Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Last Saturday, Payton and I joined my sister-in-law, Mary, and some of her family for an afternoon all about Christmas cookies! We had a great time! Payton wasn't too sure about it at first, but quickly came to see how much fun it was. She wasn't ready to go home!!!
Kaitlyn found a little apron just Payton's size!

She didn't know what to think at first!


Then she got into it!

Her first little star!!!!



Uh...looks like someone was eating the dough!



Finger-lickin' good!

Her little star...all decorated (frosting by Mommy!) Except, she snuck a corner before I could get a picture!!!!

Cracked me up how serious she was about the whole "sprinkles" thing!

Thanks, Mary, for inviting us! We had a great time!!!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snow and Candy Canes






Uppercase Living...BIG SALE!

Just got an e-mail from Uppercase Living about a big 40% off sale on discontinued items. If you are interested in seeing the sale flier, please post a comment with your e-mail and I'll forward it to you. It is an extensive sale on some really, really nice expressions! Also, if you have a $50+ order, you get free shipping, so think about combining orders with friends in your area. If you order in the next few days, you should still have your expressions by Christmas! Great, great gift ideas for your family/friends...or yourself!!!!!! No pressure, here, just wanted to share the good news!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Singing Christmas Tree 2009

Tonight is the final performance of the Hobe Sound Bible Church Singing Christmas Tree 2009! Participating in the Tree requires lots of hard work for everyone involved, but it is truly rewarding when I remember how privileged I am to have even a small part in reaching thousands of people with the message of the REAL reason for celebrating CHRISTmas!
This year, I sang with the choir, Robb was the accompanist (what a huge job...and he did it SO WELL), and Payton was one of the "snow" children riding in the sleigh. Fortunately for her, her best friend, Zachary Heath, also rode in the sleigh. They were joined by two other adorable little girls. We snapped a few quick pictures last night of Payton and Zachary. These two are just too cute, in my opinion! These aren't "poses"...they really act like this most of the time when they are together!!!




Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Christmas season so far!




Monday, November 30, 2009

Payton singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"-- 22 months old

Payton's recent fascination with her Mother Goose book is most entertaining. She loves for me to sing the little songs with her (the ones I don't know a melody for, we just make up!). For most of the songs, I do little motions to help her learn them. "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "Eensy Weensy Spider", and "Old King Cole" are her favorites. I got lucky and got her to sing "Twinkle" on video!!!! (You'll have to ignore my baby-talk prompting!)

video

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 fingers, 10 toes, very healthy!!! Robb and I are both so excited!

Believe it or not, it snowed in Florida on Saturday night! Okay, fake snow, but fun all the same! We took Payton to CityPlace (a big outdoor shopping/restaurant place) for the tree lighting and snowfal...pretty realistic! She really enjoyed it!



On our way to the restaurant, Payton saw this bronze statue...just couldn't understand why he wouldn't talk back to her!


Back at home, Mommy's shoes are a great distraction!


Sunday after church...

We joined good friends for a delicious dinner. This is Payton with her best buddy, Zachary Heath. These two are SO funny together, and love each other dearly!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Random pictures fromt the weekend

A few random shots from our weekend in Oklahoma...
Diggin' into Aunt Becky's dress-up box!

The look on Zach's face is priceless!!!

Wyatt and Payton had a great time playing at Aunt Bennie's house!


Praying for our food...Payton loved to pray!

She had so much fun playing with Aunt Becky's dog, Chicco!

Monkey see, monkey do!

Payton decided to kiss Chicco at the same time that Chicco decided to kiss her...resulting in Payton getting a mouthful of Chicco's slobers! I just missed it with the camera!!!

A great "treat" to our weekend...my cousin Bianca had her baby boy early on Halloween morning! We were so excited to get to see little Kaleb in the hospital!


Trick-or-Treat!

Payton and I joined some of the young families from the Ochelata church for a hayride and trick-or-treating around town. (Robb had food poisoning, we think...no fun, but short-lived, thank the Lord!) We had a wonderful time, and especially enjoyed the cool fall weather!!! Here area few pictures from the evening.
Miss Piggy had just woken up from a little cat-nap, so it took awhile to get going!


Dafne, my cousin, joined us. Payton LOVED trick-or-treating wtih her!

Payton snuck away and was filling up her bucket with Aunt Becky's candy stash! We put most of it back, since trick-or-treating hadn't officially begun!

I just loved her tail!


The costume came with an adorable piggy hat, but she WOULD NOT wear it, so we settled for bows as ears! Just as well, since I didn't have room to pack the bulky hat anyway!

Wyatt and Payton...a pretty cute pair!


Payton would say, "Treat, treat, treat"!

Thanks, Dafne, for helping her out!

After trick-or-treating, Wyatt and Payton settled in for some good play time at Aunt Becky's house!

Their tails just cracked me up!