Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I have absolutely no idea how to post pics..As you can tell.

Hopefully I will get better with a little practice. ENJOY!
She is having so much fun! But you'd never know it!

Elmo had to enjoy the swing as well!

She wouldn't hold still so I couldn't get one from the front!


Beginning to see the light....

(I am not really sure if anyone else is reading this, but it is ok i am kinda doing this for Me anyway.) STOP THE PRESSES Taylor went to school with a pony tail today!!! I must have taken 400 pictures!! i have no idea how long it stayed in....but she is opening up to the possibility of being a "girl!" YEAH!!! I have also found a halloween costume- for Taylor that is! I was beginning to really worry about it! I put so much pressure on myself to find the cutest, the best costume I could. i am not sure why I do this to myself.... huh? Another day i'll worry about this.
We took her to the swings tonight when Shaun got off of work. She absolutely loves to swing! She starts off smiling and then she just sits there very content. By looking at her you would think that she HATES it, but NOO she is loving every minute of it!
I just want to end this by saying that i am SUPER proud of a particular person in my life. She/He will remain nameless but I just want her/him to know that I am busting with pride for everything you are doing to make this "lifestyle" change. I hope that he/she feels the support that they are receiving from me and will continue to receive forever.
I have been reading a particular blog that SW has turned me onto and i am addicted. I am addicted to the fact that this family lost something so precious to them and yet their Faith in God has completely helped them through this! I am the one questioning "why" and they are comfortable in the fact that He did it for a reason that only HE will know! I want some of that! I want to be able to "turn it all over" to Him! I am not a terribly religious person, but I am beginning to see the light.....

Thanks for caring,
PS. As soon as Shaun downloads the camera I will post pics of Taylor swinging and with the ponytail.


It was like our own magical universe.....

 Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last night I was giving Taylor a bath when a curious thing happened, she decided that she did not like bubbles anymore. Of course she was in a bubble bath so this made the entire event that much more difficult. It was very funny watching her squeal whenever bubbles stayed on her skin too long. But she tried with such determination to get all the bubbles off of her and her many toys. She will probably enjoy the bubbles tonight oh well.....a woman no matter how small always has the right to change her mind! Right?
Do you remember building forts as a child? I do. Kacey and I (when we weren't trying to kill each other) would get all the folding tables (for Pokeno and holidays) my mom had stored in the house as well as every chair and every cushion off of the couch and proceed to make the best fort we could possibly build. It was like our own little magical universe....
I am reminded of this because Taylor is starting to enjoy being under the covers. She mostly hates any covers when she is sleeping, but she is now enjoying sitting straight up covered with a blanket. It is so interesting to watch her take her baby doll, Pablo (from the Backyardigans) and whatever book is handy and disappear under the covers. Every once and a while you see a little hand pop out to reach and grab for something else to bring into her little "blanket world."
I am so enjoying watching her discover new things everyday. She discovered pockets the other day! Of course I had on some old cargo pants so she was in heaven putting her chapstick into all the different pockets. Who knew that something so simple could provide hours of entertainment....pockets *SIDEBAR- She watches mommy constantly put on chapstick so we had to "make" Taylor her own Chapstick. We took an almost empty tube and cleaned it out and now she can put on her chapstick just like Mommy. Monkey See, Monkey Do.

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The best sound in the laughs.

 Monday, September 22, 2008

We are on the look out for the perfect halloween costume for Taylor. This year she is old enough to actually enjoy the process of Trick or Treating so I want to try and make the most out of it as we can. I know that I am more excited about it than she is, seeing as she has no idea what is going onanyway. We went all over town Sunday looking for a costume for Taylor and came home empty handed. The hard part is that we need to find a costume for a Toddler where the head piece of the costume doesn't "make" the outfit. (flower, etc.) She is very much like one of her relatives (who will remain nameless) who HATES to have her hair messed with. Therefore, my daughter has never wore a bow, barrett, headband, or hat for longer than 45 seconds! This leaves us with quite a challenge. Now we must search the internet for a new idea. It you have any suggestions, please let us know. (She was a Devil last year..i attached a pic...look how little she was!)

