One of my new favorite days of the week is Thursday because that means tomorrow is FRIDAY!!  This morning after I dropped off Lexi I went to the gym and then Trader Joe's.  I picked up a ton of fresh ingredients to make Paleo crock pot chili, a harvest salad, and some pumpkin cornbread for Jason and Lexi (I'll have to try a little bit of course because it smells amazing).  After school today we have a play date with the Harmons and then we will come home and dinner will be done, we will give Lexi a bath, go to bed, and then wake up to Friday!!  Tomorrow is POP homecoming (yay! goooooooo eagles!!) so I'm going to go to the pep rally in the afternoon and then we will enjoy the Friday night lights with Lexi and her kindergarten friends.  I'm so glad it is Friday eve and that dinner is already done for tonight and tomorrow!!


everything i need to know...

They say, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.  We are about 6 weeks into kindergarten and Lexi has already started to truly blossom.  She amazed us before kinder, but she has grown so much academically, emotionally, and spiritually in 6 short weeks.  Just a few examples:

Lexi's artwork was cute last year, this year it is incredible.  She can picture something in her head and then draw or paint it on paper (and we know what it is without "hints").

Her "kindergarten" handwriting is precious.  They are learning D'Nealian.  It is characterized by a slant and "cattails" that help with the transition to cursive.  Lexi loves her some cattails!!

Last year Lexi wanted to be a teacher.  This year she wants to create, develop, and run a school.  Last year Lexi wanted to be a contestant on "The Voice," this year, Lexi wants to be a judge.  I'm seeing a pattern here and I like it.  :)

Lexi's manners are finally being vocalized almost all the time without us having to remind her!!  This is HUGE.  We have never understood how she could remember the smallest detail about an event when she was 3, but would forget to say "please" when asking for something.

Lexi has now admitted about 3 times that she is indeed tired.  Now don't get me wrong, Lexi still wants to stay up all night, but admitting she is tired is something I thought I would never hear from our girl.

This year is flying by, but I guessed right...it is one of my very favorite seasons.  Life is good.



Tonight at dinner Lexi randomly said, "Mom, you're more than a mom.  You're a superhero." 

My heart stopped.  I smiled ear to ear and gave her a giant hug.  Right after I wrote it down so I wouldn't forget to blog it.  I hope I'm still her superhero when she is 18.  ;)


these two...

My world.  My heart.  My loves.