Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Changes can be hard. Changes can be scary. Changes can make you anxious. Changes give you pimples or gray hair. After Kyle and I got married, moved to a new town, got pregnant with Parker, bought our first house, and HAD Parker all within a year (as in when we celebrated our first anniversary, all of these things had happened!), we were praying for no more changes for awhile...

...but this past spring we found out that our family would change again! We were not as overwhelmed with changes as we were in the first year of marriage so this change was a little easier to prepare for! Our family of three will be a family of FOUR!

Apparently our family likes a challenge...changes seem to come in groupings of 2 or more. Not only will we be welcoming a new baby to our family, we will also jump into the world of raising a little GIRL!!!!!! We could hardly believe our ears when the ultrasound tech uttered those sweet words... EVERYONE is having boys! We assumed Parker would have a little brother to wrestle with! Kyle and I both secretly hoped for a baby girl, but we were not going to get our hopes up. We have SO enjoyed Parker (boys are so fun!), and another little boy would have been just as amazing! But... we are so happy to have a little pink in our house! :)

Here's her sweet little foot... the little feet get me... we have decided to name our sweet little girl Payton Riley Routh. I love being able to call her by her name... teaching Parker his baby sister's name... we are also impatient, and can't keep a secret... so we can't wait to welcome baby Payton in the world December 2nd! (Or earlier... I would not be opposed to a November baby!)

In other news...
Guess who is getting spoiled this summer?? :) Here he is eating his breakfast dinner (waffles and fruit) while watching Elmo on the computer next to him... sometimes it's just easier...

Park-man has gotten to stay with his grandparents a couple different times this summer while we have chaperoned youth trips, and the spoiled-ness comes from a tired mom and dad that are trying to recover. Our little guy has probably watched too much Elmo and eaten too many snacks this summer... I guess it doesn't help that it's so stinkin' hot outside... and I'm slowly growing bigger...

Here's Parker sportin' a rockin' T-shirt his Uncle Mike gave him! He LOVES his "bi-tar" shirt! He literally was upset to take it off...

We actually have time in town for the next couple weeks so I'm PUMPED about getting to actually cook some dinners for us! I have some new recipes to try courtesy of my sweet mother-in-law (she has a pretty sweet cookbook that I got to drool over...) and Pinterest... hopefully I can blog about some of the yummy-ness!

Until then...
...Payton says, "See ya!"


  1. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm SO happy you're having a girl! Kara needs a girl cousin to play with!

  2. Sooooooo fun! I love the name and can't wait to meet her!!

  3. Oh my word! I am so excited for you guys! You'll have to let me know what life with two little ones is like! Gideon dominates my time right now, and there's just one of him :) P.S. G was due on Dec. 2, but arrived Nov. 28!

  4. I know, Aunt Trina! I already can't wait for Payton and Kara to get together!!

    Thanks, Mary! Hope to see y'all again soon!

    Thanks, Megan! We are so, so excited, but wondering the same thing... Parker definitely dominates my time right now, too! I hope life with two isn't too overwhelming! And I would be TOTALLY fine with a November baby! :)