Monday, December 20, 2010

Peyton's Christmas present

We gave Peyton his Christmas present early b/c we'll be heading to Texas tomorrow and didn't want to haul anything with us!!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

All dressed up....

Apologies for my lack of posting lately (again). I've been wrapped up in editing a few sessions I've done recently, so I haven't been taking a ton of photos of P lately. Here's one of him all dressed up for Pete & Amber's 2nd Annual Christmas Bonanza!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

18 months stats!

Peyton went to the Dr. yesterday for his 18 month appointment. She said everything looks great and we don't have to go back until he's 2! He got one immunization and doesn't have to get anymore until he's 5 (except for yearly flu shots).

Height: 34 inches (90th percentile)
Weight: 23 lbs, 13 ounces (25th percentile)
Head: 48.5 cm (70th percentile)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Peyton has dance fever....

and the only cure is to shake his booty!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog neglect.

I have been seriously neglecting this blog. Sorry, grandparents! Peyton turned 18 MONTHS OLD two days ago! I can hardly believe it! He is turning into such a little man.

Here are some things he's doing lately:

-Dancing!! He LOOOOOVES to dance and cannot resist shaking his groove thang.

-Talking a little bit more. Today he said "Buh-bye dadda" when Casey left. He says: dadda, momma, dog, door, truck, stuck, no, don't, hot, and some other ones I can't think of right now....

-Kisses. He loves giving kisses (on the lips) now.

-Cuddles. He absolutely loves to cuddle on our bed in the morning. He snuggles up with you and makes an "awwwww" sound. He loves to hug us as well as the dogs.

-Uses a spoon (sometimes a fork). He is still super messy with utensils but we're working on it!

-He's a complete troublemaker! You can't turn your back on him for even a second now. He likes to put stuff in the trash can (and take stuff out), turn off power strips, smack the dogs, pull all of the tissues out of the box, open cabinets and drawers and pull everything out, etc.

There are lots more things but I can't think of them all right now because of a persistent headache!! While we were in Texas, Peyton entertained a lot of people! At my grandfather's house, we had put a tray of cookies on the counter above the dishwasher. My mother asked me if Peyton could have a cookie and I told her that he could not. I left the kitchen and a minute or so later my mother called me back in. Peyton had opened the dishwasher and climbed up on it so he could reach the cookies. He grabbed a cookie and took a bite but put it back when he saw me rounding the corner. Rascal!







Peyton has his 18 month appointment this next week, so I will update you with his stats after that!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Photos from Texas...

I didn't take very many photos in Texas - whoops!




Monday, November 8, 2010

Video dump!

I realized that I haven't uploaded videos in a while!

He says "momma" in this next one :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Peyton has added another word to his vocabulary - "stuck". And he was indeed stuck when he said it - P managed to wedge himself in between the wall and our couch. P and I are headed to Texas for two weeks starting this coming Wednesday! Casey has a Criminology conference the week after next and thought he may be having an interview this coming week so I decided to head home to see family. I didn't want to be stuck in PA by myself for a while after the disastrous week we had when he left the last time!!!


"This is my head..."

As Liz Lemon would say, "Blerg".


"Oh Daddy, you're the funniest..."


Poop face!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My son is a spaz.

Peyton is becoming more verbal little by little. His favorite word is "hot" - he says it before he puts any food in his mouth and also runs up to the space heater and says it (and then touches it). He also tries to say "truck" quite frequently but it always comes out as "guck". He's starting to be able to point to things when you ask him to find something (he found his eyes and mouth today!) but it isn't always fail-proof!! Casey asked him where his penis was and he pointed to his nose....hahaha.


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Funny bunny!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

What a week!

