Friday, May 28, 2010

Most of my days..

are spent the backyard fence..

Looking for my bff Alyssa next door.

Here is me and Alyssa, my bff.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Carnivals, cake and more

We had quite a busy weekend with lots of fun packed into a few days. On Friday Tim got home from work and decided to take us to the carnival. Lexi got to go on her first carnival rides with daddy. Now every time we drive past the carnival she yells "BUMBLE BEE".. here's why..

Then on Saturday, we got to visit all of my work friends at Barb's annual summer party. Here is a photo of the three newest mommies on the third floor. Kaitlyn, with Christine, is 4 months older than Lexi, and baby Nash, with Heather, is just 6 weeks old.

Sunday was daddy's 26th birthday. He had to work most of the day, but we had some family over to party that night. Of course, Alexis had to blow out daddy's candles and eat his cake too! Most of the evening was spent in our awesome backyard, playing with the boys.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cap and Gown

Last weekend Uncle Danny and Uncle Joel both graduated from Webster University. Danny with a BS in Information Technology and Joel with a BA in Education. We are so very proud of both of them. Unfortunately, I had to work Commencement, so we didn't get to see Uncle Joel graduate, but we did Danny and got a few pics. We love you both and congratulations!
(PS. Forgive sleepy eyes below, lets just say we got to see Danny graduate. Alexis missed the festivities due to nap time.)

Go Carnals!

Technically its Go Cardinals, but trying to fix this pronunciation skills of an almost two year old is pretty fruitless. We all got to go to our first Cardinals game of the season a few Sundays ago with Blake, Amy, Mati and their families. Lexi did so much better than I thought she would, sitting still for most of the game (besides the back and forth between mommy's and daddy's laps.) She was super excited to see Mati too.

Choosing her All-Star team...

Go Cards!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dear Alexis,

A few weeks ago Tim and I made the decision to participate in the baby dedication day at our church. We decided that as a family, we'd like to make it publicly known that we are doing our best to raise Alexis to be a God loving, Christian young person. As part of the baby dedication we got to go on stage and read Alexis a letter about our hopes for our future. Tim was a trooper and read the letter; I was pretty sure I would cry the whole way through if I had to read it. Here is the letter, we truly do mean every word of it.

Dear Alexis,

You truly have no idea how much of a blessing you have been to us over this past year and a half. Each and every day we thank God that he chose us to be your parents, to love and to guide you and to provide for you. We promise to always love and protect you, but always know that God can do both better than we ever could hope to do.

It is our prayer that your love for God develops and grows deeper every single day. That you learn to trust in Him, to pray to Him, to give Him your every worry, hope and dream. We pray that God will provide us, as your parents, the wisdom and courage to raise you to seek His word. Our hope is that your “God is Great, God is Good” prayers and “Jesus Loves Me” songs are the foundation for a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Always remember 1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

You are an amazing, precious child of God. Thank you for being you. We love you always.

–Mommy and Daddy