Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Alexis has been enjoying every day that is warm enough to get outside and get rid of some energy. We've been waiting many many months to do so and we have been taking full advantage of the sunshine. It hasn't been quite warm enough for shorts and t-shirts but at least we can put away our winter parkas, I think. This past weekend Alexis got a new bike. She had been riding a tricycle but seemed to be ready to move up. Also the little boy next door that Alexis plays with every day got a new bike and we seem to have to keep the same toys at both houses to keep the bickering down. You know how well most three year olds share. So anyway, no accidents yet. I know I shouldn't say this but it is bound to happen right? I mean she is my child. We're trying to limit the amount of injuries by enforcing the helmet (when I remember) and not allowing her to wear her crocs while riding her bike. So far so good. Here are a few pictures of Alexis on her new bike. I was really looking for a light blue schwinn but they don't seem to have any in her size. Let me know if you find any. I think Alexis may have my taste.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
It was bound to happen one of these days. Alexis is really into phones. We have tried to give her our old cell phones to try and keep her interests away from the ones that really work. Unfortunately the other night Alexis made a phone call. And yes, it was 911. Now we have really been working on numbers and she has gotten pretty good with recognizing them. I did not know just how well she knew them. (Not that she knew what 911 meant) Well Dean of course grabs the phone away from her as they are asking if everything is okay. Dean just replied "everything is fine", "It was just my daughter playing with the phone". I'm sure this has happened many times before but it always makes me wonder what are the chances??? We will definitely keep a better eye on where Alexis is and just where we have placed our phones. At least we'll know that if ever anything happens, she is prepared to call the right number, Maybe!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Dean and I recently became godparents for our nephew Nicholas. Typically in the Orthodox Church babies are baptized fairly young so they don't really realize what their crazy parents are doing to them. It is quite a ceremony. First he was completely naked and rubbed with olive oil like he was going to be deep fried. I think Nicholas was pretty much wondering at that point what the heck we were doing to him. Then he was almost completely submerged in a bath of water. Anyone remember "A Big Fat Greek Wedding"? It really is a very nice ceremony. Here are a few pictures of the baptism. Dean and I are both very honored to be godparents and look forward to the many years to come.
(FYI: Alexis was the photographer. Not too bad)
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I took this picture and thought it was hilarious. Alexis likes to do everything that we do these days so I think she's seen us read the paper from this chair a few times before. I like to think she's looking for a job so she can help us buy gas when we cart her around. HeHeHe.
Later on in the evening, Alexis changed from being a shy bashful child to a wild outgoing kid dancing the jig on the dance floor. She was a dancing fool. If she didn't look like me, I wouldn't have even thought she was my child. Needless to say, we had a great time but are glad to be back home. Here are a few pictures from the weekend.
We are back from our trip down to Naples. We had a wonderful time. It flew by of course. Alexis had a wonderful time. The wedding was great and Alexis did a great job. We of course had been talking up the wedding to try and get Alexis as ready as she could be for the big day. Once the big day came, she did pretty well. I had to walk down half of the aisle with her but at least she made it down. She refused to wear the beautiful flower headpiece so her hair looked a little disheveled and like I didn't even do anything with it. But I guess I can't be too picky when it comes to a toddler's hair. At least she didn't have a meltdown in the middle of the aisle. Once the ceremony was over, the m&m's came in handy. She sort of refused to smile for the pictures until we offered up handfuls of those "do anything for" candies. She finally cooperated by the end.
These pictures show Alexis not looking too excited about getting dressed (we did have to wake her up from a nap) to posing with the ring bearer and junior groomsmen to walking down the aisle almost completely covering her face to posing for daddy outside by the water to dancing it up on the dance floor.