Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I have a little secret...

So Scott will be leaving tomorrow to go back to Iraq for a few more months and I will get back to the blogging every day for him. But while he was here the last few weeks something happened........................


We are expecting baby #2!!!!! :) I am about 4 weeks along and we couldn't be more excited! I will post more news as we find out. Right now the estimated due date is June 8, 2010.

:)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 165

Dear Daddy,
Today we had lots to do to get ready for you to come home. I helped Mommy do laundry, take off the sheets and comforter and wash them and then remake the bed. I helped her vacuum and dust too. When Papa came home from work Mommy and him went and picked up my trampoline at Wal-Mart but Mommy laughed because it was small enough she didn't need Grandpa's truck. Mommy said that you can put it together on Wednesday for me so you can see me jump in it for the first time. Its pretty neat looking. It has nets that go around it so I cant fall off. I have to call Grammy to thank her.

I can't wait to see you tomorrow Daddy!! I love you and miss you. So do mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 164

Dear Daddy,
Last night was another night of me being up until 11pm and not waking up this morning until 9:45am. Mommy was getting ready and decided it was time to wake me up so I could eat breakfast and get ready for Gymboree. When she walked out of the bathroom to come wake me up I surprised her and was in the hallway smiling at her with Spot and Tiger and my blanket. I was so quiet when I woke up so I could surprise Mommy. She gave me such a big hug and kiss and told me how cute and how silly I was!

Not much went on today. When I took a nap, Mommy took the car down to get it washed and vacuumed while Grandma listened for me on the monitor. When i woke up I had a snack and then we went outside and Mommy, Papa, and I washed your car. Papa was mainly just there to watch to make sure I didn't run down the driveway or anything. But he didn't have to because I stayed by Mommy and helped her wash your car. Everytime it was time to rinse Papa would turn the hose on and I got to rinse. I even helped wash it with soap too. I got soaked from head to toe but had lots of fun. Of course I threw a fit every time the water got turned off, but I got over it quickly.

We had yummy tacos for dinner and I ate lots of cheese too. I love cheese just like you Daddy.

I love and miss you so much Daddy. So do Mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 163

Dear Daddy,
Mommy says its only a few more days til you come home! I can't wait. I am getting so excited.

We didn't do too much this morning, just ate breakfast and lounged around the house and ate lunch until nap time. After nap we went to Amy and Taylor's for a farewell BBQ for Taylor since he deploys this week.

I had a good time. There were a couple of other kids there that I got to play with and I got to play Rock Band. It was fun.

I had a hot dog and some pickles and fruit and chips and crackers. I ate a lot ! :)

I love and miss you Daddy. So do Mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Friday, September 11, 2009

Day 162

Dear Daddy,
I had my 2 year check up today. Mommy says Im growing so much! i weigh 24.5 lbs and I am 33 1/2 inches tall! I did so well and Dr. Barr was impressed by how smart I am. I was playing some games on Mommy's iPhone and when he walked in he was watching me and was amazed at how I know all of my ABC's, my numbers, shapes and colors. I did get 2 shots today. The flu shot and then another 1 that they had been short on so i am all caught up on my shots. I cried at each shot but only for about 30 seconds. Mommy said she doesn't blame me though because she knows how much shots hurt.

Then we had to run to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things and then we went home and ate lunch and then I took a nap while Mommy cleaned up some things.

After nap we needed to go to the grocery store but I didnt want to go. I threw a fit when Mommy tried to get me ready so Grandma said I could stay with her. Mommy is so appreciative when Papa and Grandma and Aunt Krista watch me so she can run errands. It is really helpful to her.

I love you and miss you Daddy! I cannot wait to see you! We are going to have so much fun when you are home. Mommy and Lana love and miss you too.

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 161

Dear Daddy,
Mommy apologizes for not taking so many pictures lately. We have just been so busy between swim lessons and Gymboree and getting things ready this week for you to come home for your R&R.

Today we had swim class and of course I was up til almost midnight again last night so I didnt wake up until Mommy woke me up at 9:45. I ate just a small breakfast since on Thursdays I have to eat lunch a little early since swim class is at 12.

