Thursday, September 25, 2008

Me Too Me Too

I put this little backpack on Alvie yesterday. I thought he'd get irritated and want it off. He actually wore it around for an hour and seemed quite proud of himself. It was the cutest thing ever! I think he longs to be like Ashton and go to school. Sorry Alvie you have a few more years to go! What a cutie!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Day Jitters?

Today was Ashtons first "official" day of pre-school! We actually went last Thursday for a small orientation with the teacher. All last night and this morning he kept saying: "your going to be there with me right?" He was a little nervous to go it alone. At 8:50 we pulled up the circle drive, I walked him to the door, and in a very BRAVE big boy tone he says: "bye Mom I'll be fine." Crisis averted! I was soooo PROUD and a little misty watching my sweet boy walk through that door! Two and a half hours later me and Alvie went to pick him up. He had a BIG SMILE on his face as he walked to the car. His teacher Mrs. Morris said he did great! He learned about the letter L, had recess, sang the "clean up" song, and learned about flags from all the "towns"(he meant countries). He made a lovely American flag that we will proudly display! We are so proud of what a big boy Ashton is becoming. He is such a good example to his little brother. I really like his teacher and her "style" she seems very smart and practical, and has been doing this for 20+ years. I know this was a small step in Ashtons life but important all the same! WE LOVE YOU ASHTON! Grandma Linda sewed Ashton his Transformer shirt and bought him his awesome Transformer backpack to go with it. He was the envy of every boy in his class I'm sure! Thank you Grandma!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Well tomorrow morning we head back to St. George after a wonderful two week stay in Bakersfield. It is always nice to escape St. George for a while and visit family, but all good things must come to an end. Plus we need to get back to our poor Daddy who has been living off cereal for the last two weeks! Sean is such a selfless, amazing, hard working father and husband. Thank you sweetie for letting us make yet another trip without you! Next time your coming with us! It has been so nice just relaxing and spending time with family. I am so lucky to have the family I do. While we have been here we have been spoiled with many trips out to eat, a luxury we can't afford at home, Thank You Mom and Dad! Sean dust of the stove we are coming home! We have also loved spending time over at Carl and Heather's swimming, dining, and smoreing(not a verb). They are always so generous and welcoming when we visit. We love spending time with Spencer, Aubrey, and little Will! To quote Ashton "Carl and Heather are really good parents." It was so nice to see Chris and Clare and there BEAUTIFUL new home! They have really worked hard to make it a home and I am so proud and happy for them. It has been so nice just spending time with Mom and Dad and watching the way my Boys light up in their presence. They LOVE Grandma and Papa and will miss them! And I will miss all the one on one time I got to spend with my Mom. Especially the time I spent kicking her butt at "Ticket To Ride." Thanks again Mom and Dad for EVERYTHING we appreciate it more than you know! And thanks again to Dad and Carl for helping with my small car troubles! We will miss you guys and can't wait to see everyone in November. We Love You! Here are a few pictures from our visit enjoy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Halloween Spoiler Alert

Here is a little preview of what Ashton will be debuting this Halloween. For those of you who don't know our Grandma Linda, every Halloween she sews costumes for all twelve grandkids(some are re-used)! Needless to say come late August she is busy at her job--Grandma The Costume Designer. Yesterday she pumped out this fabulous costume for Ashton. He will be the Fourth Musketeer! Ashton totally loves everything Grandma sews for him! And I think I can speak for all the mothers we very much appreciate her help every year! Plus we don't have to get crappy Wal-Mart costumes(no offense)! We love you Grandma! On a side note Ashton is very much a little boy he just tends to show a little flair in some photos!

A little "Zorro, the Gay Blade" perhaps?

He's Going Places

And by places I mean Everywhere! He sees something he wants and he goes for it. At the moment that usually means dog food, trash cans, toilets, brother's toys, and books! We thought our Little Alvie would be a late mover, but he is proving us wrong. In the last week he has become very busy! Unfortunately we have been away from Daddy all week so he has missed some of Alvie's new found mobility. He has also picked up a few new tricks! Peek-a-Boo, Waving, and an interesting hybrid of Clapping and Peek-a-Boo that involves slapping the sides of his own face. Our sweet boy continues to impress us with what may seem simple feats to others but amazing accomplishments to us! I love you Alvie! Even though you are the reason I am up posting at Two in the Morning! Here is a little video of Alvie demonstrating some of his new skills. Hopefully this will tide Daddy over till we get home!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Getting Crafty In Bakersfield

I finally did it. I have just completed my first quilting project! With a little inspiration from Tennille and technical support from my mom I have managed to create two adorable quilts for my boys. I have always admired the women in my life who can sew and quilt especially my mom, but never thought myself to be cut from the same cloth! (pun intended) Ashton mentioned that one of the things he wanted to do while we are here in Bakersfield was to make a Star Wars blanket! My first thought was Grandma Linda, but then I thought it would be special if the boys had blankets that their mommy made! Thank you Mom for all your teaching and encouragement on this project it may seem simple but this was Big for me. I aspire to be half the homemaker you are! It has been and is always so nice being here and just hanging out with my family. Thank you Sean for once again staying home and working so hard while we take this trip. I love you! Here are a few pictures of me working on them and the finished product. If you can't tell in the picture Ashton's is Star Wars backed with soft green, and Alvie's is John Deer backed with soft green. I got the idea for these from Tenille my sister in law who has made several blankets and quilts for her family.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Taylors Are Going GREEN

No it is not what you think. We both may wear braids but we are not Hippies! After a long boring day at home(we stayed home from church Alvie was sick) I decided to let Ashton paint my back per his request. Well needless to say this is what happened next! Meet the Incredible Hulks less bulky friend! I was a little worried, after I washed my hands my palms were a little green. After a long bath and good scrub down the only thing green was the bath water. I put a normal colored child to bed tonight!