Alexander and Jordan

January 14 - February 1, 2007

Alexander:  The biggest thing that has happened over the last few weeks has been our trip to San Diego to visit Grandma Mehlenbacher for her 80th Birthday.  It was really great to be able to see Great-Grandma and Grandpa, Grandpa Sick and Memere, all of my Great-Aunts, and my Uncle Ben and Travis.  The weather was nice, the food was good (we got to eat out a lot), and the people were really great.  For a week after we got back I kept asking if we could go back and see everybody.  We got to ride on a train, play basketball, go to a party, and sleep in a hotel.  The time shift made it hard to adjust our sleep, so we were waking up at 4:30 in the morning.  We did not mind too much, but our parents did.
    I have been doing so well with my potty training that my parents are letting me go to bed without a diaper or even underwear.  I hardly ever have an accident.  I am doing well with using nice words too.  Sometimes I have to be reminded, but I use "Please" and "Thank you" most of the time.  I am even helping Jordan learn his words and his colors.  I read to him when I can.  All in all I am doing pretty good.
 
Jordan: I had a really good time in California too.  The plane trip was fun.  I kept telling my parents that I was going up in the sky like a bird.  My vocabulary is getting pretty amazing.  I am even putting three word sentences together.  I can say things like, "Awa [Alexander] hit me," and "Awa touched hot [the fireplace]."  I am learning how to be a tattle-tale. 
    We are trying something new in the mornings.  Daddy has started to take us to work three mornings a week.  Now that Mommy is teaching Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, she does not have enough time to bring us to day care in time for her to get to work.  Daddy does a pretty good job.  Alexander and I try to make it as challenging as we can to get us dressed in time for us to get out the door.

 

1. 2. 3. 1. Sharing our hotel bed in San Diego.
2-3. Swinging on Grandpa's tree with Uncle Ben.
4. 5. 6. 4. Monkeys in the cage at the zoo.
5. Off to the races.
6. Let me see.  Daddy can you lift me, so I can see?
7. 8. 9. 7. We were too lazy to keep walking.
8. Sharing a ride with cousin Seth.
9. The other side has monkeys on it but we did not want to look like monkeys.
10. 11. 12. 10. Riding the turtle with cousins Seth and BJ.
11. Grandpa is making me look silly.
12. I am making daddy look silly.
13. 14. 15. 13. Checking out the birds.
14. I can see much better from up here.
15. Dad.  Look - ducks!  Just like at home.
16. 17. 18. 16-18. We want one of these to take home.
19. 20. 21. 19. All I need is a leather jacket and chaps and I will be ready to hit the road.
20. We easily beat Uncle Travis at basketball.
21. I am sharing my balloon with Emma.
22. 23. 24. 22. Look mommy she likes the balloon!
23-24. Watch what we do and then you do it.  We have so much we can teach you...
25. 25. Is this a good look for me?
   

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March 6 - April 1, 2006
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