Thursday, April 28, 2011

Soccer Star

About a month ago Nick and I realized our amazing daughter has a natural talent. She put her apple on the ground and started kicking it, well not kicking it but dribbling it like a soccer ball. Of course when she was done dribbling it she picked it up and ate the apple (no food goes to waste with her, lol). We didn't teach it to her or show her how to do it. It was really amazing to see. Well a couple of weeks later we saw a soccer goal and ball on sale at a store so we bought it. Alexia now plays soccer with us and she loves it. The only problem is when she sees the camera she comes up to me and takes my hand to play instead of taking pictures or videos. If I don't have the camera she will play by herself. Isn't she such a nut? Well, I quickly grabbed the camera when her back was to me so I only caught the end of her dribbling and scoring, but you get the idea. Hopefully we can get to a park soon and I can get some good shots of her playing soccer.



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Alexia now plays soccer with anything that resembles a ball, including her easter eggs, lol.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ruffle Dress

About 2 months ago I ordered some ruffle fabric so I can make Alexia a fun romper for pictures. It has been chilly here and I want to take the pictures outside so I have not made it yet. I did come across a ruffle dress so I decided to make that first. I have plenty of fabric (the benefit of a tiny kiddo) so  I hopped to it. I made one in 12 months but it is a little big. I am either going to hem it smaller or make another one all together. I am glad I made this easy dress first so I can get a handle on working with the ruffles. When it came time to take a few pictures to show off my work Alexia was not having it. I did it after her breakfast thinking she would be her usual happy self but no such luck. She had to be bribed with more food. I want to make a cute sash for it but all I had on hand right now was ribbon so I tied it around her waist for the pictures. This dress is so light and airy, I can't wait for her to wear it in NJ when we go this summer.

This was before I bribed her...



This is her after with food n her mouth...


This is her shy pose ( I love her chunky legs, lol)


Her ballet point...


Showing how the fabric allows for movement....


Standing in her favorite spot, on the fireplace....

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

We had a fun filled Easter this year. It was so much fun and Alexia was great and had a blast!!! I took a ton on pictures!!! It took forever to load them onto facebook. Now the hard work of picking a few for this post. Lets get started.

First we went to the base for an easter egg hunt. We were 5 minutes late so we missed the crazy dash for the eggs and the prizes but Alexia still got a few eggs and had fun.




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Then we went to the community center for lunch and to see the easter bunny and all of his animal friends.


Alexia pet a bunny...


She pet a little cow and wasn't even scared of it, even when it tried to lick her...


Alexia loved the pig so much she chased it around and even gave it a kiss!!!


She even hugged a goat...


Then we gave Alexia all of her Easter baskets...


This is the floor pillow I made for Alexia for when she reads her books...




Then we went to a friend's house for another Easter egg hunt and dinner.

Here are some of the cupcakes I made...


On the hunt..


Alexia and Lily after the hunt..


Happy Easter!!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Handmade Dress

I finally took the plunge and attempted to make Alexia a dress myself. I made a really simple dress and it looks so cute!!!!! (Even if I do say so myself) I wanted to take some cute pictures but today is really gloomy and Alexia was in an all you can eat mood and was not satisfied with her 2 waffles this morning so she was a bit grumpy when the camera came out. Well, it is the flash she doesn't like not so much the camera. Maybe if the sun comes out I will take a few more pics and update. For now this is what I have:


She wanted to pose in her favorite chair:


Was upset at the paparazzi:


Have to throw in the belly shot (She is super proud of it!):

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wake UP

I think Alexia is having a growth spurt because she is eating and sleeping non stop. I woke her up this morning after 14.5 hours of sleep. She would have slept even more but I don't want her day all crazy so I woke her up. She gathered her blanket and bunny from he crib and came upstairs for breakfast. Alexia has now become a 2 waffle a morning eater. She would sometimes eat 2 but usually just one but now she wants 2 every morning. She definitely uses that energy with all of her running around and around and around. I couldn't help but take a few pics of my little angel.




Saturday, April 16, 2011

Aces

We went to an Alaska Aces game last night. We have been talking about going since we got here to Anchorage. It was the first game of their playoff series. They played their rivals the Idaho Steelheads. It is so much fun having an arena that is 5 minutes away from our house. Chelsea Handler is also performing there next week but there is nobody to watch Alexia, boo. We were a little worried about Alexia because of how late the game was (it started pretty much when she would normally go to sleep) and with all the noise. She did pretty well. Every time she heard a lot of noise she would turn to the ice and clap. Everyone thought it was the cutest thing ever, as did I. She had no idea what she was clapping for but she knew it was the right thing to do, lol. She did get quirmy and did not want to sit still but that is life with this one year old terrorist. Nick got a cow bell from the gift shop and she played with that for a while, and then she tried to attack my huge ice for a while too. She did not want to eat it she just wanted to destroy it with her attack spoon. All in all it was a fun night and the Aces did win. We are planning on going back for more games as long as they keep winning so there are games to go to.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Cuddle Bug

Alexia has become so affectionate!!! She gives the best hugs ever!!! She just randomly runs up to me or Nick and gives hugs and cuddles. I am absolutely loving it!!!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just some pics

Not much has been going on with us lately so there isn't much to write. We are waiting for spring and we are hoping there is no shutdown in the government since Nick's paycheck is the only one we have. Here are some recent pics.





Ring Pop

We don't give Alexia sugar but we kinda bribed her with a ring pop so we could cut her nails and it was over. She went nuts for it and screamed when I took it away. Of course Nick decided to give it to her because she wants it. He is ruining her for me, lol.



Friday, April 1, 2011

1st Bike Ride

Since our street was plowed I was finally able to take ALexia out on her bike. She was able to ride around in it in the house but I don't count that. We bundled up and we headed out. She was so excited and didn't want to come back inside. Nick actually took her out again later in the day when I was at the gym. I am glad she likes it so much because we plan on getting a lot of miles on it this summer.