Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Where's Taylor?

Here she is!

Taylor and I have spent many hours playing peek-a-boo since she was born. She has finally figured out how to hold the blanket(or in this case, the tablecloth) up and play along with Mommy. It definitely adds more baby squeals to the game now that she plays along and I love to hear those squeals and belly laughs!


Friday, December 26, 2008

8 Months

Well actually it's 8 months, one week, and four days. I've had the pictures and even planned what to write, but just never sat down long enough to blog. I started to last week and then got distracted with something else to do around the house. As much as I love the Christmas season, I'm ready to have it all done and be able to focus on the daily things. I'm still trying to figure out who is going to come clean my house so that I can snuggle up with one of my new books and drink hot cocoa on these cold dreary days!

Once again, another month has flown by at an amazing speed. Taylor's teenage years are going to be lightning fast at this rate. Each month we go to the chair in Taylor's room to take our monthly picture and this time she wanted nothing to do with sitting in the chair. She actually cried until I gave her the angel off her nativity scene. Then she proceeded to try to crawl out of the chair because she would rather stand up and hold on to the chair than sit in it. This actually explains Taylor a lot lately. Taylor is crawling all over the place and pulling herself on anything she can. The coffee table and kitchen chairs are some of her favorite hangouts, but she has also found it fun to remove all the contents from the bookshelf at her height.

While Taylor still loves to make raspberry noises(especially during church) she has started with "da-da's", her fake cough, and clearing her throat. Chris had a cold a few weeks ago and Taylor thought it would be funny to imitate the noises he made. After she makes them she often laughs and that was my giveaway of her faking.

After reading that Graham can feed himself puffs and other finger foods, Taylor started with Gerber puffs and Cheerios. She loves both and can already recognize the container. The funny thing is that she will pick out all the puffs first and then eat the Cheerios. We also revisited the sippy cup. She does okay at holding it, but hasn't quite figured out to tip it up a little higher to get the juice out.

Some other milestones for our 8th month are:
  • Two, not just one, but two teeth
  • Continues to be a wonderful eater with all her baby foods
  • Still takes a morning and afternoon nap on most days
  • Is very vocal during church and loves to make a joyful noise during the songs
  • Thinks that all toys/items must be inspected by placing them in her mouth
  • Loves to 'read' magazines and the newspaper
  • Is great at clearing all items from the coffee table
  • Loves Ki-Ki, Princess, and Tessa(the kitties). Taylor gets so excited when she sees the kitties or even hears Ki-Ki's jingle bell collar.
  • Celebrated her first Thanksgiving, but no turkey yet
  • Watched Mommy be confirmed and receive first communion at church while entertaining everyone in the rows behind us with her raspberry noises.
  • Taylor averages around 18 lbs even though she eats very well. I think it's all the crawling she gets in. She is finally moving from her 6 month clothes to the 9 month size and still wearing size 3 diapers. I think this is the longest she's ever stayed in one diaper size. I wish I knew if she was going to stay in this size so that I can take advantage of diaper sales!
I could kick myself for taking so long to post this since it's hard to remember what new stuff she's done that should be for her 9 month update and not this one. That's what I get for being almost 2 weeks behind. I'll work on having pictures from Christmas up by Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Taylor Tuesday

I know it's late, but I've been busy getting the house ready for Christmas. Who knew that three people and a dog could make a house so messy! Here is a picture from Taylor's second time opening presents. She didn't care much for the present until the wrapping paper was gone. I loved her sounds as she saw what was behind the paper! She is so much fun right now!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Card

The baby is napping, the bags are almost packed for this weekend, the shopping is done, all the presents are wrapped, the party mix is made, work is done, Christmas cards are mailed, all the Twilight books are read, and I finally get a chance to blog. I have a couple things to blog about that are overdue. I'll post this one and then post the rest after lunch.

