Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lexi's 1st Day of Preschool

Today Lexi started preschool. Normally I wouldn't have enrolled her in school yet, but my good friend, who taught preschool for years, decided to teach a small group of children out of her home. Lexi goes twice a week for 2 1/2 hours which gives her some much needed playtime, plus I get to run some errands minus a toddler. It's amazing how much more you can do when you're not trying to drag a 2-year-old with you. I can tell that she is going to love it because when I picked her up today she gave me this look of disappointment that said, "Oh mom, can't you come back later. I'm having so much fun."

Now of course, on the 1st day of school I had to take multiple pictures. She was so adorable holding her little bag all ready to go. I got a couple shots in our apartment and then decided to venture out and get some nature shots. Not such a good idea...I got one picture and then Lexi screamed bloody murder, and I new instantly that she had been bitten by a fire ant. Our fun and exciting morning quickly took a turn for the worst as I ran her into the apartment and pinned her to the floor so I could put some Calamine on the bite. Instantly the pain abated and we made it to school. Below are the pictures I got before the traumatic biting incident.

In other news, I finally got Lexi potty trained. I tried to train her about 4 months ago and gave up after 1 day because she didn't seem ready. This time was significantly easier. She seemed to grasp the concept a lot better this time, and I honestly had her trained in about a day. It took another couple of weeks to work out the fine details like wiping, hand washing, and pooping, but she is pretty much done. Hallelujah! I'm so glad I waited until she was a little older. Here are some random pictures of my big girl.

Jeff started school again this week. His class load is significantly lighter and most of his time will be spent in the clinic working on patients. I can't believe he'll be graduating in April. The time has flown by. I am so proud of him for sticking with it and continuing to work hard.

Lastly, I am still pregnant. I'm almost 16 weeks and fortunately am feeling a lot better. The morning sickness still lingers a little, especially if I forget to eat, but it is definitely nothing like it was with Lexi. I'm so glad to be over the worst of it. The baby is healthy and everything looks normal. The doctor is pretty certain the sex of the baby, but I won't be posting that announcement until we have another sonogram in a few weeks and are positive. Although I hate to have my picture taken while I'm gestating I decided to post 1 for posterity's sake. I will only be accepting comments such as "Man you look great" or "You look so little for 16weeks". I will not be accepting comments such as "Are you pregnant with twins?" or "Man, you're huge!" Thanks for your understanding.


Bethanie Vanbuskirk said...

I was actually thinking that you don't really look pregnant at all. I wished I looked as amazing as you when I was 16 weeks.

Gabbarts said...

I love seeing Lexi's little personality come out through those pictures. Aren't toddlers fun! Preschool, what a great break for you! And last but not least, brit you look awesome, seriously. How do you keep your face so clear? I have more zits than all of the deacons in our ward combined, needless to say, i am SO READY to be done. Glad to hear everything is going well.

Gretta said...

You look amAZing! Have you lost weight? Wait...you say you're pregnant?! I knew you had a glow.

Also, Lexi is precious! And thanks for reminding me that kids need to be potty-trained. Now I know I won't be having any. ;)


Lindsey Walker said...

you make me laugh. you really do look great! Glad you are feeling better.

sonna said...

Cute pics of Lexi and Beautiful shot of you! You look fantastic Brittany - I'm so happy you're having a better pregnancy. I'm dying to know... boy or girl??!

Amy said...

Sorry Brittany but I am going to be honest - you look good but I can definitely tell you are pregnant :). Lexi looks very happy to be off to school. So cute. I can't believe how curly her hair is, and I can't believe Jeff is graduating all ready!

katie said...

What a big girl-school and panties!! You look great Britt

katie said...

Congrats on the potty training success! I'm going to try to tackle that one in the next few weeks. You do look great and I'm so glad you're feeling better! I'm getting back this weekend sometime so let's get together next week.

Joan said...

I have the cutest granddaughter on this planet. Lexi is going to do so well in school. I cannot wait to see and meet the new one. You two do good work and make beautiful kids.
Brittany, you look awesome!

Jonah and Aja said...

Wow. 16 weeks, huh? I would have guessed like 9 weeks! In fact, if I didn't see the tiny bump on your belly, I would have had no idea you were pregnant. You have the beautiful body of a 17 year old wearing a fake pregnancy belly pillow.
Such a great blog. Lexi is so unbelievably cute. I marvel at her beauty! Seriously. Nice work... I mean, no pressure on the next one... but you make some good lookin' babies who are also smart. And fun.

(Weird. The word verification thing below is the name of my fifth grade teacher: retsch, aka Ms. Retsch.)

Love your blog.
Hope to see you soon!

Amy said...

we love love love love preschool (and now kindergarten AT THE SAME TIME). It is heaven. We want to see you in the next 15 days before we move. Love ya.