Happy Holidays!

Alex is growing and developing so quickly.  I hardly know where to start.  Yesterday was the first day that Alex actually did more walking than crawling.  He definitely still crawls when he is in a hurry, but I think we have to call him a walker now.  I officially have a toddler!

We got him a walker for Christmas that we let him have early.  It is a cute dinosaur walker that the seat can be pushed apart to be a walker and then folded back together to be a scooter.  Alex loves it!


Here is a shot of Alex with his walker:

On his first day with the walker, he would walk until he hit a barrier and then either abandon the dinosaur, or he would wait for one of us to to go get it and turn it around.  It didn’t take very long for him to get the hang of it, though.  Now he can maneuver it just about anywhere.  When he runs into something, he just pulls it back and turns it around.  He is a master.

Not only is Alex much more mobile than he was just a couple of weeks ago, but he also understands that when we sign to him we are communicating with him.  He understands and can repeat the signs for to eat, more, dog, frog, horse, and bib.  I would not be surprised if he picks up more before Christmas.  We are super excited to be able to communicate with him.  I’ll take pictures soon.

We have taken Alex to see two Santas this season.  The first was at the mall.  He didn’t cry, but he sure wasn’t happy.  Then we took him to the craft fair at the school I teach at, and it was a more positive experience.  The only complaint I have about the picture is that someone should have told the photographer that parents usually like their child to be the main focus of the picture, but the money goes for a good cause so I can’t really complain.   Look at the two pictures and tell me which one you like better.

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