Here is our "virtual" Christmas card that goes out to all my blogging buddies.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!


ps. I'm scared to think of what is going on in Taylor's little mind as I took this picture

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Taylor Tuesday

This picture is a perfect example of Taylor right now. She is one busy little girl and the Christmas tree is becoming more interesting everyday. I put ornaments on the lower branches that are Taylor friendly after hearing stories of Chris' first Christmas.(After weeks of telling him not to touch the presents, he cried Christmas morning when they finally wanted him to open presents) In this picture, Taylor couldn't decide if it was more exciting to pull herself up on the chair or play with the ornaments. The ornaments won out temporaily. I just love watching her curiousity in how things work or what things are. I'm sure this will get old after a while, but until then I enjoy watching Taylor grow and change.

Happy Taylor Tuesday!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Card

I never thought one card could cause me so much stress! I have been working on our Christmas card for the past few weeks. I took Taylor's picture in her Christmas dress the weekend after Thanksgiving and have been trying to design a card for it for quite a few days now. Earlier this week I figured out that the picture just didn't so her justice. Here is it since I'm using a different one now.
I love this picture of her, but Taylor talks so much with her eyes and this just didn't do her justice. I have been following Taylor around with the camera for the past week hoping to catch another photo of her that would work. Finally, I did last night. I am in the process of printing our cards right now and will post it on here later this week.(once everyone has a chance to get it in the mail) Taylor was so funny while I was taking the picture above. She kept wanting to crawl towards the camera so I gave her an ornament to play with. That didn't hold her attention for very long so I gave her the candy cane. Our photo session ended when I noticed that some of Taylor's drool had made it way through the end of the wrapper. I'm still wondering if Taylor got her first taste of candy cane.

I got the chance to take Taylor up to visit Santa one day this week. We had done a few 'trial' runs around men that had beards and Taylor was fascinated by them. I wasn't afraid that she would cry when she saw Santa, but more afraid that she would grab his beard and yank really hard. She did great! She was very intrigued by Santa and sat there for a few moments just staring at him. She didn't even cry!

Here are a couple more photos of my attempts to get a good one for the Christmas card. And yes, that is my kitchen spoon that she stole and keeps as a toy in the kitchen. The other picture is Taylor with her reindeer. She goes and gets it from under the tree and drags it around the living room.

All I know is that I better start working on her birthday invitation now if it took me this long to get the Christmas card right. Also, does anyone have any suggestions for a good photoshop/digital scrapbooking program? The one I got sucks!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Taylor Tuesday

Taylor has become quite the little kitchen helper lately and has even claimed one of my Pampered Chef spatulas. In between chewing, she kept up her new favorite word... Dada! Check out that pudgy little belly. I just love it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Not Momma but...

You would think that spending all day with Taylor would make her want to say Momma first but no. Yesterday Taylor start jabbering with more than just random noises. She started actually making two letter sounds. Here is our little cutie making her new noises:

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

100 Things

I saw this on someone else's blog and thought it was a great idea. Everything in BOLD is something I have done.

1. Started your own blog.

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo (many years ago when it was cute to sing off-key)

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice(been there, but it snowed)

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run (that's funny)

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (do you want to see me pass out?)

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter (it's how I came home from the hospital)

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Fostered a rescue animal

Now it's your turn!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Taylor Tuesday

Never too early to start them off right!
(Thanks for the inspiration Nana!)

Celebration of Life

I wish they would rename funeral’s ‘A Celebration of Life’. The word funeral makes me think of a sad time and yet it is a time when family comes together to support each other. I believe it should be more of a celebration of the wonderful life that that person lived. A chance to share memories of how someone touched your life or to tell others how much you loved the one we’ve just lost. Often with funerals, I think of what I would want many, many years from now when I go on to the great dance in Heaven. Chris and I think the idea from PS I love You where they do the funeral/visitation at a bar is a great idea. Toast to my life. Drink a margarita and remember the fun times we had. Smile and dance and Celebrate that I was surrounded by so many friends and family that made my life the wonderful one it is! Just a thought.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

First I'll back up to Thanksgiving...
I am so thankful for the fact that we are surrounded by friends and family members that we love. We, Chris and I, decided not to travel to visit my family this year to keep Taylor at home, but it was hard not seeing my family! I hope they know how much we miss them and look forward to seeing them soon.(sooner than we thought, keep reading) Taylor had a great first Thanksgiving and was crashed out for the short ride from Chris' parents house to ours.

