Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Happenings of Alexander

So I've been a bit delinquent in posting about my son. In about 3 weeks he will be a year old. Unreal.


-Finally started to crawl! (August 21st) This video is from the 23rd. (Daddy was mean at the end...)

-He also has been pulling himself to standing on nearly EVERYTHING.

-He can say doggie, duck and Da-Da, deliberately when the objects are in front of him. (Still no Mama! :( )

-He has developed new "tricks." This is what you call resourceful:

-He loves to splash in the bath...and the pool:

-He has been sleeping in his own bed for over 3 weeks now. We can put him down in the crib for a nap or even the night and he whimpers for a brief moment, and then he's out. I think he likes his new room... I think he likes his walls. :) I finally finished it at the end of July.

(The last pan shot is a little crooked, but you get the idea.)

Needless to say, the kid has totally developed his own personality and is really good at mimicking. (The new one is getting him to squint... I've got to get this on video!) Alexander waves to everything, when we wakes up, leaves a room, or truly goes bye-bye, it's so funny. He also gives kisses. Dancing and singing along to music is still one of his favorite past times. Not to mention he can always be caught reading his books...

Friday, August 08, 2008

It's the End of An Era...

After working 11 years and 8 months at the same place of business, I have decided to move on. Ultimately, my decision is based on the fact that my position was heading towards a direction that I could not see myself working through.

I accepted a job as a telecommunications analyst for the 3rd largest financial institution in the world. It will be a totally "different world than where I come from..."

I turned in my resignation on a Monday, and to my surprise they actually had me work the entire 2 weeks!

My friends were really sweet and got me a going away gift. A lovely framed, montage of my name with cut outs of words they feel emulate me. It made me cry. They took me to lunch at El Vaquero and later that evening we did a farewell Happy Hour at the usual spot, the Inn Between.

I sure will miss my friends and co-workers...and even the remnants of my company before we got acquired, but definitely won't miss the "company."

(after opening my gift)
(my gift)
(the girls...)
(Alexander @ the farewell party)