A Gallery of Funny Faces

27 06 2006

Before I write about Michigan, I thought I’d show you some of my funny faces.

My parents call this pose “the evil scientist.” Mwa ha ha!

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This is “the snarl.” Kinda makes me look like a very young Elvis, don’t you think?

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I just don’t know what to call this one yet. Suggestions?

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I like to smile a lot.

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And sometimes I just look cute.

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P.S. Daddy makes funny faces, too!

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My Virginia Fan Club

25 06 2006

When I was in Virginia, I got to meet many people in the Alex Fan Club. I’ve got pictures of some of them. Unfortunately, I don’t have many pictures from the Dewey branch of the fan club — my dad let Mrs. Vicki take most of the pictures from the Dewey barbeque. If I get good copies of her pictures, my dad says he’ll post them to this site. My dad take this picture of me with my great-grand-Aunt Bert:

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This was during one of my rare “awake” moments at the Dewey barbeque. Even though I was the guest of honor, I was really sleepy that day. (Travelling can take a lot out of a kid!) I slept for about five hours straight that afternoon, including all but 30 minutes of the barbeque. I think I would have even slept for those 30 minutes had my mom not gotten me and forced me to be social.

You can see in that picture that I’m wearing my “Hoops” outfit. It’s one of my favorites. My dad also got this picture of me wearing it in an antique baby carrier. It’s from the late 19th century — a lot older than me!

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My dad was good enough to take pictures of many in the Ellis branch of the Alex Fan Club. Here I am with my great-grandma Ellis and my grand-aunt Brenda.

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And here I am with Cousin David:

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And of course no trip to Virginia is complete without seeing the president of the Virginia chapter of the Alex Fan Club, Grandma Martineau:

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The next stop in my trip was Michigan, and that’s the subject of another post!





My First Trip to St. Louis

23 06 2006

(As told by Alex)

In May, I took my first trip to St. Louis. My mom & I went out there on our own, because dad was busy in London. I had a fun time visiting everybody, and I especially liked the hot weather and crib at Nanna’s house — I slept like a champ!

By far the highlight of my trip was my great-grandmother’s party, held in my honor. (Well, I guess I had to share the spotlight with all the other “new” members of the family, but my parents tell me that I was the cutest new family member!) I learned how to smile when being introduced at a party:

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But the party also wore me out, and I spent a lot of time asleep. That didn’t stop people from enjoying my company, though!

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The other highlight of my trip to St. Louis was meeting my big cousin Jack for the first time. We got along great!

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St. Louis was just the beginning of my adventures, though. From here, I headed off to Virginia — which will be the subject of my next post.





I’m Home!

22 06 2006

At long last, I’m going to start posting pictures from our recent trips to St. Louis, Virginia, and Michigan. Here’s one to start you out:

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