Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Snake or Worm

It rained cats and dogs today so I decided to pull some weeds this evening (they come up so much easier when the ground is wet). It was 8:30pm so there wasn't much light out. I saw what I first thought was a worm trying to crawl up the foundation from the grass (he wasn't having much luck). That's when I thought, shit, maybe it's a snake. By the time I ran inside and got Paul he was gone. I really hope it was a worm. If it was a snake it's either a grass snake or a baby (please not a baby!!!). Either way I am very concerned..... but it very well could have been a worm.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Excuse me... where's my bow???

Much Better!

Wondering which toys she can play with

Max protecting his favorite toys from the baby

Someone is upset because she can't get to his toys!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I think I can

Yes. She pulled herself up on that all by herself! This is the first time she did that on her own. Recently Taylor's favorite thing to do is stand while I hold her hands. I showed her how to hold on to our ottoman, but it's a little to tall for her to pull herself up yet. We went to our good friends Jordan and Whitney's house for dinner and their ottoman was the perfect size for Taylor. After all, their two boys used that ottoman to learn how to walk!

We also played in the backyard and Taylor had a good time in the swing!

And lastly, Taylor's 2 bottom teeth have finally made an appearance! I knew all that ear pulling wansn't for nothing! I tried to snap a picture of them but they aren't sticking out far enough yet. And trying to get a baby to lift her tongue while holding the camera doesn't really work to well!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Little Bird

Today was a very sad day for me.

Taylor has been feeling a little under the weather so instead of going to the gym this morning I decided to take a walk in the neighborhood (I don't want her getting any kiddos sick). My friend Whitney was so kind to let me borrow her jogger which is much easier to maneuver around the neighborhood than my orbit. I usually walk around my section of the neighborhood, cross over to the other section, and come back up the street I live on. This time I decided to make an extra loop that brings me up along the side of my house. The nice thing about this is I get to stay on the sidewalk. I was literally steps from my front door when I stepped on something "squishy." I looked down and screamed.... it was a little bird :( The stroller was blocking my view of the sidewalk in front of me so I didn't see it! I don't know if he was already hurt or if I'm the one that did the damage. I stood there for what seemed like forever trying to figure out what I was supposed to do! He was in very bad shape. I knew he was going to die, but it seemed like it was going to be a slow painful death. Then, before I could think any more the bird is in Max's mouth. I screamed and screamed until he dropped the poor thing. At that point he wasn't moving anymore. Max had killed the little bird! I was relieved in a way that the little bird doesn't have to suffer anymore, but I am horrified. So were the little birds friends. They were flying around over head and chirping at us. I just feel so bad. I called Paul and he asked if I was going to pick up the bird, but I can't bring myself to do it. All I can think is this is someone's (ok, some birds) baby! I would want someone to pick up my baby instead of leaving him laying there but it is just to hard for me. I keep looking at him out the window hoping that he won't be there anymore. But he is.

So to the little bird... I am very sorry! Please forgive me and rest peacefully!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oops... Happy Father's Day!

I would like to preface this post by saying my mind is not what it used to be before baby. I forget things. Lots of things. And no I did not forget Father's Day, I just forgot what day it was on. Lucky for me I thought it was last weekend. I guess traveling to Napa and then going to Houston just threw me off a bit. And now that I'm a stay at home mom I don't have a work calendar that lets me know when all the holidays are.
We had 2 great weekends. Last weekend Paul's parents came in town for a nice little visit. I rushed around the week before to get Paul's gift that I secretly wish he had gotten me for Mother's day. A coffee mug with this picture on it.

He LOVED it!!!

For the "real" Father's Day weekend we did the usual running around town and dinner Saturday night at Z'tejas (Paul's favorite!). Today we grilled burgers which always turns out great. So all in all I think Paul had 2 great 1st Father's Day.
Paul, I love you more now than the day I met you. Thank you for being a wonderful husband and an even better father. Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Half a Year

On June 4th Taylor turned 6 months old. I can't believe how fast the time is flying. I must say that I thoroughly enjoy every minute that I spend with her. I am not ashamed to admit that in the beginning I didn't think I could do this... being a mom that is. Everything was so hard and such a huge change from the life I had been living. I'm sure most new moms feel that way (and if you say you don't you are lying or crazy!!!). But once you get through the "newborn" stage things start getting "easier." I look forward to getting Taylor out of her crib in the morning. If she happens to wake for a night feeding I cherish those moments because I know they will soon go away. I love to sit on the floor with her and play all day. I love the way she watches Max and the way she lights up when daddy comes home. I love the way she laughs at the silly faces I make. I love how she hides her head in my chest when she gets shy. I love watching her discover herself and the world around her. These are the moments I look forward to everyday. And each day I remind myself that this moment will pass and I will never get it back. So happy 6 months Taylor! Mommy loves you!!!

Taken in Houston on June 4th

The Usual

6 Month Check Up

Height: 28 inches, 97th percentile
Weight: 19 lbs 7 oz, 75th percentile..... so we are getting longer and leaner

Monday, June 7, 2010

Oh the places you'll go...

For the past week and a half Taylor and I have been spending some time in Houston. We did lots of things and kept very busy. I felt so bad leaving Paul in Austin all by himself seeing as he only got to spend about 3 days with Taylor after we got back from Napa.

Let's see, where do we begin. I left Wednesday morning during Taylor's "nap" time. She did great until we were about halfway to Houston. I pulled over at a Starbucks, fed her, and got back in the car. Big mistake stopping. She did not want to go back in the car and preceded to scream the entire last hour of our drive. It was just as hard on me as it was on her. As soon as we got to my parents house and I got Taylor out of the car she was fine.

That evening my sister and two other girls went to the Taylor Swift concert.

I had a good time!

We went to see my friend Tori's new baby, Nash. Taylor got to play with Nash's big brother Ryder and Kayla's son Ryan. He even gave her a kiss!

For Memorial Day we went to a high school graduation party for a family friend who had the most fabulous pool! Taylor wore her cute dress and played in the water!

Taylor spent time with her grandpa

Had dinner with "MY" Canadians!

Hosted a baby shower for my sister

And finally returned home to daddy! Oh how we missed you!

Making the Cut

Taylor and I went to Houston for a week and a half and while there I made the decision to cut her hair. My mom had an appointment to get her hair done and I wanted to say hi to her stylist so I thought we could tag along and maybe they could give Taylor a trim. She was good for the most part but had moments where she did not want to sit still, but the girl managed to get it done.

Before the cut

During the Cut

After the Cut

My little girl is getting so big! I can't believe she has already had her first haircut. I love it shorter but I miss her longer locks :( I've reverted back to her little bows because now I feel like she doesn't have enough hair for her big ones!