Friday, January 23, 2009

The celebration continues!!!

On Payton's actual birthday, a couple of her little friends came over to play for a little while. Grace and Zachary helped make her morning extra fun!

Zach is patient with her, even when she tries to pull his hair!

Payton and Robb pose for a birthday picture!

We went to my mom's for dinner, and she had a little gift for Payton.

Trying to get that bow off!!!

She loved this balloon and bright green frog!

Then, we skyped with my brother and his family. Zach was excited to tell Payton "Happy Birthday"! It's so nice to be able to do this, since we live so far away!

We saved a cupcake for Payton for her birthday, but it got too late that night, so we did it the next day, when she could enjoy it more.

Opening an adorable little outfit, complete with polka dotted shoes, from her Uncle Chad and Aunt Jen, and the boys.

I can't believe my baby is one!

Enjoy her cupcake? Definitely!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Payton!!!!!!!!!!!

One Week Old
One year ago was the most amazing day of our lives. We humbly accepted a wonderful, wonderful gift from God, in the form of a beautiful, healthy baby girl. Payton Ranae Huff was born on January 21st, 2008 at 10:55 p.m. She was 7 pounds 11 ounces, and 21 1/2 inches long. While she had made her way into our hearts from the moment we discovered that I was expecting, something about holding that tiny, pink, perfect bundle brought an overwhelming sense of love, joy, peace, and sheer fulfillment into our hearts and minds. Since that day, one year ago, we have enjoyed watching our baby grow into the bouncing, joyful one-year-old she is today! Payton daily brings laughter and joy into our lives. Her happy and humorous personality keep us smiling, and her strong personality keeps us on our toes! Here is a photographic journal of the most incredible 12 months of our lives!

Immediately after she was born...showing some personality already!

It was so hard to believe she was actually here...that we were actually holding her in our arms!

Daddy's first diaper duty!

A very happy Nana!

And a very proud Grandpa!

An even more proud Daddy!!!

Girly from the start!!! I LOVE this picture!

Some very excited big cousins came to visit at the hospital!

One month old...

I will always keep this picture close, to remember how tiny my angel was!

Two months old! Look at that round face!!!

Three months old!

Four months old!

Five months old!

Six months old...and FULL of personality!!!

Seven months old!

Eight months old!

Nine months old!

Ten Months Old!

Eleven Months Old!

One Year Old...and loving it!!!

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday, sweet Payton!
Happy Birthday to You!!!!!!!!
We love you, sweet girl!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Payton's First Birthday Video

My sister-in-law, Mary, made this adorable video of Payton's 1st Birthday Party. She did a great job, and had some great pictures that I didn't have! Thanks, Mary!

(You can view the video here, or, if you click on the link below, you can view it on YouTube. If you view it on YouTube, click the "view in high quality", found underneath the video picture. It makes the pictures MUCH clearer.)

Random pictures from the weekend...

Here are a few pictures from the weekend...enjoy!
Payton loves the new riding toy she got for her birthday from her Nana and Grandpa! She jigs right along to the music it plays...and she moves with the steady beat!!!

She hasn't gotten to wear this outfit very many times, as it has been an unusually warm winter. But with a nice cool front moving through, it was perfect for church last night! I just had to grab a few pictures!

No problem getting her to smile!

She is really starting to "get into" books! I have found her this way several times recently!

Gotta love the poochy diaper look!

She recently discovered the piano...and LOVES it!

This sure makes her pianist Daddy very proud!

Saturday night, after her party, we had a great time "discovering" her new toys with her. She loves the "Little People" dollhouse we got her and has been playing with it a lot the last couple of days.

The doorbell actually rings, the toilet "flushes", and the phone "rings"...she loves pushing all the buttons!

Back to the piano!