Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lexi's 2!

I can't believe it! Lexi had her 2nd Birthday on the 8th! I feel like the last 2 years have flown by so quick it makes me sad! She is becoming such a fun little girl! She is so incredibly smart and funny. Here are a few facts about Lexi that you might not know... *she is a social butterfly
*loves her "friends" (any other little kid would qualify)
*loves nursery *can count to 10
*knows all the words to ABC's, twinkle twinkle, sunbeam, and I Love You from Barney (not really, but she sings them so confidently and fills in the stuff she doesn't know with nonsense like she knows exactly what she's saying)
*would gladly give up ever drinking her bottle if we would replace it with hot chocolate
*is a momma's girl
*is obsessed with shoes
*hates being dressed(when she see's me coming with an outfit she literally cries "No!" and starts running the opposite direction)
*is really thoughtful
*good at sharing her food
*is obsessed with what belongs to who (she got really upset today when daddy tried to use mommy's blankie)
*is very polite (most of the time)

That's mostly what comes to mind at the moment. Let me just say that I LOVE being Lexi's mommy. She brightens up my life every single day. I never imagined that I could feel so much love for someone. It's hard to imagine that we are going to have another little girl joining our family pretty soon and I will get to experience that love all over again. I think one of the best things about being a mom is that your kids love you back no matter what. They think you are amazing. The other day I went somewhere by myself for about an hour and when I got home Lexi was sooo excited to see me, she ran into my arms and before I could say anything to her exclaimed, "Mommy! I love you too!"

My brother Zack was coming down to Utah the weekend before Lexi's Birthday, so I was super excited when I found out that my mom decided to make the trip as well along with Lexi's cousins Brookie and Austin! We decided to have her party Saturday night so that we could celebrate it with them. Not only that, my brother Jackson came down from Rexburg too! We had quite the crowd at Lexi's party with my family, Sandi and Phil, and Will's Uncle Wayne, Aunt Shelley, and cousins Brandon and Austin. Needless to say, Lexi got a little bit spoiled.

Out of all the neat presents Lexi opened, the best reaction by far was her face when she opened this cheap little toy I got for her that lights up and spins when you push a button. She was pretty happy with it. Sadly, it was broken within an hour or so.

The party guests...

I love this picture of Lexi and Jackson! Say cheese!

Lexi, Mommy and Daddy...

Lexi's Dora Cake... Yes I actually made this! I was so proud of myself!

Lexi blowing out her candles...

My big present to Lexi I literally started working on over 3 months ago... Her new room!
It was a big project getting it all painted. It turned out really cute! Also, she got this little kitchen that we converted out of an old night stand. She loves her new room, especially her big girl bed! Thank you so much to Mike (my cousin Sam's husband) for all the work you did on Lexi's kitchen! And thank you grandpa Phil for helping me paint and for doing all the finish work on Lexi's kitchen! I couldn't have done it without you!

Here is another picture of her room... It looks way cuter in person. I sanded and painted the dresser to match and sewed curtains to match everything.

I had to throw in a picture of all the cousins when we went to pick them up in Tremonton.
We didn't tell Lexi we were going to get them so she wouldn't get impatient. She ended up falling asleep on the way and was pretty excited and happy when she woke up to see these two!

Lexi got a special birthday package from Grandpa Doug and Grandma Laurie with some really cool puzzles and this adorable Valentine's dress that she wore to church on Sunday! She looked sooo cute! Thank you guys!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Funny Little Girl

I just wanted to take a post to mention some of the funny things that Lexi has done to make me laugh lately...

*Lexi has been extremely attached to her pacifier, which she has named her "aya" (can't quite figure out how she came up with that name) I had been thinking for quite a while that we needed to get rid of it, but began to dread it because I knew it would be really difficult. Anytime I would try to take it away or tell her she couldn't have it she would throw a huge tantrum. And one night we couldn't find any of them and she was literally up the entire night, spazzing out and crying for it. I had always heard of the idea of cutting the tips off and thought I would give it a shot, because that way she wouldn't think I was taking them away from her. So about a week ago I cut the tips off of all the pacifiers we had and when she asked for one I just gave it to her. She took one look at it and said "Oh Nooo! Aya Broken!" She knew that we kept more pacifiers up on the shelf so she asked for another one, so I kept handing her more so she could see they were all broken. I'm excited to say that this trick actually worked! She didn't want them anymore if they were broken, and she didn't make a big deal of it at all. She still would ask for one every once in a while, but I would remind her or show her that they were broken. So about 4 days into it and everything was going really well, we were hanging out at home and all the sudden Lexi comes running out of her room, yelling "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" and then once she got my attention she excitedly started galloping around the room with a pacifier in her mouth singing "I found it! I found it! I found it!" She had obviously found one that had been lost a for a while in her room. I couldn't help but laugh at how triumphant and excited she was. I let her hold on to it for a few minutes, but quickly snook it away when she took it out. When she asked about it I just said.... "aya for babies", she tought about it for a few seconds and then repeated "for babies" and ran off to play.

Another funny thing that happened recently was the other day I just could not get Lexi to go down for her nap. She finally fell asleep around 7:30 which is way too early for her to go to bed. I decided just to let her sleep, knowing she would probably wake up in the middle of the night. Sure enough she woke up around 2:30 wide awake. I put on a movie for her in the living room and got back into bed. About 10 minutes later I heard her desperately crying "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" I ran out there real fast to see what was so urgent and Lexi just turned to me and asked, "Hot Chocolate?" She's had hot chocolate maybe a couple of times. It cracked me up that this was her special request in the middle of the night. Of course I let her have some!

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