Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ice Skating Part 2

Ok so we tried ice skating again this weekend. We ended up going with some friends this time. Alexis did much better this time around and didn't even make us push her around the whole time. Here is some video footage of the evening.

Sweatin to the Oldies

Ok so the other night we caught Alexis teaching her friend from next door the best way to work out. It still amazes me that she is able to set up the dvd player and the tv to play a movie. Alexis enjoys working out with mommy when she is attempting to advance her kickboxing moves. She decieded that showing Tyler would be fun too. We were all in the other room talking and just caught a glimpse of both of them in action without them seeing. Luckily the video camera was close by. Here is some footage of her skills.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ice Skating

Dean and I took Alexis ice skating for the first time last weekend. We had a blast and Alexis did fairly well once she realized she wasn't able to walk on the ice like she's walking on the ground. We went up to our rec center where Alexis takes gymnastics. They have open skating every weekend in the winter. It really reminded me of all those times I went roller skating back home as a kid. They had music playing and everyone was skating around the rink in a circle. Just like old times. They did leave the lights on though and they hadn't started the hokey pokey yet by the time we were leaving. HeHe. I think ice skating may be a little more dangerous than roller skating. I had forgotten how uncomfortable ice skates are though. I did not wear high enough socks so I had blisters on my ankles. Unfortunately Alexis didn't have high socks either. Oh well. You should have seen the little skates in Alexis's size. How cute were those. Here are some pictures of our evening.

Alexis holding on for dear life.

Daddy doing a little teaching.

Look mommy, all by myself!!!!

Using a cone for a little extra support.

Taking the easy way around the rink. This was
by far her favorite way to get around.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!!

We had another wonderful time trick or treating this year. The weather was great again this year and we didn't even need our winter coats. Alexis tends to be very shy with new situations and going up to strangers, even to ask for candy. She got the hang of it about half way through the night. We have way too much candy and really need to get it out of the house before I eat it all. Here are some pictures of the kids in their costumes and our pumpkins this year. I think carving the pumpkins is Dean and my favorite part of Halloween.

Alexis and Tyler ready to get some candy.

I want some candy or some cookies.

Cousins resting after bringing home a huge stash.

Alexis carving her own pumpkin just the right size.

I don't know why her pumpkin needed spikes....
I guess it's for the "fear factor".