Thursday, December 19, 2013

All Alex

This little guy cracks me up!

Today when I offered to help him go to the bathroom
Alex - "no I can do it myself, I can do it myself...will you come help me do it myself?"

 One morning while I was in my room and Alex was at the table coloring he came in and I pointed out to him that he had pen on his face, it looked like an accident and he got to look at it in the mirror. Later he came in and stood in front of the mirror and pulled up his shirt, he had drawn all over his belly and his feet! We have now discussed at length that we only draw on paper.
 Helping me go through the clothes (and winter suits) for baby girl.
 This is my favorite story. Alex woke me up the other morning, I put my hand out to help him climb onto my bed, a pair of socks was placed in it, shoes were set on the bed next.
Alex- "I need to go to Lindsay and Carson's house. I'll go get my jacket"
He retrieved his jacket and then climbed on the bed and put the socks on all by himself, he had some help with the shoes and the jacket. The picture above is him showing everyone how he has his shoes on and is ready to go to Lindsay and Carson's (after his breakfast of peanut butter filled pretzels).
After playing in the flour bucket while mom made dinner.

This little guy is so much fun! He is smart and independent but has started wanting to snuggle with mom more and more, that is huge for us because he has always been a daddy's boy. Alex loves to have mom and dad play with him and give him attention, he loves nursery and play group and getting out of the house. He and dad always race mom to the car and we try to see who can buckle up first (mom usually wins because she doesn't have so many buckles to deal with). Alex loves to put all of his cars in some kind of container and carry them around. I have had some empty totes and boxes around the house and he gathers things up from everywhere in order to fill up the boxes.

Alex likes to say prayers and lately he wants to say them by himself, he says "you just listen mom and dad." It is hard because he still needs help. My little buddy does not like bedtime and most nights end up in a bit of a fight. He has to have his current favorite car (right now the speed racer car) in one hand and his sippy of water in the other. He and dad like to make up songs about the animals on his wall after reading stories.

The kid still doesn't want to take the time to eat very often, even when we are having food that we know he likes. He does get very excited about desserts or treats and then a lot of the time he doesn't even finish those. Silly kid. I just love him!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Crazy November!

 November ended up being a pretty crazy month for the Alton family. At the beginning of the month my little family traveled to Moab for the purpose of helping my dad clean out his house. The drive was filled with delays and rib pain (due to pregnancy) and a bit of vomit in the backseat. I spent the time thinking about how I was going to get my dad and Marie to get married somewhere closer to my home than Enterprise. After a busy weekend my sisters talked me into going to Cedar City with them so that I wouldn't have to make the long drive from Denver to Cedar twice in one weekend in order to attend Thanksgiving and wedding festivities. So Andrew made his way home and Alex and I had fun with family all month.

My sisters are so wonderful to let me and my active toddler stay with them, thanks so much guys! I felt so lazy the whole time.

 We had so much fun! We got to go to the Red Devil semi-final game.
The Devils won! and the best part for Alex was getting a free "Got Chocolate Milk" sign.

We had a fun day playing in the snow too! We all helped to create a snow woman (carson's contribution was making her female) and Lindsay made the snow child at Alex's request. Afterwards when we looked out the window Alex would always say Carson's snowman and Lindsay's snowman. Somehow I'm the only one who remembers bending over with my pregnant belly and rolling snowballs across the yard.

We went to the park and spent days at the library and played with cars and shopped and ate lots of yummy food, it was a great month.

Then Andrew returned to us and we celebrated THANKSGIVING!

The best part of the month came on the 29th when we celebrated the happy wedding of Dad and Marie! We are so so happy for these two, I am so glad that they can bring each other happiness.
 We wore Alex out, guess he had too much partying,

Yay for happy weddings! My sisters and I made the pillows and the floating frame (sorry the pics not great) for wedding gifts, they were so easy and so fun to make.
I wish my dad and Marie every happiness, I'm so glad my dad found this wonderful woman to keep him from being lonely and to add a bright spot into our lives!
We made the long drive home and I am now busy with Christmas and baby preparations and learning how to cook and clean again after taking a month off.