Monday, July 30, 2007

A couple of months ago we found the cutest Nike Shox at Kids Foot Locker. Unfortunately, a few weeks later we realized that they weren't velcroing (not sure that's a real word) as well. Now, this was not due to some manufacturing defect, but was caused by the immense size of this child's foot. Alexander is by no means a large child, in fact I'm not sure that we have ever met someone his age that was smaller than him. I don't even think that his foot length is larger than average. However, we were forced to do some Internet shopping to find some decent looking shoes that came in his size. Luckily, New Balance carries this special sizing. Have you figured it out yet? Take a close look at these new shoes...

See that big red tag? It screams "I'm a child with a big ol' fat foot." Wide width, to be PC.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

'In John Deere Green'

I'm going to guess that you are all thinking the same thing. 'Why on earth do we care about what movies Leanne has or has not seen?' I plead guilty to once again avoiding housework....

Back to the good stuff today. Alexander was sporting his John Deere t-shirt last week for play group, and we busted out the matching hat. He was pretty sure that he was the coolest kid on the block, but Kellan was out to give him a run for his money.

'Where's my JD shirt?'

Check back soon for Kellan's newest 'trick.'

Thursday, July 19, 2007

OK So I got tagged reading someone else's blog.

It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up........if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
(x ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite (only the best movie ever!)

( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 9 out of 22 - So far, so good

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
( ) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
() Lilo and Stitch

Total so far: 16 out of 43

(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs (slept with the light on for a week after this one)

(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong

Total so far: 23 out of 66

(X) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb and Dumber
( ) Dumber and Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(X) The Ring (again, light on for a week)

( ) The Ring 2 (yeah right, not after seeing the first one)
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
( ) Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far: 29 out of 90 (still doing pretty good)

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
(X) Just Married
(X) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles ("Oh sexy giiirrrlfriend!")

(X) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
( ) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
(X) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Seven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George

Total so far: 38 out of 121.

( ) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) E.T. (the first movie I ever saw (slept through) in a theatre)

( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
(X) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3

Total so far: 44 out of 147. Uh oh!

( ) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
( ) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(X) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
( ) Shrek
( ) Shrek 2

Total so far: 49 out of 165

( ) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
(X) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(X ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
( ) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
( ) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
( ) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( )Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
( ) Monsters Inc
(x) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld (slept through this one, TWICE)
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness

Total so far: 60 out of 220 Terrible, Just terrible!!!

( ) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
( ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
( ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
( ) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal

GRAND TOTAL: 62 out of 239 Not too bad!!

What's your number??

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

the 'saucy saucer'

Over the past several weeks Kellan has become much stronger in his upper body, as well as controlling his arms and hands. We broke out the good ol' 'saucy saucer' (AKA the exersaucer) for him to play in. Needless to say, the child loves it. He has been manipulating the toys that are attached, attempting to mimic his big brother who plays with the toys with him, and can spin himself around in the little seat. He's becoming such a big boy already (sniff sniff).

On another note, or house is running out of space for all of the boys big toys. I forgot how much space all of the infant apparatus takes up! Walk into our house, or peak into any window, and there is no doubt little ones live here, and of course, we wouldn't have it any other way.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

'big water'

The boys took their first trip to the 'real' pool last Friday evening. The middle school teachers had a staff party at the G-town pool, and we were invited to come along. Our trip started on a bad note, as we stopped in to see Pappaw before heading downtown. Alexander played outside with Pappaw for awhile, and then we came in to leave. The bug man found a frog knick-knack on the fireplace, which was only about 6 inches long, but had to be may out of lead, because the sucker weighed about 10 pounds. Well, of course I said the motherly 'You're going to drop that on your toe and its going to hurt.' Not two seconds after I uttered those words (as I'm thinking 'I sound like my mom... I'm turning into my mother') he dropped that darn frog right on his big toe. There was quite a bit of screaming, discussion of whether he could have broken his toe, and then as quickly as it happened, it was over and Alexander ran over to pick that thing up again. This time, mommy put the frog out of reach. Luckily we were only left with a black and blue toe.

Off to the pool we went. Alexander had a great time in the baby pool...

...until he saw the 'big water,' AKA the big pool. I could see him dreaming of the day he could jump off the diving board.

We dipped our toes in the 'big water,' and then mommy and Alex got in. Photos of this will not be posted, as this was the first bathing suit experience for mommy since BEFORE Alex was born... not pretty.

Oh, and a little photo lesson from me to you... make sure the camera strap is out of the way before snapping and photos.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

is this a slide or what???

Yesterday I mentioned that during our trip to the park, Alexander was playing in the skatepark. I caught a little video of him trying to figure out if the cement ramps were really slides or not.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Morning at our house usually starts somewhere between 7:00 and 8:00... at least for some of us. For others, the morning doesn't begin until a little later. Today, a little later was close to 10:00, but I'm not going to mention any names...

Alexander and I decided it would be a good morning to head to the park after breakfast, before the rain. We would usually walk to the park, but with the sky looking dark, I thought it would be a better idea to drive, which caused some confusion to a little man who just wanted to play at the 'pok,' not ride in the 'coh.'
We had fun climbing up the slides, going back down, swinging, riding on the seahorse and duck rocking things, and even checking out the skate park. Alexander thought that the slope things (which I'm sure have a name) at the skate park were slides, which was quite comical.
He even stopped to smell the 'dandelions,' and picked one for mommy. Remember those little ones that play ragball. You know the one. That cute little guy in the outfield too busy picking grass and dandelions to notice that there is a game going on? I think we've got a future Mr. Outfield on our hands!

Friday, July 6, 2007

a whale of a time

OK, cheesy blog title, I know. Alexander has a whale shaped pool this summer, that even shoots water out of his blow hole (thank you Target sale aisle). I would say that he loves to play IN the pool, but he loves to stand on the side and let the water out, and fill up buckets to 'water' the flowers, and pour down the slide.

Today 'Ashy' came over to play in the pool too, which turned into a fun game of 'poke.' For any of you that have not played 'poke' it entails lifting the other person's shirt to show their belly (no shirt lifting needed if wearing a bikini) and then poking them in the belly button while yelling 'POKE.' Apparently its all the rage in the almost two year old group. I would love to show you some pictures of this, but I think I would be in big trouble from my bikini sporting sister, so instead, I'll show you Alex and his 'fauxhawk.'