Friday, February 27, 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful weekend! Here's a picture of Layne from a couple of weeks ago. It brightens my day each time I look at it, so I thought it might brighten yours. She just didn't understand why she couldn't wear this outfit to her doctor's appt. And, yes that is orange marker all over her leg. She very often gets "out of the lines" or completely off the page as she colors! I find it funny too, that she is built just like me even at two! The doctor said that based on her height at 2, she should be around 5ft. 6in.!!! This is great news to me. If she can wear a jean that doesn't have to be hemmed or a shoe that is found in the ladies section, then that will make me very happy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Big Girl's Room...

Annie reminded me this morning that I have yet to post any pictures of Layne's "Big Girl" room, so I thought I better get those up! When we moved into our new house in August, I didn't ever do much with her room because I knew we would be changing it sometime around age 2. Then, I decided that I could just suprise her with it for her birthday. It used to be a little boys room that attended a private school. I think this family was pretty "preppy". If you look closely, these are Ralph Lauren bears! I was afraid Layne would be sad to see her beloved bears go, but she hasn't even asked about them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Verdict is in...Finally!

We had our ultrasound today and everything went well! The only problem is that Baby Patterson would NOT cooperate!!! The baby had it's legs crossed and was sitting on them. We tried 4 different times to try to find the gender! The lady had me in all sorts of positions!!! Finally, on the last try, our little one chose to reveal itself to us....

We're having a...


We are really excited (and would have been either way)! When we ask Layne if she wants a baby brother or baby sister she always says...two of them. I told her that wasn't going to happen, so she always responds with...a girl! She is going to be so excited to have a baby sister! Of course, it's nice because we already have a ton of girl all we have to do is come up with a name! Layne's suggestion was "Grandma Doggy". Though I told her we would add this one to the list, I told her to keep brainstorming!!! Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Layne's First Stoney Show

I recently took Layne to her first Stoney Larue concert and she was quite impressed! She loved the music and watching the band move around! It was in Alva at the Fairgrounds, so it was cold! She was bundled up and snuggled in, so she wasn't affected by the cold much. Here are a few pictures that I took before the show...

Though she did fall asleep towards the end of the show, she was a real trooper and enjoyed every moment of it!!! She keeps telling me she wants to watch "Uncle Toney" sing!

Here's a little pic just for fun...I love how she uses her accessories! Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Layne's party went off without a hitch...well, kind of. After burning the first batch of cupcakes and having to re-frost the cake on Sat. morning. You see, I used the wrong icing recipe the first time, so my decorating turned into a big melted mess. At about 12:30 a.m., I was scraping my melted mess off the cake! Things went a lot better on Sat. Layne was so excited to have most of her family there to celebrate with her! She was such an adorable fairy princess!!! She got lots of wonderful presents including a play kitchen from her Grandma and Grandpa and a table and chairs set from Mammy and Dar. Some of her other favorites were the Tinker Bell doll, princess shoes, and of course the HUGE sack of DUM DUM suckers Uncle Ryan got for her (it's no wonder she adores him)! Jerid and I decided to give her a "Big Girl Room Makeover" for our present. Although, Kandace did most of the work! Thanks again Aunt Kandace! I will reveal those before and after pics later. Here are tons of pics from the party, it was just to hard to pick a few!