Casey left this week for an interview at Purdue (which went well), but while he was gone I had a heck of a time! Peyton had a temperature of 102.4 on Tuesday night, so I made an appt. for him with the Pediatrician on Wednesday morning. At the appt., they diagnosed him as having an ear infection in both ears and prescribed Amoxicillin. Wednesday evening, Peyton's fever shot back up and I went in to check on him at about 10 PM. He was breathing very fast and very shallow so I took him out of his crib and checked his temperature (103 degrees). He was super lethargic and hard to awaken so I made the decision to take him to the ER. We got to the ER about 10:30 or so and were quickly ushered into a room. They put Peanut on oxygen (his oxygen levels were in the 70's range and they said they like it to be around 100) and he started to breathe more regularly. All of the commotion was freaking the little peanut out though so he began to cry and hyperventilate which lead him to throw up several times (on me, of course). They took blood and set him up with IV fluids (they had to strap his arm down to a board to keep him from bending his arm or pulling his IV port out). I laid down on the gurney so that he could lay on top of me and hopefully relax. He had a chest X-ray taken (he had to sit in this little chair while I held his arms up) and then we went back to our "room".

Anywho, Peanut was diagnosed with pneumonia and given an antibiotic through his IV (he slept for 20 minutes at some point in between all of the crying). We were sent home at 2:30 AM and the Peanut went back to sleep. It was quite the rollercoaster of a week!!!

We went back to the Pediatrician on Thursday and got a prescription for a new antibiotic. He spent the whole entire day in my lap or on the couch on Thursday (poor little guy felt so puny). He's definitely regaining his energy and is returning to his happy little self.

He's been rocking some crazy hair lately!



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Photo blog

Another newborn is on my photo blog!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Sorry about the lack of blog posting lately. I've been super exhausted (and dizzy) for the past couple of weeks and Peyton is continuing on his streak of being a total terror! The little booger "sharpied" my favorite sweater today. Anywho, I took these photos a week or so ago but forgot to post them.




Saturday, October 16, 2010

Peyton and Grandma

I got so wrapped up in editing my workshop images that I forgot to edit and post these!



Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photos from his highchair (AKA - the only place he ever sits remotely still)

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This past month has been a test of my patience; Peyton is starting to really test the limits to see what he can get away with. His whiney voice has returned (yay....) and tantrums have been full-force. There have definitely been days where I feel like I just want to give up - but Peanut always does something sweet to remind me of why us mothers do what we do.

He turned 16 months this past week, here is a taste of what he's been doing:

Waves hello and goodbye to everyone and EVERYTHING!
Saying a few more words (hot, momma, "that", dog and assorted other words)
Still obsessed with "Yo Gabba Gabba" (sigh)
Attending playgroup and storytime (trying to socialize the little bugger!)
Still a picky eater when it comes to proteins (but he'll eat any fruit or veggie!)
Loves to play with the laundry basket

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Favorites from my workshop

I just wanted to share my favorite photos from my Newborn workshop!





Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Boston (picture heavy!)

We went to Boston this past weekend to see my cousin Kristen (who moved there in August) and to check out the town (Casey is applying to a job at U. Mass Boston). The drive there was uneventful (8 hours without any fussing!) and we had a nice dinner at a local pizza joint, Upper Crust. Peyton didn't sleep well that night, unfortunately, and we discovered the next morning it was because he was getting sick! Blergh. We took him to the Children's Museum (I know, bad parents) and he seemed to enjoy himself a little bit (when he wasn't whining).

Anywho, he fussed for most of the day and refused to nap when we got back to the hotel. We had dinner at Kristen's apartment with her boyfriend and Kristen's sister, Ashley. Peyton was a total terror the whole entire time (we hope he didn't cause too much damage, Kristen!). Their poor dog is probably still recovering emotionally.

He didn't sleep very well Saturday night either because of his runny nose (at one point in the night he sounded like he was throwing up!). On Sunday, we went to an orchard to pick apples. Peyton enjoyed himself (mostly because we let him eat an apple). We decided to head out of Boston a day early (we were originally going to leave Monday morning) because Peyton was being such a terror and I had started to get sick, so unfortunately we didn't really get to see a lot of Boston. We did decide that it would be very hard to live in Boston with a small child.....

He busted his face on Saturday. Blergh.


Orchard photos!







This is the face we saw most of the trip (look at all of those teeth!)

Ashley's Twilight photo

Blowing dandelions...









Kristen and her boyfriend, Matt

Desperate Housewives?