Sunday, May 31, 2009

Keira's First Photos!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

We are outdated

I had a couple of people remind me that we are no longer the three amigos since there are now four of us. I have been trying to come up with some creative costume ideas for this coming Halloween. I know I know, its a few months out, but I am a planner people! Plus if I have to end up making the costumes from scratch I need enough time to make them! Anyone got any great ideas for this family of four?

I am hoping to get a family picture in the next month or so to replace the Amigo picture. My Hubby wants to wait until the family is a little more tan.... I personally would like to lose these last 30 pounds!! I blame tax season, not Keira.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

blog worthy

I had a couple of friends today tell me that this was blog worthy. I never would have thought to share this with everyone but apparently I've already made someone's day by giving them a good laugh. So here it goes: I admitted to two fine ladies at church today that I had forgotten to wear a bra. That's right people. I was in public for three hours without a boulder holder :) I thoroughly enjoyed being "free".

Monday, May 18, 2009

Big trouble

For those of you who have known Big Ryan since his childhood you may have a little more insight (and sympathy) than those of you who have not. You see, it all started about 20 months ago. I gave birth to a very special boy named, well, Ryan. I know, it was clever of us to come up with that one! Anyway, the boy came out kicking, literally! Since it was my first c-section, I thought the doctor had put his arms inside my stomach clear up to my rib cage and was yanking Ryan out. This brought tears to my eyes because it was 'almost' painful. Later, the nurses told me that it was the baby kicking up until the last minute. I should have known I was in big trouble. So little Ryan came out kicking and never stopped. His little legs were always moving and I don't think they ever will. At eight months and a week he decided he was going to run.... and sometimes walk. Now at 20 months he only runs or gallops.

Here comes the trouble and the correlation between the two Ryans. Oh, about two months ago little Ryan started to become a real handful... tax busy season may have had a little to do with it, along with his age, and along with his momma's tummy getting larger by the minute. Once tax season ended, we had Keira immediately after. So lil' Ryan gained a dad and lost a mom. Then the poor kid starts having night terrors. Does this vicious 'lack of sleep' cycle ever end? The kid can open doors so we put a door lock on the inside of his bedroom. Well, he was able to figure out how to get it off the handle during the second night. So, I used the lock on the hand to lock him in. He figured out how to unlock that the same night I decided to use it. So yesterday big Ryan turned the handle on his door around so that the lock is on the outside of his room. This seemed to work.... so far. The kid will probably think to leave a bobby pin in his room one of the days so that he can use it on the lock once we have put him to bed .... because after all, that is something his dad would have done back in the day!!! Trouble ~ trouble ~ trouble!Big Ry at 3

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Never would have thought in a million years...

.... that I would change my husband the way I did. We got a coupon in the Magazine Clipper for a free Icee from Circle K. I needed some gas so we thought we would hit up the Circle K close to our home and get a free Icee while we were at it. Hubby walks in, gets the icee, goes to cash register and pays for gas and gives coupon to cashier. The gas attendant says that he is not sure if they are a participating Circle K to use the coupon and says there is no manager around to ask. So hubby says, 'ok, give me the money back for the gas'. He then proceeds to pay for the 99 cent icee and comes out to the car. As we drive across the street to the Chevron he tells me what happened and says that if they aren't going to honor the "99 cent" coupon, then we are going to take our business somewhere else. I am trying real hard at this point not to laugh too hard and bust my incision open. But I never ever would have imagined Ryan doing something like this... it really shocked me because we have have had similar situations in the past where I would say something along the lines of, "Turn around and go back. They charged us the wrong price." These kind of situations usually ended with an argument because it generally "wasn't worth his time". I guess this time it was worth it?!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

First couple of weeks

Lucky for me she is a really good sleeper!

Wide awake!
Dad messing around with the baby. I think he was trying to wake her up for me so I could feed her.
This was not posed... I woke up to her sleeping so sweetly with her hands curled up by her face!
Lil' Ryan insisted that she wear her shoes!
When I put a head band on Keira, Ryan wants to wear one too. I do whatever it takes these days to keep the peace!
This is one of my favorite pictures so far of these two.
He was kind enough to share his pillow.... for a second or two!
I got him to say "cheese" again!
Lookin' good Taylor girls!

The boys cuddling Keira


Oh yeah, I paid $5.40 for the dress. It was originally $39.50... on sale in the store for $14.99. Since I have a Gap/Old Navy credit card I earn free money and had a ten dollar discount. So is was $4.99, $5.40 with tax :) I am the best!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Good things come to those who wait


I have been wanting to buy this dress since the first time I saw it, but wasn't about to pay the amount they were asking for. So I waited for it to go on sale. Finally, it dropped to a reasonable price and I couldn't be happier!

So the question is.....

How much was it originally and how much did I end up paying? Hints: It's absolutely adorable and it's from Gap.