Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sorta Snow Day

Last Thursday Greenville County called off school for icy roads. It wasn't bad around our parts, but I heard it was bad in Simpsonville where I work so I was glad for that. My little family had a nice leisurely day in the house--just what we needed. I feel like we've been going so much lately that we come home in time to take baths and go to bed. For two weeks we had something almost every night. So we loved just staying in our pjs all day and resting. Quay and Ava especicially enjoyed it.

Sam also took a four hour nap that day, but I didn't dare try to take a picture of him for fear he'd wake up. While they napped I cleaned a little bit then started some of Sam's scrapbook pages. Here they are

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The most perfect day for Ava

Yes I'm still alive. I have been MIA for an embarrasingly long amount of time. Day to day stuff makes the days I've missed turn in to months, and all of a sudden I haven't blogged in 9 months! I could've had a baby in the amount of time I've missed on here!! (No I'm not pregnant :))

Last Saturday we took Ava to see Disney Princesses on Ice. Sherry, or as Ava calls her Grandma's Sherry, bought tickets for all the women and girls in our family to see the Princesses together. We knew we had pretty good seats, but I was not prepared for how good Sherry hooked us up!

You see the four people sitting on the very front row? So close they could trip the skaters if they wanted? Yeah, that was us. Don't be jealous :)

Ava was extremely excited to go see the princesses. I love this age, because everything's so real to her. I'm not sure she blinked through the entire thing. Actually, I don't think any of us blinked. My mom and sister and I loved it as much as she did. The princess were gorgeous, the princes were dashing, and the dancing and skating was amazing. The best part was that we were right at the podium where they would do part of the scene. Ava would grab my hand any time a villain came on stage, particularly the evil stepmother from Cinderella. Here's a picture of her eating her snow cone while watching Cinderella.

Ava kept asking if the show was almost over. At first I thought she was becoming bored and wanted to go home. When it was over, she asked if we could stay and if they'd come back out. She was asking if it was over because she was worried we would have to leave! We had to talk her in to leaving the auditorium at the end.
Ava absolutely loved the show, and I know all of us adults did as well. For just a few hours, you're transported back to Ava's age, believing in fairy tales, believing in magic, and thinking when you grow, you're going to be just like them.
Thanks so much Sherry for the tickets! It's something we'll always remember!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday time!

Where did this year go?!? It seems like only yesterday Quay, Ava, and I were left church to meet my parents at FATZ for their meat and three Sunday meal. I ordered a humongous portion of country style steak with gravy and all the fixin's. We came home for all of us to take a nice Sunday afternoon nap. After getting Ava up, I sat down on the couch to cut coupons, and my water broke. Four short hours later, Sam turned our family of three in to a family of four. Sam has been the absolute perfect addition to our small family. He's calm when Ava's wild, he's always in a good mood where her female personality of mood swings is starting to show. He always has a smile on his face-he can be losing his lunch, look up at you, and grin like he's the happiest he's ever been. He's a wonderful sleeper, loves his naps, and would rather you lay him down and let him fall asleep on his own rather than rocking him. I do wish I could rock him more, but I know I'll be grateful he lays down on his own as he gets older. Actually, I do go to his room every once in a while after everyone's asleep, pick him up and rock him for a few minutes. Shhh, don't tell! Quay and I are extremely blessed that out of all the couples in the world, God chose us to lead him through this world.

Happy Birthday Sam!!! We couldn't have picked a better, more perfect son if we had tried. Here are some pictures through the year:

March 15, 2009 8:49 pm

April 2009--Ava's already stealing his stuff

May 2009--Sam's favorite napping spot

July 2009--Scott Family trip to Edisto

August 2009-your NEW favorite napping spot

September 2009--He was so proud when he could sit up on his own

November 2009--Thanksgiving at the Beach with his best friend

December 2009--This is the "Little Papa Taylor" picture

January 2010--Jump Zone fun

February 2010--snack time

March 15, 2010--Happy Birthday!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sweet Sam

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