Monday, November 07, 2011

10 things... Alex edition

Since the last 10 things list was all about Clara, I thought I would make this one about Alex :-)

1. The boy has been crazy busy lately! And it's been a good crazy busy... lots of activities with friends which has just been great!

2. Alex had his first official school dance the Friday before Halloween! He had a great time and came home exhausted from all of the dancing!

3. That Saturday night, Alex and Jeff went to the Chicago Wolves game with a friend from Alex's football team. The dad is the other coach with Jeff. They had a really good time together!

Alex and his friend from football...

4. Alex got his first round of testing back from school. Their school has an "advantage hour" each day. If you're having trouble in a subject, you get additional help during this time. If you tested above grade level in everything, you get to pick an elective. Alex got to pick an elective :-) Alex got his second choice for his elective... community service projects. His group is working in our church's community garden! It's funny how small Chicago can be at times!

5. Which brings me to my next photo....
Yes, another pair of uniform pants down, sigh. If you're keeping track, the count now stands at two socks, one uniform shirt and THREE pairs of khakis! I was so excited to see that when I picked him up early from school on Monday (he had piano run through at the opera). He had trashed them during their advantage hour trip to the garden.

6. This past week was dress rehearsal week at the lyric so Alex got to wear his costume. Here he is in the boys' dressing room....
7. That night was Halloween night. Alex had insisted all month that he was too old to trick-or-treat and he just wanted to stay home. That was until around 4:30 that afternoon. Alex got a text from his friend asking him if he wanted to go trick-or-treating in about forty minutes. Forty minutes... YIKES!! We had just walked out of the opera and he had NO costume. He initially wanted to say no since he had no costume, but I told him that he if wanted to go, we would make it work. So, after a quick stop at CVS, we were on the train home to come up with a costume!

8. We brainstormed on the way home and here he is...
Benny the (skeleton) cab driver from the movie Halloweentown! Alex came up with that on his own since I've never seen the movie.

Benny the texting skeleton...
Alex with his friend and his family passing out candy while waiting to go out trick-or-treating...
They ended up going to a neighborhood for a bit that passes out full sized candy bars. Alex was very excited about that! Clara was at ballet, so she didn't go out until much later.

Alex was very glad that he ended up going and had a great time with his friend.

9. Alex's flag football photos...
Flag football season is over. He had a really great time. They made it to the championship game, but lost. The team was made up of a bunch of really great boys and they're hoping to come back together as a team in the spring. Alex's friend (from trick-or-treating) ended up playing with the team their last two games after they lost a player due to an injury. They'd play football together for a couple of hours and then hang out at our house playing video games for a couple more afterward.

10. Alex ran the Hot Chocolate 5k again this year! I still have a hard time believing that he just gets out there and does it without training, but he does!

Well... I think that catches things up for Alex!


  1. Who would choose that colour uniform pants anyway?! :)

  2. love the costume and the fact that he completed another 5K. I'm still building up the endurance to do my first!