payton told me she wanted to start cooking, so, being the incredible cook that i am, i said sure!! (ok, i actually was wondering why she couldn't have said this to nanny or grandma!!!) anyway, last saturday, we went through a cookbook and found a couple of recipes. this was her 1st... browning the meat...
payton wanted her very own cutting board!! she picked a really cute one of course!
the finished product!!!
TATER TOT CASSEROLE
p.s. she didn't like it!!! she just picked the tots off the top!!
well...it'll be a while before there are after pictures, but i wanted to go ahead and have this room saved!! don't judge me!! payton is just like i was when it comes to her room. i would like to think that i am a fairly clean person now!!! therefore, there's hope for her too!!
we had this room painted right before her 2nd birthday! it's been a great place for her...but...it's time for a change!! her new bedding is soooo stinkin' cute!! granted, we'll never see it under all of the junk...but i'll know it's there!!
one of my all-time favorite people celebrated a birthday a couple of weeks ago...BEN...this is the kid who coined the word, "torrible"!! i'm pretty sure he's one of the funniest kids i've ever met!! last week when marcy went in to wake him up for school, he was soooo tired that he told her he hadn't even been asleep yet!! sometimes he tells her that waking up is not a great idea!!! maybe it's our like "sparkling personalities in the morning" that makes me love this kid so much!! but anyway, here's a few pics from his party!!
Reagan has to dress-up on game day...khakis and a tie!!! This is Shane helping him get his tie ready for the next day. I wish I could get a picture of him all dressed up, but he gets dressed at school. For some reason, I couldn't convince him to put on all of his clothes and let me get a picture!!
the homework is a bit more that reagan is used to!! going from zero homework in 5th & 6th grade to over 2 hours in one night is quite a change! but...doesn't he look so studious!??
our 1st football game is this tuesday at 5pm at crowley middle school!! woohoo!! ok, i'm really not that excited! three 7th graders ended up in casts last week, but i'm really trying to get pumped up!! :)