Friday, August 20, 2010

Some Firsts....

We've had lots of "firsts" recently in the Alexander household...first day of kindergarten for Jill, first day of middle school for Eli, and first day of soccer with Coach Rob for Luke! Such an exciting time for us!!!

Jill looks so grown-up and I can hardly believe she is already in "big" school.
Eli started middle school this year and here in Chelsea middle school begins in the 6th grade. He has several "firsts" this year, changing classes & having a locker - just to name a couple. He has adjusted very well and that was a great relief for his Mom!

Chelsea Park Elementary where Jill is in kindergarten. Sorry, no picture of the middle school, that just wouldn't be cool to have your Mom out in front of the school snapping pictures!

Jill with Mrs. Conn, her teacher! I know she has no idea how much we have prayed and continue to pray for her as she teaches our little princess!

And now for Luke! He has been asking to play soccer since he could talk and finally for his third birthday, we signed him up for soccer with Coach Rob. It is an instructional soccer program called Turf Tykes for 3 & 4 year olds. Next year I am sure he will be on the real soccer field showing all the U6 players how it is done!

He could do this ALL day, EVERY day and never get tired of it!!!

Eli's goal is for he and Luke to play in the World Cup together one day. Watch for them!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Luke's Third Birthday - Ahoy, Mateys

The littlest member of the Alexander Crew turned three on August 2nd and we celebrated like a bunch of pirates! Leading our crew was the fearless Captain Chaos - also known as Luke!

We enjoyed some yummy pirate ship cake...

Watermelon and grape cannon balls & pirate swords with dip.
We left our loot on the deck of the ship.
And hoped that our loot was acceptable so that we didn't have to walk the...Plank.
We dug for treasure
with our pirate friends...
and found lots of loot to take home!

A great time was had by all and Captain Chaos was one happy birthday boy!

He even gave us a thumbs-up!

Thank you to all our friends and family who came to help us celebrate Luke's special day! It is hard to believe he is three already and preschool is just around the corner! We love you Luke - to infinity and beyond!

Summer is Coming to an End...

As summer draws to an end, Jamie and I took one last opportunity to do something special with the kiddos that is not as easy to do while they are in school. He and the boys along with PaPaw went to dinner and then a Birmingham Barons baseball game. As many of you know Luke is really into baseball right now so he was super excited! The pitching coach even brought him over a baseball before the game started and now it is his most prized possession. Jamie was good enough to remember to take some pictures so I will share a few of those.
Luke showing off his baseball.
Luke and Papaw
Taking it all in...
While the boys took in a little baseball, Jill, Nanny and I went to see Ramona and Beezus! I don't know who was more excited about this, me or Jill! The movie was the BEST and will certainly be one that we add to our home collection! After the movie we hit Hobby Lobby and picked up a little fabric and then on to dinner at Zaxbys. It was so good to have some girl time and Jill and I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with Nanny! Unfortunately, Mom forgot a camera and didn't take a single picture so there are not any pictures from our outing. Don't worry though, tomorrow is the first day of school and rest assured there will be pictures to share tomorrow! Kindergarten and Middle school - not sure if I am ready for this! All prayers will be greatly appreciated, for my children, for me, and for their teachers! Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Nanny!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Nanny! Happy Birthday to you...and many more!!!

Today is Nanny's birthday and we would like to all wish her a VERY happy birthday! We know you are having a blast at "The World's Longest Yard Sale!" Jamie says to pick out something really nice and we will reimburse you for it...he is so thoughtful! Really though, when you get home we will take you out for a yummy dinner! We love you bunches and think you are just the BEST!