Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sometimes a girl just needs a day!

Monday morning started out like every other Monday morning.  Walter got up and left for work at 6:30 and  I fell back asleep in hopes that the next hour would feel like another 8 hours of sleep.  Well, it didn't.  My alarm went off at 7:30, just like it always does.  Alexa and I have a ritual, my alarm goes off at 7:30 and I push snooze while I call her in to cuddle with me for 5 minutes.  Now, it is important for you to know that most mornings our cuddle/snooze fest turns into more of a 30 minute cuddle/snooze fest.  Most mornings we finally decide to wake up and face the day at 8:00.  Well, this Monday morning was different.  I didn't want to face the Monday morning....and more importantly, neither did my daughter.  This particular Monday, Alexa turned to me and said "Mom, I don't want to go to school today, I want a day with my mom.  I NEED a day with my mom."  Well, as a mom I had a decision to I worry about my daughter missing a day at school, or do I spend the day giving my daughter what she needs....a day with her mom.  Of course I was worried about her missing a day of school for no reason, and of course I was worried about me missing a day of work for no reason.  However, how could I resist doing this, when my daughter said that she NEEDED a day with her mom.  I mean really, how many more years do I have with her where she NEEDS to spend a day with me, where she NEEDS to know that I am still her best friend, her everything.  Well, I finally made my mind up and called in both the school, and my office.

Alexa and I had the perfect day.  I am SOOOO glad that we decided to sluff our lives and spend the day with each other.  We literally spent the day talking about our lives, watching tv, cleaning the house, and making dinner for Walt when he got home.  It was such a great "girl bonding" day.  After we had cleaned the house, we went shopping, and on our way home, as she held my hand,  Alexa says to me " mom, I don't think I will ever have a best friend that I like more than you."

Oh. My. Goodness.  I can't tell you how much it meant to me to hear those words come out of her mouth.  I love the relationship I am building with her.  I love Her.  I love who she is becoming.  I love who I know she can be.  I love who I know she wants to be.  Hell, I even love the hard times I know that we are facing ahead as she grows up and goes through puberty....because it is a part of who she is going to become.

What a great "girls day" we had. Alexa asked if we can have a girls day every year, and I said without a single bit of hesitation....YES!  I love spending time with my little girl.  What a great day we had just laying around, and being lazy.

Here we are, laying around ( still in our pajamas), watching tv, and cuddling with the cat.....what a great day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Alexa the pregnant lady

Last night Alexa put a blanket in her shirt to pretend she was pregnant.  She has such an imagination and is so dang funny.  I realize that probably every little girl in the history of little girls has pretended they are pregnant at one point or the other, but the thing that stuck out in this instance were her pretend boobs. 
Alexa came waddling out of her room (seriously, the girl should be an actress, she was waddling like a real pregnant lady).  She said "mom, I am a pregnant lady".  It was at this point that I noticed she had stuffed both her stomach and chest.  I asked her about her stuffed chest to which she replied " Well, I hear that when a lady is pregnant her breasts swell!"  
She then proceeded to turn around and waddle back into her room.  I love my little pregnant lady.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

3rd grade.......How Did It Come So Quickly!!!

I just got done walking my brave little girl to her first day of Third grade.  Oh. My. Gosh.  Every year I think it is going to get easier, but it just doesn't.  It's so hard to watch my baby grow up so quickly.  I cry every year.  I hold it and act strong until she is gone and then I lose it.  I sob.  I literally cry until I have no more tears.   Part of my tears are sadness for time moving so quickly, but mostly I cry because I am so proud of her.  It is so amazing to watch her enter these new steps in her life with such confidence.  She is such an amazingly beautiful, smart, confident girl.  Sometimes I just don't believe she is mine.

This year Alexa is in an advanced learning class.  I am so proud of her.  At the end of her second grade she tested in the top 5% of her class. Because of that, she is in a class this year with both 3rd and 4th graders.  I'm so stinking proud of her.  She CLEARLY didn't get her brains from me. :)  When I was in 3rd grade, if I had to march up to a bunch of 4th graders and get in line for class with them, I would have been so nervous.  Not Alexa, she ran up with a huge smile on her face, anxiously waiting to see what the next step in life was going to bring.

So here's to the next step in your life Alexa.  I love you!  I hope you have the best year yet!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bon Voyage Morgan Shae Glover

My little Morgan leaves for Belgium tomorrow. We are going to miss her so much while she is gone, but I am so very proud of her.

