Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

10 on Tuesday!

1. Yesterday we went swimming with Aunt Laiena, Uncle Greg, and cousins Hunter and Ty. 



Ty Ty


I totally remember doing this as a kid.




Uncle Greg in his goggles was not Peyton's favorite thing. 


2. Peyton will be one is 8 days!

3. I forgot how much I love having dvr. 

4. Peyton loves to look out the back door at Hofa.



Dirty baby hands on one side, and dirty dog licks on the other side.


5. I am so happy that Peyton is sleeping so well here. I'm not sure if that's going to be the case in California. We shall see. 

6. My teeth hurt. I really need to go to the dentist. ::sigh:: I know I'm going to have a million cavities though.

7. I was hoping Peyton would have both her top middle teeth by her party, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

8. I am having such a hard time thinking of 10 things. I don't know why this is so difficult every week. 

9. My cold is still lingering. 

10. Should I go swimming or take a shower during Peyton's nap? I suppose I could go swimming now, and then take a shower during her afternoon nap.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Haven't Done Much

Just a few pictures from this morning. Peyton and I both have colds. :( It's her first time being sick, but she is acting fine. I don't know if she actually does have a cold or if her nose is just runny from teething. I took these this morning while she watching Sesame Street. Her eyes look a little sick though, huh? I was having a hard time uploading pictures. I'll try to get some more posted soon.




Friday, July 24, 2009

We're Here.

Birmingham to Phoenix was our longest flight, and Peyton slept for about 10 minutes, and cried for probably 3 minutes when she woke up. Poor girl looked so tired, and probably wasn't feeling well because we were descending and the pressure was bad. The flight really went by quickly though. We never got off the plane, and went straight to Las Vegas. It was a quick flight with no tears. We then proceeded on to Salt Lake City. Peyton was exshausted by this point. There was just too much going on for her to fall asleep. I put a movie on for her, but the flight was so short I had to turn it off before it was over. That didn't go over too well. We had a little bit of tears, but it was easily resolved by taking her out of her car seat. Peyton fell asleep as soon as we took off to Boise. I think the flight was an hour, and she slept the entire way. She was not happy when I had to wake her up to get off the plane. I really felt bad for her because no one likes to be woken up to bright lights, and loud noises when they're tired. I think we were on the same plane for 8 hours. I actually prefer staying on the plane because hauling her car seat around is NOT fun. She's already back on schedule. It helps that you can't hear anything from her room. Hooray for a big house with thick walls!

My parent's house in Idaho is AWESOME! Yesterday we went swimming, and I was loving the pool slide. :) It's hot here, but there is no humidity. I actually got cold when I got out of the pool. I kept telling my mom I was cold, and she was like, "Kim, it's 90 degrees". I'll probably be freezing in California. I only took two pictures yesterday. I'll post them later. Grace has been staying the week with my mom, and today is her last day. I'm not sure what we're going to do, but I know we'll be busy. Look for pictures tomorrow. Well, it's breakfast time. See ya.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's my birthday

Really 26, really?!? How did that happen? I decided to spend my birthday traveling across the country. Peyton and I are flying to Idaho in a few hours. Our travel time is 9 hours with 3 stops. I'm really, really dreading the flight(s). I don't know if we ever actually get off the plane because I didn't see where my layovers were. If we do have to make 3 plane changes it is not going to be fun hauling, and setting up Peyton's carseat. I'm thankful that the airport isn't far from our house, and the Boise airport isn't far from my mom's house. Pray for us! I'm hoping Peyton will sleep for a good chunk of the flight since we'll be flying mostly at night, and her afternoon nap will be skipped. I'm loaded with snacks galore, B.E., Blue's Clues, and Praise Baby videos. We bought Peyton a portable dvd player for her birthday, but it's really more of a birthday present to me. :) Hopefully the movies will keep her occupied and happy. ::sigh:: Wow, I really am not looking forward to this flight, not to mention the 17 hour car ride we'll be making to Cali in a week. It is going to be worth it though! Maybe Peyton will be a total champ and love every minute of being in her car seat! I need to bake myself a cake, top it with a million candles, and make that my birthday wish. I'll try to blog while I'm away because I was always waiting for an update from Steph while she was on vacation. I'm sure you all want to see what Peyton is up to. I've been slacking on the picture taking. sorry. I need to charge my battery. I'll be back at it soon. Okay, now go to your prayer closets and pray for us! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ten on tuesday!

