Tuesday, September 2, 2008

15 months on the 15th

Ya ya I know I have slacked again but I have good reason. Between all of our summer end activities I have been prepping for a couple of my Stampin' UP! classes. Although I love being a demonstrator it's allot of work. Well a few things have changed in our house lately...

First off you may have heard about the fire just behind us on the mountain. Although we were far enough away to be safe it was a bit terrifying seeing this out your back window when you are stranded at home with a baby. Here are a few pictures I pulled from the KSL. com website. Hopefully this is something I will never see again.

The building on the right is the beginning of our townhouses.

Near the new LDS temple

From the valley

A night shot

Alex turned 15 months old on the 15th of August. He now has 7 teeth ( two that have came in the last week or so causing Alex to be a very grumpy baby). We have moved him into a big boy car seat as of the first of the month. He loves it!! He is able to look around and wave to the cars.

Alex loves to wave at just about anything these days that is unless you want him to. A few weeks ago our Moms group went to the farm at Thanksgiving Point. Alex has never been huge into animals ( he must take after his mom) however on that day he loved them. He was talking 90 miles an hour at the animals and waving to them. The only one he didn't love was the donkey. Our group went over to feed the baby calf who was next to this mean donkey with a sign in it's pen that read watch out I bite... EEK! The donkey went crazy when he realized we weren't about to feed him. Alex got scared and cried like crazy, poor kid. Hopefully he won't be terrified of donkeys like his mom is of dogs. I had a few pictures of Alex on the on the pony ride but cringed at the sight of me so they aren't included, sorry!!

Alex sitting at a little table they had at TP. He was pointing at the ponies

Not sure what he was looking at but I loved this picture

Waving at the animals

Besides eating Mom's piggies and searching for my belly button he has now discovered how to blow raspberries on my arms and legs. Every time I turn around he is doing something to make me laugh. The other day I turned around to find him backwards in his swing set. He had climbed up by himself and was rocking the whole swing. One of his new things he loves is having tastes especially if we allow him to bite off a piece of our food like a sandwich. He is talking alot, his new word is Sharie. I love to hear him call my name from his crib after nap time. It's so stinkin' cute!! I would love to post that he is walking but it's still pretty iffy. He knows how to but is lazy. He likes to push off things, jump up and down and then walk. Today he walked from my chair to the fireplace but stopped of course when he realized I was watching him. He knows that he can get around much faster if he crawls. He does walk really well though if you let him hold your finger or push something. He is growing up so fast!

We went to his 15 month appt recently ( okay it's been awhile but we can pretend right?) and received two shots. He did pretty well but is getting smart and realizes what is going on even before it happens. The Dr said he is little but is developing on track. Thanks to all the butter, ice cream, 1/2 & 1/2, etc. he has pushed his way to just above the 5% for his weight at a whopping 21 lbs. He is 2' 7" which is in the 50% and his head circumference is 18.5" ( I don't recall where that puts him). His Dr was only concerned about one that and that was how he rolls on his left ankle when walking. She suggested to try and keep him in shoes as much as possible to give him support. The odds are he will grow out of it but it may be the reason why is taking his time to really start walking on his own.

Daddy and Alex

Alex loves kisses from his Dad

While waiting for the Dr Alex helped himself to the books, he loves books!!

Alex's 15 month pictures in his new car jammies from his cousins. They are for 24 months but seem to run a little small so we tried them on now.

Thanks to everyone who answered my memory post. It was a ton of fun to read through them and remember the good old days. If you haven't left me a memory feel free to go add one, I would love to hear what you remember about the past with me. Have a good week!


Sami said...

Where have I been that I haven't seen this post yet? I love it. I can't believe how freaking BIG Alex is getting.

I miss you! I'm sick but hopefully soon I will be better and maybe (but not looking like it) even make it to playgroup this week.

Emily said...

wow I didn't realize the fire was right by your place. How scary. Sounds like you have been staying busy. Sorry I haven't made it to play group, life has been crazy these days and are even crazier when my kids don't nap. Hopefully one of these days I'll make it out.

dibble family said...

I forgot about how you hate dogs, that's so funny to me! Although, I must admit that I am frightened of large dogs...we have two bull mastiffs and two great danes in our neighborhood, they're freaky sometimes but also super cool. Anyway, Alex is freaking adorable and I love the last picture, it looks like he's tucking his bear closer to the corner so he won't fall out of the chair!

Stephanie said...

Hey! I've missed you too. You sound like you've been busy! You little guy is so cute! The caramel apples worked really really well. The little ones were so much fun. You should totally do it!

Beate said...

Oh...I can't believe how big Alex has gotten. I am glad you are blogging again!
Good to "see" you!
Hugs and smiles