I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Catch Up Post

Why does it seem like all of my posts lately are catch up posts?

These pictures are from the past month with vacation and a trip to see Santa thrown in.

I just love this picture - I know the lighting isn't very good, but I just think he is so precious. He climbed up on the back of our couch and I just had to get a picture of him.

And, generally speaking, this is why I don't have pictures of him anymore. He is always wanting to come see the picture on the camera before I get a chance to take it.

As I was packing for vacation, he rediscovered his sunglasses and just had to wear them around the house.

Look at that cutie!!!

This is the only "outside" picture I got of Alex on vacation. My mom and sis-in-law were sitting outside on the balcony reading and Alex had to be just like them.

Our days consisted of the following: Getting up, getting breakfast, playing in the condo until it got warm, going out to the pool (usually around 10:00), swimming until lunchtime, having lunch, then nap, then up to play some more before dinner. Because of this, have no pictures. I know - I'm a horrible mom. What I really need to do is have one of you come with us on our next vacation just to take pictures for me. :)

One Wednesday, we took Alex to a Children's Museum in Ft. Myers. Here Alex and I are waiting for the hands on animal demonstration. They took out an alligator, snapping turtle, some type of snake and frog for the kids. Alex loved it, but wouldn't touch any of them.

We then went into the Toddler Town. Alex could have staid here for hours and hours and hours. He LOVED it. They had these fruits and vegetables set up with shopping carts. He spent about 2 hours putting fruits/vegetables in his cart and then taking them back out.

Yeah!! I love my fruit!!!

As we were trying to leave, he found the Art area. They had musical instruments for them to play, and mom can't say no to music!!

We literally had to pull him out kicking and screaming.

On Friday, Jay and left Alex with my parents and we headed to Miami. We went to Little Havana and ate at this DIVINE Cuban restaurant. We then headed over to Culder Racetrack to bet on some ponies.

We took the "long" way there (with the hopes of seeing some alligators)

This next sign cracked me up - this is something we just don't see in Kentucky.

Although I was kind of disappointed we didn't see any panthers, we did see LOTS of alligators.

On the way back home the sun was setting just as we were crossing the bridge to the island. This picture was taken from our moving car. :)

We did have a great time on vacation this year. Alex slept REALLY well (which he didn't do last year) He had a lot of fun in the pool (and even got as far as blowing bubbles and jumping off the side and going under with my mom on Friday). Mom was even able to get him to go on the beach and make sand castles. I just love Sanibel Island and I'm already looking forward to next year.

We did take Alex to see Santa yesterday. I still can't believe that this is the third year for us to be doing things.
So, for a trip down memory lane. Here is Alex's picture with Santa from three years ago.

From last year:

I wasn't sure how he was going to do this year. He is excited about Santa and talks about him, but has also told Jay and I that he doesn't want Santa to come into his house. We have had to reassure him that Daddy and Mommy will meet Santa out in the driveway to get his presents. We've also been practicing asking Santa for presents. He decided he was going to ask Santa for princesses and cars. He also wanted to ask Santa for presents for the cat. (food and new toys in case you were wondering). When we got to the feed store, and he saw Santa, his eyes got SO big. He stood at the door and yelled his wish at Santa. It was so funny.
He wouldn't go sit on Santa's lap, so I had to hold him, but here's the picture from this year.

We also started a tradition of getting his picture taken on a saddle at the store. So again, for reference, three years ago:
Last year

And this year.

I'm so sad that my little guy is growing up. :(


Michelle Smiles said...

If you figure out how to stop or at least slow down this crazy growing up thing out kiddos are doing, let me know!

Muriel and Jerry said...

He is so big. I still love the Santa pic from last year!

Kelly said...

He is adorable! I wonder how Grant will react to Santa. It took Parker years to warm up to him and even now she is tentative about it but will sit in his lap. I'm betting Grant will HATE him.

terri s said...

he is one adorable little boy! But I can see from the memory lane pics that he is growing too fast. Thanks for sharing and comparing, that's a great idea.

Oh, and I am volunteering now to go with you next year to be your official vacation photographer.

Tootie said...

Your post came up on my Google Alerts for Sanibel. :-)

I've enjoyed reading here. Alex is certainly a cutie!

Next time you come to Sanibel, I'll volunteer for the photographer position because I'm already here, and I'm a Mammaw. :-) http://sanibeltoots.blogspot.com

nikki said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation!!!! I love sanibel. I could go shelling every day there.

Love the pics of Alex on the couch, such a precious little boy you have there.

Steph said...

I cannot believe you were in Miami!!!! We're in a suburb - and I worked as a legislative assistant for the lobbyist for Calder! Did you win any money?? ;-)

Alex is such a gorgeous boy, Kim. He is really precious. :)

Madelyn's Mommy said...

He's so cute!

Smart boy for not touching the alligator and snake.

I would love a vacation right about now!


Carrie said...

Wow--You really see the difference and that he has grown up a lot. Still so cute though. I am sure Savannah won't sit on Sants'a lap either.

I love the smile on the top of the couch photo. I am glad you had a nice trip and the sunset is gorgeous.

Soltana said...

Glad you guys had a good vacation!

LOVE the santa pics..Cerah freaked out last week just walking by

Can you email me your address... I losst me book and I have to send out Christmas cards... you know me:)

Hugs to you all

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