Category Archives: Lexi Joy

Happy weekend to you!

How to get a puppy dog kiss.
1. Ask puppy for a kiss.
2. Receive kiss.
3. Laugh. Because puppy kisses are hilarious.

Girls are the best

Girls are so sweet.
Need I say more?

Tuesdays around here are the first day of the week for us, Sunday is our busiest day and Monday is our Lazy Weekend Day.
So, on this Tuesdays list:
Laundry…washed, folded and put away! (riiight)
Baking for the week
Water newly planted sod in hopes that it doesn’t die in the intense sun. Where did all our rain go??
Keep up with three rascally girlies, and oh yeah…school, school, and school.
What’s your Tuesday looking like?

Panic mode!

“Broken” faucet dillema.
Should I tell her that she didn’t break the faucet? That it has a hose which pulls out?
(This is Lexi when she is panicked.)

Embrace the Camera

This weeks Embrace the Camera is all about my baby girl, Lexi.
We just found out that I am expecting baby 4!
I’m still early on in the pregnancy, not even throwing up yet, so it doesn’t quite feel real to me. Once my head is hanging in a toilet I’ll “feel” pregnant. 🙂
Thinking about the arrival of New Baby has me hugging on Current Baby a lot more.
Never have I had a child as attached to me as this little one.
We are, without a doubt, best friends.


How will she handle the change?
We shall see!
Go to Emily’s for more Embrace The Camera!

New Years Eve around these parts

Isn’t my new kitchen artwork beautiful? My friends gifted it to us for Christmas and I couldn’t possibly love it more. That constant reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for me and the growth that He gives us, placed in my kitchen. The room of the house that gets the most use.


I hope your New Years Eve celebration was a sweet as ours. We kept it simple with all of our littles running around. They did get to stay up late. Ten o’clock. Wow!

I am thankful for:

The look on her face when she sees ice cream being served.


The joy these two have. Their excitement is contagious!

Homemade ice cream cake to ring in the New Year


Because what could be better than ice cream cake?

A Crazy Costume Competition to end the evening? (Lexi decided to wear her Birthday Suit)

How did you spend your New Years Eve?

What we’re up to: Told in Pictures

A whole lot of cute
A whole lot of busy
A little bit of baking
A lot of holidays

Some visiting

A little bit of decorating (and of course, admiring!)

A lot of playing with toys and animals

a whole lot of summer!

The baby of the house

Just a simple blog post to stretch my blogging muscles again.

A little bit of Lexi to brighten your day!

Just a quick note…for now.

Yes, we are alive and kicking! It’s been months since I posted here due to Facebook invading my life, that’s where most of my pictures and updates are. I remembered that there are a few people who don’t use Facebook but do like to read my blog and see the zaney antics of my girls via this blog (I’m talking to you Nana Cantrell!)
Here’s the run down:
Lexi, 22 months old. Her latest adventures include knocking down the Christmas tree, using my makeup brush to clean the toilet bowl, ripping her diaper off and streaking through the house with an amazing amount of toddler-ish energy. She is busy.
Abigail is busy with her usual stuff, saying the funniest things, wearing the coolest clothes, still sucking her thumb to fall asleep, and filling all of her coloring books with her beautiful coloring talent.
Elena is, as usual, practicing her Future Mommy skills. She likes to boss, help and clean. Her favorite word to write is GOD and she can’t wait to start school again. She also tries to sneak and turn the Air Conditioner on whenever we’re not looking.
That’s all for now, and I’ll try to update more but I’ll need to find an extra 30 minutes to plop into our days in order to do so. Anyone have extra minutes laying around they can gift me for Christmas?
I didn’t think so.

Who wants to play with Lexi?



Why I blog

Sometimes I forget why I blog. Why do I feel the need to post something as often as possible? It isn’t to make money, obviously. And I don’t really do it to interact with people although I LOVE getting comments. I blog so that one day my girls can remember what they did, said, and acted like “way back when.”

So…to my three little crazies, on this day, September 8th of the year 2011 this is what your day looked like:
Mornings are slow….Angry Birds on the couch while Mommy makes oatmeal for breakfast.


It was a rainy, drippy day and Elena had the best idea yet – put on rain boots and play in the mud. She ran around in circles, splashing in puddles and shouting out “BEST.DAY.EVER!!” (For those who don’t know, that’s a line from the movie Tangled)

Then it was time to make dinner…a new recipe, Potato Pizza! It was yummy and they were both sweet in the kitchen.

My big girls helped by sprinkling rosemary on to the pizza and then feeding leftover bits of fresh parsley to their pet caterpillar named Pasqual, who I am sorry to inform you blog readers, passed away this afternoon. Caterpillars don’t like to be pulled apart into two pieces, this was Abbie’s lesson of the day.
Except for a long game of Ring Around the Rosy with Lexi before bed, those are all of the highlights of today in pictures.
Just little snippets of our days for my girls to remember, I usually only write about the good stuff. There were also some bad attitudes, laziness, and whining today.
(Mostly all from me, and that’s the truth.)