Happy 5th Birthday Payton-Pie!

Oh Sweet girl, I can’t believe you are 5 years old. You are FIVE!! In the blink of an eye you went from cooing and crawling to walking and jumping. You are one sweet, smart, and sassy girl. You are the sweetest, you always know the exact moment Mama could use an extra hug or an “I love you”, you are the best little cuddle bug.  You are so smart and independent, you are stubborn, you are strong willed…I am so glad you are growing up to be a self sufficient young lady. You have your own Payton-Pie style: girly, tutus, ruffles, pink and purple, dresses, mismatched, anything goes in your world…and you rock it! You are so silly and spunky, you always know how to make me laugh. 4 to 5 has been a huge change. The toddler years are far gone, now you are losing teeth, reading and writing, doing handstands, we have conversations…like actual real conversations about what’s going on in your life, you ask questions…oh so many questions, you tell jokes, you can swing all by yourself, you dig for worms and build slug families, and you are quite an expert at bargaining to get what you want!  You know who you are and how you feel, you wear your heart on your sleeve, which takes you from crying silently when your feelings are hurt to giving the hugest heart melting grin when your heart is happy. I laugh and smile because I know how much you have been looking forward to turning 5, I have heard about your Birthday party plans for months! I cry because, well, 4 was so much fun…I’m not sure I’m ready to let it go. Can’t you stay little forever?!
So Happy 5th  year of life sweet Payton, happy happy Birthday. So spread your wings and continue to soar, you have mountains to move and hearts to touch. I love you so much…to the moon and back, times infinity.

Payton, Age 5
Favorite Color: turquoise, pink, and  purple
Favorite Movie: How to Train Your Dragon
Favorite Places to Go: Costco, parks, Texas
Best Friend: Georgia-bug
Favorite Things To Do: nature walks, swing, dress up, coloring and painting, gymnastics, swimming
Favorite Foods: peanut butter, cantaloupe, strawberries, chocolate
Favorite Show: Paw Patrol
Hates: jeans, clothes (loves to be naked), sleeping, the dark, spiders and spider webs

We went and explored one of our favorite old spots last month…the last warm day before Fall:



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Payton 1 Second a Day Video: Age 4 to 5

One of my favorite things to make for the kids, we look back on past videos and it brings back so many memories. So fun to capture their little personalities and how much they change from year to year.

Happy Birthday Payton-Pie!

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Photo a Day – Week 41


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Happy Fall Y’all!

Saturday was quite a nightmare for our little family. So come Monday when we happened to be driving by our old house, the kids eyes lit up at all the leaves on the ground! It was such a lovely moment to see both kids smiling and happy! So of course we got out, threw leaves up, and ran around giggling and laughing. And of course I happened to have my camera in the car for just this type of impromptu photo shoot.
…happiness is…

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Photo a Day – Week 40


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Photo a Day – Week 39


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Photo a Day – Week 38


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