We went to Virginia Beach for a week and had a great time!! Alexis and Tyler loved the water and the sand. Lex was teething which made for some really fun moods from her..but on the whole she did well. Unfortunately she has decided that she does not like to eat at restaurants and now screams bloody murder when asked to sit in a high chair, or really sit still at all!!!! I'm hoping its a phase she will be out of VERY soon, because sadly for our pocketbooks we love to eat out!!!
A bicycle built for four we rented on the boardwalk.
At a waterfront restaurant before Alexis became so opposed to them.
She was wiped at the end of the days.
She loved the water.
They actually played very well together, when Tyler wasn't out catching waves on his boogie board.
An outside fountain they played in after going to the Nauticus museum.
Tyler in front of the big guns on the USS Wisconsin.
After 11 weeks in the hospital my dad got to come home today!!! He is using a wheelchair and a walker but is doing really well. We are all so happy to have him home!!!
Tyler discovered a new love. Skateboarding. How did I get so lucky? Makes me think that las months staples will not be the first. He is just learning how to ride one but is already at the skate park going up and down the hills and stuff.
Lex had fun playing with rocks in the rain garden.
We went to the zoo today to meet up with some other mommies. We of course were running so late we didn't get together with them at all but the kids seemed to have fun. Unfortunately about half of the exhibits we went to were closed so they didn't actually get to see that many animals. I think we're going to try again during the week so that its not so crowded and we can get to more of the animals.
The seals and sea lions are my favorite. Unfortunately today they weren't really do much of anything!
This is Lex looking at a bear. Who was actually awake and moving a little bit.
Our poor baby had to get allergy testing. We took her in because she had this horrible rash/excema all over her poor little body. We thought it was allergy related so we went in to figure out what in the world we were feeding her that was messing her up so much. Good news is the only extra thing she is allergic to that we didn't know about is dust mites. She was such a good sport about the whole thing. It also turns out that the other stuff all over her body is a fungal infection that has gotten infected in places. We make a mixture of neosporin, lotrimin, and cortisone and spread it all over her poor little body. Now she has to take a medicine which she HATES and she has to take a teaspoon of it every night.
The big patch (1,2) is peanuts (bad allergy to that!!!)
In non baby/kid related news I finished my classes for my Applied Behavior Analysis certificate. Now I just have to do my supervision hours (1500) and pass the exam and I'll be a board certified behavior analyst:)
The party was a blast!!! Lexi's little friends were so cute, she had so much fun opening her presents (well attempting to - the other kids were pretty fast helpers), eating the cake, and running around like a the little madwoman she is!!!
Sharing and feeding chips to her friend.
Lexi and her little buddies.
She started out all neat and tidy...
But in true one year old fashion she was a wonderful mess by the end.
We had a great family birthday party today in my dad's rehab room. I'm so bummed because Ciara forgot the camera so I took all these pics with my mom's but she uses a different kind of memory card and I can't download it onto my computer.
We took our favorite chicken and cupcakes (Lexi had a vegan one) and I think everyone had a good time. Since I can't upload the pics from then I'll post the ones from our Fourth of July celebration with my dad. We had a "picnic" and Tyler did poppers and snakes:)