Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 90

Dear Daddy,
I slept so well for Mommy last night. We woke up at 8 and ate breakfast. Then we got dressed and you got online so we chatted with you for a while. Can you believe I counted to 9 Daddy? I wish we were skype chatting so you could have heard it. Ive counted to 10 two times since then. Mommy keeps saying I'm so smart!

Soon after we talked to you we went down to the gym and Mommy joined. I was playing in the daycare there and didn't want to leave when Mommy made me. I got very upset. Mommy says I get to go there tomorrow and play though. I can't wait!

When we got home and were eating lunch, I started getting fussy and whiny. Mommy put me down for a nap and when Grandma got home I was still sleeping so Mommy went to the store. I slept for THREE whole hours Daddy! Mommy was worried, but she had Grandma check on me while she was at the store. I woke up with a slight fever though and my gums are so swollen where my last canine is coming in. I was still playing okay tonight and was just a little whiny.

Mommy bought me a new tricycle at walmart when she was shopping. She will have to take pictures of me on it tomorrow..she misplaced the camera. She thinks its in the bedroom somewhere.

Well Daddy I miss you and love you so much. XOXOXOXO. Mommy sends her love and so does Lana.

XOXOXOXO

Love
Alexander

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Day 89

Dear Daddy,

Today was a very lazy day. Mommy did all the laundry and unpacked everything. I had a great day playing with all my toys. Boy did I miss them! I also did a lot of swimming in my little pool since it was pretty hot here today. I know it wasn't as hot as it is there though.

I missed Grandma and Papa and Aunt Krista and Uncle Curt and Lana alot while we were gone, so I spent a lot of time playing with them today.

All in all a rather boring and relaxing day, but we needed it.

I love you and miss you Daddy!! Mommy and Lana do too.

XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Day 74- Day 88 (Pennsylvania Trip)

Dear Daddy,
We didn't have a lot of time to write while we were in Pennsylvania since my sleeping schedule was all messed up. I had a great time visiting with Grammy and Grandpa and Aunt Natalie, Aunt Anna, and Aunt Dee Dee. Mommy is working on getting the pictures uploaded now, so I won't post the pictures on this blog.

I was so good on the plane ride to Pennsylvania. I got a little restless towards the end and made water go all up Mommy's nose and all over the people behind us, but that was the worst thing that happened. Mommy was very proud. There were 4-5 other kids my age on the plane and they screamed most of the time.

When we got there and I saw Grammy and Aunt Natalie and Aunt Dee Dee at the airport I got a huge smile on my face. I fell asleep as soon as we started driving until we stopped to eat. We finally got to Grammy and Grandpa's house at around 10:30 and I was full of energy after my nap in the car! I kept Mommy up until 2am!! Mommy was not happy, she was SOOOO tired! But she knew my schedule would be messed up when we got there. The next day we hung out around the house and played outside in Grammy and Grandpa's big yard. Mommy even let me run through the big muddy puddles. The next day we ran some errands with Grammy and played some more outside. We took a couple of walks up the road with Peanut too. Guess what Daddy, I got to feed the turtle Bubba! I loved that turtle. I wanted to feed him all day!

The next day Great Grammy and Great Grandpa Bob came to visit. So did Josh and Elaine and the boys. I had a good time playing with Joshua, Dylan and Cody. Grammy made lasagna and garlic bread and salad for dinner. It was delicious. On Wednesday we went and spent the day with Mommy's Uncle Randy and Aunt Jessica. We went to the playground and had brunch at a nearby restaurant and we went to Aunt Jessica's Dad's fish farm and fed the fish. I LOVED that! You know how much I like fish.

