Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Peyton Walking

Okay, here it is! Peyton has been walking for awhile, but I just haven't gotten a video of it until recently.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lately I've been bathing the kids together and it makes bath time so much easier and more fun for them. I like to see them side by side to compare how much they look like each other.
Peyton is walking and it is her primary mode of getting around. She's been doing it for awhile, but I still haven't gotten a good video of it. Hopefully soon and you can see it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I have come to a realization this week and it makes me a little sad, but very happy too. Ashton is a boy! Yes gender wise, but that is not what I am talking about. My baby, my toddler is now a "BOY".

~ He sleeps in a big boy bed

~ He can count to 10

~ Knows most of his colors

~Knows a lot of animals and their sounds too

~ Talks in full sentences

~ Says, please, thank you, your welcome, love you, bless you (when you sneeze)

~ Knows many peoples first names like all his friends which totally surprised me and others

~ Sits at the table with no booster and can use utensils with minimal mess

~Jumps off furniture on to other furniture

~Plays in the backyard all by himself

~ Plays on the biggest/tallest play set at the park

~ Goes potty in the potty!

Yes, Ashton is potty training and we have had no accidents in the house except for the 2nd day of training which was about 3-4 days ago. Still learning about going potty outside the house, but that will come and will only take time.

It finally hit me that my baby boy turned into a "boy" over night. So now you can see why it makes me a little sad, but very happy too. Next is preschool and I can't believe that. There are many more things he does, but those are some of the exciting things. Lots to still work on, but so much he has accomplished. We love our little boy and are so glad we get to be his parents.

It really is cute to see my boy in underwear

I think I surprised him with this one

Not the greatest picture, but I love it cause he is in big boy underwear and it also shows that Ashton has thinned out. He lost the baby rolls. You will also see the next several pictures of him and his frogs. He loves these frogs. They are his favorite right now.

Potty training is easier if they are just naked so Ashton has been spending lots of time without pants and unfortunately is loving it way to much. It is hard to get clothes on him now.

Random pictures from the park. All four of us played on this teeter totter.

Here he is on the tallest play structure at the park which of course has the biggest slide.
Here is Ashton new favorite place. The basket is full of pillows and he has his frog, blanket, and drink. It's the perfect size for him.

Just a side note, Ashton will be 2 1/2 at the end of the month.

Fun times at the Flints

There are some places that are baby friendly and other places you would just prefer not to take them. Well, Taylor and I have done 2 things this past week with our kids that we have never done with them before. The first is that we went bowling. Ashton is still too young to play, but he did really well to watch and play in our little area and Peyton enjoyed it from the side too. We got to play 2 games. The first game Taylor one and the second game I won.
The next activity was that we all went to the movies. We went to our dollar theater and paid .75 per person for a total of $3 and we saw UP. Ashton kept saying it was too loud and I would have to agree. Peyton did okay too. It was nice and I think we will go back and see the new Ice Age movie if it is still playing.

Our kids are growing up and it is nice to be able to get out more with them and not have to worry about all the baby things. We have a two year old and a one year old and they are so much fun.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ashton and Peyton

I thought this was just too cute!

Peyton: This won't hurt a bit, okay.

Ashton: Ow...be soft.

Ashton: Is she done yet?

Ashton: Hehe, that tickles!

Colorado State Fair

Last Tuesday, September 1st Taylor, Marianne, Phil and I went to the Colorado State Fair. We got a sitter and left the kids at home. It was Dollar Days at the fair. Meaning it was a $1 to enter instead of $5 and all rides were $1 as well instead of $4-$6 per ride. Also, parking was $10 for the preferred lot or $7 for the south lot. We parked in the south lot because I heard on the radio how to get free parking. It was fantastic that we got free parking and that parking lot also had a free shuttle that picked us up at our car and dropped us off at the front gate. It was perfect! We ended up only riding on a handful of rides. We made a mistake and ate right before so we really couldn't handle much. Nonetheless, we still had a great time.

Phil and Marianne

Marianne and Taylor getting on this crazy ride that I was too chicken for.

While they were on the ride Phil and I hung out in the chicken corner. Actually Phil didn't want to go on any of the rides. He was content just walking around and enjoying the food.

Not the greatest picture, but the group on the right at the bottom is Marianne. She is in a white top and pink/red color pants. Taylor is the group on the bottom closest to Marianne. Can't see him at all.

Marianne and I on the Octopus. Actually it probably wasn't called that. That is what I called it though. It was one of the longest rides since it takes awhile to load people on. We had a lot of fun and couldn't stop laughing the whole time.