Wednesday, March 30, 2011


 Lately, we have just been hanging out and playing.He loves to pick up anything and is always looking for something new to check out.
 His favorite thing is the soft books. I think he likes them because they make noise and they are easy to pick up and chew on.
 We have also been putting him in his crib to play more. This way when he falls over its soft. He loves it. He laughs and plays.
 Anything that can go in the mouth, GOES IN THE MOUTH! We are still waiting on teeth, so maybe chewing on things will help!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Break!

We started Spring Break by going to Little Rock for a wedding. Ryan's roommate from college got married and we were more than happy to help them celebrate! 
I got to get some TCBY while in LR! It is my favorite!!! 
Payne stayed with Ryan's parents and looked like he had a ball!
The rest of the week I wanted to be laid back and easy. I didn't really want to have much of a plan, because I knew that it would flop if I really tried! So we just took it easy. Some things we did do was a little bathroom makeover. 
We also got new toothbrush holders. I am also on the hunt for a new trash can and new bathmats.  

Tuesday I had a dentist appointment and got my oil changed. Also I went to lunch with Ally and then came home to cuddle with this cute thing! 
 Wednesday we had Payne's 7 month pictures taken. I think these are going to be my favorite. Here is a sneak peek. She text me this off her computer. 
I mean really! How can you not say that is not the cutest thing ever!!!

Thursday we just hung out and didn't do much. We finally made it out around lunch to eat lunch with Ryan. 

Friday I didn't leave the house (except to pick P up from daycare) and did NOTHING at home! Love it!
Ally and Dalton came over and we watch Due Date and played games! That is my kind of Friday night!!!

Saturday Ryan, Payne and I laid in bed until 11:45! Love it!!! Then I got dressed and headed to Walmart. Then I picked up Ally and we went shopping! It was a successful day!! That night we went over to Ally and Dalton's to eat.  The boys watched TV and Ally and I worked on cake decorating. ( OK so I watched!)

Sunday I put it into gear! I realized I only had one day left of Spring Break. After church we came home and I started to make some baby food. I now think I can make it until the end of the school year! Then I made a wreath for my front door as well.
Sunday night we went to the Francis' for dinner. She made potato soup which is my favorite and it was a perfect day for it.
Jillian Kate and Payne talked to each other while we ate.
 Then P got some cuddling in with Josh!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Payne said, "Momma",  today for the first time! I just happen to have it on video!! I was so freaking excited I turned the camera off! Otherwise you would have heard me scream!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Starting to Move

 Someone has learned to scoot all over their bed during nap time!
 He spends about an hour playing in his bed before falling asleep!
 But he still wakes up a happy boy!
 Look at me! I'm a big boy!
I think I am going to have to take all the stuff out of his crib. I promise I put it all at the end of his bed, but he can get to it all!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Best Daddy A Girl Could Ask For!

So, I know I have told you before, but I have the BEST Daddy ever! Lately I have asked him to make me a lot of things! First I started off by asking for a bassinet for Payne. It was something that I had always dreamed about for my kids and my daddy made my dreams come try. Here are a few pictures of  the day that he gave it to me.  You can read about it here.

Then shortly after my daddy had slaved away to make my dreams come true. Payne told me while I was still pregnant that for his first birthday he wanted a toy box build by Papa.  ( I am pretty sure he will be getting one, but who knows :) ) 

Then for my birthday I decided I wanted some new picture frames. One of our friends had built me several about a year ago and then made me two more for gifts. I absolutely love them! I think everyone should have one in their house! So I ask my daddy what he could do. Sure enough, he said ok! He built me 5 frames for my birthday! I love them! They match my other ones perfectly!
 I helped a little by painting them! It was very simple! I already had the paint from an earlier project!
These are my orginals. It is one of my favorite things in my house. I am working getting pictures this week and then I will show you the final thing!

Thanks Daddy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Playing with Daddy!

 Payne has a really good daddy! Not only do they look just like, they act alike!
 Ryan was trying to teach P to crawl.

P found it to be a lot of fun. He might decided to just ride around on his daddy's back forever!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quarter of Century!

A few weeks ago, I turned a quarter of a century.  I am not sure I like to say I am 25.  I feel old! My friends were awesome all week to me!
Thursday night girls night Heather and Ally came over and brought me the most delicious cookies.  They also got me a Vera Bradley bag full of nail polish!
Friday morning I got to enjoy a little extra time with Ryan and Payne. I opened my presents! Ryan got me the cutest camera strap. I love it! 
Friday night we all dropped our kids off at Friday Night Out and went o Mellow Mushroom for dinner. 
They brought me my favorite, an ice cream cake! I was so happy! I really enjoyed getting to hang out with friends and just relax!
Saturday Heather and Ally took me to eat at Firehouse and then jean shopping! If you know me well, taking me shopping is a big task! Clothes shopping is not my favorite! 
I ended up buying two pair of jeans and a pair of boots.  I thought I did really well! 
After that we went to get a medi and a pedi!
Then hit up a few more stores. Crafty stores. Those are my favorite!! Ally had never been to Oops. She thought the giant chair out front was cool!

Thanks to everyone who made my birthday perfect!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

7 Months!

  • You wear a size 3 diaper
  • You weigh about 18 pounds 
  • Still no teeth.
  • You eat 6 oz 5 times a day.
  • You are eating rice cereal at night along with a veggie and a fruit.
  • You have eaten sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, avocado, carrots, peaches, bananas, and apples.
  •  You sleep from 7pm to 7am most nights.
  • You are wearing 6-9 months clothes.
  • You hold your own bottle. 
  • You love the bottle, if you see you start to kick and scream for it.
  • You only cry when you have a dirty diaper, if you are hungry, or want someone to look at you!
  • You have started "talking" a lot more. 
  • You have started to laugh.
  • You are rolling over.  
  • You can sit up.
  • You are pushing up when on your belly.
  • You have hated your jump and play the past few weeks.
  • You are still loving daycare and so is your mommy.
  • You had a fever for three days of a 101 or more. It was viral infection. Daddy stayed home with you.
  • You also had a severe diaper rash and cried every time anyone some touched your bottom or sat you down.
  • You starting to be very active!