Saturday, July 24, 2010


For some reason, I just loved our title picture of Taylor. Her chubby cheeks, her precious pink pout, the red white and blue, I just love it! I was messing around on Shutterfly (uploading the 606 pictures from our beach vacation) and came across this competition. So, I figured "what the hay? The theme is 'summer freedom' and our baby girl is very patriotic. Lets enter!" There is actually a $1000 grand prize and two $250 runner up prizes. I highly doubt I will win anything, but I just couldn't resist.

So... I need your votes!!! Follow this link and vote, vote, vote! Unfortunately, I do believe you have to create or use a Shutterfly account. Lucky for you and me, Shutterfly accounts are free! The link will guide you through starting an account.

Thanks for your support guys!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Oh goodness, I know you all are itching for more pictures. But, I tell you what, its hard to catch pictures of our baby girl. She has total confidence in her steps now and is FAST! Taylor is walking less and less like a Baby Frankenstein and looks like she is ready to break into full on sprint.

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


Yesterday was Taylor's nine month birthday! Its so hard to believe that we are only 3 months away from her first birthday!!! In honor of Taylor's 9 month day, we celebrated at the beach with fun in the sun, barbecue, and a grand finale of some waterfront fireworks. Well, all that was really for the Fourth of July, but it still made for a fun day!

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.