Friday, January 23, 2009

A brief reprieve...

So we had a break in the cold weather here in Kentucky and actually had a rather spring-like day. And of course we took advantage of it to get outside. Not to mention that we'd been sick at home all week anyways because of the stomach flu, so it was nice to get outside for the first time in days!! Alexa absolutely loved being somewhere other than our living room and was so eager to explore everything at a park we haven't been to in months!
Unfortunately, the weather is supposed to turn cold again tomorrow....where oh where are the nice warm days of summer???? I'm not sure how much more of this I can take!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

100 Days and counting...

Only 100 more days (give or take a few) until our second bundle of joy arrives!! How excited I am to see the days move to 2-digit numbers instead of 3-digits!! Although I'm nervous at the thought of having two little ones to contend with, I'm excited to meet this little girl who keeps me up late at night with her tae kwon do moves, has made me feel nauseous, has made me gain weight, makes me extremely tired AND hungry all the time, makes me visit the ladies room WAY too much, etc!! :-) Here's to 100 days...let's hope these last 3+ months go as quickly as the first 6 have!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Two Years & Two Months

Our little princess is growing up faster than we would like...yet at the same time, I love this stage where she is learning so much every day, talking so much more and becoming more independent by the second!! Alexa received a late Christmas present this week from my wonderful friend, Taffney C., and as you can see Alexa LOVES it! She really is our little princess...she can be so girly at times, loving to dress up, play with dolls, play with her little kitchen...but she also loves trains, cars, blocks and wrestling with her daddy!
She's also my own personal cheering section...she'll tell us "good job mom/dad" all the time but my favorite so far was at church this past Sunday. Since Kevin is in the bishopric, Alexa and I are on our own during Sacrament Meeting and, thankfully, she is an angel and does so well just sitting on my lap, sitting next to me, coloring, eating snacks, etc. I never have to take her out...knock on wood that that continues!! Anyways, we had just finished singing a hymn and she looked up at me and said "good job singing mom"!!! about making me feel good.
We're also on the verge of a new phase...potty training. I've purchased all the supplies that I think we'll need and Alexa has been showing interest for several months now so I think it's time to give it a go. However, she came down with the stomach flu again yesterday and so we'll most likely hold off until next week. I'd really like to have this task accomplished prior to baby #2 arriving at the end of April but we'll see how it goes. I'm not going to stress or push her, we'll just take it one day at a time. Wish us week we'll most likely be stuck at home close to the potty!! Ohhhhh...she really is growing up, isn't she??!!!