30 December 2008

Here we go again...

Hello everyone (familia and friends):

Alex is now learning to obey us...sort of. Inna has now taught all of us one easy and useful phrase in Russian: Not allowed (don't ask me to spell it). Alex loves to push the buttons again and again but then finally backs off. All he does is stare at either one of his parents as he proceeds to touch tree ornaments, electronic devices, his dad's ingrown big toe (which hurts like crazy...) all with his characteristic angelic grin, seven teeth, and curious look. He has also learned how to look down his mom's shirt (which we hope he doesn't do in public...cross our fingers).

The rest of Mike's family had a chance to see the new Alex, El Dude. He laughed, kicked in mid air, and screamed happily while surrounded by wrapping paper. His aunts, uncles, and grandparents spoiled him like only they can do. He also thinks his cousins Josh and Vince are cool.

Yes, he is growing like a dandelion but without the shedding bits of pollen (or whatver that stuff is). And he's still cuter than a bug's ear.

22 December 2008

Alex and Christmas


Whining after being told to leave the gifts and ornaments alone...cute little diablito.

Christmas update for anyone that checks this...

The Dodges (Alex, Inna, and Mike) are doing well. It is snowing like dandruff from a high school computer geek. We are relaxing as far as Alex permits. He keeps us laughing with his little antics. He is a true gusanito/chervyak/worm. He is an angel from heaven.

Inna survived indentured service at BYU's ELC and is currently preparing an Armenian 330 Advanced Course at BYU (and only getting paid a slave's wage). Nevertheless, her employment is a tremendous blessing...even though you can see the shackles' scars on her wrists and ankles...still...

Mike survived a brutal semester and is still waiting for his Ethnic Conflict and Jurisprudence grades. He has one semester left before graduation! Miracles happen. He still works at Macey's and enjoys facing as much as anyone can, listening to conspiracy theories from his Muslim co-worker.

We are alive, happy, and ready for the new year. Despite all of the challenges, the Lord has been very merciful with us. We couldn't ask for more. So...have a wonderful, merry Christmas.

The Dodges

P.S. Alex now crawls but still prefers the upper body workout of thump-dragging. He now says Mumumumum and Da da da A LOT...in between his giggles and cries. Cute kid...

Alex 'Don King' Dodge


Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe...

Los tres payasos

What can we say? We shouldn't be so darn happy to see gas under $2.00...but heck, we are.
Nefertiti?
Yo, what's up?
Doesn't he look like a joker?
Now that's what you call a bowl of cereal...

Alex, pre-Sacrament Meeting


El Guapo y su Mama Bonita...


Double trouble...

The perp...


What?!!??


Ah ha! Caught!

Just look at those cheeks!!!




Just adorable...


Alex...post-Church...and still chillin'

02 December 2008

Even more pics

First foods...squash...mixed with his favorite: rice cereal.
Once again...his favorite thing, blowing...and looking cute.

Some more pics...

Sleeping...with the King all to himself...chillin' like a villain
NO WAY!!!!
snore snore snore...the diablito sleeps
In his favorite toy, the ExerSaucer, doing his favorite thing, standing and smiling!

28 September 2008

The happy prisoner...for awhile...

I put Alex in his crib while getting ready for school...and this is what I saw next...the prisoner pose.
Posing like a little homey...
And eating the bar...
First tastes of Gerber squash...and the faces were classic...
Protesting...even after his Mommy changed the food to rice cereal...

Cheese!!

with Grandpa

and Nana

What a cutie!

Look at the little horns...
...and the tail...
...and Raaaaaaaaaaaarrrr!
El Dude

Speechless...just speechless!

One of our favorite pictures of Alex...and doing his favorite things (smiling and laying on his gut)

What's up?

18 August 2008

Born in 2008!!!


Too bad he's wearing the wrong color...but he doesn't know any better (nor did Wal-Mart, for not carrying a blue one...)

You leave Alex alone, post-nap, and anything can happen...



17 August 2008

El Dude

El Dude...continued...
Yum yum yum!!!!
Uhhhhhh..Alex, what are you doing?
Alex and Mommy...looking adorable and DEVILISH
Alex the Cutie becomes Alex El Dude...
And shows Mommy who is boss...
Right before he slobbers on her nose, too...

And now for the glasses...
Alex...doing one of his favorite things, smiling while bathing. We have posted the PG pics (saving the embarrassing ones for his significant other(s)).
Alex, content, before his Mom fully rinses him...
Looking drenched here...and drunk...
Once again, blowing...
...and letting Mommy know he doesn't approve...