A short nap in her crib and then she was ready to start playing again.

Now that she's got crawling down, it's on to pulling herself up onto EVERYTHING!!!

So we ended our Thanksgiving evening by relaxing at home watching the second season on Weeds and watching Taylor pull herself up on everything.

After reviewing the ads, I decided that I would get up early Friday morning and try to get some of the flannel fabric that was on sale at Joann's. I have seen several rag quilts on blogs that I liked and thought I would attempt to make Taylor one. I can stamp, scrapbook, cross-stitch, knit, and crochet, but I struggle with the sewing machine. I want so badly to be better at sewing so I keep attempting more and more projects hoping that I will get better one day. So I will keep you updated on my adventures at making a rag quilt. So I set my alarm Thursday night to be at Joann's at 6 am for cute(cheap) flannel for Taylor's quilt. Alarm went off way too early and snooze was much better. After a few hits on the snooze button I got myself out of bed and figured I would sneak out of the house before Taylor got up, leaving Chris to the morning routine today. Then the phone rang...

it was my mom. Not wondering why I wasn't already at Joann's beating the little old ladies off for my few yards of cute flannel fabric(more on that in a minute), but to let me know that my grandfather passed away early this morning. Now I know some of you may be wondering why I'm blog about this. I find my blog to be like my journal. Most of the time my world is filled with all the wonderful things that surround having a baby girl, but every once in a while our world is turned the other way. My grandfather was such a sweet and wonderful man. The past 10 years he has battled Parkinson's, but I will always remember him as the active man he was. He and my grandmother would spend any chance they could outdoors. Whether it was fishing, hunting, or gardening, they loved it and did it together. I even got to reap the rewards of their fishing or gardening on many an occasion when my grandmother would fry up some fresh fish or create a veggie dinner all straight from the garden. Many times the cherry tomatoes went straight from the vine to my mouth! I am so thankful that I was able to see my grandfather a few weeks ago when I went home. I know that Taylor won't remember him, but I will show her pictures and remind her of who her great-grandfather was. This is a picture from that weekend and of Taylor giving him a high-five. If you know anything about Parkinson's, then you will know how huge it was for him to open his hand and that combined with Taylor's actual completion of a high-five was highlight of my day.

So there I was all set to go shopping for fabric and then the news. After some tears and hugs from Chris, I wasn't sure what was going through my mind or I was truly thinking in my right mind, but something inside me pushed on with current objective. I gathered my stuff back up and headed on for the store. Still thinking, 'Did that really just happen?' and 'Most people are going to be at Joann's for the Christmas decor and I should still be able to find cute fabric' both at the same time. I pull up to Joann's head in for cute girly fabric. Well here's a warning to all my fellow not-so-often sewers, do not attempt to hang with the pro-sewers on fabric sale day. The aisle of flannel probably held over 400 different bolts when the store opened at 6am. I got there around 7:30 and you could still find lots of solids, but the cute patterned flannel was only found in high piled carts of the pros. And don't bother asking if they are going to buy the whole bolt because these ladies are serious and their mother never taught them to share. I found myself stalking the flannel aisle in hopes of a yard or two being returned after someone like me only needed a little off the bolt. I drooled over the adorable patterns in other shopping carts and settled with a simple ladybug print and a few solids to go with it. I may use this as my trial quilt and then just spend the money on full priced fabric(with coupon) and get the fabric I really want. It's sad when you stand waiting your turn for the cutting counter and can't figure out if you are about to cry because a)your grandfather just died, b) the lady in front of you has TWO carts full of flannel and just snapped at you for asking if you have a yard of her cute fabric, c)you wonder why you even bothered to come to Joann's when something like this could wait, or d) a combo of A and C. Yes I know it's odd that I went shopping anyways, but I just can't explain why I did. I've spent yesterday and today just trying to follow my normal routine and prepare for our trip home for the funeral. Normally my day of Thanksgiving is a day of excitement as I get down the Christmas decorations and start putting up the tree. I love decorating for Christmas!!! But this year Black Friday took on a whole new meaning and for some reason I can't fully get into the decorating spirit. I am going to try some Christmas carols tomorrow and hope that helps get in the holiday spirit. I even have Christmas presents calling my name to be wrapped and put under the tree! I have some pictures of our home being transformed into a Christmas wonderful, but those will wait until tomorrow. Until then goodnight.