1. Peyton will be a year old in fifteen days. I didn't think I would get emotional about it, but yesterday I made a video of her first year in pictures and it made me tear up.

2. Tantrums are becoming more frequent, but they never last longer than 30 seconds.

3. Tomorrow is my birthday.

4. Peyton and I are flying to Idaho tomorrow, and I really need to start packing.

5. Happy birthday to Tyler, my brother-in-law.

6. I painted our bedroom last Saturday. Goodbye orange room.

7. I mailed  out half of Peyton's birthday invitations yesterday. I ran out of envelopes, so the next half will go in the mail tomorrow. I'm not giving people much notice, but the less the merrier, right?

8. Yesterday all I ate was oreos.

9. Last week I wanted a Pepsi. Today I could really go for a Dr. Pepper.

10. This is an out take from the pictures I was trying to take for her b-day invitation. Well, all the pictures pretty much stunk. She did not want any part of it.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Instead of Facebook

This is something you're suppose to do on facebook, but I decided to fill it out here instead because I don't have any new pictures to post. Oh, and Peyton's middle bottom incisors poked through yesterday! So now she has 3 teeth! I guess that's why she has been a little crabby/mean/irritable.

You've been tagged, so you are supposed to write a note with the 3's of YOU. At the end, choose people to be tagged. You have to tag me. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

(To do this, go to "notes" under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 3's, tag 26 people (in the right hand corner of the app), then click publish.

Three names I go by:
1. Kim
2. Mom
3. Princess Super Amazing

Three jobs I have had in my life.
1. office assistant/manager/slave to ericksons roofing
2. daycare teacher
3. hostess/server/slave to longhorn

Three Places I have lived
1. Camarillo, CA
2. Clearwater, FL
3. Springfield, MO

Three Favorite drinks
2. dr. pepper
3. chocolate milk

Three TV shows that I watch
1. 24

2. Lost

3. Grey's Anatomy

Three Places I Have Been
1. El Salvador
2. Romania
3. London

Three people who e-mail/Facebook me regularly
1. Ashley
2. Steph
3. Aimee

Three of my favorite restaurants
1. Cheesecake Factory
2. Olive Garden
3. Snapper Jacks

Three things I'm looking forward to
1. Going to Idaho
2. Going to Cali
3. Peyton walking


Cory showed me these, and they're probably the cutest, funniest videos I have ever seen.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

10 on tuesday!

1. Peyton's birthday presents from her GG and Grampy. (cory's parent)

Now she may look like she is completely bored on this swing, but she LOVES it. As soon as we start unbuckling her the tears come.


She also LOVES this car they bought her.


The tears come when we stop pushing. Oh toddler-hood...


2. Peyton is coming close to walking. She one hand cruises everywhere. She walks while holding one finger, but has soon as you let go she either lunges towards you or drops to her knees.

3. One of my favorite things about Alabama is the thunderstorms, and we haven't had many. It finally stormed Sunday night, and for most of the day yesterday. Yay! We really needed the rain.

4. Happy birthday, Daniel.

5. I tried to get a picture of Peyton's tooth, but she wasn't having it. She looks so funny. I hope the other front tooth comes in soon.

6. I have seen like 10 people ride by on bikes today, mostly kids. I don't know how they are standing the heat.

7. Is it possible to potty train an 11 month old? I'm done changing diapers. ha.

8. Our church is going back to one service on Sunday  mornings. I'm bummed. First service worked out really well for us, and Peyton's naps.

9. I really want a Pepsi.

10. Cory started putting in the laminate flooring on Sunday. The hall is almost done. :)


Saturday, July 11, 2009

More Pictures for Steph

Alright, Steph, an update pada ti. We went for a walk at the Botanical Gardens on Thursday night. We planned on going to the zoo, but when got there they were locking up the gates. I didn't know that the special summer hours were only for the weekends. It doesn't matter where we go as long as I get pictures of Peyton, right.?

Oh and these are the pants that I did not wear inside out when I was confessing my "Not Me!"



This child would have been sitting in the middle of this fountain if Cory hadn't kept putting her feet back on the floor.




I'm undecided about this picture. Cory said he likes it. Part of me does, but the other part tells me she looks a little bit like Smeagol.






