Sunday, February 28, 2010

Layla Grace

I came across this family blog about 2 weeks ago. After reading the family's story I can't stop thinking about this precious little girl. I find myself constantly checking their websites for updates. I even joined twitter so I can follow them there as well. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. To read their story visit

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Yesterday, we had snow in Austin! And lots of it (by Texas standards). This was Taylor's first experience with snow so of course I had to snap some photos. She was not in the snow for long which is why she's not dressed warmer. She really doesn't have any "warm" clothes.
These are taken in the backyard

Front of house

Neighborhood entrance

My attempt at a snowman

Taylor keeping warm inside

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bikini Time!

Mommy may not be in bikini shape, but babies always are! I bought this bathing suit at babies r us today (I've been eyeing it for awhile). Got home, tried it on her and it barely fits! It's 6-9 months and she is currently wearing 3-6 month clothes. Baby swimwear must run small because my friend had to buy 12 month suits for her 6 month old. I'd take it back and get a bigger size, but it was the last one :( I know there will be new suits that come out as summer gets closer so I'll just wait for now so I make sure I get the correct size. I snapped some photos of her in it first of course!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone had as great of a valentine's day as we did! Paul brought me home some beautiful flower's on Friday which totally surprised me (I wasn't expecting anything). Sunday morning I gave Taylor her first Valentine's card. She also received one from grandma & grandpa, and Aunt Jamie & Uncle Jason. I gave Paul a card as well. I've never been one to go out and do extravagent gifts for Valentine's day. The only thing you need are flowers and chocolate. Sunday afternoon we went over to our friends Jordan & Whitney's house for a bbq. They have 2 kids, Reiser (4) and Porter (18 mo). Another couple who live in the neighborhood came as well with their little girl. I didn't take any pictures even though I took my camera :( I did capture some pictures of Taylor in her Valentine's outfit earlier in the day. She looks so good in red! Can't wait until next Valentine's day with Taylor!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy 2 months Taylor... and other things

Well yesterday Taylor turned 2 months. And how did we celebrate??? With shots. :( She was very brave. I stood over her and just kept my face very close, held her hands and just comforted her. She started crying as soon as they stuck her with the first needle. Poor baby. I felt so bad. She was fine after about 5 minutes and even shot me a smile when I put her clothes back on. She was a little off the rest of the afternoon. She kept crying and wouldn't really eat at her last 3 feedings. Paul and I thought maybe she had a fever (the doc said that happens after shots) but she didn't. Since she didn't eat that much I was for sure she would wake me up in the middle of the night... but she didn't. Such a good girl. I bet my next baby won't sleep at all! I took some more pictures of her in her crib so we can see how much bigger she is compared to last month. Her are her stats from her doctors appointment.
Weight: 13 lbs 11 oz, 97th percentile for weight
Height: 24 in, 90th percentile for height
The doctor said she has a good proportion of weight to height, so I guess that is good!

So this week Paul had to travel to New York for a work conference. I hate staying by myself so I went to Houston to be with my family. We were also celebrating my dad's 70th birthday (happy birthday daddy!) and my nephew Joshua's 11th birthday (happy birthday Joshua!). We all went to pappasitos and had a great time. I came back to Austin on Wednesday and Paul got home that night at about midnight. Before he left New York he stopped at FAO Schwarz for a gift for Taylor. He got her some books and a little bunny blanket. I told Paul every time he goes out of town for work he has to bring her home a present now! I'm sure he won't mind! Here are alot, and I mean alot of pictures. First of Paul, Taylor, & her presents, and then from our lunch at Pappasitos.