Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our Little Turkey

We have officially attended our child's first school which he did not participate. ha! Today didn't go quite as we thought, but it was still fabulous. Thankfully the teachers had video taped our kids singing their Thanksgiving songs and played it for us in the lobby....good for us, bad for you!! When we got to Peyton's classroom, we totally expected him to come running for us. Nope. My kid was the only one yelling at his parents. He wanted nothing to do with us or anyone else in that classroom for that matter. Most of the kids stood in front of the class and sang their kid sat at his table and drank juice. It wasn't until his teacher Mrs. DeeDee started telling us about how they made butter that morning that he perked up. Once he had a cornbread muffin with homemade butter in front of him, he was perfectly fine. I'm still shocked that all the kids helped make muffins and butter today. I love his school. After snack time he showed us his turkey he painted and his "helper" bee on the wall. Everyday they have a special helper...I guess your bug gets put at the top if you're it! Anyways, here are a few pictures from the day....I have video, but have not loaded it yet. I'll try to do it a.s.a.p. even though it's just video of Peyton drinking juice! Enjoy.

Peyton was very proud of this turkey he painted with his hands and feet.
My baby LOVES him some cornbread.
This is his class...his teachers are Mrs. Amy (wearing the teal shirt) and Mrs. DeeDee (wearing the brown sweater). Please notice the child in the blue and red shirt in front of Peyton..he's the one that pulled his hair out. (his parents apologized)
Chowing down on the muffin
They made these precious Thanksgiving place mats, too. I can't wait to use it for our family Thanksgiving dinner.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Promised Pictures

It was super cold this weekend, but that didn't stop the little man from playing with Dad!
Playing hide-n-go-seek
He LOVES his swing!
My son...already breaking fashion boundaries...nothing says "cool" like a diaper and UGGs.
All tuckered out from playing so hard
Nothing new to post really...all is good in our little world! This weekend kicks off what we like to call "holiday insanity". Can't wait!! Wednesday Peyton has his first ever school production. We're so excited! His preschool class will be singing songs for their parents and then we'll have a Thanksgiving snack. I'll be anxious to see if he actually sings though! Uh oh...something just crashed in the living room..I hope it wasn't the Christmas tree! Stay warm and be looking for video on Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Ok in the last 2 weeks I have come across more than one thing that has just absolutely flabbergasted me....but this tops my list!! What is happening to our world!! On there is an article about an ad that will be displayed on Washington D.C buses. This is what the ad says..."Why believe in God? Just be good for goodness sakes." first glance I wasn't THAT put off by it....I mean really, why can't we be good just to be good? But once I started reading the article I became more infuriated. Here is a small part of that article:

In lifting lyrics from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," the Washington-based group is wading into what has become a perennial debate over commercialism, religion in the public square and the meaning of Christmas.
"We are trying to reach our audience, and sometimes in order to reach an audience, everybody has to hear you," said Fred Edwords, spokesman for the humanist group. "Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion."

They feel a little alone during the holidays because of CHRISTmas' association with traditional religion? HELLO!! You would have NO Christmas if it wasn't for religion?!!! I just honestly can't believe that there are people out there who really think this way? All I've been hearing on the news since the election is comments about how it's so wrong for people to be is this NOT being hateful? You're trying to take a RELIGIOUS holiday and turn it into nothing but Santa Claus and elves and those of us who know the true meaning of Christmas have to look at these ads and say nothing because we would be discriminating to those who don't believe. I'll have to do my research to find out how we went from Christmas being about the birth of Christ to Santa and his reindeer, but I am confident that Christmas is the celebration of Christ's birth....period. Christ came first...before Santa people. Wow..I'm just really shocked. Maybe I've been living in a bubble. Ok, If you want to read the whole article, please click here:,2933,450445,00.html

Sorry for taking this time out of my Peyton updates to do a little ranting...sometimes I just can't help myself. And if I offended you...sorry, but it's my blog and I can write what I want. :-)
I promise next post will be lots of fun pictures of the little dude.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Christmas Challenge

Every year I try to think of ways to help someone in need at Christmas. This year I've found a new cause. St. Jude's Children Hospital. For the past year I have been ordering my checks through their website...the cutest checks you've ever seen. Part of the proceeds obviously go to St. Jude Research...the checks cost no more than the ones you would order at your bank, so I figured why not also contribute to a good cause. So as I was online ordering more checks, I saw that Target helps create a wish list for the children and their families that are receiving treatment at St. Jude. It's just like buying a wedding gift or baby shower gift online. So here is my challenge to you.....if you are able, check out the website and buy one gift for a child who will be spending their Christmas in a hospital. Some of these children know no other home other than St. Jude....I can't even imagine. I thank God everyday that we have a healthy, thriving 2 year while I count my blessings maybe I can give back a little. If you're not able to buy a can always donate directly to St. Jude...even if it's $1....every little bit helps. Here is the website for the Target St. Jude Wish List:
If you'd like to donate directly to St. Jude, click here: Then click on Donate Now at the top of the page. Browse the page while you're there...they actually have some really cool stuff you can buy!! Merry Christmas...a few weeks early! :-)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ok I was going to try to write a great story with these pictures, but Peyton is in rare form. So I'll just leave you with pictures. They pretty much speak for themselves...Trick or treating and leaf pouncing...what more could a little boy ask for?!!