All posts filed under: Birthdays

Oliver is Seven Months Old

Oh Oliver. Oliver, Oliver, Oliver. Why do you keep growing so fast? You’d think I’d be use to this with three babies before him, but I’m not. He is growing way too quickly and I wish it would slow down. But then I don’t too. I can feel both. I don’t have to make sense, okay? I love seeing him discover the world around and the amazement in his eyes. Seeing him grow and change is a magical experience. Oliver is our explorer – he has an adventurous spirit and he goes everywhere. He has mastered crawling and he uses this skill to the full height of his abilities. Every morning Ollie speed crawls through the house, checking out everything he can and as quickly as he can. It’s pretty hilarious to watch him go, go, go like that. He is truly a ball of continuous, ongoing energy. Lord, give me even an ounce of that energy! Please! This past month, his personality has really been coming out and I am loving it. It is …

A Mashup of Christmas, Ollie’s six month birthday, and New Year’s

It’s been a busy, busy, busy few weeks. I know that most families out there understand exactly and this year we added another kid to the mix so it was even crazier for us. I’m talking about the week before Christmas, the week of Christmas, and the week after celebrating the new year. Complete CHAOS. Say it with me: CHA-OS. It feels good to bond with you over our mutual understanding of chaos. We really get each other, huh? Christmas 2015 was the best Christmas that the Taylor’s have had so far. I hope it was yours too! Every year I struggle with helping my kids balance the excitement of getting gifts with the true meaning of Christmas and that is God fulfilling all his promises by sending His son to Earth as a baby. That is the greatest gift of all. It’s all very hard to understand when you’re small, so it’s difficult. I want them to know why we are celebrating, but I also want them to experience the joy of gift giving …

Isaac turns two

This week my third baby and first son turned two. Birthdays are really flippin’ hard for mommas. It’s such a joy to see your child growing up, but I hate realizing that he isn’t my little baby anymore and all these sweet cuddles will someday end. Well, that’s a bit of a downer. I’ll try to focus on all the positive from this point forth, but honestly, I’m an emotional wreck so don’t hold me to that. Let’s go over what we did that day. We woke up bright and early to spend the day at the dentist’s office getting our teeth cleaned. Fun, right? Probably the best birthday ever haha! That’s what’s so great with these tiny humans – they don’t really care what you’re doing as long you’re doing it together. This picture is me and the boys in the waiting area of the dentist’s office. We tend to take over small establishments with our size. Yes, Isaac was stripping for the elderly couple waiting with us. Clothes are for the birds. I …