Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dance Dance

I have been trying to get this on video forever now but my phone moves to slow. Luckily daddy's new iphone is faster than mommy's and we scored some great footage. And I must add that every time we put on yo gabba gabba... this happens! Enjoy!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wilton Wednesday

A few friends and I decided to take a Wilton baking class at our local Hobby Lobby. The first week we practiced some piping techniques on sugar cookies. The second week we had to bake a cake and bring it to class with us to decorate. With all the cooking I do you would think that I had baked a cake before. But no. This was my first cake, so I was pretty nervous about not messing up, especially since I decided to bake it during Taylor's nap on the day of the class. I decided a chocolate cake (I love chocolate) would be a great idea. After much searching I settled on a recipe I found on the Wilton website. The instructor told us we should fill our cake pans between halfway and 3/4 of the way full and that we should probably have batter left over. I bought a really thick cake pan so I decided to use the entire batter (mistake #1). It filled the pan up 3/4 of the way (maybe a little more) so I figured I was good. Well, the cake took an extra 30 minutes to cook because there was so much batter, but it turned out nice and moist. Maybe too moist, because when I transferred it to the cooling rack, while holding Taylor (mistake #2) some of the cake broke off... oops! At this point Taylor was totally eyeing the cake. I turned to walk out of the kitchen and Taylor reached her hand out and grabbed my cake and did this to it....

Yep. That's a big chunk missing. With no time or ingredients left I was forced to take my sad cake with me to class. The instructor said it was ok, we would just fill in the missing spots with icing. Excellent. Here I am hard at work on my cake. Notice the concentration. This is serious business.

And the final product. Yes, I know, It's lop-sided. But this was my first cake to EVER bake. And next time I know not to fill the pan so full! Now all I need to do is practice so I'll be ready to make Taylor's first birthday cake. I think I might buy a smaller pan though so I don't gain 500 lbs in the process.

Paul ready to sink his teeth in!

Next week is cupcake decorating, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Free Giveaway!!!

Birthday Girl, one of the blogs I happen to stalk is hosting a free giveaway from Party Box Design. Party Box Design is a custom invitation site and they have recently started doing e-invitations. Check out Birthday Girl and find out how to enter! There will be 2 lucky winners!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Taylor has been "occasionally" standing as of late. Sometimes I stand her up and let go and she stays for awhile. Other times she lets go on her own. Now if I could just figure out how to get her to take a step... 

Monday, September 6, 2010

9 months

Taylor's 9 month well check went great! She currently weights 21 lbs 7 oz which puts her in the 90th percentile. Her height is now 29 inches which is also in the 90th percentile. I think she is actually taller than that though. They make you hold the baby's head and then they stretch out the legs, but I didn't see her straighten Taylor out all the way, so I think she is taller, but whatever). 

In the past few days Taylor has made a big change in her eating habits. She started to throw a huge fit anytime it was time to eat. Pushing away the spoon, crying, throwing her body. So I decided to put little tiny pieces of food in front of her and what a difference that made. She wants real food, and she wants to feed herself. So far it's been going great! I'm amazed at how fast she is growing and how independent she is. We went to Z Tejas last weekend and Taylor had her first meal off the kids menu! My baby girl is getting so big! 

Happy Birthday Max!

Max turned 5 yesterday and I forgot! So happy birthday to the best doggy in the world. Mommy loves you sooooooo much!!!

Tick Tock on the Clock

It's been about a month since my blogging hiatus. We weren't just sitting around crying over the computer... we have been busy! I've been working out and Taylor's been working on everything!

Getting into cabinets

Trying to get around the baby gate

Learning how to climb

Figuring out the walker

Growing out my piggy tails

Standing on the walker

Feeding doggies at the table

Hanging with cousins

Playing pool

Eating at Z Tejas... Yum!!!

Meeting Jackson

Taylor finally got to meet Jackson last week for the first time (she came down with a case of croup when Jackson was born). Trying to get pictures of two babies together is not pretty! 

No babies were hurt during the taking of these photos.

Problem Solved

My sister is way more computer savvy than I am. Thanks for fixing my problem Jamie! I'm back to my blogging self! The next post was written a month ago! Enjoy!!!