Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Of what I am not sure, but he is pretty dang old. I was exercising at my YMCA a couple weeks ago when I heard an old man talking about the annual road bike ride from Houston to Austin. He said he didn't like it much which caught my attention. I initiated a conversation with him by asking why... As it turned out the man on the other side of me was a cyclist too and joined the conversation. This other man was probably in his late 50s early 60s. A few minutes passed and the two older men discussed various rides they participate in and the younger said "I was at the La Grange ride and they had the Oldest Competitive Cyclist come up and be introduced. That wouldn't happen to be you would it?"
He is 96!
If he can do it, I can do it.
Posted by Mariah at 10:26 PM
Of course its been a while since my last post and yes much has happened. As to whether its super exciting, that can question can only be answered by the eye of the beholder...
First Missed post: Max's Epic Poop Exposion
This party started at the park. He was about 6 or 8 weeks old and was enjoying one of his first trips to the playground with his big brother. There were not enough wipes, clothes or blankets we had...
Second: Grayden's Halloween Costume
Actually his "Dash" costume didn't arrive until two days after Halloween. I was the saddest. Grayden was fine with being the only thing left at target in his remote size; a ninja. Not to worry however, he wears it A LOT, sometimes even in public!
Third: Max Discovers How to use Elbows
This was at least a month ago. Troy managed to get a nice pic of Max propping himself up for the first time.
Fourth: Grayden's GQ Photo Shoot
These were taken in late January with the new DSLR my dad gave me for Christmas. Grayden is not the easiest model to work with. He much prefers to be behind the camera. I had to lure him with an old camera that serves as "Grayden's camera" and take turns shooting pictures. He knows how to wind his camera so his shutter closed when takes a picture.
Side note: He loves wearing his "soup" to church. He wore it three Sundays in a row before he put anything else on and then wore again today.
Fifth: Max's First taste of Food
Grayden insisted he help feed Baby Max.
Sixth: Grayden can Dress Himself!
Well sort of. Some time over the Holiday Break Grayden figured out how to get his shorts on and off. A few weeks ago he decided he need to change his shirt. He went upstairs all by himself took off is shirt and put on his green tractor t-shirt. I didn't actually get to see him do it, but I got this picture afterwards. Its backward, but not bad for a first try. He now can fully dress himself with some assistance with socks and his left shoe. He can get the right one on without any trouble.
Seventh: Grayden MUST sit with Max in the Chair
The picture quality is not so hot, but it was the cutest...
Posted by Mariah at 9:44 PM
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Posted by Mariah at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
It was a beautiful day Sunday. Perfect weather for a baby blessing and family gathering. Everyone made it on time and we had a yummy brunch afterward. Thanks to all family and friends who came from various parts of the state and those who participated in the blessing. What a wonderful gift of the Priesthood. The Spirit was most evident and Troy gave a beautiful blessing that was certainly inspired by the Lord.
Here are a couple pictures of those who attended. (David Johnston took the pictures and Sarah was inside cooking the bacon).
Posted by Mariah at 11:38 AM
Monday, October 26, 2009
I think not! Ok so the stool didn't provide enough hight to reach on top of the microwave sitting on the counter. His goal: a piece of gum. To solve his predicament he dragged his slide from the living room and pushed the ladder side against the cabinet. Success. Yummy strawberry trident!
Posted by Mariah at 10:43 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ok so Troy has hooked Grayden on movies. In the last two weeks Grayden has decided the TV is entertaining. We got him two disney movies. He already had Cars and we bought him Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles. Now Grayden runs around the house and EVERYwhere else like "Dash".
He has become so savvy has just managed to trade out the Incredibles dvd in the player for Monsters inc all while I was in the bathroom. I am beginning to see a pattern. He uses the precious time I am stuck in the bathroom as license to exercise his mischievous plans!
Posted by Mariah at 3:39 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Grayden always wants to hold Max. To express this he says "hold it". We frequently take Taylor Family naps together which are exceptionally nice since we got our new king size bed! Now that Max is here he is included. Grayden wanted to hold him the other day when we were going to take a snooze. I told him he could not hold him laying in bed, but he could put his arm on his tummy. Now that has become the daily ritual. (Don't tell Grayden Max gets moved after they pass out!)
Posted by Mariah at 5:36 PM