Wednesday, November 11, 2009

October Updates

In October Alexa turned 11 months old! This was the first month since she was born that we didn't go to the Dr. so I didn't get an official weight on her this month. This month Alexa really enjoyed getting to eat what Mommy and Daddy ate and experimented a lot with table food. She didn't have any negative reactions to anything which was a relief. Alexa started pointing at things a lot more to get her wants/needs met versus crying. Alexa also learned how to clap this month. She was able to stand alone momentarily and took a couple of steps on her own a couple of times (when she didn't realize Mom and Dad weren't still holding on to her). She started making a lot more new sounds and we enjoy guessing what she is saying. Going on a stroll. If you look carefully, you can see downtown Lincoln in the distance.

Alexa with Grandma Dorn

Priceless Expressions!

Nebraska weather in October is a funny thing. One day you can go for a bike ride outside and then....

A few days later it snows!

Alexa loves playing peek-a-boo in the curtains!

Grandma & Grandpa Ladd

Smooches from Daddy

Drivin' along in my automobile

Trying to get Alexa to pose with a pumpkin

Playing with Uncle John with her lopsided bow

Happy Halloween!

Grandpa Tom's Birthday is on Halloween so this year we got together with him and Grandma the day before to celebrate & while Grandma Celia was teaching Alexa how to play the piano...

I suggested the boys carve pumpkins. I really like family traditions and this is one of them and to my surprise, Paul particpated! Go Daddy!

Didn't they do a good job? Grandpa Tom has a very scared look on his face.

And then for Alexa's First Halloween she was a.....

And to be quite honest, she didn't particularly care for the costume, but she played along pretty well when it came time to get her picture taken.

And then we took her trick or treating to visit...

Grandma & Grandpa Ladd

& Grandma & Grandpa Dorn

I wonder what she will be next year...