September 29, 2011

The Truck

Hunter has a John Deere battery powered truck that lives at Uncle Ronnie's.  He likes it, but now that Peyton can participate in the fun he has a lot more fun.  He goes fast and she hangs on for dear life, head whipping back, loving every minute of it.

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This almost gave me a heart attack.  My mom should be glad she wasn't outside at this moment.
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And then she got it all to herself....
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She needed a little help with the steering part.
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September 27, 2011

Birthday at School

We took brownies to school on Hunter's birthday so that he could celebrate with his friends and teachers.  They make birthdays pretty special at school so he was king for the day.  He's pretty excited to finally be FIVE.

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September 20, 2011

She may not play with dolls....

but she knows how to shoot you and play dead :)

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Happy Birthday to my big FIVE year old today!  
He'll get his own post soon.

September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Honey!

I know you had an awesome birthday weekend.  I'm SO glad we went.  Even though the Noles lost it was the most amazing game atmosphere I've ever been in.  Cheers to you!  We love you so very much!

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A little tailgating flare :)
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Like our petal pushers? (I made 'em ;)
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Marching Chiefs playing in the stadium walkways before the game.  Never seen this before.  It was pretty cool.
Marching Chiefs.... WOO!!!!

Game time!

September 13, 2011

Beach Birthday Party

The kids' birthdays are about 4 weeks apart so I decided to take advantage of combining their parties while I can get away with it.  I normally opt for a 'no work' party which means I let the venue do all the work (like bowling or Gymboree) and I just show up with a cake.  But this year a beach party was mentioned to me and I decided to go for it.  It was a good bit of work, but it was a nice change to plan some of the little details.  It was a fun day filled with family and a few friends.

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The cookies above are locally from Cookie Cutter Creations.  
She can make ANYTHING and they taste great, too.

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And yes, there was Powell Punch at the party :)  If you need the recipe, find it here.

September 12, 2011

Me and My Girl

The last couple of pictures from our beach vacation.  
Peyton loves the camera which makes me happy :)

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September 9, 2011

Peyton Swimming

Peyton has come a long way in the swimming department.  Everything has been on her terms...imagine that.  Swimming lessons didn't make her afraid of the pool, but she wasn't overly enthusiastic about it right away either.  She is now jumping off the step and swimming to us.  And at the end of the video you'll see her swimming along the step by herself.  

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September 7, 2011

showing her age

Peyton is starting to show her age.  She's quick to melt down when she doesn't get what she wants.... like all two year olds.  Case in point:  Hunter started gymnastics this week.  We went as a family to watch his first class.  Yeah right.  As soon as Peyton saw Hunter take off his shoes and go sit on the floor waiting for class to start she ripped off her shoes and sprinted to sit by Hunter.  She would not be left out.  She was LIVID when I removed her from her spot.  We ended up sitting in the car while Daddy watched for a while then Mommy got a turn to watch.  In the future, one of us will stay home with Peyton.  And it's all her fault that there are no pictures from his first gymnastics class!

She had her 2-year check up and she is in the 25th percentile for height and weight.  Still a little peanut.  So far she's got that gymnast build :)  Maybe she'll start gymnastics at age 3 like I did.  Right now we're doing Kindermusik and she really likes it.

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The Destroyer
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September 6, 2011

First Day of Pre-K

This has been a long awaited day.  We've been counting the sleeps before the first day of school.  Hunter could not wait.  He's so good about humoring me with pictures.  He's a pleaser and he must know how much I love pictures.

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Peyton will not be left out.  And she was insistent on holding the lunchbox.
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I answered the question "Where's Hunter?" a good dozen times today :)
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Love this kid.
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He found his name and marked himself present when we arrived.
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He immediately sat down in his assigned seat and started playing with play dough.
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It's going to be a fun year for him.
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