Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hey B!

Payne loves his Uncle B and Aunt Al! Uncle B came to stay with us a few days while he worked in Fayetteville.  This is Payne's favorite game to play with Uncle B! I couldn't stop laughing!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hemangioma Update

One year ago today I did a post about Payne's Hemangioma. You can go back and look at the post here. It has continued to get better and better. I still get lots of questions from people about what it is. The doctors still seem to think it will be gone by the time he is 5 or 6. I think it will be gone long before that! Here are a few pictures of it recently.  

Friday, July 20, 2012

23 Months

I can't believe that Payne is 23 months! I am going to have a 2 year old! I doesn't seem like that long ago I was finding out that I was pregnant!
Somethings I want to remember about Payne at 23 months!

Weight is around 29 pounds
You were having some tough times with eating, but have started eating some chicken fries, fish sticks, and veggies mixed with apple sauce. 
You LOVE trucks of all kinds. If we hear a firetruck you can't get it off you mind and say firetruck over and over! 
You wear a 2t shirt and 18-24 months shorts.
You are saying more and more each day and are able to tell us what you want better.
You hate tennis shoes, so we wear flip flops but you still take those off everywhere we go!
You aren't fond of us dropping you off at the church preschool
You learned how to open doors this month so we had to get door covers! 
You naps still vary from day to day. You will sleep anywhere from an hour to four hours.
We still try to put you to bed between 7-8. Therefore you sleep around 12 1/2 hours from the time we put you down!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Sprinkler Fun!

Sunday afternoon when Payne got up from his nap we went outside to play in the sprinker! Payne loves being outside so it is really easy to make him happy by turning on the sprinkler ball and giving him a pop-ice!

 Payne and Dada were playing ball! As you can tell we are still working on our hand-eye coordination skills!
He prefers to just kick the ball!

I think he is a pretty cute kid!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend In LR

This past Thursday Payne and I went down to LR to see someone of my high school girlfriends! We got down there Thursday afternoon in time to meet Luke, one of friends that used to live in Fayetteville, for some ice cream. Payne loves Luke and loved getting to play with him.

Then Friday morning Emilee and Kelley and I (plus P) went shopping. We then brought the unhappy shopper back to my mom to play and nap for the afternoon. 
My mom had gotten P some new toys. To say he was excited was an understatment! He play and played!

We dropped Kelley off as well and picked up Abby and baby Knox to go to lunch and get pedicures.
 After pedicures we went shopping some more where Kelley came back to meet us and we then went to dinner at Larry's. Abby's husband Justin and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law came too! After dinner we all went home and I changed clothes and head over to hang out with Al and Bax for a while. By the end of the day I was exhausted!

Saturday was my dad's birthday. We went to my grandparents to have breakfast and then over to my dad's to play and eat lunch. Payne got to play with my youngest cousins 10 and 12 while at my grandparents. He loves them and they love him. They played dress up!
Payne did great driving both ways. He slept most of the time! We had a great weekend with everyone, but we were happy to get home and see daddy though!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Play Date with Lucas

 Saturday morning a friend I used to work with and her son came over for a play date. Lucas and Payne are about 6 months apart. They have so much fun playing together. They played trucks and with the tool bench for a while then we went outside to play in the pool and on the play set. They laughed and laughed and made huge splashes in the pool. Candace and I were so wet from them swimming.
 Then we headed to McDonald's for lunch.Of course Payne only ate his french fries!
After lunch we went over to another friends house and the boys played with some older kids! Payne had some much fun and the kids were great with him! It was such a fun day with friends!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

No Shoes, No Shirt.....


I am told often that my child is rarely ever fully dressed. He doesn't really like shoes. We have been known to go places without shoes (they are always in the bag) because he just takes them off! He hates tennis shoes because his feet get so hot, so it is always flip flops. We don't leave the house without shirts or shorts I promise that, but around the house it is rare. I think what happens is when I change his diaper in the morning I normally take is pj bottoms off. Then after breakfast the shirt comes off too. Then if we are staying home, no clothes go on.

Sometimes he will go get some shorts on his own and put them on. Normally it is the same pair he chooses, but on this day he chose his swimsuit.
And 99% of the time, if he is eating at home he is stripped down to the diaper. 
Look on this positive side of things. It is WAY less laundry!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Last Week

Being home with Payne is so much fun, yet can be a challenge at some points. We had so much fun last week hanging out together, play with friends, and running errands!

Monday we went to the library for story time and to play with the puzzles. Payne is in love with trucks and firetrucks! 
Tuesday morning we went to bible study at the church and then met AK and Whitney at Hammontree's for lunch. Later that afternoon we went over to some friends I used to work with and Payne played with their daughter.
Wednesday was the 4th so Ryan was off. We hung around the house and then went swimming with Tim and Leigh. 
Thursday we played outside for a while until it turned 100 degrees! I had decided earlier in the week that I was going to have construction/truck themed birthday for Payne, so we went several places looking for things for the birthday party that afternoon.

Friday we did nothing all morning! Then I decided I should start to gather my things for my new job. I am leaving  my job at the private school and moving to the public. I will be teaching 4th grade! I am super excited, but really sad to leave my friends and co-workers at my old school. After my TB test we went to the mall to meet Ryan for lunch.
That night we went to Target and to eat some Mexican food! 
Then my sweet boy was wound up! He run up and down the sidewalk and would stop to give me hugs and kisses! It made for a very happy momma!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Walking in High Heels

The other day my Tom wedges were laying in floor (surprise, surprise my shoes were in the floor). Payne took off his shoes and put on the Toms and started walking. My mom and I were laughing so hard! We sent it to Ryan who was playing golf. His response was he would bring some golf shoes for him to wear around.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Sunday night we went to the north campus of our church in Rogers to see baptisms and fireworks, as well as get to hang out with some our friends. We took our camping chairs and a picnic and set up for a few hours.

Jillian came over to see Payne and play. 
Then Sloan showed up in her cool car, which P and Jilly were super jealous of.
Nicole's birthday was the next day, so we celebrated with  her. 
Payne then played with Parker and Henry for a while.
Payne loved the fireworks. Every time he was say."WOW" and when it was over he wanted more!

Then Wednesday we hung out around the house and planted some flowers. Then after P got up from his nap we went over to Tim and Leigh's pool to swim. Leigh gave P a lot of attention and he loved it! Then we came home and went to bed. A lot of the firework shows were canceled around here, so we just decided to lay low. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Just like Dada!

Payne loves his Dada! He wants to do everything he does! 
 Mow like Dada!
 Read like Dada!
 Work in the yard like Dada!
 Lay like Dada!
Sit in his matching chair like Dada!

Payne loves you Dada and so do I!