Saturday, June 30, 2012
Cousin Cousin Cousin Time! We spent most the week in Portland with the fam. Taylor absolutely Loves watching her cousins! And they love her right back. You will see in this week's pictures loads of cousin time. Brett & Ty showing her their grandpa poses, Abby & Ally being great baby sitters. And everyone asking her if she "wants 50% more cash?" Uncle BJ even had a special message for OZ from Taylor. She spent time with both Grandma & Grandpa. We were even able to squeeze in some friend time at the Grand Lodge with the Hermans. Then it was off to Vegas... well at least the airport. We were in and out. Soon enough we will get some real Vegas time.
Some highlights of life so far:
She's eating lots of fruits & vegetables. She likes watermelon, apricots, apples peaches, plums, surprising how much she likes spinach. She likes peas, carrots and sweet potato. We tried blueberries & mango this week too.
She is still nursing about 7 times a day. She gets a little distracted sometimes.
3 things seem to really startle her, velcro, coughing and sneezing.
She is trying really hard to sit up on her own. She looks like she's doing an intense stomach crunch.
She's rolling and scooting to get to toys. She definitely has motivation behind her movement. Crawling is in our near future.
Taylor has been to 9 states.
Laughing can always be incited from floating a blanket over her face.
She weighs just over 14 pounds. (according to the Wii Fit)
She gets a giggle out of glass elevators watching the outside go up or down.
For the most part is a pretty easy going baby. She will go to just about anyone, but prefers mom & dad when she's getting tired.
She still loves to be read at night.
Taylor Poppy, I can't believe how big you are. It seems like just a minute ago you were so little and squishy and in a blink of an eye you're already becoming a little girl.
Lots of fun pictures from this week here.
Until next week.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
A week at home ... sort of. I think Taylor looks like the E-trade baby when she tries to escape her Bumbo. I just need her to learn to say 'frowned upon'.
She looks so tiny in her crib, but so big when I hold her in my arms. She is a rolling machine these days. Shimmying back and forth to get toys.
This week we grilled out with friends a couple of nights. Taylor was loved and doted upon. We swam the days we were home. She really wants to be a part of the action. If we're playing cards she wants to be on blanket next to us. If I'm baking she wants to be at my feet. We had our first Father's Day. Taylor & I made OZ treats. You'll see she enjoyed giving her papa his gift. We did a quick day trip up to Sedona to have dinner with my dad & Marilyn. Marilyn made a yummy chocolate cake for the Fathers. mmm mmm. We enjoyed just sitting outside in the nice cool weather.
We ended the week by popping up to Portland to see the cousins. Taylor is racking up the frequent flyer miles. She looks so big sitting in her airplane chair. Taylor was super excited to see her cousins. She is completely entertained by watching them run all over. More pictures to come next week of our time in Portland with the fam.
For pictures from this week click here.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Talking up a storm! Taylor loves to tell stories... She has found her voice and makes all sorts of sounds... da, ah, ga, hi, bla, bla and it usually ends in a phhhwww. It's been a nice week at home. Taylor is rolling everywhere! She reaches and rolls to get toys. All while she's talking to them of course. She has just rolled about 5 feet while I type this. It's a back and forth roll that shimmies her backwards mostly.
We spend a little time in the pool each day. She loves to float on her back and if I hold her under her arms and pull her around the pool she will kick her legs behind her. We're only out there for a few minutes each day, but it's just enough to wear her out, come in, rinse off and time for a nap. She often sleeps with her eyes slightly open just like her mom, but there is no denying she is her papa's child. She looks more and more like OZ everyday.
Taylor is eating peaches and plums. We're going to try bananas again, but so far, the first few times they haven't been a hit. She makes a face and spits them out. She's getting bigger and stronger and happier. We're hoping for hair one day. My child is still bald. Cute as a button, but when is this girl going to get some hair?!
Off we run. Until next week. Click here for pictures from this week.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
As my mom's cousin Faye would say... "Will somebody please pay this girl some attention! She clearly is neglected." Well what can I say besides we are soo lucky! Taylor Poppy went from one end of the country to the other and back this week. She doesn't seem to mind too much me packing her from here to there. Although it is nice to be home and back in her familiar environment & back to a good schedule. We went from home to Sonoma, California back to home to Charlotte, NC to Birmingham, AL and back to home this week. This girl is earning her wings.
It was our friend Jonathan's birthday, so we all headed up to Sonoma for the weekend. While in Sonoma Taylor drank a lot of the 'house white'. She went swimming for the first time and enjoyed floating in the pool. I'm sure she was a contributing factor to the multiple cases of wine that were ordered that weekend.
We returned home for a day then off to Alabama with my mom, more family for Taylor to meet. It was time for Taylor to learn to play Aggravation & Euchre. And who better to teach her than my Great Aunt Esther. Who also taught us how to make our new favorite brandy slushes. We can't wait to go back.
Taylor's little personality is growing bigger. She's smiles really big when we say hi to her. She's starting to play a little game of when we say hi, she'll smile & burry her face in one of our shoulders. She's thrown out a few more giggles and started multiple rolls. She's talking up a storm with a handful of new sounds. She is more and more curious about everything she sees. It's cute to watch her notice and follow cars going by. She even noticed a couple of planes taking off and would watch them fly off into the air.
Taylor Poppy loves to make the scene. If there are people around she wants to be in the middle of it all. She wants to eat and drink anything we are eating & drinking. And is constantly grabbing at what ever is in our hands. She can drink out of a glass and loves to hold the glass herself. She's my little independent girl.
Click here for loads of cute pictures from this week.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Hey Folks....it is me... Taylor talking...... look here....I get to be with the amazing Uncle Pat ! Boy, this was a special day for me. Mom says, he is the smartest one in the whole damned tribe. And he hasn’t even been arrested for anything immoral in a few years now. (that was just some waitress from Hooters, ya know how those girls are ...... charges never stuck anyway).
If you are wondering about this look on my face...? It is because I am trying very hard to make this wonderful uncle....the only one I have not pooped on today. (that’s not easy, ya know?). Am trying to save this pant load for my Grandpa Wilbur. Gee..... there is a place a girl would really like to crap !
Ya know.... I must really love my “Uncle P “ or...why else would I have had my hair done like his? Ya gotta love it !!!! One more thing..........My Uncle P says.... if I be good and eat all my veggies..... someday I will be bigger than a Wal-Mart watermelon. Not going to change the hair style though.
Well.... that’s it for the moment.....need to get back to reading the gospel....... (according to Uncle P...) Luv you all..........T. P. ..p.s ....hurry up and get here Grandpa Wilbur.... I can’t hold this load forever...........
(Guest Blogged by the one & only Uncle Pat)
(Guest Blogged by the one & only Uncle Pat)
A Fantastic Week. A milestone I've been waiting for.... She laughed! We were in Page at my Uncle Mike's, OZ was waving a blanket over her and he got a little giggle out of her. She's repeated it a few times now. I absolutely love it!!
She's started rolling over more. She rolled over for the second time while we were in Page over the weekend. And has started to repeat the process.
OZ is gone during the week and over the weekend we try to get as much in as possible. Or do something fun. This weekend we went to Page and spent time with my family. It was lots of fun. We hung out with cousins and visited. There are many 'Meetings of the Minds' pictures. Taylor and her little cousins look as if they are plotting a plan to rule the world. Or at least how they are going to
drive us crazy entertain us in the future. Taylor is a great traveler. She did fantastic on the trip. Another happy note my sister returned home from college for the summer. She was excited to see baby Taylor again, it's been 4 months.
Click here for the pictures from this week. Enjoy!