Thursday, November 20, 2008

Payton's Birthday week

We started off Payton's birthday week last Sunday with taking her to Disney On Ice. Grandma watched Reagan so Tung and I could take Payton special just with us. She wore her special birthday dress, sparkle shoes and crown. We had a great time! She wasn't so sure about the Cars and Lion King but was totally glued to the Little Mermaid and the Fairies. After it was over and we were leaving she got really upset and we had no idea why, so we stopped and asked her what was wrong. She was upset that everyone else had a "treat" and she didn't. They had SO much stuff for sale and it was so expensive we weren't going to pay $10 for a snowcone or whatever, so we told her we'd stop and get her a cookie before going home. She was fine with that and we stopped and got Oreo's at Food Lion :)

Tuesday night, we made cupcakes for her birthday party at Gail's house. She's all about helping dump in the ingredients and she cracks me up trying to say the word "ingredient" she almost has it exactly right.
Yesterday when we came home, she asked me if she could have a cupcake, I told her no to wait until after dinner and we could eat one after we put the frosting on, she had this sneaky little smile on her face and pulled a cupcake out from behind her back. She'd climbed up on the counter and taken one and already started to unwrap it! So I caved and we ate cupcake then, and then had another after we frosted them. She helped dump in and sift all the powdered sugar and then just kept wanting to stick her finger in the bowl and lick the frosting!

Friday was her party at Miss Gail's, she was most excited for the goody bags. She must have asked me if I had them 5 times, I forget everything else, I guess she was afraid I'd forget those too! She loved all of her presents and even slept in the new princess crown and high heel play shoes.
Saturday all of our friends and family came and we had a great time. Payton got a lot of princess stuff and dresses, does everyone know her or what?! We had a lot of fun.
Sunday afternoon we just relaxed, Payton painted and I saw Reagan grab her toes for the first time. Tung said he'd seen her do it before but I didn't know that, but I saw her for the first time grab them. It's so fun to see her starting to show her personality.
What a great weekend, and I'm glad it's only a 3 day week because I'm excited to have 4 whole days with my family!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gingerbread Men

Payton just couldn't wait any longer to make the gingerbread cookies that Nannie sent her in the box, so we made them tonight. They are all hers because she put every single gumdrop in her mouth and sucked off all the sugar before she decorated the cookies! Here's the finished product!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cars and Pies

Payton was outside waiting for her Daddy to put on his coat so they could go to the swings. When he came out, Payton was already near the end of the driveway, Tung told her to wait for him because cars might drive by and hit her. She said "OK, I don't want the cars to squish me into a pie!"

Friday, November 7, 2008


Payton is wearing big girl underwear for the first time today. We'll see how she does. I can't believe in 3 weeks we've gone from crying when we ask her to sit, to wearing big girl underwear!

Update: She made it all day with the same pair of underwear! That didn't last once she got home, but she did very well at Gail's house!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Oh how observant Payton is... Over the weekend and again tonight, we've overheard Payton saying "Obama, Obama" So we've been laughing about how she's just been hearing us talk and has picked up on it. I figured she must like the sound of it. Then they show his picture on tv and just for fun i said, "Hey Payton who is that?" and she goes "Obama". Wow, I knew she learned and picked up on things we said, but we've never directly talked to her or told her the name or who he was. I was amazed.

After tomorrow we'll get to teach her that he was a President of the United States. This picture is from when Tung saw him at the rally at the Coliseum.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Target trip

We made the "big" trip to Target to get Payton her crown, necklace, earrings and ring for going potty. She was so excited and is now napping with the earrings and necklace still on.

On the way home we asked her if she was going to potty when she got home and she said "No, I'm ok, the pee's still inside me" haha!

Trick or Treat!

Halloween was a success! After Payton got over her fear of everyone in costume. Reagan rode around in the wagon dressed up as the lobster. Payton wouldn't stand still long enough to take a better picture than these. But she had fun and ate a lot of candy!