Thursday, September 10, 2009

moving on

i guess we're moving on. we officially have no babies left in our house, only toddlers.

we have no crib up.

we no longer purchase diapers or have any, "back up" diapers in our house, not even for the night.

we no longer use sippy cups.

we don't need the burp cloths in the hall closet.

the crib bumper and crib skirt are in the attic.

i've been slowly going weeding out the baby toys to put away.

we are not washing either of our girls with baby soap or baby shampoo.

i don't have to put my kids in their car seats anymore, all i have to do is open the door for peyton.

i really like these changes!

peyton turned 2 just over a month ago and it feels like she hasn't only made so many changes so fast but that she also looks so much older.

she and i made a quick trip to utah for a few days to see some friends before we to start buying her airline tickets. i knew before i got there that we needed to do something with her mullet. i was pretty nervous she would just end up looking like a boy but it turned out the exact opposite. I LOVE IT! so does she, no more pig tails every day.

we also knew the time was coming to pierce her ears; she had been asking for about 6 months. on her birthday we took her to get earrings, and she shows them to every adult that comes over to our house.

this is what else she's into right now.
*having her toes and nails painted.
*she refuses to wear anything but dresses.
*all colors are called pink.
*one of her favorite things to do is draw with chalk, either on her chalk board or on the sidewalk.
*she is always singing.
*if we are at the store, in our house, or in the car she wants to dance, preferably with riley.
*if she could suck her thumb and pinch my elbow all day she would.
*she takes 3 hour naps.
*every time ian walks through the door she runs straight to him for a big hug.
*if riley is gone she walks around and repeats "where's riley at?"
*her least favorite thing to eat is chicken.
*she loves to, "call" any and all grandparents on the phone.

with all of the progress she is making no matter what i do i can't seem to get this permanent crusty look off of her face. i wonder where she got it from.


Sarah said...

sounds like you have two teenage girls in your house! those pictures are adorable- she is such a cutie. so glad i got to be around her a bit. miss you.

Life in the Oliver Lane! said...

I remember that moving on feeling. K and A were both in school before we started the baby buisness all over again. Now for some odd reason we just added #4.
You are such a good mom, Peyton and Riley are darling! You are my hero! Just don't give all the baby stuff away just yet...

Emily said...

She's such a beautiful little girl!! I'm really jealous you've put all the baby stuff away. Boys just don't mature as fast as girls I guess (still need night-time pull-ups and sippy's--for my spiller Makai).

The Roberts' Report said...

I love that you just called you're cute little girl, CRUSTY! Classic!

eva said...

It's a beautiful crusty face!

jojo said...

Wow, so many changes! Your little ones are growing up so fast. My little one is too. I feel like he's not even a baby anymore and he's almost 2 months old! It's so sad. How am i going to handle the rest?! How i miss you calling people out on their crusties, specifically unit one girls!