…And now she is 3!

I can’t believe out little Payton-pie turned 3 over the weekend.  She is in fact no longer little.  A toddler no more.  She is now a little lady…a little bitty lady.  She had a busy weekend…birthday celebration at preschool, 2 friends birthday parties, and her own birthday party.  Needless to say, come Monday, she was a cranky little bitty lady.  She was exhausted.  We still love her though…cranky and all.  =)
Thank you to all the friends and family who came out to celebrate Payton turning 3!!
Sob sob sob…she is no longer 2…sob sob…my little 3-year-old:
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Gorgeous Birthday Banner...thank you Brandy!!

Gorgeous Birthday Banner…thank you Brandy!!

Nana having fun in the bouncy house!

Nana having fun in the bouncy house!

Best buds!

Best buds!

Not too excited to be the center of attention.

Not too excited to be the center of attention.

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Loving Aunt Hal.  <3

Loving Aunt Hal. <3

Nana lovin.

Nana lovin.  <3

Gotta work off that birthday cake!

Gotta work off that birthday cake!

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Payton’s 1 second a day video from 2 to 3 years old

Hapy 3rd Birthday to my little sweetie-pie!!  This video was a labor of love.  I did start it a month and a half late…but we almost have a full years worth of days in the video.  1 second a day…for a year.  I can already tell I am going to love having this to look back on…love having all of these memories to hold on to.  I hope you love it as much as we do…

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Parade Watchers…

We look forward to the Issaquah Salmon Days festival every year!  It is usually gorgeous weather, yummy food, fun parade, lots of live music, tons of booths to visit, and a huge play area for the kiddos.  Tons of fun!  Little Missy wasn’t feeling it so much this year…she loved the parade, but other than that didn’t want to do much of anything else.
Some pics of my loves from the parade.  You can get the exact feeling of the mood she was in the rest of the time from the Fire Truck picture…
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My little Puzzler…

Every single day after preschool we walk in the front door, Payton immediately takes her shoes off, takes her backpack off…
“Mama, can I have the rest of my lunch from school please?”
“Sure love…her you go…”
“Thanks Mama” …then she picks up a puzzle box from the bookcase with one hand, lunchbox in the other hand… “Ok Mama, I going into my play room to eat my lunch and do a puzzle, I’ll see you in a little bit.”
And off she goes to do the puzzle all by herself…sigh…because she can and doesn’t need Mama’s help anymore…double sigh.  From toddler to little girl in the blink of an eye.
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7 months…7 things about me

I am 7 months old!
1. I crawl!  I crawl all over the place.  Sometimes on my hands and knees, sometimes army style.  I do whatever it takes to get Payton’s toys.  Once she sees me make a move she snatches them up quick, so I have to be quicker!
2. I eat.  Lots!  Even if I don’t like a certain food…I eat it anyways!  They call me a bottomless pit.  My favorites: zucchini, butternut squash, chunks of sweet potato, chunks of banana/mandarin oranges/peaches, applesauce-broccoli, and peas.  On top of that I still nurse 5 times a day…hehe…I make it super hard on Mama, she basically has to wrestle me down the whole time!
3. I sound like a pterodactyl.  I like to yell and screech.  Payton hates it!  Yesterday while she was painting I crawled under her art easel and started talking to her, she told me “Miles you have to be quiet!  You be quiet while I do my paintings!”.  She talks to much that sometimes I have to talk a bit louder to get some attention!
4. I have 2 little teeth coming in!  My 2 little front bottom teeth.  Sometimes I am a bit fussy and need to be held, but for the most part I am quite a little trooper!  …and yes, I like to toot my own horn.  =)  Toot toot!
5. I LOVE my family, it upsets me so much when they leave me.  I feel supported with Mommy and when she hands me to someone else, I get scared and sad.  Daddy, he is my guy, he always brings a smile to my face!  I get so excited when he gets home from work!  And big sister Payton…if there is one person who can make me laugh…it is definitely her.  She is silly and goofy, I love being around her.
6. I take 2 solid naps…only because Mom makes me.  I am a sleeper…like Mommy.  Still sleeping through the night!  Toot toot!
7. Some of my favorites: I love reading books, I love dumping out whatever it is Mama just picked up, I love to eat Payton’s puzzle pieces, I love to eat Payton’s dolls, basically if it’s Payton’s…I love to eat it.  I love musical instruments and I love to chase balls around!
…What can I say…I am pretty awesome!  =)
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The bottomless pit!

If you don’t feed me now…I swear, so help me…
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Oh Mama…got ya…I was just kidding!
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First Day of Preschool – 2014

Payton is back in preschool!!  3 days a week this year, still 3.5 hours each day.  She LOVED it last year in the little Bunny class…so hoping she loves it just as much this year in the Monkey class.  Cheers to a happy school year my sweet Payton-pie!  SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

This little guy also had his first day of music class today!!  =)
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