Friday, January 22, 2010

Where is Warehouse Mouse?

If you hum along to hits by U2, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, but you still don't know Warehouse Mouse, then you need to turn off the Idol and switch over to the Disney Channel in the 'early morning' hours and look for the Cheese!

The Imagination Movers may not be as big as the Beetles, but they are way better than the Wiggles (or that big purple weird dinosaur) using their imagination to brainstorm and solve problems all to some great music. Alex rocked-out live, along with a few hundred other three-year-olds, as Mover Rich, Mover Dave, Mover Scott, Mover Smitty and their little buddy sidekick, Warehouse Mouse, impressed crowds across the country during their national concert tour this winter.

Inspired by the tunes, Alex can jam as well as any of those Mover guys. Look out Tommy, Elton, and Jimi. One, two, three, four.....a new rock legend is born.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Iceskating in North Carolina

Maybe the coolest thing to do in Charlotte, NC is to iceskate. Well, if you're three-years-old, it's the middle of winter, you've flown all the way from Los Angeles for some serious fun, and you've waited all your life to race on the ice. Alex made it around the rink one full lap and then declared himself the "winner." He spent the rest of the time ordering pizza, popcorn, chips and more at the concession stand. But, now that Alex is the expert on blades, he's ready to take on the next big challenge that life offers him. Next stop? Sledding and snow angels....or the winter Olympics?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snow Angels, Sledding and Spas in the Snow

The average temperature in Reykjavik, Iceland in December is 33 degrees Fahrenheit -- the same as Wisconsin. However, when Alex celebrated the New Year, the mercury peaked at 4 degrees on January 1, 2010 in Madison. The cold air didn't stop Alex from making snow angels and sledding -- well, for at least a few minutes. Definitely a California kid, he put on his snowsuit, threw a few snowballs at his cousin and enjoyed the free ride in the sled up the mini-hill pulled by his uncle before declaring it was much too cold for outdoor fun. He was right!

Meanwhile, back in Iceland.....back in August....the Blue Lagoon is a spa relaxing guests with geothermal sea water. Iceland's busiest spot, more than 400,000 folks bathe in hot volcanic water with secret medicinal powers that's been cooled to 92 degrees. The lifeguards wear snow suits and serve drinks along the pool's edge, just like in tropical resorts. Alex refused to take the plunge, but stood outside...screaming at the cold. He was right! The snowsuit would have been nice.