Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Jess Campbell came by a few weeks ago to shoot some family photos for us.
Peyton is now 2 and Landon has passed the 6 month mark, so we really wanted some new pics.
There are SO many cute pics, here are just a few.
Thanks Jess!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Rojas Family

Rocky, Jill and Jacob welcomed their newest family member yesterday, 11/22/2010.

Emerson Marie Rojas
Born 10:11am
19 inches

We can't wait to meet her! Congratulations!


Sarah and Ryan got engaged last weekend!!
Congratulations you two! We are so excited for you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Landon is 8 Months Old

Dear Landon,

My little boy, you are 8 months old tomorrow!
This past month we celebrated your first Halloween. You were the cutest caterpillar I've ever seen! You'll probably hate me for that costume when you are 15, but oh well. Sue me, I'm your mom and I get to call the shots for at least the next 18 years.

You've been sleeping alot better, but we still aren't where I'd like to be. You just seem to be so hungry, no matter how much you eat each day, or with a rice-cereal bottle at night. That's okay though, because you are just the sweetest boy!
Everywhere we go- the store, the doctor, the daycare at the gym...- everyone comments on how happy you are and how easy going you are! It makes me so proud, but that's not what matters. I just love you so much and enjoy every moment I've had with you so far!
You are also starting to get more mobile. You army crawl at a pretty good pace and you love to stand and hold on to anything and everything and look at the world around you. You bob your chubby little legs and squeal with delight. It makes Daddy and I laugh every time!

You eat your baby foods and veggies in your chair and have even started to eat baby puffs. I am starting to get an idea of what you will be like as a teenage boy- a bottomless pit!

It's been another whirlwind of a month and you have been changing and growing so much.
With the holidays right around the corner, Daddy and I are looking forward to seeing them through your eyes.
Thank You for another wonderful month!
I love you more every day!
Love, always and forever,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Landon joins the Army (Mobile Division)

Look at this happy boy!

I hope you can see these videos.

Landon is Army crawling now- how fitting that I just happened to have him in his camo pants today.

And, I didn't even plan this, but he has started to figure out how to maneuver his way around in his walker- which is, get this, A JEEP!

I feel very clever for some reason...



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Peyton is 25 months old

Dear Peyton,

You are fully into your 3rd year of life now- 25 months!
It's been a great month (minus some world class temper tantrums).
We celebrated your birthday on the 3rd and then again on the 9th with an official party... a Wiggles Party!

Everyone dressed like the Wiggles and you loved it!

You are such an independant and creative thinker now. On our walk the other day you told me "look Mommy, the train is big, biiiggggg. It's bigger. It's huge!"
I couldn't believe you could figure out how those words relate and describe something.

After a few consecutive 3am wake-ups that ended in a slumber party in our bed, and a few days of constact tantrums, we started a reward system, and you are rockin' it! You know that you get a sticker when you stay in your bed all night, or when you do something good, and after you get a sticker in every box on your "special page", you get a big treat. Each night at bedtime you now tell us that you get a sticker in the morning for being a good girl!

Your timeouts have gotten tougher and we don't bend an inch on them. 2 minutes in your timeout spot no ifs, ands or buts. You spend your 2 minutes crying and yelling "I wanna be a nice girl (giwl)".

And you truly show your independant thinking lately. Tonight while drawing, you told daddy that green was mommy's favorite color, and blue was daddy's. Daddy then asked you what your favorite color was and you said "oh, it's purple" and handed him the purple crayon.

You are still very much the tortured artist. You draw something and get frustrated that it doesn't look quite right.
You've also taken up photography. Thank God we don't have really expensive cameras. You take pictures of EVERYTHING and EVERYONE! You even know how to set the camera to record and you've figured out how to zoom.

One of my favorite moments of the month was having Kiki in town and getting a few beautiful shots of you and Landon. She's always so willing to take time to photograph you guys.
This weekend Jess Campbell is going to come and take more pictures of you. I can't wait! I love seeing pictures of you, and I'm not gonna lie, I love seeing you sit still.

One of the other high points of the month- for all of us- was Halloween.
You had so much fun celebrating with your friends and then actually trick-or-treating on the big day.

Once you figured out that you got candy at each house, all signs of shyness were gone.
You'd run up to the door, knock, and shout "Trick or Treat" (tick or tweet)
and say thank you.

The night ended with you in a zombie-like state from a sugar-induced coma, but it was a great day!

The holidays are just around the corner and I am so excited for you to experience them this year with your growing level of awareness of everything around you.

You are just amazing!
I love you so much!
Love, always and forever,