Friday, September 26, 2008

Closet Case

A couple of Saturdays ago when Taylor wasn't feeling well, we put him down for a nap. Well, he took his time, as always, getting to sleep, and when he was finally quiet, I went to check on him. Well, imagine my surprise when I couldn't find him! He wasn't in his bed where I expected him to be, or behind the door, where he likes to hide when I come in to make sure he is in bed. Well, I decided to open the closet, just to check, you know. It was the only other likely place he might be, and there he was. Fast asleep on the floor in his closet, with the door shut. I guess he fell asleep while he was waiting for me to find out if he was calming down. Well, he spent the remainder of his nap in there, of course I left the door open, so that he could get air. But it was easy to tell when he woke up because we could hear the closet door open and shut a whole bunch of times. And then the next day, when I was putting him down, he didn't want to take a nap so I made him a bed in the closet, and that is where he slept again. Silly kid, they always find the weirdest places to fall asleep.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I love, love, love Halloween. So, I'm getting a head start and putting a fun background to show how much. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Breaking Dawn

I know that some people have a lot of opinions, some good some bad, about this book, and in particular, the entire series. I just read something that I think will be interesting to a lot of people. It's frequently asked questions about Breaking Dawn that is on Stephenie Meyer's website. I think that people should read it because it always helps me to kind of see a little into the mind of the author and to know why she wrote what she did. Anyway, I'm posting the link so that you can go there if you so desire. Tell me what you think. I thought it explained quite a bit and I enjoyed reading what she had to say.
I really did love this entire series, it was extremely entertaining to me, and I'm very excited to watch the movie when it comes out. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


I found the pick, I repeat, I found the pick. Actually, Justin did, it was between some magazines in our bathroom closet. So, I'm happy again! Whoo-hoo!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

This is a picture of Taylor's cake. I would have posted it with the other pics, but it's my only one and it was on my phone. So here it is, the Lightning McQeen cake. My sister-in-law, Misti did a great job!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Terrible Two's

So far what people say is true, it starts way before their 2nd birthday, we'll see if it goes beyond. It's not all terrible, though, toddlers can be pretty funny. We had Taylor's 2nd Birthday party on Saturday, the 30th, cause that was his birthday, yeah. It was a pretty crazy day, and a funny story. We went to the zoo in the morning with some family and friends. We were supposed to meet there at 10, but Taylor decided to throw up all over himself on the way there. So with trying to find a place to buy him a new outfit, cause we didn't bring any extra clothes(I had no idea that would happen). And trying to clean up the car, we didn't end up getting there until 11. And Taylor was fine, he didn't act sick or throw up again, so we stayed and enjoyed ourselves. We rented him a wagon, and let me tell you, he stayed in that a lot more than he will stay in a stroller. A wagon would be a good investment for anyone with toddlers, hopefully we'll get one soon. Anyway, the reason I don't have any pictures of the zoo, is because we figured out the batteries were dead in both our cameras. So, when we got to the zoo, I bought some from the gift shop. The camera worked for about a half hour, then all the sudden in the alligator house, it went black. It won't take anything but black fuzzy pictures now. I guess I have to get a new camera. So, the pictures we have are from the party, and my dad took them. So enjoy! I'll post more as I get them.

Taylor is spoiled. The large present in front is from his Aunt Shannon. It was a cute toddler bed, that he loves!

This is how Taylor opened the majority of his presents. Dumped them upside down. He thought that was very fun! My dad thinks I look exasperated in this picture. What do you think?

Amelie getting the present that fell out of the bag.

This is what Taylor did when all the presents were opened. Yes, my kid has a lot of fun with wrappings. Who cares about presents!

See, Rachel, your kid isn't the only one who likes to put things on her head:)

And this is Taylor blowing out his candles. Yes, he actually did it. Granted, there was a lot of spit dribbling down onto his cake. His poor Uncle Stephen actually put his hand under his mouth to catch it. That was pretty funny.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My new nephew

This is my new nephew Bennett James Firth, Jr or JJ as he will be know. Very, very cute. He was born last Tuesday, the day before my birthday. He was just over 8 lbs and 22 inches long. Lighter than Taylor by about 10 oz and longer by an inch. A very tall and skinny boy. Anyway, he's so cute, I got to meet him on Saturday at Taylor's birthday. He's so little and I can't believe Taylor was ever close to that small. It's crazy. My sister-in-law is amazing. She had such an easy birth that she could've gone home less than 24 hours after she had him. And she was able to come to her nephew's birthday party less than a week later. I'm in awe of her. I was holed up for two weeks in my house after having Taylor. Anyway, he's beautiful, and I'm so excited to have another nephew.
So, my old roommates will understand this more than anyone, but Taylor lost my favorite pick and I am so sad about it. I've had it forever and it's the perfect pick because it had a wide toothed comb on one end and the other end was long with one wonderful point. It made it so easy to part my hair, and if I wanted to, I could do a zigzag part or a wavy part. I've been using this pick every single morning for a very long time. I had a roommate that was very fond of it also, and she was very sad when we were not roomies anymore, cause she couldn't use it. I've never been able to find another one like it, and so now I have to figure out another way to part my hair that is as easy as that was. I'm very heartbroken, but I won't give up. It has to be somewhere in my house. Unless Taylor threw it in the garbage like he does his toys and I didn't see it, so now it's somewhere in a landfill. I love kids, they make your life so interesting. It definitely is not predictable anymore:)