Just so you know Tay has found a new phrase that she loves! Some of you got to hear it first hand on Saturday, but for the many of you who have not heard ...."It's Raining" has never sounded so funny. For a 21mos old it comes out as "IFFFSS WAYING!!" She is so proud of herself when she says it, because she knows that we will laugh at it, EVERYTIME! Needless to say she cannot say it just once she must scream "IFFSS WAYING, IFFSS WAYING!" Especially when you are running across a parking lot in the rain! She screams and laughs at the same time "IFFF SSSS WAYING, IFSS WAYING, IFFSS WAYING" Ah.....the best sound in the laughs.

I have been thinking alot about going to back to school to get my teaching certificate. I am not sure if it is at all possible, but I am giving it some thought. I don't think anything will happen before next year. But, just FYI I am tossing around the idea. I just dont know what i want to be when I grow up. I often wish I were the type of person who knew exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives. I have never felt that "calling" that some people get when it comes to their lives and in what direction it should take. But honestly what percentage of people actually are woking the job that they are "called" to do?....5%? 10%?

The older I get the more I realize how wonderful it is to have friends and family that support you and care for you. I am just starting to actually see that there are so so so many people that do not have any type of support system and they are truly alone in this world. It is this sad fact that makes me apprecite even more all the blessings that I have in my life.

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I wish I had had my camera....

 Friday, September 19, 2008

This is probably one of the most intimidating things i have ever had the courage to undertake in my life. I sat down to write and then I see that blinking cursor and the BLANK WHITE page and suddenly I feel as if I am back in Religion Class on the essay portion of a test.

I am not sure if i need a mission statement or a goal....I am just flying by the seat of my pants.
What I am aiming to do is let friends and family have a glimpse into the everyday life that is mine, well Taylor's. (you get the idea)

WARNING: Our life is not all that exciting but we might just entertain you as we, first time parents go on this roller coaster called parenthood. Naturally Shaun and I have very different approaches. If you can imagine, I never let go of the bar, I white knuckle it, hold my breath the entire time praying that nothing goes wrong and i don't throw up, hyperventilate, or pass out...But of course when it is all over I LOVE it! Can't wait to do it again... I just don't realize how much fun it is at the time. And Shaun of course, has his "Look Ma no hands" attitude. Hands thrown up in the air, hair blowing in the wind...enjoying every moment of the ride! I am a little jealous that he can do this with such abandonment.

I also wanted a way to become a little more organized. Deep down inside I truly want to be an organized, neat "a place for everything and everything in its place" type of person, but i just fail on the follow through. I just don't know where to start. I have many places to start but it is soooo overwhelming that I quit before i even begin. Plus, I get distracted, I want to walk down memory lane and I fall into that "may need it one day" trap. One of my favorite excuses for hanging onto crap. I need some OCD from K. I am a certified Pack rat. I keep EVERYTHING!! I am s l o w l y beginning to realize that i can get rid of stuff and still be okay. EXCEPT for my books. They go nowhere! I love my books like I love my friends! They are a part of me! Many (OK most) of them have traveled around the Southeast with me. Now that I am completely out in left field......

I want write down all the little things that happen that are so cute now, but you'll never remember tomorrow!

This morning Taylor comes into the bathroom as I am getting dressed and she is brushing her teeth. You are thinking that is great, that is what she is suppose to be doing. But,....wait for it...she is brushing her teeth with one of those GIANT toothbrushes that you catch at a Mardi Gras parade. I wish I had had my camera........

It is way past by bedtime. Add more tomorrow. (when I figure out the pic. thing).

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Here goes nothing...

 Thursday, September 18, 2008

I have decided that we (the Carty family) needed to start a blog. So far I have no idea what I am doing! So hopefully ya'll can hang in there and maybe we can all learn some things together. If and when I figure something out, I will definitely pass the information along to ya'll incase you are thinking of doing the same thing. goes nothing!


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