Monday, June 29, 2009

Sports Fan

I can't believe it's almost July already! I was thinking last night of where I was a year ago. Throwing up, starting to swell, not sleeping so good and scared of what this year would bring.
I had NO idea how much I would LOVE being a mom. I mean, look at this little sports fan!

The Campbell Clan has a new member

I know I'm a bit behind.
Congratulations to the Campbells!
Keaton entered the world on June 25th at an even 8 pounds. She's 19 inches long.We're can't wait to meet her!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vote for Peyton

I got one of those emails from Baby to Bee about the Great American Photo Contest. I couldn't help it, what mom doesn't think her baby should win? So, if you get a chance, please click on the link below and vote for Peyton. I think you have to fill out some info once, and then it asks you to give your cell phone a bunch of times for some stupid links- just keep hitting skip on all of those until you get to the vote page

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peyton's lessons on sharing and CONGRATS to the Chack Family

I am so late in posting this!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the Chack Family on welcoming their little boy.
George William Chack
8lbs, 12oz,21 inches
June 18,2009
I hope I get to see him soon!

Meanwhile, Peyton has learned to share.
Peyton wants everyone to enjoy her binkie as much as she does.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day

We celebrated Mike's first Father's Day on Sunday at Arlington with both of our families. I couldn't believe how crowded it was! Mike and I got there at 11:45 and it was already PACKED! We stuck it out as long as we could with the humidity and lack of space and then headed back to our house for some pizza. Even though it was a little more hectic than planned, I think everyone had a good time. You can't have a bad time betting on the ponies and eating yummy food. PLUS, Peyton picked her own horse in the last race and he won!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Playdate with the Gormsen Clan

Yesterday Teresa, Luke and Adriana came over for a visit. We had a great time. I can't believe how big Adriana is getting already and she still has all of that dark beautiful hair!
I didn't get any pictures of her, but I got a cute one of Luke and Peyton.
Luke is such a good big brother and such a fun little man. He loved trying to make Peyton laugh and told her and me that we were beautiful several time! Look out ladies, he's gonna be a heartbreaker.
He and Mike spent some time rough housing and according to Teresa, Luke fell asleep right away in the car- I let her know that both Mike and Peyton went down for naps as well.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lessons at the Airport

I've been hoping that the time spent with Sophia will motivate Peyton to crawl. She seemed to study how Sosie did it, so we'll see. It does seem, however, that Peyton taught Sophia how to do something. My daughter screams and squeals ALOT. I kept joking that while we were on the trip, Sophia would pick that up.
Here's some video of the kids as we were delayed at the airport. Wait for the end, it seems someone learned something on the trip after all.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Back from Florida

We had a nice little getaway to Florida from Sunday to Thursday. The Scimeca's and DiMaria's joined us. Little Joey, Sophia and Peyton had a great time together. And I think the parents had fun, too- underwater beer-bongs are the latest craze!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

8 Months

My beautiful little girl, I can't believe that you are 8 months old tomorrow!

You have become such a little person. This month I've watched you go from a little wobbly baby to an independent person who sits up completely, holds her own bottle and plays by herself.

You are happy to sit on the floor and play with your toys. Of course, you always prefer to have a buddy playing along, but it's such a joy to see you playing and exploring. You're so like your Daddy in that you like to figure out how things work.

You know to take the little balls out and put them down the slide on your activity center. You figured out how to take the removable tray out of your booster seat. And you love to push the hands and feet on your doggie toy to make him play songs and say words.

You even put up with me sticking all kinds of bows on your little head.
You also just got your first tooth. It didn't seem to bother you too much- thank goodness, but I have a feeling there may be others that will hurt your little mouth. Still, you are so funny with the way you run your tongue around that little bottom tooth. Speaking of mouth, you've also started to eat your baby puffs. These are a favorite now and to be honest, I have to hide the bottle from you when I try to give you cereal because you much prefer those little tasty morsels. You tap your hands on your booster seat impatiently once you see that I am getting ready to give you some.

Mother's Day was this month. It was a first for me. I remember feeling so nervous last year when I thought about Mother's Day. Would I be a good mom? Would I be able to make you happy? Would you love me? Motherhood is so much more than I ever thought it would be. You smile so easily and you love to laugh and babble, but I swear, it stops my heart when I see that huge smile get a little bigger when you see your Daddy or I. I know it's selfish, but there is something so satisfying in knowing that Daddy and I are the ones who put the biggest smile on those little cheeks.

You are truly a happy baby- and a social one.

Just the other day you and I had lunch with Nana and Papa. You were so excited when you saw the little girl at the table next to us that you started squealing at an ear-piercing pitch- and you wouldn't stop. You were smiling and sqealing and waving those little arms as if to say that you wanted to be friends and were ready to play. I had to bribe you with puffs for the next 15 minutes to allow the rest of the diners some peace and quiet. I guess I shouldn't complain since you were happy, not crying, but it was still quite an experience.

And speaking of ear piercing... you got your ears pierced this month. Your Aunt Gretchen and I had our ears pierced at 6 months and Nana has been asking if we were going to do it for a while now. I was kindof nervous to do it, but your Daddy was excited about it, too, and I really am glad we did. You honestly cried less that when you get shots and they haven't bugged you once since. Your Nana is just dying to get you some tiny diamond studs for your ears. Your Great Gram and Great Great Aunt Lil will be happy to know that the tradition continues.

Peyton Priscilla, I am so proud of you. You are so smart and sweet. Your Daddy and I look forward to seeing you every morning. We laugh constantly when we watch you discover new things- tastes, sounds, toys, touches, sights. You truly have given my life more meaning than I could ever imagine. I hope you never question how much you are loved, and I hope that every new day you wake up to is better than the day before.

You are my heart and soul.

I Love you always and forever,

Monday, June 1, 2009

Toofs and Babas

That's right folks, Peyton is holding her own bottle AND she got her first tooth. I don't have a pic of the tooth yet as it just poked through yesterday. We can feel it, but it's hard to see it, not to mention she isn't keen on having people try to shove the camera in her face when her little mouth hurts. As for the bottle, she's been teasing me with it for quite a while, but now she's flying solo. It's amazing how liberating it is to not hold a bottle for your child all day.
Do I miss it, maybe a tiny bit... or not.