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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

Wow, I can't believe that Christmas is over. We had a wonderful Christmas. Christmas Eve we ate dinner at my sister's house. After dinner we went to a candlelight service at church. It was very nice. After church we went to my parents house to have finger foods and open presents. We had a great time with my family.

Peyton has been much more aware of everything this year. He has been counting down the days till Santa since December 1st. Brady was excited but really didn't know what was going on. Christmas morning was a little tough. Peyton had been up late the night before and was tired. It took him a little while to wake up and get excited about Santa and presents. We had a very relaxing morning. We made breakfast pizza and sat by the fire all morning. It took about 30 miutes to open all the presents and about 6 hours to take everything out of the boxes. It was a great day to be in our pajamas all day. My parents came over for a little while to see what Santa had brought the boys. For dinner we had enchiladas and mexican rice. It was very good.

Here are some pictures our special day!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's Been a While!

I have had every intention of posting about our Halloween trip, but just have not gotten around to it. My parents, sister and family, and the four of us went to San Antonio to visit Shamu. We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast. Here are some pics.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peyton's Birthday Weekend

Wow what a weekend. We started the festivities on Friday and they are finally ending today. He is going to start thinking that we should celebrate his birthday for 5 days every year!

Saturday morning was his pirate party with his friends. We had it at a train park. It was a lot of fun. The weather was amazing. It was in the upper 50's, low 60's. Last year at his party is was 90 degrees. The kids ran around and played baseball, football, and rode the train. Peyton has a special group of friends.

Sunday after church we had our family party. We had his favorite meal, roast! He got to open more presents too. He kept telling us that we get to sing happy birthday to him AGAIN! He had a lot of fun.

Monday was his actual birthday and his daddy took the day off. We played with all of his new toys, went to his favorite place to eat/play (chick-fil-A), and played t-ball outside. We had a great day just the 4 of us.

Today, we took donuts and juice to his school to celebrate his birthday. I told the teacher that he has been celebrating since last friday. He was excited to share his donuts with all his school friends.

I can't believe that my first born is "3". It goes by so fast. I keep thinking, oh my, he starts kindergarten in 3 years! He is a sweet little boy, and we love him so very much. For the last time - HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEYTON!!!!

Here are some pictures of Peyton's special weekend!!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

We Are Back!!!

Wow, it has been over a month since I posted last. Sorry!!! It has been a crazy month. Let's see, the first of September we put our house on the market. This keeps me busy in the house cleaning department. We have had a few lookers and a good open house. We are still waiting patiently for the right family to walk in our house and fall in love with it.

Between Dwayne's job, my new business, and the boys we have been very very busy. My new private practice is going well. I love it!!

Peyton started preschool the first of September. He goes Tuesdays and Thursdays. He tells me, "Mommy I love to go to school".

Brady is growing and getting a great personality. The boys are starting to play really well together.

October so far has been busy. We have birthday parties, garage sale, and we are going to Seaworld for Halloween weekend. Peyton's birthday party is the 17th. It is at a park that has a miniature train to ride. He is having a pirate theme. He is very excited!! I will post pics after the birthday weekend.

Here are some pictures from the last month.
Peyton's first day of Preschool
NFL Sunday Attire!!













Thursday, September 03, 2009

Brady's One Year Check Up

I just took Brady to the Dr. for a check up. He is now 21.9lbs and 30 inches tall. He is a big boy. He is now walking everywhere!! He got 5 shots and a finger prick today and he was not a happy camper.
Here are some pictures of him after his appointment and some of his one year old pics.

My favorite Picture of the boys

Friday, August 21, 2009

Brady's First Birthday

This last weekend we celebrated Brady's 1st birthday. We had a great time. His Grandma from Oregon came for a visit to celebrate as well. For his birthday we went to my parents house to swim and have pizza. Brady of course had no idea what was going on, but it was fun. Peyton and Addy were both real excited for presents and cake.

Here are some pictures of my baby boy who is now "1"!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Peyton Playing Baseball

Addy Running the Bases

It is August Already!!!

