Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A daytime treat---with pictures!!

Since I don't have too much to do here at my other school, and since blogger isn't blocked, I thought I would finally post some pictures that I owe y'all. I have to pick from the ones already on my computer rather than my memory disk.

Alicia wearing her Daddy's big shoes. She then walked towards the door and tried to open the door to my apartment. These pics are from when they visited me in PA.

This picture is so cute. Alicia climbed up and did this on her own. She isn't posed although she definitely looks like she is. She is such a ham :).

Alicia having fun at nearby playgrounds. There is actually a nature trail on the grounds of our apartment complex that leads to a little park. Lynette discovered this little treasure.

Mommy and Alicia going down the slide together.

Daddy and Alicia riding a bumblebee.

I think this one is precious too. I love how they are looking at each other.

Cindy and me in one of the distorted mirrors.

Alicia's 2nd birthday party...a very Elmo birthday. Cindy went all out making cookies, candies, etc. for the party. Here is a picture of the chocolate lollipops she made. They were so good (they taste good and look good....a double treat!!).

Alica's presents also included a lot of Elmo things. I got her this Hokey Pokey Elmo that I carried on my back all day on a very hot day during the summer while Marc and I were in New York City.
Aunt Katie got her this fancy Elmo chair that turns around and talks. She loves it.

My mom got her this Elmo towel. Do you see a theme in the gifts?

Notice the big bump on Alicia's head. She did this right before her party. I was told as soon as I saw her not to mention the bump on her head. Throughout the day, several people asked her about her bump (do y'all call them eggs on the head? Lynette doesn't so I was wondering) and Alicia immediately burst into tears. It's funny how the booboo doesn't hurt unless you talk about it.

An Elmo cake made by my mother.

Look who came to the party..........ELMO!!!!!!!!!!!

Alicia giving Elmo a big kiss.

A closer look at Mom's cake. She does such an amazing job. I remember several cakes she did for our birthdays when we were young.

Alicia cuddling up to her friend Elmo. She kept grabbing his hand and putting it next to her so she was wrapped in his arms.....How cute!!

This picture is funny. Josh is wearing Elmo's head and Cindy is wearing Elmo's body.

In case you couldn't tell by now, Alicia loves Elmo. She was so excited to see him and wouldn't let him go. The person wearing the Elmo suit is one of the kids in Josh's youth group. It's funny because Alicia wouldn't have anything to do with him when he was in normal, street clothes. I guess everyone is more lovable with a furry red suit on.

Of course my Dad just had to sit on Elmo's lap.

Ok, now pictures from the Gate/ Cool Hand Luke concert in Horseheads, NY. Every month Josh's youth group has an outreach night for local teenagers. They usually have local bands play. Usually 200-300 kids come. This time they had Cool Hand Luke perform (a pretty famous Christian band). They got 300-400 kids for this one. That's pretty good for such a small area. Earlier in the day they had a church picnic (with an actual pig roast on a spit). It was cold that day and felt brisk and fresh. The promise of Fall was in the air. Little did we know that we would have 90 degree weather after that week.

Alicia throwing the bottle of water to me during the concert. She has quite an arm. I think this is a classic pitcher picture. Maybe she will play for the Red Sox someday :).

We had this fun game of banging on the table after Alicia started banging on the table. She laughed hysterically the whole time. We did it over and over again just to hear her laugh.

Alicia with her Aunt Nina. We have bonded so much lately. This picture was taken after Alicia chose for me to pick her up. I was standing with my mom, Katie (Alicia's other aunt), and Josh's mom and Alicia came over to me and put her arms up so I could pick her up. I was so happy that she chose me from all those familiar faces. It made me want to cry because I was so happy.


At 6:18 PM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

NOW i get all the elmo pictures. They uploaded onto my computer and I was sure there was a reason centered on Alicia for the Elmo theme.

At 6:02 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Those are adorable! I know exactly what you mean about wanting to cry and smile and everything when a little one chooses you - YOU - over everyone else. When my nieces pick me, you'd think I'd won the lottery, because there's no feeling like it. I think it's partly because kids are supposed to be such good judges of character, so it's a little boost to the ol' self-esteem when they do that. *sigh* I love little kids. I'll leave it at that.

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

She is so cute!


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