Payne family hobbies

I wanted to share our time as a family. Here is a picture of my husband with the kids during dinner. We share one great thing and one not so great thing ab
out our day. During football season its hard for our family to have sit down meals and I am so grateful for when we are able to do this. These kids are my life.


Caleb is signed up for Pokemon club after school and he LOVES it! I recently got him a binder with the sleeves for each card and it pretty much goes everywhere with him. The club is really great for him because he can hang out with kids his same age and talk all things Pokemon. I think its hard for Mom and Dad to talk about these silly little creatures forever. Sometimes, since its winter and awfully snowy we will all get in the van with different tablets and go for a drive to play Pokemon go as a family. Curtis absolutely loves when we catch Pokemon as a family.

Ciara likes to watch youtube videos of DIY art projects. My favorite one we made so far is a gennie bottle as a night light where we just painted an old glass bottle, added gems to it and then added a little light inside. She is obsessed with this night light. She recently found a lady who paints squishy little characters from a sponge. This seemed out of my limits because Im not much of an artist. But we did it anyway. She is pretty happy with it. We decided to do a shopkin.

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Curtis is really into video games recently. He was obsessed with Disney Infinity and loved getting all the characters but they have discontinued it. Curtis was heart broken. Then we got the Skylanders Imaginators and he LOVES it! Its all he asked for for his Christmas. They didnt have his favorite character in the states for Christmas so Ben ordered him as soon as he was available. Its all Curtis can talk about. He loves all his characters.

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Family Update

14650733_10153922888191301_5641010147634262017_nSo much has happened!!! We have our little Curtis who will be 4 in a few months. Its amazing how fast this life is. I’ll do a quick update and then try to keep going from here. As a family we have made some big changes, we moved closer to Bens work, we have gone on many vacations including a getaway with just Ben and I, and have become closer in every sense of the word. All my kids are in school now, we are out of the diap15871797_10154137495761301_5700976854070844517_ner and bottles stage and are in a new and super fun big kid stage!


Lets start out with our baby. He likes to be called pumpkin and baby. He started preschool this year and loves/hates its. He hates being without his mama and every school day he says he misses me. He can spell his name, he loves to play video games especially skylanders and he is the funniest kids around. His teacher Miss Megan tells us he is the class clown. He is defiantly at the stage where he wants to be independent but make sure we all know he is the baby.

Ciara has grown up so much! She is finally out of her obsession with the movie Frozen. She loves gymnastics and singing. She is in the first grade in her new charter school. Her favorite thing to do in school is language arts. She can read now and is taking off in writing and art. It always surprises me when she spells on her own or writes me letters which she does daily. We call her our little monkey. Being the only girl she is our princess, loving all things girl. Right now her favorite show littlest pet shop, her favorite toys are shopkins, she loves Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy.

Caleb is such a stud of a man! He is only 10 but almost as big as Ben. He only weighs 15 pounds less than his Dad and has bigger shoes then the both of us. He played youth football for a new town this year and killed it. Everything in his life right now revolves around football, pokemon and school. Whenever Ben is home Caleb asks for him to throw the ball so that he can make epic catches. This is his favorite pass time, so much that when he was playing with Mom he put a hole in the wall with his head to make an epic catch. He is in the 4th grade now and loves math. He is so quick at it. When he does division it always blows my mind with how well he understands concepts. He still loves pizza, rocking out to Fall Out Boy and BYU. He also likes Star Wars and anything outside.


Ben and I have been keeping busy. I ran my first 5k on Thanksgiving and have been losing weight, like a ton of weight… 80 pounds. Ben was head coach for the 3rd and 4th grade football and he was amazing at it! We love playing league of legends together which is a fun game on the computer. He is still my best friend and hero.

Our family is amazing and we are loving life!!! I’ll be better at updating. 🙂