Saturday, May 31, 2008
Little Taylor could not quite get her eyes through the eye holes. . .but it appears that her nose stuck through:
I have this EXACT pose (from the same exact seat) of Myrth from when I took her to see Beauty & the Beast 8 years ago:
Needless to say, one of Peyton's favorite numbers was the Dora introduction:
Daddy & Peyton admired the beauty of the Fabulous Fox from our seats:
This was BY FAR Taylor's favorite number. I can say this because she was seated on my lap and she babbled along (trying her best to sing) and bounced her feet to the beat.
Friday, May 30, 2008
. . .so tiny:
Today during nap time the doorbell rang and I wrongly assumed it was our neighbor Abby wanting to know if she could play with Sandy. To my surprise, it was the UPS guy delivering an early b-day present to Miss Peyton. As soon as Peyton woke up, she saw the package and opened it. Within seconds she was proudly wearing her new nightgown and headband:
Here is her salute/acknowledgement to Auntie Bubbie:
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Daddy had lots of fun with his girls tonight. Taylor is becoming quite a HAM with the camera:
Peyton flew like a bird while Taylor jumped on Daddy's tummy:
When the girls pose for pictures I always (as Auntie Nana taught us) say "okay, say cheeseburger". Tonight I heard an echo from Taylor which prompted this quick clip:
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Somehow despite all the thunderstorms we managed to squeeze in some outdoor fun at a family BBQ at Uncle Jeff & Aunt Karen's. Peyton enjoyed some splashing around with Danielle but they took timeout to pose for this pic:
Taylor enjoyed everything!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Taylor managed to climb to the top of the slide with her ice cream sandwich in-hand:
Prior to Father Bob's special summer blessing, the students sand a few songs:
Taylor was ready to tee off once we returned home from lunch:
Sunday, May 18, 2008
As we exited, Daddy and the girls posed by our family brick in Musial Plaza:
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Daddy rode the ferris wheel with Peyton as Taylor and I rode together two buckets away. . .
. . .a perfect angle for photography:
The flying dragon ride was a thrill for Peyton but Taylor preferred watching and eating a sno-cone.
Taylor got her second wind around 7p.m. . . .
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Once Mommy put Peyton in some size 4T clothes, we headed to the ballpark. Prior to entering, Peyton found our brick (one of two....this one includes Taylor's name since it was purchased after she entered the world).
Look at the two "FROGS" that sat next to me:
For "good behavior" Auntie Al was very generous and bought Peyton a Fredbird :-)
Before we went back out into the rain, Peyton insisted on standing next to this guy:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The girls had no clue what was in store for them as we drove downtown. . .
. . .here is what greeting us at the Riverfront - - - VERY high waters. Normally there is "Riverfront parking" along the rivers edge, but today the river waters met the roadside curb:
I had Tubbles and her Mommy pose under the Arch:
Miss Jhansi was ready to board the North Tram, Capsule #1. . .
Tubbles enjoyed the tram ride:
. . .so did my girls:
Peyton kept looking out the windows trying to figure out where we were heading. This was a far cry from a Disney World ride!
Once we reached the TOP, we enjoyed the views while Miss Jhansi was enthralled with how much this massive structure was swaying. At 630 feet, it freaked her out a bit :-)
Here is the new Busch Stadium and the Old Cathedral:
The Old Courthouse:
. . .and some video footage of the tram ride back down:
Peyton & Tubbles enjoyed the sculpted tribute to the "Builders of the Arch". . .
To celebrate our survival in the "swaying Arch" we went to Gus' Pretzels:
Taylor devoured her giant pretzel stick!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Now for the Taylor update. This morning while Peyton was at school Taylor went to the doctor for her 18 month check-up. She is 33 inches tall (80th%ile) & tipped the scales at 23 pounds 6.5 ounces (40th %ile). Basically she is a lean mean muscle machine :-) Her two shots....she took them in stride with minimal tears.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Fredbird hopped in to Thumbelina's play yard. . .
Taylor was very intrigued by Thumbelina (the world's smallest horse) and kept trying to call her over. . .
Mr. Goessling urged Thumbelina to go see Taylor:
Taylor enjoyed eating AND sharing her bag of Cracker Jack:
Jack was adorable as usual:
After nap time, we celebrated Mother's Day Eve and the girls thoroughly enjoyed playing with their cousins. Peyton was enthralled with Uncle Jeff's version of a "goodbye hug"-
She tried to do what Uncle Jeff did but could not quite lift Luke up, let alone upside down!
Taylor's favorite place after dinner seemed to be on Kaitlyn's lap.
Peyton's oldest cousins felt pretty cool that I was allowing them to help with her bath tonight. Just for kicks they dyed the bathwater PURPLE!