Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First Haircut

Alex is now 26 months and he finally just had his first haircut tonight! I did the first cut, but then Kent took over with the clippers. At first Alex was a little unsure of the sound, but once we explained that he was just going to have his "hair tickled" he was fine with it. (With Miss Emily for speech, he gets tickles on his face and in his mouth, so he understands this concept.) By the time Kent was finished, he was asking for "more." We couldn't cut any more and didn't want to cut any more. Here are some pictures and a video of the experience.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

As promised- videos!

I mentioned in the last post that videos would be coming, well, here ya go!

Alex acting like a bird:

Monkey Island fun:

Pool Fun:

More swimming:

Monday, June 08, 2009

A month has passed

I just realized that it has been a whole month since I've blogged. I can't believe that I haven't updated the blog with at least pictures. That is really all I have to update. We haven't really been up to much so far this summer. We have been making so many trips to the zoo. Alex can now say "zoo" so we hear it a lot! :) He loves going to see the zebras, monkeys, elephants and fish. We're glad that at least the zoo wears him out so he takes a good nap, or sleeps well at night after we come home.

He is still doing well with his speech therapy. He's talking more and more. It's still really difficult to understand what he's always saying, but luckily he's still using most if not all of his signs so that helps us understand his words. He's also starting to put 2-3 words together to make small phrases, which is so encouraging. In July we'll have another evaluation as it will have been a year since his last official evaluation. I'm looking forward to seeing the update and reading about his progress.

We have a few trips planned for the summer that we're looking for. This coming weekend we're headed back to Bloomington for a friend's 30th birthday! We're looking forward to seeing our friends from E-Free again and hearing Pastor Ron preach. In August we'll be going to Williamsburg with all of Kent's family. We're excited to see all of his siblings as well as all the nieces and nephews. Hopefully we'll be back in time for my new niece/nephew to be born in late August. :) I'm sure I'll be making some trips home to see that new baby, too.

Kent took this amazing picture outside of our condo

Alex and I were playing at the playground at the zoo. He is a climber!

Merry-Go-Round with Daddy

Swimming in the pool

Stay tuned for videos.......