ps. GO TECH!(it was not a good first half, but they came through after all) Too bad OSU couldn't beat OU and guarantee us the Big 12 South Title, but we'll see tomorrow what happens.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Taylor Tuesday

Those who have seen Taylor lately will know this as the raspberry face. Even those who sit behind us in church know this face too! Taylor loves to entertain everyone at church, especially while the priest is talking!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Another First

We knew it was coming
We've seen the signs
But it finally happened...

Taylor's getting her first tooth!

She has been chewing on everything possible for the past three months, but she's been acting a little different the past couple of days. I've been feeling her gums for the past few months, but tonight there was definitely a little tooth sticking through what used to be smooth gums. No wonder our little girl has been a bit fussy and chewing on toys more often and normal! I'm sure we are in for a change in our world now that a tooth is making it's appearance. On top of that, I'm still nursing her and I can only imagine what fun adventures are ahead for us! Guess it's time to get Taylor a toothbrush and start teaching her good dental habits.

Monday, November 17, 2008


one little girl standing in her crib

Found by
her daddy when she should have been napping

lots of kisses and hugs and a crib that has been lowered

ps. this is taylor tuesday

7 month update

Taylor turned 7 months old on Friday. I took pictures, but sometimes it takes me a little bit to get them off the camera and uploaded to the computer. And yes I did buy the next book in the Twilight series, but just got it today and am going to make myself wait a couple more days until I'm allowed to open it. I had fun taking Taylor's pictures, but had to watch as she tried to crawl off the edge of the chair a couple times. She's also much nicer to Rosebud(her elephant) as we have been playing with her on the floor more often.

After we got done taking pictures, we played on the floor. Taylor was given 'My First Purse', but Taylor can't seem to grasp the concept that lipstick goes on our lips and not in our mouth.

Sometimes I can't believe that Taylor is already 7 months old, but then I watch at all the things that she does with ease and realize that our baby is growing up. She moves a toy or object from one hand to the next without any problems. I was looking back at the pictures of when she first learned how to hold on to an object and then those from when she first grabbed the toy from us. Taylor now takes milestones and cruises through them as fast as she crawls towards the remote or dog toy. Here are some of the things that have happened over the past month:
  • Loves to make the raspberry noises and is really funny when she puffs her cheeks up to make the noise.
  • Has learned acknowledge when she does and does not want things. Taylor does not hesitate to push away a bottle or toy if it's not what she wants.
  • Foods so far: applesauce, pears, peaches, bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, squash, and zucchini. She was not a big fan of squash and bananas and sweet potatoes have to be the favorites so far. And yes we are mostly on homemade baby food unless away from home. Gerber's containers are much easier when not a home. She is a great eater and even though she didn't like squash, she still continued to open her mouth for more, but would cry when she realized what was going in.
  • Taylor has taken to having her lovey bunny to sleep with and it's adorable to see her snuggle in with it as she goes to sleep.
  • Crawling, crawling, and more crawling.
  • Pulling over trashcans is a new fun time for Taylor and a panic moment for mommy.
  • Within the past week, Taylor has started to truly pull herself up. Walking here we come...
  • Stay tuned for an upcoming post about another first that occurred recently.
I know not all of this is exciting to everyone, but this is my way of keeping up with the way she changes each month. I know one day she will be wanting to know what she was like as a baby and when she hit each milestone and this is a great way for me to document that information for her. Now I will leave you with a picture of our sweet girl cuddled with her lovey bunny. She no longer looks so tiny in her crib as when we first put her in it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