I like how she's up on her tippy toes.


Poor kid. When I want to get a picture of her (pretty much all the time) she hears, "peyton, peyton, peyton". ::lots of whistles, barks, ooohs and aaahs:: "look at me" "pppeeeeyyyyyttttoooonnnn" And then she flashes me a little smile and wave. That's all a mother wants, right?. :)





Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SO Funny!

This video is pretty long, and probably boring to you. If you get bored while watching it just skip to the end because it's the best part.

A chance to win a lens!

I've been wanting a new lens for a while, but the funds aren't there, so I'm so stoked about this contest! mcpactions is giving away a tamron lens! All you have to do is write about the contest on your blog then go over to their blog and leave a comment about why you want the lens. Easy enough, right! Of course you need a camera that is compatible with the lens as well. If you don't enter the contest say a prayer, so I can win. :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ten on tuesday

1. I made brownies on Saturday night. Do you think there are any left?

2. Cory and I watched Defiance last night, we both really liked it.

3. Remember how it was the 4th of July?

I only got 4 pictures of Peyton the entire day, and I'm so bummed about it. :(




Peyton was loving ALL of the food. She probably would have eaten if she had her way.


I managed to get a couple shots of these cuties!



I suppose I was having to0 much fun doing this!!!


But this wasn't so fun for me. It actually scared me. ha. and it hurt my neck.





I didn't get to jump on the trampoline because I couldn't climb up! ha!


And I only made it half way up the iceberg. sad.


I never made it out on the kaiaks because someone said it was most boring thing to do there, and wouldn't go with me.


We had a fantastic 4th of July! Seriously, one of the best I've ever had.

4. Peyton won't say "baby" "bye" or "peyton" any more. Maybe they were all flukes. But she still loves to say "no".

5. This day has gone by really fast, and Jaida got picked up an hour early! Hooray!

6. Gaven's birthday was on Sunday and I still haven't mailed him his gift. Having one car stinks sometimes.

7. Peyton has a tooth!! It's one of her top front teeth.

8. Jacob came over to play today. Getting three 11 month old babies to sit beside each other and look at the camera is impossible, at least for me. Notice that each child has something in their lap or hands to distract them from crawling away. ha.


9. We're going to start transitioning to whole milk soon. I'm ready...Peyton, not so much.

10. I'm happy to report that Peyton took 2 good naps today. yay! I hope putting her to bed tonight is much easier than last night. It always takes her a couple days to get back on schedule after a busy weekend.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

An 11 month old baby!!!!!!


Can you believe it?!? Next month my baby will be ONE! Wow!!

She is talking so much, I think. Well, at least trying to. Her latest words are "baby", "uh oh" "bye" and "no". Today at the zoo it sounded like she was trying to repeat the word "monkey", and she also tried saying "out" when Cory was telling Dig to get out of her room. She's a genius. :) Though she doesn't say "Peyton" as much as she used to. Now when she looks in the mirror or at pictures of herself she says "da da". She is a little stinker, but thankfully she doesn't have full blown tantrums. She definitely responds to Cory's firm voice more than mine. She loves to fake laugh/forced laugh, and its so adorable! Everyday is more fun than the last. She is standing by herself more frequently and for longer periods of time, but she still hasn't mastered it yet. She is still toothless, and I love it. :) I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing teeth this month though! I can't really think of anything else that is new from last months update. So I'll just move on to pictures from the zoo!


We went an hour before the zoo closed so there was like 4 families there, and the splash pad was completely empty. Usually when we go there are kids running all over the place, so she doesn't have a chance to play in the water. We weren't prepared, but we wanted to see how she reacted to the water. She was a little cautios at first, but after a couple minutes she was crawling all over the place chasing the water. It was so funny because every time she left a spout water would shoot out, so she would turn around and go back to it, but then it was coming out of another hole. Does that make sense?




This is when we brought her over the the higher spouts and we were afraid they were going to shoot up in her face, so Cory was trying to block it. It was never a problem though.


Naked baby. Good thing is was so warm because her sippy cup leaked in her bag, and got her spare onesie wet. Isn't she the cutest!


Today is my nephew's 6th birthday! Happy birthday, Gaven! I love you!!


Oh, and I'll post the 4th of July pictures soon, I promise. We had a ton of fun!