Peyton's first birthday

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

First playgroup date! (and other activities)

Yesterday was our first playgroup date at the park. I've been looking for a group but most of the members kids are 2 plus years and I didn't want to be in a group that it was hard for Peyton to socialize with. We found one that seemed to fit our age so we went to a meet and greet and loved it! The majority of the kids are around Peyton's age so we had lots in common to talk about. As I talked to the moms, Peyton was enjoying playing with everyone's toys. She is a 'touchy' baby, not mean she just likes to hold hands and ears.

We can't wait to go to our next playdate!

nothing like a bag of wipes for the girls to play with

 Some pictures from the past week's adventures:
HEB bucks

turned into points!

Someone got a new chair!

Playdate with Ella


Go Texan Day! (First Zoo Trip)

Peyton's first kick off to the rodeo. We put on our pink cowgirl boots and headed to the zoo for the first time!
Horse shirt and pink boots!
Before we went there, we stopped by my old work and hung out since the last time most of them saw her was when she was 2 months old. I definitely don't miss the drive, especially now that we live further north.

Peyton LOVED the zoo! It was also her first time to sit in the Bob like a big girl! As we walked around her little feet were moving away, so much so that her boots kept falling off! It was fun exploring the zoo just us, we could take our time and go to different areas we wanted to see (or I guess me, haha). I wanted to go to the big exhibits since Peyton can't really look at the small animals. We saw the lions, monkeys, and giraffes. Lastly we headed to the elephants and right as we got to them, she fell asleep! It was so cute, I guess our adventure wore her out!
A nice lady offered to take our picture

Peyton w/ the elephants

We will definitely be going back to the zoo and will probably get a membership.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day & Cade's birthday!

Peyton's first Valentine's Day was great!

The picture on the Valentine's cards:


We started the morning by getting our free heart shaped chicken biscuit from ChickFila. 

 Then it was time for Peyton to eat breakfast and enjoy her Valentine's goodies since she can't really enjoy chocolate.

Her Valentine plate
We made cupcakes for Cade's birthday and I thought it would be a good idea to have Peyton on the counter with me while I ice them..and then this happened.

                             So we decided it might be better to finish up the cupcakes in the walker. :)

Mommy's Valentines

Friday was Cade's 26th birthday and we had a great time celebrating. I made sure that his breakfast had a candle (he wanted Chick fila). We went to Grimaldi's for birthday lunch and enjoy the beautiful weather. Peyton definitely talks a lot and is extremely loud now so its really funny when we got out to places.

After work, we opened presents and sang happy birthday!

This past weekend we had a birthday party of probably my oldest friend, Ivy. I've known her ever since we were in 1st grade and we still keep in touch. It was at Pump It Up and that was the first time we had been there. We didn't play but we did bounce against some of the walls ;)

Hmm...what is this?

Camryn 5, Peyton 7 months

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy 7 months!

Ok, ok...let me tell you a joke.
Peyton is 7 months today! To celebrate we decided to go try out a class at the Little Gym. This is the first time that Peyton has been around so many babies and I feel more comfortable taking her to places like this now that she is a little older and can actually participate.

She was staring down everyone when we first got there, I don't think she knew what to do with all those people and babies. She was so intrigued with the other babies during the class. At the very end of the class she started smiling and talking. There was no crying :) We might try out a few other ones to see what is best.

A few things about Peyton at 7 months:

-She has TWO bottom teeth
-Says "dada" and squeals all the time
-Can pull herself up to stand
-HATES pears!
-loves sitting on the window seal and swinging her feet

We love going to McAllisters and seeing how much Peyton has changed at each trip. Its an Aggie tradition to go to McAllisters and we would go when I was pregnant and it was the first restaurant we went to with Peyton after she was born.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our first tooth!

Peyton got her first tooth in two weeks ago. Finally after what seemed like two months of teething with the excess drool and chewing we finally got one in!! She had a some rough times with it so I gave her some orajel and it seemed to help.

She is loving the new sounds that her tooth makes, it so cute to listen to and watch her play. Aside from  that, she is trying to stand up more when I pick up both of her hands. She really does not have an interest in crawling, she tries for a little bit but then rolls over....but we said before we thought she'd skip crawling and I never crawled when I was a baby.

We've been pretty busy these past few weeks. My school work has picked up quite a bit and by headband business, Cade was in Nashville for work for about 4 days and we signed the papers to our house AND moved in!! Wow--that was a lot in itself!

We have dinner with Cade's side of the family for her grandmothers birthday and Peyton did not do so hot. She cried a lot....I think it was the combination of loud restaurant (we don't ever go to noisy places), a VERY short nap, out close to bedtime and her new tooth.

Right before Cade had to go to Nashville we signed the papers on our house. We are still in lala land it seems like. Its hard to believe this is our home. Pictures will come later, it is full of boxes right now!

Peyton has been a little cranky today and I looked in that pretty little mouth and see another tooth coming in!! I've got to say I'm going to miss that sweet toothless smile!!

I want to eat the camera

We got a new hat in the mail..of course
its too hot to wear it now

If you look close there is a tooth!