Happy Valentine’s Day!

Okay, so I know I am a week late with my Valentine’s wishes, but it has been a crazy couple of weeks.  After being iced in for a week, we finally got some snow.  Alex really enjoyed playing in the snow until he tripped and did a face-plant into a snow drift.  It didn’t hurt him, but he didn’t like having snow all over his face.

The snow all melted off a day later and Alex and I escaped the house to go to our second birthday party at Pump It Up (a bounce house place).  Alex loves those places now!  We were first invited to one back when he was only about 10 months old, but I didn’t take him then because I thought he wouldn’t really have much fun.  That is no longer the case.  He isn’t much for the jumping, but he loves the huge slide.  I would carry him up the huge staircase and slide down with him in my lap, and every time we reached the bottom, he would sign “more.”  I was exhausted by the time we left!

Then last weekend we took Alex to get his first haircut.  I wasn’t quite ready to cut his hair, but James was definitely tired of it hanging in his eyes.  Alex was such a trooper in the salon.  We went to Cool Cuts 4 Kids.  It was a great experience.  Alex got to sit in a little car and watch cartoons while the lady cut his hair.  He didn’t cry at all; he didn’t even whine.  The lady even used clippers on his neck, and he didn’t cry then either.   And even though I didn’t want Alex to get his haircut yet, I have to admit that he looks pretty darn cute!

This weekend we took Alex to the Fort Worth Children’s Museum at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  We went with our neighbors and had a blast.  Alex is just getting to the age where he interacts with other children and the environment around him.  It is so much fun to watch him play and learn!

Alex is still only saying banana, glasses, dada, and no no, but it seems like his sign language vocabulary is growing all the time.  He has added the signs for cat, ball, book, singing, telephone, flowerfish, bird, light, baby, apple, and hat.  He is eating more and more “people” food.  In the past couple of weeks he has had and liked spaghetti, chicken quesadillas, ribs, meatloaf, stroganoff, and tacos.  He is a good eater!

Enjoy all the pictures under our photos tab!

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