Wednesday, December 29, 2010

T’was A few Nights After Christmas…

Okay, so I know I missed posting about Christmas.  We’ve had so much fun with Lexi this year that we just could not find the time.  I wanted to the other day but found myself updating Windows Live Writer instead.  So here I am tonight.

I just pulled back the covers in the bed to take time to blog and what do I see… princess high-heels starring back at me!  But where is Lj???  She apparently left a calling card for us!  This morning I took her to SC to meet Ye Ye and Grandma Smith approximately halfway until we can join them this weekend.  I remember Lexi telling me this morning, “no shoes in the bed!”.  LOL!  She fooled me! 

So this afternoon I got a call from Grandma S asking me to be on the lookout for pictures in email.  Well, we got the cutest pictures!  And they all had the time of their lives this afternoon playing in real snow that was left over from Sunday!  On Sunday when we began to have some snow flurries, Lexi ran to get dressed warm and announcing that she wanted to build a snowman!  We laughed because we knew that the flurries would only last a little while. 

Today her wish was granted as she was able to make a snowman with Ye Ye and Grandma in SC.  They had just enough almost melted snow to make one poor pitiful snowman but to Lexi it was priceless. 


She was even able to throw a snowball or two…


Just look at our girl with her mittens so excited!


And then the mad little Lexi after she had to come inside and pitched such a fit that she landed in timeout on the stairs.   (she turned away from the camera when being documented! LOL!)


But later all was okay when she baked Christmas cookies with Grandma and even licked a few for good measure.


They called us tonight and the little she-devil told us immediately that she wanted us to come get her but then quickly ditched us to go play with Ye Ye.  She is such the manipulator!  I’m so worried about the damage that she will withstand until we get to her this weekend ----- NOT!  I’m not sure who will have the most fun, Lexi or Grandma and Ye Ye.  All I know is that in the background I could hear her singing in her microphone that she got from Santa… “old McDonald had a farm…”.

The sad thing is I think it is her Daddy that is suffering the worst!  He came home and turned on her newest favorite show “The Fresh Beat Band” and watched it as if she were home… uh-huh????  This gives new meaning to the age old question which came first?  The chicken or the egg?  In our case, the child or the parent?? Or perhaps it is just that children (as I’ve always thought) keep us young. 

And yes, we do miss her very much!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Angel's Antics

When Lexi got home on Friday afternoon, look what Angel the Elf had been up to!  She thought he was silly this time.  Thankfully, she didn't get mad at him today for bothering her stuff.

I'm working on our Christmas cards now.  I took pictures of Lexi last night in her Christmas dress.  She pitched the Mother of all FITS when I took that dress back off of her.  We even had to pacify her by putting another dress on her!  I had my dear friend Melissa edit some of the photos and she even made us a variety of cards.  She is so talented!  Here are a few of my favorites... our girl is getting so big!

And Yes!  She needs a hair cut really bad! 

Friday, December 10, 2010

More Adventures of Angel

Gosh, last night we got home late and ended up doing the dreaded fast-food dinner.  We ate dinner and then I took off to go turn the light off in my car.  (We had put it in the shop and after putting the key in the lock box, I realized I had left the interior light on.)  Well, after Lexi finished her dinner Geoff said she spotted Angel the Elf!  That little mischievous Elf had decided to prank Lexi again!  This time he took her pink high top shoes and put them on our Christmas Tree and he even sat in one of them.  Geoff said Lexi went nuts!  She wanted her shoes and she was not pleased with Angel.  I sure hope Angel starts to be a little nicer to her because she sure does not like it when he messes with her stuff! Geoff captured a few pictures.

 Just look at that face!  Talk about a little Drama Princess!

We really need to decorate the tree!  We bought it last Saturday but have been so busy this week, we never have found time to work on it.  Hopefully we can work on it tomorrow.  We are planning to take Lexi to the Christmas parade in town tonight.  We missed Santa's arrival in town along with his reindeer  this week because it was just too cold to bring Lexi out at night.  We've had some freezing cold weather this week!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Angel the Elf

I had a fun afternoon with Lexi yesterday.  After we got home she discovered her Christmas tree that is in the dining room had been the target of a very mischievous Elf.  (She named her Elf Angel the night before.)  Angel was left on the top of the tree the night before and he was still there but he had been a very busy Elf while we slept.  He must not have liked the way Lexi decorated her tree because he took almost all the ornaments off including the topper and put them in the floor! 

I wish I had it on video when she stood there and fussed at Angel!  She surely gave him a talking too!  She told him that he better not do that anymore! And then I helped her redecorate it.  Wonder what that little fellow will get into tonight!

After we finished cleaning up Angel's mess, we started making treats for Lexi's preschool class.  Today is our day for this month and since it's so close to Christmas, we make pretzel wreaths.  She did a great job helping her mommy!  I usually use the regular Christmas M&M's but when I went to Kroger to get the supplies all they had were the new Cherry Cordial flavor.  So I bought them not knowing that they were big!  Anyhow, they turned out nice.  She did not like the cherry licorice but she sure did like the almond bark on the pretzels!

I think next week we will make pretzel reindeer to send in just because.  Next week is our last week of school (both of us) before the Christmas holidays.  I can't wait to get some more time off!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Christmas Star

Last week, Lexi brought home a paper star to decorate and bring back to preschool.  So last night we worked on decorating it.  I ended up using some of my scrapbooking materials and together we made a very cute ornament.  She was really into using the Modge Podge! She got really irritated with me when I cut her face out of a picture we had lying around.  She said, “That’s not nice Mommy!  That’s Lexi’s picture.  You cut Lexi out.”  It was funny. 


Then when Daddy come home, we had pizza.  She ate with her angel wings and halo on.  What a cute angel she is going to make next week! 

Then later in the evening, I read her The Elf of the Shelf book and we put him up in her Christmas tree. 

Monday, December 06, 2010

By Popular Demand...

 Sorry my posts have been so long... 

I got a message from a friend today who said she was positively in Lj withdrawal.  All I can say is that it has been a busy time around her.  But I will provide a tidbit from November from our precious little future SCAD student.  

Here she is in all her glory... in an outfit of her own design...

Just let me say, life with Lexi is NEVER dull.  She constantly creates her own outfits and has her own way of doing everything.   Just think, next week this mismatched beauty will be an angel in the school play!  I wonder how that will work out!