The next day we got up early and headed to Caitlin and Camerons! I had such a good time at their house. I was not a very good boy though. I was pretty mean to Cameron and did a lot of hitting and pushing. I even bit him on the back twice the last day and left big marks. You already saw those pictures. I wasn't very nice about sharing toys either. I stole every toy that Cameron tried to play with. Mommy didn't know what was up with me since Im not like that at home. I'm nice to all the kids I play with at home and Gymboree and when Kayden comes over to play. Mommy and Caitlin think its because I was just out of my element and in a new place.

The next day we spent a good hour and a half running around at the park and playing. It was a little rainy early in the day but it had gotten sunny enough that afternoon to go to the park. The next day it was only partly cloudy so we went shopping at the Outlet Mall. Of course after the 2nd store we went in it started pouring. So we got in the car and went to Kmart to pick up some diapers and a new sippy cup that was just like Cameron's. I love it. I had been trying to steal his the whole day. Mommy and Caitlin decided to take us to Salad Works for dinner. We had wraps and chips. Cameron and I kept stealing Mommy and Caitlin's sodas. We were being so cute. The best part of the whole day was when we got home and it was almost time for bath, so Mommy and Caitlin let us run in the HUGE puddles in their driveway and yard.

The next day was pretty rainy, but we went to a special pancake breakfast at the firestation in the morning. I ate 1 1/2 pancakes and half of Mommys eggs too. Once the rain let up in the afternoon, we went over near the mall and walked around and did some more shopping. Mommy got me some new pajamas since I needed them. Then we went home and had some chicken and yummy potatoes for dinner.

The next day was time to go back to Grammy and Grandpa's house. Mommy was hoping I would go to sleep early since we had to get up early to go to the Philadelphia Zoo the next day. But again I stayed up until almost 11 and was very unhappy to get up early the next day. But we had a great time at the zoo and I saw LOTS of animals. My favorite of course were the monkeys.

The last few days of our trip we spent doing lots of playing outside at Grammy and Grandpas and running some errands and just hanging out. We wanted to go swimming, but it was pretty rainy for the most part. The last day we were there we had a BAD thunderstorm and I got pretty scared of the loud thunder. Luckily it only lasted for about 45 minutes and then I was happy again.

The plane ride home I did great for Mommy. I even slept for the first hour. Although we had a great trip, both Mommy and I were glad to be home and sleep in our own beds again. Lana was SOOO HAPPY to see us. She kept jumping all over me and giving me lots of kisses.

Well Daddy, I love you and miss you very much. Mommy sends her love.

XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 73

Dear Daddy,
Today we slept in again. Mommy likes our morning time to cuddle. I usually wake up about 7 and want to get in yours and Mommys bed with her. We lay there and cuddle and go back to sleep. You actually were our alarm clock this morning. You are our favorite alarm clock when you call.

After we got off the phone with you, we went and ate breakfast. I had some cereal and some yogurt. Then Mommy got me dressed and she took a shower. While she was in the shower I kept getting into the drawer and pulling out Mommys floss and pulling it all out all over the place and I wouldn't listen to Mommy. She had to get out of the shower to take it from me. Well when she was getting back into the shower her foot slipped and she grabbed the wall of the shower for balance (although it didn't help and she ended up falling all the way and hitting her face on the side) and when her hand slipped down the wall it scraped up her palm and wrist really bad. She sent you a picture in your email of it. It hurts really bad. When she poured peroxide on it to clean it up she said "owww" but then she realized I was watching so she put on a smile. She didn't want me to see her upset. Mommy doesn't know why the landlord put that stupid tile in the shower. Its so rough and obviously doesn't belong in a shower. She must have caught her hand on one of the rough spots. Mommy is tough though and hasn't complained about it since it happened! I was so scared when I saw Mommy fall. Mommy said she feels like a clutzy dufus.

We then got ready and ate lunch. After my nap Grandpa took me to the park so Mommy could finish packing. We stayed at the park for almost 2 hours! I had so much fun. Mommy emailed you a video that Grandpa sent her from his phone. I was having a lot of fun running in the grass with Grandpa.

