Thursday, May 28, 2009

Everyone knew it already -

my son will be really tall.

And now according to's child height predictor, it's official:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Geez, Dad.

Conversation between Sean and Taylor today:

Taylor: "Daddy, draw Mat." (a.k.a. Mack from the movie Cars)
Sean: (after trying his hardest to draw a recognizable semi truck): "There, there's Mac!"
Taylor: (after scrutinizing Sean's drawing for a few seconds): "No Daddy, draw real Mat."

Guess Sean needs to go to art school.

Farewell, Cunninghams!

Okay, so I'm really sad today. Our neighbors Aaron and Nicole are moving to Iowa for almost four years so that Aaron can go to Chiropractic school. In the short time we've known them we have become really good friends - Nicole and I can talk for hours and our men love talking about whatever it is men talk about [insert grunting and burping sounds]. Nicole and Aaron's son Landon is only 5 days older than Taylor, and the two of them are best buddies. They play together all the time and have very similar interests - cars, motorcycles, balls, dirt, and pushing around anything with wheels - you know, two-year-old stuff.

I'm really sad to see them go, but I'm sure they'll have fun on their new adventure. Nicole is about to have their second baby and I'm glad I can stay in contact with her via blogging, Facebook, and email.

Good luck in Iowa, Aaron and Nicole! You guys are great friends and I'm glad we can keep in contact while you're gone!

Day Out With Thomas

Thursday was Taylor's birthday and we celebrated by taking him up to Heber to see Thomas the Tank Engine. Taylor was so excited to ride on Thomas, and they had lots of games and entertainment for the little ones too. We spent several hours there and had so much fun! Here are some pictures from our adventure.

Daddy and Taylor in front of Thomas - Tay had a hard time looking away from Thomas so we could get a picture:

My little conductor playing with the Thomas trains - They had so many fun activities for the kids and we just wanted to let him play all day!

Tay and Daddy with Sir Toppam Hat - Mommy should have been on the other side to take pictures so half of Sir Hat wasn't blocked out by Daddy:

Finally on the train!

My happy boy:

He was so excited to be on a real train and loved looking at all the houses and farmland we passed:

It took him no time at all to zonk out once we got back to the car:

Happy Birthday, baby boy! I can't believe my sweet Taylor is already two years old. He has been the absolute sunshine of my life and I just can't even picture what life would be like without him. He's such a ham and lights up every room he steps into. He's our little chatterbox and we're amazed every day by the words he knows and by his amazing communication skills. Taylor is a big sweetheart and tries his hardest to be nice to everyone and (usually) shares his toys without complaining. He is curious about the world and Sean and I love showing him new things and taking him new places just to see his face light up in amazement.

I love you so much Taylor! I'm glad you had such a fun second birthday!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Taylor's second birthday party was yesterday. He had so much fun seeing all of our friends and family, playing in the park, opening gifts, and eating cake and ice cream. He was so excited to see the "happy booday sign," "happy booday take," and loved when everyone sang to him.

Here are some highlights from my baby's special day.

The dirt cake made with love by Mommy:

Opening gifts - he kept getting upset with me because I wouldn't let him play with the present after he opened it:

Blowing out his "booday tandles":

Me and my big boy:

I love my Tay bug so much! I can't believe he's almost two years old; time flies so fast. I'm so happy he had such a great birthday party, and thanks to everyone that made his day so special!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's never a good thing when... lift up the toilet seat and see this:

"What is that?" you ask. That is a grocery bag stuffed with toilet paper that was shoved into the toilet by my toddler.

I also found my first gray hair today.

Coincidence? I think not.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Comic Relief of My Life

Taylor in a stunning rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:"

Dirty Vegas

We went on a trip with my family down to Las Vegas this last weekend. It's been a while (like 10 years) since I've been there, and in the words of my dad Vegas is an armpit. I was shocked at the obvious lack of morals, clothing, and soberness of the majority of people there, not to mention the outright pornographic billboards, hotel signs, and random icky pamphlets strewn all over the ground.

Now to be fair, we did do some fun things and there were some decent parts of the trip. So without further introduction, here are some (okay, the ONLY) good things about our vacation.

#1: The view from our room (and no, my obsession with the Eiffel tower didn't have merit in this vote.) (Maybe.)

#2: The "white train" (a.k.a. the Monorail) that we rode on a couple of times with the fam. Tay loved it. Big surprise.

#3: The sights. Even the person most disgusted by Sin City has to admit that some of these places are pretty cool lookin'.

#4: Pool time with Daddy. Although there were some R-rated shenanigans going on at the same time just yards away from the kiddie pool, Tay still had lots of fun with Daddy. And Mom had lots of fun sitting in the shade and taking pictures.

#5: It was great to see my family, and Jessica's wedding was great. She looked absolutely beautiful in her gown and I'm so happy for her.

Sean and I ended up leaving Vegas early and stayed in St. George Saturday night, which we originally thought was a great idea - though I'm now having my doubts after breaking out in hives as a result of something my body didn't like in the sheets at our hotel (please tell me it's just an allergic reaction to the detergent!).

The trip went okay considering many many factors (some of which include 1. We went to Las Vegas, and 2. We had to drive 6 hours in a car with a toddler. Twice.), but we've both vowed never to return to the adult entertainment capital of the world again. Ever.