Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm One!

Ok, so I guess my leave of absence is over. I have so much to blog before Peyton's birthday, but I'll get to it later! Peyton turned 1 year old today and on Friday night we had family over to celebrate. Sadly she wasn't feeling very well and she ended up puking all over me, but it was still fun. We had Lasagna and salad and garlic bread, opened presents, and of course let her et her own cake.

She did not want her party hat on!

The boys were very excited to see some different toys than they are used to. They will be such wonderful brothers, I know they'll play with her, they already do.

It was so cute, when we started singing to her she loved it but was confused and looking all around at everyone with a funny smile on her face.

She was very quick to sample her cake but started out pretty politely...
Before too long she dug right in and did more squishing and smearing than eating. Thanks Aunt Mo for giving her a bath!


Peyton has been such a joy to us all. She is a very good and happy baby and loves to crawl and cruise all over the place. She enjoys emptying trash cans and she also likes to put things into her mouth. Right now she is trying out some of my scrapbooking things. Another of her favorite things to do is to rip up toilet paper and tissues, and to dump out the dogs food and water. She knows exactly where to find a practically endless supply of toilet paper, it is also fun to pull the end of it all the way down the hall and rip it up there. Fortunately I've really mellowed out a lot over this type of thing. It is fun to have a girl in the house and to play dress up with her, and I'm looking forward to doing girl hair too. It is also new to me to have a baby that is so petite. Peyton weighs about 10 pounds less at 1 than her brothers did, she is about 17 pounds! Her daddy loves her just like a daddy should love his daughter and I love to see him with her, it melts my heart! I am so sad that this year has gone by so incredibly fast, but it's been a good one and I am going to enjoy every moment I can!

9 comments:

whittakerwoman said...

oh she is so cute in the first picture. H

Krissy said...

Happy birthday to your baby girl. I would LOVE to have a girl some day. Its funny that we both have a 'Peyton.' My Peyton is 7 1/2.

Robin said...

Happy days to Peyton !! She is so cute !! That year did fly by didn't it?? In my family we have 2 boys and then a girl and they do love doing the hair but it eventually gets tiring !! I used to have to fight with Hill to blow dry her hair !! lol

Bryan and Helga said...

Oh my heavens!! Wow shes one!! Happy Birthday sweet Peyton!!! You are adorable!! :) It looks like you guys had way too much fun! But that's what Laings do. :) lol
That sad she wasn't feeling well but it looks like she was able to still enjoy herself! lol this cake picture is priceless and the one of all the boys playing with her castle is tooo cutteee!! lol you can use that one when they get older! ;)
Love you guys!!

Caleen said...

Happy Birthday little one.. can't believe she is already one. wow..
sounds like you had a great time.. little girls are special. She is a sweetie.. So sad she wasn't feeling
well.. Girls are special and I am blessed that I had boys too.. Glad you like the stuff in the box..

Becca said...

Happy Birthday Peyton!! We love you!!!

Kirsten said...

I can't believe she is one already!!! She is such a doll! Happy first birthday Peyton!!

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Grandmother Fairy said...

I can't believe that she is already a year old. Where does the time go??