For dinner Mommy ordered Chilis to go for us to split. It was delicious! I went to bed easy for Mommy tonight. Tomorrow is our big trip so I dunno if I will get to write to you tomorrow night. I love you and miss you Daddy. So do Mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Day 72

Dear Daddy,
Boy did I give Mommy a run for her money last night. Remember how I told you that Mommy was going to try to get me back to sleep. Well I ended up staying up til 1230am!! Mommy was SOOOO tired and I thought it was so funny that she kept begging me to go to sleep because she wanted to go to bed. I was nice though and let Mommy sleep in until 9am. You know how Mommy can be when she doesn't get enough sleep.

We had a lazy day around the house today for the most part because it was cloudy and rainy out. Not only that, but Mommy had to do laundry and start packing since we leave for Pennsylvania on Saturday. I don't know why Mommy is so nervous about flying on a plane. I think its going to be so much fun!

We had pasta and chicken nuggets for lunch. When Mommy let me down from my chair, I ran to Aunt Krista's room and played the x-box with Kevin. He let me actually play. Mommy doesn't think she is going to let me play anymore because after I stopped playing I thought it was funny to hit Mommy in the face and say "oww!". I laughed like crazy. Mommy wants me to stick to playing motocross with Uncle Curt instead.

I took a pretty good nap today and Mommy was able to get a lot done. She has all of my stuff packed and she is going to pack her stuff tomorrow.

When Grandma got home we went to Walmart and got some things for me to do on the plane. Mommy got me a mini magna doodle and some new crayons and coloring books and a couple of new books to read too.

Grandma ordered pizza for dinner and Mommy let me have chocolate milk. Luckily I was a good boy and went right to bed after my bath.

Well Daddy I will talk to you tomorrow.

I love you and miss you and so do Mommy and Lana.


XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 71

Dear Daddy,
I love you. Today we woke up and ate breakfast. Mommy was in a good mood and wanted to be nice and let me have a donut for breakfast. It was delicious! Then we got ready for Gymboree.

I was the only boy in my class today with 5 girls. And of course i was the craziest kid there too.Everyone else was so quiet and I just screamed and played and laughed and ran around like crazy.After class Miss Delaney gave us our Gymbo stamps and she put some on my feet too!

Mommy and I went to Submarina for lunch like we always do. There were 4 police officers there and one of them let me listen to his radio. I had so much fun!

When we got home it was time for nap. I fought Mommy on my nap today for an hour. She finally decided to try to lay down with me and that worked so Mommy just watched tv while I napped cuddling with her.

After nap we played outside and read some books until dinner. We had leftover spaghetti for dinner.

I was good about going to bed, except now I am up b/c I refused to go back to bed when i woke up about 20 min ago, so Mommy is letting me play a little bit because she didn't feel like fighting with me and she needed to get a few things done. We are both going to go to bed in about 20 minutes.

I love you and miss you Daddy and so does Mommy and Lana.


XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 70

Dear Daddy,
I was not in a very good mood most of today. First it started out that I didn't want my cereal I wanted Mommy's yogurt. So she ended up eating half of it and then gave it to me. Well then I cried and whined enough so Mommy just let me out of my chair and I dragged her to the fridge and pulled out ANOTHER yogurt. Then I only ate half of that yogurt so I ended up wasting a ton of food! After we went and got ready for the day and then we cuddled and watched a movie until lunch. I was just being whiny so Mommy decided I needed some cuddle time.

At lunch Mommy put me in my chair to eat and I started throwing another fit and threw half of my lunch on the floor. So Mommy just decided I wasn't that hungry if I was willing to throw it on the floor. So she let me get down and I went and laid on the couch with the blanket Mommy made for me while Mommy ate her lunch.

Mommy sure was happy when it was nap time! I slept for almost 2 hours today too. Mommy was happy about this because she was able to work out and even get some of her crocheting done.

After nap I played with Grandma while Mommy took Lana for her walk. Then when Mommy got home she took me to get a haircut. I needed it!

