Sunday, August 29, 2010


Oh boy, did we have a fun week! On Wednesday, Taylor and I took a spur of the moment day trip to the Tyler Zoo with Aunt Sarah and Braylin. And we could not have picked a better day. It was 85 and overcast. We never broke a sweat and the crowds were thin. The girls had so much fun. Braylin was naming all of the animals...elephants, giraffes, and tigers, leopards, fish, and monkeys, and, of course, PINK FLAMINGOS!!! We took tons of pictures, practiced our animal noises and made plenty of memories.

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


Taylor is now showing a nice toothy smile, 6 teeth! In Dental talk, all of her lateral incisors and her bottom central incisors have come in (in normal folk talk, she has all four of her bottom front teeth and on top, she is missing her middle teeth). That's right, Taylor has not yet cut her to front teeth. Her dentist daddy was a bit curious. So, Taylor had her first xray. And what did we find...TEETH!!!!That's right, those central incisors are up there and based on the image, they should be cutting through soon! If you look really close, you will see Taylor's permanent teeth, too!

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


This past weekend, we took a road trip accross the border, the Texas-Louisiana border. Ray and I wanted to introduce Taylor to Mama Lou and Aunt Ruth.

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


Although Taylor is VERY mobile now, up until this past week, she hasn't been getting into too much trouble. Taylor would play with the cabinet doors, but had very little interest in what was inside the cabinets. And, then, this happened.. From this cabinet she went to three others in the kitchen and those in the bathrooms. So, Ray spent his Sunday afternoon installing cabinet locks.

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.

Of course, we could have assumed this from her standing at 6 months, but this child is a little dare devil. She climbs up and squeezes under and tumbles and inevitably takes a tumble from time to time.
Taylor is getting so big! We are ounces away from riding in a forward facing big girl car seat! And one of her NYC souvenirs finally fits!!!