Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Day With Daddy At The Park

Today, Blake took Taylor for a Daddy / Daughter day at the park. He was actually being very sweet and giving me some time alone in the house. I think it was a great day for all of us. I was able to get some much needed cleaning done in the house, while Blake and Taylor had some great time together! He kept sending me picture messages asking me where I thought they were. It turns out, they were at Standing Stone State Park. He had the camera today, and took these pictures. (Not sure I would have approved of them if I were there because of how close she was to the water!!) Thanks Blake, for the break today!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The New Sleep Position

So, this is how Taylor has decided to sleep now. As soon as we put her down, she rolls over to her tummy and tucks her hands in. I was a little worried at first because you are supposed to put them down on their back, but everyone I have talked to says that it is okay if they roll over on their own. The good news is that she seems to sleep better in this position. Maybe we will have longer nights of sleep now!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's Football Time In Tennessee

So, I'm sure Blake's family does not appreciate the title of this post, but it is true for Avery Trace Middle School Football. Tonight was the first home game. Since Blake was working in the press box, I decided to take Taylor to the game so we could see him a little bit before bed time. Taylor ate her dinner of carrots in the stands, then spent the rest of the game socializing with the principals and some other teachers Blake works with. It was fun to be outside watching football. It makes me be excited for fall weather! I took a few pictures of the field. I tried to get one of Taylor, but it didn't focus at all.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Demolition Derby

Since the fair is still in town for one more night, we decided to take Taylor to it again! Tonight was the demolition derby, which always promises for some good ole' redneck fun! We headed out in enough time to get a seat, but still had a little trouble finding one. This night is always popular at the fair. When the cars came out and started up, Taylor got a little nervous. She actually cried because of the noise, and then she would not let go of me! It is the first time she has really been scared and attached to me. So, we watched a couple heats, then decided to take Taylor away from the noise. We walked around the midway a couple times and got a funnel cake then we headed home for the night. Taylor fell asleep on the way home. I think she was just relieved to be away from all the noise! All in all, I think Taylor had a good experience at her first county fair!
Hanging on to Mommy!

The action!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Elmo Live!

Taylor loves Elmo! Every time Elmos' World comes on TV, she stops everything and watches it. When we go to Wal-mart, I always take her to the toy section to play with the talking Elmo's. There is one Elmo that is awesome. It is called Elmo live, and he looks so real (as real as a TV puppet should look, I guess). Anyways, Taylor loves this Elmo. I have been trying to decide if I wanted to spend $60 - $70 on this talking Elmo. I kept thinking no, but really wanted her to have it. Well, today, I went to a new store in town that is similar to Big Lots. I looked across the store and spotted an Elmo sitting on the shelf. He was not in a box, but I knew he did something cool when I looked at him. He did not work in the store, but I thougt I would give it a try. I only paid $10 for him. I checked out the return policy so I would be safe in case new batteries did not work. When Blake got home from work, we replaced the batteries and turned him on. I was so excited when he started talking because it was Elmo live!!!!! I was so proud of my $10 find for Taylor. She wasn't too sure about him at first, but she is warming up to him! I'm sure we will have lots of fun with him. I think Blake and I are having more fun with him right now than Taylor is, but I'm sure that will change! Here are some pictures and Taylor playing with him.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Taylor Loves Her Table!

Taylor loves the table that Grandmama got for her! She will pull up on it and stand there for the longest time playing with everything on it! It is nice for me because I can get a few things done while she entertains herself. Plus, as long as I hear the music from it, I know she is still standing there and hasn't crawled off to get into something!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Peek-A-Boo I See You!

This is the face I get to see when Taylor wakes up!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm Beautiful

Taylor was too cute in her sunglasses after her lawn mower ride! I just had to take some pictures of her!

Veggie Tales - Do The Moo Shoo!

Taylor's new bedtime routine is to watch a video with Daddy before he reads to her and sings her to sleep. I got a Veggie Tales video from the library called "Do The Moo Shoo". Taylor loves it! As soon as she hears the intro music, she will start squealing and crawling to her room to sit on her bear with Daddy and watch Moo Shoo! It is too cute!

Another Lawn Mower Ride

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Dinner With Grana and Grandaddy

Today, Grana and Grandaddy came for a visit to see Taylor. Since they were making the trip to Cookeville, I fixed Sunday dinner. We had roast, potatoes, carrots, creamed corn, and rolls. My Mom brought snickerdoodle home made ice cream for dessert! It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon, and I know Taylor enjoyed getting to play with them. She was able to show off her crawling and pulling up skills today too! She spent a lot of time pulling up and chewing on the rocking chair. That seems to be her favorite thing to do these days! Here are a few pictures from the day!
I love how she sits like this!

Chewing on the rocker.

Crawling away!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Playing With Bubbles

We have been playing with bubbles with Taylor outside for a few days now. I found a cool bubble thing for $1.00 at Wal-mart, and it does great bubbles! Taylor seems to like them when we do them, but her teacher at church tells us that she hates them. We think it is because they blow them in her face and they pop right at her face. We were trying to blow them a little closer to her face so maybe she would get used to them. She did okay with them today, and it made for great picture opportunities!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fun Night At The Fair and A Movie In The Park

After a fun day of playing, we took Taylor to the Putnam County Fair! We always go to the fair to eat one night, so we decided that tonight was a great night to do that. It was pretty crowded since it was a Friday night, but we managed it okay. After we ate dinner, we headed over to dogwood park. Tonight they were showing a free movie outside. It was a very fun night! The movie was great, and we were able to spend some time with friends as well. Taylor slept for most of the movie either on me or Blake, but it was still fun to be out under the stars enjoying a movie! Here are a few pictures I took to document the evening!
Daddy and Taylor.

The Midway.

A little blurry, but you get the drift. Movie outside.

Wiggle Time

I took Taylor to a place in town called Wiggle Time today. I have been waiting for her to start crawling to take her so she would enjoy it. It is such a fun place! There are so many things for babies to crawl on and pull up on. She wasn't too sure about it at first, but then she just like to crawl around on the "squishy" floor. We only did a 30 minute session today because she started getting tired, but I foresee more trips here and longer play times in the future!