I was such a good boy while I got my haircut though! Mommy was so proud of me. I didn't cry at all! Here is my handsome new haircut! Mommy tried to get a better picture, but I wouldn't hold still!




We had my favorite for dinner-spaghetti! You can see my haircut a little better here. I was being silly and actually was in a good mood while I ate dinner too.

Well Daddy that is about it for today. Tomorrow is Gymboree class and then Thursday Mommy is going to start packing for our trip!

I love you and miss you so much Daddy. Mommy and Lana love and miss you bunches too!!

XOXOXO

Love
Alexander

Monday, June 8, 2009

Day 69

Dear Daddy,

I miss you. Today was a good day. I woke up at 9:30 again, but Mommy had already been awake for an hour laying in bed watching tv until I woke up. We got up an ate breakfast. I had a banana because that is all that I wanted to eat. Then we talked to you online for a while. After that we went and got ready and played outside until lunch. We had some left over chicken burritos for lunch. They were even better left over! I ate all of mine and part of Mommys.

Then I got ready for a nap because I was getting cranky. After my nap I woke up in such a good mood! We went to the post office and then went to Gymboree free play. Mommy bought me the Parachute Express CD with all of my favorite songs from Gymboree. I had a great time at free play. Miss Briana brought out the parachute and bubbles. I played with my new friend Gavin and we had lots of fun.

Next we headed to Joann's fabric store and Mommy let me pick out some fabric for her to make a blanket for me. I bet you can't guess what fabric I picked out....Cars!! It has Lightning McQueen and Mater on it. Mommy said she would make the blanket tonight after I go to bed.

I love you and miss you Daddy. Mommy loves and misses you too. And so does Lana!


XOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Day 68

Dear Daddy,
How are you doing? How was your day off of work Daddy? Today was a good day. We woke up at 9:30 and got up and ate breakfast. I stole Mommy's yogurt again. After we ate breakfast we got ready and played with my cars until lunch time.

When Mommy put me down for my nap, Grandma listened to the monitor for me to wake up and Mommy went to the storage unit to get the suitcases for our trip to Pennsylvania next weekend. We are so excited to go see all of your family Daddy and to see Caitlin and Cameron too. I wish you were coming with us though Daddy. You know how Mommy is about flying. Im going to have to reassure her that everything is going to be okay.

For dinner we had chicken burritos. They were delicious! Then we played outside until bathtime and then went to bed. I was being so silly at bedtime and kept laughing at Mommy over and over.

I love you and miss you so much Daddy. Mommy and Lana love you and miss you too.

XOXOXO

Love
Alexander

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day 67

Dear Daddy,

I slept in til 9:30 today. Thats because I didn't go to sleep until 11pm last night! I just played and played and played in the room until then. Mommy finally came in there and patted my back for 5 min and I was out. She was trying to get me to just go to sleep on my own, but she knew I needed to actually go to sleep so she gave in a little. We got out of bed and I ate a banana and some cereal for breakfast. Mommy had some oatmeal.

Then we got ready for the day and played until lunch time. I had some pasta and some chicken for lunch. Then we cuddled until nap time .

Then we headed off to Babies R Us for some stuff. Mommy got me 2 new pajama outfits and a couple rompers and a few shirts and some shorts. She also got a padded railing type thing to go along the side of my bed so I can't get out as easy. And then we were walking through the toys and Mommy saw out of the corner of her eye a Cars mini book set. It came with 12 books. As soon as Mommy showed it to me, I opened my mouth so wide in awe and got the BIGGEST smile after that. I immediately hugged the books and said "pleeeeease". Mommy opened them for me as soon as we got to the car. When we got off the freeway I started whining and Mommy thought it was just because the sun was in my eyes. Little did she know I had thrown up all over myself. She couldn't tell in the mirror though. She found out when we got home and went to take me out of my carseat. So she had to take the carseat out of the car and take the cover off and wash it and scrub the straps and get in all the nooks and crannys of the chest clip. It took her a good hour to get it all off.

