Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quotes from a feisty 2 1/2 year old

Peyton's vocabulary is growing daily at this point. This can be seen as a good thing or a bad thing. I will say it's pretty fun to hear her figure out how words relate to each other.

Here are a few special lines from my little diva as of late.
(Please note, L's are pronounced as Ys. So Landon sounds like "Yandon" and R's are sometimes Ws. So Try sounds like "Twy")
"Mommy, you can't have any cake until you eat your dinner"
"Papa, you are too big to go in the pool with me, but you can watch"
"I can be a flower girl if I can eat candy all day, but not today"
"Mommy, I don't want you in my house today"
"I can go to bed in 5 more minutes so I can play some more, but not bed now"
"I will make some grilled cheese with you and it will be delicious" (deyishus)
"Mommy, Daddy has a big butt and you have a big butt. Landon has a small butt, and I have a small butt"
"Daddy, look at your son"
"Mommy, stop touching the buttons and put both hands on the wheel to drive. Be careful"

Singing is now a very big part of her day as well. Peyton sings along to the radio in the car, constantly and will demand that I change a song she doesn't like. A favorite of the moment is Adele "Rolling in the Deep".
What's even better is hearing her make up her own songs. This morning I heard a 5 minute rendition of "gonna go pee pee on the potty, pink shoes on, pink shoes off, let's play outside, no landon, no, you can't come in..." and other random phrases sung to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle".
My little character.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Checking In

Hi, (sorry about the spacing, editing isn't accepting my changes when I save and publish???)

Remember Me?

I guess I'll just say it's kinda like exercise. When you do it everyday, it's habit. When you skip one day, it's easier to skip the next and the next.

Oh well. I will stop with the excuses and just continue with the update.

Here are some pictures of Peyton and Landon- aka Little Miss & Little Mr Personality

We've spent alot of time outdoors. Peyton is loving school. When I pick her up, she always says "Mommy, I so glad to see you. I had so much fun".

I swear she has the vocabulary of a 15 year old (and sometimes the temperment). It never ceases to amaze me how quickly she picks up on things. She loves to sing along to the radio in the car now and will tell me immediately if it's a song she doesn't like. She will tell me what "delicious" food she would like and which book is her favorite.

On the flip side, when angry, she will tell me that she doesn't like me (or Daddy, or Landon...), or that she doesnt want to listen because she doesn't like what I'm saying.

Yes Mom and Dad, I know Karma is a b*tch.

On to Landon. I now refer to him as the Bulldozer. He literally PLOWS through anything and everything. He is a walking, climbing, crashing machine. Along with his mobility has come more personality and more vocabulary. Juice, cracker, no (with a shaking head and finger), choo choo train, book, up (uppie), dog, bird and more are just a few of his favorite words.

He has a fun sense of humor that is emmerging. He will pretend to fall on his butt over and over while smiling and saying "whoa". He loves to get a rambling, running start (I swear he looks like a drunk old man. He defies gravity sometimes because it seems impossible that he's on his feet instead of his face) and growls as he comes to tackle me.

Needless to say, it's been alot of fun lately (and ALOT alot A L O T of work) I am tired and stressed quite a bit lately, but I try to remind myself that these days will be gone sooner than later.

Again, I will say I will try to do better at updating. I'll end this with some videos of my little wild animals.

Love and happy thoughts,


Here's Landon tackling couch pillows. He prefers being tossed onto them, but my arms got tired after about 400 throws.


Here's an afternoon at Nana and Papa's. This is the perferct scenario. Landon loves to push and shove anything and everything. Peyton (Cleopatra), would like to be carried or transported without lifting a finger.


Here's the peanut watching fireworks on the rooftop with us. I'd like to note that right before I filmed this I asked her if she liked the fireworks. She replied yes and then gave me the biggest, bored yawn I've ever seen.