Sunday, February 28, 2010

What's new here?

Last weekend we took a trip with my family up to Christmas Mountain at the Wisconsin Dells. It was fun to watch the kids play together as they get older. Claire is the typical girl who always wants to be holding Alex's hand and hugging him. Alex is the typical boy who wants to play with her, but forget the hugs and hand holding. There were a few times that I had him hold her hand as we would walk inside a building. As soon as we'd get inside he'd say, "Claire, I don't have to hold your hand any more now." We went to the pool a few times, which had a water slide. To prove how much Alex loves having Claire around, here's a little story. They both LOVED the water slide. As soon as they were down, they would run (yes, we'd remind them to walk) back around to the top. Well, Alex would stand there and wait at the top until Claire made it back. Then he would jump up and down and let her go down first. He had a little hop in his step the whole time they were playing at the pool. It is fun to watch him get older and be able to do more things.

Look at that face!!!!

Saturday afternoon, the rest of my family went tubing down the mountain while I stayed back and hung out with Eli! Alex has such a funny personality as he loves doing things like tubing, but his facial expressions don't always reveal that. My mom would ask him if he was having fun and he would just say, "yeah." At one point they knew he was having fun going down the mountain when he said, "This sure is fun!" He also did manage to say "Wheee!!!!"on one trip down the mountain. :)

That was our last "trip" before the baby gets here. I've got about 6 weeks left until my due date. Our weekends are pretty full between now and then so I'm hoping that time continues to go quickly. I'm still feeling pretty good. My energy level is starting to go back down, but I'm not sure if that is from being pregnant or from chasing Alex around. We're all pretty excited for this baby to arrive. I think the closer it gets to spring, the more we feel like it will be right around the corner.

We've spent some time this winter playing in the snow and building a snowman. Alex was so proud of "Frosty." That is, until he toppled over as we had a few warmer days.

Playing with his Shaving Kit that he got for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Way too Long

I realize that it has been way too long since I last updated the blog. This will probably be a quick overview of the last month with a few pictures at the end.

Things are going well here. We took a trip to Disney World at the beginning on January with some friends of ours. It was a blast! Alex LOVED Disney! His favorite part was the Barnstormer which was a roller coaster. He also loved the race cars, meeting Mickey Mouse & Friends as well as the penny machines (that smash your penny into a souvenir). We were able to spend 1 day at each of the 4 parks which was great. We have a ton of pictures, so I'll try to chose a few to give you an idea of how much fun we all had. Alex is still talking about Disney World.

We are getting closer to baby #2 being here. We have about 10 weeks left til our due date, so we'll see when she decides to make her arrival. We are excited to meet her and have here here. Alex talks about his baby sister quite often. I think he understands as much as a 2 1/2 year old can understand about getting a baby sister. He has really taken to being a "big boy" and doing things "by himself." We've been working a lot with that lately as well as working more with disciplining. He's responded great to a sticker chart that we made for him. He's so proud when he puts his sticker on at the end of the day! When he fills up the chart he gets some sort of "surprise."

Nothing else really going on here. We've got some busy weekends coming up with being on praise team as well as just a few trips, then in April having baby #2 arrive! Should be an interesting couple of months.

For now, enjoy the pictures from Disney World.