Monday, October 18, 2010

Your 12 week Alex Fix

Alex has some cool new tricks to share with you! He has been working on them for the last few weeks, but is now starting to have a few of them mastered...

He holds some toys and brings them to his mouth... but whether he's aware that his hand is holding the toy is anyone's guess...


Swatting at a toy, every now and then he catches it!


Alex now flips over with every attempt at "tummy-time..."






Take two...


Whoa!


How many times are your gonna to try this tummy-time thing???

Country Drive

We took a trip out to the country this past weekend to check out past-peak Autumn and see what the farmers are up to...


Farmer humor...


We enjoyed our country drive very much. Alden was in search of a combine cutting down all this corn, and even brought his toy combine to share in the experience. We did find a combine hard at work, but forgot to take a picture of it...


Yes, we stole corn. Don't tell anyone!


A memento to take home for our Autumn collection...


Thursday, October 14, 2010

11 weeks old...


...and getting stronger every day!

Alex's first long-ish hike!

Alex and I hiked with my friend Kim along the east bluff of Devil's Lake yesterday. Alex has been on little hikes in our local arboretum before, but this was his first hike up and down a cliff! He tolerated the Ergo carrier for a few good hours, fussing here and there a bit, but mostly sleeping and feeding...it was the perfect, peak Autumn outing.


Nursing in the forest...



The marvelous view on the east bluff...we did it, Alex!


Heaven is a place on Earth...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Proof?...Or just my silly son?

Today on our walk, after watching two dogs hop into the back of a car, Alden announced that "Next time," he is going to be a dog so that he "can go for car rides and swim in the lake." Next time? I asked him if he was telling me that he was planning on being a dog "next." He smiled "Yes," very matter-of-fact. Does he understand something we don't...?