Thursday, July 06, 2006

The latest on Payton

Just a few quick notes from the life of our Payton...I will not go into every last detail of his life as that is coming next week...Monday- Benjamin turns two...Saturday-Payton turns four. Hold onto your seats for the upcoming birthday posts.

We are practicing blowing out candles at every turn. I have become a master this week at sticking 4 candles in one chicken nugget. The boys want Happy Birthday sung at every meal "Just to practice"- NO problem- we are happy to do it!

Payton and Benjamin and I were eating at Chick-fil-a when Payton said, "Mom- you want to hear a secret...lean in close." I leaned in and he said, "You might just be the cutest thing in here." I laughed and said, "thank you" and he said, "Mom- I am serious."

Later as we were driving home they were playing with their new toys. Benjamin somehow managed (they are on opposite sides of the SUV) to get one of Payton's action figures and an argument broke out...Basically an argument consists of Payton asking Benjamin for something back and Benjamin screaming NO in a bloodcurdling scream over and over again. I told them that that was enough, we were nearly home and I would work things out, but until then, no talking until we get there...about 2 minutes later Payton said, "Excuse me Mom, Is it ok if I unbuckle myself and hit Benjamin?" at least he is polite even in violence...

Today Payton asked if he could watch Playhouse Disney- I told him No...he said, "Mom, trust me, its fun and educational."

Today Payton said he had a surprise for me in closet...I needed to walk into Benjamin's room and sit down. As I walked in he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Boys and Girls...I present to you, Your president, (He opens the door and Benjamin walks out of the closet) President Orange Bush." We're still working on that.

I leave tomorrow for our 10th (is that possible?) annual college roommate weekend! So excited! This is the first one in 4 years that someone has not brought a baby. BJ is due with their second (a boy) at the first of November. Mike is keeping the Stegemoller 3...Koy is keeping Reese...Richard is keeping Josh and the twins and Tony is going to be having a guys weekend with our boys...Payton loves explaining to me that that means I cannot come.

I will post some pictures when I return on Sunday!

13 comments:

msajeffrey said...

I am thrilled you realize the absolute joy of both your boys!!!! I love those guys!!!!
looking forward to tomorrow!!! blessing m on m

Courtney said...

Becky, I am sitting at my computer laughing out loud. Can you get better than comments like that? They have us all figured out. Your boys are wonderful, and we love spending time with Benjamin in Bible class!

Randy & Kelly Vaughn said...

Tori and I are enjoying laughing at these funny boys! We love them and are excited about celebrating their life this coming week too! By the way, did they get their presents in the mail?
Love you,
K

tamandscott said...

Great to hear from you! I'll catch up on your blog when I get back from my trip. Take care!

Chelsea said...

I LOVE hearing the Payton quotes. That guy needs to spend time with my girl Kendyll. They would be quite the pair. :)

And, please send my hello's to the roomies this weekend! I can't wait to see pics of you girls and hear the latest with everyone. What fun!

Mike and Susan Apel said...

How fun to hear about your boys. They are so precious. Love those popsickle faces. I remember those great times in the car with my boys. Unforgetable!! Love you so Aunt Susie

Conway Life said...

So...freaking...funny.

So glad to catch up with you. I'll frequent your blog for sure. :)

Love you!!

Holly O'Quinn said...

Hey Becky,
Is was great to hear from you! You never know what old friends will fall upon your blog page,and I'm just so glad that you did!

It sounds like your hands are full with a 2 and 4 year old. I'm glad to be able to catch up with how things are going through your blog. You've got some great stories.

Blessings,
Holly Billingsley O'Quinn

Summer said...

I seriously love that kid! His take on life is hilarious. Wish we could be around to hear some of it in person, but I'm glad that I can keep up with your sweet family through the world of blogging. Keep the Payton comments coming-- they make my day!
Love ya'll,
Summer

Donny said...

You could write a book on those Payton quotes. Had me laughing!!

Amy Woods said...

Becky!!! Girl! This is Amy (McRae) Woods. I was reading Tammie's blog and say your entry, so I had to pop in and say Hi!! I would love to catch up with you. I was in Colorado last week at a camp for teens and I was telling a funny Becky Jeffrey story! So weird, huh? Anyway, lets talk. I would love to find out whats going in your life. Sounds like you have super funny kids just like you!! My email is beanrwoods@yahoo.com. I don't have a blog.....yes, I know, what's my deal?

Amy

Ashlie Stegemoller said...

Becky,
Can you believe I actually just checked out your blog? After all the talk about blogs over the weekend, I decided I just had to check it out. I was so blessed to be with you and my precious roomies/lifelong friends over the weekend. Thanks for chauferring me back to the airport. Love you, Ash

Ashlie said...

Becky,
Can you believe I actually just checked out your blog? After all the talk about blogs over the weekend, I decided I just had to check it out. I was so blessed to be with you and my precious roomies/lifelong friends over the weekend. Thanks for chauferring me back to the airport. Love you, Ash