Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2010-09-29 Pic of the Day!

Auntie Nichole came to visit today! Even though you've only seen her a few times, you took to her pretty quickly! Its a good thing because she's pretty smitten with you, too. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2010-09-28 Pic of the Day!

Alexsa is explaining the ways of the world to Aubrey:

Lucky Bum

This morning I went to get my new favorite breakfast – a Cuban toast w/ Café Con Leche at this great place around the block from my office. It’s a delicious coffee and it doesn’t make me jittery like normal coffee does.  A bum stops me on the way back and asks if I could spare some money for food.  So here I am, holding a bag that’s obviously filled with food, and a cup with my delicious coffee and I’m put to the test.  I always tell myself that if I’m stopped, I’d gladly give a bum any food I had, but I wouldn’t give them any money “to waste away on booze”. (Working downtown, you have to think about these things) 

So I give the bum my coffee. My delicious café con leche that actually tastes like coffee, unlike the brown water that they pour here at the office.  He surprisingly asks, “You don’t want it?”  I hesitate… smile, then say “Well, you can have it.”  So as I walk away, thinking I should feel happy and proud for being selfless, all I can think about is how pissed I am now that I don’t have my dang coffee. 

Not 30 seconds later a second bum asks the same exact question, like they taught at Bum School: “Could you spare some money for food?”.  I just frown and point to the guy behind us… “sorry, just gave him my coffee.” And keep walking.  Shoulda been quicker, dude, or you’d be drinking my café con leche…

Monday, September 27, 2010

2010-09-27 Pic of the Day!

 This isn't the best picture, but I had to capture it.  Alexsa is giving me kisses!!! My heart melted all over again... 
I don't know if I've posted this before, but this is Alexsa's go-to stance. I call it her 'kickstand' stance :)

2010-9/24-9/26 Pics

I really slacked this weekend w/ the pictures.  On Friday I actually only saw Alexsa in the morning and didn't take any pictures then.  Alexsa spent the night at Aunt Christy's house while Barry and I spend the evening at my friend Nichole's place for an awesome cheese and wine dinner (more on that later). Saturday we slept in until 9:45(!!!!!!) got up and around and picked up alexsa about noon.  After spending some time at my sisters, driving home (about 30 minutes) and getting Alexsa down for her afternoon nap, there wasn't much time to get any pictures Saturday either! But I did get some shots of her playing with her new favorite toy:

"Mom, that's just mean..."
But I think its funny!

Lets blow this popsicle stand. I'm taking the diaper with me.
Its almost impossible to keep her still! (notice she's 1/2 dressed.)
Sunday we were getting ready for a bike ride (yay!) and making sure the house was suitable for our friend Adey and her boys to watch Alexsa. I ended up with a horrible headache so I did all I could to get through the night of her love screams until it was time for bed.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

2010-09-19 Pic of the Day!

Rachel has been visiting Alexsa since she was just a few weeks old and its amazing that although Alexsa only sees her a weekend every couple of months, she still takes to her like she's been around all the time!  We love her!

Culhane's Irish Pub

Our cousin, Rachel, came to visit this weekend! I always love it when she comes up - we get along so well, and she LOVES spending time w/ Alexsa.  We decided to go out to a place none of us had ever been before for lunch, so it was a great excuse to try Culhane's, which has been featured on Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives. Take the time to check out the clip: 

I don't know if its because its in my home town, or if its because its an Irish pub, but I think Culhane's is my FAVORITE triple D place we've been to yet!!  I had the Dingle Fish Pie,
Barry had a cup of the Potato-Leek soup and a 'skinny' portion of Guiness Stew,
 and Rachel had the Lamb Sliders. 
Then for 'dessert' we shared a Ruben Egg Roll. I wish I had a picture of this thing - it was the best ruben i'd ever had (of course- it was fried!)  We all tasted everyone else's dish. The dingle fish pie was my favorite - i'm glad it was mine!  But the potato-leek soup was also amazing..
Alexsa had a spoon:

Oh-Em-Gee - this place is rockin.  Our server was Fan-flippin-tastic and the atmosphere is perfect.  Even though it's an Irish Pub, its very family friendly.  We will definitely frequent this place whenever we get the chance. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

2010-09-17 Pics of the Day!

After a yummy dinner of squash...

