This is Lexie, aka Pancake.
She is our niece (cousin to the boys).
She lives in Utah so we don’t see her as often as we’d like and when she was little she was a little shy (not in general, as we’ve come to find out, but just of us…)
One time when we were visiting her house, Jeff came upon her eating pancakes and thus christened her “Pancake” and the name stuck. He worked and worked during that trip to make her fall in love with him. She liked her new name and she was sold.
But it didn’t stop her from toying with us—making us work for her twinkle every time we came back.
We visited again this year over New Year’s. Pancake took a shine to Tyler (it must be his new cologne, he’s been getting that reaction a lot lately:)
It was rare to see one without the other for 6 days.
The other day, Tyler got a call. Ya, a real one where they SAY words instead of TYPE them.
Lexie had “borrowed” her older sister’s phone while she was napping so she could call Tyler.
Of course, there were long periods of silence interspersed with words here and there. She still makes us work for it.
Her sister found her with the phone and informed Tyler that he was “Pumpkin #6”.
Apparently, Lexie has a list of things/people she likes (kind of like Santa, I guess…) and Tyler’s made it to #6!
Maybe if he works really hard in the coming year he can move up in the rankings!!!