Alexia's note for today:

Alexia says:

Whoo Hoo Cowboys in Texas! not the football cowboys, the real ones

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Alexia has mastered riding her bike without training wheels. This has been a long road. She was almost riding last fall, but had not quite figured out stopping. After a very long winter it was like starting over, but she has managed to figure out how to ride with VERY LITTLE HELP. That was part of what took so long for her to learn, she would not let Brian or I help her by holding on to the back of her bike. She wanted to do it all by herself or not at all. Ms. Independence.

After may falls and lots of scraps and bruises, she has done it and I could not be more relieved. I have decided that it is harder to watch her fall over and over again knowing that she does not want my help. I tried to explain to her that I could help her not fall so many times, but she still wanted to do it alone. Brian got to the point where he would not watch her ride because he could not stand to watch her take so many hard falls, and some of them were pretty hard. Thanks to who ever invented helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. Now the bruises have about a week to heal before they start two weeks of learning to roller skate in gym. (I am already stocking up on neosporine) I am still working on my camera, but I will try to get picture of her in all her riding glory soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Snow, Snow, Go Away...And Don't Come Back Until Next Winter

First and foremost, I want to congratulate my sister Joanna and her husband Brandon on their handsome baby boy. I have not heard if he has a name yet, but the pictures that I have seen are beautiful. Brian, Alexia, and I are glad to welcome the newest addition to the family and can't wait to see him.

We got snow today. Yuck! Lexi is mad because she can finally ride her bike without training wheels, a feat that we have been working on since the fall, and it was raining again today so the ground was too slick to ride. She has been riding her bike while I jog several times a week to get some exercise.

Well, by the time I picked her up from school she was walking around singing snow, snow go away and come again next Christmas. Obviously very disappointed that it was snowing again, which says a lot because she loved being in all the snow this past winter. She is the last person I thought would complain about more snow, but that shows you that even those who love snow have had enough already.

As for Easter, we had a good time. Alexia had to wait for daddy to get home a little after 4:00PM before the Easter Bunny came, but when he did he brought sidewalk paint and the movie Enchanted (which we watched that same day). Enchanted has fast become Lexi's new favorite because she like to scene where they clean the apartment and the rats, pigeons, and cockroaches come to help. Lexi believes that she will train rats to help her clean her room one day, after they cook dinner of course (guess the other favorite). I would post some pictures from Easter, but our camera is broken so I can't take any for a while. I did manage to get some pictures during Lexi's egg hunt, but I can't load them on the computer. Sorry, I will try to get it fixed quickly so you can see current pictures.

Well, I'm off to bed. Have a good night.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Eggs

We dyed our Easter eggs today. Lexi had her friend Kate over and the two girls had so much fun. After that they put stickers all over plastic eggs so the Easter bunny will have pretty eggs to fill (it was a fun idea I saw in a magazine and a hit with Lexi). Now we just have to put them out on Saturday night so the Easter bunny will put candy in them.

We also made dinner for daddy, but it did not turn out so well. We were making spinach artichoke dip and stuffed bell pepper. Everything was fine until we put the bread on the over, more specifically butter slices of french bread to put the dip on, and the oven caught fire. Brain had to put it out while Lexi and I opened windows. Everyone was OK, but we had tomato soup for dinner and neither Brian or I is sure why the oven caught on fire. What can I say, after 7 years I burnt dinner (and Brian was such a sport and offered to eat it anyway). The Spinach dip turn out good, so we were able to enjoy that with our soup.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Daddy's In, Mommy's Out...

First I have to say, yes chefs eat Wendy's. Brian often tells me that I would not want to continue with my job for another hour after I get home, so why should he?! Basically that means if I don't get home with enough time to make something on the days he feels that way, we eat Wendy's, Subway (I know, it's Blimpies for most of the family- but we only have Subway in the middle of nowhere) or pizza.

That being said, Brian has had the last three days off to stay home with Lexi and they have had a lot of fun. I have had a couple long days at work (a person can only deal with people who don't want to take responsibility for their actions for so long before they want to yell Grow Up at every client) and have come home not in the best of moods. Lexi finally told me tonight that she wished daddy was staying home with her tomorrow because he is "much more funner then you mom". Which is true this week. Brian and Lexi have played outside; soccer, frisbee, and baseball, have watched a movie together (which one, I don't know- it is a secret from mom which means that I probably would not approve), and Brian has helped Lexi learn to ride her scooter better. She did fall and hurt her knee, but daddy kissed it better.

