Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pregnant Bellies and Sweet smelling showers

So I've realized for some time that I can't see my feet anymore and maybe that's a good thing considering they are swollen a good majority of the time. Just thought I'd share - in case you are wondering what that big blob is covering half of the picture it is the pregnant belly I speak of. And yes I had to do some creative acrobatics to get this picture. Good times!Jack just got out of the shower while smelling his arm and said "Mom I could eat myself I smell so good!" Who ever said that little boys smelled like puppy dog tails? OK so most of the time they do but not after taking a shower with tangerine smelling soap. Jack just makes me smile!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My #1 Son

Payton's birthday was on Tuesday and I can't believe that he is 9 already! So in tribute to my #1 son I thought I would share a few things about Payton.

He really is a great kid and has a delightful sense of humor. The other night the boys were acting up at the dinner table so Ryan told them that if they didn't stop he was going to have to slap them. Without much thought Payton said " What style?" What do you mean what style? Well you know it could be a ninja slap or a disco slap... and then proceded to show us the different kinds of slaps.
I love to hear Payton laugh. Its actually kind of a giggle and its quite contagious.
Even though he is 9 now and its not very cool to hold his mothers hand he sometimes lets me hold his wrist.
Apparently Payton has a pretty cool shower dance which I have yet to catch him in the act
I love the fact that he loves to tell people about his one normal ear and his one elf ear and how much he is like his dad
It seems as though he has a very low pain threshold - even when I cut his hair you would think that I was beating the child to death the way he over reacts. I think we have heard the phrase "Its the worst pain I've ever been in" a number of times. You would think this would get old, but somehow it never does.
Payton has a great memory (which obviously he got from his dad) especially when it comes to tv shows or video games and if you have a few minutes he will tell you all about it.
He is a great helper and I know he is excited to be a big brother again as long as changing diapers isn't required.
He is very intelligent and apparently much smarter than I am but maybe someday he will realize that I do know a little about some things. I have always thought his he must truly be older than me in spirit. Even as an infant he seemed to be this little man in a tiny body.
He is a wonderful son and I love him! I couldn't ask for a better #1 son.