Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved pumpkins. Payton's pumpkin has a face that looks like her pumpkin dress. Reagan's pumpkin has a bat on it and Tung carved a Curious George one and a tanked 401K pumpkin which is pretty funny.

Today is the Halloween party at daycare, Payton is Abby Cadabby, she wanted to wear her sparkle shoes but I told her she needed to wear her crocs and keep the sparkle shoes for nice. She said Ok Mommy I'll keep them for nice, not for mean! So cute, she knows the opposite!
Reagan isn't dressed up today but she is wearing her Halloween bib. She'll be the lobster tomorrow.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Little Miss Sensitive

You know those shirts they have at the Gap now, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Chatterbox, well we need a Little Miss Sensitive for Payton. She is such a sweetie and is so sensitive, she doesn't like to be told no, or stop or anything. Even telling her, "woah...don't put that heavy bag around your neck, you're going to fall over" evokes tears. She is so sweet and caring towards her sister and I'm glad she is so caring and sensitive so I hope she keeps this quality about her and someday it will all be in the right context where dropping her peanut butter sandwich on the floor and us saying "Oh Payton, be careful so you don't get your sandwich dirty and everything messy" doesn't make her cry.

We've had recent success with potty training, she went 4 times in a day and even on the potty at the Japanese Steakhouse to celebrate Tung's new job. She was so excited and screamed that I thought everyone still out at the table would be able to hear her. It seems like it's taking forever, but I think she's finally starting to make the connection.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Payton got her very first haircut today. It was getting so very long and though I didn't want to cut her hair, it finally needed to be. I cut maybe an inch off the bottom. She was fine with it and even told a random lady at the band competition that she got her hair cut today.



Not quite 3 feet tall yet.

Payton trying to carry her own big pumpkin

What a wonderful day. We first went to Hanover High School to the band competition. We saw the JMU Marching band and then later we came back and saw Tech's Marching band. It was so much fun and Payton loved the sparkly outfits and color guard flags the best. She was definitely entertained. Tung wasn't as excited as I was, but I think once he saw the Marching Virginians he ended up liking it. Payton says when she grows up she's going to play an instrument and play the flags too.

We also went to the Ashland Berry Farm and rode the hayride back into the pumpkin patch. There were tons of big perfect pumpkins this year. We paid $20 for all you can carry and Tung carried 6 big ones and 2 little ones for Payton. Technically though he didn't carry them because the lady was too busy to make him pick them up...but he could have, had he tried.