Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sleeping Beauty... the nude version :)

So I apologize for the partial nudity, but I thought this picture was too cute not to post! I had just taken Taya out of the bath and she insisted that I put her pink converse shoes on (a present from Aunt Jami). I went in her room for a minute to do some packing and she was being way too quiet so I peeked out the door and found her like this...

Maybe if she wouldn't wake up so early this wouldn't happen! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yay Visitors!!!

My friend Shea and her family came to visit last week and I couldn't have been more grateful! :) They were our first and only visitors of the summer and our girls are ony 2 weeks apart so they had a blast. Taya doesn't cooperate very well when I pull out the camera so the pictures aren't that great, but they really were adorable together. A few highlights of the trip:

*They took turns pushing each other around in the mini stroller, which had Shea and I dying! Speaking of which, after many sewing attempts on the stroller (let's be honest, that thing has been through a lot!) I've decided it's time to buy her a new one. Good thing her birthday is just around the corner!

*Have you ever seen two 2 year olds communicate with each other?? HILARIOUS! In the car we'd catch London talking to Taya and Taya nodding her head. So cute!

*London taught Taya how to find sticks...

*Went to the aquarium and got to see the Beluga whales, or "boota"s as Taya would say...
Why is she obsessed with the most random animals? Belugas, Camels, rhinos, and now seals!

*Lots of loves

*And kisses

*And of course, the family photos...
Shea, Brendan, and London
Me, Cam and Tay

Taya has been asking me where London is ever since she left. Or, actually where "Tessa" is. She called her Tessa the entire time they were here! Tessa is her cousin that has been here all summer. Apparently every little girl her age is Tessa! :) Haha.

Anyway, we had a blast, thanks again for coming!

And P.S., it's official, I'm coming home next Saturday, August 29th!!! YAY!!! I'm so excited to be home and back in our house with more room for Taya to run wild! Cameron isn't coming back yet, probably the end of September. We haven't figured that part out yet, but will miss him a ton! See ya soon Utah!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Utah/Washington Trip

The last couple of weeks have been so much fun! Taya and I flew to Utah on the 23rd and stayed for a few days then went back home to Washington on the 30th for a week. It was SUCH a nice break, but of course I was sick for more than half the time :( So for those of you I told I'd come see, I'm so sorry! In spite of that though, the trip was seriously so much fun, thanks everyone for entertaining us! Taya was a completely different little girl there with so much freedom to run around! It's making me so excited to be back in our house! She is turning into such the entertainer these days with so many new tricks :) I guess she's always been a little show off, but her personality keeps developing more and more. I'll have to post a video soon of all the funny things she does now.

Anyway, I wish I could say here's a few pictures from the trip, but let's be honest, here's a TON of pictures :) . . .


My mom, Jenna and Taya

This was the morning after the 24th of July so the kids all had leftover fireworks that Taya got to enjoy :)

Who knows what Taya's doing in this picture, but I thought it was cute :)

This is Taya trying to steal Jenna's sunglasses at a family reunion we went to.

Jace, Taya, and Cole making funny faces.

I looked outside one day and saw Cole and Taya drinking the water off the sidewalk from the hose. Sorry my daughter is a bad influence on your son, Kym :)

Me and Taya swinging

Taya can now roll her eyes, it's pretty cute :)

Cam flew in for a few days for a family party. This was actually our 4 year anniversary, exciting huh!?

Good ol' fashioned slip'n'slide!

Taya didn't really like being thrown down, just liked playing in the puddles of bubbles.


We got out the slip'n'slide at my parents house too with my brother and his family...

Taya LOVED playing with Pheobe, my parents dog, while we were there. It was so funny, she loved giving her loves and Pheobe would just come right up to her and lay on her back for Taya to scratch her. Taya still asks me every day to see pictures of Pheobe on the computer.

This, by far, is my favorite picture from the trip. Taya and my dad are seriously best buds! I was so happy to get such a good picture of the both of them :) Thanks, Dad, for watching Taya so much on the trip and taking her to get goodies at the store! She still asks me all day everyday for "nummies". Thanks for that too :) haha

Sunday, August 9, 2009

25 weeks...

I know you've all been dying to see my belly shot :) so this was me at 25 weeks, sorry it's a few weeks late, I'll post a more updated picture later ...

Don't mind the fact that I look partially disgusted, but all the other pictures from my photoshoot were too dark to see. Ok, so just kidding about the photoshoot :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Cam got to go to a Nascar race a few weeks ago and got royalty treatment. Apparently not many people ever get the chance to be this close, so he was totally stoked about it.

Cameron and Scott

Nice view of where they got to be

Andrew, Scott, and Cam