Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Post Continued....

Can you believe this was little man only a year ago?!?!?!

Memorial Day Weekend 2010

Memorial Day Weekend this year has been a blast, and I still have one more day to enjoy. Nathan and I had a small BBQ yesterday with our good friends The Martinez family, Crystal and a new friend Elly. All day Saturday, Nathan stayed home so that he could smoke an amazing briquet. It was so delicious. So, Tait and I stayed home with him and enjoyed the outdoors. We went to the pool for a bit, which is why Tait is in his swimsuit. This boy loves the outdoors and wants to go play every day. Thank God for SPF 50!!

First things first...this boy NEEDED another haircut. It is funny when I hear Donnetta (the lady who cuts his hair) remark each time about how many haircuts he has had. He is now had number 9 or 10...I lose track. I decided to go SHORT so I don't have to take him every 2-3 months. He is so cute with this haircut, he looks like a miniature version of his daddy.
One of Tait's favorite things is to play in the water when Nathan is watering his flowers. Tait will now go into the closet in the garage, pull out the watercan and take it to Nathan to fill up with water. Yesterday we just decided to play with the water can and he could wash his hands in it. He loved it. Until....
...Nathan sprayed the water over his head. Laughter ensued (from Nathan and I, not Tait!).This face just cracks me up!!! He is so funny!!


In the backyard Tait is a handful. Yesterday we had to work hard to keep him away from the hot grill. He was happily getting into EVERYTHING else! He went over to this hummingbird feeder and we kept telling him to not touch it. The food in it is so sticky and we don't want him to break it or empty it out. He looked at me in the eyes, grinned and hugged the feeder. He is such a manipulator...he thinks that if he gives you or someone a hug, you can't be mad at him anymore. He is such a sweet boy and give everyone hugs and kisses, but I am beginning to think he is just playing us!
He also loves the birdhouses we have in the backyard. This one doesn't have seed in it, we keep that one up high in the tree. However, Tait will try and crawl under it and eat the seed that the birds knock out. I don't know why he does this...I promise I feed him. In fact, the boy ate and ENTIRE clamshell of blueberries yesterday by himself!! He ate another half container today. I do think this boy is going to turn into a blueberry, but he LOVES fruit and vegetables. The dr told us last week at his 15 month appointment that we needed to get his weight up (he is in the 5th percentile for weight and the 15th for height) but I feed him constantly...he is just picky. He likes fruit, veggies, chicken and LOVES yogurt. I tried giving him cereal yesterday and he wouldn't touch it. He kept doing the sign for more...then when he really wanted blueberries he SAID the word "More". Today at Walmart we passed a feature of blueberries and he said "Bue-Bue-Bue-Ball" (his name for blueberries...quite a good name considering they really are just blue balls).
We also bought him a lawn mower. This ones blows bubbles and he loves is. Trouble is we couldn't get it to really blow many bubbles, then Tait decided to "look under the hood" and knocked the bubbles over and the cap fell off. I just took the bubbles off and he happily pushes the lawn mower around the yard. How funny will he think the picture below is when he is 16 and complaining about mowing the yard? I will tell him how he used to love to do it! (Love me some momma blackmail!)
Here is a really good picture of his haircut. He is such a ham and I love this little boy more than words could say.
I hope all of you are having a great Memorial Day. Take a second and say a prayer for all of our soldiers who are fighting for us, have fought for us or are preparing to do so someday. My big brother is over there now and I say a prayer for him every night. I am counting the days until he can come home safe and sound. Love you Tim and we are thinking about you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Just for fun...


Just for fun, here is Tait on Mother's day last year....

Mother's Day 2010




Mother's day this year started off great! It is my second one with Tait, but he is much more active this year than he was last year at 3 months. He is also much more vocal and lets us know when he is not happy. He made sure to let me know he was not happy when I was wishing my mother a "Happy Mother's Day" and ended up taking a nap because of it. For some reason, Tait will not just lie down when he is tired. He fusses until I put him in bed and then falls asleep in under a minute. I guess he is just afraid he is going to miss the action if he stops.

Nathan started the morning letting me sleep in (and I woke up at 6:30am and couldn't sleep any longer. I guess Tait has trained me). Nathan and Tait went to Starbucks and got me a latte and some flowers. Then, Nathan came home and made me blueberry pancakes. They were yummy!

Tait took a bath later and enjoyed some bubbles!
I thought he looked so cute in this picture. A little Santa Claus in May. ha ha
Later Tait got into the guest bathroom and pulled a roll of toilete paper out. He tore all of the sheets off of the roll and Frank was fast behind eating the pieces of evidence. Tait didn't get away with it...he took the empty roll proudly to me to show me what he had done.
I bought Tait some cute golf clubs at Walmart the other day. He has been hitting things with them, so I thought we had better show him the right way to use them. (Please excuse the pictures. I was using my new flash and I am going to have to find out how to use it. It either blurs the background or causes the picture to be too bright. If you have any tips, I would welcome them. I have a Cannon). The picture below cracks me up. It is like he knows to carry the club on his shoulder after a shot. I guess men are born with the golf gene!
Below is Nathan teaching Tait how to use the club to hit the balls. He screamed after he missed the ball and threw a fit. (he has MY temper, Lord help us all)

After he threw a fit, Nathan started rubbing his back with the golf club. He was over the bad mood then...again, he IS my son!
I hope all of you guys had a wonderful Mother's Day and to all of my friends still waiting for their little ones, I am praying things will work out and hoping you get to enjoy a little one soon.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Year Makes a Difference

I am sitting at my computer procrastinating studying for the test I have Thursday night. Remind me why I went back for my MBA?!?! Actually, I love class. It is the homework that I hate. Anyway, I was sitting here trying to find anything else in the world to do when I started "blogstalking". It is my not-so-secret obsession (well, not now anyway) that I tend to read blogs to find out what everyone else is doing. My life is so boring I have to dream others have exciting ones I can read about.

I noticed several blog people are having babies. I also know a few people at work who have little ones or are about to have little ones. It makes me a bit sad and I think back to when my Tait was just a wee little Taitor Tot. :( For fun I went and looked at iPhoto to see what he looked like a year ago...so cute, and so needing a haircut. People wonder why I keep his hair so short, I am just tired of cutting it. 14 months and he has had 8-9 haircuts, that is a bit ridiculous! I do love his long hair though...maybe I will grow it out!

Here is a picture for you to see how bitty he was last year.


I miss those sweet cheeks. He has slimmed down so much in the past couple of months. I think it is because he is a ball of energy. He jumps off of the couch, climbs on whatever he can find. I think he is trying to give his mother a heart attack.

Here is a picture from today. It is on my phone, so don't expect it to be too good of quality.
This morning he wanted to hold his balls (which he is obsessed with) while he sat in his car seat. If you look closely he has a baseball (baybaa as he says) and a BIG orange ball. He held the balls all the way to school in the backseat. He is the silliest thing!
I have been watching two teeth of Tait's that have been trying to come in for months. They are both the first molars on the top. He has been in a ton of pain and I feel so bad for him. Last night he had a bottom front tooth (he already has the middle two) pop up out of nowhere. Now my little man officially has 7 teeth! He is a bit behind some of the other kids in his class, but he is smart as a whip so I am not too concerned about him being slow to grow teeth.

We have been going on nightly walks or bike rides with Tait. I just downloaded some pictures off of my camera of how he usually comes home at the end of the ride.
So Sweet...
I really can't imagine our lives without this sweet boy! Here is one more picture to finish my blog that makes me smile...
-Tracey