I would say that daddy is the funner parent this week. I just hope that it does not rain too much tomorrow so we can go to the park. Lexi wants me to take pictures of her on the monkey bars so we can post them for all to see.

Now knowing all that and that Lexi loves Project Runway, I was just told that "daddy's in and that means mommy, your out" (she even tried to say it with Heidi's accent). So know you know. Beware, you may be out next! (but not grandma Jody because we are going to meet her in Omaha in a couple weeks and she can't be out until after that)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I Often Go Walking

Alexia learned the song I often go walking today in primary, so we had to take a walk when we got home. I am just glad that it was warm enough to go for a walk. It was nice to get out and move around after such a long winter. Alexia mostly rode her scooter while we walked and loved it. This was the first time she got to ride it outside since Santa brought it to her.

Yesterday we took two friends and went to see Horton Hears a Who. All three girls said that it was the"longest movie ever". In all it was about one and a half hours, but felt like three. We decided that it would be two stars. It got two stars because there were some funny parts, like the bridge breaking. That was by far the favorite part for all three girls. I do not recommend wasting money on this movie.

Alexia and I also got our hair cut yesterday. Lexi wanted the stylist to cut her hair long. She sat in the chair and told Marrissa (the stylist that Lexi is now best friends with) that she wanted her to make her hair go down to her butt. It would not have been so funny, but the lady next to Lexi was having blue and red extensions put into her hair and Lexi sat there for the entire time that Marrissa was cutting her hair trying her hardest to convince her that it was a good idea to put the "crazy colors" in her hair. She even told Marissa that she would not let her dad ground her. I got my hair cut to a little before my shoulders, so about 4 inches taken off. We will take pictures and get them up soon so everyone can see.

Well, tomorrow Lexi gets to go to her friend Kate's house for St. Patricks day (which she thinks is named after her uncle Patrick because she saw him pinch aunt Jacki once when we were in Utah). Happy St. Patricks Day! Lexi hopes everyone gets pinched all day long.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pajama Day

Today was pajama day in Alexia's kindergarten class. They earned 10 stars to have a pajama day. What a big acomplishment! They had fun by reading stories, singing songs, and sliping on their slippers in the gym. After school daddy was home and we had Wendy's for dinner. All and all a great day in Alexia's book. Next week is spring break, so we will be having lots of fun.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I can't Sleep.....

I cannot sleep lately, which means my coworkers will be irritated with me again in the morning. At least I am by myself for the first few hours.

I just cannot seem to adjust to daylight savings. It sounds weird, but years in AZ with no daylight savings makes you realize how much your body gets thrown off the first few days. (It also does not help that Brian sound like a freight train lately because he is still getting over the flu.) I am sure he will appreciate that comment later. Obviously I am tired and not making much sense.

Alexia was in a bad mood today. I think she is having a hard time adjusting too. Today was a day where nothing I did was right and "we hated mommy" (we meaning all the dolls hated me too). She even told me that I hated myself because I would not let her have donuts for dinner.....BAD MOM! Well, tomorrow we try again.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

Well, I have taken the leap and created a blog. My brother and many of my friends have blogs and lots of people have told me that it is a great way to update family and friends that live far away of what we have been up to.

So, today Alexia and I went to church while Brian had to work. I am religious while Brian is not so it creates an interesting dynamic in our house. Sundays tend to be calm and relaxed around our house. I like to read anything that I can get my hands on and Brian likes to watch sports when he is home. Alexia just does her own thing. Today, however; we all seem to be going in different directions. I desperately want to get the house clean, Brian insists it is clean, and Alexia seems to be making messes wherever she goes. Just another day I guess!

The hot topic for Alexia today is our wards upcoming Primary Talent Show. Last year she taught everyone how to flip an egg (well a piece of bread since an egg would have been a huge mess!). It was certainly one of the more unique talents, but not really a huge stage talent. This year she wants to do something else, but I am at a loss as to what to help her prepare. She does not want to sing, dance, or read a poem/book. Any ideas would be helpful!!!!!! We have about 4 weeks to prepare. I will keep you all posted!