Friday, November 27, 2015

Thank You Tree

We started the tradition of making a Thank You tree during the month of November a few years ago. Every night we write something on a leaf that we are thankful for. As the kids are getting older and starting to understand more, I'm enjoying it a lot more and enjoying hearing all the different things they are thankful for. We tried really hard not to let them repeat things this year...but they did get away with it once or twice!

(I forgot to take pictures... but will in the next day or two and add them to this post)

Keyla Brent Emily Kyle Colby
Jesus Romans 5:8 Robin Sharks Jesus
Brent Keyla Bonnie Colby Daddy
Emily, Kyle Colby, Peyton Our family Mommy and Daddy Kyle Bonnie
Mom, Michael, Dad teenagers Elephants Mommy and Daddy Bugs
In-laws parents Megan Our family Bonnie
Grandparents sleep Kyle Emily Mommy
Our house ICI Peyton Peyton Emily
Our church Mondays Sleep Mommy Peyton
Mondays dishwasher ICI Daddy Kyle
Internet pantless two year old cross treasure iPad
friends house shark Bonnie cookies
food smiles Queen and Mater bed Mater from Grandma
Focus and Traverse food roses ICI leap pad
Uncle Larry cloth diapers fall barn (that Ian made) bed
Sucessful Breastfeeding Chesco M candy green boob
Seasons memories Grandpa flag candy
Car friends white blood cells alphabet hippos rainboys
teens P's and Q's strawberry picking crayons crayons
health sports smiles houses #88
sleep vacuum chocolate chip cookies spider hamburger Queen and Mater
education people in the house boat chocolate chip cookies dinosours
cutlass sarcasum snow Bumpa babies
electricity fork truck pumpkin Peyton's Face food truck
cell phones ice cream Colby lots of people cars
games God is in control ice cream doors Colby
clean water Chee Peng Peyton Matt Peyton
family gatherings board games Buddy circles boob

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ten Months Old

Somehow this little man is already ten months old!

Peyton is very much a mommy's boy. Normally he wants to be near mommy or on top of mommy or in momm'y arms. He likes daddy a lot too... He's starting to like more people, but still wants mommy over anyone else most of the time.

Peyton is still breastfeeding like a champ! He gets all excited when it's time to nurse... often he will clap his hands and lick his lips while he is waiting for me to unhook my bra and tank top and be ready for him. He's also started to get mad when Colby nurses if he's not nursing at the same time. It's kind of funny...and kind of annoying!

Peyton is loving solids too... most of the time. He's normally not a fan of getting in his highchair, but once he's in there, he normally loves to eat baby food. He doesn't really care for anything with textures yet. He has had puffs a few time, but after choking and puking, he won't let one anywhere near his mouth. Every once in a while we can get him to eat a rice krispy, and he will eat mushed up bananas all day long... but for the most part he sticks to his baby food and boob milk!

Peyton loves to drink from cups with straws. Only about half of what he drinks gets into  his belly because he opens his mouth when he gets excited that something came out of the straw!

Peyton is crawling and walking and climbing all over. He's still a little wobbly when he walks, but he's getting better every day!

Peyton is wearing pretty much all nine month clothes right now. There are a few other random things in his drawers, but the nine months is what fit him the best right now!

Peyton normally is up for the day between 7 and 8 am. He normally takes a morning nap while nursing around 10, and then most days he takes a nap in the afternoon after lunch. Sometimes his nap is a half an hour and other times he'll sleep for three hours! At night, he typically goes to bed around 8 pm and sleeps for a few hours. Most nights, he still wants to nurse two or three times during the night.

Peyton has a tooth! A few days ago it just appeared. One day I noticed the white bump on his gum, and then the next day it had broken through. He wasn't cranky at first, but after it broke through he got cranky.

Personality wise, Peyton is a spunky little boy! He loves to laugh and loves to get into everything he can. He loves to give snuggles and kisses and smiles! As long as mommy is somewhere in the area, he's a very joyful little boy!

We love our littlest man and wouldn't trade him for anything!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pictures of Our New House!

It's taken a while... but I've finally gotten pictures of all the rooms and can post. I don't have any of the outside yet... maybe at some point I will take a few! 

The toy room...

The kitchen... there are now child gates on either side of the kitchen!

Emily and Peyton's room...

The kids' bathroom..

Kyle and Colby's room...

From the toy room looking down the hall and kitchen to the living room and dinner room...

Mommy and Daddy's room...

The laundry room / storage room... (Sorry it's sideways!)

Mommy and Daddy's bathroom... (again, sorry about it being sideways!)

The dinner room... to the right is the hallway to the toy room and kids room and to the left is the hall to the master and the laundry room....

The living room... the front door is to the right of the picture...

Looking towards the kitchen and toy room...

41 Weeks Old

Peyton wasn't very cooperative... so I only got two pictures!