Monday, April 30, 2012


Ack. I've been so bad at documenting Peyton!! I think because once they turn one, they start learning and doing so many new things so quickly it's hard to keep up with it all. Every time I'd sit to write a post, I'd get overwhelmed with everything I'd want/try to remember and just quit. Dumb I know. However, with another one on the way, I refuse to let myself push anything else under the rug because it won't be "all about Peyton" for too much longer and I know it will only get harder to keep up with things with two.  So this post will be like a mile long but I want to remember this stage!

*Peyton will randomly announce a minute warning,"TWO MINUTES!!!" (or however many minutes she so chooses) whenever we are doing something. Not sure why she does this, but it cracks us up because it always seems to be at the appropriate time. (Ex: We're at a restaurant waiting to pay our bill or she wants Austin and/or I to do something with her and we have to finish what we're doing first.) I had no idea where she got this from until just the other day, she was watching Shrek and there was a part where Shrek yells at Donkey to be quiet for just "5 more minutes!!" <-- Aaaaand there you have it.

*With whatever she is doing, she groups colors together. When building blocks the same colors must be stacked together before moving to the next color, when eating fruit "naks" (snacks) she lines up each color group. OCD much? ha.

*Her favorite movies/shows are as follows:
-Toy Story (the first one, only b/c that's all we have :))
-Winnie the Pooh the movie
-Little Einsteins (the Playhouse Disney show, not the weird dvds)
-Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (any show/movie)
-Ice Age
-The Pixar Shorts
-Scooby Doo (which she only gets to watch at Mimi and Bia's b/c we don't get it here)

*Favorite toys:
-Baby (still must go with her EVERYWHERE)
-Blankie (ditto above^)
-Minnie dress-up figurine
-Toy Story figurines (Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Hamm, and Rex)
-Building blocks
-Littlest Pet shop animals
-Sophie the Giraffe (STILL! She plays with her more now than when she first got her at 11 mo!)

*She can count to 12 (doesn't mean she'll do it when asked, but I have heard her do it, so she can ;))

*She knows some shapes....triangle, circle, square, star

*Knows some colors....purple, green, blue, pink, red, yellow, orange (Again, depends what mood she's in if she'll tell you the color correctly...her default answer is "blue" lol)

*She loves to drink your coffee if you'll let her. None of us drink it "weak" either, so that's crazy.

*Food wise, ugh. I'll just leave it at that. Still eats NOTHING. I get anxiety thinking about it, but thank Jesus she's healthy and growing ;)

*We have been "becoming friends" with the potty. I refuse to say potty training because we aren't. I've sat her on the potty several times and she's even going #2 on it, but will NOT pee in it. So I haven't been pushing it, if she wants to sit on it we do. I tried a few days with " big girl und*es" but it just would not register with her. Still peed in them without even thinking something was different. If "training" her takes time, so be it. I refuse to stress about it. When she's ready, she's ready.

*She knows where Parker/Brother is- My belly. But those words still mean nothing to her.

*Other randoms: As far as what she is just too much to type. She's full on sentences. She is such a hoot  and talks really well (for her age that is). She STILL hates getting her picture taken. 80% of the time she will avoid the camera and scream "NO", sigh. (Exhibit A- top picture) Oh, and she still has the paci :/ Which I said by her 2nd birthday would be gone...notsomuch. She gets it only when sleeping and then in the car. We really need to work on this one. ((Shudder))

Welp, I think that's about it. She has her tantrums and major attitude, but I have to say she's more pleasant than not. I really wish I could freeze her in this stage. She's too much fun :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Current Beauty Favs

It's been awhile since I've shared some of my favorite, cheap beauty finds. It's been all pregnancy/baby stuff lately so I figured I'd relieve you ;)

1. Revlon Lip Butter...$6.49 (at Target) and found anywhere Revlon is sold
This stuff is great! It's kind of a mixture between lipstick and gloss. Each one I have tried has great color and is nice and smooth. Stays on for a decent amount of time too. LOVE!

2. Clinique Eyeshadow Base- in Petal Shimmer...$15
Ok, so this isn't "cheap" per se, but it is AMAZING! My makeup regimen is pretty low key. (As in, I really never wear anything but mascara and lipgloss) but one thing that is consistent, is that I love a little shimmer on my eyes. This is a "base" that is meant to help your eyeshadow go/and stay on smoothly and longer but I love to wear this alone too. It's the perfect light shimmer. Try it!

3. Essie, Turquoise and Caicos...$8.00 This wouldn't be me if I didn't include a polish ;) 

This is seriously my favorite teal/aqua color and great for this time of year. Glad I could bring it back out :) 

Well there ya have it! A few items to try, if you haven't already. What are some of your recent finds?? 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter 2012

Sunday was such a nice, relaxing (as relaxing as a holiday can get) day. Austin and I had decided that we would stay put this year and just go to his parent's for the afternoon (instead of our usual hopping between both our families). We got ready ready for church and watched Peyton tear into her basket, enojyed a wonderful service and then headed to his parent's house for a yummy lunch. After stuffing ourselves silly (which I'll probably pay for at my next appt =/), we headed outside to watch Peyton hunt for eggs. Last year she wasn't really into it, but this year she was addicted! We had to keep hiding and re-hiding eggs for her. I loved that =) Then she wrapped her hunt up with a ride on a riding lawn mower with Austin.....I know how that sounds, lol, but Peyton loved it! It's all about the memories people! The rest of the day was spent watching Gone with the Wind and lounging. I spent that whole day just soaking in every little bit because this was our last Easter with Peyton as our one and only. Kind of bittersweet but I know we'll have even more fun with two =)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bumpdate: 20 Weeks

****(here's the updated 20 week pic of Parker)
How Far Along: 20 weeks. HALFWAY POINT! Whaaa???!

Weight: up 4.5 lbs =/ of my appt Wed. I gained 4 lbs.!!! However, my belly seemed to pop last week, so I'll blame it on the baby ;)

Maternity Clothes: Definitely all bottoms, getting to be more maternity tops than not since the belly is making it's appearance :) I've been living in tunics and leggings though...LOVE my maternity leggings!!

Stretch Marks: Um, no new ones.

Sleep: Eh, it's better than it has been. But I still toss and turn alot and of course get up to pee!!

Movement: LOTS more movement lately. Parker's jabbing and moving alot more...he's been crazy. I think my placenta has either moved a little or he's just getting bigger because there's been a big difference in feeling him, Austin has even been able to feel him finally :)

Food/Cravings: Hallelujah my food aversion is fading!! I'm almost able to eat whatever without having to really think about it. The chicken aversion is still the strongest, but there's improvement!!

Labor Signs: Um, no

Belly Button: Still a big gaping crater. It's ugly really. It's getting shallower though, already!

What I miss: Sleeping NORMALLY, and not peeing all dadgum day.

Best Moment This Week: Our anatomy scan this past Wednesday and getting to see baby boy again :) He was much more lively and even stretched out his little arms and legs and yawned a few times.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't google things. Even people who don't stress out easily or tend to worry (like me) Just don't. Pregnancy hormones make you vulnerable. Seriously. ha.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Little man has a name!!

We pretty much had his name decided on before he was a HE. But for whatever reason we've taken our time committing to it until now.

We decided on Parker for no other reason than we liked it (and NO we are not doing our children's names with the same letter on purpose and Parker does happen to have family ties) and Thomas because that is Austin's middle name and is also his Dad's and grandfather's. We're passing it on!

So there ya have it :)