Thursday, May 26, 2011


I thought you said these keep your beer cold???


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where have we been

I know you see Taylor Tuesday and ElizabeTHursday each week but there hasn't much blogging otherwise. Elizabeth is days away from being 7 months old and her 6 month post hasn't even made it up here. Taylor also turned three and while I've done the interview and taken pictures....the blogging didn't happen. It seems that between chasing a baby, entertaining a toddler, dealing with a broken dryer, trying to find a new babysitter, trying to work from home(in the wee hours), and enjoying all the heat I have neglected blogging. I promise that June will bring with it more pictures than you will want to see and you might even see Project Life make a reappearance since I finally finished 2010.

It's funny that as it took me a few days to write this post that a sweet friend seems to have 'keep this mommy from blogging' issues. Glad to know that I'm not alone in the blogging funk! So to any of my lovely readers that are still hanging in there, know that our regular schedule will return just in time to keep you from Oprah withdrawals.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Taylor Tuesday

Where Daddy goes with his tools, even the playscape, Taylor goes with hers too.  She was showing me what they were working on and how she needed an extendo-arm to help Daddy reach better.  Oh the imagination of a three year old!


Thursday, May 19, 2011


Mom, it's a party when Dad's in charge!

ps. Chris really was sleeping when I took this picture, he doesn't know this ever occurred!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Giggles for M&Ms

After a long day with Elizabeth being super fussy, it was amazing what simple things made her happy at the end of the day.  I set her down on the bed with Taylor to a bib and witnessed this sweet sister moment.  Chris and I work really hard to try and get giggles out of Elizabeth and all it takes is for Taylor to shake a cup of M&Ms to make her laugh.  I give up!

Taylor Tuesday

Is it Wednesday?  Ooops!  Guess I'm a day late, but I have a funny one for you today.  I often hear my own words come back at me from Taylor's mouth, but do I really look this bothered when feeding Elizabeth? 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Taylor Tuesday

Taylor loved the view as she fed the flamingos at Sea World.  Nothing like a Daddy to make things even more fun!


Thursday, May 5, 2011


I have been blogging for about 4 years now and about ummm… a year ago I stopped using freebie backgrounds and thought I would study blogger enough to create my own.  A year went by and no new background and I still had the basic font header.  It’s said that I can’t even tell you how I came across penny lane designs, but I did and fell in love with her chic designs and clean lines.  Unfortunately she wasn’t taking any new projects at the time.  I have been stalking her blog since, just waiting for her to open back up to new projects.  She finally did and now I have this beautiful new blog and a fancy signature too!  Just a little eye candy for blog followers or maybe my Mom since I can guarantee that she makes a daily visit here for a granddaughter fix.  Hope you enjoy the new colors and layout!


Elizabeth was very excited about the sippy cups the Easter Bunny put in her basket and even found a way to drink while trying to crawl.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Family pictures

On Saturday, a sweet friend(who is also a photographer) let me get out from behind the camera and capture our family in photos.  The nice thing about the girls being 2 1/2 years apart is that we were able to get 3 year old photos of Taylor and 6 month old photos of Elizabeth.  She has a few photos up and I keep going back a couple times a day just to look at them.  She is awesome to work with and I never felt like we were in awkward posing and most of the time we were just playing and having fun as a family. 


Thank you Heather!  Can’t wait to see how you will capture our family over the years!

Now you see her, now you don’t

I’ve always heard the second kid will keep you on your toes, but I didn’t know that we would have a Houdini on our hands.  Elizabeth is not crawling yet, but scooting away.  She falls onto her belly and then turns herself around on her belly in the direction she needs to go.  I thought we were good until I found her across the room one day.  So I sat down with her(and my camera of course) to see what was happening. 


You will also be amused by Taylor’s help in the audio part. 

After a few rounds of this scooting, Elizabeth was frustrated and stuck under the TV stand. 

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(no comments on my stellar baby proofing on the cabinet) 

I figure this means crawling of some type is soon to come and in the meantime you will find me sorting through all of Taylor’s tiny Tinkerbelle toys and wondering how I am going to keep these out of Elizabeth’s little hands!

Taylor Tuesday

A sunny, but not too hot, day last week called for a walk to the park.  While Elizabeth slept, Taylor and I enjoyed some balance beam(toddler version) tricks.  I love the patterns she came up with and how falling off the beam and getting back on was part of her routine.  Of course we had to hold our arms out for balance like Aunt Shelly taught her!  This picture was during the squat part of her routine.


Elizabeth's Birth Book

I learned a lot about how to capture memories with Taylor and told myself that I need to stay on top of Elizabeth's.  Ha!  So Elizabeth is now 6 months old, but I finally got the book about her birth done.  If you follow my blog on a regular basis then you saw most of these pictures when I blogged about her birth, but I love having these books to look back on.  Taylor looks at hers at least once a week and I don't have to worry about her damaging a scrapbook since I can always order another book.  Plus my mother and mother-in-law enjoy being able to purchase a copy of the book too!  I always tell them to wait until I get mine so I can find my goofs and fix them first!  I used Shutterfly because I had a cheap groupon, but think I will go back to using Picaboo for my photo books.  I just want way too much control over the layout and need more space for words!  Hope you enjoy another look back on our sweet girl's birth!

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