After that we ate some dinner. Mommy wasn't going to give me food but I was acting just fine and happy so she figured I was okay. I ate all my dinner and then we went outside and played.

Luckily Uncle Curt is okay after his and Zeke's car accident today. Zeke's truck is totaled and everyone is so suprised that they are okay with the way the truck looks.

Then I took a bath and went to bed. Sorry there is no pictures today Daddy. Mommy was so busy we just didn't have time to take any.

I love you and miss you Daddy and so does Mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Friday, June 5, 2009

Day 66

Dear Daddy,
Can you believe I slept til 9:30 again today? Mommy does not know why since I went to bed at 8:30 last night. Mommy made us scrambled eggs for breakfast. When Mommy was taking a shower I made a mess in the bathroom with all of my toys. Then we played for a bit and then ate lunch.

For nap I was very good and slept for 1 1/2 hours again. Mommy was happy. Those are much better than my 30-45 min naps. After my nap, I stayed here at the house with Grandma so Mommy could go to Walmart and the grocery store. Mommy got me some Dibs ice cream bites. They are delicious!

After Mommy got back from shopping we went to Chilis for dinner with Papa and Grandma. Mommy got their new chicken quesadillas. I ate half of Mommys food. I even played peek-a-boo with a little boy sitting near us.

When we got home we hung out outside and played for a bit and then came in and took a bath and went to bed. Now I'm in the room playing. Mommy is just letting me play though and hoping I eventually get back in bed. If I dont in a couple of minutes Mommy is gonna go put me back in my bed. She is just happy that I'm not crying anymore like I did at first.

I love you and miss you Daddy. And so does Mommy

XOXOXOXO
Love,
Alexander

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Day 65

Dear Daddy,
You gave us our wake up call this morning! Mommy couldn't believe it when you called and she looked at the clock and it was 9:30am! I guess we both were tired since we were up for almost 3 hours after the coyote fiasco in the middle of the night. You talked to us while Mommy made breakfast.

By the time we finally got ready we went outside and played with the chalk and then came in and played with my toys until lunch time.




Here I am being mean to Lana. Luckily she still loves me and give me kisses after.


video

For lunch we had some whole wheat pasta and chicken fingers. I ate all of mine and some of Mommy's. Then we layed on the floor and watched Blues Clues while I drank my milk. Then it was nap time! I woke up after 30 minutes, but Mommy was able to get me back to sleep. I ended up sleeping for 1 1/2 hours total. Mommy was happy. She needed the relaxing time because she still wasn't feeling 100% okay today.

After my nap and Mommy was feeling better, we went on an hour walk by the dog park and around that area. I saw lots of big dogs and I even got to pet one! It started getting really windy and cloudy while we were out so we went home.

I came home and played with Grandpa because he was home from work. I ate lots of meatloaf and rice for dinner. Grandma was so happy that I liked it so much. Mommy and I had lots of cuddle time after dinner and then I got a bath and went to bed. I didn't fight Mommy too much tonight. She was happy about that!

I will talk to you tomorrow Daddy. I love you and miss you bunches and so does Mommy!


XOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Day 64

Dear Daddy,
Another late wake up day today! But since I didn't go to bed until 10pm last night Mommy knew I would sleep in today. We had to hurry and get ready once I did get up because we had Gymboree class today. We met our new teacher today Miss Delaney and neither Mommy nor I like her like we liked Miss Briana. We aren't sure if we should just stick with Miss Delaney now since I'll be switching to level 5 in a month. Mommy doesn't think Miss Briana teaches level 5 so I'd have to switch teachers anyways.

After Gymboree we went to Submarina like we do every week after class. Mommy and I shared a wrap. It was so yummy! Mommy thinks I ate almost half of her wrap! I also ended up dumping my whole bag of cheetos on the floor. Mommy wasn't too happy about that one!

