This morning we signed Lexi up for her first dance class!  She will take ballet and tap on Tuesdays beginning this August.  This afternoon we bought tap shoes, tights, and a leotard.  On another note, tomorrow morning we will have to go back to the dance store to see if we left little puppy dog (a.k.a. "Five") at the store.  Tonight, when I put Lexi to bed she asked where her little puppy dog is...he could not be found.  He must be at the dance store.  First thing in the morning we will go see if he is there.  Lexi loves Five so much.  He is a tiny beanie baby and she sleeps with him and carries him everywhere.  When we couldn't find Five tonight, she picked up a Goofy figurine and said, "I'll sleep with Goofy.  He's a dog."  I am just heartbroken she doesn't have Five.  In fact, I put Lexi to bed 42 minutes ago and I am still kicking myself for not checking to see if she had Five before we left the store.  Lexi seems to be adjusting much better than me!  I checked online to see if we could purchase another Five.  I found one that is new and (gasp) he is $30!  I told Jason about it and he said he was heartbroken too and that we should just buy her a new one because he knows she loves him so much!  I will wait until I go by the store tomorrow to see if I can find him...hopefully he's not too lonely without his little sidekick.


Happy Birthday, Nine!

Yesterday, Nine turned one.  Today, we celebrated with a special dinner, cake, party hats (or bows rather), and a very special present for Nine.  We found a perfect pillow with her name on it.  Lexi loved shopping for Nine and picking out her cake.  We love you, Nine!

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Walsh

The wedding of the summer was on 7.23.11 when Uncle Daniel married Aunt Kristi.  They both looked wonderful and so in love.  We had a blast at the wedding and Lexi did a great job as one of the flower girls!  During the reception, Lexi danced the night away.  She sang, jumped, did hand gestures, and danced  until she reached exhaustion.  Grandma Mike and Aunt Kim drove up from Houston on Saturday and took Lexi back to the hotel for a sleep over once she was too tuckered out to dance.  It was a great weekend celebrating Uncle Daniel and Aunt Kristi!

*I will post pictures later once we get some from the newlyweds!


Catch up

So many things are happening right now...life is amazing!  This SATURDAY we will officially welcome Ms. Kristi King into our family!  Lexi is practicing this week being a "flower girl princess."  She is excited about her dress, her headband, her wand, dancing, etc., BUT I'm not quite sure what she will think about all the people turned to watch her walk down the aisle.  We'll see what happens!  Regardless of what happens with Lexi, Daniel and Kristi will be married and on cloud nine.  We are so happy for them and can't wait for their big day to get here so we can celebrate with them!

On another note, Lexi is cracking us up on a daily basis.  I really need to be better about writing down the things she says.  I know I say this often...

Here are some Lexi statements I can think of off the top of my head:
1. Tonight I tossed her PJs on the bed.  She said, "Don't throw things! You know better than that!"
2. Lexi went with me to take pictures of a house the other day.  My co-worker said, "Wow, you are a fast runner."  Lexi said, "I know.  I'm funny too."
3. Lexi hugged me and I said, "You melt my heart."  Later that day Lexi said, "I want to melt your heart" and she hugged me again.
4. We took Lexi to the pool the other day.  Two almost 5 grader girls were playing with her in the kids pool.  Later we saw them in the adult pool and she asked to go talk to her friends.
5. The other day she said, "I'm growing up so fast."
6. I took her to see "Winnie The Pooh."  She watched all the previews and kept asking when Pooh was coming on.  One minute into the movie Lexi said, "Ok, I saw Pooh.  I want to go home now."
7. Lexi was at my friend Michelle's house and they were coloring.  Lexi colored on her arm.  Michelle said, "We don't color on our bodies."  Lexi said, "Brian has color on his body" (we were just with the Ratcliff's swimming and Lexi must have noticed the tattoo on Brian).
8. Chip and his friend were at our house last night.  Chip's friend has a tattoo as well.  Lexi asked her if she could wash it off.  She said she tried, but she could not get it off.  Lexi told her she would try to get it off for her.  Chip's friend so ok.  Lexi left the room and came back with a wipe.  She tried to scrub off the tattoo with a baby wipe.

I promise to make a better effort at writing things down!  She is growing up too fast.  I really can't believe it!