Sunday, April 29, 2012

~Payton is THREE~

Our sweet and sassy Payton turned THREE today!!
We started out the day with presents from family.  Then we got ready for church.

Here's our beautiful birthday girl all ready for church!

After church, we had some friends and family come over for a little birthday party.  The kids had a picnic in the backyard (Alexa is SUCH a supportive sister of the birthday girl!!). 

Then the birthday girl was spoiled with even more presents!!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who love our kids!!

Payton has been requesting and "Ariel Birthday" for a very long time! And after spending hours and hours on a Spongebob cake for Alexa's birthday, I swore I would never do another one of these Wilton type cakes.  But how can you refuse that sweet face??  And actually, after having taken those cake decorating classes last year, I knew how to do it more efficiently so it all worked out for the best.  And she LOVED her cake...that's what matters!

What can I say about our spunky 3 year old???

*She has personality oozing out of her!!
*This past year she graduated from her crib to a big girl bed (June 2011) AND started sharing a room with Alexa!  We had a "big girl party" to celebrate all that and make it fun!!  Thankfully both girls transitioned relatively well!
*She made her first trip to the Grand Canyon (July 2011) and still randomly brings up the fact that she fell on the bus while getting off at one of the stops there!
*She had a playgroup last fall with two of her friends, Allison and Maggie.  We'll have to look into doing something like that again this fall.
*She got to go to her first UofA basketball game with her daddy (December 2011) and thoroughly enjoyed it.  She even made it through the entire game!!!  :-)
*She graduated from diapers to BIG GIRL undies (January 2012) and we were all soooo excited!!  We had attempted to potty train last October but it didn't go so well so I put it off for a couple more months and it was totally worth it!
*She loves her brother and sister, but also loves to torment them!
*She instigates things ALL the time!
*She can be super sensitive sometimes...usually crying if someone else is in trouble.
*She loves anything princess related.
*She prefers pretty dresses over wearing anything else.  We even had two "bubble" (polka dot) dresses that she would alternate wearing over and over until they finally got too small!
*She knows how to push buttons and get her siblings or parents riled up!! :-)
*She can be sweet as pie when she wants to be!
*She loves, and I mean LOVES, to sing.  I think she would sing her way through life, if possible!  And she's actually quite a good little singer...might have to look into voice lessons in a couple years!!

Her 3 year old stats:
33 lbs (75th percentile)
38 " (75th percentile)

Life would be so boring without our Payton!  We sure are glad she was sent to our family!  She keeps us on our toes and we wouldn't want it any other way!

Happy Birthday Payton Jae!