My sweet Alexis is 8 years old. This 8 year old has turned into such a sweet, beautiful, kind, slightly emotional girl. She is passionate about so many things and doesn't love when things don't go according to plan. She is incredibly creative and is always makes up games, stories, and activities for her, Ryan, and any friends who are willing to go along with it. She LOVES to help with David and he loves to let her help him! She still loves to read. She will read anything she can and any chance she gets. We love this girl that made us parents for the very first time and couldn't be more proud of who she is becoming.
Her birthday was pretty easy to plan since she basically did all the planning herself. She picked the decorations, invited Eric and Anya over, decided what beach we were going to in the morning, planned the games, and told me what kind of cake she wanted (chocolate with chocolate!) She knows what she wants.
On her actual birthday we had to have our birthday waffles but decided to do them for dinner so Trav could be there. We invited the Holtgrewe's since Nate was in the field and then unfortunately Travis had to work late. Lexi didn't mind that it was just us and the Holtgrewe's!
That Saturday she wanted to go to Turtle Cove (That's what we call it.) They love to look for crabs, fish, and of course turtles. After soccer (for Ryan) and dance for Anya the Holtgrewe's came back over for a BBQ and party. We ate and then played the requested games. First up was Lexi's self made game pin the wings on the fairy (so cute she even made the wings with everyone's name on it!) and after that was musical chairs. After that was presents with books and squinkies being the star of that show. If she wants to continue planning her parties from now on I will not argue. Happy Birthday my wonderful Alexis! I love you forever!