This was such a fun Christmas mostly because Lex is here to share it with us. I am so thankful for him in our lives. He brings so much happiness. Ben and I are kind of losers when it comes to celebrating holidays. since we have been married I have never put up a tree. Ya, I know. So now, I definitely have to start. I did put a little one up this year, thanks to mom.
Lex sporting his new jean jacket grandma judy gave him and rolling around in the wrapping paper.
Dad and Lex enjoying the warm fire. Cute boys.
Dad had to get out his tools to put one of Lex's toys together.
Lex thinking this is the best time of year. Toys!!!
Me and Jen doing the dishes. Yes, me!!!!!
Lex didn't get this for Christmas, but he thought Elmo was hilarious. He was laughing so much.
What a cute family.... I hope everyone's Christmas was as fun as mine was.
On Monday we went to the cemetery to visit our little girls and wish them a Merry Christmas! Every time I go, it is just as hard. I will never forget them and the joy they have brought into my life for the brief time they were here on earth. Alexa's big dark eyes. They were so beautiful. I 'll never forget the way she looked at me. I can't believe it has been 2 years in Feb. This time of year, it really makes me look back and reflect on my life and see what I have accomplished. When my twins passed away I was closer to my Heavenly Father than I have been in my entire life. I want to be like that all the time. I just get so busy or so I think. The gospel means so much to me and has been my guiding light. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that we can remember the true meaning. My mom made these beautiful trees for them. I love her and am so thankful she remembers them and loves them as much as I do. This Pink tree is for Hailey Aidee. The Purple tree is for Alexa Mya.
Lex even came with us, even though it was freezing cold. Janelle my grandma's nurse came too. She has lost 2 kids, Her daughter Sadie when she was in her teens. Also, her son who was 24, I think . We went to see their gravestones as well. It was a heart breaker to see her cry. She is so kind and loving. I can't imagine how hard it is for her this Christmas. She has no more kids to share with this season. Sorry, this is a sad blog but sometimes that is just how life is. I just have been thinking about my girls a lot lately and thought I would share them.
I love all the expressions that Lex makes. He is so silly. This one is classic. He squints his eyes and shakes his head. The funny thing is that sometimes he will ask for more after the shake. He is hilarious.
This is what happens when we put Lex in his crib. No sleeping for him.
We had Lex's dr. appt. yesterday. He is growing. Lex's head circumference use to be in the 3rd percentile. He is now in the 22%. At 6 months he was 25.6 in. and now he is 28. So, he has moved up to the 34%. His weight has always been around the 8%. He weighs 17 lbs 11.5 oz. I know he is small but he has grown and I am so happy.
Most of you know Lex does not sleep at night unless he is with me, no matter where it is. So, I am going to let him cry it out. I am so sad and it breaks my heart. Lex will be fine. I will be the one that will be in tears. Wish me luck and hopefully it won't last too many nights and he'll just sleep.
Good news!!! Ben is done with school this semester and got all a's and one b. He said next semester he would not take as many classes so instead of 12, he is taking 10. He is doing so good and works so hard. I am so proud and in love with him sooo much!
Snow has fallen and Lex is bundled up tight. He is our "little bear" so the outfit is perfect for him.
Lex has mastered crawling and now has started to pull himself up on everything he can grasp. He even pulled himself up against the wall. How crazy? Lex also is working out. He doesn't want his belly to get flabby. No, really he is a weird kid. Instead of rolling over to get up, he tries to sit up like he was a big boy. Sometimes, he does it. Mostly, he yells until he decides to roll over or someone helps him. Merry Christmas. Lex loves to jump in his crib. Sleep? NO! Now that Lex is crawling, I find myself chasing after him making sure he isn't getting into anything too horrible. Cleaning up after he makes the mess is the most fun. The other day I found him spitting out one of Ben's ear plugs. GROSS! Ya, Lex soon found out as soon as he put it in his mouth how disgusting it tasted. Another great thing that happened is that I was undressing Lex for the bath. He crawls away and laughs as I am undressing him. I was watching tv while I was doing this. There was a good part on so I left him undressed on my bed for a minute or so. I look down and my foot is all wet.... why? Lex peed all over my foot and the bed. Yeah. Good times with kids.
I love this show. Does anyone else? I love to watch it. Ben just says I love drama. I guess my life doesn't have enough. whatever. Last episode for those of you who watch was so sad for Audrina. She totally caught her loser boyfriend, Justin Bobby kiss another girl. It was so sad. By the way, what kind of loser name is Justin Bobby. I can't wait til the next episode tonight, yeah!
I am so excited. Lex is finally crawling! He has just been a stubborn butt. I am so excited, ok not all the way because now I get to chase him all over and make sure the floor is always clean. I guess, Ben will be happy about that. Today is the 1st of Dec, the first real snow and Lex crawled today. Yeah!!!! I just wanted to share this fun news!