Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lowering Alexa's crib

Since Alexa is now pulling herself up, it was definitely time to lower her mattress. So Francis broke out the tools, and his little protege (Nolan) helped with the job :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Alexa pulled herself to a standing position

This morning Alexa pulled herself into a standing position, using our wicker basket full of toys (she was eager to dig through all the toys!)

I read that babies usually start that around 9-12 months, and since Alexa just turned 8 months, I'm convinced she's a genius ;)

Is that not on the Mensa exam? Oh we'll, it should be!

Alexa is officially crawling

Dtd 6/26/13:
Alexa has been scooting and rolling all over the place for a while now, but as of today she has officially started crawling.

Her chubby little legs move one in front of the other, and her arms follow the lead. Video coming soon!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nolan's 1st Ice cream from the ice cream man

Today we heard the ice cream man driving through the neighborhood - but today was different. This time I decided I would actually give Nolan the complete summertime experience by purchasing an ice cream from the ice cream man!
So we ran out there and yelled for the ice cream man to stop. Then Nolan picked out any item he wanted, which was (not surprisingly) the Spider-Man ice cream pop. Nolan could hardly contain himself.

Here are several pics from the (sticky) experience. And by the way, he asked me to take all these pics:

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sucking her finger or praying?

I'm not sure if Alexa is sucking her finger or praying, but it could be the latter since daddy was driving ;)

Simply precious

My sweet Alexa...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Even hotter with a baby attached!

Doesn't he look even more handsome when he has an adorable baby attached to him?!

Tourists in SF

We went up to SF with the Armstrongs, one of the MANY tourists bombarding the city :). We started with some delicious good at Rome, then went for some chocolate at Tcho, then over to Ghiradelli Square for more gluttony!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tired boy

Nolan passed out in the middle of eating his lunch at Los Gatos Brewing Co.

Stories with Auntie Melissa

Stories with Auntie Melissa

Friday, June 21, 2013

Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium

Since our good friends, the Armstrongs, are visiting from Raleigh, we have been out sightseeing. It has been really nice doing all the things we should be doing on the a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Here we are at the Fisherman's Wharf because food always comes first :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"I want to hold Alexa!"

Nolan wanted to hold Alexa. So sweet!

Bathtime magic!

Alexa loves her baths!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swimming time!!

Good times at the Jodoins!!

Swimming diva!

Today, Jarrod & Jenn invited us over to BBQ and swim at their house. This was going to be Alexa's first time in a pool, so she wanted to make sure she arrives looking fabulous!

Nolan QOTD - 6/14/13

Nolan quote-of-the-day...

[Nolan asked me to turn on a flashlight since it was a bit difficult - you had to push down as you slid up the button].
N: "Mommy, turn on the flashwight."
Me: "You can do it, I'll show you."
N: "No, I can't pigure it out, I'm too wittle."

He just cracks me up!

Chillin' with dad

While Francis was just sitting and reading some instructions, Nolan hopped up and wiggled in next to him to just snuggle and relax. That boy adores his daddy!

Finger sucker

Alexa likes sucking both her thumb and her pointer finger. I know finger sucking is common for babies, but I still find it especially adorable when she does it!

Lego madness!


Alexa learned how to clap, and now claps for everything. You put some food in her mouth..clap. You give her a toy...clap. You look at her...clap.
But today, while eating dinner with my family, she actuated SAID "clap!"
She said it, then Jarrod, Jenn, Francis, and my mom all looked at each other and said, "She just said clap!!!"
Wow, not even 8 months yet. This girl impresses me every day!! :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The loving, protective brother

Nolan is so loving and protective of Alexa. It is just so sweet to watch.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Playing at the park

Oh, Good Morning!

My always happy girl! Love seeing this face in the morning!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Happiest girl in the world!

Pause....strike a pose!

Nolan playing "instruments"

Here is Nolan "playing the trumpet":

And now he is "playing the violin":

As you can see, Nolan has really enjoyed his school's music program!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gangsta', Yo!

Fun at Costco!

Alexa loves sitting in the shopping carts now where she can see all the action. She especially loved that it was a double cart - perfect for playing with her big brother!