Monday, December 7, 2009

'Cause thats the way things happen on the Polar Express!

We took Peyton to Birmingham this weekend to ride the Polar Express. In Peyton's words..."That was really really awesome!" We had a great time and Peyton even gave Santa his paci that we've been trying to get rid of. Unfortunately it didn't last. He was completely ok with it until bedtime when the tears started to flow and the words "I no like ho ho" came out of his sweet mouth...I caved and gave him the extra paci I brought just in case. I'm not going to apologize to any of my judges either....I can't stand to see my sweet baby cry and God knows I don't want to him hate Santa!!! I know he'll get rid of it when he's ready and honestly he's probably it to a stranger for any amount of time is huge at our house. We all had a fantastic time seeing our friends from Tennessee and Peyton especially had fun playing with his friend. We can't wait to take him next year!!

It was cooooold!!! Peyton was bundled up waiting to board the train...did I mention it snowed the day we left for Birmingham?

Peyton getting his ticket punched

He refused to take his jacked/hat/gloves off at first...not sure why


Looking for the North Pole

Having a snack on the way to the North Pole...he's 100% my son..."we're going to see now where's some food"

Peyton and Kainaan spot Santa and Mrs. Claus on our train!!

He DID NOT like the elves...thats another story, but lets just say he's terrified of elves. ha!

Peyton with Santa and Mrs. Claus...look closely in Santa's hand...thats the paci!!!

He even got cookies and chocolate milk

Best Buddies!

Waving bye to Santa

Friday, December 4, 2009

Showering the ones you love...with gifts and snow.

It snowed pretty hard here tonight in South Mississippi...pretty sure thats why we moved from Kansas. The difference I guess is this will all be gone tomorrow and the anticipation of the snow was the same as when I was a kid...because we never got it. It was awesome and Peyton LOVED it...he was only sad Maw, Paw, Nana and Pop weren't here to share with him.

My wonderful best friend and her mother gave me the best baby shower ever in November. It was so much fun and Shelby got lots of wonderful things to get her little life started. We feel so loved!!

This is Amy, Nana, Me and my Mom

This is me and my friend Liz...we've been friends since the 5th grade and she just happened to be in town that awesome!!

Me and the hostesses

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Peyton is a Penguin

Peyton had a BLAST trick or treating this year. He was most excited to dress up in his costume and when he realized he got candy too, he was shocked to say the least. Mommy made it to a few houses with him before I had to pass out candy at our house, but Peyton made it to about 7 houses with Daddy, Nana and Pop. He really enjoyed handing out candy after and was exhausted by bedtime. I have to say this year was definitely more enjoyable than the 2 years past and now I can't wait to see his reaction to Christmas!!

He even had the penguin walk down

Not one picture of him looking at the camera with sad.

Have you ever seen a cuter Penguin?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Random fun

So far this year we have not made it to the "pumpin" patch. So sad because we've gone the last 2 years with Peyton. We had plans to take him this past weekend with Maw and Piper, but Maw got sick and had to cancel her trip....which meant Peyton wanted nothing to do with pumpkin patch. ha!! We were actually shocked Saturday morning when we all got up early and Peyton informed us he wanted to "stay at his house"...but we were more than happy to hang out and be lazy. Maybe we'll get to go this weekend with Nana and Pop, but rain is predicted for Friday and there is no way this family will be tracking through the mud just to get a pumpkin. We'll see. For now our lives have been pretty low key...guess we're saving up for the arrival of baby Shelby! We have been working on her room this week and finally making some progress. I can't wait to see the finished project. All is going well with baby and so far I've had no problems. I'm still seeing either my heart Dr. or baby Dr. every 2 weeks...which is getting old, but is keeping me healthy so I'll do what it takes. Thats about all thats happening here!! I'll leave you with some random pictures of the last few weeks!

Peyton was wearing his bat hat when I picked him up from school today.
Peyton ready for the Cowboys game!

Peyton holding baby Cameron...he's going to be such a good big brother!

There are no words.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Peyton's big boy bed

Wow! I managed to somewhat catch up today. If this is the first post you're reading be sure to scroll down...I made a lot today!!
Last weekend we decided that it was time for Peyton to transfer to his full size bed. He hasn't been sleeping well in his toddler bed and well....we could use that mattress for Shelby! ha! He helped us put it together which sadly I have no pictures of. It was so exciting for him. Needless to say we have had no problems whatsoever getting him adjusted to sleeping in the big bed. He's sleeping until 8:00 again and not waking up at all in the night...I mean not even once. And the days of him crying to sleep with us are gone. Guess he just wanted some space. So far every transition we have made with Peyton has been easy if we could just get rid of the paci. (I know....he's 3...don't judge me!)

This was really funny. Peyton insisted on getting a picture with Daddy before bed...he had to pose the exact same way as his dad. He studied his legs and then positioned himself for a "cheese!" Awesome.
Peyton tackling daddy

This is part of his nightly routine. He and Daddy get in their football stance and then tackle each other.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

We had so much fun with the little guy in Gulf Shores. The reality is that was the first trip we have taken just the 3 of us and probably the last before Shelby comes. It was awesome being able to give him our undivided attention and I think he enjoyed it just as much!

This has nothing to do with the beach. Peyton helped me make Monkey Munch the other day and was very proud to show it off.

Peyton buried in the sand.

Midnight snack time!!! Nothing like a powdered donut before bed..hey..we were on vacation.

He honestly tried very hard to get sand on every inch of his body.

Practicing his surfing skills?

Screaming because the water was getting close...this was his favorite thing to do.

And this was his 2nd favorite...he loved for Brad to pick him up fast when a wave would come in...pretty sure the whole beach could hear him squeal.

Wasting no time getting started...we had not even put the tent up yet.

This is the life!

First Day of School

Peyton started his first day of 3 yr old preschool shortly after his birthday. So far he is doing really well and LOVES his teacher. He no longer cries when I drop him off and is a chatter box the whole way home. I'm so thankful that we have a great place to take him that he loves. His speech is getting better everyday and every week he learns a new letter that he is anxious to tell us about...all week! hahaha

My handsome 3 yr old before the 1st day of school
They made these hats while the parents were in a meeting...he was very interested in those scissors...probably because he's not allowed to use them at our house!! hahaha
Probably should be working with him a bit on how to use scissors....he had no clue.

They were to bring their favorite teddy bear on the 1st day...of course Peyton had to bring Woody instead of a stinkin' teddy bear. All the kids thought he was way cool.