Friday, February 25, 2011

Our Smart Little Cookie

Tonight was a Sushi night.
Peyton definitely doesn't want anything to do with seafood (she is still such a picky little thing), but she was determined to use chopsticks.
Mike rigged them up and she went to work.
I don't think I've ever seen her so proud of herself!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Landon is 11 months old

Dear Landon,

Yesterday you turned 11 months old! We are one month away from your first birthday already.
Another month has flown by and you are growing so quickly.
You are such a smiley little guy!

You're on the go now. Crawling up the stairs, cruising along the furniture. I figure that your first steps will be in the next week or two- definitely before you turn 1.

You are still such a snuggler. You love to be held, especially when you are teething, which has been the majority of the month. You now have 5 teeth and a 6th on the way.
You have no problem using those chompers. You eat EVERYTHING! It's a wonder to watch you. I can only imagine what it's going to be like when you are in high school!

You've spent quite a bit of time trying to play with Peyton. It doesn't always go well since she isn't the most patient girl these days, and you are not as big as she is, but you do have alot of fun moments where you two giggle like crazy and roll around on the floor with your toys. I hope you always lean on eachother and know what a good friend you have in one another.

Winters around here are not always easy. We've had alot of snow and swapped alot of colds between us, but you have been such a trooper. I have enjoyed every moment with you (maybe we could just start those moments a little later than 530 am).
This last picture is just because there is nothing better than baby butts. I know we've seen it before, but I can't pass up opportunities to embarrass you down the road.

I love you so much and can't imagine life without you in our family.
Happy 11 months my little boy!
Always and forever,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peyton is 28 Months Old

Dear Peyton,

You are 28 months old today!

I can't believe how grown up you seem lately. You are so articulate! You are very creative and descriptive, too. You asked me to draw you a Christmas tree and decorate it with "pink ornaments, color it green, no not that green, dark green, now draw big lights and pretty circles". That's just one example.
You seem to get frustrated that you can't do more.
Your favorite thing to complain about lately is that you can't read- I'm serious!
"Oh no! I can't do it, I can't read". You wail this at least once a day and your Daddy and I try to hide our laughter.
In all seriousness, I do love that you are so excited about books. You are constantly asking to be read to and you sit down several times a day and pretend read aloud. You have a such a great memory. You get alot of the words right, especially the poetry books and Dr. Seuss books.
I don't have very many new pictures right now, so this one that Kiki took a while back will have to do. It is my favorite right now!

We've had some rough moments this past month. Both you and Landon have been sick, and I took my turn, too. You had a rough bout with hives. Not fun! Winter can be a pain with the germs that get passed around.
You had some pretty special things happen, too.
Boompa spent a weekend with you and Landon while Daddy and I went on a trip. I know he had fun spending time with you and you with him.
You also were asked to be a Flower Girl! I'm so excited to see you all dressed up this Summer at Aunt Sarah's wedding.
You LOVE your flower girl book and pretend to read it over and over again. Daddy and I have to read it to you at every nap and bedtime. Hopefully this will help you to be ready for the big day.
I am so proud of you and I feel so lucky to have you as my little girl. Even the rough days are wonderful!
I love you so much.
Love, always and forever,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Landon's Big Interview

Landon's first big interview.

This was about a week ago, but again, I've been quite a bit under the weather, so I'm behind the times.