This isn’t so much a letter as it is a list of things I love about you and don’t want to forget about at this age. You are a very special girl and I love you very much!
- You love reading books, walking, the blue slides at the park, Super Why on PBS, blueberries, bike rides, singing EIEIO, riding in the stroller, and ice cream.
Peyton turned 2 years old on June 2 and we celebrated at home with the cake of her request – pink cake and blue icing! She even blew out her own candles like a pro! The next weekend, while all the grandparents were here, we celebrated a second time with yummy cake after dinner.
Her gifts from dada and mama were a cute little table with umbrella and chairs and a Minnie umbrella. And she was showered with fun gifts and clothes from grandparents, aunts and uncles and extended family and friends.
This weekend, just a few days shy of 38 weeks, we got a little dressed up and headed out for a few maternity pictures. I recently photographed a family session at a nearby public gardens and I knew it would be the perfect spot for maternity pictures for baby #2.
Peyton and I made the easiest peanut butter cookies yesterday afternoon. My dad made them over the weekend for a cookout so
I the baby was obviously craving them and I’m telling you, they are SO easy! Which is the goal when baking with kids, right?!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Times vary so check frequently (I had used 3 cookie sheets and the best ones were baked for 14 minutes but my dad said his didn’t need to bake as long so it depends on the oven!).
I haven’t posted a single update for this pregnancy and I feel really bad. Not necessarily for any of you readers but mostly for our little one! Who knows how long I’ll continue to blog but I don’t want this little baby to feel neglected when she reads through my blog to see several updates throughout Peyton’s pregnancy but only one – at 32 weeks! – of her pregnancy. So this might be a lengthy post but stick with it! If you’re interested. :)
I came home from Indiana with my mom’s sewing machine and a bolt of Winnie the Pooh fabric at the beginning of February. I spent a few hours one Saturday afternoon picking fabric to coordinate with the Winnie the Pooh fabric and started my journey to make a quilt for our baby girl coming in June.
I used this cute hipster baby quilt as my inspiration. I like the more modern look with the large rectangles of fabric and the simple stitching.
You are growing into such a big girl! And there are so many things about this time, this age, that I don’t want to forget. I want to remember how smart and brave you are. I want to remember how funny and loud you are. I want to remember how you want Mama and Dada to comfort you when you’re hurt and that you love giving kisses, hugs and taking family selfies.