The other day I was looking through my memory box and I found this book Moog made  for me when she was little.  It is so cute that it makes my heart hurt a little.

Ecselent Linsie...By Morgan Shae Glover

My aunt is ecselent (I love the way she spells excellent.  heehee)

She can play volley ball

She always bys the biggest ice cream.

She works at alcoo

She can quilt.

She can do sloppy buns.

She tells funny stories.

She has lots of cats.

She can cook good.

She lets you do enything.

She is nice.

As I was reading this book about her "ecsellent aunt linsie" it hit me how ironic it is that my little adoring niece who looked up to me for so many years is now the person whom I look up to.  She has grown into such an amazing, beautiful, talented, smart, genuinely awesome person and I am proud to say she is my niece. I love you Morgan!  I am so proud of you.  I can't put it into words how much I admire and respect you for who you are and what you have done with your life so far.  I hope you have the time of your life in Belgium Moog.

Bon Voyage!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mother of Dork-wad

Alexa always says the funniest things.  This morning she says to me "Mom, I am going to change your name to "Mother of Dork-wad".  I am also going to change Grandma Kathy's name to "Mother of Three Dork-wads."

What a funny girl.  I love my little dork-wad.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Grandma Z

To my dearest Grandma Zentner,

I can't believe you left us today.  I am going to miss you so very much.  I truly can't imagine a world without you in it.  My life will not be the same without you, and you will be truly missed.

 Neither of us have ever really been the type to tell each other how we feel.  Especially me.  most of my life I have been the snot-nosed-kid who didn't know how to show appreciation or love for you.  I will regret that for the rest of my life.  I regret not ever telling you how amazing I think you were.  You went through so much in your life, and managed to do it all with dignity and respect.  I love you more than words can express, and I wish more than anything in the world I would have had the guts to tell you this when you were alive.  I know I am too late to tell you this in person, but maybe somehow, someway, you will receive this message so that I have the chance to finally tell you, from the bottom of my heart, that I love you, respect you, and can't imagine a world that you are not in.

I love you Grandma.  I hope you find happiness and peace wherever you are.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Girls Day Out

Walter has been working out of town for the last couple of weeks.  It is lonely at home without him, and Alexa and I tend to fall into a slump when he is gone.  It seems we watch movies and let the world carry on without us while he is gone.  Because of that, we decided we were going to have a girls day out.  We went to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens.  I had a BLAST with her.  She is such a fun person to be around.  It was really cool to see the world from her point of view. 

Alexa thought it would be fun to pretend that we lived in a jungle and the gardens were our house.  We had lots of fun deciding what rooms were ours, what was the bathroom, etc.

Inside these arches was Alexa's Room...

This area was mine and Walt's room

This area was the bathroom.  There are A LOT of bathtubs in our bathroom. :)

This was our pool room--we also decided that we can push a button and beds appear in the pool area.  That way we can sleep in there when we want to relax by the pool. :)

This was the pond in our backyard.  Alexa LOVED the fish.  She was trying to get them to eat off of her stick (one actually bit!)  

By the end of the gardens, Alexa was super tired....

We then stopped and had a bite to eat from "our kitchen".  The restaurant at the gardens was delicious.  Alexa and I had fun playing with the wikki sticks they give all the kids at the restaurant.

Alexa--you are my best friend.  I love ya girl!  I had so much fun with you.  I can't wait for our next adventure together!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Costco Shop

Alexa spent the evening pretending to be the owner of a window shop called "Costco Shop".  She fixed her hair in pig-tails, put on some of her dress-ups, and applied a ridiculous amount of blue eye shadow (evidently she thinks this is how an adult shop owner should dress).  She then gathered a few items from around the house and placed them in her window shop (our living room window).

She used her play cell phone to make announcements to the customers.  It was very cute.  She would say things like "attention customers...the Costco Shop will be closing in 5 minutes" and "Could Amanda please come to the register".

Walter and I were able to purchase the items in her store with either a penny or we could run our credit card. (evidently we still need to have the "credit cards are bad" talk with her. :)

What a funny girl.  I love her imagination.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Glover Cousins and Little Fishies

Kim and her family came to Salt Lake this weekend and we were lucky enough to be able to spend some time with them.

Saturday we watched Kate and Little Worthy while Kim, Big Worthy, and Morgan went to a Brandi Carlile concert.

