Saturday, November 21, 2009

Afternoon Delight

I had a drs appointment on Tuesday, so I left work early and got home before it was dark. I usually get home after 6:30, and with the time change, it's pitch black outside, which is NOT good for outside time with Alex. All of the bugs are out.
Here's pictures of our 20 minutes outside before the mosquitos started biting ... daddy was inside making dinner, so I took all of these ... including the ones with me in them. :) We had a blast. Enjoy!

His own camp chair!
He loves the playset we found on Craigslist.
What a great find!
It's over 12 years old and in great shape!
Except for the yellow piece he's standing on ...

The previous owner made it,

but Santiago needed to sand and paint it
... so he added a few extras ...


Rolling around in the grass ... FUN!
This one is begging for an explaination ...
Uncle Robby is into Karate,
while his wife was in Puerto Rico visting her mom,
he came over to dinner ... and taught Alex how to
"Hands up and kick!"
and this is what it looks like ...
Alex is even saying "Eeeyah!"
He loves his Uncle Robby!

I'm lying in the grass,
Alex is standing on my chest,
giggling away!
Tickle tickle tickle

Our "patio"?

There is always time to stop and smell the flowers.


We really had a great time ...
wish we had more of these times together ...
I'll have to work harder at making it happen more often.

Still Alive!

Just got home from an 8 mile run. What a feeling! Jenny did 17 miles, wow. She's training for a full marathon in February. I've done 4 half marathons since I started running and two more to do this "running season".

Today is our 11 year Anniversary. It sure doesn't feel like that long. The last two years have especially flown by with Alex around!

I've disappeared on here cause I'm on Facebook ... I've heard from other bloggers that this is the reason they haven't posted much also. I'm not on FB very much, but I try to keep up here and there. I've got new pics posted there that I need to get posted here as well. I need to post before and after pics of our house ... always something going on.

Alex & I have a playdate tomorrow with two of his daycare buddies. It's nice to hang out with other moms and chit chat and share ideas. I'm loving it.

My dad was in the hospital again last week ... heart issues. Not fun, but he's doing ok.

Alex was home sick two days this past week ... I think just a cold/cough with a fever. I always freak out when he has a fever. It scares me. Just read an article in on of my mags that said not to freak out ... I read it a week too late. Luckily his doctor is available by email and knows I'm a first time freak out kinda mom. I'm so thankful I can email her and pick her brain a bit.

Since we're not getting any younger ... and we want more kids ... we're aiming to start trying after my half marathon in February, we'll see how that goes. I'd like Alex to have a brother and/or sister to grow up with. My cousin in Missouri just had healthy twin boys ... maybe we'll be that lucky too. :)

Ok ... reality is calling ...