Where has the summer gone?? I can't believe that it is August. We have had a busy summer. I am currently starting up my own private practice for speech therapy in my home. It has been fun and challenging at the same time. It is called Footsteps Speech Therapy. Please keep me,and my patience in your prayers. Dwayne has been really busy at work also.

Over the last few months, Peyton has been really obsessed with baseball. He wants to play all the time, and he wants to go to Astro's games all the time. I have attached some pictures and a few videos of him playing outside with his cousin Addy. After they played baseball we took them to the splash pad to cool off! We are enrolling Peyton in t-ball in September. We can't wait!!!

Brady well, he turns "1" next week. This is a difficult subject for me. I can't believe how fast this year has gone. I am not ready for my baby to grow up!! He is almost walking by himself, but not quite. Anyway, I will post pics from his 1st B-day next week.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vacation in Oklahoma

On July 2nd we packed up for our 10 hour rode trip to Oklahoma. My parents and my sister's family all went too. We stayed for a full week. It was nice to get away. We rented a house on the lake. The house was perfect and the kids loved going down to the rock beach and throwing rocks in the lake.

Friday, July 3rd, my cousin Britt had a beautiful sunset wedding. It was good to see lots of family. Saturday, July 4th, it actually rained all morning. We had forgotten what rain looked like ( we have gone over a month with no rain in Houston). That night we went to our Aunt Shari's and Uncle Daves house and had dinner and watched fireworks.

The rest of the week was spent resting and riding on the boats. We rode on our Uncle Brian's and Aunt Carol's boat a couple of days. We rented jet skies, which the kids loved to ride them. They both kept saying faster, faster. Peyton and Daddy even rode on the tube. Peyton did it, but he did not really care for it.

One night we drove to Bartlesville, OK (where I graduated from high school) and went to the kiddie park. It has rides just Peyton's size. He had a blast. He rode a roller coaster 3x, farris wheel, boats, train, horse, and more. He or course threw a fit when we left. It was only 25 cents a ticket and most of the rides were only 1-2 tickets. We wich they had something like that in Houston.

We had a really great time with our family. We were not ready to come home. Peyton cried most of the way home, "I want to go back to Oklahoma".

Here are some pictures of our week!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 Head Injuries in a Week

This last week since we have been home from Oregon has been very eventful. The day after we got home, we went to Grammy and Papa's to swim. To make a long story short, Brady fell off the couch outside on the porch. He was strapped into a portable high chair (I know you are not suppose to do that). I left him on the couch to take Peyton to get his bathing suit on. As I was walking away from him I thought, that their is no way that he can flip out of it. I didn't even make to back door and I turn around and he was on the ground. I ran to get him and we immediately took him to the ER. He was crying, but not as much as I would think that he should have been. His eyes were rolling back in his head. I was freaking out (you can ask my mom). Once we got him to the ER he was starting to perk back up. I thought for a second that we could take him home, that he was fine. I was also thinking better be safe than sorry. They did a CAT scan just to check to make sure that their was no blood clot. Everything came back fine thankfully. We had to watch him closely for 24 hours and he had to sleep with us that night.

Okay, so that was one head injury. On Monday of this week, Peyton was running down the hall away from Addy at my sister's house. He was not watching where he was going and he of course hit the wall. He did not just hit the wall, he hit the door henge with his forehead. Oh, did he ever get a bump. It is all bruised and looks horrible. He is fine though.

I guess that I am going to have to get use to head injuries with 2 boys.
Here is a picture of Peyton's injury. I did not even think to take a picture of Brady's. Peyton's injury looks much worse than Brady's did surprisingly! We are just thankful that neither injury turned out serious.

Visit to Oregon

2 weeks ago we flew to visit Dwayne's family in Oregon. We had a really good time. Peyton had a blast playing with his cousins Elyse and Luke. The weather was cool for us. I had to pull out jeans and jackets from the storage. We stayed with Grandpa and Grandma for a few nights and then got to stay with Uncle Ben and Aunt Randie and few nights too. Peyton had fun playing with all of their toys. It was fun visiting family.