When we got home I took a nap and then woke up and went and got smoothies. After that I stayed with Grandma for a little bit while Mommy went and visited Kelly in the hospital with her new baby Davin. Mommy said when she got home "He is so cute! I want another baby" Silly Mommy. But I would like a brother or sister Daddy.

I love you and miss you Daddy. Tomorrow is my 2 year check up at the doctors. Mommy and Lana miss you and love you too.

XOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 160

Dear Daddy,

We were supposed to go grocery shopping today when we woke up, but I slept til 10am! Wanna know why? Because I was up until midnight! Mommy doesnt know why I keep staying up so late or what to do with me. She doesnt want to get rid of my nap because she knows I still need them. I was doing this for a while a few weeks ago and then got better and now all of a sudden I am wanting to stay up all the time again. It doesn't make Mommy too happy though, but I know she still loves me!

Mommy says we have a lot to get done before you get here. She says we have lots of cleaning and some laundry and some grocery shopping and baking to do and we also have my swim lesson tomorrow and my 2 year check up on Friday. And then we are going to a BBQ at Amy and Taylor's on Saturday before Taylor deploys.

After my nap today I played with Papa and Grandma outside while Mommy took Lana for her walk. Mommy really wishes that she could take me with her to walk Lana, but its too hard to push the stroller and take Lana because Lana wants to go every way other than the way the stroller is going and she is afraid to just hold my hand because of how busy the streets around here are.
Well Daddy I should get to bed. Here it is 9:45 and Im still not sleeping. Mommy has my Blues Clues DVD on and is cuddling with me in hopes that I will fall asleep.

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

XOXOXO

Love
Alexander

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 159

Dear Daddy,
I was so excited for swim class today. I kept telling Mommy yesterday that I wanted to swim. I love swimming with Miss Lori now. Im not scared anymore. I only get upset now when we have to leave to go home. I dont want to leave.

After swim class we had to rush home to eat lunch and get ready for my first dentist appointment! I did really well and only cried a little bit when they were polishing my teeth. But after the dentist was done counting my teeth and looking at them I got to pick out a toy and I got a toothbrush and some floss!

When we got home Mommy had a really bad headache so we both laid down and took a small nap. Then we got up and Grandpa was home from work so he took me outside and Mommy folded laundry.

I love you and miss you Daddy. So do Mommy and Lana. Can't wait to see you!

XOXOXOXOXO

Love
Alexander

Monday, September 7, 2009

Day 158

Dear Daddy,

Ive been giving Mommy a hard time about going to bed again lately. Last night I didnt go to bed until 11:30 and then Mommy couldn't fall asleep until almost 1:30. Then I was up at 8am on the dot. Mommy was really hoping I would have slept til 9 today but no such luck for her. I was ready to get up and play. Im getting excited because I know only one more week until I get to see you!

I am glad that we are going to be busy this week getting everything ready for you to come home. Mommy said next Monday we are going to be baking lots of things for you to have goodies when you come home. She said she will let me taste them all when we make them though to make sure they are perfect for you :)

Mommy and I spent the morning at home and then after my nap we went to Walmart to get a few things. Mommy let me get a new DVD. Its Sleepytime Stories and it has Blues Clues, Dora, Wonder Pets Jack's Big Music Show and Yo Gabba Gabba all on one DVD :)

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

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Day 157

Dear Daddy,
Today was the day we were going to try out Art class at Gymboree since I am getting bored with the play and learn class. I had lots of fun. We made two projects and got to have snack and read a couple of books too. I loved it. I was upset though when we had to leave and I couldn't play. It was time for the next class to play though. Mommy promised she is going to start taking me to free gym more so I can play.

We had lots of fun when we got home. I ate lunch and played with my cars and then took a nap. But after nap we all watched the Nascar race and I had lots of fun cheering for Denny! :-p

I had some chicken noodle soup for dinner. It was so good! I ate two bowls of it plus some applesauce so Mommy let me have a sugar free popsicle for dessert. What Mommy doesnt know though is that Grandma gave me a second one when I finished my first one. Grandma loves to spoil me!

