Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

sb & j

since i am allergic to nuts our pediatrician recommended that we wait until emma taylor is 2 to try it just in case it runs in the family. that kind of bums me because i can only imagine that peanut butter sandwiches are so easy and healthy. i have tried sunbutter (made with sunflower seeds) before but it just wasn't great. recently someone told me about soybutter. so today e.t. had her first sb&j sandwich. i tried a bite and thought it tasted too much like peanut butter smelled so i am not on board. however e.t. seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. so soybutter it is. for now.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

then and now

{5 months}

{14 months}


for 3 days straight this is what tay did. she sat on my lap or layed on the couch. how sad! she has strep for the 2nd time in 3 months. finally on saturday she actually wanted to play. however, on sunday she woke up with a rash on her face which spread to her chest and back. apparently if the strep is bad enough it will cause this rash. she looks pitiful, but i think we are on are way to her getting better. prayers are certainly appreciated!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

14 months

emma taylor is 14 months! she took her first steps this past week. she will walk several steps at a time if you ask her too but still shows no iniative to do it on her own. she says several words such as dadda, mama, dog, cat, duck, shoes, and no. however her pronunciation of these words aren't quite correct. she still babbles all the time so i think she is going to be a talker. she loves music. she loves being outside, and she loves all animals.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

apple cart


apple picking

e.t. and i headed up to greenville this past monday to visit her cousins and to go apple picking in hendersonville on tuesday. this was both of our first times and we had a blast. however while i picked apples e.t. sat on the apple cart and ate cheerios. here are some picks from our time at sky top orchard. thanks h for the pictures!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


the shoe obsession begins...

first steps

emma taylor took her first steps 4 days shy of 14 months. she has been cruising like a champ for quite awhile and walking great just holding one of our hands but just took her first steps while we were out of town visiting cousins. i have been waiting for this! after reading a lot about "scooters" (e.t. never crawled) i thought she wouldn't even try until 18 months or more. check out our little video...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

craft night

recently a friend in my neighborhood has been holding monthly craft nights. this past week i went to my second one (my first craft didn't work out and was not worth sharing). this time we used this craft idea. it worked out great because i have been looking for something to hang above our dresser for our room redo project (which has been neglected since may).  i also decided on a whim to repaint our picture frames (again). the red was a bit too much and now they are much more blended.


and after...

and a close-up...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

new things

e.t. who has HATED being on her stomach for pretty much her entire life has decided to just plop down on her stomach in the middle of playing. she has also started standing up without using furniture, me, and sometimes the dog to help her up. she is sadly still not walking.
 she has also started to point and is working really hard on repeating words we say. her newest word is shoes. she likes to help us put on our shoes in the morning and even when we are already wearing a pair she will go in our closet and bring us another. the impressive thing is she always brings us matching pairs. it's super cute!
doesn't this look like a crime scene re-enactment?
...and this one is just cute!

wordless wednesday