Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One week old

I am one week old today

and as you can imagine in a house with two brothers and a sister, I haven't had much alone time this week.  They want to hold me all the time and my brothers constantly check on me to make sure I'm ok.  I think I am going to like all this attention I get as the baby of four kids!

Peyton Jean

Peyton Jean Hermon was welcomed into this world on Wednesday March 23, 2011 at 9:23am.  She weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.  She is adored by her brothers and sister.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Today was a beautiful first day of spring.  We took full advantage of the nice weather and sunshine and spent all afternoon outside.  We took the kids on a walk, again in hopes of encouraging Peyton's arrival. 

After our walk, we came home and the boys played Wii while Kate and had got our first pedicures of the season.  She was so excited she even wanted her fingernails painted! 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

St Patricks Day

We celebrated Jack's birthday by enjoying the beautiful weather.  We gave him a new scooter for his birthday so he was excited to try it out.  We took the kids to the park and the boys rode the scooters while Kate and I walked around the track (trying to encourage Peyton's arrival) Then the boys took Kate down the slides several times- they are her favorite.  I think he had a great birthday.  He got phone calls from his cousins and Grandpas and got several cards in the mail. 


This is the cutest two year old I know and she has the cutest way of telling people how old she is (she came up with this on her own too!)

Tooth #3

Hayden lost tooth #3 tonight.  He has had both of his top front teeth loose for some time now.  We had tried to pull it before but it just wasn't ready.  Tonight he came to me and said he had bit into his gum and it was hurting.  I looked at him and he was bleeding so I knew it was time.  I gave him a washrag and the tooth fell out in his hand!  He was so excited.  He had to send a picture to all his cousins to see!  He informed Grandpa tonight he sure hopes the tooth fairy brings him $10 for it!

Something about loosing the front teeth just makes them seem older- which makes me sad!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Five years ago today, I rushed to the hospital in a panic.  Realizing too late I was in labor and afraid I wasn't going to make it in time.  Well, I didn't make it in time for any drugs, but 40 min after we arrived I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. 

Happy Birthday to my favorite 5 year old.  You make me smile for so many reasons.  You have such a sweet caring heart.  I love to watch how you take care of your little sister.  I You have such a creative imagination.  I am so proud to be your mommy!  I love you lots!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bowling Party

This time of the year is soon to become known as "the birthday season" (thanks Jessi!) at our house.  Katelyn on Feb 26, Jackson Mar 17, Jerry Mar 24 and somewhere in there Miss Peyton will have a birthday as well!  The good news is our birthday season falls right around tax return season and this is a good thing because birthdays can get expensive!  So a mere two weeks after our Chuck E Cheese adventure, we had a bowling party for Jackson and his friends.

The kids had a lot of fun- bowling, playing arcade games, pizza, and of course cake and ice cream! I was tired at the end but it was also SO nice to not have to clean up the mess!  Jackson had so much fun and when I asked him his favorite part he responded "Everything! Well and opening presents!" Gotta love his honesty.  He hit the jackpot with his gifts combining his two biggest passions- Spiderman and art! 

Jackson & his best buddy Gabe

The whole gang (and a few extra siblings that joined us!)

Jack and his buddy Johnny