Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Easter 2015

A few days before Easter we dyed Easter Eggs...

Love these two so much!

Peyton was determined to have super BRIGHT eggs so he left them in the dye for a really long time.  They turned out beautiful!

The day before Easter, while Peyton had his opening baseball ceremonies Liv and I headed to the Fairview Easter Egg hunt.  It was kind of lame (no plastic eggs, but tiny chocolate eggs wrapped in foil that got trampled and were unedible) but Liv enjoyed it I think.  She got to meet the Fairview police, Gresham firefighters and the Easter Bunny!

On Easter morning the kids were excited to wake up to their basket filled with goodies from the Easter Bunny. 

Livs stoked about her Easter Bunny Loot!
Some new shades for Spring time!

"Really? A loofa?"

Excited about everything

Peyt snapped some photos before we left for Easter Mass

Even of the gorgeous Tootsie (can you believe she is 11 years old?!)

My girl

Easter Egg Hunt at Church
After church we headed home for a couple hours to rest and then went over to B's parent's house for a delicious Easter dinner.
Carrot Cake I made for Easter Dinner at the Springer's

Blowing bubbles they got in their Easter baskets at Grammy and Papa's.

Day at Cannon Beach

On March 22 (It's so hard to keep up with the blogging, but I'm determined!) we decided on a whim to head down to Cannon Beach for the day.  The weather was a bit iffy but we decided to go anyway. As soon as we got there it completely down poured and it was pretty miserable to be honest.  Olivia was definitely coming down with something so she wasn't herself.  We walked on the beach in the rain for a bit, got completely soaked so we headed back to the car.  Then it all of the sudden cleared up and was sunny!  So we walked around town, got some taffy and then headed back down to the beach.  Livs just was not feeling good so she stayed on Daddy's shoulders.  We walked on the beach for a while...Tootsie was in heaven on the beach, she did great on the drive too.  But Liv just really wasn't feeling good so after about 45 min or so we loaded back up in the car and headed back home.  It was a very short trip but fun nonetheless. 

The rain did not bother Peyton.  He loves the beach and adventure.

A foggy, misty Haystack Rock

Starting to get soaked

Walking around the shops

Managed a smile from my sick girl

Tootsie had only been to the beach I think one other time, but she was in heaven!

The sun came out and it was gorgeous!

Liv really not feeling good at this point.:(

So pretty

Tootsie was pooped and slept most of the way home. Love her.

Poor girl spiked a high fever and was sick for several days after we got back.  Poor baby!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some extra 4-year-old tidbits

As I was interviewing Peyton for his annual birthday questionnaire, and Liv declared that she wanted to answer questions too! "Mom, will you ask me things and write it down too?"

My favorite toy: Karaoke Radio
My favorite sport: Basketball
The best show on TV: Sofia the First
The coolest person on Earth: Jesus
My favorite thing to do in school: Learn things
If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd go: Target (I died laughing at this-she is so my daughter)
My favorite colors: Purple
When I grow up I'm going to be: A pet doctor
My favorite song: Let it Go
The book I'm loving right now: Ladybug Girl goes to the Beach
Two words to describe me are: Silly and pretty
My favorite season: Fall so I can jump in leaves!
The best thing about camping is: Sleeping in a tent
My favorite food: Eggs
One food I really dislike: Avocado
My best friend: She named all the boys in her class...oh boy.  I asked her to pick two: Ben and Kingston
If I had one wish it would be: That Grandma can come back to her house so I can meet her (breaks my heart!)
My best memory: Going to the beach.

And here are her updated stats from her 4-year well check with the doc:

Height: 44" (Greater than 97th percentile)
Weight: 41 lbs (84th percentile)

Love my girl.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Another year has quickly flown by and our boy is EIGHT!  He has really grown and matured in the last year.  Here's what's going on with Peyton....

