Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spotlight on Alexis

     While her little brother is asleep, I want to take a moment and tell you a bit about Miss Alexis. (Let's see how much I can write before Kristopher wakes up! His naps are so short!) Well, Alexis is just a few months from turning 3! I cannot believe how much she has grown since we moved here. I know for much of my family and friends it has been difficult not seeing her everyday. I hope that this post helps a little...
     Let's see, where to start? Alexis has grown a good bit in stature. In the past month she grew a couple of inches, making her waist super tiny...The other day she was wearing 18 month shorts that were falling off! And now that she is potty trained there is no diaper making her have "junk in the trunk," and helping hold her pants up. ;) Potty training actually went a lot better than I thought it would once she was ready. Note: that is once SHE was ready! We tried before the baby came to get her to use the big girl potty, but she would get so mad at us for daring to interrupt her day to make her try to sit on the potty. She is a strong-willed toddler! We went cold turkey on diapers. Nope, not even using pull-ups. So far we have only had one night time accident, and I think that was because she was too tired to wake up.
     Things she likes to do: Run, dance, play super-hero, run, dance, cook in her toy kitchen, sing, run, run, play with tiny little figurines, run, play in the water, run, dance, play legos with her daddy, run, read,  play with little animal toys, use her imagination, go on lots of adventures, eat cake, dance some more, and TALK! She talks non-stop!
     She rarely walks, even inside of the house. She is always running! And she is fast too. As for dance, she enjoys all forms. She likes to pretend she is a ballerina. And she likes to do the robot. But her favorite dance is what she calls the "restaurant." It is basic line dancing that she learned at Texas Roadhouse!
     As for her adventures, she is always on a mission. It may be to recuse the elephant family from the river made out of a blanket, or it may be to be the doctor for a hurt truck. She has a huge imagination!
     Things she does not like: Pretty much most food :( She is super picky! I mean she won't even touch mac and cheese or mashed potatoes!  We try to make her at least taste everything once. But we have had a few throwing up at the dinner table experiences with that. Not fun. :( She is quick to tell you if she does not like something. She will say, "I can't like that right now," or "I can't like that tomorrow." She often says that about nap time! Lizards are another big dislike for Alexis.
     Alexis is also quite the social butterfly. Surprise, surprise, right? Wonder where that comes from! She really enjoys going to "school." Hans went to pick her up yesterday and found her sitting at a table with a bunch of kids. She was leaning back in her chair with her feet propped up on the table, just talking away! She told me that she has a best friend at school, "that cute, cute, cu-uuute boy!" HA! She is a hoot!

     This little girl sure keeps us on our toes! She is sassy! Last week Hans and I were having a conversation in the car and Alexis pipped up, "Um, I guess this girl is talking to you!" I hope that you have enjoyed reading just a little of what Alexis is like. She is always amazing us at the things she is learning. It is so neat hearing her use new vocabulary, in both English and Arabic. Also some Spanish, thanks to Dora. Her spunky and genuine spirit is infectious! She is so full of life! Now that I have this blog up and going, I plan to share many more of the adventures we have with Miss Lexi B.!

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