Saturday, August 30, 2008
Meanwhile, Grandma Jones, Auntie Rorie and I went shopping! We had a fun morning, and Alex got a shopping cart from Grandma Jones today (yes-- the same one she had been playing with in Pottery Barn Kids only days earlier). She is going to have TONS of fun putting things in and out of the basket (cats included).
Friday, August 29, 2008
We checked out the animal barns, and even got to see a llama show. Grandma Mary struck up a conversation about Peru with one of the owners (note to self: GREAT topic for a llama enthusiast!), and Alex got to pet "Gimme A Kiss", a prize-winning llama, up close!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Grandma and Grandpa were in charge this afternoon. I got to duck out of the house to do some....gasp.... grocery shopping. Exciting, I know, but Target with no baby in tow is a wonderland! Tomorrow, the MN State Fair! Look forward to an exciting post!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Alex was surprised by her own piece of mail today. Thanks, Grandma Jones, for the cute magnets.....although I'm not sure why Alex received three Chihahaua magnets- are they triplets?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Dave was upgraded to first-class, and so I convinced him to take the baby up there, and let me read a book during the flight. As fate would have it, there were a few open seats, and Alex got one of them all to herself! How many 10 1/2 month olds get to enjoy the perks of their OWN first-class seat?
Monday morning, it was just us girls! Alex 'slept in' by getting up at 5, and then going back down until 8-ish. We took the bus downtown to Cathleen's work, where we stopped in and met her friends. It never fails that wherever Alex is, she always ends up making some friends. An older gentleman got on the bus and announced that he "had one just like her at home" and proceeded to make quacking noises at her for the next twenty minutes. Whatever-- it kept her entertained!
first class, but some of us don't have very high status with the airlines :-) Now we're back at home, and Alexandra is happy to be rediscovering her toys and playing with her kitties. Thanks for being patient blog-readers this weekend! Hope you enjoyed the update!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Alex, however, refused to sleep on the trip home (about an hour car ride) until the last 5 minutes from the driveway. Therefore, her bedtime will most likely be pushed back an hour or so tonight due to her extremely late nap.
Oh well-- we got some very fall/winter outfits, AND a pair of shoes that actually fit her. For the record, Alex is currently a size 4 - EXTRA WIDE at Stride Rite. There aren't that many shoes in stock for extra wide baby feet, so we ended up with a very practical pair of white and pink sneakers. She will model them later, as she's currently napping away.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Alex got a new hooded towel for bathtime today- her cute little infant one is too small, so we upgraded! How cute is this?
Auntie Carrie came down to do laundry and babysit. I flew out the door to run errands and left hungry baby in highchair for Carrie to deal with!
Grandpa Steve stopped by for dinner tonight, and brought a few gifts with. Thanks, Bernie and Mary (Sue's parents) for the cute rocking chair and books. Alex climbed right in and claimed it as her own.....and then the cats did the same.
After playing with Grandpa Steve for a while, Uncle Willy and his friend Mia came to the house and we all went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant Peron's Sul Lago. Even though it was a two hour, relaxed dinner, Alexandra did a fantastic job! She ate her veggie burgers, peas & carrots, raisins, and then some bread and even a taste of blueberry bread pudding. Thanks for a great meal, dad!
On a totally unrelated note, here's an update on our home decor. Alex has been trying to puncture the front speakers on the tv with her fingers, so I devised an ingenious way to block her. Foamcore. It turned into my pet art project, and here's the result!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
We got there around 11, and didn't leave till about 2! Alex enjoyed a picnic lunch on a blanket in the shade, and even got a few tastes of Auntie Carrie's frozen lemonade. After dropping Carrie off at her place, Alexandra promptly went to sleep, exhausted from her busy afternoon.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Alexandra attended her first baseball game this afternoon! The Mulder family (Megan, Joel and Emma) invited us to share their good fortune when they received 4 tickets to today's Twins Game! We decided to take the Light Rail to the stadium to avoid the high cost of parking in the city. It ended up being a great, stress-free way to get to and from the game.
I was so surprised that Alex actually was engaged with the players on the field. She honestly watched the pitcher and batters! In fact, she was having a hard time stuffing snacks (bunny-o's, graham crackers, raisins, and dried blueberries) into her mouth because she didn't want to look away from the field. (We were nice and close in Row 13 behind First Base!)
She got the true baseball experience by snacking her way through the first five innings. She ate continuously-- although, it kept her entertained. She behaved perfectly! (We decided to take off after inning 5- there's only so long that you can expect a baby to sit on a lap w/o kicking the chair in front of her).