Thursday, April 1, 2010

What a difference...

...almost 2 years makes! Our little lady is really growing up! Yet, swinging is still one of her favorite things to do! We went to Alexa's friend Brielle's 4th birthday party today...I so cannot believe Brielle is FOUR. When her sweet family moved here 4 years ago, she was barely 3 months old and we all were JUST starting dental school (her daddy goes to school with Alexa's daddy) and now look where we are!
July 4, 2008
and April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


My sweet Alexa has some really great friends here in Kentucky. Katherine P. is one of them. She came over to play today while her mommy had a meeting and the girls had so much fun playing dress up, picking flowers and everything else two little 3 year olds can find to do! We're sure going to miss Katherine!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Payton: 11 Months

Has it really been almost a year? We are having way too much fun with this little lady! Payton has brought so much love and joy into our family! She is so full of life...she has quite the spunky little personality. Lately, she's really started to interact with Alexa. They'll play together, tease each other, get on each other's nerves...and Payton is NOT afraid to let Alexa know just how she feels!! She sticks up for herself, it's so fun to watch!
This past month:
*Payton popped through ALL 4 top teeth, her laterals first and then her centrals.
*Payton says "Hi" with a southern drawl...soooooo cute!!
*She waves hi and bye all the time.
*She gives kisses by smacking her lips.
*She continues to get into everything...cruising is now her favorite thing.
*Has learned how to fight for things she wants.
*Continues to "yell" if you don't respond to her quickly enough.
*Does not like to be left behind anywhere.
*Has really started to eat table food and LOVES it!
*Is still a very happy baby!
*Is weighing 21.6 lbs...guess it's time to get a new car seat!!
Happy 11 Months Payton Jae!

So long, farewell...'s time to say NOT goodbye. This is NOT goodbye, I won't let it be!!
My beautiful, fabulous friend Taffney (on the left) moved away from Louisville today. :-( We met at a splashpark 2 years ago, our kiddos started playing together and voila...we were instantly the best of friends! She is just an amazing person and I love her to death! I wasn't ready though for her to move, it happened quicker than expected...I was kinda emotionally planning it for around the same time I am it hit me hard this morning! We met for lunch and she promised she'd be back (she only moved 1.5 hours away) before we leave for Arizona. But it made me realize how quickly my time here in Louisville is coming to an end! I've been trying to spend as much time with friends, trying to have Alexa spend as much time with her friends...but time is going too quickly. I can't seem to get it all done. And I don't want to say goodbye...every time I think about it, I get super emotional. I'm excited for this new chapter in my life, in our lives...but it's never easy moving on. In the meantime, I'm not going to dwell on the so longs, the farewells and I'm gonna make the most of our last weeks here!