Monday, October 27, 2008

Fort Fun Trip

This past weekend Kent and I packed up the car, and of course Alex, and headed to Fort Wayne, Indiana to visit some good friends. It ended up taking us a LOT longer than we expected to get there as we had traffic, not in Chicago, but by just before Valporaiso, Indiana. Who would of thought? Anyway, the trip wasn't all bad as we saw the most beautiful rainbow on our drive! It was an amazing site to see.

Alex had fun with our friends' little girl as she was only about 6 months older than him. We took them to the mall on Saturday to run around at the little playground. They loved it (as you'll see in the video below). It was great to catch up with our friends as well. It was a little rough during lunch on Saturday, but we managed to survive a meltdown and enjoyed the food at home instead.

We had a fun time tonight playing with Alex on the couch. He loves it when we roll him around. It looks a little rough, but he loves it! He was also trying to jump, which is just funny to watch.

He did have his 18 month appointment a few weeks ago. He was 29.4 pounds and 34 inches tall. That puts him in the 75% for weight and 95% for height! No wonder why we always hear people say how tall he is. He is doing well with his speech therapy. We're starting to get more sounds from him, which is the goal right now. He has begun to say Mama and Dada appropriately, which makes my day! He is still signing up a storm and now probably has over 30 signs that he knows and uses consistently. For us, signing has been great in helping lower his frustration level and helping him communicate his needs.

He's had a little bit of fun putting on Kent's shoes as well.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Pictures

Not much is new here, but we've been taking quite a few pictures lately, so I thought I would at least post those. We've been enjoying the beautiful fall days by trying to be outside as much as possible.

Out for a ride on a fall day

Trying to get a "corner of the couch" picture isn't so easy anymore.

At the park

Running to throw something away. (He loves to do that!)

Fall Beauty

Sunday, October 05, 2008

I think it's time for the booster seat

Watch the video and you'll see the new "bad" trick Alex learned while I was in Colorado. By the way, he learned this on his own, without our help!