Monday, December 27, 2010

2010-12-27 Pic of the Day!

Guess she's getting too big for her activity table; she's finding a new way to play with it!


2010-12-22 thru 12-26 Pics of the Day!

You would think due to it being Christmas that I would have a bazillion photos... but I don't.  In fact, I only took 3, all weekend.  So here they are:
Alexsa belting it out on her new piano/karaoke toy from James' clan! (12/26)

The Swedlows with Barry's BFF Shawn and his fiance, Angela

mmm... SPOON!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010-12-23 Pic of the Day!

Aunt Christy gave Alexsa this outfit for Christmas!  The peacoat is just adorable!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010-12-22 Pic of the Day!

This was Alexsa's Christmas present from Mima and Papa :)  She loves making it whiny and dances when it plays "Oh Susanna"  :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2010-12-21 Pic of the Day!

Alexsa got curious and fell into the tree... :)
(This is from Christy's camera from Sunday.  Didn't get any pictures today since we were at my parent's house for the first Tuesday night dinner after them being back in town.  They had been living up north with my grandpa until he passed.)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010-12-19 Pic of the Day!

Today we celebrated Christmas at my sister's house.  Santa came a week early because her step son will be at his Mom's for christmas, so we had Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, opened presents and took some photos.  Most of the good pictures are on my sister's camera, but here's the best one I took w/ my camera:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010-12-18 Pics of the Day!

On a playground in Clermont, FL during a visit with family - Aunt Idalia and Uncle Bob and cousins Charissa and Kenny.

Getting ready to go down the BIG slide!

Wish this wasn't blurry! Check out her closed eyes. :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010-12-16 Pic of the Day!

We don't have enough pictures of Alexsa and Barry's Dad... so we took one today. :)
Alexsa and Grandpa!

2010-12-15 Pics of the Day!

Alexsa and I stood in like for almost 2 solid hours last night to go see Santa for the first time.  She was SO good, as usual :)  I was kinda hoping for a crying shot, but she remained her cool self and just rolled w/ the Big Guy :).
Sizing each other up.

Best Buds

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2010-12-14 Pic of the Day!

(I'm laying on the floor taking this picture.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

2010-12-13 Pic of the Day!

Bath time!  I remembered to bring the camera with me.  I had fun with her hair ;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

2010-12-12 Pic of the Day!

Our friends Dave and Jen hosted a family Christmas dinner party tonight.  We had a great time!  Here is the only picture I got of Alexsa looking at the camera, but its a great one of "Aunt' Adey and her favorite girl.

2010-12-11 Pic of the Day!

Alexsa: Hey, Mom... I learned a joke today. Wanna hear it?
Me:      Sure, Hon!
A:        OK! "Do you like Seafood?"
Me:      I do!
A:        See FOOD! GET IT? HA!

2010-12-10 Pic of the Day!

I got this cute hat up north, but it looks better on Alexsa. :)
Ok, so I know there's 2 "Pics of the Day" for the 10th, but the previous post really was intended for the 9th, so that's my excuse for this cutie picture.

Friday, December 10, 2010

2010-12-10* Pic of the Day/Happy 10 Months!

*We didn't get a chance to take your chair pictures yesterday :( Sorry we're a day late!

 I can't believe you're so big!!  And I can't believe what a slacker i've been...  I hope I can remember all the things you've learned in the last few months... 

At 10 months, you can:
  • Hold your own bottle, yet you choose not to.  Ms. Diva prefers that someone feeds you.
  • Use a sippy cup while sitting in your car seat.  Anywhere else you can't stay still long enough to actually enjoy your drink.
  • Stand for a few seconds at a time before either falling or setting yourself down.
  • You're too tall to stand under the table anymore, but you haven't figured that out yet so you keep hitting your head. Silly girl.
  • For some STRANGE reason, you love to drink your bath water.  Just tonight you starting sticking your tongue under the running water - maybe you've watched the cats do it?
  • 98% of the time you go down for naps and bed without any fuss and you still sleep through the night. (Thank you!!)  Currently you go to bed around 7:30 and sleep for 11-12 hrs.
  • Normally you're down to 2 naps.  Sometimes you'll go down for a 3rd, but if you do its not very long.
  • Just today you started making a fishy kiss face - So cute!
  • You mimic many many sounds.  You like to mimic the cats' meows too, which is really cute.  You've repeated us when we've said ball ("Ba"), book ("ook"), and cat ("Ka") but you probably aren't saying the words yet, just repeating the sound. 
  • EVERY time i ask you to say Mama, you say Dada! Its not very nice, you know :)
  • You are a bundle of energy.  You crawl around and are pretty quick.  You LOVE to laugh. I wish I could bottle your laughter and share it with the world.  Its infectious.
  • You scream.  It drives Daddy and I CRAZY.  You scream so loud my eardrums hurt, and although most of the time its for a reason (dirty, hungry, sleepy, etc), sometimes its for no reason at all except to hear yourself scream.  Daddy and I would GREATLY appreciate you getting over the screaming thing. Like now. Thanks.
  • In the last week or so you've started to pick things up to put them in boxes and buckets and other things.
  • My favorite part of the day is when I take that last step on top of the stairs, turn the corner and see you standing at the gate, squealing with delight when you see my face.
Happy 10 months, Baby Girl!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pic of the Day Hiatus

Because of our unexpected trip to Chicago, the pics of the day got ignored...  And now I'm just not in the mood to post 1 each day, so i'm going to be lazy and just post all the pictures from last week to my FB...

