S: 2009: Payton's Year
FC: 2009 Payton's Year
1: I learned a lot in 2009 and had a lot of fun. Some of my favorite moments are in this book. | 2009
2: STUNTCLASS! | Time for...
3: In January, mom signed me up for stunt class - and it was great! However, Dad says I need to stop jumping on my bed and bouncing off the walls.
4: In March I got to use my passport for the first time
5: Sea of Cortez Rocky Point, Mexico
6: We also spent time in Phoenix | Spring Break 2009
8: For my seventh birthday, I took my friends to the gym where I have stunt class. We got to play on all of the equipment and then eat cake. | 7
10: My third year playing soccer | I love to play forward | I can jump high
13: I'm always ready for some football
14: Happy Father's Day | Four Generations
17: In June, I went to Chicago for the first time. Mom had to go for work, so Dad and I went with her just for fun. We stayed at a very cool hotel by Navy Pier and walked everywhere. We went on a boat cruise around the city, visited the Museum of Science and Industry, saw the Harry Potter Exhibit, ate food at the Taste of Chicago, went to the zoo, and got to see Mary Poppins. We did NOT visit the Chicago Bears.
19: On the 4th of July, I spent the day with Grandma Karen. We made up our own slingshot game and then I got to swim in her pool. I love to swim!
20: Visiting Grandpa Ronny's house in the summer always means that I get to drive the boat, play cards, and stop at a restaurant on the river for cheese curds.
22: Summer Fun on the Wisconsin River
24: Every year we cruise down the river to see the Stevens Point fireworks -- and every year it is very loud!
26: Mom and Dad went to Las Vegas WITHOUT ME for a whole week because they've been married 10 years. | love
28: SUMMER FUN with GRANDMA
30: Christmas in August?
31: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma & Grandpa?
33: In August, my mom and I went to a pinewood derby at her friend's house. We had two hours to make our very own car -- and then we got to race it against everyone at the party. I lost my race, but it was fun. Next year I'm going to bring my dad so I can make a better car. (Mom wasn't very good with power tools.) The next day, mom and I went out for sushi.
34: Minnesota State Fair
35: At the end of the summer I went to the state fair with mom, dad, and Grandma Karen. We rode rides, ate yummy food, and went to see a concert at night. I thought the concert was super boring, but mom, dad & grandma liked it a lot.
36: 2nd Grade
37: Why do they always want to take my picture on the first day of school? They should know what I look like by now.
38: Two Points! | I really like to play basketball. I'm the tallest person on my team and get to play with my friends from school.
39: GO PAYTON! | Dad likes it when I pass the ball... | ...but I love to shoot
40: All year I begged my dad to take me back to the Kosiorek cabin in Fence, Wisconsin. It's a long drive, but I didn't mind. Especially when I got to spend the whole weekend with my cousin Caleb. The weather was rainy, but we still got to go four-wheeling and sit by the fire.
41: Happy Campers | October 2009
42: a day of thanks
43: Thanksgiving was awesome this year. The food was good, but the best part was winning $25 playing cards with my dad and Grandpa Ronny!
45: Since Grandpa helped me with my homework, I thought it was only fair that I show him how to play cards. Ha! Ha!
46: My favorite days at stunt class are when I get to try new things -- like flying!
47: STUNT | More fun at | CLASS
48: The snow came in December -
49: - which means...SLEDDING!