Ice Storm 2011

Well, we have had a quiet this past week.  Alex’s biggest accomplishment was that last Friday he went down the stairs backwards all by himself!  Now understand that when I say, “By himself,” I really mean he did it without any help.  He was supervised the entire time.  He did this amazing feat first with his Grandma and then again for me when I got home from work.  He really is an enterprising little boy!

Alex also now has 4 teeth.  In addition to his two center lower teeth, he now has two either incisors or cuspids coming in on the top.  They aren’t quite low enough to show up in pictures yet, but he looks awfully cute.  If you click on the picture below, you can just see one of his upper teeth showing.

The weather was gorgeous here last weekend, so we attempted some outside activities.  First, on Friday afternoon I took Alex into the backyard to play.  You have to understand that there is really nothing in our backyard but grass, and Alex doesn’t like grass.  I don’t know if it is because it is so prickly right now, but he doesn’t like any of his skin to be touching grass.  I held his hand, walked him out into the middle of the yard and then stepped back to take pictures.  At first he was having fun, but then I guess his pants’ leg got moved up a little and the grass started touching his skin, and well… You can see the results:

Does it make me a bad mom that I took a picture of him crying before I went to comfort him?  I hope not!

On Saturday we took Alex to a park we had never been to before in Grapevine.  It was amazing!  Not only did they have picnic tables, sports areas, and a great play area for older kids, but they also have a great play area for toddlers.  Alex had a great time.

On Sunday we took Alex for a wagon ride around the neighborhood.  I couldn’t catch a good picture of him smiling, but he did seem to have fun.  Every time I stopped pulling him to take a picture, he would stop smiling!

Of course, if you have been watching the news at all this week, or live in the area, you are aware that the weather quickly changed from sunny and warm to icy and frigid.  I have had the pleasure this week of getting to stay home with Alex Tuesday through today.  We have had a lot of fun.  It really has been too cold to go outside for more than a couple of minutes though.

I do have to say that even Alex seems to be going a little stir-crazy today.

Hopefully the roads will be better tomorrow and we will be back at school.  Then this weekend should be nice.  Maybe not nice enough to go to the park, but spring is coming, and I can’t wait for all the new experiences Alex will have!

Enjoy more pictures under the photos tab.

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