Friday, July 31, 2009

Chatty Cathy

That is what a teacher of mine used to call people when they talked a lot. That is what I call Peyton now-a-days. She is none stop! For the most part it is a good thing, but every once in awhile, you just want her to be quiet for a little bit! I love that everyday there is a new word that she will say (more than one usually). Today, her word was flaw-wa. She went and got a blade of grass for me and handed it over and said, "mama, flaw-wa". It was so random. Then my mother in law and I realized a little later that she said it because of this book we read to her "I am a flower, and these are my friends. The Sun makes us grow, the rain makes us grow. Love makes us grow, and we're all grown up". She makes us read it about 100 times a day.
It amazes me that my child is so smart. I passed a shirt in the store today that said "baby genius". I wondered to myself if I would look too prideful if I put that on my baby. I came to the conclusion that, yes, I would. But seriously guys. How many 16 month olds do you know that are putting 2 words together? She knows the sounds that about 8 animals make (if you count an Indian and an Eskimo as Eskimo gives Eskimo kisses if you were wondering). She knows about 15 different baby signs, and she knows about 30 words. Plus she can repeat pretty much anything you say to her. I don't want to brag, but my kid is off the charts!
I hope most of you know that I am not serious about all this, well not completely!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


While we were in Newport, we took a little trip to Seaworld in San Diego. It was a great time and we had so much fun. Peyton was such a trooper! She missed her morning nap and only slept about 15 minutes in the car on the way. Then she was wonderful the whole day. She didn't get crabby and loved when we went to the shows. The dolphins were our favorite. We went on all the little kiddie rides and she had so much fun! She kept saying "wow" and "whoa" the whole time. At 5:00 the Shamu show started and she was getting a little worn out. She sat up and watched for about 10 minutes, and then layed her head on Nana and fell fast asleep. Of course mommy bought her a Shamu stuffed animal (she loves stuffed animals) and now she loves her wa-yul.

About to watch Shamu. She was spent by this point, and fell asleep on nana's shoulder about 10 minutes into the show.

On the Dumbo ride (Elmo ride in Seaworld)

My all time favorite. With mommy on the "teacups" (or whatever they call it at Seaworld)

Monday, July 13, 2009

And baby makes 4...

FYI...we are expecting a new little Lively in March. I know it is early to tell (I am only 5 weeks along) but that is just how I do it...sorry if that bothers you! We are hoping for a girl, so think pink! (of course we will be happy with whatever!!)

Vines Beach Week

Every year Lance's Aunt and Uncle Vines kindly allow us to use their beach house for a Vines Family Reunion. (Thank you, Thank you!!) This year we went down on the 4th of July and came back on the 11th. It was a great time (as always) and so much fun to have Peyton old enough to play and enjoy herself. Going down to the sand and beach is a lot of work with a 15 month old, but so worth it in the end. And I could not have done it without the help of my mother-in-law. Thank you! Unfortunately, Papa and Daddy were not able to be there becuase of work, but hopefully next year. Here are some pictures of my little princess...

The second cousins (Lincoln, Tatum, Peyton and Romi)

whenever she heard the camera turn on she would say "cheese"!!!

A shot with mommy

Watching bay-beee (aka Baby Einstein)

In her highchair at the Beach House having a popsicle. Her new favorite thing!