Monday, September 22, 2008

"Once Upon a Time..."

Payton loves for me to make up stories that start "Once upon a time, there was a girl named Payton who LOVED....." I just fill in whatever I can think of to make up some kind of story to keep her entertained. I started making them up when we rode in the car because she gets bored, even of the Veggie Tales after a while. So today she wanted me to make one up for her when I was making dinner, I couldn't think about it at the time so I asked her to make one up for me. She says "Once upon a time there was a girl named Payton, she loved to brush her hair and she loved her Mommy. The End" In that instant, I forgot about all the "Go Away, Now!!!'s" that she had yelled at me 10 min. beforehand when I didn't give her more cookies when she'd already had two.

When Tung came home and we were eating dinner she started a Once Upon a time story for him and it was "Once Upon a time, there was a girl named Payton who loved her Daddy". She really is a cutie and when all the messes, jumping and almost falling off the couch, yelling and all of her "monster" moves make me want to lose my mind, she comes up with her Once Upon a Time story that makes me completely melt. That's why there's nothing better in the world than being her and Reagan's Mom.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Abby Cadabby and Beach Weekend

Payton is going to be Abby Cadabby for Halloween. However I made the mistake of telling her this and now she's going to want to be Abby Cadabby every day until Halloween arrives. I sewed her a skirt from netting I had left over from decorating for our wedding reception, who knew it would someday be repurposed into a Halloween costume for my almost 3 year old daughter. We made wings out of cardboard and made a special trip to Ben Franklin to pick out pom poms and sparkly rhinestones to decorate the wings and wand with. The wings knock over everything that she gets near, but she's super cute and thinks it's fabulous.

Sunday we went to Va Beach for the day. Payton had a blast in the sand and Reagan put her toes on the sand for the first time. We ate ice cream and stopped at Sonic for cherry limeaid before coming home. The beach was very windy and a little chilly, but that didn't stop Payton from wanting to get in the water. Tung put her in it and she came out chattering but wanted to go back. Here are some pics of our weekend.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"I want to sing for Jesus"

While getting Payton dressed to go to church this morning, she said Oh I have to wear a dress and we can go sing to Jesus and I can spin around and show him how I dance. She always gets excited whenever we even pass a church in the car and tells us that it's where you sing to Jesus. They had communion this morning and the Pastor even gave her a piece of bread and said "this is the body of Christ" she thought she was such a big girl. She is always very good, we always take a snack and juice box and she colors with the coloring bag they have for the kids and then she can stay with us and "sing for Jesus"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Reagan's first vacation

We just got back from Reagan's first vacation, we went to Blacksburg and just roamed around Tech, shopped for more maroon and orange because you can never have enough and ate good food. Macado's, Mike's Grill, Gumby's and the Homeplace were all worthy of a meal. Mike's has 2 things too good to pass up so we had to go twice for calzones and hamburgers. Payton loved her grilled cheese cut into triangles and the pizza the best.

Also a highlight for Payton was swimming in the pool, it didn't matter that it was freezing she loved it all the same. Payton was 8 months old when we took her to Tech for the first time, and Reagan was 8 weeks old. Both were such good girls, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and we had a great time. It's always so peaceful to go to Blacksburg, probably my favorite place in the world.