Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sleepless Easter

This past weekend we headed to my parent's to celebrate Easter. We were looking forward to getting out of town, since we've been home for awhile now. We really haven't travelled since Christmas. Apparently Alex is now at the age where he knows when he isn't in his own crib and room. Every time we tried to put him down for a nap or his bedtime, he would just stand up and scream! We never deal with this at home. At home, we lay him down and within 15 minutes at the most, he has fallen asleep. Needless to say, it was frustrating to have a screaming child who was just scared to be in a place that he didn't recognize as his own home. We made it through the weekend though and he's back to his normal sleeping habits. After this weekend, we're wondering when we even want to venture out for another weekend trip anyway.
We did have fun with my family though. It was good to see the new things that Claire is doing and how fast she is changing. Friday night, Chris, Shannon, and the two of us left the kids with the grandparents and headed to Kankakee for a movie and dinner. It was fun to have a night out with the kids. Kent and I haven't seen a movie in over a year, so it was long overdue!
I'll leave you with some pictures from easter.

Popsicle Leftovers (I had some of Daddy's)

Crawling around

Easter Frog from Great Grandma Bev

Playing with Mater

Playing in the Crock

This is Fun

In the Crock again

All dressed up for Easter Morning

A Tie? Seriously mom??

With Daddy

With Gma, Gpa, & Claire

Eating Gma G's salad

Friday, March 14, 2008

As Promised

Toys Galore

My Racetrack

11 Months Photo

Toybox Fun

Attempting to Walk

Fun at the Park

Park, Day 2

Time for an Update

Things must be crazy around here, so here it is! It is so nice to see the sun out and have a few nicer days. Alex has been able to get outside with us the last few days. We've headed to the park, and he loves it. But first, let me give you an update on what he's been up to. He is now 11 months old and getting ready for his first birthday! We are amazed that he is almost a year old already! Time flies. In the last few weeks he has been making strides at walking. He really is starting to get the confidence to let go. He has been taking about 5-10 steps from one thing to another. Today instead of crawling to where he wanted to go, he just turned and started walking. I think Kent and I just held our breath, like "wow, there he goes!" I'm just in another month he'll be walking everywhere. Another thing he has learned to do is shake his head no. It is quite funny actually! We're not quite sure if he knows what he is saying, but every once in awhile it makes sense when he shakes his head no!

We're trying to get a video off of our video camera for the blog, but for some reason it won't show up, so we'll keep working on it. For now, you'll just have to settle for the pictures! We've taken so many this last month, so I'll try to pick just a few of the best.

I'll post the pictures hopefully later this afternoon.