Alex woke up just in time to join Johnna, Amy, and I for lunch at Flamingo Row. He did pretty well and we did make it all the way through lunch:
Month: June 2009
This is the life.
Our time in Paducah is always busy. We started the morning with a visit from the Sieners – Carolyn, Leigh Ann, Charli, Kip, and Kase. I think the boys were more fascinated with Madison:
Then we took a picnic lunch to Grandma’s and got to see Aunt Beverly too:
Enjoying bathtime in the sink.
Photograph courtesy of Wade.
Alex’s outfit today was all for Wade. I’m pretty sure Wade liked it:
Although he did decide to make a modification or two (notice the mohawk):
Alex stayed up all morning and slept all afternoon. I realized there was a slim chance the painters could want to start work while we were out of town. That meant I needed to have the front doors stripped and sanded. I started a little before dark and managed to get them done in time to finish Terminator 3 with Wade.
Future GaTech Yellow Jacket.
I just made awesome Ginger cookies. I have been consistently treating myself to a ginger cookie at Alterra every time I go to the mall. I dragged Krista with me last week and she said the cookies were similar to her mother’s. I tried her recipe tonight – yum!
¾ c. butter
1 c. sugar
4 T molasses
2 t. soda
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. cloves
1 t. ginger
¼ t. salt
2 c sugar
Roll in sugar and bake at 375 for 9-10 minutes.
Oh yeah…Alex wanted to say “hi”
I love overalls.
I decided to try Alex in his new stroller. The poor boy would just sweat and sweat in his stroller+car seat. He fell asleep on our walk, but seemed rather comfortable:
I got two new toys today – kinda. My iPhone was having some serious problems – the screen would black out and I couldn’t have a call over 5 minutes long without losing my connection. The man at the Genius Bar ran a diagnostic and told me I had a cellular component malfunction. Then he gave me a new phone! I went home, synced my new phone, and got everything set up just like I wanted. Then I tried to make some calls and realized no one could hear me. It turns out my new iPhone had a faulty microphone. I went back to the store and the man recognized me instantly. He happily replaced the new phone with no hassle. Now I should be good to talk for as long as I want!
Alex is starting to figure out his toys.
He’s definitely losing his hair.
It’s a froggy kind of day.
In Alex news – he has moved on to rice cereal.
The doctor suggested we start trying it at his 4 month checkup. He actually seems to enjoy the cereal so now he has it twice a day. Mom suggests this will help him sleep longer at night. I’m hoping….
In house news – we have painters! I have wanted to paint the exterior of the house since we bought it. I knew it wouldn’t happen last year, but wanted to make it a priority for this year. Wade agreed but left all the details up to me. After four painting and two masonary quotes, I think we have it all worked out. I found a painter who will do the necessary tuckpointing – which makes a huge cost difference. The hardest part for me was telling one of the painters we were not going to use him. He was a nice guy and I know he really wanted the job. Thank goodness I got his voicemail when I called!!
Hopefully in a few months the house will be green (brick and siding) and all the trim will be white.
Alex tries rice cereal and likes it!
Wade got up early to take Matt and Krista to the airport. Then he came home and we all slept for a few more hours before church. We managed a “dressed up picture”:
Emelia had her baptism today and most of the Young Couples group was in attendance. We chatted and talked a bit before heading home for a lazy afternoon. Wade is having some quality time with Alex while I try to get some work done:
The day couldn’t end without some Father’s Day Celebrating. Here’s the aftermath…
Happy Father’s Day.
Warm weather has hit Milwaukee with a vengenace. These are the days we wish we had air conditioning. Wade did install the window units in our room and the guest room for Krista and Matt. Most of the day was spent at the race and this evening we hung out in our bedroom to talk (while Alex slept away):
We have company so Alex is staying in our room tonight.
Alex is happiest on his tummy and watching the world.
Someday he’ll figure out how to use the teether.