Sunday night the Glover's stayed in a hotel that has a really fun pool.  The kids had a BLAST.  I think they would have swam until they turned into fish if we would have let them.  They sure are cute little fishies. :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

“I saw a spider, but I decided to say hi to it instead of kill it because I am not the one who should decide if we live or die."

       M   --Alexa Rae Fellmeth 8 years old          

Monday, June 6, 2011

Silly Girl

It is Alexa's first official day of Summer break.  I can't believe she is going to be in 3rd grade next year.  Holy crap.  Where the heck has time gone?  It seems that yesterday she was just a tiny baby learning how to walk and talk, and now here she is an 8 year old that I can't seem to keep quiet. :)

I must admit that I have always been a little bit crazy about what Alexa wears each day.  She is 8 years old and I am still picking out her clothes to wear every morning.  However, I have decided that she is getting old enough that I am going to start to teach her to be a little more independent.....starting with her picking out her own clothes each day.  Today, I left her outfit entirely up to her.  She was able to get up and get dressed and fix her hair all on her own. When I saw what she chose to wear, I about died.  She is so stinking funny.  She has such a funny little personality.  I can't decide is she was going for a diva or gangsta look.  What a silly little girl.

Well, it wasn't what I would have picked out for her to wear, but it sure is fun to see her little personality shine through in this simple decision she made.  I can't wait to see what other outfits she choses to wear in the near future.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Family Cuddles

Last night we moved the mattress into the living room for a family cuddle and movie night. One of the great things about living in a zoo is that there is NEVER a shortage of people or animals to cuddle with.  :)


Monday, January 5, 2009

I know that everyone (Especially Jenny) loves reading about what I was thankful for in November of 2007 over...and over...and over again, but I think it is time that I move on from that post and get crazy.

Since it has been so long since I have updated everyone, I am going to do a top 10 list of things that we have been up to this last year.

1. We finally broke down and put ourselves into years of debt with a house. Yes, it's true. We bought a house. It has been so much fun. Although, we have recently gained a new respect for landlords and their ability to get plumbing problems fixed. :)

2. Alexa started Kindergarten. I can't believe she is getting this big. Her teacher's name is Mrs. Valenzuela. Alexa is getting smarter by the day, and will be reading in no time. VERY SCARY!!

3. We temporarily lost our sanity and purchased two dog. Brigg was our fist little buddy. He is a German Sheppard/Min Pin mix. And our Second dog Bacchus who we added to the family about a month after Brigg is a Chocolate lab/Mastiff mix. They are sweet, but sometimes I feel like we live in a zoo.

4. Walter decided it was time to try and end his life with a block saw. :) He was at work when the saw he was using jumped on him. He accidentally Slit his arm and had to get it stitched up. It was pretty gruesome, and I am lucky to still have him. He has been working hard at physical therapy and should have most of his range of motion back in no time.

5. Alexa lost her first tooth. It was loose for quite a while, and she WOULD NOT let anyone touch it. One day we were talking about the tooth fairy coming. She said " I think she is going to bring me a doll house or a bike" When I said that usually the tooth fairy brings money she said "I am pretty sure she knows that I don't want that."

6. We bought our project jeep. It is a 1974 Mail jeep that needs a lot of work. We have had a dream for quite a while to work on a jeep together and completely re-build it. It is probably not going to be done for 10 years, but we have it none the less. :)

7. Walter and I had our TWO YEAR anniversary. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but if you were married to Walter, you would know!!! hahaha just kidding. But I really can't believe that it has already been two years. Next week we will be having our 50th anniversary. Time goes by too fast.

8. We hit a record this year. Least amount of time spend down south with family. It has been really hard to get down south this year. I think I have been home a total of 3 times this entire year. It has been really hard for us, but hopefully we will be able to make it up in 2009 :)

9. This Christmas Alexa had her first holiday program for school. She was so nervous that she pretended to pee her pants minutes before she was supposed to go on stage. I had to take her into the bathroom and talk her into going out there. It was very sweet. Once she got on stage she felt much better. She did very well and I could tell she was proud of herself when she was done.

10. Last but not least, This last year, I managed to update my blog....not even once......I think that is some kind of a record, maybe I should get a prise for this!!! And Kudos to Jen for not letting me live it down that I had not updated since November of 2007 :)

I love you all and can't wait to blog with you this year :)))

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Since it is thanksgiving, and we are supposed to be thinking about what we are thankful for, I thought I would post a list of the things in my life that I am most thankful for.

