Farewell 2014, hello 2015!! After welcoming our sweet Sol in February, we’ve realized how quickly time flies. It’s been an exciting 11 months, and we’re all looking forward to celebrating Sol’s 1st birthday on February 15, 2015. Our lives have changed immensely! Whenever we have time, you’ll find us all together in Sol’s playroom or bedroom. He started using his walker in November and every now and again he gets an itch to pridefully march through the house. His favorite toys are balls and board books. One of his favorite activities is opening and closing doors…until he realizes that he can’t open them again! He’s figuring out some of the toys that require thought, like his ball chute. It’s so neat watching him learn!
Thanks to the Southwest Companion Pass and Sol flying for free, we didn’t slow down with traveling. Sol’s quite the flyer!! Caleigh and Sol accompanied David in June to a conference in Orlando, where they had a chance to see Nana and Lito and visit Disney’s downtown. At 6-months, we took Sol to Puerto Rico for some much needed family time. In October, David took Caleigh and Sol for their first visit to Plantation, FL, where Nana and Lito live. In December, the family traveled to Bethesda, MD to visit friends and then to Fredonia, NY to spend the holidays with the Orloff’s, Ryan’s, and Nana and Lito Alevy. This family is not slowing down!We made a couple of trips to Destin, FL as well. We visited over the summer with Pat Pat, Bubbe, Lito, and Nana. Sol loved the attention! We returned for the Thanksgiving holiday with the Rathmell family. Sol loved going out and playing in the sand.
David celebrated 15 years at Infinity in August and he’s 1 semester away from finishing the IEM program at UAB. With his love of learning and passion in rental investments, he’s already talking about taking a local real estate course. He has ambitions of expanding his slum empire!
Caleigh has completed 23 hours in her graduate program and has taken an internship with Children’s Aid Society this semester. She has been able to keep a few massage clients around her school schedule and Sol’s daycare/napping schedule. She still has around 37 hours to complete her Masters in Social Work, but she is determined to finish! It’s very doable, especially since UA offers the program online.
Azaria continues to be a great companion for our Alevy family. We have trained her to behave like other grown up puppies and are very proud of her accomplishments. She loves her Sol and he loves crawling on her. As David loves to tell everyone, she uses kisses as her defense mechanism. Unfortunately, Sol LOVES her kisses! They’re great playmates and we love seeing their bond grow.
2014 was an exciting and adventurous year for all of us and we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store…starting with a baby brother or sister for Sol in July!!
Much love to all, David, Caleigh, Sol, and Azaria Alevy