Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes. All make up A Day in the Life of the Taylor trio.


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I know better

She is starting to look like a little girl
Squeaks and kicks her feet when she is happy
Turns pages of books
Starting to put more puffs in her mouth instead of on the floor
Gets shy and hides her head when she sees new people
So very interested in the world around her
Starting to sound like she is trying to saying book and cat
Loves to play her drum
Starting to look more like herself and less like me and Bj
Rolls across the room in about six seconds
Loves to sit and play
She is growing up so fast
Turning into a little girl
But I know better
She is still my baby

(I think she will always be my baby)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Fun Stuff

Well if you hadn't guessed it, Bj was out of town all of last week so that explains the millions of pictures (well, five) but ya know. So I am a bit behind for this week. Big week for us as Lily turned 9 months, Maddie turned four, and we had a great day at the park today. You want proof? Here are some pictures...
Happy 9 Month B-Day Lily...

I love green...

Thanks Miss for a great day at the park (and for letting me take this picture)...

Friday, May 19, 2006


Ah she is so sweet.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

This little girl needs a nap

So we have a new problem. This little girl needs a nap. This little girl does not want to take a nap. This little girl's Mama REALLY needs her to take a nap. The problem is we are going through a new phase where Lily rolls around her crib so much she gets her legs stuck in the bars. Now we don't have a bumper and now it seems we need one, however we are not too far from now entering the time where I know that it is possible for the persnickety children to climb on them and fall out of their cribs. So what to do? I can't follow the let her cry for a bit and she will fall asleep pattern as she may be stuck in her crib. So no nap. I think I need a nap too.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


After five straight days of rain, we got a slight break (it is already starting to cloud over again and it is forcasted to rain until Monday BOO!) and Lily and I finally went for a walk. Just around the block, but still, we both needed to get out for a while.
And for your viewing attempt to take a self portrait of myself...and Lily. As you can see, I stink at this. But good for a giggle I guess :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Lily and her phone

Lily loves phones. Lily loves to call people on phones. Lily called her friend Cassie on Sunday. Why? I am sure she just wanted to wish her a happy Mother's Day.

Monday, May 15, 2006


If you don't watch Grey's Anatomy, you should. I am talking go get the Season one DVDs...stat (tee hee)And when Season 2 comes out in September get that too. I admit it, I started watching because of a long time crush on Patrick Dempsey from way back in the day of Can't Buy Me Love. But then I kept watching because it is always full of surprises. It did not disappoint tonight. So what else are you going to do until Project Runway comes back ;)

A photo a day (this week in May)

Lily was kind of proud of herself...she actually got a puff in her mouth for the first time.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Tonight our friends Jenya and Byron invited us to go see an Indians game...alas, we decided as it is cold and rainy that we were old and cranky and didn't want to sit outside getting cold and rained on. So as our faithful grandma was still willing to watch the pickle, we decided instead upon dinner and a movie.
I wanted to see Akeelah and the Bee. Vetoed by the boys, we saw Mission Impossible III. I gotta say eh. It was good, with a few funny parts that made you giggle, and a few more completely unbelievable parts that made you laugh out loud, but as this is only the third movie in eight months I have seen in the theatre, I probably would have chosen something else. I found myself longing for my couch as I couldn't get comfortable in the "supposed to be comfortable" reclining chairs. I kept saying "what did he just say?" but found myself without a remote to rewind. Am I now spoiled by my ahem..."home theatre" *read-12x12 room where I watch my tiny TV* I now find myself asking, why did we spend so many hours watching movies in the theatre before Lily was born? We would drive up just to see if anything was playing that we had one ioda of interest in and just see it. Why? I guess because we could. But you know, even though I have only seen three movies in the past eight months in the theatre, I think I actually prefer being home, laying on the couch next to my hubby, knowing my sweet daughter is sleeping in her crib in the next room. Is that what being a mama is all about?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Good Fortune

It was one of those days. A day that nothing out of this world spectacular happens, yet it is a good, wonderful day. I cleaned my house today. I helped one of my former students prepare for her college audition. I hung out with my beautiful daughter. I parted her hair and combed it to the side instead of spiking it-it is just getting too long to spike it anymore. I took a nap while Lily took her's. I read a book. I imported more CDs into itunes. I watched Lily play with her blocks, sitting up, looking so happy and so content. I went for two walks-one with Lily and my ipod shuffle, one with Lily and Bj. We sat on the swings and the teeter totter. I went grocery shopping. I watched Gilmore Girls. I scrapbooked. So what was my reward for this beautiful, normal, average Tuesday? Bj just couldn't wait until Sunday...

