Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alexis turns 11!

This sweet girl just turned 11! Wow, I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I still remember when Eric and I brought her home from the hospital late at night and wondered what do we do now. Whew! At least we started to figure out what to do, but now I am wondering what do I do now with a tween! She's really a great kid! She helps out a lot and loves to help her younger siblings. She's smart and very talented with her drawing and painting. She had the best little birthday. My dad took her to Color Me Mine(it's a great little painting studio)and out to Red Lobster for lunch over the weekend. She chose a cute frog and had a blast at painting it. She then got to eat shrimp and lobster for lunch. Oh man, was she in heaven. Then the kids were off school on Monday so we went to Thanksgiving Point for the morning and then Tuesday was her actual birthday. She was so excited that she got a whole four days of fun and celebrations, especially since this is how Eric gets his birthday celebrations every year-his birthday always falls on Memorial Day weekend, and she got to have one too!This is the finished product all fired and glazed up.
Alexis chose the menu for me to cook this year instead of going to a restaurant. This is her root beer float cake. I also made homemade root beer ice cream to go along with it. Our dinner was peel and eat shrimp with cocktail sauce, shrimp scampi and pasta, garden salad, garlic bread and root beer to drink. These are all her favorite things, so what better day to have them all.

She got a new pair of reebok atheletic shoes from Eric and me. I was so happy to score a sweet deal on these. With coupons and codes I saved 75% off of them. And they are blue, her favorite color!
We then really surprised her by giving her a MP3 player. She was so excited! This is her saying "AWESOME!" We had told her she couldn't have one until she was at least 12 or 13 because they are fragile(and frankly can cost a lot if they get broken or misplaced easily) so she was very surprised. Again I got a really good deal on it, so if it does get broken, lost, or destroyed by little siblings because she leaves it laying around, it's not that big of a deal. This is the same kind Eric has only it cost WAY less! At the end of the day she said it was the best birthday ever! I love when we can make the kids' day! Sometimes its hard to be able to do that so it's a win-win for everyone today!
Just another cute picture of her frog!
This is when she picked out her frog and began creating her masterpiece.
Hard at work and lovin' every minute of it!
Her frog all finished and ready to go into the kiln. We get to pick it up in a few days. I am excited to go and paint something myself one day. Maybe as a mommy get away. They have some cool little deals throughout January and February I just might have to use.

A proud little painter who had a TON of fun and can't wait to do it again with grandpa! Alexis enjoyed her days of fun and I just can't stop believing she is 11 already! My little girl all grown up and on her way to becoming a teenager. YIKES!


  1. Happy Birthday, Alexis!!! We can't believe you're 11 either. We're glad you had a full 4 days of fun. You're an expert artist! We love you!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXIS!!! We were thinking about you!