1. My cute little family.
2. My support system. who knows where I would be if I didn't have the people in my life that I do.
3. Mine and my family's health
4. The small pleasures in life like chocolate, movies, games, etc.
5. Lazy weekends hanging out with the family.
6. My awesome husband who is cleaning the house while I lay on my bum to wright this post.
7. Alexa's laugh. There is no better sound in the world
8. My mom and dad, they are amazing.
9. My in-laws. Who would have thought that another family would ever be willing to take a crazy girl like me in.
10. My sisters, they are great role models.
11.Everything in my life. I love my life. I could not have asked for a better one.

Thanksgiving is such a great Holiday. It is so easy to get frustrated and angry with life sometimes. It is good to have an excuse to look at the things that you have and are thankful for.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Friday, October 12, 2007

I'll miss you Alexa Rae!!!

Well everyone, today is my last day as a stay at home mom. Monday I officially start work and Alexa starts going to pre-school. I am having a really hard time closing this door to my life. I have loved staying home and being with Alexa so much. I am going to miss it a lot more than I realized at first. I have found myself getting quite emotional today when I really think about all the times I am going to miss. I have spent almost every minute of the last two years with my beautiful girl, and I don't know if I will even know how to spend a day without her right by my side asking questions about everything and driving me crazy.

I would like to end this with a little tribute to my baby girl by listing my favorite things about her. these are the things I am going to miss the most during the days when I am not with her.

1. Waking up to her whispering my name and tapping me on the shoulder.(so annoying, but I love it so much :)
2. Watching kid shows and cuddling every morning.
3. That beautiful smile!
4. Her many questions about everything she sees. It is so awesome to watch her look at the world and wonder.
5. Reading the Ice Cream felt board story. She loves it because when we finish we always see who can "eat" the most ice cream. She always wins!
6. Her uncontrollable gut roll laugh. I haven't realized it until now, but I live for that laugh every day.
7. As much as it drives me crazy, I am going to miss her changing every five minutes into a different princess dress. I love the way she walks up the stairs every time and says "how do I look? aren't I pretty?" I just hope she realizes how very right she is when she says that.
8. Her annoying sense of humor. She thinks she is so funny. If I say "clean up your room please." she will say "your face is my room" I am pretty sure that she is the only one who finds this funny, but that is what makes it so dang cute.
9. She has such a sweet spirit. She can't even find Americas Funniest Home Video's funny because she feels so bad for the people that get hurt. I love that about her.
10. I think right now, the thing I love about her the most, is that when we told her that we were going to look at places for her to go play during the day while I went to work, she got a really sad look on her face and said "I am going to miss you"

If only she knew how much I was going to miss her. I love you Lex! Your an amazing girl and I have been so lucky to be able to spend so much time with you that last couple of years.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Richard Simmons Walks it Out

I found the BEST workout video. For those of you that really want to tone it up, go ahead and use this workout. Richard Simmons is a miracle worker. hahahahaha

Monday, September 10, 2007


Alexa has been talking about what she wants to be when she grows up lately. The other day we were talking about it and she said "When I grow up, I am going to be a Teacher, an Astronaut, a Basketball Player, a Doctor and a Firefighter." It is heart warming to see my little girl embracing this whole world that she has at her fingertips. It makes me feel a little stupid that I am 22 years old and I can't find anything I really want to do "when I grow up" and my little four year old already has such an amazing list of dreams that she can't chose just one. One of my favorite things about being a parent, is watching Alexa look at the world and ask questions. she really does have the whole world right at her finger tips.

I never knew that I would learn so much from my daughter. I am pretty sure that I have learned more from her, than she has learned from me throughout the years. It is so inspiring to see the way she embraces the world. Hopefully she never loses these ambitions and dreams like I seem to have done.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fun with the cousins

Living in Salt Lake is sometimes frustrating because we are so far away from most of our family. However, it makes it so much more fun when we do have the chance to see family. Alexa and I were lucky enough to be able to spend the day with Kim and her kids today. It was a lot of fun. It is nice to have some friends for Alexa to play with every once in a while. And I love any chance I get to hang out with my sisters. As the youngest girl in the family, I feel like I don't have as close of a relationship with my sisters as I should. I love when I get the chance to hang out and help build that relationship.

We met at the Gateway Mall and Kim took us to see the movie Surfs Up. it was a very cute movie. We spent most of the time at the water fountains, where the kids had a blast running through the water. It was such a fun day for us. It is days like this, that make me realize how much I miss our family's.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Family Cuddle!

I took this picture the other day, and I just had to share it. What a lazy little family we have.