November 30, 2013

Hanukkah

It was fun to have Hanukkah and thanksgiving overlap. 
Scott came by for a few days and we also celebrated with Karen
We tried to remember to do a gift for each night for Alden. The best one so far seems to be the checkers set... even though Alden tries to make up his own rules.

November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a small affair this year, despite being shared with Hanukkah. 
We got dressed up and had a lovely meal at Karen's house
The special treat this year were the two pheasants (instead of turkeys) that were prepared.

November 22, 2013

Elliott Walks

He has just started being able to do more than two or three steps. 
video

November 15, 2013

Elliott Hair Cut - Alden at School

Elliott got a haircut this weekend;

Before 

After

We had our first parent teacher meeting for Alden. They reported his academics are advanced, but he needs to work on social skills... basically listening, eye contact, and some impulse control... nothing serious. It was nice to meet his teacher and see his school again.

November 4, 2013

Steve's Wedding

My friend Steve got married yesterday in Houlton Maine to his special lady friend Jess. Alden and I made the trip and Ilana stayed home with Elliott. My work friends Chris and Priscilla and their sweeties also attended, which was great. 

It was a three hour drive, but it was worth it. Steve is a great guy and Alden has been asking about marriage lately. How do you get married? when can I get married? When do you know you are married? and so on. 
Alden had a nap on the way up. He ran round the ceremony-seating like a rat stuck in a maze before the opening. He was very well behaved during the ceremony, bet was very anxious to see Jess and asked 'is that Jess?' when each bridesmaid entered. 
The ceremony was short and sweet and then we went to the reception. Alden ran around the tables like crazy, was well behaved at the meal and we left at 8pm to drive home. Alden slept in car so he was ready to go the next day. I was a little beat, but enjoyed myself a lot and it was worth it.