School: Peyton is doing exceptionally well in school this year.  We just got his report card last week and he is excelling all around in school.  He has worked hard to not be so chatty during class and we are so proud of his hard work.  His reading has vastly improved.  They did a STAR Early Literacy test in the first month of school where he scored a 658 out of 900; and just a couple months later they retested him and his score jumped up to 847 out of 900.  He has his nightly routine of reading before bed and has read several chapter books.  He's really loving Beverly Cleary and Magic Treehouse books lately.

His favorite subjects are science and math.  He is obsessed with volcanos right now.  He watches documentaries on YouTube about Mt. St. Helens and other NW mountains and their volcanic activity and LOVES to talk to anyone about it who is willing to listen.  He has done several volvano kits at home.  I love that he is so interested in science.
His Spring school free dress photo

Activities: Peyton's love for basketball has blossomed so much in the last year!  He played 2 seasons this year (CYO and then YMCA). He improved his ball handling, defense and shooting so much.  He's exciting to watch and I love that he is enjoying it like I do.  He is also gearing up for another baseball season which he is excited about.  This will be his last year in Farm and then he will have to tryout for Minors next year. 
Peyt loves to build--Legos or art projects. He loves being outside, riding his bike, playing tag at school, shooting hoops, playing with his of his favorite things to do is ride his bike with B or I while we go on a run.  
He is still OBSESSED with camping and can't wait to go on our annual trip to Wickiup this summer. 
Music is a huge love for Peyton.  He recently got a wind-up radio from Uncle Hugh/Aunt Sherri and is constantly either listening to that or his iPod.  

This boy can eat!  He is still an awesome eater and loves to try new things.  My grocery bill definitely has gone up over the past year. He loves a variety of food and eats pretty healthy.

He didn't lose many teeth this past year...I think maybe only 1 or 2.  We went to the dentist a couple weeks ago and he had no cavities, but the dentist is pretty positive he will need braces.  After his next appointment they will probably sent him to an orthodontist for an eval and timeline.

I took both kids to the doctor for their well checks on Friday and he is a very healthy boy.  
Weight: 61 lbs (67th percentile)
Height: 4' 5"  (84th percentile)

Annual Questionairre:

My favorite toy: Legos
My favorite sport: Basketball
The best show on TV: Looney Tunes
The coolest person on Earth: Jesus
My favorite thing to do in school: Recess
If I could go anywhere in the world, I'd go: The best hotel in the world with a hot tub 
My favorite colors: Green and yellow
When I grow up I'm going to be: A doctor
My favorite song: Happy by Pharrell
The book I'm loving right now: His "Totally Irresponsible Science" book
Two words to describe me are:Serious and funny
My favorite season: Summer
The best thing about camping is: Tubing 
My favorite food: Chicken cordon bleu
One food I really dislike: Avocado
My best friend: Ethan 
If I had one wish, it would be: For there to be no bad guys so I could go on a bike ride or a walk by myself.  (Sad!)
My best memory: Eating popcorn with Grandma 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Birthday party with the Prazeau's

I'm late blogging here, but we had my side of the family over a few weeks ago for a sub-sandwich bar dinner along with ice cream cake to celebrate the kids' birthdays.  They loved having their family over and were spoiled with gifts.  
Sully is such a crack up.  I love him

Listening intently to Peyton read his card. Look at his curls!

Legos from Uncle Randy, Aunt Amy and Austin

More Lego Friends for Liv from Steph and RJ.  She wore her Cinderella dress along with a tiara for half the night. 

So crazy that he is 8!

I had so much fun helping her put these Legos togather. Why didn't they have these fun sets when I was a kid??!

Peyt was super excited about Just Dance 2015 for the Wii

Lotion and Lip gloss from Uncle Hughy, Aunt Sherri, and Marissa

Looking at a cool science book he got from Brandon, Kate and Sully.

The kids had fun blasting music in Liv's room and playing.

Sully busting out some Karaoke