Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peyton's Thursday

I decided that one day a week I'd take a day and let it be solely one particular boys day. Peyton, being the oldest I thought should get the first day.
I realize Peyton's Thursday does not rhyme or have a catchie ring to it like some days people have set aside for different things (Flashback Friday being the most popular) but that's OK. I'm not one to do as others do very much. In the future each and ever child will have their own Thursday. Let's see how it goes.

Last night I had Peyton sit down and pick out a picture he wanted to see posted with his Thursday. He picked a picture of Richard, his Pa. On this particular day we all went to the lake on their Pontoon. We did that every weekend. Those were some fun times. This was Peyton first time in the water if my memory isn't failing me. I do know the date was August 15th 1999.

When Peyton was a a baby I took pictures, then wrote it on the calender so when the pictures were developed I could write down the exact date that picture was taken in his baby book. I wrote down EVERYTHING!!!! Thinking back on everything I was sure to document, I don't know how I didn't go crazy. I didn't miss a moment. NOTHING!! And I worked full time as a aid and substitute teacher at NME. His baby book is full of  "first" moments and their exact dates. Sometimes even the corresponding picture.

Back to Peyton's Thursday. Here the picture he chose.

I would have chosen a infant picture. Maybe even a picture of his first day of preschool or his first bus ride. Maybe even his first time on a elephant or first train ride or zoo trip. (don't laugh, I have pictures proving I documented all these things and many many more)

He had professional pictures taken at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, ect. Pictures with Santa, the Easter Bunny and in his Halloween Costume. I didn't miss a lick even if it meant  a phone shut off or eating bologna and beans for a week.

As the other babies came I was not as good about these things. Did I get lazy? No I don't think that's it. Did I not care as much about the 2nd, 3rd or 4th? Definitely NOT IT!!

Sitting here now I realize I don't have many things at all in Evyn's baby book. I don't even recall when he cut his first tooth or had his first vegetable. OK, panicking now.........

ADHD is in full swing for this morning. Sorry. I'm gonna wrap up Peyton's Thursday with his numbers......

Michael Pe'yton Houchens was born January 17th, 1999 @ 4:06 am (he was due the 23rd)
If he had been a girl he would have been named Makala Marie
He weighed 6 pounds 13 1/4 oz.
He was 19 3/4 inches long.
Interesting facts- A gallon of milk was $2.49. Bread was $1.50 a postage stamp was .33 cents. A GALLON OF GAS WAS .88 CENTS!!!!!!!!!
He slept through the night on June 26th
Laughed out loud when you were 3 1/2 months old.
Stood alone Dec. 5th 1999
First haircut was Jan 15th 2000

First stole my heart May 1999 when I saw two lines instead of one.

OK, tell me how your parenting skills changed from one baby to the second. Please tell me I'm not the only one who started to slack about keeping up with milestones!

1 comment:

  1. You're not the only one. Catie's book is FULL of everything possible. I kept locks of hair, hospital bracelets, doctor appointment cards, birthday cards & candles from every single birthday etc. Kayley has a baby book that's got a lot in it but not near as much as Catie's. Then poor Caleb only has a few of his pages filled out. I'm guessing I won't write anything at all down with #4...? We'll see.