Thursday, August 26, 2010

Going to the chapel and....

Peyton was in a wedding!
Back in June some friends got married in Commerce and asked P to be in their wedding. It was so fun seeing him dressed up and eat up all the attention. He did such a good job. Chris and I were worried he would freeze up when he saw all the people at the ceremony and not want to walk down the aisle...he surprised us and RAN down the aisle. Brad and Karen were so sweet and so laid back to whole weekend. When we showed up to the rehearsal they had bought Peyton a toy golf set and a Thomas the train bubble maker- they know the way to his heart! So from the start Peyton was wide open! They wanted their ceremony to be as personal and easy as it could be. So, Karen said, "Peyton, I want you to run down the aisle. I want to see how fast you can make it to Mr. Brad!" Well, that's exactly what he did! I sat at the front and Chris stayed in the back, counted 1-2-3 and off he went, straight to Brad. He didn't last long stand up there once he saw me sitting in the front aisle, but I was so proud of him!
Poppy (my dad) lived in Commerce at the time and brought his bday present...Bike helmet to match his bike!

Waiting to take pictures with the groom and the groomsmen

This is Brad and Karen, sweet couple!

Now for the reception....Peyton broke it down! Karen's sister in law, Lauren was so great with Peyton. She danced with him and he ate up every bit of attention from her. The guests made a circle and whoever would go to the middle and do their jig then leave. Well, P didn't give anyone a chance to do their jig because he didn't want to get out of the circle! The boy loves to dance, just like his mama! Sorry Brad and Karen for Peyton stealing your spotlight.

Thanks for letting us share in such a sweet communion of 2 sweet, loving friends!
"Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache, the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom."
Unknown Author
I just wanted to share this with you as I read another blog this morning. I find myself at times wondering if I am making a difference, if I am being the best mom I know how, if I am molding and shaping as He calls me to, if I am loving enough, if I am saying yes enough, if I am hugging enough, praising enough...all I can do is pray and beg God for enough.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Golden Apple Award!!

My wonderful husband won the Golden Apple Award for the month of December! I am so proud of him! It is an award that a student has to nominate you. He is such a great teacher and truely loves his students and wants them to succeed in life, beyond the classroom. It was a fun evening, we dressed up, they served food and we got to watch Chris be honored and accept his award! Way to go honey!

My studly husband!!

The came to his classroom and interviewed him and observed.

Thanks for sharing in this with us Melissa!

We had fun honoring you Chris!!

May in a nut shell

In pictures.........

cooling off at one of many HOT baseball games

On P's actual birthday we let him decide what he wanted to do. We started our at Waffle House of course, that's where he does man time with either Uncle Glenn, daddy, or Papa. We then went to the mall where he wanted to play on the playground. While we were there we did build-a-bear, or dragon :o)

He loves this playground!

Sweet cousins....both dads were annoyed with the matching shirt :o)

He took a nap with Mimi's headphones on, Haha! He found them and put them on sometime before he fell asleep, silly boy!

They are such great buds! I love it!

6 Months old!
A little photo time

I love Peyton's smile here!

Helping bake daddy's birthday cake...well taste testing.
Like father, like more ways than one

Our first tomato!

Love her!

"No pictures mommy!"

May was a full month, with lots of birthdays and baseball games, school ending and starting summer! We did a whole lot of hanging out and swimming. I have become terrible at taking pictures and realizing it as I go back to recap our summer and not having many photos to remind me of our adventures. I will get better, I will!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oh Yeah....

Peyton turned three....

Handsome Asher

Sweet boy

Checking out his birthday shirt we made

Opening presents from Nana and Auntie M

look at that belly!

Good picture of my sissy

yeah, paper doesn't taste good

new thomas bath toys

a pinwheel!!

my sweet boys

he was so sweaty his hair stood straight up!

he had to close his eyes to get his present from mimi and papa...

he just saw.....

THIS!!! a sand box!

he loves it!

and so do they!

love this picture, but missing one sleeping baby!

he wanted sand in the back of his dump truck....sand cake

In case you couldn't tell, the theme was dump trucks! This was so fun to make!

time to blow out the candles

thanks friends and family for making it such a fun party!
I can't believe my sweet P is 3!!