Monday, January 26, 2009
Rain, rain, go away....
Actually.....I guess all this rain has been great for the valley so perhaps it shouldn't go away! Alex was pretty excited to get some use out of his dinosaur raincoat he got for Christmas. We like to call him Alexsauraus-rex when he wears it...pretty stinkin' cute!
Luckily we had a full weekend to keep us busy. I got in a 4 mile run Saturday morning before the downpour started and Alex got some energy out at gymnastic lessons (thank you Nana) that afternoon.
On Sunday Alex had his "favorite friend" Bridget over in the morning before we went to a bowling birthday party that afternoon for Allison. I realized we are raising a new generation when Alex, who has never been bowling before except on our Nintendo Wii, asked where the remotes were. Sigh, oh what a technological generation. But, he had fun even without the remotes. I thought Amelia would love watching the bright bowling balls, but she couldn't keep her eyes off the birthday balloons, or birthday cake. She experienced her first bites of vanilla ice cream, and like her mommy has a sweet tooth. Alex also greatly enjoyed Allison's birthday cake (as did Mommy who cheated a bit on her diet to enjoy a piece, split with Daddy though).
After the birthday party it was nap time for two pooped out little kids. Paul and I redeemed ourselves from birthday cake by cooking a healthy fish dinner for two. Amelia entertained herself with a teething biscuit - which for those of you who don't know - getting her to feed herself has been quite the task so this was a monumental moment in our house! She actually picked it up and fed herself. I suppose with Mommy, Daddy and Big Brother always helping she hasn't quite felt the need to do it herself! She LOOOOVVVVEEEEDDD it though and I kept my OCD in check by not freaking out with the mess, but bath time was immediately after!