payton, payton, payton
Where do I even start with an update on Payton?! This kid is hilarious and still super responsible (when he wants to be), but is also gaining his own crazy personality. I feel like he's already a teenager, but he's 9. He's always been an "old soul." In many ways, he's mature beyond his years, but other times he just enjoys being a silly kid! Here are some pictures to document what he's been up to. For school they needed to do a service project. These boys came up with this great idea to clean up the Carley's basketball court (really, I think Doug must have put them up to it). Anyway, it was there ploy to play together while acting like they were doing service. Jaimy actually snapped them posing like they were doing something. Payton is so lucky to have Chase and Alex as his BFF's. He loves these boys and they are like the Three Musketeers. This year they have all loved being in the same class. Thank goodness their teacher loves them too.
What was more stunning was how much Payton LOVED it! Oh boy, this little hair issue has been an interesting subject in our house. I love that Payton tried something new. I love that he loves it, but did we have to go that drastic? Could we have blended it a little more? Made it look a little less obvious? Now Payton is just getting started and realizing the endless options he has. We might be in trouble! Luckily, he's still a great kid. Here he is at his Utah Program. He refused to wear a bandana. Such the rebel (I blame the mohawk)...and his teacher, who is too nice and didn't make him wear one either. He is such a great student and a great kid. We are proud of Payton and so happy that he is a great example to his little brothers.