S: Alexander's First Year
BC: Made with love from Mommy. I hope you will always enjoy looking back at your first moments. Lots of Love Always xoxoxo
FC: Alexander James McKnight March 8, 2010 | Carl R Darnell Medical Center Fort Hood, Texas | Alexander James McKnight March 8, 2010 | Carl R Darnell Medical Center Fort Hood, Texas
1: Alexander born at 0440. My little sunshine.
2: Tristan is saying hi to his new brother. | Alexander says hi back to his brother for the 1st time. | My 2 boys. I am such a happy and proud mama. | Kicking back and relaxing with my favorite boys.
3: Alexander with his Daddy. Alexander with his brother Tristan and his Daddy. My 3 boys sitting and cuddling. Won't last long before they are all wrestling.
4: Grandma's Love
5: Grandma came to help out with Tristan while Mommy was in the hospital with Daddy getting ready for new baby brother. It was so much fun to have Grandma bring Tristan to the hospital and they were both able to hold Alexander for the first time.
6: Alexander's 1st few days at home.
8: Tristan is taking care of his new baby brother Alexander. He is being so gentle and kind. | Tristan is taking on the responsibility of feeding his brother milk from the bottle. He is such a pro! Although Tristan didn't feed him for long, he got bored of just sitting there.
9: Alexander gets ready for a walk. After his walk with Tristan he relaxes with Grandpa.
10: One of many first baths. Alexander loves bath time.
11: A little snack and then some time with big brother Tristan.
12: May 9, 2010 Your Blessing was on Mother's Day Grandma McKnight is on the left and Grandma Olson is on the right. | Blessing Day
13: Grandma and Grandpa McKnight with Alexander and Tristan | Grandma and Grandpa Olson with Alexander and Tristan
17: Growing Family. My sweet boys. May 2010
18: The last few weeks before Daddy left for Afghanistan. We went to Utah to visit Daddy's family. In Salt Lake we saw Great Grandma and your Uncle Dave, Uncle Dan, and Aunt Flavia. Uncle Dave broke his ankle right before your baby blessing. The proof is shown.
21: Alexander never liked this toy. He always ended up crying after sitting in it for awhile. Eventually he feet did touch the bottom. Alexander would rather roll, crawl or walk than be in this toy.
22: Daddy and the boys right before he left for deployment. Field caps and all. | Proud Daddy. His 2 little soldiers getting ready to say goodbye.
23: The boys lying on the bed saying hi to daddy in this picture. We sure took a lot of pictures when he was gone.
24: Grandpa and Alexander. Sleeping, playing, bathing, and just watching what is going on in the big world.
25: Grandma joins in to play in the pool with Alexander and Tristan. Mommy puts Alexander on Lucy and the dinosaur. Alexander and Tristan just love to play together. When they get older they will have a blast in the water.
27: Alexander wants to have his first bite of pizza at Chuckee Cheeses. | Dinosaurs and Cowboys? What a combo.
28: Alexander is enjoying his swing and hugging his cuddly monkey. Yes, he is teething, look at all that drool.
29: Tristan climbs in the tub with his brother to wash him up. What a good big brother. He gets so excited to help out.
32: Our Minnesota visit with Grandma and Grandpa is coming to close. It is now time to go back to Fort Hood, TX and see Daddy who was Medevac'd out of Afghanistan early.
33: Last 4 generation picture before your Great Grandmother Marian Olson passed away. Grandpa Michael Olson, Tristan McKnight, Marian Olson, Alexander McKnight, and Mommy (Rebecca McKnight)
34: Grandma's trip to bring us back to Texas. We went to the Alamo in San Antonio. Alexander is playing peek-a boo. Goodbye Summer.
35: First Christmas 2010 in Minnesota with Grandpa and Grandma Olson
36: Daddy and Alexander wrapping presents.
37: Tristan was staying at Grandma and Grandpa Olson's until we drove up for Christmas. Alexander helped us wrap many of his presents. What a good Elf.
38: Christmas morning at Grandma and Grandpa Olson's Santa was good to you Tristan and Alexander.
39: Grandma is loving you up on your first Christmas. So much to see and so much to do. Where to start only if you knew. Hmmmm
40: So many presents Alexander does not know where to start. Mommy, Daddy, and Tristan all help out.
42: Daddy made a tent for Alexander and Tristan while mommy was at Relief Society. What a day it turned out to be. Messy diaper made Tristan throw up. But the boys had fun!
43: A little daddy love with Alexander and Polly. Daddy gave Alexander and Tristan a bath. Alexander loved to put fishes in his mouth and thought it was funny. The boys love to play in the tub together and daddy did a wonderful job.
44: 1 | Alexander's 1st Birthday Cake! A dinosaur!
45: 1 | His little squash cake.
46: Alexander enjoying his very first chocolate cake! He eyes it up and digs in. YUMMY YUM
47: It took Alexander a little bit to warm up to the cake. A little coaxing and he smooshed into his little cake. Didn't eat it as fast as Tristan did but he sure enjoyed it!
48: Happy Birthday to our cute little Alexander!
49: Present time! YAY! That concludes Alexander's first year.