Thursday, April 17, 2008

Typical Alyse.

As Alyse has demonstrated the ability to sometimes stay out of trouble when left to her own devices, she has been given much more freedom to gallivant about the house without her parents' overt supervision. This has lead to many unexpected discoveries, from the very cute (i.e., finding her elephant in her mini-pack 'n' play with a washcloth for a cover and a sock for a nightcap) to the very bizarre (i.e., a can of corn in the toilet).

This past weekend, Alyse went to church with Grammy and Sonny so Charlotte and I could accomplish several daunting tasks on our to-do list. As we waved good-bye from the window, we returned to the kitchen to put Alex in her chair and have breakfast. As though Alyse intentionally ensured we would not forget her, we saw this in her seat at the table:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Stepping Up.

The past month has been quite the time of achievement for little Alex Bear. In addition to taking sporadic steps here and there, she has also shown her aptitude for mimicking sounds and gestures.

Please to observe:

Alex, in a rare display of public exhibition, shows how she can step independently. Aggrievedly, we thought she had quit trying after this little camera-video was shot, then as everyone had turned away Alex took about 7-9 steps from Charlotte to Stuart.

This video, I feel, is fairly self-explanatory.

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Allie Pictures!

My procrastination in posting these is unforgivable. Please forgive me. These are not new to those who regularly frequent our Flickr photo page but, this being our baby blog and all, I thought I should post them all the same.

We were pretty amazed with this similarity in one of Alyse's sonogram photos.

I'm not sure what to make of early ultrasound pictures, but Charlotte and I were agreed that she seems to favor Alexa a lot from this round of pictures.

This picture of her little legs, I feel is pretty sharp.