Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I want to be...

I swear that my girls were born with the ability to walk in heels! From the time they both first learned to walk, they wanted to prance around in my shoes and the heels were always the favorite choice. Pretty darn cute, if you ask me!! :-)

Monday, November 1, 2010

[Payton: 18 Months]

On October 29th, Miss Payton turned 18 Months Old! The most exciting thing about this is that she is now old enough for NURSERY at church!!!! Yay!!! It's been a long time since I did a Payton update, not since she was 13 months old...so a LOT has changed. No longer is she a barely walking baby, but a full-fledged, running-all-over-the-place, talking toddler!
We had her 18 Month Well Check and here are her current stats:
25.4 lbs (64th percentile)
33 1/2 inches (90th percentile -
WHOA, where did that come from???)
Head: 47.5 cm (97th percentile)
Some things that have happened in the past 5 months:
*She had an urgent care and ER visit on 6/1/10 due to stomach issues
*She cut her first molar (left top) 7/22/10
*Started telling me she needed a diaper change by pointed to her bum 7/22/10
*Had her 15 Month Well Check 7/29/10: 23 lbs, 31 inches
*Her 2 bottom molars came through 9/4/10
*Her top right molar popped through 9/8/10
*Her bottom right lateral tooth finally came through 9/29/10
She has started talking pretty much all the time. She's really in "parrot" mode right now, copying just about anything and everything we say. Most of it we can understand, or rather I can understand since I'm the one around her the majority of the time...but we do communicate rather effectively now, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Payton has just really grown up these past few months. She loves to torment her big sister and chase her around. They love to have races with their strollers and it's so much fun to see them playing together more and more.
I sure love my sweet girls!
On an Alexa note...the above picture was taken on October 24th, the day of Alexa's first Primary Program at church. She was sooooo excited to be a part of it and wasn't nervous at all. We'd practiced her little part and she had it memorized and just loved to be up there with all the other primary kids singing and saying their parts. It was so fun to sit back and watch her looking like such a big girl!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

:::More Halloween Fun:::

October was a busy month...full of lots of fun things to do for Halloween. On October 27th, we had my friend Kristy comer over with her sweet kiddos, Logan and Allison, to make Halloween Sugar Cookies. The kids, well Alexa and Logan anyways, had a blast! I think they consumed more frosting than anything, but they sure had a good time!! Even Payton got in on the fun!!
On October 28th, we went to the library for their special Halloween Storytime. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so no pictures from that. But then on October 29th, IHOP was doing their Scary Face Pancake Day free for kids 12 and under!!! Woohoo....I have a hard time passing up free things! So off we went to IHOP where I enjoyed some yummy pumpkin pancakes while the kiddos enjoyed decorating their scary face pancakes. Thanks Tiffany and Kristy for joining in on our fun!!
That same night, we carried on the tradition of making jack-o-lantern pizzas. Alexa had so much fun! I'm sure Miss Payton will get into these festivities more next year!! :-)
And then we had to carve our pumpkin! We waited until the last minute because it's still so warm here that we didn't want our poor punkin' to shrivel up before All Hallows Eve!! Alexa really got into it this year. She was digging out the guts and everything.
And here's our finished product. There were no pictures of the actual carving process done by a VERY talented artist (also known as YOURS TRULY!!!)....mostly because I'm not really enjoying being in pictures during this whole pregnancy process!!! But I was pretty pleased with the outcome of our cute ghost!
And last, but certainly not least, we attended a Quad-Ward Trunk'R'Treat at our church last night. It was pretty crazy with 4 wards being in attendance but the girls had fun anyways. And my oh my if I don't have the cutest lion and witch ever!!