It is called Good Fortune. I think it describes my day perfectly. Thanks hon-I love it and I love you.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


So very very sore.
Big yard.
Only 1 1/2 of mulch
We ran out.
Lots of ugly weeds.
I hate weeding.
Made Bj do it.
I did mulch.
Hands hurt.
Back hurts.
Legs hurt.
Spent ALL weedend *grin* doing YARD WORK.
I hate doing yard work
Didn't even walk into my craftroom this weekend.
Just did yard work
Not for a second on National Scrapbooking Day.
Yard Work.
Don't wanna go to bed.
Gonna be more sore tomorrow.
Did plant some pretty purple flowers.
Let's just hope I can figure out
how to keep my extremely black thumb
from killing them.
Perhaps I will take some pictures tomorrow
If I can get out of bed 'cause I am

Friday, May 05, 2006

Happy Cinco de Mayo Flashback Friday

A flashback friday story for you today.
Recently Renee reminded me of a really uh, "funny" story which I have decided to share. Yes some of you have heard this, but here goes. About two weeks after my DH and I moved into our new house he woke me up saying
"Honey...I think there is a bug flying around in here"
Me: Ok. So get it. (I roll over and go back to sleep)
Bj: (Turns on light) OH! Will! (that is what he calls me) Get down under the covers!!!!
Me: Uh ok, why?
Bj: THERE ARE TWO BATS FLYING AROUND IN OUR BEDROOM (our very LOW ceilinged bedroom may I add)
Me: bloodcurdling screams
Bj: What do I do????
Me: bloodcurdling screams
Bj: (grabs a bamboo rod we had been using to hang curtains in our old apartment, swats, grunts, THUD, swats, grunts THUD)
Me: bloodcurdling screams
Me: bloodcurdling screams as I slide off the bed with the covers still over my head)
Me: bloodcurdling screams
Me: realizing the windows are open, I try to calm bloodcurdling screams
Bj: I got the other one
Me: Uh, uh, what. um. can I...ah, should I go are they dead? are they moving?
Bj: Just run
Me: What if I step on one?
Bj: One is by the bed, one is by the dresser
Me-I race out of the room
Bj comes down stairs, panting, with wild eyes, I am sitting on the couch with my legs curled up shivering, he is checking curtains with what he named is African Bat Whacker-cause you know in the movies a bunch of bats come flying out of the curtains. Elizabeth thinks this story is absolutely HILARIOUS...and I guess I do to...or I will after we move out of this house. We did figure out where they came in and have since stuffed that area with about three sets of old sheets. They got into the house the same way the squirrels and raccoons did. And BTW with the loud thudding, grunting and screaming, I sounded like I was being murdered...Would you like to see pictures of the bats? Click here now that you are back, they didn't really look like that, but I leave you with a pleasant picture in your head instead. BTW, the "funniest" part is the fact that I didn't have time to get my glasses and well, I am blind as get the picture.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's over...on to the next.

Well, I am still recovering, but it's over. We sold out three of our four shows and had to add 50 extra chairs for the sold out shows. VERY exciting. Getting back to real life is always hard-especially when you have kinda ignored the more unpleasant things like laundry, vaccuuming, and yardwork. So I think that I need some motivation. A party, a visit (any of you out West chickies heading my way?)something to get me to leave the couch during naptime and stop watching Big Love, final 7th Heaven episodes, and catching up on the Daily Show. So we are going to start small today, with some pictures of recent events, FINALLY wishing my DD a happy eight month birthday, and musical. (I swear this will be my last entry about it-it just tends to take over EVERYTHING-but if you are not tired of it, check out Missy's blog for some more great pics!!)
1. Easter, Lily and I looking like matchy match girlies. THANK YOU SUZANNE for making these wonderful shirts available to the public. Now if I could only get the peach stains off of both of them...

2. The girls...need I say more?


4. Musical pictures!!
(Lumiere & Babette)

(the Beast)

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