Thursday, August 10, 2017

Peyton David Turns 1!

Noah's First Birthday Party
What a sweet mischievous kid that Peyton is.  I can already see trouble for me in the future.  He's so loving, gives kisses and hugs and yet you find him getting into all drawers and pulling things out everywhere in the kitchen.  He heads to the stairs the moment you take your eye off him.  Stinker.

I can honestly say he's been my easiest baby yet.  Maybe because he's the second one, or maybe because he was just an easy kid but regardless he's been a very much needed addition to the family and I can't wait to see what the next year has waiting for him.

For Peyton's party we did our usual big family get together.  We bought a tent, rented some tables and chairs and went outside.  So much easier for cleanup and plenty of room for the kids to run around.  It was a little windy but the weather held out great and wasn't too hot for August so we were happy.  I made lasagna and salad, and cake and cupcakes.  We kept it simple and just enjoyed having people around.

Unlike Noah, Peyton went all in on his cupcake and seemed just as oblivious when singing Happy Birthday.  Overall, another party success!  Thanks everyone that came out an celebrated!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Peyton David - 50 Weeks

Noah 51 Weeks

Two more weeks until his birthday!  Time is still flying and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down one bit. We've been fairly active outside this summer and Peyton is finally starting to get some color.  Poor guy did not get my dark skin and is as white as snow.  He seems to enjoy being on the beach and in the water.  He loves to play with Noah and chases him around the house when he's not busy doing his own thing which includes making the house a mess. I gave him his first haircut last week and although he looks so much older I kind of miss that fuzz ball. 

  • How old is Peyton?: 50 Weeks11.5 Months
  • Peyton is how big?:  22 lbs | Size 4 diapers | 12-18mo clothes
  • Sleep: Ok, we're pretty much down to two naps at home.  Not the worst thing ever.  Gives us consistency and a little bit more room for activities and what-not.
Up for the day around 7:30-8a - Finger food breakfast. and a sippy cup of milk.
Nap 2ish hrs later
Nap 1: 2-2.5 ish hrs
Finger food lunch and a sippy of milk around 12p-1p
Up for 2-2.5hrs ish
Nap 2:  2-2.5 ish hrs
Up for the rest of the day
Light finger food snack and sippy cup of milk, or milk in a bottle which we're fazing out.
Dinner around 6p - whatever we're having
Bath time and night time stuff starts at 7
Down for the night with a bottle around 7:30p - 5-7oz

On school days he take 30-45mins naps, stays up way too long and pretty much just refuses to sleep so by the time he gets home he's super grumpy. We're also just finishing the last of the formula by mixing it with whole milk and then we'll be all done with the formula with this kid.
  • Milestones: He's still talking a lot.  Moving everywhere.  Still refusing to take steps but he gets around so good I guess he doesn't really need to.  He crawls up the stairs and I've found him climbing on step stools to get places.  His favorite is the pantry and Noahs bed so you really have to keep an eye on him so he doesn't fall.  I have yet to see him figure out how to get down once he is up.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Peyton is almost one and time has flown so much faster with Peyton than with Noah.  I can't believe we're already here and I really have to get planning his birthday.  I sent out invitations so at least we have a date set but everything else I haven't even though of. We're nearing the end of the summer and we're trying to soak every little bit that's left.  I'm hoping this weekend we get out to the beach and just hang out as a family.
 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Florida & Disney's Magic Kingdom Trip

We've been back from Florida for almost a week now and I really have to post some pictures!  What a fun time we had!  This was Peytons first plane ride so I was a little worried about how he might handle it.  He did great, or as good as a baby could do.  There were some wiggly times but he handled it like a champ and feel asleep for about half of both plane rides so I'll take it.  Noah is obsessed with watching movies on the iPad so he was super content and awesome to travel with.


When we got to Florida we rented a car.  It's so much easier with the kids not having to rely on someone else when getting around.  We shared a three bedroom condo with the rest of the family.  The kids and Jeff and I shared a room which wasn't the most fun with their loud sleeping, but it sure was fun and convenient to have everyone stay together.   We were out at the pool most of the time and then during nap times someone would stay back and chill while Peyton or Noah slept.


Our last day we went to Magic Kingdom.  I've never been before and really didn't mind one way or another if we ever went but I will say it's a great place for younger kids like Noah and he really had a great time.  So did the adults.  Luckily we had fast passes for all the rides we had which made it so much more manageable with an inpatient kid. Noah did so good on the rides.  He wasn't scared at all like some of the rides at Legoland in San Diego.  He even rode his first roller coaster and I couldn't be more proud.


The next morning Jeff drove the kids and I to the airport and we headed back home.  We were stopped by TSA and I received a nice little pat down.  They tested and then threw out my milk which was a huge bummer but eventually we got through.  A little stressful with one parent and two kids but we made it on our flight with a couple minutes to spare. When we finally landed I was so happy to be home.  We had a great time but the thought of everyone sleeping in their own room was so exciting.  We all slept all night without interruptions and woke up feeling much more refreshed.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Noah's PawPatrol Fourth Birthday Party

I'm determined to do a better job at posting the next couple months.  I have so much to document and the pictures just sit there waiting for me.  Anyway, here is Noah's birthday party. He requested paw patrol so that's what we have him.  He was the most excited for the paw patrol masks and gave them out to everyone to wear.  Of course he had to pick who everyone got to be. We opened presents, played on the beach and shot of special rockets.  Noah was the center of attention the whole time and I'm pretty sure he loved it.

Happy Birthday Noah Bear!