The Young Couples group at church was hosting Fellowship hour again. We arrived on time and had a lot of fun talking with everyone. Alex and Emelia were both awake at the same time. Emelia is 10 weeks old and 24.5 inches long – the same length as Alex. Alex is 2-3 pounds heavier, but not much.
After church we all took a long nap and then went for a walk:
Just in case you didn’t notice, I’ll point out that Alex and I are wearing the same shirts (from Threadless):
All dressed up at church.
It took longer than expected, but Alex is losing his hair. The funny part is he is losing it mostly in the front right now. The back is still pretty full, but in front he looks like he has a receding hairline. Poor little guy:
Did I mention how much we like Threadless t-shirts? Alex is modeling one of his new ones:
In unrelated news, we have a new sink in the downstairs bathroom. Of course the one we ordered was too tall. We didn’t even think to check a height measurement and just assumed they were standard. Then the first one we bought had a crack in the pedestal. Finally we have a new sink – no more rocks to cover a rusted drain!
Alex was in fine form today and we played all morning:
Then we had to go to the Doctor’s office for his checkup. Alex was fine in the waiting room.
He even enjoyed the nurse taking his measurements – 14.6 lbs (31st percentile) and 24.5 inches (20th percentile):
He did not like his shots and let everyone know:
Thankfully the sadness only lasted about 10 minutes. Then we ran errands for several hours and he charmed everyone that peeked in the stroller.
At 4 months – 14.6 lbs (31st percentile) and 24.5 inches (20th percentile):
I feel like I’ve been crazy productive this week – even while being sick. The sickness is gone, the radiators are painted, the ceiling in the upstairs hall is painted, the upstairs bathroom is painted (if we stick with this color), the laundry is done, the gallery on my website is updated with Alex pictures, painters have been called for quotes to paint the outside. I’ve even read a couple of books this week. It turns out when Alex is happy and naps frequently I can get a lot done!
Alex’s new favorite sleeping buddy is a small blanket by Angel Dear. We have the puppy, frog, and blue bear. One stays in the crib, one in the car seat, and one on the blanket in my office. Are we set or what?
Now that’s a happy baby.
Alex has a new sleeping buddy – Pup.
I never get sick, but I did last night. I’m not sure what was going on, but every time I got up to feed Alex I got quite dizzy. Wade took care of all the feedings and stayed home for half a day while I slept. I woke up feeling mostly better and Wade went to work. I guess Alex wanted to make my day because he decided to roll over from his stomach to his back for the first time.
He did it once and I thought I had propped him on an angle and gravity had taken over. I put him on his stomach again and he quickly rolled over again. He didn’t even seem startled by the landing. Rolling over was hard work and naps are becoming fun!
And now he rolls.
Madison tried to help with an unhappy Alex, but finally gave up.
That’s right. It is cold enough for long sleeves and pants in June.
Wade and I will never learn. When we moved into the house last May we turned off the heat to remove a radiator when we had our floors redone. Then we learned it still gets really cold at night – we froze all last May. This year Wade had to remove the radiator in the bathroom so he turned off the heat – in June. Then it got pretty cold here. Alex has outgrown most of his 3 month clothes and the majority of his 6 month clothes are short sleeved. Thank goodness Leigh Ann gave us a few jogsuits and one church outfit!
Alex was in a great mood all day and even practiced rolling over. He goes from being a lump on a log to getting partway. Maybe sometime soon he’ll make it all the way over:
Race car pajamas from Laura and B.
Alex’s first fish fry.
We were’t in Milwaukee very long when we realized it has a large Catholic population. Although we see signs every Friday night, we have never been to a fish fry. Heidi and Andy arranged a young couples event at Seven Seas and I had my first fish fry. Emelia stayed home with her grandparents so Alex was without a date, but definitely got lots of attention.
Alex didn’t quite make it all the way around the table, but most everyone did get to hold him. Wade took over when a little bit of fussiness started:
Maybe the doctor was right. Alex has been a happy, content baby the last two days.