Tuesday, June 22, 2010

9 months old!

Stephanie here.

There have been lots and lots of changes in our lives over the past few weeks, including Alexander turning 9 months old on Saturday! To start, here are the stats from his appointment today:

head circumference: 46.5 cm (80th percentile)
height: 29.5 in
weight: 19 pounds (25th percentile)

The doctor said he looks great and is very pleased with how he is growing and developing!

A few other notes about Alexander:

*He's CRAWLING! Last Sunday (June 13th), he was on his stomach for "tummy time" and that morning, he just took off! Even though it's an army crawl, which looks like it would take forever to get around, he's becoming quite a speed racer!

Here's a silly video of the very first day of him crawling (he's much faster now!):


video

Also, yesterday I found two of his bottom teeth coming in! We can finally say that he's teething!! People have been telling us that he has been teething pretty much since he was born because of how much he drooled.

And a few pictures:
Check out Alexander's shirt. That's what happens when your mom is an awful housekeeper and you crawl around on the nasty floor. (I'm on the hunt for a good mop - suggestions welcome!)















with Aunt Lexi on a visit to Grandma & Grandpa Rezsnyak's. It'll be so fun to have cousin Brayden to play with when he comes into the world!


















Don't you have this much fun when you're wearing your bathrobe?!





















In other news:
-there are 27 days until my last day of work (and I'm only working 12 of them!). Crazy!!
-we're moving into my parents house in August until our house is built next spring/summer (we'll be saving loads and loads of money and will be able to be close to the land as the building is happening)
-we're going to Alaska this summer to spend a little more than a week with Matt & Martina! We'll be gone July 25 - August 3 and we CAN NOT WAIT!

Life is good.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Star Game

A few years back, Stephanie and I were riding together in a vehicle. And we started to notice how many people had those decorative stars hanging on there houses. We'd drive by a house and say "there's one!" "Oh my gosh, there another one!" "There's another star there too!" It wasn't long before we would just yell out "STAR!" at the top of our lungs every time we saw one. And a new game was born. We officially called the game Star Search, partly because you are searching for stars, partly because I think I'm funny and Star Search was the original American Idol/America's Got Talent show from years gone by when I was a kid, although, now-a-days most everyone just calls the game "the star game." The game spread quickly! We mentioned it to our friends and they loved it! Some of them even taking it all the way across the country to Alaska and also to Maine. Other friends sharing it with their friends and youth groups around the area. It got bigger than we ever thought it would. In fact, we had no intention of it becoming anything beyond a Rezsnyak family car game. It became so big that people would every now and then teach us the game! It was crazy!

I only mention this, not because I'm looking for the fame and fortune that is due me, that's for the birds, but because as of late there have been a few people, even those close to us, that have made allegations that we did not invent this game. You can call me a liar all you want, you'll be wrong, but I can deal BUT I will not sit idly by while anyone insinuates that my wife is a liar!

So be sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Scott and Stephanie Rezsnyak together, certainly invented the Star Game.

Now, whether or not Dave Waite coined the phrase "gym-class hero"? I don't think that one will ever really be settled.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Birthday Wishes!

For my birthday I'm raising money for Haitians Children's Home! Please follow the link to read more about it and consider donating! Click Here!

More about the Charity here:
http://haitianchildrenshome.blogspot.com/
More about the Mangine's here:
http://www.mangine.org/