Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cookie Monster

I made some Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Cookies last night, and we gave some to Alex to try. The chocolate chunks were still very melty, which seemed to suit him just fine.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Sleeping Position

I thought it was funny how he has his hands behind his head.

He sure does have some rockin' hair!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Broom Pics

Alex has been playing with this broom all day!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yummy casserole

One of our favorite meals is a Navy Bean and Artichoke Casserole with Goat Cheese (and leeks) from Cooking Light. Alex loves it too! He shoveled it in by the handful, and at one point he actually clapped.

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Step in Time!

Alex's toy brooms and dustpan came today, and he couldn't have been happier. He played with it for half an hour after he got up from his nap. I'm glad he's so easily entertained.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Afternoon at the Park

This afternoon was gorgeous, so we took Alex to a park to try out the baby swing. This is definitely an incentive for Dad to put a swing in the backyard!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Little Helper

Alex is fascinated with the broom and dustpan, so I just ordered him a set his size. He needs to start earning his keep sometime.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fear and Loathing in Las North Pole

Yesterday Alex came home from school with some pictures with Santa. I love how one of his eyebrows is raised. He's definitely skeptical.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

All Aboard for the Hogwarts Express

We put our Lionel Hogwarts Express train around the Christmas tree this year, and Alex couldn't have loved it more. I see lots of model trains in the basement in our future...

Santa Schmanta

Two days before Christmas, we finally had a chance to take our Buddy the Elf to see Santa for the first time. (Buddy the Elf was quite the hit with Santa's helpers at the mall.)

Here, it looks like they're gazing lovingly at each other.

And here, a mixture of disinterest and loathing.

First Birthday Party

I did a Peter Rabbit theme for Alex's birthday. I found some new garden items at craft stores that I'll use in the dining room all spring, especially the moss table runner. I saw the galvanized tin watering can at Michael's during a last-minute craft run Friday afternoon, and was glad that local florist Flowerbuds in Cahaba Heights was able to put together a gorgeous bouquet in 30 minutes.

Alex loved his very first cupcake. At first he took tiny bites but then he went all in, with cake in both fists.

The design for the cupcakes was from the Hello, Cupcake! book. I made the veggies out of candies in stages last week. Cornflakes coated in green-tinted canned frosting made the leaves. For the garden trellis, I found a Martha Stewart punch that was just perfect. I'm excited about using it on cards later.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Alex!

I'm pretty sure that this past year has been the fastest year of my life. I can't believe my baby is one already!

Here, the birthday boy is playing with rhythm instruments at 6 a.m. You're supposed to do what you want on your birthday, right?

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Sunday, January 1, 2012


I bet you have no idea where I am. I am a master of disguise!

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