|Lexi, one or two days old|
When I was in grad school, Lexi and I would Skype. I would always be so excited to come home to see my little bundle. When she started to talk, she started bossing me around a little bit, but I used to do that to her mom (my big sister) when I was a nugget too. Since I moved back to town, I have enjoyed watching Lexi grow up. She is the smartest little thing in the world and she's cuter than any other almost-Kindergartner. She has a tendency to be theatric, like her aunt, so we get along great. She finds happiness and joy in everything, which inspires me to do the same. She is imaginative and creative, and loves learning new things every day. She has lots of friends at school and adores her little brother Eli. This past Saturday, we had a "friends" birthday party for Lexi and we all had a blast. Lexi's friends partied like it was 2009 again and even did a slip and slide that I wanted to go on but apparently I was "too old". Eli and Zack, my nephews, had a great time running around chasing Lexi's lady friends. I have some pictures of this below!
In like a week when you can read this blog post in full, Alexis Danielle Mendelsohn, I wish you a very happy 5th birthday tomorrow. I love you more than life itself, and having you in my life constantly makes me want to be a better person so I can be a good role model for you. You have made my sister and Ben happier than they ever have been. You bring joy to your little brother Eli, "Cousin Zack", your grandparents, your aunt Liz and Uncle Jeremy, your doggie Kramer, your teachers, Paula, Lilly P., your friends, random waitresses and waiters at restaurants and of course, your aunt Mer Mer. Thank you for inspiring me to find the awe in the world around me. Thank you for being the first of three little babies that I love so dearly. Thank you for being you, sweet girl.
|The birthday girl!|
|Bathing suit cuties|
|Lexi, her brother Eli and cousin Zack|
|Blowing out her candles|