Monday, June 27, 2011

Little Miss Americana

All of the specialty winners! Like Prince, Princess, Miss Americana, Mr. Americana, Miss Strawberry Days, Mr. Strawberry Days and more.

Pey won first place in little miss Americana 0-9 months! I got her all dressed and we were on our way to Pleasant Grove. We paid, got our judgment cards around 9:30. It was the rodeo royalty who judged her. They asked does she have any talents. I laughed and said yes, she loves the scream and laugh. That's about the time she belted a half scream half giggle. Just like we had trained her to do ;) I also said she can sit up and say da da. Peyton smiled and laughed at the judges and I saw one girls score card with all 10s so that made me happy.

Pleasant Grove Royalty
I went to my moms since our judging was over. We went back to hear the results at 2, I was supprised how many people and babies there were there. They annouced all of the regular categories like 0-3mo. 4-6mo. 6-9mo. 9-12mo and so on. Which I didn't enter her in, not sure why. Then they go to the specialty categories. Price and Princess, Princess, Strawberry Days. By this time I was trying to keep Pey from slobbering everywhere when they announced "Peyton Hall" it caught me off gaurd. There were soooo many elaborate and cute outfits for her category that I had a lot of doubt. Sure enough she got her trophy and certificate. They took our picture for the paper and gave us the parade info! Smiles all around!!!

I'm one proud Mama! 
She is one drooly baby!

I was trying to lean out of the pic. That didn't work so well.

This is about the time Pey started to get ornery.

A few seconds later she was out just like the other two babies in the truck.


We have been playing Peek-a-boo with Pey for little while now, but yesterday she grabbed the blanket from dad and instead of him putting it up and down she started doing it!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

6 Months

Really has it been half a year!!! Time to have another one, just kidding! This little princess sure is growing. She brings so much joy to our family we love her so much.

* Dada dada da da da is what we wake up to in morning. She also says ma ma and baba, but da da is her favorite by far. 

*Mike told me last night that when you put your finger in her mouth to feel for teeth she does it back. I tried it and she really does! So cute!

* This is hard to explain but, you can tap her mouth and she will yell so she sounds like a Native American. 

*Sitting on her bum. She falls over a lot so I make sure to have her practice on the couch.

* Stubborn like her mom.... She is still trying to sit up and does little crunches she gets frustrated and tells me so, then I help her.

* I love her giggle, she has some cute little rolls on her legs and you can squeeze them and she laughs. 

* If you sit her on your lap facing out, she will lean back cock her head around and stare in your eye and smile. It is my most favorite thing. 

* She is a cuddle bug. If you have her facing you she will put her head on your shoulder. 

* She likes to stick her tongue out at you, I think it's at night when she is tired that she does it the most.

* When I am holding her and trying to get her to take a nap or sleep I brush my hands through her hair. If I forget she does it her self. This really is so precious and cute. 

* She loves Kilo, she loves petting him and smiles every time she sees him walk in the room.

* She is reaching for me and I love it!

* She is still trying hard to crawl she gets into the yoga downward dog position with her lil bum in the air. She crawls in circles, but doesn't go anywhere unless she is rolling. 

* Pey bangs on stuff kind of like if she were playing the bongos. She especially loves banging on my computer....

* She is fascinated with remotes. I don't know what it is, but she loves them.
* Her hair is lightening up YAY! It has a tint of red probably comes from dad and his red beard, but she is going blonde! 

Usually I leave her in her carrier and take he in the store, but she was awake. After walking around for a little while she fell asleep so with my sweater and her blanket she slept in her "bed".
She grabbed a piece of lettuce and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. 

Presenting Pleasant Grove Fireman's breakfast! 
Every May we go with the Parry family to support PGFD!

She was so enthralled with his fur, it took a few tries, but she finally stopped starring at Smokey and looked at me. 

Future Softball Player!

Pey loves Payd, Net and Olive Garden

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Today I ran my first official 5k! 
Whitney, Lynne, Annette and I were all there are ready to rock an roll! I am going to go into a bit of extensive detail and this is my apology. I want to keep this record so I can read it in years to come are remember the start of my running career.
My morning began at 6:00 am not a time I am friends will 7 or 8 is better. I got dressed in my running git up then woke up Mike then Pey got her stuff already. Took Kilo to do his business and fed. We left home about 6:50. Got to the fire station and met up with the girls. Pick up my packet, which is a new running term I learned. With your number, shirt and other goodies. 

We all were taking a picture when the gun went off..... By that time the starting line was packet!!! We actually didn't start on time obviously, which means our times were off. Once we did cross the starting line it was a little awkward trying to get past people to actually run and not walk another time killer. Then we were off! Annette took off since she is a fit little runner! Whit stayed with me to help me, what a sweetie I know. I'm very grateful since she could have beat her PR. (another running term)  After a little while she asked what kind of pace and if I wanted to run the whole time and I said yes. That was my goal, NO walking!! 
We about a mile in I started to get tired the pre race adrenaline was wearing off. My tummy was growling since I hadn't at breakfast. Great learning experience next race i'm eating. I was talking to Whit to keep me distracted. I told Mike this, but when we would pass people it would make me want to go faster. I would pick a person that was a little bit ahead of us and pass them. A lot of people started walking after the second mile so it was nice to pass them up and give me a little boost. Mean? Sorry...  I think it's my competitive side coming out.
Once we turned and started heading back to the fire station I knew we were on the home stretch, well sorta. I also knew the "hill" I've been training on was coming up and I always walk it. With Whit by my side we ran up that sucker! I got really really bad side ache once we were at the top and then i could see the finish line. We were so close and walking was on burning in my mind.  :) This is the time I started counting. 1, 2, 3, 4. 1,2,3,4. With each step, I was trying to distract my self and it worked! Before I knew it Mike and Ashton were on the right taking pics and Whit and I picked up our speed. 
BoOm BaBy We FINISHED and with NO WaLkInG! 
I began to dry heave, nearly puking up nothing. I got my PGFD coin, time card and doughnut! 
I usually run an 11 min/mil so that is a great improvement, can't complain about that. I am a little miffed that I don't know my EXACT time. Some races give you chips so you can know, but not usually on 5ks. Anyway I'm still really proud of my self and the time I ran. 
Here is picture of my new sweet golf marker and time card!

Some of the support!

Us crossing and our time!

I'm watching my feet because my shoe lace came untied and I wasn't going to stop running. 

Annette, Whit, Lynne and I

I always get a bright red cherry face...

And we all finished! Booya!
See you next year!

Friday, June 10, 2011


There are only few things better than the day you get purposed to.
I love this!