Saturday, July 19, 2008

The little man

Mr. little man is just so much fun these days. We've been trying lots of new foods--his favorite as of late are waffles and blueberry muffins (made without egg). He is also pulling up on everything in sight, but refuses to crawl for some reason (Ryan didn't crawl until 10 months). We went today to Lebanon to spend some time celebrating Tyler's 6th birthday. While the older children played with water guns and the slip and slide, we put Alex in a bucket. He had a great time playing with his toys in his own little world. Very cute I must say.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

So proud

I don't talk about my husband much because this blog is pretty much dedicated to my children. But today seems to be the time to mention how proud I am of him. He has been doing triathlons since before we were together. I remember watching the first few thinking , "Wow, this is cool" (Understand I think it's cool, but I have no desire to do so at this point in my life.) Anyway, since he's not working, he trains about 3-5 hours a day while the kids are in daycare in preparation for the Ironman Louisville in August. This past weekend he did one of his regular 1/2 Ironman distance ones in Muncie, Indiana. The weather was horrible. It stormed and lightening was striking as he finished the swim portion. The entire bike ride was in a downpour and then it cleared up and got hot for the run portion. Amazingly enough, it was his best time by far at this race. He did AWESOME!! At the rate he's going he will be able to do the full Ironman in about 12 hours or less. That's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles on a bike, and a full (26.2 miles) marathon. And yes, that is all in one day!! I can hardly wait for the day to see him cross the finish line. How cool to be able to say that my husband is an IRONMAN!!! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as this day is quickly approaching on August 31, Labor Day weekend. (This picture is from last year at the Memphis in May Triathlon)

Monday, July 7, 2008

My baby boy is growing up so fast it seems. I took him this morning for his 9 month check up. He weighs 18 pounds 5 ounces and was 28 1/2 inches long. He's just a little smaller than Ryan was at this age (21 pounds and 29 inches) but I'm sure he will catch up just fine. He is babbling non stop and is starting to pull up on things. He doesn't seem to want to crawl, but I have no doubt it won't be long. What a fun age!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Biter biscuit

With the little man teething so hard these days, I give him anything I can to gnaw on. He really enjoys the biter biscuits. I usually have to find a huge bib, or like this day just undress to his diaper. He was so cute I had to post pictures. Then of course it's off to the bath with big brother. They are so cute together. I hope as the years go on the two will be close.