I read a blog today and it made me cry. There are heartbreaking stories out there and I want you to know every single day how thankful I am for you and how much I love and adore you. I am so happy to be your mom. Your love and happiness radiates and fills my heart. I pray I do the same in return for you.

I love you sweet girl,


Lexi Happenings

Lexi is now 10 months. After visiting with a 4 week old this evening I am totally 100% in shock at how fast it goes. She shows affection towards Jason and I now. She loves us for being her mom and dad rather than just the people who hang out with her all the time. She kisses us, pulls up on us, grabs for us, and may even cry a little if one of us leaves. I am officially counting the beginning of September as when she said her first word. She may pronounce it like a little hick, but it counts. She says, "hiah" for "hi." She waves as she says it and she greets pictures, Andie, Molly, or really anyone with the country tone. Amongst all of her toys she is able to pick out Molly, Mia, a ball, and the cow puppet. Her feet smell like actual feet and I love it! She had her second music class today and wowed me once again. She seems too young to "get it" and participate, but she does. She has a favorite song (the video posted shows the end of one song and the beginning of her favorite). She is growing up so fast. Life is amazing.


Lexi's Favorite Things

Lately, Lexi loves to:
  • "Kiss the baby."
  • Wave and say "hi" and "bye."
  • Find and kiss her stuffed monkey, "Molly."
  • Find and chase Andie.
  • Climb the stairs.
  • Pull up on everything.
  • Eat everything that is non-edible; i.e., grass, carpet, fuzz.
  • Clap after each bite of real food.
  • Stand in her crib.
  • Hear, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" during diaper changes.
Also, her top right tooth has made an appearance! The top two have been a little tough on her. She is getting through it though and we can't wait to see her precious smile with more little teeth!


Music Together

Lexi and I went to our first Music Together class today. We both loved it! The class has 3 toddlers, 2 smaller babies, and Lexi. She is the only crawler in the class (the 3 older ones walk). It was amazing to watch her in a "classroom." We sang, played the drums, danced, played with shakers, triangles, and tons of other musical instruments. Lexi sang all the way home and we can't wait to go back in two weeks!

During the class I felt myself tear up as Lexi participated. I was so proud of her for catching on so quickly and I enjoyed watching her learn and have fun. Boy, I will be a mess when she graduates high school, or even kindergarten for that matter!