Thursday, February 28, 2019

Happy 12th Birthday, Lexie!

Happy 12th Birthday!


On Friday, February 22nd, Lexie celebrated her 12th Birthday! I started this blog when Lexie was just 18 months old. Back then it was just Lexie Loo & Dylan Too! The blog has grown quite a bit since then, and a few of my regular readers have been around since the very beginning. The years went by so quickly, and now we're just one short year away from having another teenager! 


Lexie had a great birthday this year, and was very relieved that I didn't go into labor on her big day! We allow our kids to have one "cheat day" to miss school each year, and Lexie chose to skip on her birthday. Grant worked from home for a half a day, so the day was all about her, and it was extra special!

Here is Lexie's yearly photoshoot, yearly interview (which she filled out on her own), and how we celebrated her big day!

Lexie's 12th Birthday Interview & Photoshoot


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ALEXANDRIA ELIZABETH
"Lexie"
Age: 12

Stats: 5’2” and 90 lbs

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1. FAVORITE COLOR? Yellow
2. FAVORITE TOY? Bun-bun and Blankie
3. FAVORITE CHARACTER? Spongebob
4. FAVORITE SUPERHERO? Wonder Woman and Spiderman

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5. FAVORITE FRUIT? NONE!!!!!!!!!
6. FAVORITE VEGETABLE? MOST!!!!!!CAN'T PICK ONE!!!!!!!
7. FAVORITE BREAKFAST? ALL!!!!!!!
8. FAVORITE CEREAL? Lucky Charms
9. FAVORITE LUNCH?  Ramen noodles or Chicken and Stars
10. FAVORITE DINNER? Anything Mexican
11. FAVORITE DRINK? Water and Iced Tea
12. FAVORITE SNACK? Chips
13. FAVORITE RESTAURANT? Taco Bell

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14. FAVORITE TV SHOW? Riverdale, Spongebob, or One Day at a Time
15. FAVORITE MOVIE? Can't pick one
16. FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS? Will Smith or Cole Sprouse
17. FAVORITE SONG? All!
18. FAVORITE SINGER/BAND? Also can't pick one
19. FAVORITE BOOKS? Anything by Raina Telgemeier
20. FAVORITE BOOK SERIES? I have no clue

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21. FAVORITE OUTFIT? Graphic tees with leggings
22. FAVORITE GAME? Payday or Uno
23. FAVORITE SPORT? Soccer
24. FAVORITE ANIMAL?  Every animal
25. FAVORITE PLACE TO GO? Nina and Papa's house
26. FAVORITE THINGS TO DO? Chill
27. FAVORITE SUBJECT? Social Studies
28. FAVORITE STUFFED ANIMAL? Bun-Bun

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29. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? Friday
30. FAVORITE MONTH? February and July
31. FAVORITE SEASON? Summer and Spring
32. FAVORITE HOLIDAY? Every holiday has its own qualities!

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33. WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND? Aubrey, Lexi, and Sukie
34. WHO DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY WITH? Aubrey
35. WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?  My family and my friends
36. WHAT SCARES YOU? Wind and clowns
37. WHAT MAKES YOU SAD? When something terrible happens to my family or friends

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38. WHAT DO YOU WISH FOR? A room to myself and luck to my family
39. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY?  Being young
40. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?  Okay I will explain my plan...First I will become a vet, then a world class chef/baker!  
41. DISLIKES?  Being a hateful person at cruel times. (Hmmm...that's a deep one.)

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How We Celebrated Lexie's 12th Birthday


Lexie had a great birthday this year! As I mentioned above, she chose to skip school on her birthday, so she got to sleep in. Just like we do every year, we put up the birthday banner, sat out the special Happy Birthday plate and candles, and filled the room with balloons while she was sleeping so she could wake up to a little "party!"

Grant worked from home that day, so he could spend extra time with her. When I got home from driving Liam and Lily to school, Lexie had just woken up and was ready for birthday donuts! Grant and I sang Happy Birthday to her, then gave her the first present of the day: the traditional new birthday outfit!

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A few hours later, Lexie came with me to pick Liam up from Kindergarten, and we stopped by the park to take a few birthday pictures in her new birthday outfit! They turned out so good, and she really looks so grown up!

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That afternoon, we took Lexie to get a new iPod, and treated her to Starbucks...of course, she chose an Icee instead! Shortly after we got home, Lily came home from school, and Grant's mom stopped by for a brief visit. We then headed out for an early dinner at the restaurant of Lexie's choice - Taco Bell! She and Grant had a contest to see who could eat the most tacos, and they ended up tying at 7!

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When we got home from dinner, Dylan, Lily, and Liam gave Lexie the gifts they chose for her. It's one of their favorite traditions!

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That evening, Lexie and I worked together to make some birthday cupcakes, then some friends came over for a visit. We sang Happy Birthday to Lexie again, and enjoyed the birthday cupcakes!

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It's hard to believe that this sweet girl is now 12! She is an incredible human being, and we love her so very much! Happy 12th Birthday, Lexie Bean!


Happy 12th Birthday, Lexie! A celebration, birthday interview, and yearly photoshoot! #birthday #momblogger #12thBirthday #birthdaytraditions

14 comments:

  1. She looks really grown up! I love her answers to her interview. She just can't decide!

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  2. Happy 12th birthday, sweet girl!! I cannot believe she's TWELVE! Gosh, that's just crazy. I hope she has a great birthday!

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe she's going to be a TEENAGER next year. Time goes by too fast!

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  3. Aw, I love that you do a mini photoshoot and the birthday interview is a cute idea. Happy belated birthday to Lexie! I think I'd want to take the school day off too. ;)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you! They always choose their birthday for their freebie!

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  4. Beautiful blog post. I love the birthday traditions. Your kids will never forget how special you made them feel.

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  5. Happy Birthday Lexie - I hope you have a wonderful year full of fun and surprises.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Lexie! I love, love that she and Grant had a taco eating contest! How sweet and memorable! She's a beauty!

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  7. Happy birthday, Lexie! I'm one of those bloggers that's been here since the beginning. I can't believe Lexie is twelve. It looks like you had the most perfect day for her. She's growing up to be beautiful inside and out, just like her mom!

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    1. I know! Isn't it fun to think that we have been blog friends for so long?!?

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