Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lexi Mae 3 Years Old

My little Lexi Lou is THREE!
In the last year, this girl has gotten so big! I love everything about her.
Today we had a rough day, so this post is making me feel guilty about that. I just want my kids to be happy...but mama needs to be happy too! That means just eat your breakfast, take a nap, stop crying about everything, and just listen.
Oh yeah, you're three! Those days happen.
They don't happen too much with Lexi, she is a pretty good listener. The last few days have just been lazy...especially at bed time and we have been letting her stay up way too late. Which means she sleep in our bed and wakes up way too early! Thankfully, she is sound asleep in her bed and has been for the last 3 hours.
This girl has the most creative imagination ever. I love watching her play. I love watching her dress up and go into a whole new world.

 She has an obsession with Lalaloopsys. Santa will be bringing her some new ones of course. If Lexi loves them, then that means Maya does. So...Santa will be bringing a TON of Lalaloopsys. Most of them have names.. Joclynn, Lexi, Brittany, Ashley, Chloe...and then all the others I have no idea what she is trying to say when she is playing with them. They seem to have great adventures though.
 Speaking of adventures, Lexi loves them. She is always up for anything! She loves going places- and we loves taking her places. We recently went to Brianhead and she had alot of fun. We also we to the Farm and I think she was in pure heaven. Lexi loves animals so it was fun to see her react to them all. Of course, she was with two of her favorite people (Madden and Chloe) so anything is fun with them.
 See these necklaces? Nope...they are snakes, seat belts, roads, bridges...basically anything but a necklace. She is so protective of them and is always playing with them.  When the Lalas get involved, the fun is unpredictable!

 Lex loves snuggling in our bed. I wont lie, we love it too! It almost feels empty when she isn't there. As my belly is growing bigger though, it's getting harder and harder to get more comfortable. I have kicked her out a few times.
 Lex is my little best friend. I'm never too bored with her. It's fun to watch her play. She usually has me painting her nails, putting on a new princess dress for her, dress and undressing her barbies, doing their hair, or something girly like that.
 I love this photo so much because the more I look at it, the more I realize that IT IS TOTALLY LEXI.
Lexi always seems to be happy. I think that's why when days like today are rough...they are ROUGH!
Every time Lexi had a melt down, at the end of it I kept asking her if we were going to make tomorrow better...she said yes. I hope we both can. I bribed her with going to the Children's Museum after my doctors appointment tomorrow. That helped.
When we get into the car she begs and begs us to turn on her CD. It gets annoying, but it is so cute when she sings at the top of her lungs to the songs.
I love that she LOVES getting new books from the library.
I love that she finds joy in things that doesn't involve technology! I get annoyed when kids can only be entertained by that. Don't get me wrong, Lexi loves TV and we let her watch it...but books are amazing!
She loves reading them and learning from them. Its one of my favorite times of the day with her.
We spend almost 40 minutes a day reading. I love it.
We probably spend more time watching tv, but the snuggles form that are priceless too :)
My girl is such a good helper! She has all of her little phrases that she says all day long that I can't get enough of.
"3 minutes mom"
"ok honey"
"I wuv my sister"
"Mom theres your Temple"
"SHOWAPPLEJUICESNACK MOM" (just like that, it sounds like one word!) 
She is so obsessed with the Temple and any photo of Jesus.
I love life with her. I love that she is a big sister to Maya. I love that she is my little girl and hopefully tomorrow is a better day! When I look that that photo of her covered in Ravioi I can't help but want to make tomorrow better...just to see that smile all day long!

Maya Papaya 15 months!

I haven't been on my blog in so long, I'm not sure it even exist anymore. Not that it had many readers anyway :)
My kids are growing up so fast. I can't believe Miss Maya is almost 15 months old. She thinks she is much older than she is! She likes to be like one of the big kids and try anything and everything.
Finally, about a month ago we broke her of the bottle! It wasn't as hard as I thought but still took some work! She FINALLY started sleeping all night! I was worried that when the bottle was gone she would wake up super early, but she is still sleeping in a bit which is nice since she is taking later naps. That way I can time them with Lexi's nap. (When she isn't refusing them.)

Maya isn't a big talker-maybe because she is so attached to her binky! That is our next step to tackle. After the girls are settled into sharing a room. That will probably happen in the next month or so. It is pretty cute when she goes "num num num num num" when she is hungry. Or when she is looking for me "mamamamama." 

Once the bottle was gone, we had to start a real bed time routine. We just started doing the same thing we do with Lexi. Books! Maya loves books. She will sit on your lap and just want to read them. It's actually pretty cute. I have always tried to include her in nap/bed time routine with Lexi so she is used to us reading them. Her favorites are touch and feel books and any books with flap.
 Maya is such a daddy's girl. I love it. 
 Maya is still at the age where I can throw whatever on her plate and she will eat it. Love it!
She isn't very picky. When she was first trying foods and I was trying to get her to eat more meals she was very picky. She would only eat fruit for breakfast! I would think that would get old. I think she is realizing that she eats what we give her or she is hungry! She is kind of picky on snacks though. Neither of my girls are big on crackers-unless they are cheese crackers. She will eat any fruit or veggie which is awesome, fruit snacks, apple sauce, yogurt, string cheese (which I'm not buying for a few weeks because she will eat at least 3 a day!) veggie chips, cereal, lunch meat, eggs...anything. Don't even get me started on dipping. She HAS to have something to dip everything in-which always makes a mess.This girl also loves black beans and rice! She's a keeper! I think it is so funny when she is hungry because she will go hang on her highchair or stand at the fridge trying to open it. That is how she tells me. If we are down stairs or in another room she will run back and forth into the kitchen or point to it saying "numnum" or just cry.
 Sometimes I'm too hard on Maya. I need to remember that she is still a baby and still learning.
She is just such a punk!  I'm not even kidding. She can be so sweet. She can also be a little bully.  Sometimes she thinks it's funny-but when she is chasing Decker trying to pinch his nipples...that's just tourcher. Or when she runs up to Lexi, pulls her hair and takes a toy and runs away! 
Hopefully she grows out of it. If not, we have a big problem.
Even if Miss Maya is a little punk, she is my little girl! I love her cuddles, I love her running around all day looking for trouble. I love/hate that she follows me into the bathroom all the time. Mostly she will just climb in the cabinet under the sink and just watch me...which can get weird.
I love that she is so independent and wants to try things on her own.

On Sunday during the Sacrament we asked her to close her eyes and she did it! It was the cutest thing ever. I notice she is started to take note when we say prayer and wonder what we are doing. Soon, I'm sure she will follow along. 
I love that she loves music. She has the cutest little shake!
She has her little hand motions for the songs she wants you to sing. 
I love that I know all these things about her and I get to raise her! 
I'm so glad that Lexi is her sister even if they fight most of the time!
Maya, you are growing up too fast! You are still my baby!
She will only be 19 months when Stockton arrives, so it will be an adjustment for her to not get all the baby attention. I don't want her to have to grow up to fast, but if she could learn to go on the toilet, fold laundry, do the dishes, and make lunch...that would help a ton. :)
Just kidding!