Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Terrific Twelve

Guess who's turning TWELVE?!

If you guessed Alex, then you are correct!

I can hardly believe myself that its been twelve years. I still remember when he was a drooling toddler scribbling on my walls. And now he's entering the pre-teen era.

I'm blessed to have Alex as my oldest child though, because he helps a lot!
He is a caring, trustworthy kind of kid.

12 Fun Facts About Alex:
*Alex was actually due March 9th, but as is my "norm" -he liked that last week of February. ;)
* He would have been a BIG baby if he had gone up to his due date or it was, he was just 2 oz. shy of 9 lbs.
* He had horrible eczema as a baby/toddler and we'd have to tape socks on his hands at night. But those didn't even work. Many baby pictures I have of him, he has scracthes all over his face. :(
* He had a scary ashtma attack when he was just over a year old. He had to be life-flighted via helicopter to a bigger city hospital. I wasn't even there! I was at a training for work. It was super scary to get that call and then hop on the plane in the wee hours of the morning to join him and my mom in the PICU. :( He was there for three days, but he  never had another asthma attack after that. Weird.
* He's scared of the dark ;) (Shhhhh Don't tell him I told! hehe)
* He's half Native American (thus the dark coloring...incase any of you didn't know and were wondering)
* I was a teen single mom with him for two years until I met my hubby!
* Alex hates spaghetti and Dorrito chips. Weird kid, huh?!
* Alex loves animals, especially reptiles. He desperately wants a snake. ummm no.
* Alex is learning to play the piano this year and his teacher says that he's very "musically talented", something he and Brayden have in common. I don't know where they got it from though! Not me!
* Alex "hacked" into the school computers in 1st grade. Really he just saw the teacher's password and memorized it, then used it later to change his reading scores to 10,000 words per minute. But the teacher wouldn't admit that he could have seen her password, and instead she accused him of "hacking". The school comp. tech. team had to go and change all the passwords on the computers.
* Alex is allergic to least according to the allergy test he got a few years back. He reacted either through skin/scratch test or blood test to all the allergens they tested him for. And there was a LOT. He's taken two allergy shots a week, then eventually every other week, for the last five years. This should be his last year for that. :) His allergies are a LOT better!!

Okay on to the pictures!

Birth Day, going home from the hospital!

Year one - so cute!

Second birthday - what a ham!

Third Birthday - And that night I went into labor with his first brother :)

Fourth birthday, the first combined birthday party :)

Fifth Birthday

Sixth birthday

Seventh birthday...ya got a little something on your face...

Eighth birthday

Ninth Birthday

Tenth Birthday...enter Mr. Cool

Eleventh Birthday...he didn't know the bow was on his head, haha

Number 12!! Happy Birthday Alex!
My goofy guy!


1 comment:

Simply, Sarah said...

What fun pictures!

Happy birthday Alex!

Did you know that spaghetti and Doritos are Anthony's favorite?!