irish cream

Lexi named another doll the other day.  Her name is "Irish Cream."  Yep, that's the baby's name.  She also stated that "Irish Cream" is eight thirty years old.  Perhaps I should have taught a lesson on time verses fractions, but I didn't.  I smiled instead.

i have something special...

Lexi just said, "I have something special for a very special person who loves anthropologie and has a daughter who is four.  That's you, mom!"  I wonder sometimes why God gives me so many blessings.


lexi laughs

Yesterday Lexi said, "I know why God holds us in is hands when we get to heaven...so we don't fall from the sky!"

A couple of days ago Lexi said, "I'm ready to be 4 and a half, or 6 and a half, or 17 and a half!"

be still my heart


4 years old!

Yesterday after Jason got home we took Lexi to the toy store to spend some of her birthday money.  On the way we stopped and took a couple photos to document this very special day.  Lexi is wearing an outfit she received from my childhood friend, Michelle and her family.  It is precious and SO Lexi...I love it!

After pictures and toy stores we went to dinner.  Lexi's request: pizza and ice cream.  Once we got home we played more and snuggled on the couch and watched a movie.  It was a perfect ending to a great birthday.  Love you Lexi Lou!  Happy birthday to my one and only Sunshine!!

Now for a little q + a with a 4 year old:

What is your favorite dinner?
Chicken and dumplings

Favorite color?
Purple and pink

Favorite number? 

Favorite animal?

Favorite song?
New Fresh Beat Band music

Favorite book?
All of my books

Favorite show?
Dora the Explorer 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What is Daddy's job?
He works, he showers, he gets ready.  I don't really know what else.

What is Mommy's job?
Take pictures!

What do you like to do for fun?
Go to the park

What makes you laugh?

Can you tell me a joke?
Knock knock.  Who's there?  Cat.  Cat who?  Are you glad to see me flying a car?  

What makes you sad?
When it's time to go to bed

What college do you want to go to?
Texas Tech

happy 4th birthday party, sunshine!

I simply can't believe Alexi is now 4.  The years have flown by just as everyone warned us.  She is a kid...baby and toddler years are officially behind us.  Alexi is loved by so many and it showed this weekend at her party.  The house was filled with kids and adults who adore our child and that makes my heart happy.  If fact, I have tears in my eyes as I type this.  Unfortunately, Jason had to be in El Paso to work a freelance college football game for Lexi's party on Saturday.  Thankfully, he was able to return yesterday afternoon to spend her actual birthday with her.  On Friday, Grandma Mike and the Lee's drove to Dallas to help me with the party and to celebrate with Lexi.  On Friday night after dinner Aunt Kim began the cake making process.  She made a rainbow cake for the party and everyone helped!

The party started at 2:00 on Saturday.  We had a long sign that read, "Happy Birthday Lexi, We Love You!"  All the kids colored on it and colored on an umbrella for Lexi.  Once the coloring was over we headed outside for pictures and limbo.  The plan was for the kids to run through the sign, but the wind was so strong it tore the sign apart.  :(

After limbo, we headed inside for cake and presents.  Lexi received SO many nice gifts and we are so thankful!  Lexi said it was the best birthday EVER!!

I'm sad about the lack of photos.  Next year I'll take more pictures.  :)



My favorite month is here!!!  SO much happens in November...Lexi's birthday, Thanksgiving, family time, and decorating for Christmas!!  I love my sweet November.  :)

halloween 2012

Lexi was a Pop Star this year and rocked it!!  She came up with her own costume idea and Jason and I helped bring it to life.  We bought the costume at Toys R Us, bought some pink and purple hair spray, and she decided to wear her star clip, sparkly boots, jewelry, and brought her microphone along.  She is SO spunky and I love it!!  We went house to house and she said, "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you" in her microphone.  After we went around the block (remember, Lexi does not like candy so we don't want a lot in this house because J and I will end up eating it!) we sat at the end of our driveway and Lexi passed out candy.  She really liked that part too!  It was a great Halloween and Lexi is already looking forward to dressing up again next year.  :)