Alex's Birthday Ticker

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Week 70

Week 70 Updates:
1. Alex loves sitting in little chairs, on the stairs and especially on the coffee table. She will try sitting in her own chair for Church, but that doesn't last long. I guess that we are going to need to get Alex sized chairs here pretty soon.
2. She is learning how to fold her arms when we are praying. Its super cute because she looks at us like she is not sure why she is folding her arms but she knows that she is supposed to. Such a funny girl :)
3. Alex is getting a little bit better about sharing but not much. She will take a toy away from another baby and then a little later, she will give them another one. She will also go and give them a drink of water (usually from someone else's bottle).
4. She loves to color and is starting to get a hang of it. She has colored our walls, doors, and windows. Thankfully she is only using crayons so, its been easy to get out.
5. She knows how to take off her bibs :(
6. Alex is getting so cleaver! I forget that she is not a baby anymore.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Week 69

Week 69 Updates:
1. Alex loves walking around with cloth (towels, blankets, scarves, or sweatshirts) around her neck and shoulders. It cracks me up :).
2. We got to celebrate Mommy and Grandpa Prusso's birthdays this week. It was fun having so much cake and ice cream around. 
3. Alex tried shrimp and guacamole this week and she really seemed to like the guacamole but wasn't quite sure about the shrimp. She does not really care for olives (at least at this point). She dumped out all of the olives we had her try.
4. She loves sitting in little chairs and pushing them around the room. Its probably nice for her to sit in something that she fits in. She also likes sitting in her infant car seat (which we keep around in case Alex and I are getting a ride somewhere). Alex happily sits there and either reads to herself or plays with some mixing bowls. 
5. Alex is starting to attempt to climb up our couches and onto chairs. She hasn't quite been able to get up them yet, but not for a lack of trying. She still loves climbing on top of our headboard and just hanging out.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Week 68

Alex and Cousin Lucy with Grandpa Prusso

Alex and the Pumpkins on Halloween
Week 68 Updates:
1. Alex got to celebrate her 2nd Halloween! This year she dressed up as a skeleton and I think that she had fun. We went to two Trunk-or-Treats and by the second one, Alex was understanding the concept of Trick-or-Treating. She would grab a piece of candy from the bowl and put it in her bag. It was super cute and she scored some good candy...for Alex of course :). On Halloween we had a play date where the kids dressed up in their costumes and they were so cute! We also made a little hand bat craft. Since Chris and I were such slackers this year, we carved our pumpkins on Halloween night. I think that they turned out pretty good. Chris did Lightning McQueen from Cars, I did Rapunzel from Tangled, and Alex had a traditional scary pumpkin. Even though we didn't do much, Halloween was still pretty fun.
2. This weekend we got to see cousin Lucy who was in town for a visit. It was fun to get the girls together and see how much they have grown. They are both getting so big! Grandpa Prusso looks pretty happy to be holding two such beautiful girls :).
3. Alex's 5th tooth is finally starting to cut through (we have been able to see it starting for about a month or so). 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Week 67

Alex getting ready for the ward Trunk or Treat in her Skeleton costume

Alex and Zombie Mommy at the Night of the Running Dead 5k

Climber Alex 
Week 67 Updates:
1. Alex is getting so good at walking! I can't believe how fast she picked it up once she decided that it was a fun thing to do. She almost never crawls anymore and when she falls, she doesn't seem to mind. 
2. She cheered Mommy on at the Nights of the Running Dead race. Alex almost stayed awake to see Mommy cross the finish line, but it was late.
3. Alex has now figured out that climbing is fun. She loves to take my CD case (under the coffee table), bring it to the ground, and then use it to climb up ontop of the coffee table. How did she learn that? What a cleaver girl! She also loves climbing up on the back of Mommy and Daddy's bed. There are all sorts of cool things up there.
4. She had her 15 month appointment this week and she was such a champ! Her stats are:
Weight: 24lbs (65th percentile)
Height: 31in (85th percentile)
The doctor said that she is looking good and that it's alright that she didn't gain as much weight as she has in the past (Alex gained only 1/2 a pound since our last check up). Since Alex is more active now and she may go through some picky stages, she may not gain as much weight which is normal. The doctor gave us a choice of when to see her next (either at 18 months or 2 years) and we chose to make our next appointment for 18 months just in case we have any questions by then. 
4. We went to our ward Trunk or Treat last night. Alex actually got to walk around this year which was fun although she was nearly run over several times by the bigger kids who were REALLY excited for candy. Alex didn't really understand what was going on or why people were giving her candy, but she enjoyed walking around and showing off her new tricks to her friends.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Week 66

Week 66 Updates:
1. Alex took her first solo steps last night. We were totally taken by surprise when she started walking towards Chris. She is not really walking much yet, but it was still a lot of fun to see her walk a couple of steps all by herself. Hopefully she'll start enjoying walking more than she likes to crawl soon.
2. We went on a witch scavenger hunt with our playgroup on Tuesday which was really fun even though Alex did not want to be in her stroller any more. I think that she got a little sick of it from Disneyland.
3. Her tooth has still not come in. Grrr. It seems that her top teeth like to come in really, really, really, slowly and just hang out at the gum line as long as possible. I feel super bad for Alex and wish that they would just come already!
4. Her sleeping is starting to improve (she hasn't been sleeping well since we got back from California) but it looks like she might start getting back into her rhythm.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Week 65

Beach Baby

Playing in the sand


Grandma and Grandpa Miller with E and Alex at Disneyland

On the Carousal 

Cousins :)

Alex's First Mickey Hat
  Week 65 Updates:
1. This week has seen a lot of firsts for Alex. One first was that we were able to visit the beach in California with Uncle A, Aunt L, Cousin E and Grandma and Grandpa Miller. Alex LOVED it! She loved playing in the water with Daddy,  playing in the sand, and looking at the seagulls. She was so sad when we had to leave. 
2. Disneyland!! Alex had her first trip to Disneyland this week and she did so well. She really seemed to enjoy the whole experience and I was really impressed at how well she did on rides. She would sit perfectly still while on the rides and she was soaking up the lights and sounds of the park. She especially liked walking around the park with the help of Daddy and she would get upset when we stopped. We were so happy to go and play at Disneyland with so many family members. 
3. Visiting Uncle A's, Aunt L's and Cousin E's house. We stayed with A,E, and L's house for a day when we first got to California and we had such a blast. The girls did pretty well playing together (for 14.5&15 month olds). They were so excited to be together, they didn't even take a nap on Friday. Alex and E got to join their Mommy's for a run on Saturday morning and E loved it while Alex wasn't quite too sure and started crying on the way home. We really enjoyed playing in the backyard and visiting with the family! We can't wait for Thanksgiving to see family again!
4. Alex is getting really close to walking and she was lucky enough to get a baby walker this weekend from Aunt L. She loves taking it around the house, especially since it plays music. Maybe Alex will be walking solo before November... maybe.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Week 64

Week 64 Updates:
1. Alex has had a couple of rough days since she is teething (boo). Hopefully the tooth will cut through soon, for all of our sake :)
2. Tonight, we will be driving to California (again) to go to DISNEYLAND!! Alex doesn't quite know what is going on but i'm sure that once we arrive and get to see family, she will be super excited. I think that it is going to be a really fun weekend.
3. Alex is taking some little steps, mainly if I am nearby and she is already standing while holding onto something. She will take two little steps and rush towards me. I'm really hoping that this means that she will be walking on her own soon. 
4. She does this cute thing every once in a while, especially when Chris is around, where she will pretend to put lotion on while we are changing her. She will pat the lotion bottle and then pat her stomach. So cute!