Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our New neighborhood Rocks!

On our daily walks we walk by this! A private skating park for the neighborhood kids. One day my husband asked why the owner made a skate rink in his yard. He answered, "I have two daughters, they have ice skates."

Good enough!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First swim lesson!

Today was Max's first ever real swim lesson.

Well, we got to the YMCA a bit early. This gave Max the chance to check things out while we got ready. I don't know which he liked better, the locker room or the actual pool.

It just happened that our instructor today was also our cousin Nicole. We had a great time. We sang songs and tried to blow bubbles. Max practiced "blowing bubbles" all day long. He would put a cup to his mouth and blow into it. Then when I would say 'good job' he would walk away clapping. We also uses the song "humpty dumpty" to learn when and how to jump into the pool. So great.

I think swim lessons will be an annual occurrence. It was great trying a new activity and learning more than expected.

When we got home Max ate a whole bowl of strawberries and passed out. He worked so hard today and did and amazing job. Hopefully we will get some actual pool pictures next week. Check back for more adventures!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Pet Store

Today was a very busy day. I think the best part was watching Max at the Pet store.

We went in to drop Asher off for his haircut, he can home so sweet and clean. Well, Max had to walk in all by himself. Straight in, up to the desk, then he ran all around the office. After Asher was checked in we walked out of the salon and straight to the birdies and other animals. Max really enjoyed the fish, but I think the guinea pigs were his favorite. At least it wasn't the mice. The turtles were still sleeping so we will say hello to them the next time. I hope he never asks for a ferret. I can handle reptiles, fish, or maybe even a bird, but no rodents please.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Heading in the right direction

As Fats Domino once said, "I'm walking, yes indeed, I'm talking..."  And the Alexanders' are on our way! As the sun has set on the first day of 2012 I have to think this year is going to be even busier than the last. This year our son grew from a baby to a toddler; Max has started walking and talking and yes even throwing the occasional tantrum.  Every day we learned and play and grow.  As every other blogger in the world on this day I too look back and remember: resolutions, posts, adventures, and more.

New Years Day 2011

 2011 also brought a new career, motherhood, when do I get my raise?  Motherhood has brought challenges, both victories and losses.  I have faced my compulsions and learned to care and cherish my family day after day.  Along with my responsibilities of wife and mother I started my own business; the business is small but as my son it too will grow.

I hope you take a minute and look back on the last year, but keep walking to the future!

happy new year!