Saturday, June 28, 2008
First, she relaxed in the pool.
Then, she sat up by herself for a whole minute while her mom took pictures of her in her pretty dress!
Her dad surprised her mom and her with flowers when he got home from work. He said that they were for surviving these past 6 months. What a nice dad!
To top the day off, Alexa went with her parents to their friends' house to make donuts! But, she was so tuckered out by then that she fell asleep before the party even started.
What a day!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I know it's 6 1/2 months away, but we're so excited! (Hopefully it will be as cool as I think it will be.)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
We've been telling many of you about how much Alexa is rolling around now. Here, you can see for yourself. She's getting very good at being able to get to her binky and her toys. She does get frustrated though when she can't get to them as you can also see.
Pop quiz: Can you guess whose voice you can hear in the background?
We got this game, Othello, for Christmas a few years ago from Cassi's sister, Jamie. (On some internet sites, Othello is also known as "Reversi.") It's a strategy game (click here for "how to play"), and I thought I'd be able to hold my own. Not so. We played probably 12 times or so, and Cassi beat me every time. Very frustrating. So we put this game "away."
Fast forward a year and a few months. The game somehow got out last month when some of our neices and nephews (Jamie's kids) were here and wanted to play. I watched a few of their games and realized some of the things they were doing wrong were the same things that I did when I was playing Cassi. Keep in mind these kids are not quite 7 years old (Is Brad smarter than a 1st-grader?). So having learned a few things, I challenged Cassi to a rematch.
The game started calmly enough, but after just a few games, I had Cassi very much on the defensive, and I could almost taste sweet victory. I still had some lingering fears that she would somehow come back and make a fool out of me, but I held on for the win.
So, as if it's not nerdy enough to blog about winning a game of Othello, I had to take the next step a post a picture of my first win. (I was white.)
This may mark the end of Cassi's reign, and the beginning of a new era. Since my breakout game, I am 3-1 against Cassi. I leave you with Alexa raising the roof.