Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Fun

Oh, I just love the fall! The only part that I don't like is that it eventually leads to winter, which I think is just about here:(. Oh well. I swear I'll just be holed up in my house, because I'm too nervous to take Tay out anywhere because I DO NOT want her getting sick! But, I'm kinda excited about that for a little while, I like just hanging out at home with just her and I. It's very relaxing for me, and we can be on our little routine, and I can get lots done around here. But, I think I need a hobby or something, because there's only so much cleaning you can do in a 1200 sq. ft house! I love to read, but I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything when I do that. I'm not very crafty, but maybe that's something I can work on. Any suggestions of things to do during the winter and we're inside a lot?? Also, I've started buying Christmas presents, and that has been way fun. I do love Christmas, especially if I can spread the buying for Christmas out so that I'm not stressing in December. So fun!

Tay is doing so well. She is sitting up on her own very well, and wants to crawl so bad. She has the movement down, but she can't quite get her feet to have enough grip to push her forward. I'm excited for her to crawl, but also a little hesitant. She can scoot backwards, though. This week I think she has started some more serious teething. I could be totally wrong, but she has been SO whiny, and that is really not like her.

Anyway, we have really been enjoying the awesome weather we've had the past couple weeks. We've spent a lot of time outside on the swing, sitting in the grass playing with leaves, reading books outside, and taking walks. It's been SO nice.

Here are some cute fall pictures of Tay out in the leaves (which we have a TON of in our yard!)


YUM!

Doesn't she look so tiny??

Reading stories

For Halloween Eric's mom made Tay THE CUTEST poodle skirt. It is adorable. The little dog on it is so dang cute. Tay and Olivia were matchy-matchy. They were too cute. Except for Olivia had the funniest pink glasses...I couldn't stop laughing every time I saw her!
We could not get them to look at the camera for very long. This is about the best shot I got! Ha...at least you can see their cute outfits!

Taylor has been making the funniest face. She gets her whole body tense, and makes what we call the monster face. She will not do it for Eric, though. It is really funny. Here's a funny picture of her doing it...

We've been having a ton of fun with her, she is a doll. Eric has been working hard on things on the house. He found a house that is doing slate for their roof, and asked if he could use the discarded broken pieces. So, he picked a bunch up, and has been laying it down on our porch. It will look so cool when it's done. I'll post pictures later.

I need to write about Eric and I going to Disneyland, but that will have to be another post...this one is already too long. Props to you if you read it all!

13 comments:

Malerie said...

That is so funny..Madeline does that funny face, too. I wonder if they just discover their muscles in the face, but every stranger Madeline sees now, she grits her teeth/gums and shakes... and Taylor looks adorable in her poodle skirt!

Sarah said...

Bree! Ava wore a poodle skirt for Halloween too! That is sooo funny, and so cute! I can't believe how big Tay is getting!

Lauren Maley said...

Tay is too cute!! i love the monster face. You should try your hand at digital scrapbooking!!! its way fun =)

Claire said...

She is such a doll! I love the pix of her eating the leaf and I totally didn't see her in the one of the whole yard. Her costume was adorable! Our house is as small as yours, but I sure seem to always be cleaning! I have gotten into cooking a lot and digital scrapbooking too. Can't wait to see photos of the slate. I love the look of slate. They use it for everything out here in NY.

Lyd said...

Dude, you should have seen my past two posts (not the current one though.) They were MUCH longer than this one. This was the perfect size for me. Anyway...CUTIE!!!! I love it!!! Those costumes are like the cutest ever! I wish I could have seen them! And I love her in the leaves. Too cute. And that crazy face!? I totally love that. We have some AWESOME pictures of Spencer. So hilarious.

And I think there was this cool genealogy type thing that Alli was doin a while ago. It's just done over the internet, but it sounded like she had a lot of fun doing that. You should ask her about it. I almost wanted to start doing it because from what I got of it, those are the kind of things that I like to do.

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

I thought Halloween was October 31st and not November 4th cause tonight is the scariest night in freakin history! Barack Hussein Obama is our president?!?! I'm movin to Mexico where I don't have to share my burrito with everyone... You in?!

jenandbrody said...

That is the funniest face ever. She's so cute. She looks like a little cabbage patch doll!

Seth said...

Oh man. I cannot believe you let her play in the leaves like that. And sticking those leaves in her mouth?!?! What were you thinking????

-KJ said...

Oh, my next post is soooooooo much longer! Hahaha!

I love how she works her eyebrows just like her daddy! So funny! I think I may have some decent shots that I can email to you.

Spence used to make a funny face just like that. We called it Spaz Face. His fingers would get all tense and cripled looking, and he would start shaking! OH, that makes me sad thinking about him that tiny. I can't wait to see her with teeth and crawling!

Bree :--) said...

I'm totally in Ry! But, don't you mean you won't have to share your burro with everyone?! ha:)

csazahn said...

she is SO SO cute Lanie ;)
How have you been? It seems like forever since I last saw you and your little family, and I have yet to meet your new little ray of sunshine :D I completley understand you needing a hobby... I am trying to find one as well. I have been looking into everything from cupcake decorating to making sock creatures for Autumn... Oh well. I hope all is well!
love,
Sara

CAROLYN said...

That is the cutest little poodle skirt I've ever seen! And I love the picture of her making a funny face. She is so precious!

Erica said...

I love the monster face! It is so funny! It was great to see you guys last week! I can't believe that I didn't ask you about your Disney land trip!
Also, I will let you know about any neat projects or things to do that I come by this winter. Right now I am trying to learn how and what I can make with this knifty knitter that I found on clearance . . .