S: Payton Charles Hester
BC: You are my best friend, and I'd do anything for you! Love, Mommy & Daddy
FC: Payton Charles Hester
1: Our Wish Come True Once upon a time, Mommy & Daddy wished and prayed for a baby. Payton started growing in Mommy's & Daddy's heart long before he and Madalyn were ever born.
2: ..and grew & grew in our hearts & in your Birth Mother Alicia's tummy. | Until July 20, 2010, all our wishes came true.
3: Your Birth Mother Alicia, stayed healthy during the pregnancy so you & Madalyn would be healthy babies. Sean, your Birth Father, loves you both so very much & gave you life. Alicia & Sean's only wish for you & Madalyn was to have a wonderful life with adoptive parents, like Mommy & Daddy. They had to make the hardest decision birth parents have to make. Alicia & Sean are extremely special to all of us.!
4: Payton Charles Hester 6bs. 9oz. 18.5 inches | Our sweet handsome baby boy, Payton, getting weighed. Daddy & Mommy have never been so in love.
5: Mommy kept asking Daddy, ''Is this really happening?''!" | Daddy was the happiest man on earth the day you wrapped your little hand around his pinkie. | Mommy & Daddy cried happy tears when they first saw you & Madalyn. Our heart was filled with so much happiness. | Payton getting his foot prints.
6: Alicia, Sean, Mommy & Daddy all ready for the birth of Payton & Madalyn.
7: Shortly after Payton & Madalyn were born.
8: Mommy & Daddy were so happy the day we were able to take you home. Payton, cried on the drive home, but dad put his hand on Payton to sooth him. Payton grabbed on to his finger and stopped crying right away.
9: Home Sweet Home | Nanny & PaPa Ray flew up to Wisconsin to be with Payton & Madalyn for 10 days. They love you both so much.
10: Birth Family with Payton & Madalyn at Gunderson Hospital | Birth Mother Alicia holding Payton for the first time | Sean, Birth Father & Payton | Mommy showing Payton to his Birth Mother, Alicia & Jean | Birth Great Grandma, Beverly & Payton | Birth Uncle, Ricky & Payton | Birth Uncle Luke & Payton
11: The Cutest Babies in the World
12: Payton's first time to hold a toy. | Payton sitting in his Bumbo chair, well almost sitting up in it :)
15: Payton visiting Daddy at work.
16: PAYTON CHARLES HESTER | TERRY LEE HESTER | You are loved by so many people, but I've never seen another man love you as much as your dad does.
17: Daddy's Little Man
18: Payton & Madalyn came home from the hospital July 22, 2010
20: Rubber ducky your the one :) | Payton loves to play with the bubbles that come out of the bubble machine. He'd laugh so hard when he saw the bubbles.
21: BATH TIME With Bubbles & DuckY | You make bath time lots of fun.
22: Mommy Loves Me
24: Mommy's little PayPay
25: I didn't know this kind of love existed. Payton always makes mommy laugh, even when times were stressful. My life just hasn't been the same since he came into this world.
26: Big Brother Brennon and Payton.
28: Aunt Danielle came to visit you in Wisconsin. She loves Payton & Madalyn so very much. Danielle came to visit early August 2010, for 10 days.
32: Payton & Madalyn were Tootsie Rolls and Mommy was a Hippie, while Daddy went all out and was himself.
33: Halloween 2010 at the Eckmans' house in Richmond Hill, Georgia | Payton ringing his first doorbell for Trick or Treating. | Aunt Sylvia scaring Payton Halloween Night. | Cousin Lauren, Madalyn, Payton & Aunt Sylvia
34: Christmas 2010
36: Valentine's Day 2011
37: We love our little Sweethearts
38: Gotcha Day February 22, 2011 This was a very special day for our entire family. It was the day we finalized the adoption. From the beginning we were always a family, but on this day we became a family "legally."
39: Mommy, Birth Mom Alicia, and Payton During the court hearing Alicia was asked why she choose us to be your parents. Alicia replied, "Because I wish they had been my parents."
40: My First EASTER | I didn't move fast, but I did beat Madalyn's egg count.
42: Payton's First 4th of July | I didn't stay up long enough to see the fireworks, but I sure do look cute.!
45: Payton Charles Hester | 4 months old
46: Our first family portraits
49: Angel Angel is one of the main reasons you and Madalyn are in our life. Angel is the woman who helped introduce Alicia, your birth mother and Mommy together. She will forever be in our hearts.
50: Alicia and Payton
52: Sean and Payton
54: Payton & Aunt Sylvia
55: Cousin Laura, Bo and Melanie
56: Laura Conley Adoption Social Worker Your adoption worked out smoothly due to all the hard work Laura did for our family.
57: First Babysitter Rachel Coyle | Rachel was an awesome babysitter. She helped mom out when your dad was in Kuwait for 4 months.
58: M E G A N | P A Y T O N | & | Megan helped mommy out a lot while daddy was deployed she loves y'all so much.!
59: Lily Lou Loves YOU | Lily Lou Lily came over most every weekend during the summer to love and kiss you. She also helped mommy a lot while your daddy was deployed. She loves you & Madalyn so much.!
60: Aloha 1st Birthday Party | Grandpa Rick and Payton | Uncle Ricky and Payton
61: The theme for my first Birthday Party was Hawaiian. It was my first time to eat cake. It was an extremely hot day, so everyone had to stay indoors to keep cool. | Lisa Yungerberg and Payton
62: My heart melts when you smile.
63: Peek A Boo!
64: Summer 2011
65: Just a swinging in my big backyard
66: My Family LOVES me
69: I was born July 20, 2010 at 9:41 a.m. In Gunderson Lutheran Hospital. City: La Crosse, Wisconsin I was perfectly healthy the day I was born. I was delivered C-Section from my Birth Mother, Alicia's tummy. Alicia did an amazing job. She was strong and recovered quickly. After three days in the hospital we got to take you home. You were so small in your car seat. You cried some on the way home, but your dad reached his arm back to you. You then grabbed onto his finger and stopped crying immediately.
71: My first word: Dada Second word: Momma 1st 2 syllable word: Happy My favorite food: Sweet Potatoes I took my first steps: at 13 months old My favorite things to do: get tickled I also enjoyed: reading books and running. Favorite song: Twinkle twinkle little star. My Best Friend: Mommy