Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A day at the zoo

Ok well...not really THE ZOO but more like the mall pet store. ha!

Tabor really loves animals and we try to make trips to Petsmart or the mall "zoo" as often as possible. 

Tabor held a dog bone while we waited for our favorite puppy to come out to play.

We got to play with the puppy in the puppy room. I think he was scared of Tabor though. Tabor is a little too hands on since he's used to playing with Ginger who is 10x the size of this puppy but we still had fun!

Then we played with the cars that moved after looking at the birds and ferrets.

Tabor kept trying to make the cars go faster. ha Our little daredevil. I love the pic of him in his California wheels. Tabor is a Cali dude all the way.

Next week..Petsmart! :-) Hey it's free admission!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pancake Breakfast

We used to go to the Pancake festival every year when we lived here before so we were thrilled to get to go this year. It was actually my first year to attend and eat since I've always been a volunteer and I loved it!

Unfortunately Tabor was actually sick. He had a stomach bug, but we didn't know it until after we left. Actually until we all got it the next day. 

Here's our not so joyful baby boy. 

Ty and his momma posing with their breakfast! It was delicious!

Tabor didn't know what to think about the lion. I think he just wanted to go home and sleep! I can't wait to go back next year and do it again. I know Tabor will love it! Ty, Flo and I sure did!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Ok Ok I'm way behind on my blogging. So again I'm trying to catch up. I'll spread a little love today even if it's no where near Valentines anymore 

(let's just pretend!)

Happy Valentines Day!


BE MY...


Monday, February 6, 2012

Tabor is 10 Months old!

Happy 10 months Tabor Nolan!

Everyday more and more of your little personality shines through and I love you more and more. This last month has been a whirlwind but we've had a blast with you. We even spent a week and a half in LA and had such a great time with everyone there! I loved watching you play with all the other little ones!

In the last month you've had a few changes...

You still do your little army crawl. Actually I don't even know if we can call it an army crawl or even a wounded soldier crawl. You use your arms and toes and slide on your belly. You even cross your feet sometimes which makes this crazy crawling method seem completely inefficient to us, but you can move pretty quick if you have a reason to (ex. iphone or anything else you know you shouldn't play with).

You can pull yourself up. This is actually really funny because you won't bend your knees or walk your feet in closer. It's all upper body (and you've even used your tongue a time or two to help). You'll bend at the waist and then hold on for dear life. You've learned to get yourself down too by reaching with one arm until you touch the floor and then plop your belly down.

You can say uh oh and you learned to say it when you drop something. Actually now you say it before you intentionally throw something. You can be a little jokester sometimes.

You love eggplant, Brussels sprouts, beets, tofu, spaghetti squash, cheese, pasta, bread, salmon and beans. You still won't eat chicken but we haven't given up trying!

You've had your first cold (which won't seem to go away) and it happened the week after you stopped nursing. I tried to keep nursing you but you refused to work for your milk. Which I learned with the bottle too because I was still using a slow flow. How was I supposed to know there were other flows! ha! You still can't sit still very long even with the fast flow but at least you're drinking milk again. You drink about 6oz of Enfamil 4x a day. Formula is SO expensive! I can't wait to switch you to whole milk!

You can say mama. You still give lots of kisses and sometimes you blow them. You say "hola" but it sounds like "alla" or to your dad it sounds like "holla".

You love to give high fives or knuckles. You can clap but only on occasion because you prefer we do it for you since we can make it sound louder.

You still LOVE bath time. Actually you crawl into the bathroom everyday and pull up on the tub to look inside hoping to see water. You would love it if you could take a bath every day!

You play in your play pen for 30min at a time 2x a day. You love this and so do I!

You can scoot yourself backwards in your little riding car. You just started this a few days ago when you realized you could finally reach your toes to the floor!

You turned 10 months old on Super Bowl Sunday...which is why you have pictures with a football. You and your dad played "catch". To your dad's excitement you loved his football. You made his day!

Oh and my absolute favorite thing that you do now is that you play peek-a-boo with us before you go to sleep. We put a blanket over your face and ask where Tabor is and you pull it down so we can say peek-a-boo. Then you cover your face again and again and again. I think you would love to play this as long as we'd let you so you can stay up later! ha! The funniest thing though is when you peek one eyeball out and think we can't see you. We still ask where Tabor is but we think it's so funny.

Your schedule hasn't changed. Sleep 8:30-8:30 and 2- 2hr naps at 10:30 & at 3.

You weigh 19lbs and are 29inches long and are in the 37th percentile.

Your buddy Gabriel turned 1 today!! Happy Birthday Gabriel! We miss you and can't believe you are a year old!! We're so glad we got to be in LA to celebrate your first year! (I promise I'll post more soon!)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Growing Kids God's Way

Ok Ok I KNOW I need to update my blog. AND I WILL but first thing is first... I need to blog about a contest in order to enter it. So... here goes!

I just entered a contest to win the first book in the Prep for Parenting series of Growing kids God's way. I really really want to win this book. I really really want to own all of these books!

This is the parenting strategy that Ty and I have decided to raise our children on and so far we LOVE it! We decided we wanted a reason for everything we did and do. So if something that we do seems weird to you...just ask us WHY! We would LOVE to tell you and with these books even back up our actions with scripture! Ok we also make mistakes so there will be times when  you ask and we can't remember (sarah you do this and I love you for it!) so we go back and reevaluate! Either way it works for us and we've decided that no matter what we do as long as we are doing it for God then hopefully we are able to say we've done the best we could do.

The secular version of these books is called the "wise-series". Tabor has mastered Babywise 1&2 and we are currently moving to Pre-toddlerwise. Someday I hope to be blogging about the Teen-wise section. Yep I plan to read all 18years worth of these books and hopefully the Growing kids God's way version too (these are a little more expensive which is why I'm trying to win it!!)

Anyway...there you go. Want to know why we teach Tabor sign language, why he plays in his playpen for 30min to an hour a day or why he sleeps 12 hours at night. Trust me we'll talk your ear to death telling you why we love these books! Yes yes we know the next baby won't be as easy but we hope that keeping God as our focus that the joys of parenting are still as much fun as they've been so far!

If you're interested in entering the contest too just go to this blog! It's the place that has answered all my questions from last April to today!