The 4 hour flight was interesting on the way there. We have found out that Peyton gets motion sick on the way down. He was complaining that his ears hurt and his stomach. Yes, you can image what happened soon after. It was a mess! He felt fine once we got off the plane. I was not looking forward to getting back on the plane 4 days later. On the way home we gave him motion sick medicine and he did fine. We were very thankful.

Here are a few pictures.




Peyton and Brady on the airplane Peyton looking out the window on the airplane
Inflight Intertainment
Peyton and Luke
Peyton and Elyse
Brady and Grandpa
Peyton, Luke and Elyse playing at an indoor playhouse

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend. We stayed at my parents house Saturday and Sunday night.
We spent a lot of time outside in the pool. Peyton just decided this weekend to swim independently with floaties. He did awesome. He swims all over the pool. He never stops!

On Sunday afternoon we went to an Astros Game. He loves to go. Grammy and Papa surprised him the night before we went. It was all he could talk about for the next 12 hours. The game was fun, however the Astros did not play well at all. It was still fun though.

Monday we had some good friends come over and swim and have a barbecue.

It was a relaxing weekend!

Here are some pics of our Holiday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Brady 9 months old

Brady is 9 months old today. He is getting big so fast. We went to the doctor today for his check up. He is 20 lbs 4 ounces, and 27 inches tall. He is eating all kinds of stuff, he is working on his 7th tooth, he is crawling, he is pulling up on everything, he is talking more, and he is starting to follow Peyton around the house.

He is such a sweet little boy! We love him very much! Enjoy his 9 month video.


Mother's Day

We had a wonderful Mother's Day. We started the day by having baby dedication at church. Brady recieved his little blue bible with his name on it. After church, we were told to go to my parents house. My mom, sister and I had no idea what we were doing for the day. Soon after we got to my parents, they had a sixteen passenger van with a driver pick us up. They told us that we would be in the car for a little over an hour. I was trying to figure it out the whole way. We were surprised when the van took us to a pier near Kemah. We were going on a lunch cruise. The boat had a buffet lunch and live music. It was so much fun. I was very impressed with the guys. It was very creative. The kids had a lot of fun too!

Here are some pictures of our special day!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crazy Weather

Lets just say, that we got 20 inches of rain in 16 hours. We were in a tornado warning, thunderstorm warning, and flood warning. It started raining yesterday afternoon before I went to work. I went to work thinking that we were just going to get a little bit of rain. I was at work for 45 minutes, and we were sent to one room in the middle of the clinic with all patients and parents due to a tornado warning. After the warning ended we sent everyone home due to heavy rain and flooding. On my way home a couple of roads were totally under water and our subdivision was under water. Luckily, Dwayne brought home from work a big truck. I was able to get home okay. The water was up to the floor boards in the big truck.

Dwayne had the joy of the tornado warning with both boys. They sat in our closet for 30 minutes. During that 30 minutes Peyton managed to chow down 3 hot dogs and applesauce. (the steroid are making him very very hungry!) Dwayne was a little nervous mainly because I was out in the weather.

Needless to say we now have gotten plenty of rain. They are expecting possibly more tonight and throughout the week.





Brady watching out for severe weather on the computer


Our street was flooded past the sidewalk

Our neighbor across the street lost a tree

Kemah Boardwalk

We went this past Saturday with some friends to the Kemah Boardwalk. It was a lot of fun. The weather was beautiful. Peyton had his first taste of carnival rides. I think that he is going to be one of those kids that is not afraid of anything. He wanted to ride the wooden roller coaster and all of the big kid rides. He got to ride the train and the airplane. He had a blast. He of course cried when we had to leave. We will definitely be going back soon.

The Boardwalk

Brady relaxing listening to the waves

Peyton waiting for the train

Peyton and Daddy riding the train

Peyton and Daddy at Joes Crab Shack

Mommy and Brady

Peyton and Mommy riding the airplanes