Sunday, November 7, 2010

Time flies.....

when you're having fun! Sorry for such a long delay in updates, but honestly we have been spending our time enjoying our kiddos. Since the last post we have been busy with soccer games, a trip to the zoo, a Disney World "vacation", and more soccer games. I'm happy to report that Peyton just finished his first season of soccer...thank you Lord for putting us out of our misery. 8 weeks of soccer games, 30 minutes from our house and NOT ONE WIN. The bad news bears to say the least. Peyton has zero idea that they lost every single game because as long as his coach had a "prize" at the end of the game, he was a winner. Yesterday was his last game and each player got a medal. He was so proud. Last week we took the kids to Disney World. Great idea to go in late October right? wrong. 98 degrees every single day for a solid week. The good news is I have found my soul mate in Shelby because she hates being in the heat as much as I do. A lot of times we found a shady spot or an air conditioned building and hung out while Peyton enjoyed himself. Peyton loved riding rides even though he still is not tall enough to ride anything other than the "baby" rides. I think he most liked meeting characters....but that could be out of not being able to ride the big rides...seriously he was only like 1/2 an inch too small. It was heartbreaking for him and for the first time he realized he's short. :-( But leave it to my baby to always find the positive in a situation...he made the best out of it and had a blast. While we were there little Miss Shelby learned how to crawl. And if you've followed this blog long right about now you're thinking "didn't Peyton learn to crawl at Disney World, too?" Yes he did....and was about Shelby's age. So should we ever have anymore kids we know a visit to Disney World will ensure those children's crawling abilities. Shelby has grown up so much in the last few months. Last week she had her 9 month check up...she's in the 28th percentile and weighs 17lbs 11ozs and is 27 1/2 inches long....little I know, but what do you expect? I just don't have monster babies. Not only is she crawling, but she waves bye bye, gives kisses, says Mama, Dada and Bubba (although it drives Peyton somewhat crazy). Her latest and greatest is when asked "how big is Shelby?" she holds her arms way up and we all say "soooo big" and then she claps. it's awesome and I hope to get it on video soon. She LOVES to eat and will try most anything you give her. Against my better judgement, she and I shared an ice cream cone in Disney World. She literally oinked like a was great. Speaking of pigs...Shelby was a pig for her first Halloween. ADORABLE is all I can say. Peyton was Mr. Incredible...cute as always. We still have a nice stash of candy left....fortunately my kid is more of cupcake monster and not so much a candy monster...we'll trash it soon. And I think that catches us up for the most part. Peyton will have his Thanksgiving feast at school in a few for sure to come. He's doing wonderfully in school...learned how to write his name, learned the pledge of allegiance and "You're a Grand Ole Flag". We're so proud of the little person he's becoming. If you've read this far you're obviously committed to this family so I won't let you down and leave you with pictures....hopefully it won't be the new year before I update again. hahahaha!! seriously though.

Mr. Incredible....incredibly cute!
This little piggy....
Our Halloween babies!
Peyton after he destroyed a Mickey Mouse ice cream...please notice the sweaty hair...yes it was hot.
After our Princess dinner at the Grand Floridian
Proof she can crawl.
Me and Peyton on the Aladdin his face. It's the "all the rides are broken, I don't really want to be on this one and why are you taking my picture AGAIN?" face. He loved it though.
Nana, Pop and the kiddos going into Magic Kingdom.
Our sweet babies in the Pirate Room...notice how happy they are here...pre sweatiness.
We did the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party our first night...Peyton loved it even though it was hot.
Before the Halloween Party...a very rare pic of Mom and Dad....alone.
hehehehe....she looks so unhappy, but it really wasn't too hot out at this point. it wasn't until we got into the park with 8 million other people that she was done.
Character breakfast at Ohano...the best!!!
Oh Brad...not one picture of us all looking at the same camera.
Love this one!
Day 1 and Peyton was already annoyed with the picture taking
Thats all for Disney...too many to post.
Shelby got a new fall dress so I had to have a mini photo session with her in the back yard. The lighting is terrible though b/c of the time of day.

The New Orleans Zoo

hmm....I think this was before we left for the zoo...proof she can clap.
Ok so now I'm realizing these are all out of order....this is Peyton showing off his new shirt from the zoo.
Family pic at the zoo
My little soccer player
Shelby at the zoo
My sweaty soccer player
My soul was so hot at this soccer game that Shelby and I had to take cover in the car...and now that I'm thinking about it I may have posted these in an earlier post. Oh well.