Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'm Baaaaack!

Well, hello, everyone. I've been MIA for awhile, but I'm back now with an update on life through my eyes. Let's see, where to begin... oh, I guess I should start with the above picture. I have a big boy haircut now. I was getting a bit tired of everyone asking if I was a boy or a girl, so I had a talk with my mommy, and she agreed it was time for my first haircut (although she was sad to see all my beautiful blond curls go).

We went to a Cookie Cutters hair salon for kids. It was totally cool! They had all these cool toys and things to climb on. When it was time to get my hair cut, I sat in a car, and the lady put in a Baby Einstein video for me to watch and gave me a sucker. So far, so good. But then she started messing with my hair, and I wasn't sure I liked that too much. And then she got the clippers out, and I let her know in no uncertain terms, that I certainly didn't like those things!

Finally, it was over. She took my picture and put a lock of my hair in a little baggie for my mommy, and gave me an official "First Haircut" certificate. But I didn't care about all that -- I just wanted another sucker. Anyhow, I'm quite pleased with the results. It definitely keeps me cooler when I'm playing outside in the hot weather, and I don't get mistaken for a little girl so much. They say, "less is more," and in this case, I would have to agree. What do you think?

I have had a really fun summer. Our road trip was a blast. I got to see and do so many cool things, and I met all these people my parents say I'm related to. Now, we are living in Memphis. I really like it here. I have my own room, finally, with space for all my books and toys. I have a great big yard to run around in, and a ginormous sand-box (my mom says it is really a sand volleyball court). I also have a new friend. She lives across the courtyard from me. Her name is Mackenzie, and she just turned three. We like to play outside together and go swimming when it is hot. Sometimes, our parents trade baby-sitting, so they can go out on a date. Speaking of baby-sitting, I have a baby-sitter now that my mom has started working. She comes and plays with me two mornings a week. Her name is Miss Rachel, and we have fun together. On Wednesday, she takes me to the library for story time.

On Monday, my mom took me to the doctor for my 18-month check-up. I now weigh 26 pounds, 2 ounces, and I am 34 inches tall. That's almost 3 feet! The doctor says I am a healthy little boy. Then, I got four shots, and I did NOT like that at all! But my mom says those are the last shots I will need until I am 5, unless we go to Africa before then. I don't think I want to go to Africa, wherever that is!

That's it for now, I guess. Oh, my mom says to tell you that she updated my "Corner." Just scroll down and you'll see it in the sidebar on the right. Lots of love to everyone! -- Alex


  1. Love the update! Sounds like a very well-adjsted kid. Love you guys and hope to skype you soon.

  2. LOL! That is the sweetest and coolest blog! It's so cute! Hello, Rusty and family. Sounds like ya'll are having a blast. I loved your blogs so much I started one of my own on eblog or blogger or whatever its called. It's still sort of in the works since I'm new at navigating around, seeing what works, etc.. but anyways. I really hope to meet you in person (Laura) someday because I can see that you are such a neat gal!
    Glad you had a safe trip to memphis.
    Take care
    oh yeah, the link to my blog is

  3. Anonymous10:36 PM

    Hi Alex! This is Mackenzie. I really like your new haircut! Thank you for letting me borrow your jack in the box. He's the only thing I've really played with today. I pretend he's my baby and read books to him. You come borrow some of my toys if you want. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow, but if Mommy says it's okay, I'll be outside tomorrow afternoon. My mommy started a blog, too!
    I'm so glad we're friends!

  4. What a cutie! I can't wait to get my first haircut too! Unfortunately, mine might be a few years away. Have fun!
    Hugs and kisses, Sophia

  5. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Hi Alex,

    We are so glad that you now have a big boy hair cut. How cute you are, not that you wasn't before but what a big different. You are now on the way to being a BIG BOY. Take care of mommy and daddy and don't let them work too hard. We can't wait to see you when you are back this way, oh and try not to finish growing up before we see you again.

    love you
    Uncle Dennis and Aunt Diana

  6. Alex,
    I understand how you feel about getting your hair cut. If there are no suckers, then forget it! I am missing you a lot today. We have gotten a lot of rain in the last few days and there are some great mud puddles to stomp in. I have no one to going stomping with me.

    Tell your mom and dad hi for me and the curls will grow back.

  7. Anonymous10:37 AM

    "Shave and a hair cut..................................................................................................................TWOOOOOOOOO BITS!!!" ok ok .. minus the shave...for now. ;-) So very handsom for an almost 2yr old, pretty soon it'll be "mommmmm i don't wanna cut my bangs, makes me look dumb, and it's not cool", "shag is in sheesh".