Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Taylor’s Playlist

I never thought my almost 2 year old would have a playlist, but on my iPod she does and Chris keeps a few of these songs handy on his.  Ever wondered what a 2 year old likes to listen to???  Here’s her playlist:

Good Girls Go Bad by Cobra Starship (referred to as ‘Good Girls’)

I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas

Tik Tok by Ke$ha (a BIG fav)

Hey, Soul Sister by Train (she can name this song within the first few chords)

Coconut by Harry Nilsson (from Practical Magic)

Apples and Bananas – from one of the Wee Sing CD’s

If You’re Happy and you Know it – from the Veggies Tales CD (referred to as the clapping song)

It’s so nice to see Taylor’s love of music change over her short life.  She first showed some dancing skills to Lady GaGa’s Starstruck and then loved singing along to Lady GaGa’s Poker Face.  I was a bit worried that she would stick with the techno music until she became obsessed with Wheels on the Bus.  She would beg for this song anytime we were in the car and often ask for it to be sung outside the car.  Luckily her music choices have expanded and we now mix up the nursery rhymes with a few radio hits.  My ears are very thankful for the variety!

What’s on your toddler’s playlist? 

Taylor Tuesday

I know I've found my Taylor Tuesday picture when I look through pictures from the past week and one brings a big smile to my face.  Taylor was in heaven with her dessert on this evening and she is very big into sharing bites of whatever she is eating right now.  She would be saying 'Momma some too?' during this picture.
Have a great Tuesday!



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Taylor Tuesday

Taylor found a new way to eat a cupcake at my Mom's birthday party over the weekend.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Taylor Tuesday

No shoes are safe in our house as you've seen with Taylor walking in my heels.  Well... she finally got the courage up to try on Daddy's.


ps. try to ignore the pile of laundry next to Taylor!

Friday, March 12, 2010

My future’s so bright

Taylor and I have been enjoying this sunshine and that includes spending some time on the playscape.  I think this girl would spend hours in her swing if she could.  The only problem is from about 4 to 5 pm the sun shines right down on her face while swinging so I shared my sunglasses with our little cutie.


I was pulling pictures together for Project Life (blog about this coming soon) and couldn’t resist sharing.  I think Taylor is channeling the Olsen twins with their giant oversized sunglasses.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Taylor Tuesday

Wanna know how to smell a flower?


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Number 25 – New York, New York

Mom, Desha(my best friend since high school), and I have been talking about going to New York for over a year and finally made this trip last weekend and I was able to check number 25 off my list.  Even better was that my mother in law and two of my sister in laws joined us too.  What a better way to ring in 30(a few months early) than on a great girls trip!  Not even a few inches a snow(more like 20) couldn’t stop these Texas girls!

Before I can get into my trip, I have to explain that this was a new adventure for Chris too.  Four days on his own with Taylor and I have expected that they would spend the days doing this:

IMG_6297 That would be Taylor on her chair just like her Daddy on the couch with mountains of toys all over the place.  But instead I came home to a clean house and my favorite two people missing me. 

Back to the trip:  Days before we left there wasn’t a drop of rain predicted on the radar and then all of the sudden a massive snow storm came out of nowhere.  The snow didn’t slow us down too much, but I coined the word ‘flaked’ for when you get a huge snow flake in the eye as you are walking.  Best not to even bother wearing mascara during snow.

Day 1 – wow snow!, NBC Studio tour, wow more snow!, dinner at Rockefeller Center, wow what is this white stuff and why is there so much of it?, taking in the gorgeous Times Square view from our hotel, 

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Day 2 – Look at all the snow, a few snowball fights in Times Square, amused by NYPD station in the middle of Times Square, Titanic exhibit(my person survived)

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Desha, me, Kellie, & Shelly ~ Sister-in-laws <3    

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Tour of Radio City Music Hall and I totally geeked out getting to meet a Rockette and ask questions!

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Walked by St. Patrick’s cathedral and reveled in it’s glorious beauty!       IMG_6787  IMG_6789

Then a snowy walk down 5th Avenue past all the great shops, a detour into FAO Schwartz, a stop into Serendipity to warm ourselves up with a frozen hot chocolate, and then off to see Wicked on Broadway.  Pictures after the show with me and Desha, and then me and my Mom!

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Kellie had a wild idea that she wanted to wait out in the freezing cold A.M. hours Saturday to take a chance at getting tickets for SNL.  So we left the Moms at the hotel and froze our butts off for over 2 hours to get standby tickets.  Keep reading to find out what happened.  Here are some pictures of Kellie, Desha, and Shelly all bundled up.

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After a good NY bagel and some coffee to thaw me out, Mom and I headed over to see Lady Liberty.  The snow had stopped and the sun made a few appearances to remind us of her glory.  A look back at NY while my Mom takes a few pics. 

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Then we had lunch in Little Italy, shopping in SOHO, better shopping in NoLita, and since the sun was still out we headed to the top of the Rock(Rockefeller tower) for a great view of the city.  If you look really closely in the middle picture you can see a tiny Statue of Liberty.

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Then on to dinner at TAO to celebrate our last night in NYC and to my surprise a little birthday celebration too.  The giant fortune cookie was stuffed with white chocolate mousse on one side and dark chocolate on the other.  Yummy!!!

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I wish I had pictures of the rest of our evening, but unfortunately NBC does not allow cell phones or cameras on the set of SNL.  Yes, that’s right, we got in on our stand-by tickets just a few minutes before the show started.  I don’t know if it was the snow or what,  but I am still very thankful that the four people with front row tickets decided not to show up that night so that we could all get in.  What an experience!(and it was the only free thing we did in NYC)  I loved seeing how they change sets so quickly and was amazed how the show I’ve been watching since I was ten is done.  Since I don’t have any pictures from the show, I’ll leave you with pictures from Times Square on a Saturday night.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Taylor Tuesday

I know each week some of you look to your inboxes for your picture of what Taylor is up to.  I hate to say that I don't have a great picture for you this week and I'm even a day late too.  So often I get caught up in playing with Taylor that I don't stop and find the camera.  So this week I give you a picture of a typical day in our household.  It involves a little girl asking Momma to 'play too', 'dance too', 'build too', or whatever else she can think of and add 'too' at the end to include me.  I hope many years from now I can still remember her sweet little voice wanting me to play with her when she is a teenager and wants nothing to do with me.  So if you feel like playing legos, come on over to our house and Taylor just might ask you to 'play too'!



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