The weather today was beautiful and Alexis got to spend her afternoon outside playing in the yard. I hooked her up with a cheap plastic lawn mower and some garden tools and we set out for the front yard to plant some violas. Three neighbors stopped to say "hi", all of which she ignored. Funny how when we go to the mall or grocery store she waves, blows kisses, and says "hi" to everyone in sight, but in her own yard she clams up.

The highlight of the afternoon, in my opinion, was the moment when Alexis got over her fear of dirt and grass. She fell in the yard and got up all by herself. Before, she would have sat with her hands in the sissy girl position waiting for me to help her. Later, she actually stuck her hands in some dirt and mushed it around. She kept going back for more dirt to mush, so I think we may be over the "I must not touch anything which may tarnish my gorgeous little hands and nails" phase.

So how's this for a little like Father, like Daughter moment . . .

Comfy chair . . . check
Big screen TV . . . check
Remote in hand . . . check
Feet up on furniture they shouldn't be on . . . check


Sunny Days are on the Way

There's a vicious rumor floating around that weather is about to finally seem spring-like. If that's the case, you can bet that Alexis and I will be going to the park ASAP. She's all about playing on the jungle gyms and slides. She's not much of a fan of the swings, but running around and climbing is right up her alley.


Just Like Daddy

Earlier today, Daddy was commenting on how he has to be careful what he does in front of Alexis since she has started to mimic everything. He was talking about the fact that she now can remove a DVD from it's case, turn on the DVD player, push the open button, place the DVD in the correct spot, and close the DVD player. She's only missing one step in the whole process--she doesn't know which buttons to push on the remote. But she knows the remote is involved because she grabs it. The timing of Daddy's revelation could not have been better. At that very moment, Alexis was standing two feet from the TV watching a movie with a hand down her pants. Like father, like daughter.