Friday, May 27, 2011

Payson is 2!!!

We can't believe our baby is 2 years old!!! The 27th was his actual birthday and that night we went out to Red Robin to eat dinner. Earlier that day, Paul finally got a call offering him a position in Burke, NY. We are excited and sad at the same time to be moving. On the 28th, we had a small party at our house. Paul wanted me to keep it small, so I could only invite Payson's four closest friends. It was great to hang out with everyone, especially considering that we are moving in 3 months. We hope everyone had a good time because we sure did!

*Payson's birthday party invitations.*

*Daddy and Payson at Red Robin.*
*Being silly.*

*Payson's birthday cake.*

*Payson watching everyone
sing 'Happy Birthday' to him.*

*He really liked it!*
*Blowing out his candles.*
*Eating cake with Hallie.*
*Opening his gifts.*

*Daddy and Beckett at the party.*
*Our attempt at getting 6 kids to
take a picture together.*
(Adeline, Hallie, Payson, Beckett, Joshua
and Lucas trying to get away)

*A family picture.*
*Happy Birthday Payson.*

Payson Thomas at 2 years old...

-He loves trains, planes and Elmo.
-The only meat he will eat is chicken nuggets.
-He knows all of his ABC's.
-He can almost count to 20.
-He knows all of his shapes and colors.
-He can sing his ABC's, Twinkle Twinkle and Itsy Bitsy Spider.
-He is still very attached to his paci.
-He isn't potty trained yet.
-He loves to yell "All aboard the train".
-He tries to be as independent as we let him.
-He still sits in time-out.
-He needs a haircut at least every two weeks.
-He is a great big brother.
-He would eat string cheese and watch Sesame Street all day if we let him.
-He is very sweet and kind.
-He is starting to flirt with girls.
-He loves anything sweet to eat.

*I totally forgot to post Beckett's birthday party here it is. It was too cute not to share.*

Dear Payson...

I can't believe you are already two years old. I can perfectly remember when I realized that I was pregnant with you. I was so excited to take a pregnancy test and made your Daddy look at it with a flashlight to confirm what I was seeing. I can remember when we found out that you were a boy. We had two ultrasounds that day and I cried because I was so happy for your Daddy. I can remember when I felt you kick for the first time. I was driving in my car down to the Keys to visit my friends for the day. I can also perfectly remember when you were born into this world. As much as I didn't want a c-section, that is the way you were meant to arrive. You were so worth the wait.

You have changed my life in so many ways. There isn't anything I looked forward to more as a little girl than growing up to be a mommy and you made me a Mommy. I had a list of baby names at 10 years old. Little did I know then that 'Payson Thomas Wendorff' would be the name of my first child.

You are turning into the funniest and sweetest little boy. You love to love us. You are also so much like your Daddy. Not only do you look just like him, but you have his sense of humor too. You make me laugh, smile and get annoyed everyday....just like your Daddy. You have grown up and learned so much, just in the past few months, that I can't even imagine what the next year of your life will be like. I can't wait to hear what things will come out of your mouth yet.

Everything I do everyday is for you, Beckett and Irelyn. I might not be perfect and I might make mistakes as a mother, but I always have the best intentions. I want you to know that I love you and will always be there for you. Happy Birthday!

Love, Mommy

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Payson...

Friday, May 13, 2011

In the Loop...

Well, it is Friday night and I just put the boys to bed. It looks like I've made it through another week alone without Paul. While he is away, I try to send him as many pictures as I can so he can see what the boys are up to because they change and learn things so quickly. I try to keep my iPod with me so I can take pictures and email them on the go. I know he loves getting the pictures because he misses us so much. I know it is just as hard for him to be away, as it is for us. Thank goodness, this is his last work trip and I won't have to worry about him making it to Irelyn's birth. Here are some of the many pictures I've sent Paul this week.

*I took the boys to Costco and got asked SO MANY times that day if they are twins.*
*Payson crying because the 'Signing Time' video in the van was over.*
*"HI DADDY!!"*
*One of our favorite things to do before bed is check in on Payson. Paul always leaves his room saying "he's so cute" or "he's my buddy". Lol. This is Payson passed out in bed.*
*Here is Beckett passed out in his crib. We rarely check on him because he is such a good sleeper and wakes up easy from the door opening. As long as his door stays closed, he sleeps through everything. They both love their Elmo doll.*
*This is Payson lining up his trains in the window first thing in the morning. He is my little collector and organizer....but then he will violently knock all of his hard work down. I don't get it. I think it is a boy thing.*
*On Wednesday, I took the boys to JoJo's soft serve ice cream and got Payson his very own ice cream cone.*
*At first I got a bowl of ice cream for Beckett and I to share, but as you can see he is definitely saying...."where is mine?"*
*So, I got him his own too....*

*Definitely NOT my best idea because they both were a sticky mess after we were done.*
*What have I started? Now he is going to demand his own every time.*
*Payson passed out on the couch at 10:30am. He had woke up multiple times the night before, forcing me to let him sleep with me so I could get some rest.*
*On Thursday, we played with the water table and ate popsicles in the driveway.*

*Later that day, I caught Payson sneaking some marshmallows in the kitchen. This is exactly why there is a lock on the pantry.*
*"We miss you Daddy!"*

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Baby Shower, Mother's Day & Water Fun...

Last weekend was super busy for us. On Saturday, my close friend Brittany threw me a baby shower at her home. Our girl time was so much fun that I forgot to take any pictures! Other than that, it was a great day. Brittany made an amazing spread of food including sandwiches, fruit and veggies, zucchini bread and fresh strawberry cupcakes (made by my friend, Kami). We played a few games and swapped many "Mommy" stories. I was also lucky enough to receive many gifts for Irelyn including lots of clothes, books, bibs, burp cloths and two hand made blankets. It was a wonderful and happy day.
Mother's Day was on Sunday and, once again, I didn't get one single picture of me with my boys. It was the only thing I truly wanted on that day. We did try to take a few but the boys were NOT in the mood to cooperate. Oh well... It was still a nice day. Paul took us out to lunch before he left on a 6 day work trip to Maine and California.
Although we miss Paul bunches, we are trying to keep busy to help the week go by faster. Today, we went to Brittany's house and brought our water table and pool for the kids to play in. I was so happy that our friends Jasmine and Adeline could tag a long too. I really think that play dates were invented so moms could hang out and catch up. I don't know what I would do without my Virginia friends. Enjoy the pictures from today....

*Mr. Beckett getting all wet.*
*Making a funny face.*
*Brotherly love. Payson LOVES Beckett.*
*Adeline snuggling with her Mommy.*
*Ky-man hanging out at the table.*
*Hallie playing in the pool.*
*Payson dumping water on his head.*

*Eating a snack. Both of
their mouths are full. Lol.*
*Payson, Hallie and Adeline.*