February 28, 2009

Payten's 1st Birthday Party!

Here are a few pictures from Payten's birthday party today! It went great! Of course she wasn't into the cake..... so typical of her, and we even tried putting her face in it. I guess maybe next year??? Thank you to all of our wonderful family & friends for making Payten's 1st birthday a memorable one!
Our little dancing Princess!
Our little family!
Payten loves opening presents!
Yummy cupcakes!!
Hmmm, what should I do with this??

February 26, 2009

Christopher Joshua has arrived!!!

Payten's new little cousin Christopher Joshua Blum arrived on Tuesday, February 24th! Payten is so honored to be able to share her birthday with her new little cousin. Congratulations Heather, Chris, & Ava on your beautiful baby boy/brother! We love you guys!

Payten's 12 month Check-up!

Today is the first day in the Hogan house that we don't have a birthday or anniversary to celebrate... :-) But don't worry there are lots of birthdays coming up in the next few days... heck we have a birthday just about everyday in the month of March. Hallmark loves me!! Haha.

Today we had Payten's 12 month check up with Dr. Yarckin, and our little peanut weighs 19 lbs 5 oz, and is 29 1/2 inches long. She is in the 25% percentile for weight, and 30% for height. Dr. Yarckin predicts she'll be 5 ft 4. She'll beat me by inches! :-)

On our way home from the doctor's we stopped by Kim & Ally's house for a quick visit (well 2 hours I guess isn't quick but thats okay). It was so great seeing them both. Since they are unable to attend the party this weekend, they gave Payten her present today. She got an adorable summer dress from Gymboree (my favorite store) and adorable matching sandals. Thank you so much girls! Payten can't wait to play with Ally again soon!

We are getting things ready for Payten's birthday party. Who knew all these
preparations for a 1st birthday party? I guess I am part to blame for going over the top, buts so hard not to. Maybe one of these days I will learn, but I doubt it. For all that can't attend we sure will miss you but I will be sure to post lots of pictures. Here is one of the pictures from Payten's 12 month photo session with Lisa Lotter. Have a great weekend!!

February 25, 2009

Happy 3rd Anniversary to Us!

I still can not believe its been 3 years since we said "I Do" in front of all our family & friends! It feels like it was yesterday when the girls & I were getting ready in the hotel and laughing the morning away (it helped with my nervousness), and when the guys thought it would be funny to steal the golf cart!! It was one of the most memorable days of our lives!

February 24, 2009

Payten Elisabeth is ONE today!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl! I still can not believe its been a year since you entered this world. You mean the world to us! It's amazing how everyday you brighten our day! You will will always be our little princess! Daddy & I love you more then you could ever know! Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

February 22, 2009

Birthday Party #1

The celebrating has begun! Payten turning one is going to be a week long celebration. Her first party was down by Mema & Poppy's house. Payten had a yummy ice cream cake and got so many cute summer outfits and her first Little Mommy doll. Thank you Uncle Frank & Aunt Barbara, Cuozzo and Cioffi Families! You guys are the best! Thank you for making Payten's 1st birthday a memorable one!

February 18, 2009

Thank you Grandma & Grandpa Hogan!

Grandma & Grandpa Hogan sent lots of great Valentine's goodies! They sent Payten an adorable headband (Mommy's favorite of course), socks, 2 adorable shirts, a soft TY Bear (Payten's favorite). And they even included some sweet treats for Sean & I. Yummy! Thank you Mom & Dad! We always enjoy your packages!

February 17, 2009

Somebody's up to no good.....

Miss Payten Elisabeth found Mommy's diaper bag. She thought it would be fun to take everything out.... Including the grocery list. I wonder if that means she is going to help me at the store. :-)

Things have been crazy around here. Trying to get things together for Payten's 1st Birthday party. Who knew there was so much to do for a child's party? I guess if I wasn't so anal about things and didn't go overboard it would be a lot easier. Maybe I will remember that for next year. :-)

One more week until Payten is officially 1! So crazy how fast time flies. My baby girl is growing way too fast! :-( Hope everyone has a great week!

February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Morning

It's Payten's 1st Valentine's Day!!! We are heading off to breakfast but before leaving we gave Payten her Valentine's presents (Cute Valentine's bath toys, bath books, and a snugglie). Tonight during bath time will be the test if she likes her gifts. :-) Hope everyone has a great day!

February 13, 2009

Happy Early Valentine's Day!

We figured we would start Valentine's Day a day early this year, and celebrate for two days! Thank you Heather, Chris, & Ava for the adorable hat! Happy Early Valentine's Day!

February 11, 2009

Our Little Fashion Show

We finally tried on Payten's dress for Nicole & Scott's wedding that is next month. It fits, thank goodness and looks sooo cute! Excuse her crazy hair. She was not having a good hair day. :-) Enjoy the pictures from our fashion show. Excuse the first one, the coloring is off for some reason. Happy Wednesday!

Auntie Tracy came for a visit!!

Payten was soo excited that Aunt Tracy came for an afternoon visit. And to make it even better she came with Valentine's presents. :-) Thank you Aunt Tracy for the adorable outfits!! Come back and visit soon!!

February 9, 2009

Payten loves Birthday parties!

Not too much going on in sunny Florida. Well actually lately it hasn't been too sunny. It's been way to cold. I get up every morning and get confused if I am living in FL or NJ. It's just crazy. This week we are supposed to be getting some warmer weather and we are looking forward to it.

We had a nice relaxing weekend. We attended Nathan's 1st Birthday party on Sunday. Payten had lots of fun playing with her friends. We are looking forward to her party in a few weeks.

Her new favorite thing to do is clap. She is always clapping. It's too cute. She still doesn't have the walking thing down and really has no interest. I am thinking its going to be a while.

I just wanted to give a quick update and post some new pictures. Although its only 8pm, I am off to bed for the night, I think I am coming down with something... :-( Hope everyone is doing well!

Alexis and Payten... too cute!

The birthday boy, Nathan!!

Not sure what he loves more, the wrapping paper or the presents?

Payten loves cake & ice cream!!! She is just like her dad!

February 1, 2009

We love the weekends!

We sure do love the weekends. But why must they go by so fast? Although this was supposed to be a relaxing one and just lay around we did lots of going here and there. Saturday we had lunch with Aunt Dana & Uncle Doug, afterwards the boys went to the movies while the girls shopped. We headed over to the Outlets on International Drive, and it was nothing but great deals. We love bargains! We got Payten an adorable little sweater from Janie & Jack (I usually don't shop there, way too expensive for me) but for $3.99 who can beat it?? After that we headed over to the mall to get a cookie at Mrs. Fields and of course Daddy gave Payten a few pieces. It's safe to say she loves sugar cookies. :-) This morning we joined Aunt Dana & Uncle Doug for breakfast at First Watch and it sure was yummy.

We are getting geared up for the SuperBowl. Since the Giants cheesed out and are not in it, we are not rooting for any one in particular. But just looking forward to some yummy chicken wings! I have attached a few pictures of Payten's new hair-do.... I am thinking she needs more hair?? What do you think?