Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Taylor Tuesday

It has been awhile since I really talked about Taylor, so here you go!  Taylor is a busy busy boy now that he can stand and climb.  Whew I have to watch him at all times, I have found him on top of his sister's picnic table more times then I care, he can reach the TV buttons now, and loves to climb stairs when we visit other people's houses (thank you God we have a one story).  He loves to be outside and if you open the door he will stand there and scream to we go outside.  He likes to swing and slide and recognizes when we drive or stroll by the parks near us and he will fuss and point if we do not stop.  He still is not really walking, but walks on his knees.  It is so funny to watch but let me tell you he is fast.  Makes me scared for when he does walk on his feet:)  His knees are pretty rough looking but he does not care one bit, he likes to crawl anywhere and everywhere on his little knees!  He has had a few bumps and bruises as he learns to stand etc but nothing major yet. 

This weekend he attended his first wedding.  His Aunt Jenn married William and he was pretty good considering three days or no or little naps due to all the parties and family get together for the wedding.  He enjoyed the music most and meeting lots of his Washington State family.  Below are a few photos from the weekend.  He looked so handsome!

 Crawling on his knees
 Rehearsal dinner, he kept putting his paci in his truck
 Eating a snack and dancing to the music at the wedding
 Playing with the petals that his sissy throw down as a flower girl.
 Mommy trying to make him walk
 All done dancing!
Sweet Dreams Taylor, you will now be leaving with Papa and Meme you are too tired to party on!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Some days are better then others when it comes to raising special needs kiddos.  Some days you wish people would not stare when your child is throwing a fit, you just want to yell at them "Do you know what she has been through?" Some days you wish that it did not take an hour to plan before leaving on an outing (making sure you have enough pull-ups, changes of clothes etc).  Some days you just wish that you did not have to constantly worry about her medical status at the time, it can go down hill quickly.  Some days I wish that my husband did not have to spend at least an hour a week yelling at insurance people at our local children's hospital because they once again messed up our billing of her two insurances.  Some days I wish that ....oh I wish a lot of things. 

But at the end of the day I love my daughter and my son! They are the light of my life!  Emma has taught me so much!  She is joy, she is light and she is fight! Today was just one of those days that makes me dream of some days....

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun Photo Friday

Thought I would share our some of our Easter Fun photos!

 Emma dancing before the Easter party she attended!

 Taylor looking handsome for Easter Church even though he would not look at me.
 Me and my boy!
 The men in my life!
 Pretty girl!!  She was tired in this photo but so cute!
 A quick photo of the four of us!
 Before Church!
 Tristan (her cuz) and Emma after church!
 Taylor got woke up by sister Yelling the bunny came!
 messy egg fun!
 chillin at Easter Lunch!
 Meeting her little friends ducks!
 baby ducks!
 look mom!
hunting eggs

As you can tell by these few photos, we had a great Easter Weekend!  I had so many great photos, so I just tried to give you a glimpse on our amazing family fun weekend!  It was amazing!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our family to your's! He is Risen!! Love Wins! Death has no more sting!

Hoping your family is enjoying a wonderful Easter Weekend and Remembers that today is all about Jesus rising from the grave and saving us!  He is Risen!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Emma Rose

Last weekend Emma had a small party with three friends as part of her birthday celebration.  We opted for a small party with friends outside of school, for many reasons, and one being that we wanted her to get to enjoy her friends without a lot of noise and craziness of a large party.  So glad we made a small party with three friends she choose, because she had a great time.  Even though it was a small playdate party I made it special with a few decorations.  Emma wanted Hello Kitty so I went bow crazy!

 Emma's year in review photo banner, love it!
 Her cake turned out okay but could have been better.
 I made a few tissue paper flowers puffs to hang and Taylor and Emma love them.

The snacks, biggest hit was the cones full of popcorn made out of scrapbook paper stuck in a foam wreath form covered in streamer paper:)  All the girls loved that.
Taylor watching us set up outside stuff to play with and Emma standing by her Hello Kitty Pin the bow game
Running to greet her friends!
playing in her room:)
Daddy and Taylor decided that four little girls and three mommy's was to many women and went to Costco
Lily sang so pretty to Emma when it was time to blow out her candles
K and Emma playing Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty
Rolling down our hill
Playing outside
Opening presents
Hugs good bye

Treat Bags for the friends!!

Emma and her friends had so much fun and the mommy's enjoyed chatting too!  This was just part of Emma's special birthday fun and I will share more about her birthday fun after Easter!  Still cant believe she is six! Where did time go??

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sweet Girl

Friday is someone's special day can you guess who it is?  One picture as a clue:)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dirt Park Party

The weather here is really warm already, so we are spending a lot of time outside having fun.  Last week we went and had a playdate with my mom and my nephew at the local dirt park as it is known (really the local nature center).  The kiddos had so much fun the two hours we allowed them to play in the dirt.  Taylor even loved it, and I mostly saw his little bottom as he crawled all around.

 The crew
 King and Queen of the mountain
 Taylor trying to get up there too
 Made it halfway up
 Emma loved the dump truck
 Off to explore more
 Playing in the house
 Busy bee
Digging more in the dirt

Just another day in the life of my little family!  We try to make the best of the day whatever it may bring.  Gotta love simple fun in the dirt!  Life does not have to be flashy, just fun!