Monday, October 27, 2008

Alex...he's officially a 2 year-old terror!

Our little Alex turned 2 yesterday and yes, as Mom Carver said..."he's officially a 2 year-old terror" or as my side of the family would call him, a little Tsunami.
I can't believe how fast time has gone by. All day yesterday I was thinking of the morning at the hospital when they handed me this little boy wrapped up in a blanket, and I could not believe I was the mother. While the thought was a little overwhelming at that time, I couldn't stop crying because it truly was the most amazing feeling to experience.
During stressful times while going to school and working, this little boy has brought us so much joy. He makes our day with his cute smile and sweetness. We love you Alex!!

Alex's birthday cake

Birthday presents from mommy and daddy and family members

Alex looks so grown up in this picture :(

Alex and his favorite buddy

Blowing his birthday candle...he actually did it without any help

Talking Farm birthday present from Grandma Carver

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Fest

I think some of you would agree when I say that kids make the holidays even more exciting. Last year PJ and I didn't even carve a pumpkin because we were so busy, but now that Alex is a little older he's making sure we are more festive around this time of the year. Here are some pictures of our decorated funkins at home, and our real pumpkins we carved with my sister, her husband Andrew and her kids while they were visiting this past weekend. We all had a chance to go to a pumpkin patch and it was a TON of fun! I've never been to one before so it was my first time to go pick pumpkins to carve and go through the corn maze.

Happy Fall Everyone!!

My little niece Noelani and her cute chubby cheeks

My sister, my mom and I

My three scarecrows

Alex in pumpkinland looking for the perfect pumpkin

Alex found his perfect pumpkin and he's not letting go as you can see

Our little family...Alex looks dead tired towards the end

Alex saying goodbye to the pumpkin patch

My brother-in-law Andrew..."the artist"...

Liah's bat

My ghost (with a lot of help from Andrew)

Andrew's pirate ship (my favorite)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hogle Zoo

So we've been dying to take Alex to the zoo and we finally came through on that promise a few weeks ago. Alex loves 'anmals' -as he calls them- so you can just imagine how much fun he had watching the real thing instead of just the T.V. animations of bears, elephants, and monkeys. We took our stroller with us but we decided to just let Alex walk around and we were amazed by how well he did by staying by mommy and daddy. The park wasn't full either so we felt comfortable by letting him explore a little more. Alex loved watching all the animals but he really enjoyed watching this cute little squirrel the most. That squirrel moved so quick from one side of the glass room to the other, and Alex was just fascinated by it. I think the squirrel reminded of him because he does the exact same thing at home, run from one room to another like someone is chasing him. I've learned it's the way a 2 year-old moves around. I don't have pictures of the squirrel but I did take a picture of this white alligator that was visiting Hogle Zoo during the summer. Apparently this blue-eyed white alligator is a leucistic animal (not albino) that can sunburn and that's why they kept him away from sun-light. Here are a few pictures of our little trip to the zoo.