poor chris. last week i started the book Twilight and haven't been able to put it down since. i literally became obsessed with reading this book. i am slowly making my way back into reading non-baby books and picked this one up after all the mom blogs raved about it. it's been sitting on my dresser since september and even got passed over so that i could read Nights in Rodanthe.(another great book) i always forget how much i love reading until i really get into a book. i found myself so excited for a free minute during nap time to pick back up with the story of bella and edward. who would have thought i would love a book about vampires so much??? there are three more books in the series, but i have told myself that i need to wait at least a week before i get the next one. has anyone else read the book? i keep telling chris that he needs to read it so that i have someone to talk to about it. i'm also excited about the movie coming out in a few weeks, but i can tell from the previews that it won't be near as good as the book is. any other good book suggestions once i fly through the other three books, and i prefer fictional books.



Taylor and I drove up to Fort Worth this past weekend to see Nana and go to a friend's wedding reception. We took some time Saturday morning to go see my grandmother and grandfather. I think it's so neat that Taylor is able to spend time with great-grandparents.

Taylor was showing off her new skill of high-fiveing to my grandfather

Then spent some time hanging out with Great Granny Franklin

Taylor is starting to take after me and my love for cats. She loves seeing our cat Tessa when we go outside, but really loves chasing the cats at Mia and Nana's houses. Poor KiKi and Princess(the cats) don't know what they're in for when she comes around. Here is a picture of Taylor when she found Princess in the bedroom.

I really need to get better at taking more pictures because we got home and I realized that I didn't snap a single picture of Taylor and Aunt Desha... and we saw her TWICE! I also didn't get one while we were all dressed up for the reception and Taylor was look pretty cute in her pink dress. Here is a picture to leave you with of Taylor crawling around Nana's house. Mom said that her house seemed too quiet without Taylor's noises.

Thanks for a great weekend Mom aka Nana!


Taylor Tuesday

I should name this Taylor Thursday instead, but here is our picture for this week. Chris had Tuesday off, so Taylor and I enjoyed the day with him home! Taylor has found a new way to play on her floor activity mat and just loves standing up. I'm the worried mom that sits behind her worried that at any point she will let go and fall. I'm guessing there is always something to worry about, no matter what age.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

6 month pictures

Taylor is almost 7 months old, but I got her 6 month pictures back last week and finally had a chance to scan them. I just love how this photo session turned out. It's amazing how different her 3 month session was from her 6 month. At 3 months, she was just starting to smile so we spent the whole time with her laying there and trying to get her to smile for the camera. This time she sat up by herself, crawled towards the camera, beat on the pumpkins, drooled, tried to eat the "hay" around her, and was a good sport about an outfit change. There were tons of pictures taken, but I had to narrow them down to just a few.

This next one is my FAVORITE!!!

Taylor was still in a great mood, so I did a quick change into her Halloween costume.
She loves to stand up right now and looked adorable in her ladybug costume!

I loved this picture because she's watching me drop leaves from above her
and the photographer caught some of the leaves falling too.

This is not today's edition of Taylor Tuesday.... stayed tuned for that later on.


Thursday, November 6, 2008


Back in September I won a contest for a free custom family board from the Shabby blog. I have always wanted one of these and just never broke down and bought one for myself. I am so proud of our family and love having something in our home to display it. Check out this cute board that she made me

I have it above our front door inside the house and it such a great addition to our home. I got to pick all the colors and the font. Plus, she sanded the edges for me to give it a bit of a love-worn look. And yes those are Texas Tech colors that just happen to go with all the red in our house. On top of winning this sign, the owner offered me a discount off my next purchase. It took a little bit for me to narrow it down, but couldn't resist this sign for outside my laundry room. It seems like laundry is just a never ending chore and is one of my least favorites to do besides dishes.

I was so excited when I got home one day and they were waiting for me on the front porch. I couldn't get Chris to hang them fast enough, but it just took me a little while to get pictures posted. On top of getting these two cute boards, the owner threw in a bonus board for me. Check out how cute this is and how perfect is goes with our home.

