Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Videos from Payton's Birthday Party

Here are a couple videos from Payton's birthday party.  The first one is of us singing to her and blowing out the candles.  (You'll have to excuse Chad's step-dad in the beginning saying "Fire! Fire in the Hole!)  Sometimes we don't know what to do with him...:)

The second video is of her getting her new bike.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Payton's 3rd Birthday PARTY!

We had Payton's party on Saturday. I decided to just do a family one this year. Since she absolutely loves the Wiggles, we went with that theme.  Of course, Payton was spoiled with lots of good presents.  Chad and I got her a bike, which she seems semi-interested in right now.  :)

Chad was in charge of grilling the hamburgers, my mom made the spaghetti salad, potatoes, and bear cookies, and Chad's mom cut up the fruit.  I got off kind of easy in the food department.  :)  Thanks to our moms for the help! 

FYI:  If you aren't familiar with the Wiggles, then you won't understand the titles in front of the food.  They are the lyrics from their songs.  :)

A Look Back





Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 7

August 7:  A day that changed our lives forever.  It was the day that made me a Mommy and Chad a Daddy--titles that we are forever grateful to have.  The above photo was taken just minutes after her birth, and you can see how overjoyed we were.  After 9 months of anticipation, to finally hold her in our arms was pure bliss.  On this, her 3rd birthday, we remember that special day.

3 Years

From the day you arrived
Til we saw your eyes so blue,
We rejoiced and gave thanks
Because God gave us you.

From the moment we held you
Until you started to coo,
Our hearts grew ten sizes
Because God gave us you.

We love you so much
We just never knew,
How wonderful life could be
Until God gave us you.

 Happy 3rd Birthday, Payton Ann!  We can't believe you are 3 years old today! It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital.  You have brought so much joy into our lives.  We love you to the moon and back!
We have a fun day planned--chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, a walk, pool, spaghetti for supper, and Purple Cherry for dessert.  We had her Wiggles party on Saturday which was a lot of fun.  I will be sure to post pictures of it all.  :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Last week, my dad brought us over some sweet corn from the garden out at the farm.  I think Payton approved.  :)