Tuesday, May 31, 2011


After many years of PATIENTLY waiting. MIKE, PEYTON and I are proud owners of Kilo a 7 month old puppy. He is a Harlequin Great Dane!  He is not the exact age and color I wanted, but it was love at first sight!  Friends of my brother had him and another GD that is 4 they also have 3 little girl and couldn't give Kilo the attention he needs.  Kilo is named after the military Alphabet. K as in Kilo, it's close to Milo ;)
In a year or two I think we will stud him out, since we have his pedigree and he is a pure bred and papered.
He is very well tempered and trained to go potty outside. He knows the commands no, sit, lay down, up, and we’re still working on stay.  He will go potty in one spot, I made that spot be right by the garbage cans. Yup I’m a thinker! He sleeps at the foot of our bed on the floor. When were gone he stays in his “kennel” which is a big pantry, you’ll see the pictures below.  So far there are only a few things that I’m going to have to get over or get use to. The drool luckily its only after he drinks so instead of keeping the aqua inside I put it on the porch I think that has pretty much solved the dripping slobber. He is shedding, we took him to the doggy wash today and gave him a bath.  He is still shedding like crazy, guess I will add vacuuming and sweeping to my daily ritual. I’m okay with this, it’s a simple price to pay for a GD.
He likes to lick Pey’s face which is another thing I’m going to work on him with. Last, but not least he doesn’t know the command PLACE and if you have an inside dog he needs to know place. It is the best command ever. Our friends Brittany and Jay have a dog name Cali that you have probably seen on my blog. HereHere and Here! So if you say “Cali Place” she will go to that spot that you have designated her spot and will not move until you say her release word.  I hope that in the next few months I can teach Kilo this.

Kilo as a puppy!

Pey and Kilo
Playing tug of war in the pjs
Pey in her pjs

Neighbor kids

Payden, Kilo, Echo and Sawyer

Ride em cow girl! 

All tuckered out! So close, yet so far from his bed. 

Kilo's Mom

Kilo's Dad
To: Kilo
Love: Anya
It is hard to see, but she drew Kilo with all of his spots and his thought bubbles. In the thought bubble she drew her self, "have fun" and "I love you"! How adorable is that?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

5 Months

Pey got measured again this month her Length 27'' = in percentile 95  Weight of 15.18 = between percentile 25 and 50 .
I took her a few days ago because she had a really bad cough that was keeping her from sleeping. No infection just a little cold, the cough sounded worse than it really was.

 *She is still chewing on everything. If she grabs your necklace or a toy well anything really it goes straight to her little mouth. Depending on what it is she will either keep sucking on it or spit it out.

* Her most favorite toy is a plastic bag or anything that crinkles. I have to watch her carefully since those are so dangerous. She loves them though!

* She laughs so hard when you tickle her then I start laughing at her and she laughs because I'm laughing. It's really quite entertaining :)

* She is one rollie drooly polli girl, if I leave the room I am shocked to see how far she has "traveled".

* If she is unhappy put her on her feet and she will start smiling again. She loves to stand. I try not to do it as much I want her to crawl first. 

*Peyton is now eats 1 solid food a day, oatmeal or rice cereal right before bed time and formula through out the day.

*She can hold her own bottle now which gives me more time to get things done. She has to be flat on her back to do this though. If she is in her stroller or carrier she drops it a lot.

*She loves solid food! Prunes and Pears and Bananas are her favorite. She doesn't like Peaches.

* She is trying to crawl, but doesn't go anywhere. She gets frustrated and I have to help her out.

* P loves to be upside down, Mike discovered this... She smiles every time though!

* She is reaching for people like if someone else holds her she will reach for me! I love it :)

* She says ma ma ma still and my parents heard "Hi" out of her which is what I say to her a lot. Who knows though. Really early for chatter I think. She is babbling brook that is for sure. On car rides it is very entertaining.

* Her bald spot is filling in. It is defiantly still there, but I see fuzz so there is hope!

* She loves her feet, sucking on them I think is her favorite she also loves to pull of her socks....

* She has also learned to pull of her head bands. She even stretches them way and and smackers her self in the face...

* She hardly sleeps during the day, a half hour here or there... She is sleeping through the nights really good! Occasionally she will wake up 4 to eat then back to sleep. 

* I've been calling her BOO the last few days from Monsters inc. I'll put a picture up in the next post so you can see why. 

* Up graded the diapers from 1-2 now to 2 since she has gained some weight. 

* Pey is wearing 6 to 12 month clothes depending on the brand and if it shrunk in the dryer.

January at Sharolee and Jason's wedding

I still haven't cleaned up the tables and chairs from her blessing.....

It took her about 3 minuets, but she got him!
She is about 6 feet away from Tiger.

About 3 feet away now.

So frustrated 

I've been getting emails that tell me what to do and one of them says to clap and cheer her on when she does something good. So now every time someone claps she smiles because she thinks its for her. It makes me laugh! 

At the splash pad in Alpine, the babies were chilling. She love the outside, even sitting by a window is good enough for her.
P and Kaden

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Today about 4 hours ago we got curbing! Yay finally we can start the garden and the planting.
My dad recommended 

Accent Lawn Borders. 

 When your in the construction biz you know who is good and who isn't and these guys are fantastic!
Frank came over and check it out he showed me that someone had stepped on it in 3 places. Yes I am fighting mad. Pissed actually.
I called up Accent and he told me how to fix it, he is coming back in a few days (this is where he will blow off the silver look and leave the texture and seal the color) and will fix it then, but for now he told me to do my best.

I got out the water and butter knife and scraper and worked away. Then I called Mike.
Tomorrow I'm going to wait and watch and see who cuts through my yard, I measured the shoe size and I'm guessing its a Jr. high kid that got off the bus.

 Pey fell asleep out in the sun chilling with momma.

In a week we will dig it all out and replace the house side with sifted dirt and start planting. :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Appy Annie!!!

May 2nd 2009
2 Years
 Wow time has sure flown by and my love for Mike just grows stronger everyday. I think of US when I hear this song and so many many others as you already know. My friend Emily gave me the idea to post a link to our love in case you all forgot :) Mike took off work so we had the whole day together! It started off with breakfast at IHOP :) Then we went to Costco with Spencer while Mike went to the gym. I got his present there. Spencer helped me lift it and took care of Baby Pey. Then off to the gym where we got a nice tan walking outside. Mike met me at Fox Hollow to some balls at the range. Pey did okay for a little while, I hurried and hit all mine and went home to set up his present. He gave me golf stuff and an Xbox live account. Which I have wanted for quite some time :) so I was extremely happy. He came home to this on our dresser in our bedroom. Yes I finally did it, I let him have a T.V. in our room.... You gotta pick your battles ;)
Mike was shocked and very happy. I did get scolded for going over our $50.00 limit, but I figured its more for the both of us so it's from and she doesn't have a limit. Right? :)
Got home played some COD of course with my new live account (N1k0t1nE)! Not many wives will play Xbox with their husband I guess you could say we're BFFs!
Then we got all showered up and dropped Peyton off with Colton, Lynne and Thersea. Mike and I headed to Carvers, it reminded me a lot of  where we went last year in NYC The Palm and also Flemmings in SLC. It was perfect, I really recommend it. It is pricey so go on a special occasion so you don't feel guilty :)
After dinner we went to Jordan Commons to see a movie and the only one we agreed on was 5ast 5ive! It was amazing of course, I sure do love a movie with Paul Walker in it.
Then we picked up Pey and came home. What a day!
I am so lucky to have such an amazing hubby!