Alexia's note for today:

Alexia says:

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

Sunday, September 21, 2008

We Made it to Utah

We have made it to Utah and Alexia says she has hugged "like 100 million people". Jeanne's mission farewell was today, so we saw all the family and friends in one shot. Jeanne gave a wonderful talk and we are excited to help take her to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) on Wednesday.
I will try to continue to keep pictures updated. I forgot my cord, so I have to wait to see if moms fit to upload my photos.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Countdown Is On

Alexia wakes up every morning and tells me how many days until we go to Grandpa and Grandma Keys' house. She has plans...
#1- Show Jared that she can beat him at Bloom Blox
#2- Have a girls slumber party with Jasmine
#3- Pinch Jordan (I don't know why we have to pinch Jordan, but apparently we do)
#4- Teach Craig all about Kindergarten (sorry Jessi and Rob- you probably don't want any of her kindergarten reenactments, but she will show Craig how to be naughty anyway since she is the older cousin)
#5- Hold Baby Ben (and ask mommy yet again why she can't have a baby- yeah!)
#6- Teach Callie and Kaitlyn how to put on makeup- she is bringing her makeup (another thing I am sure the aunts and uncles don't want their kids to know)
... and many more "secret things that mommy can't know about." Let me just apologise to the whole family in advance. You are all in for some real shockers this coming week!

As for Brian, I am sure he will have a quiet, peaceful week without us around. Lucky Guy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bad Mom

Alexia is not very happy that fall is here. I was taking her to school the other day and this is what our conversation sounded like:

Alexia "I don't like when you take me to school when its barely morning."
Me "Why is that?"
Alexia "I don't like that you get off work when it's dark sometimes."
Me- "I don't get off work when it's dark."
Alexia- "But last year, when I was just a kindergartner, you sometimes picked me up when it was darker outside. You know when it got cold and snowed, that part of last year."
Me- "That is because the season changes and there is not as much light during the day. I am at work and you are at school the same amount of time as you are now."
Alexia- "Please mom. Picking your kid up when it is darker is just being a bad mom. I already know that."
Me- "How do you know that?"
Alexia- "Because you just don't want me to tell dad your a bad mom. Soon you will pick me up when its almost night time. I am going to tell dad and he will spank your butt with a shoe!"

Kids growing up. Isn't it fun (and very depressing sometimes).

Friday, September 5, 2008

I Wish My Life Was More Entertaining.....

As I have realized that I have not posted in a while, I have also realized that it is because there is nothing really entertaining going on in our lives. In other words, I have no life.

Alexia loves being back in school. She really likes her new teacher. She seems to excel at math, already adding and subtracting and solving story problems, but she is struggling with reading this year. She does not seem interested in reading and as someone who loves to read I get really frustrated with her attitude about reading. She even told me the other day that she does not need to learn to read well because soon robots will be able to read everything to her. She may be right, but Brian told her she has to keep reading until that robot is created.

Alexia is also excited about going to Salt Lake in a couple weeks. Craig is in kindergarten so they can share stories. She has also decided that all of her cousins are going to play games with her. I don't think she realizes that they will be in day care and preschool most days. We will find things to do, I want to take her to see temple square, so I am hoping that someone will take us downtown and drop us off one of the days that we are there. I think it would be a good experience for Alexia to visit the temple grounds and the visitors center.

We will try to get a life so that we have funner updates in the future!