Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Peyton is going to be a Flower Girl!

Sarah, one of my best friends since high school is getting married this August. She asked Gretchen and I to be bridesmaids and I am so excited.
This past weekend Sarah came by and asked Peyton if she would like to be the Flower Girl!!

I'm so excited- and nervous. Peyton won't be 3 yet at the time, but Sarah assured me that she will still be wonderful, even if she turns and runs the other way.

So when Aunt Sarah came by, she explained to Peyton that she is getting married, asked Peyton if she would be the flower girl and explained what she would be doing- including the princess dress.
Peyton said yes and Aunt Sarah gave her the cutest book. It's a little poetic story about a Flower Girl and how she gets ready for her big day. The last page has a little pouch of fake flower petals so she can practice. What a great idea!

We can't wait! Thank you, Sarah and Ryan. We are so honored. Peyton loves the book, too!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Landon's 10month Update

I should have posted this last week, but between Peyton's hives and then my bout with the flu, I've been a little pre-occupied.


at 10 months
Landon is now 28 3/4 inches long- 50% for height
19lb 4oz- get this only 18% for weight.

I was worried, but the doctor says he is a little ahead of the game with how mobile he is. He stands up and crawls, walks along the couch and tables (trying to keep up with his sis). Since he's so busy, he's just burning off everything he eats.
And he eats CONSTANTLY.
Just to break it down for you- breakfast today was a 6oz bottle of formula. A half hour later he had an entire packet of plain Quaker oatmeal. This was followed by an entire jar of baby bananas. He then snacked on puffs. I made Peyton an English muffin and she set it down- he scooped it up and started chomping on it. I broke it into pieces and he ate the WHOLE THING.
This was all within 1hour. So, needless to say, he's not going hungry!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


My poor Peanut!
Peyton is getting over a cold and apparently this can cause hives. We went to the doc yesterday and they said this is common so look out moms. We are now giving her Zyrtec because Benadryl wasn't working. He says this will help but it will be a few days.
We were up quite a bit last night. She keeps asking what it is. I've never wanted to have hives so bad in my life!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Landon is 10 Months Old!

Dear Landon,

Today you are 10 months old! Daddy and I are already starting to plan your birthday party. I can't believe it!

It's been another great month for you.
You celebrated your first Christmas and were spoiled by all of the fun toys and gifts.

You have spent alot of time with your grandparents, too. Sleepovers and Nana and Papa's and a stay with Boompa at our house while Daddy and I went away for the weekend.

You've hit alot of milestones this month as well.
We had to lower your bed finally because I looked at the monitor one day and saw you standing and looking over the side. You army crawl around everything and pull yourself to a stand on anything you can get your hands on!

You got your first haircut- courtesy of Daddy. You are rockin it in your picture with Bailey up above. So cute, though I think it went a little short. You were just looking a little too much like Donald Trump so we had to do something.
You are an eating machine! I made some pizza rolls for Peyton the other day and while I was holding you and trying to convince her that she should try them, you snatched one up and gobbled it right down- followed by 2 more.

You will eat anything you can get your hands on. It's pretty fun to watch.
We went to lunch with Papa today and you managed to eat more of Peyton's mac and cheese than she did. This was done while you ate puffs, veggie straws, some fruit and a few french fries.
It's gotten a little tricky to feed you sometimes because you like to motorboat your food. This results in a splattering of whatever is on the menu that covers you, me and anything within a 5 foot radius. I can't be mad, though, because it's actually pretty funny. I'm thinking of wearing a poncho from now on.
Your doctor appt got moved to Thursday so I am anxious to see what your height and weight are. I swear you weigh as much as Peyton. We'll see.

You are still such a smiley little boy. You've had some fussy days when you've been sick or teething, but over all, you just jabber and smile your way through each day. You say Mama, Dada, Baba, Nana, and what several other sounds. We got a few waves this month, too.

It's a new year, and I am looking forward to seeing what it will bring for you and your sis. You have so much of the world to explore. I can't wait to watch you discover it.

I love you more every day!
Always and Forever,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Peyton and Landon spend more and more time interacting and playing together. I LOVE IT!
Landon thinks Peyton is the GREATEST, FUNNIEST thing in the world.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Peyton is 27 Months Old

Dear Peyton,

You are 27 Months old!! 27 is a good number. It happens to be both your Daddy's and my lucky number.
This month was a great one for so many reasons. We spent alot of time getting ready for Christmas and running to different stores and visiting people.
We went to the Mall with Nana and took a ride on a really cool train. Nana and Papa took you when you slept over at their house one night, but I was happy I got to go and ride it with you one day, too.

You had a few sleep overs this month. You stayed with Nana and Papa for a sleepover one night, and Gamma and Boompa came for a sleepover at our house when Daddy and I went to his work holiday party.
You ate alot of extra goodies this month, but I'm sure there were even more on those special nights.
You got to see some real reindeer, too. Papa ran to the store one day and called us to say that there were reindeer there. You loved petting Vixen and Poinsetta

We sang a ton of Christmas Carols. You LOVE to sing! You know all the words to Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is coming to Town, and Silent Night, and at least some of the words to several other ones.
Nana and Papa took you to look at Christmas Lights in Vernon Hills at the Cuneo Museum and you initiated caroling during the ride.

Santa was a pretty big hit for you, too. You weren't sure you cared for him when we went to see him, but then when he came to Daddy's office one afternoon, we went to visit and you were much happier to see him. You kept showing him your pizza and cookie.

We celebrated Christmas with alot of running around and you were a pretty good sport about it, though I know you and Landon both were pretty tired by the end of Christmas Day.

You both were spoiled by everyone and we are still trying to find places for all of your new toys! Your favorites are definitely the Play Doh and the legos.

You are such an amazing little thing! I just can't beleive how quickly you are growing.
(The picture below is a favorite of mine right now. You came down the stairs and had taken off all of your clothes except your onesie, and found your Galoshes. You even managed to put them on the right way and you were SO PROUD of yourself)

Thank you for another Amazing month!
I love you with all of my heart.
Love, Always and Forever,