It was time for a bath!  Alexsa had her first "Big Girl" bath tonight!

She loved crawling around and playing with her toys.  It made for a difficult time to wash all her necessary parts though...

All dry! Time for bed!

2010-09-16 Pic of the Day!

I left the SD card of the camera in the computer and Barry took that with him on his boy's night out yesterday.  Thank goodness for camera phones!  Its not the best quality, but at least I took a pic, right?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2010-09-14 Pic of the Day!

Didn't get any pics today, but here's another one from the weekend that I liked :)

2010-09-13 Pic of the Day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2010-09-12 Pics of the Day!

We had a fun day today! We borrowed a tube toy from a friend last night.  It took all day, but Alexsa finally went in. And once she went in, she didn't want to come out! She crawled back and forth until it was time for bed. :)

And I took this earlier in the day... perfect timing :)

Hiro is so tolerant :)

2010-09-11 Pics of the Day!

We tried a new food today: Broccoli and potatoes.  Alexsa wasn't a fan...

So I gave her a teething biscuit (first one) to help w/ taste...
hmmmm.... What is this?
Nom nom nom... (OK, you're forgiven. :))

Friday, September 10, 2010

2010-09-10 Pics of the Day!

We had a garage sale at my sister's today.  We both got rid of a bunch of stuff (YAY!) Christy wanted to sell this electric car, but couldn't figure out what was wrong w/ it, so Mechanic Alexsa came in to save the day.

"OK, Lets see..."

"Woahwoahwoahwoah WOAH. Do you want my help or not?"

"THERE'S your problem right there..."

"Nice ride!"

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2010-09-09 Pic of the Day!

She looks like she's about to run, doesn't she? Geez, growing so fast...

7 months!

My Big Girl is 7 months old!

Alexsa, you fascinate me!  Last week you signed "Milk" to  let us know you understand.  Daddy and I are so excited!  Now you use that sign when you are hungry or thirsty, but it is so so so exciting to be able to communicate with you and have 'conversations' that aren't just one sided.

A few days ago I *think* you gave me kisses. I haven't been able to get you to do it again, but its just another example that you are truly starting to understand language. 

Our favorite game we play is "I'm Gonna Getcha!"  As soon as I get on all 4's with you and give you 'the look' you start squealing and laughing and even snorting! as you crawl away from me as fast as you can.  Sometimes you even stop to let me catch you - I can tell that's your favorite part - when I scoop you up in my arms and give you hugs and kisses. (Its my favorite part, too. :))  You could play that game until you passed out.

In the last month (it seems) you have learned to crawl, stand w/ help, and pull to standing.  During your chair photo shoot you were showing signs that you'll be climbing in the next week or 2.  You are getting better at picking things up with your pincer grip, but haven't quite gotten that yet. 

So far you've eaten: banana, rice cereal, oatmeal, carrots, peas, and green beans.  You actually like oatmeal just plain better than w/ bananas.  You now have four meals a day that consist of a 7 ounce bottle of formula plus a few tablespoons of solids.  I haven't bought you any jar food yet. I actually hand grinded all your fresh/frozen veggies... I want to keep that up but I think I'll have to buy some jar food just for when we're on the go - you can only have so much oatmeal...

Tonight we went to my work's annual Sun's Baseball game outing.  You were very cute until just before the game started. Then there was a 21-gun salute, but for some reason the used a CANNON. It was the loudest thing you ever heard and you, along w/ the rest of us, didn't like it too much.  That was the start of a hungry-wet-tired-hot crying spat and our sign to leave the game.  Maybe next year you'll do better. :)

I can't believe its been 7 months.  I love you!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2010-09-08 Pic of the Day!

This is from the 1st. I didn't get any pictures of Alexsa today...

She was helping me cook!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2010-09-07 Pic of the Day!

My little Punkinator.

What is UP with that tongue?  :)

I love this action shot. She's laughing while climbing into my arms.  *swoon*

Monday, September 6, 2010

2010-09-06 Pic of the Day!

Ashton loves his cousin!

Look who's standing in her crib!  Alexsa now pulls up on everything she can.

2010-09-05 Pics of the Day!

Realized just before bed that I didn't take any pictures today! So here's a little taste of how happy she always is right before bed time.  And check out that hair!