Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:53 PM
Bailey is full of energy. She never stops and never ceases to amaze us with her new talents! Her latest one is pulling up. I caught her standing up in her crib for the first time the other day and ran to get the camera. She is so strong and look at those cute little thighs! She is even taking a couple of steps down the couch. Not full blown cruising yet but on the way. I really wouldn't be surprised if she walks early!
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:51 PM
Last weekend we went down to Texas for my 10 year high school reunion. It was fun to see some people from way back when and the funny thing was--everyone was exactly the same! Seriously. Exactly.
Anyway, the girls and I stayed the following week and had lots of fun with Nona and Pop. Avery just LOVES to go down there and when we do, she has her list of things she must do. When we first get there, she runs around spending 10 seconds on everything like just to make sure it's all still there and the same. She has to feed the horses with Pop and then the fish in the pond. She has to ride her little "bike" all around the house even though she's getting way too big for it. It's really like a ride on toy for an 18 month old or something! She has to play with all the toys in the toy box, play with Nona's old jewelry in a jewelry box that my mom keeps for her, play with the bag of buttons that my mom has, watch Mickey Mouse in Nona's bed, and the list goes on. Those are a few of her "musts." This time Bailey was old enough to crawl around and explore everything at Nona's. I know she will grow to love it just as much as Avery! They had lots of fun outside thanks to an old walker that my grandparents had and brought over for Bailey to use. I know those things are pretty much outlawed these days but it was really great and Bailey loved it! Since I forgot the stroller, she had something to sit in when we played outside. My mom is so great and takes care of us wonderfully while we are there. Avery of course is glued to her side practically the whole time and Nona must be the one to do everything for her like bathtime, playing, and reading books. It's nice for me :) Anyway, here are lots of pictures to enjoy.
Nona pulling the girls in the wagon down the LONG driveway. See the top of Bailey's head? This old wagon doesn't have seatbelts like the new-fangled ones so Bailey has to sit in the floor of it! Otherwise she would topple right out!
Avery's "Original Big Wheel". Pop drove all the way to Louisiana to get this for her because the stores around them didn't have it. The box said "Original Big Wheel" and that's exactly what Avery calls it. So funny.
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:24 PM
Friday, September 11, 2009
I think I will go back and get the medium rollers instead of the tiny ones. But as I predicted, by lunchtime, most of the curls had fallen out. It's just the hair we were given! But it still might work out for a Sunday morning every now and then! She is such a doll.
Posted by The Alexanders at 2:52 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Posted by The Alexanders at 6:32 PM
Posted by The Alexanders at 6:24 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Avery has started soccer this fall at Soccer City. She's doing the Lil' Kickers program and she loves it! It's really more of a soccer class than regular soccer. They meet once a week for 50 minutes and the coaches play soccer related games with them and teach them soccer skills in fun ways. It's non-competitive for now which I like. I have some pictures, but they are on Craig's mom's camera so I will have to get them from her and then upload some. She has a jersey and everything! It's really great the way the coaches encourage them and teach them skills even though the kids think they're just playing and having fun. This seems right up Avery's alley to me and she loves running around and kicking the ball into the goal! She's pretty good in my opinion and I hope she is more athletic than me! Pictures of my soccer sweetie to come.
Posted by The Alexanders at 3:24 PM
Posted by The Alexanders at 3:15 PM
OK this video is one for the grandmas! :) It's not that exciting but I wanted to document Bailey feeding herself. She has just started doing this about a week or so ago and is doing a decent job of it! Here I am feeding her bits of bread. She does really well with puffs also and this is a great thing to distract her after she finishes her meal and we are all still working on ours. I can't wait for when she can feed her whole meal to herself! Then Mommy can eat a hot meal, too! Yay for finger foods!
Posted by The Alexanders at 3:08 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Posted by The Alexanders at 12:56 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Posted by The Alexanders at 5:13 PM