My Willow Tree figurine matches the colors in the board so well and fits it well. It actually sits on the media stand right next to our TV, so everyone in the living sees it as they are looking at the TV. Just imagine how cute it will look with Christmas garland around it soon! I can't wait for Christmas decorations. I just had to show off my newish decorations in case you are looking for Christmas present ideas.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Move over Gerber

Move over Gerber... there's a new chef in town!

Upon receiving some great mommy advice from a friend, and hearing how much money could be saved, I attempted to make my own baby food. I use the word attempted because that is how all my culinary adventures should be described. Poor Chris had to endure my 'attempts' at cooking the first couple years of marriage. I still make attempts all the time, but I have gotten much better at cooking and stick with the favorites that I know how to cook. Taylor has been eating solid foods for about a month now and has tried carrots, applesauce, sweet potatoes, bananas, peas, pears, and then revisited carrots with a more successful result. Sweet potatoes have been her absolute favorite so far so I figured that was a good place to start. After a little trial and experiment on the baking, I had two ice cube trays full of baby food. I was able to make $16 worth of food for $3.59(keep in mind that I goofed on some potatoes and had to throw them out). And even better is that Taylor loved them! I have since then made bananas, carrots, and yellow squash. For my fellow mommies, 'Deceptively Delicious' by Jessica Seinfeld is a wonderful book that tells you all about pureeing veggies and fruits. It also tells you how to hide full servings of veggies in common meals. I have to tell you that I feel a little bit like the chick from Baby Boom when she is creating all the applesauce for her baby, except that I don't think I'll be mass producing. If anyone wants to know how I made the food just let me know. It really is simple and you are able to control exactly what goes into your baby's food!

Poor Chris is subject to my attempts again as I will start using my baby food cubes to hide veggies in our dinners too!


Happy Birthday

This special birthday wish goes out to my sister-in-law Kirsten. Please turn your head sideways to view since I forgot to video the correction direction. If anyone knows how to rotate this video, please share!

Taylor had a blast with the sign, as you can tell so I was able to catch a few other photos in the process. Taylor loves attacking magazines and papers but I steal them away as soon as I catch her with them, so this was quite a treat today.

We hope you have a wonderful birthday Aunt Kirsten!!!


Love, Wendy & Taylor

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Taylor Tuesday

I hope everyone has voted or plans to vote sometime today. So, in spirit with the election results coming later today I thought 'Peace' was a good theme for today. Yes, that's right. I put thought into what Taylor was wearing today just for Taylor Tuesday. I just love this shirt and yes Taylor does like both Peace and Peas.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Chris and I had looked at several catalogs for a costume for Taylor, but when I went to look at the store, she grabbed this one and held on tight. I figured it was her way of telling me that she wanted to be a ladybug for Halloween. It's kinda funny, because I almost did her nursery in the cutest ladybug theme. She also has a ladybug that hangs on her carrier that has pulled her out of a few crying fits ever since she was born. Taylor was just too cute in her costume and even funnier when she would crawl around while making her raspberry noise. Hopefully I will be able to catch it on video soon to share with you. It's the funniest/cutest noise ever!

Checking out her BIG pumpkin

Posing with the orangutan from Aunt KK's costume

Watching Aunt KK

Miss Texas, Ladybug, and SuperChris

The theme for our Halloween party this year was 'What I wanted to be when I grew up', so Chris and I thought of some of the fun things we always wanted to be. I loved watching the beauty pageants when I was a little girl and who doesn't love a tiara??? You can't see it from the picture, but Chris actually has on a cape that his mom made him when he was little on top of his red cape. She even did the Superman logo, but used a C instead of a S for him! Chris' parents came over and got Taylor so that we could have a baby-free night and enjoy the party. This is my first night with Taylor away, so I'm dying to know how she's doing. I guess you don't ever stop being a mom!

Don't forget to get your red and black on and Guns Up! Tech plays UT Saturday night and it's going to be one great game! GO TECH!!! Did I mention that I've been singing Taylor the fight song so that she knows it by the time she starts talking?



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