September 30, 2008

his 'smile' face

This is the face we get when we ask Taylor to show us his smile face...

Does he look happy or what?! I love it!

September 29, 2008

Taylor's Sleeping Crew

Here's Taylor's Sleeping Posse. He needs these 3 fellas to join him when he goes to sleep each night. They all have a specific place in his bed and he must have all of them for a splendid night's sleep.

Meet "Meowkie"* the leopard cat, "Roarie"* the bear we found at an antique shop, and "Tay Tay"* his siamese cat puppet. They are pleased to meet you.

*Yes, he named all posse members.

September 26, 2008

Taylor's Eyes

Taylor's eyes are doing great in his bifocals and the doctor was pleased to see how well they are working! So we'll go back in December 19th to check and make sure all is still well. This is really the most wonderful eye doctor, ever!!

Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers for Taylor's eyes - I appreciate it more than I could ever say.

Taylor and his crazy eyes!!

times like these...

Taylor has very much been two this past week - lots of tantrums and testing the limits, trying to see what he can get away with. However, it's moments like the ones we had this morning that make everything worthwhile. Taylor and I have been the best of buds today, and he's just been a perfect Little Man. We've wrestled, jumped on the bed, made a blanket fort, sang songs and now we're going to have noodles.

I love him more and more everyday, and I need these sweet moments like this morning to get me through the terrible twos, tantrums and meltdowns.

I love you, Taylor Daniel Rogers, you are my heart.

Best friends forever - Mommy

September 24, 2008

funny boy

Taylor keeps us laughing, always. He is starting to put words together in understandable sentences and it always cracks me up what he decides to say. Lately he says 'Come here' a lot, as well as 'I see you' in a creepy, sing-song voice. 'Hold me, Mommy' is another phrase I have been hearing A LOT of lately. How can I tell him no?!

Taylor has also been up to a lot of late-night mischief lately. He's been coming into our room while we are asleep and just staring at us as he waits for one of us to wake up. He rests his head and arms on the mattress and just stares, then starts poking, then smiling and then stares some more. He totally wants to play. Scoundrel. So we just stick him back in his bed and he's out... for awhile, and then we repeat.

However the other morning I woke up and went out in the living room and found 2 of his 3 stuffed animals that he has to sleep with EVERY night out on the couch, and the pillows on the couch all askew and crazy. What in the heck was he doing out in the living room in the middle of the night?! Who knows, but he and his stuffed cat puppet (so creepy) and his stuffed leopard were having some sort of midnight fun on the couch.

Ugh. My son is such a strange kidlet. (Of course, look at his parents!!).

Just wanted to share some of Taylor's latest shenanigans.

Taylor's eye appointment is tomorrow morning. This is the appointment where they are going to check to see how he is doing with his bifocals and decide whether the kidlet needs surgery or not. Please keep us in your thoughts. I am hoping bifocals were the answer we were looking for!!

loving tractors

Taylor is so much a boy, in everything he does, and his love from tractors is something fierce and well, intense.

He is comfortable on a tractor and takes it very seriously. He loves to ride on his Pampa's tractor with and without an adult. When he wakes up in the morning he needs to talk about Pampa's tractor. A lot. Funny how he remembers the tractor but not the things I tell him not to do, repeatedly. Selective hearing develops quite early, huh?

When he saw this tractor at the zoo, he went a little nuts. Yes, he did get super protective of it, and yes, he threw a grade-A tantrum after he had to get off and let other kids have a turn. It wasn't so much the anger doing the talking, we'll say it was the passion that was screaming and crying. I love that he likes things with such intensity, and it's extra fun in public!!

I love my tractor-lovin' kid!

September 22, 2008

best friends + cousins

Taylor got to play with the love of his life on Saturday. The love of his life is his cousin, McKenna Reese. She also happens to be his best friend. It means the world to me that these kidlets are so close and have one another. Aren't they cute?!

September 15, 2008

a new favorite

I really don't think it's possible to pry a piece of corn on the cob away from our son - he's really into corn lately, and on the cob only, of course. He takes this very seriously, needing to eat every single kernel of corn off of the cob before it can be taken away. Meticulous corn eater - that's our boy. He thinks he's just too cool eating it by himself.

good boy

Taylor told me to tell everyone that he slept through the night last night. He went to bed at nine and woke up this morning at five thirty, and slept another hour in our bed. Finally, a nice night's rest! Thank you, Taylor.

And here's a little flashback of what he used to look like sleepin'... so sweet, so small!

PS: Jill, please let Wade know that Taylor still asks for him, and still calls him Puppy.

September 8, 2008

Suttle Lake 08

Just wanted to share a few pictures from our Suttle Lake 08 Camping Trip. It was a lovely camping trip, and it's always an adventure with a two year old. We'll save the stories for another post. I can say this: we are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. I count my blessings daily, and they are always a part of that.

Taylor decided to take a dip in the cold lake - but it didn't seem to bother him one bit. Who wouldn't want to swim when you have neon green aqua socks though, come on...

We camped with: Aunt Janelle, Katie, Nick, Aunt Michelle, Ryan, Jenn, Scott, Amanda, Gram and Paul, Grammie and Aunt Karlie. There were pups there for Taylor to play with, too, although Maddie stayed home. Taylor played with Lily the pug puppy, Shelby the sweet black lab and little Diesel, the jack russel. It was so much fun!

Taylor got a little homesick on Saturday night, so we packed up camp a few days early, but we still loved every moment at Suttle Lake, playing Aggravation (and losing to Michelle, as always), playing Rummy with my cousins, learning Texas Speed from Karlie and playing Nertz with Trask and my mom and sister. Taylor also got to go on a boat ride with the guys on Nick's new boat. Lucky kid. On the boat he ate Doritos, had guy talk and made fart noises with his mouth (and other parts) along with my cousin Ryan. A dream come true for boys.

More later - we promise!