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Monday, February 23, 2009


I know every mom says this, but really??? I have a seven year old? Really? I can't believe my little girl is growing up. I told her I was going to put a brick on her head to keep her from growing anymore. She laughed and said mom that won't work. She's a smart one that Alexa. She is such a fun little girl. In the car the other night I was saying how big she is getting and she said "well, not as big as you mom. What year were you born?" I said 1978. She said, "wow that was a long time ago! Did they have electricity then?" I laughed so hard. I guess I remember when 30 was old. I told her that when she was 30 I would remind her that she thought that was old.

Alexa is such a sweet addition to our family and I can't imagine my life without her. She is truly the nicest person in the world and just loves to live. I love her more than words can express. Here are a few pictures of her special day.

We went to Alexa's favorite restaurant to celebrate her big day, it is also my and Jeff's favorite place too. If you ever come to visit, just know that we will be making a trip to Mike's.

They brought her this great dessert. The warm flourless chocolate waffle. Happy Brithday was written in chocolate. I couldn't get the picture right to get it. It was devoured as soon as she blew out the candle. I just love this picture. Dallin is 3 and a half years younger, but I know that he will be more like a big brother when it comes to protecting his sister. Love these two.

The presents before breakfast.I kept asking Alexa what she wanted for her birthday and she just kept saying a Ramona book. So, we got her one. She started reading it right away. We also got her 2 other books and she has already read 2 of the 3. She is our little book worm

The reaction when she read the card we got her and her present was that she was going to be taking ice skaiting lessons. Maybe she will be the next Kristi Yamaguchi!

Chocolate chip pancakes with a candle! A great birthday treat!

Alexa, I love you sooo much. I want to tell you seven things that I love about you.

1. You are the most generous person I know. If you receive a gift the first thing you think of is how you can share it with someone else. I love how truly unselfish you are.

2. You are so smart!! You have such a curious mind and you love to learn. You read books that I remember reading as a fourth grader. Keep up the good work kiddo.

3. You are so creative. You are always creating and finding a way to spice up our home. love it!

4. You are so loving. You constantly tell me that you love me and that I am the best mom in the world, which I love to hear.

5. I love how passionate you are especially about food. Your favorite food is definitely angel hair past with meat sauce and the whole time you are eating you are saying mmmmm it is so good. You are so fun!

6. You love the gospel. You want to be the best person you can be and you always want to learn more about your Heavenly Father.

7. You are the best big sister. Dallin always wants to be with you and you entertain him all the time. Such a great sister!

Alexa, I love you more than you will ever know and we are so lucky to have you in our family.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The February Happenings

We have had quite a fun week. On Thursday Alexa had her 100th day of first grade. She was so excited because she got to be the leader of the parade. She said she had a great day counting to 100 and being in the spotlight. I was so proud of my little first grader.

On Friday night we went to Disney on Ice. The show is here in DC for a few days and Jeff's firm has a box at the Verizon Center. We went and watched in luxury and had yummy snacks and a great time. We decided not to tell the kids where we were going so it would be a surprise. As we got closer they were so excited to see the city all lit up. Dallin kept saying, "check it out" about every building he saw. The show was great and the kids had a great time.

Yesterday was Valentine's Day and I decided that we needed to have a special meal. We had one last year but this year was better. I made heart shaped pink french toast, pink hashbrowns, pink eggs and even pink milk. The food was yummy and the kids were so happy to have a celebration. I got them each a little gift and it was so fun to see them get so excited about $3.00 gifts. Jeff and I went on a relaxing date last night, just a quiet dinner with the two of us. It was a great day spent with the ones I love.