I'll post about Grandpa when I get a few moments and I'm up for it... just not quite ready yet.

Monday, November 29, 2010

2010-11-29 Pic of the Day!

I'm packing my bag for up north. (My Grandpa is in his last days). I had to start with the most important thing! Alexsa!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2010-11-28 Pic of the Day!

Alexsa scuplted a swan from her chewed puff bits. it landed on her nose. :)

Aubrey and Alexsa!

2010-11-27 Pics of the Day!

Saturday we went to MOSI for a few hours.  They're showing Harry Potter on their IMAX so they've got some HP stuff around.  Here is Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall. :)
 Afterwards, we went back to Rachel's and relaxed...
That tongue!

2010-11-26 Pics of the Day!

On Friday we travelled to Sarasota to visit with some cousins that were in town (Valerie, Aaron, Lyra Gabe, and Noni!)  We met at the Ringing Circus Museum where Noni volunteers and spend a few hours walking around and talking before all but Noni had to catch a flight back home.  I wish I had gotten some pictures of them and us together, but unfortunately it slipped my mind.
One of my new favs... On the way down there :)

Take the time to stop and lick the roses.

My attempt at a christmas picture for the Christmas Card... 

2010-11-25 Pics of the Day/Happy Thanksgiving!

The Swedlow family drove down to Tampa for a long Thanksgiving weekend.  As per usual, we stayed at Rachel's, but for the actual day Rachel went to Sarasota to visit with some cousins, and we went to Safety Harbor and had a DELICIOUS Thanksgiving feast with the Gallers.  Angelle did a fantastic job and even gave us some leftovers - YUM!  Thanks Angelle, for a great day!  Here's the day in pictures:
Spending some time w/ Aunt Rachel before we split for the day.

Adam and Alexsa playing together!

Adam loves his mommy's cooking!

And so did Alexsa!

Barry enjoyed it too... this was after round 1.  Yes, he's sleeping w/ his eyes open. ACK!

This is my favorite picture of the day! SO cute! Mike and Addie ready for a Cowboys WIN!

On the way to the park!
Starting her young!

I can't believe i didn't get any pictures of the Galler Girls!  :(  They were there too....

Thanks again, Angelle for a great day!

2010-11-24 Pic of the Day!

Sporting another pair of adorable leg warmers :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010-11-23 Pic of the Day!

I was blowdrying my hair this morning when I looked down to see this!  Here she's clapping at herself - she was so proud!
I had other pictures, but for some reason they won't upload...

Monday, November 22, 2010

2010-11-22 Pic of the Day!

I tried to give her green beans tonight. the real ones, not pureed... She was making the funniest faces - I don't think she's quite ready for them, but it made for a cute picture. :)

2010-11-21 Pics of the Day!

We have these chairs on their sides all around the house to create a 'safe zone' for Alexsa.  After months of this chair being here, she somehow figured out how to get on the other side of it...

 Look at my big girl feeding herself! (This lasted about 2  minutes before i glanced back at her to see her dumping the formula all over the carpet while trying to soothe her gums with the bottom of the glass bottle.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2010-11-20 Pics of the Day!

Today was a fun-filled day!  After Alexsa's morning nap, we headed to the zoo for her first trip (and to use our GROUPON!) with my sister Christy and BIL Keith.  Christy took most of the pictures, so i'll post some more when she puts them on FB... We saw all sorts of animals and even went to the petting zoo and pet the goats.  Of all that, her favorite part was washing her hands after hanging out w/ the goats! We went into the Discovery Center so she could crawl a bit and I dressed her up like a Giraffe:
Alexsa actually fell asleep in her stroller! I couldn't believe it.  She was so tired.  So we left the zoo and drove to Orange Park so barry could climb a bit.  While Barry climbed, we played with Evan's toys and went on her first Radio Flyer ride!  She absolutely LOVED it.  Hopefully Mima and Papa will get her one for her birthday :)

Lost in conversation

She looks frightened, but she was screaming with excitement!
After the wagon ride she got pushed around in this car - could be another bday gift idea! she really had fun with it.
This thing is sweet, but not as sweet as my Mustang...

Checking her mirrors...
After playing with Evan's car at Dave and Jen's we headed to St. Augustine for their lighting of the Nights of Lights.  We didn't get there to watch the actual lighting, but at least we got to walk around and enjoy the people watching and music and of course the lights. Alexsa was so good up to the very end. We're so lucky to have such a laid back little girl.

I love this picture of Barry, Jen and Penny in the background laughing :)
My Cutie in her hoodie. :)