Bryan, Angie, Lexie, Hoyt & Sabrie

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Leaves

So I am finally catching up on the blog. There are two new posts after this one. Maybe with the weather turning cold I'll be able to spend more time blogging. For FHE this week we decided to go look at the fall leaves for our activity. We left later than we planned so it got dark sooner than we wanted, but we did get to see many pretty leaves while we were driving. Here are a few pictures.

Lexie with Mom & Dad.
Lexie looking at the leaves and posing.
This picture turned out so cute!

Farewell Elder Hoyt

Last Wednesday my brother Matt left on his mission to Omaha Nebraska. A few weeks ago we spent the weekend visiting my family and we were all together (minus Pete who is still serving his mission in Houston, Texas). My brother Eric (who is in the Air Force) and his wife Tracie were also visiting so it was fun to get together and see everyone.
Family Photos
The day my parents took Matt to the MTC they stopped by and dropped Jen off to play with me and Lexie for the day. Here are some pictures of the final goodbye for two years.
Jen and Lexie had fun playing at the park.

Our Baby is Growing Up

At 13 months Lexie is turning into a little girl and not so much a baby anymore. She has such a cute personality that has really started coming out as she learns to communicate better each day. She is learning a lot of new words and can pretty much tell us what she wants. She loves to sing and sometimes in my nursery class full of 3 year olds she is the only one who will sing during singing time. Lexie's favorite songs right now are "Old MacDonald" - her favorite part of that song is E-I-E-I-O and making the animal sounds - "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam", "Winnie the Pooh" and pretty much every song she hears she sings and dances. Her favorite animals are dogs a.k.a. "roof roof's" and cats. Whenever we are at a store or a public place she waves and says "hi, hi, hi" to people passing by which always makes a few people smile. She sure makes us smile each day and brings such a great spirit to our home.
Here are some pictures from this past month.

Wearing Great-Grandpa Mickelson's hat.
Eating pizza and playing with our neighbor's bunny Bryan found outside our house one day after work.
At the playground. Lexie loved the slide (picture by Jennifer), eating wood chips and picking dandelions.
One of Lexie's new favorite things to do is sit in the bottom of the bookshelf and play with bowls. She is getting quite the imagination!