When we got home, it was already nap time so Mommy put me in my bed and I went to sleep. Mommy was going to work out at nap time, but she got an awful stomach ache and it still is hurting her tonight =( I made sure to give her lots of cuddles and love though so she would feel better.

We played some outside after nap, but it started thundering and lightning and raining some so we had to come inside.
Luckily it stopped when Grandpa got home from work because then he was able to barbeque hamburgers for dinner!

I gave Mommy a hard time at bed time again. She had to gate me in my room and let me cry for a while again. Then she came in and put me back in bed and told me she loved me and kissed me and I finally went to sleep. Now Mommy says she is ready for bed!!

I love you and miss you so much Daddy and so does Mommy! We talk about you all the time.

XOXOXOXOXO

Love,
Alexander

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day 63

Dear Daddy,
Another late wake up day. Mommy has no idea why I'm sleeping so late other than that it is growth spurt time. Today was a lazy day. We didn't do anything really. Just stayed around the house and played and did lots of laundry. I am such a good helper with the laundry and Mommy loves it when I help.

Mommy made scrambled eggs for breakfast today and I ate all of mine. It was so yummy! After breakfast we got ready and Mommy took a shower. Then we started on the laundry. Soon it was lunch time and I had a grilled cheese and some grapes. Mommy had one of her Lean Cuisine meals. After lunch I only took a 45 min nap. So when I woke up Mommy and I cuddled on the couch and watched my blues clues dvd. Mommy bought me a new one last week. Even though I wasn't sleeping, Mommy knows I needed that relaxation time since I only slept for 45 minutes.

Then Mommy set up my pool for me and I went swimming.

Then Mommy took Lana on a walk while I played with Grandma.

I stole all of Mommy's pasta for dinner. She ended up having to make herself some more. Its whole wheat penne and it was so good!

I had some m&m's for dessert.

Now I am in the bedroom throwing a fit b/c Mommy locked me in there with the gate because I had come out to the living room 50 times in a 45 minute period. Mommy couldn't handle it anymore so she put me back in bed and put up the gate. Now im throwing a fit and throwing my binkys out in the hall. Mommy hates the tantrums I have been throwing lately! but she still loves me :)

I love you Daddy and I miss you. XOXOXOXO. Mommyloves you and misses you too.

Love,
Alexander

Monday, June 1, 2009

Day 62

Dear Daddy,
I slept til 9am again today! Mommy couldn't believe it. She said I must be going through a growth spurt with as much as I've been sleeping and eating lately. I had a cereal bar and some yogurt for breakfast today. It was very yummy.

After we got ready for the day, we put together your care package. I had fun helping Mommy wrap all your Daddy's day presents and put everything in the box. But my favorite part was taping everything up. I had lots of fun with the tape. Mommy said she is sorry she didn't get any pictures of it. As soon as she got out the camera I stopped being so silly. Mommy has been bad about taking pictures lately. She feels bad and said she will be better starting tomorrow. Here is a video from a couple days ago that she forgot to post. The first one is me dancing and singing my new song about Lana and Buddy and Mickey.
video


I was a good boy at lunch and didn't throw any of my food to Lana. Well maybe one piece, but much better than normal!

After my nap we went to the post office to mail your package and then we went to free play at Gymboree. I had lots and lots of fun. Miss Briana got out the parachute and the bubbles and she even got everyone to do "Air Log Freeze". I had such a good time. Can you believe I'm going to be moving up to level 5 next month? Mommy says I am growing way too fast.

For dinner Grandma bought me a sandwich at Subway. It was very good and I ate all of it plus all of my apple slices.

I threw a fit at bath time for some reason today. Mommy has no idea why either. I went to bed without too much of a fight.


I love you and miss you Daddy. XOXOXO. Mommy loves and misses you too.

Love,
Alexander