Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Aleck had a virus last week, and this week he has learned that he can climb into the kitchen chair and then onto the table. Needless to say, I have been pretty busy.
We went to the North Texas Scottish Festival last weekend. Tom's bagpipe band is one of the big events. The Scottish Festival is one of Tom's favorite weekends of the year. Despite the heat, we all had a great time. We bought Aleck his first kilt and sporran. A sporran is a leather pouch that hangs from the waist. I call them a man purse. Since the kilt doesn't have pockets, the sporran is where guys keep keys, cell phones, and money. I think Aleck will just keep a juice box in his sporran. I was worried about AJ getting sunburned and he kept taking his hat off and throwing it on the ground. Putting AJ's hat back on became a game, as you can see in the picture of him hanging on the tent rope.
Aleck had a blast playing and dancing to the live music. He kept trying to run up on stage while the bands where playing. In one picture you can see Aleck holding a drumstick walking towards a hand drum that was sitting beside the stage. AJ wanted to play that drum so bad and I had to keep him from hitting it. The drummer was sitting on stage and he kept laughing at AJ.
AJ loves attention and is already a little performer. Several strangers came up and asked if they could take a picture of AJ. He had so much fun dancing with Olivia, the five year-old daughter of a friend. In the picture of Olivia leaning over AJ she was trying to help him stand up and he leaned forward to try to kiss her. We made such a big deal when AJ started giving hugs and kisses so now he kisses everything! Today he was kissing his Elmo sprinkler. AJ also got his picture taken with a pirate.