I woke lexi up this morning by singing her "happy birthday." She told me "not yet" and rolled over. Once I got her out of bed I surprised her with candles in a pumpkin loaf. Shortly after that we were off to school! I'm going to bring her warm Mac and cheese for lunch because the cold front came in last night and it is freezing!! When we got to school Mrs. De had decorated for Lexi's special day. I'm so very thankful we have a teacher who will love on Lexi extra special today!!


Q&A the night before lexi turns six

Lexi's favorite:
Song: "You are my Sunshine"
Season: Winter
Movie: "Frozen"
Show: "Peppa Pig"
Vegetable: Peas *Note: She will eat all vegetables except sweet potatoes.  She eats green veggies (except peas) with her hands.  Not sure why, but I don't redirect since she loves them!!
Candy: Skittles
Color: Rainbow (pink mostly)
Sport: Ballet
Thing to do with daddy: Play golf
Thing to do with mommy: Be at home and snuggle
Restaurant: Market Street (salad bar and eat outside)
Holiday: Christmas

What do you want to be when you grow up? A photographer and a mom.
How many kids do you want?  One.
Girl or boy and name?  Girl.  Alice Marie.
Where do you want to go on our next vacation?  The beach.
Do you know how much I love you?  Yes I do, but I love you more.


lexi is six (well in 24 hours).

Five was hard for me.  Five was a milestone.  It was the year she would start kindergarten and be with someone else more hours in the week than she was with me.  Well, six is hard for me.  Six is a milestone also.  Every birthday is.  Even though she has technically been closer to 10 than a newborn for a half a year, it's just obvious now when I say "Six." 

Even though Lexi is growing up too fast, she is still my baby.  She will still snuggle, hug, kiss, sing "You are my Sunshine" with me, and let me squeeze her in front of her friends.  I know this will all go away much too soon, but instead of thinking about that I will let my heart be full with the blessings she gives me on this day.

In six short years Lexi has developed a passion and zest for life and all things in it.  Her kindergarten teacher says she always gives 100% and I couldn't agree more.  Lexi has spirit and I don't mean the ra ra kind (although she has a ton of that too).  She has the Holy Spirit in her soul.  Of all things Lexi does well, this makes me the proudest.  She loves Jesus and it shows through her actions and words.  She cares, nurtures and is kind to all.  Her heart is beautiful and gentle.  She treats others how she wants to be treated.  She has a brain that can comprehend the unknown because she has faith. She amazes me and I thank God for choosing me to be her mom countless times a day.

 *Photos by Zoe D. Photography.



our elsa

This year for Halloween, Lexi was Elsa...shocking.  She had a blast getting all dressed up for the big night.  We went to Erika and Brandon's party and it was incredible!  There were a ton of kids and they all ran from house to house together gathering treats.  Lexi made a beautiful and very sweet Elsa.