Breakfast of Champions

6 11 2007

Breakfast of Champions

Originally uploaded by B.K. Dewey

Milk, cereal, an orange, and a rock. Where else are you supposed to get your vitamins and minerals?

The Young Captain Hook

5 11 2007

Alex’s alligator puppet bit off his hand today. At least now the tick-tick-tick of the watch in the alligator’s stomach will warn Alex that the puppet is getting close.

The Young Captain Hook (Alex, Day 2)

Un-Halloween Fun Continues!

4 11 2007

Today, we got together with our PEPS group for more un-Halloween fun. Most other kids came in their cute costumes. Batman was there. We had a lion and a black cat visit. And Alex showed up dressed as a toddler.

Quite a Bagel

At least Alex was a happy toddler. He particularly liked it when we went outside. We were at Nathan’s house, and he has a great slide in his back yard. It was part of a 10-foot-high, multi-level play structure. All of the kids liked climbing up and down, but Alex was the undisputed master of the slide. Many of the kids got distracted by the cool things like spider webs, or maybe got a little nervous at the tunnel-like entrance of the slide. Not Alex. He was like a perpetual motion machine, sliding to the bottom and making a beeline back through the multiple layers of the play set. Sure, sometimes he’d sit down three feet away from the top of the slide and have to slowly scoot the rest of the way on his butt. At least he didn’t get any splinters.

Alex climbingAlex in the playsetAlex coming down the slideStatic ElectricityHow fast can I go?

The fun continued until our daredevil son decided to go head-first down the slide. That ended in tears.

You can see all of the photos here, including the cute costumes:

(Oh, and Alex wishes his uncle Craig a happy 30th birthday!)

Un-Halloween Photos

1 11 2007

Even though we couldn’t get Alex into a costume this year, I did take some pictures on Halloween.

If Alex had worn his costume, he would have had this on his head.

Bear Hat

But no.

Instead, he thought it was a fun idea to stick the string up his nose. That happens with a lot of things these days.

If you won't wear the costume...

...then stick it up your nose.

 He does have redeeming qualities. He loves to read, and sometimes will play calmly with his trucks.

Playing with the Fire TruckHis Redeeming Quality

Alex Reading