. She loves to army crawl around and like her brother is very fond of my set of keys. Sarah weighs 21 lbs and 8 oz. She is still very much a daddy's girl. She giggles and laughs when she gets close enough to Daddy. Here are some of my favorite pictures of her at this age.

Our Little Handy Man

Alex loves to help us do practically anything. From unloading the dishwasher, throwing laundry in, sweeping the floor, to making dinner, we are blessed to have an extra pair of little hands around. It only makes sense that he would want to help out his role model, aka Daddy... with a little project around the house. He was so proud of himself for helping out.
We needed an extra shelf for our growing food storage,so off to the store and out with the tools our young man went to work. Here is a photo recap of how it transpired.

I am so proud of both of the men in my life. Thanks for your hard work.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Look, I see a moon!

It has been fun tonight and I don't want to forget it. Alex was looking out the back door after dinner and the conversation went like this:
Alex: "Look, I see a moon."
Me: "Oh yes, I see a moon too. You are quite the little astronomer tonight.
Alex: "Oh YES!!! Da doo (Thank you) Mamma!
Me: "What else do you see, Alex?"
Alex: "I see a orange light (light posts). I see a tree."
Me: "I see a cloud. What color is the cloud?"
Alex: "It's blue."
I thought that is was great. Alex has been progressing at his language skills, but our conversations usually consist more of him repeating phrases of what I say to him. It was fun to hear him say what he saw outside and what is important to him.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Alex's First Day at School

Alex had his first "official" day at our little preschool group last Thursday. I dropped him off at 10 am and went home to spend some quality time with my little baby girl. We formed this preschool a few months ago and have been meeting all together to get the kids used to each of us and our homes. We are co-teaching, since we all have young babies in tow as well. I am excited for it to start and for our turn to teach. I enjoy planning and getting ready for the lessons. I really miss teaching and this is a wonderful outlet to get the creative juices flowing.
This month's theme is transportation and they got to study about buses last week. Alex loves buses and I was excited to see what he got to do there while I was at home. Alex finger painted, practiced cutting out his bus, and then we got to make a bus to take home. Here are some pictures (courtesy of Ashely and Trisha) of Alex's first official day of preschool. A huge thank you to Ashley and Trisha. Alex loved it!!!!

Alex was so fascinated with his bus that he made at preschool, we lost it and he kept on repeating "Bus, Bus, I want to see bus!" It was a scary few minutes, but we managed to find the missing bus in the pantry. What a close call.... Here is a picture of the happy reunion!

Sarah is Chatting up a Storm

Sarah is finally beginning to babble. She has just stated saying the "b" sound. It is so much fun to hear this going on in our house. I just love my little girl.

Galveston Getaway

Last weekend it was time for us to get away as a family and we went to Galveston to take in the sights. We got down there and already knew that we needed to stop and get some lunch because we could hear Alex in the back just repeating one word constantly. EAT, EAT, EAT!!!! We might just have a mutiny on our hands if we didn't get some food into him quickly.
We stopped at a restaurant that Eric had been to for a work lunch called Fishtales. It has really good food and when we got there they said that the only place that they had room for high chairs for our kids was going to be on the patio upstairs. We trucked upstairs and found a spot overlooking the beach. It was a little warm, but soon after we sat down at the table it began to pour buckets. It was so relaxing waiting for our food and watching the rain come down. We decided to move closer to the building so that we wouldn't get too wet. It was great. Eric just leaned back and was relaxing. It really was a wonderful unexpected surprise.

After lunch we made our way to the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens. As we entered the building we saw the Paddle Boat pulling away and managed to snap a picture of it.
Here are some more fun ones that captured our adventure. There weren't too many animals in the pyramid due to Hurricane damage from Hurricane Ike last year. Hopefully it will return to its glory days soon.

Here is what one tired family looks like (minus one tired picture-taking mom). What fun memories! I love being with my family just being together!