Monday, January 16, 2012

A Day in the Life of Alex

Alex is one crazy kid. The past few days I have been snapping pictures of Alex on my phone as proof. Here are some of the highlights:

He likes pulling his sweats up to his knees. Running, which he does a lot of, is easier this way. On this day he also liked jumping around on the couch with his baseball hat on - thug life!

Alex is frequently climbing up on top of the kitchen table. Here he is eating snacks on the table so that Boo cannot steal any.

Watching tv. He also likes to pull one arm out of his shirt. I often find him this way in the morning when I am getting him out of bed. A couple of days this week we have also found him without any clothes on. Luckily we have not had a repeat of the poop incident of March, 2010.

Dipping his fries in ketchup. Like his Daddy, Alex seems to love ketchup. This week we had a family dinner at In & Out. He ate an entire hamburger and fries by dipping everything in ketchup. He probably would have kept eating all night but luckily we eventually ran out of food.

Watching tv in our bed. Alex thinks it is quite the novelty to climb up into our bed and now he has discovered the tv. He likes handing me the remote to find some cartoons while getting comfy in our bed.

Today I gave Alex some jelly beans as a dessert to his lunch and for some reason he ate each one with a fork.

Watching more tv. Usually when Alex "watches" tv he stops for a few seconds to watch and then runs out of the room to explore somewhere else before he is back to watch a little more. Occasionally something holds his attention for more than a few seconds.

Alex is now 20 months old. He is ever growing and changing. Now that he is a little older he has gotten a little more shy. Now when we take Alex to nursery he clings to us and cries a little. Eventually, he gets more comfortable and we can sneak out. We are excited to have a new year to play and experience new things with him.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I Love to See the Temple

Once again the Hettinger side of our family took a trip to Temple Square to look at the lights. This year it was December 30th before we could all find a time to go. We were glad we waited though because it ended up being a very warm night. We barely even needed coats and Brandon was mad he didn't wear shorts. This year we switched things up a bit. First we stopped at the Grand America Hotel and did a Christmas Scavenger hunt they had for kids. If you completed it, you earned a cookie. It was lots of fun to run around the hotel and look for clues. Then we took tracks down to temple square to see the lights.

Riding on the "train" for the first time.