Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Christmas Pics!

Santa brought lots of fun surprises this year! Taegan couldn't really come up with many things to ask Santa for so she decided surprises are always nice!

Santa brought a doll house...

a stocking full of goodies and....

he even brought the Tinkerbell music box that she started asking for on Christmas Eve last year! This was her favorite gift of all even if it was a year late!

Christmas Day!

This year we spent Christmas day at home...just the 3 of us! It was nice just to be home and let Taegan enjoy all of her things. Taegan slept until 10:30 that morning. Chad and I were up and waiting for her to come downstairs....I wonder how many years sleeping in on Christmas morning will happen?!? When she finally got up we all had a good time opening gifts and seeing what Santa brought!

My sweet girl always has a smile in the morning...especially when there are presents!

Finally a talking Jesse!

A Princess game for our sweet princess!

Some sparkly new clothes!

Taegan and Daddy relaxing!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve with Chad's family. We had a fun filled day of eating, relaxing and eating some more! The kids always enjoying being together and being able to play!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope that your Christmas is filled with many sweet blessings and memories as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour! Wishing you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! Much love from our family to yours!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We saw Santa!

Today at school Taegan and I had a Polar Express pajama day. We had so much fun reading the book, watching the movie and enjoying chocolate milk and cookies! We also had a very special visitor today....Santa himself came to visit us at First Kids! I wasn't sure if Taegan would go to him or not since she starting clinging to my leg as her turn came closer, but when it was her turn she crawled right up on his lap and started talking away! I was so proud of her!

So happy to see Santa!

Thinking hard about what she wants Santa to bring her!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas...Part 1

Christmas has begun! Christmas is such a wonderful time of year when we get to spend time with family and Celebrate Our Saviors birth! We spent the weekend in Pasadena with my family celebrating the birth of my niece's sweet baby boy and having our Christmas with them. We had a such a good time visiting and watching the kids play. The kids had a great time tearing into their gifts and lots of excitement filled the air as they discovered what was in each package! We always enjoy our time with them and can't wait for our next visit!

Taegan with her cousins Grant and Grady!

My Dad with Taegan and his new great grandson Ayden!

My Grandma holding her great great grandson!

The proud new mommy and daddy!

I'm a Great Aunt!

We have been anxiously awaiting the birth of my precious great nephew for 9 months now. My sweet niece Sara delivered her sweet blessing at 12:09am on December 10th. Ayden Jacob weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is a very handsome, healthy little boy! Mommy and Daddy are doing great and adjusting to life with a newborn!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Becoming a Princess!

On our last day in Disneyworld we took Taegan to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. While at the Boutique a Fairy Godmother transformed our sweet angel into a
Princess! Taegan had the sweetest Fairy Godmother. Taegan sat so still and talked to her while she was having her hair and makeup done. I have to tell you that every morning when I brush Taegan's hair it is a battle with some whining and crying, but as you can guess while at the boutique she sat so still and never let out a peep....imagine that!

After finishing at the boutique we let her pick out a princess dress and shoes....she chose pink of course! The sass began to pour out of her as soon as the dress was on, but I have to say she looked precious!

Once she was all fancied up we headed to Cinderella's Castle for lunch. We met Cinderella along with Belle, Snow White, Jasmine and Princess Aurora. We enjoyed a great lunch in the castle with our sweet princess!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What a MAGICAL vacation...

We just got back from spending a week in Disneyworld! It was so much fun!! Taegan experienced her first plane ride....and LOVED it! I was a little worried about how she would do, but I soon realized there were no worries. She laughed during the take-off and landing coming and going. Her daddy has come to the conclusion that she is going to love roller coasters because of this! We spent 5 days in the parks and enjoyed every minute of it! Taegan LOVES Jesse from Toy Story 2 so we were definitely on a mission to meet her while we were there. On Thursday night we went to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and had a blast! We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas parade that included every character and even Santa! I didn't think Taegan would be able to talk the next day due to losing her voice from screaming with excitement as each character came by. After the parade we went to meet Jesse! Jesse and Woody were together and since we had already met Woody Taegan went straight for Jesse. She was in awe and smiling from ear to ear. As we finished our pictures fireworks starting going off so Jesse took Taegan by the hand and away they went to watch them. Taegan and Jesse laughed and played together while watching the was so great to see her so filled with excitement!! I will say that this made my night for her to have so much one on one with Jesse! I have to add that Jesse has been and imaginary friend of Taegan's for quite some time and she goes places with us often so for her to get to meet her in person was a pretty great experience for her! Every night while she was taking a bath I would always ask her what her favorite thing was that we did that day, most days her answer was the Dumbo ride. Her answer was no different on this particular night so I asked her what about Jesse...her little eyes lit up and she said Jesse was awesome!! So precious! So many fun memories were made and will tell some more soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Loves of my Life!

October fun!

October has been a month full of fun! Taegan had "Fire Safety Day" at school. The firemen came to talk to the kids and then they got to climb into the fire truck. Taegan enjoyed them coming and seeing the truck! She even volunteered to show everyone how to stop, drop and roll. I was so proud of her! She also had "Trunk or Treat". It got moved into the gym because of the rain, but it was still loads of fun and she came home with a ton of candy! She got to wear her costume to school that day. She chose a pink fairy princess costume! My girl loves fairies and princesses and she especially LOVES pink! The night before Halloween Taegan and I carved our pumpkin. Tae chose to carve Tinkerbell into our pumpkin and it turned out GREAT! We LOVED our pumpkin when it was finished!

"Stop, Drop and Roll"!

The firetruck!

Our sweet fairy princess!

Our pumpkin!

Its been a while...

I had some computer problems, but things are all good now. Taegan started back to preschool in September and is loving it! She LOVES her school and her teacher. She is always very excited and ready to go!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer Catch Up...

I can't believe summer is over and school is back in session! We had a GREAT summer full of fun activities! As I posted before we spent a week at the beach in Florida in June and had a great time. In July Chad and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. WOW...I can't believe it has been 10 years already! We have had a great time together over the past 10 years growing and learning new things. We have been through many changes together over the years we have bought houses, moved to a new place, gone through job changes, made new friends, visited new places and the BIGGEST change of all was becoming Mommy and Daddy! God has been very good to us and filled our lives with many blessings! We spent our anniversary in Seattle and had a wonderful time! Taegan and I went to a Tea Party with Chad's mom, sister and niece and had so much fun. The girls looked so cute and had a great time together! At the end of July Taegan and I spent a week in Galveston with my family. We had a great time that week with Mom and Pop and aunts and cousins! Summer was great and I can't wait to see what Fall brings!

Chad and I enjoying a boat ride in was beautiful!

Emma and Taegan ready for the tea party!

Taegan is such a "Glam Girl"!

Enjoying some watermelon at the beach!

Sara, Pirate Grady and Taegan at the Strand in Galveston!

Friday, July 3, 2009

A week at the beach in Florida!

Taegan and I spent last week in Panama City Beach Florida with my sister and her family. Chad flew in and spent a few was nice to have him there with us! We had a great time soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, ocean and pool!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fun day at the zoo!