So I had a good run of Forest Says for a few years. And he still says funny stuff all.the.time (both intentionally and unintentionally!) but I’ve stopped keeping a record of as many. Instead, I’ve have a note on my phone that I keep a running list of all the funny things Peyton says or does. She is her father’s daughter after all!
Talking about when Gigi and DohDoh would be here to visit:
Peyton: bath… n… night night… n.. wake up… n…. doh doh!!!
A few days after we had a movie night with popcorn and watched Rock Dog when and I took a picture of all of us sitting on the couch together with the camera sitting on the tv stand:
Peyton: *sat down in front of the couch with tino, a giant stuffed teddy bear* cheeeese!
*got up to check her “camera” sitting on the tv stand.
Mama: was it a good one, Peyton?
The post I’ve been putting off for far too long now — our 2017 Christmas festivities/traditions that I’m affectionately calling Christmas Extravaganza because it’s going to be a monster of a post (because…. pictures!!).
You can see us putting our tree up here and the girls in their Christmas dresses here (you don’t want to miss that one – these girls are adorable!!).
But the parts that you haven’t seen are….
Making Christmas cookies! Peyton was struggling with not licking her fingers (because she’s 2.5 and all the icing and crumbs go straight to her mouth!) so we put her in charge of the sprinkles. And she loved it! Sloane got to icing her first cookie this year – what a sweetie, trying to steal a lick!
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, after family headed back home to Indiana, we put up our tree. Peyton was so excited to help. She was digging into the box of ornaments faster than Forest and I could keep up with her. She tried to help with the lights too – you’ll see a picture below – and it was the cutest thing seeing how proud she was of her handiwork. My favorite part of our tree is the personal ornaments – vacations or homemade ones and ones that show our growing family.
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.
We moved Peyton out of the nursery at the end of March. She’s now in what was the guest room but is now her big girl room! It’s bigger than the nursery – more room for her toys and playing! – and it’s farther away from our room – which makes no difference, really, because I think our walls are made of paper.
I was completely against the idea of moving Peyton at first. We decorated that room for her and I didn’t want to take it away from her. But the idea of having a baby in a bigger room didn’t make sense. So I agreed it would be best to move her. I was nervous she wouldn’t transition well (I was dreading multiple middle of the night wake ups) but she didn’t have a single problem.
Indie had a 6-week post-surgery check-up at the vet on Friday and the doctor gave us the go-ahead on physical therapy – short 10-15 minute walks that gradually increase in length as the week progresses. Her walks started the next day and so did my shin splints. Ouch. They were better today during her walk after dinner, thank goodness, but shin splints are no joke!
We had a guest speaker at church on Sunday, Daniel Fusco. He actually grew up in the Old Bridge, NJ area and is a 3x church planter currently living outside of Portland, OR. He mentioned his book, Honestly: Getting Real about Jesus and Our Messy Lives, and I’m very interested in reading it.
loving. That I’m the obvious winner in our March Madness brackets even though the tournament isn’t over yet.
needing. Filling for a big cushion I’m making in Peyton’s room for a reading corner.
wanting. To get Peyton’s room all decorated and to get all the newborn clothes washed and in the nursery dresser.
writing. Important April dates in my planner.
reading. 2 Samuel as part of reading through the Bible in one year.
watching. Criminal Minds.
listening. I finished listening to the S-Town podcast last week.
wishing. For the rain to stay away!
feeling. A lot of baby kicks and rolls!
craving. A sonic milkshake.
cooking. Fried rice is on the menu for dinner tonight.
eating. A Reese’s peanut butter egg.
smelling. Spring rain.
working on. Backing up our pictures.
wearing. leggings, tee, and sweater.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Forest and I have another March Madness bet!
Peyton is moved into her new room! She transitioned really well (in regards to sleeping in there) and I have a post on the way for an update on the decorating!
I joined the world of fantasy baseball, and the season started Sunday!
LOOKING AHEAD | GOALS FOR NEXT MONTH
- Get all of our family pictures backed up online.
- Stay up to date with my 2017 photo project.
- Keep kitchen island clear of clutter.
Until next time — Cindy