1 week and a day til we get to see you Daddy! I love you so much and can't wait to see you! Mommy and Lana love and miss you too!

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 156

Dear Daddy,
I was so excited to get up today and play with my new toys that I got for my birthday! Mommy says I have even more to open at my party. We spent all of today playing with my new stuff and reading my books with my Leap Frog JuniorTag reader. I love it. Mommy said there is a Ni Hao Kai Lan and a Cars book online that she might just have to get for me since those are my two favorite things.

Of course I wanted waffles for breakfast again. Mommy doesnt mind me having those though because she gets the whole grain ones and they are loaded with fiber.

Later on in the day I watched Cars with Uncle Curt and Mommy and Grandma. I sat in my new rocking chair for most of the movie and munched on cheerios and drank my ice water. I LOVE ice water Daddy. My water always has to have ice in it.

I love you and miss you Daddy. Only 9 more days til we get to see you! :) I can't wait! Mommy and Lana love and miss you too!

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Friday, September 4, 2009

Day 155

Dear Daddy,
Can you believe it? I am 2 years old today!! When I woke up Mommy sang me Happy Birthday and gave me a big kiss and hug.

When we got to the living room Papa and Grandma were there (they both took the day off to have a 4 day weekend) to tell me Happy Birthday.

I love you Daddy. I was so glad that you and Grammy and Grandpa and Aunt Natalie and Aunt Anna and Aunt Dee Dee were able to watch me open my presents and blow out the candles on my cake via skype. It stinks that your internet cut out as soon as they started singing me Happy Birthday though :( But thats okay Daddy because when you are here and we have my party you can sing me Happy Birthday then. :)

Here is a picture of me and exactly 3:13 PM-which is 6:13 PM eastern time-so I was EXACTLY 2 years old at the time of this picture:



Here are some other pictures from today:


I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you Daddy! Mommy and Lana love you and miss you too!

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Day 154 continued

Daddy,
How could I have forgotten? I went pee pee on the potty tonight! I was in the bath and had to go so I asked Mommy and she was so surprised when I actually went! She was so proud though :)

I love you Daddy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 154

Dear Daddy,
Every day it gets so much closer to you being home with us! :) We are so excited. Mommy tells me every day how many more days until you come home.

Today was swim class day. Here is a picture and a couple of videos of me swimming. The one video you can see how I saw the camera and said "cheese!". Miss Lori thought this was so funny and she stopped me and started laughing because she thought it was cute.


video


video
Mommy was so proud of me and gave me lots of kisses and hugs. After my nap Mommy went and got us smoothies because she knows how much I love them.

We did some playing outside and played hide and seek and burned off all of my energy.

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

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day 153

Dear Daddy,

I didnt go to bed until 1:30 last night. Mommy has no idea what my deal was. Here are some pictures Mommy took of us while we were laying in bed.

We were being very silly. Mommy switched our Gymboree day to Sundays and we are switching to art. I have been getting bored with the learn and play class and always want to leave so Mommy thought it was time for something new.

Tomorrow I have swim lessons and Im so excited. Im so brave now and can't wait to swim with Miss Lori.

I got so dirty today playing outside. Mommy said I needed a good long bath (which I got) because I was FILTHY!

I can't wait to see you Daddy. We are going to have lots of fun at Disneyland.

I love you and miss you Daddy. So do Mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 152

Dear Daddy,
Today was swim lesson day. Mommy is so proud of me! I cried at first but then Miss Lori had me hold a toy and protect it for her and I forgot about crying and was fine the rest of the time. I even was more excited to swim each time it was my turn. Mommy said she will get more pictures now that she doesn't have to make me feel better when Im crying. She knows you will be so proud of me when you come home and go with us to swim lessons.

After we got lunch and went home and played til nap time. Mommy ended up falling asleep and cuddling with me at nap time. She has been doing that a lot lately. She misses cuddling with me I think.

Mommy told you already what happened to Lana at the dog park. Mommy was so scared and so glad that Lana is okay. Dumb coyote! Mommy couldn't believe it was out at 4:30 in the middle of the community park!

I love you and miss you Daddy. So do Mommy and Lana.

XOXOXOXOXO
Love
Alexander