Tuesday, November 2, 2010
One afternoon, Taylor and I went to the pumpkin patch with Aunt Sarah and Braylin. Unfortunately, the pumpkins had already been picked through, but we were able to get some cute shots.
Wednesday before Halloween, Ray and I took Taylor to Pumpkin Shine on Line. Gammie, PopPop, Aunt Sarah and Braylin met us there. The girls rode around in the wagon, admiring the jack-o-lanterns....those glowing and those painted alike.
And, then, the big night arrived....HALLOWEEN!!! Taylor was a ladybug! She loved her costume!! And she did pretty durn good with trick or treating! Taylor couldn't seem to keep her shoes on. So, I would carry her up to the doorstep where she would stand, usually holding candy and not her bag, and smile a big 'ole smile. At one point, I noticed she was gnawing on a wrapped Snickers in her hand. Come to find out, Taylor had opened a small hole and sucked out the candy bar, bit by bit.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The real show came with the cake. Taylor was so unsure of the pumpkin cake. She touched the icing with one finger, stared for a moment with intent and then dove right in. That's right, face first. Taylor enjoyed her cake lick by lick. She eventually dug in deep with a few fingers, but Little Miss Priss doesn't like to get her fingers dirty.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
One afternoon, I left Taylor to play in her bedroom for a few minutes while I traded out laundry. I came back to this scene...dress off, books strewn around, and, almost, every shoe out of the box and one the floor. Crazy girl. Taylor then proceeded to bring a shoe over to me, set it on the ground, and placed her tiny foot on top of it.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
And that's not all. Yesterday was Taylor's first day at Mother's Day Out! She is going to "school" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Broadmoor United Methodist Church. How did it go? Wonderful, of course! There were no tears. When Taylor and I arrived at her room, she was just a wigglin' to get down and out of my arms. As soon as her feet hit the ground, she took off and started playing. Because she is walking, they bumped her up to the 1 and up class! Her class starts with a snack. They then go to the gym for playtime. Playtime is extra special for Taylor, because Braylin's class plays at the same time. So, she gets to play with her cousin! Taylor and her friends then go back to the classroom for more play time, lunch (finger foods, which she must feed herself) and then a nap. And Taylor's mommy gets to have a few hours of peace.
She and I are both looking forward to tomorrow....
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Taylor was wide eyed with wonder, sometimes laughing and sometimes a little scared...Some of the animals (the ones with sharp teeth) seemed a little to close for comfort...
Braylin and Taylor got a souvenir...some super cool zebra sunglasses and zoo animal bath toys!
On Thursday, we did a bit of our own monkeying around, when we met Daphne and Jonathan at the duck pond. That's right, Taylor's first trip to the playground. And she did her best to keep up with Jonathan. She tried to chase the ducks, she sat on the rocking horse, she climbed the playground set...
She rode the slide...She loved to swing...
And, oh yes Daddy, she chased a boy...What a great week! We had so much fun. Thanks for all the memories!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
On a side note, props to Dr. Jarvis and Kimberly on getting such a great shot! I haven't seen Taylor sit still for more than 30 seconds in the past 4 weeks. Good job!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We started with a visit with Mama Lou outside of Grapevine.
On Sunday we headed towards Kemp to visit Aunt Ruth.
Taylor had a wonderful time and we took some adorable pictures!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Taylor has begun to show an obsession over pairs of matching items. If we are holding one ball, we must find another ball for the other hand. A stuffed animal in the left, and stuffed animal in the right. A dish towel in one hand, her blanket in the other.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
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Friday, July 23, 2010
With her new found joy of being super mobile, has come a few more 'new' things. Taylor is now enjoying diced fruits, veggies, and meat-like sticks in addition to her baby food. She really likes carrots, nibbles on sweet potato, sucks on strawberries...mmmm yummy goodness.
Taylor now waves when you say hi and bye. She claps when you clap, say 'yay' or she hears cheering. And, she will nod her head up and down when she hears you say yes! And mimic she will... the sound of coughing, a dog barking (although its more of a squeal for her), beating the tabletop, a pat on the back, sticking out her tongue, and the list goes on and on and on.
And the most exciting...Taylor said her first legitimate word today. Sadly, I missed it, but it meant the world to her father! Ray was holding Taylor in his arms at my parent's house. Gammie said "glad to see your Da-Da?" Taylor responded, "Da-Da" and laid her head on his chest. It melted his heart!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Before we left town, we took a trip to meet Taylor's new pediatrician. The appointment went great and Dr. Cush-John was very impressed with Taylor's walking! Her nine month weight...19 pounds, 3 ounces.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
With the heat as it is right now, I have been worrying about Taylor getting hot and thirsty. For the paste few weeks, I have been working to get Taylor drinking fluids, something other than formula, which she only has 3-4 times a day. We have tried water. We've tried juice. We have tried water and juice mixed. Different flavors. From and bottle. Out of a sippy cup. NOTHING WORKED. Taylor wanted nothing to do with liquids. Then, yesterday, we met up with Gammie and Braylin at Target. Braylin was very thirsty. So, we picked up some cartons of peach/pear juice. Taylor was watching Braylin sipping on the box drink. You could see her mind working, then she started reaching across buggies for her cousin's juice box. So, I figured, its worth a shot.
Well, I'll be durn, she hasn't been drinking because she didn't want to drink from a sippy cup. She wanted a straw! So, we are now drinking from straw cups!
And, now, the most exciting news...this past Tuesday night...TAYLOR TOOK HER FIRST STEPS!!!! That's right, our little 8 1/2 month old took 2 steps. She wasn't really paying attention, it just happened. She has been walking, assisted, for a week or two. But this was totally unexpected! She took two more last night. Ray and I have to work on our remaining calm and quiet when Taylor is stepping, because, the first few times, we would both gasp and then she get all flustered and sit back down.
We better get ready! She is already into EVERYTHING! And she is a little speed demon while crawling!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
These are the only 2 videos I have of it so far. Who knows, we may be dancing with Beyonce soon!
In other news...We now officially have an attachment to our blankie! Taylor reaches for it when she is sleepy, cuddles with it at night, and always tries to steal her cousin, Braylin's.
Also, Taylor is adjusting to a change in her Daddy. Ray got braces this past Monday! So, he looks a little different and sounds a little different, but he is still her Prince Charming.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
"I'M GOING TO NEW YORK CITY!!"
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
As far as Taylor's 6 month stats...26" long and 17lbs!!!! And she is now a formula baby. It was a bit of an adjustment, but it sure is easy.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Taylor got her first pair of Keds!
Taylor took her first flight in PopPop's plane!