Thursday, July 9, 2009
*her stubburness -this sounds like a weird thing to love, but I like to see that she a mind of her own
*her hugs -she can squeeze so tight for such a little girl and gives them to me so freely
*her sense of order - now I am not the most organized person out there, but Taylee knows how things should go or where they should go and is adiment about keeping things that way.
*her memory -the things she remembers surprise me all the time.
*her ability to learn quickly - Taylee picks things up fast. I hope I can help her keep this skill as it will be so beneficial for her all her life.
*her negotiating skills -I think she got these from Ryker or her dad, and at the time I don't find them so great, but she is good at talking her way in or out or around things.
*her imagination -I love that she can come up with games or play pretend or act out scenarios with her toys, it is such an important part of play.
*her need for me - I admit, I sometimes get a little claustriphobic, but mostly I love that she wants me when she is sad or hurt or just wants to play close to me or sit right by me, its great.
*her sweetness - we all know she has some sass in her, but she can be so incredibly sweet. She will say, "thanks mom for letting me have some brownie" and the way she says it is so sincere. Or she will just look at me and say, "I love you mom" or tonight she was praying and she said, "please bless mom will get a baby in her belly" and my heart just melted.
*her ability to be so strong - I am just so amazed at how well she handled having cancer. She breezed through it so well it almost felt like no big deal, but I want her to know that it was a major big deal and I am so proud of her for being so brave and making it not so hard for her mom to watch her go through. I am pretty sure she can handle anything now.
*her laugh - all her family knows that Taylee's true laugh is this deep belly almost scary kind of laugh, but nothing sounds better
*her need to be independant - it is a classic two-year-old thing to do, but how else would they learn how to do so much on their own. It can be frustrating, but I love seeing her accomplish new things.
*her personality -I wish I could say she is all girl or a complete girly girl, but that wouldn't be completely true. She loves her dollies and her "lips" she recently has gotten attached to a ballet outfit and loves Strawberry Shortcake, but I must say she isn't the most graceful girl, she doesn't like to wear dresses all that much, she tells me she doesn't want long hair, and I can just see her needed to be athletic and moving. I wouldn't call her a tomboy by any stretch, but she has too much personality to be the sweet timid girly girl that you normally think of.
*her similarities to her dad -we don't think she looks like either of us, but I definatly think her personality favors Aaron and he has so many qualities that she is lucky to have.
*her petite little body - I love that she is still little enough to carry around with little effort. I can still fit her in my arms like a baby and she just snuggles up so nicely. I wish she could just stop growing for a while, but she doesn't like when I tell her that cause she is "getting bigger and bigger"
*how peaceful she is when she sleeps. I still cant resist snapping pictures of my little girl sleeping.
Bonnie and Laura .... so glad they came!
"The coolest float in the parade" according to Aaron.
That night we ended up going to Idaho Falls where this hotel sets up tables out on the lawn right by the river and serves a yummy dinner and puts on a patriotic program. Then you have great seats for the really awesome firework show. We layed out a blanket and played Phase 10 until it got dark and then Taylee snuggled down right between Aaron and I to watch the show.
Those of my fam that could make it
Just some of the fun toys they had to play with...
Jacey and Ryker at the dance lessons. Contrary to Ryker's face, these two had a great time dancing and they did it all night! Who knew five year olds could be so good at two-stepping!