Monday, October 27, 2008

Taylor-Man the Baker-Man

So today mommy and I made some yummy homemade bread. It's called Pan De Sal. Translation: a yummy sweet bread Uncle DJ ate a lot of when he visited the Philippines. He made us some when he got back and it was oh so yummy. Well, we decided it was a good day for a food we made some. It turned out pretty tasty. I'm a huge helper in the kitchen and love food projects, so this was a fun day!

I was trying to see just how far my piece could stretch before it tore.

I learned what kneading was today.....I like to refer to it as pounding.
After we were done, Mommy gave me my own piece of bread to play with. I decided no project was complete unless we made a little mess.....soooo, I stuck my bread to my head and thought it was hilarious. I'm a boy....what else needs to be said?? :-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thankful Turkey....revisited

So I made my Thankful Turkey last week. It was lots of fun. Scroll down for the original photo. On Sunday night, I took my turkey to Mommy and said, "Mommy, I'm not done with my Thankful Turkey....I forgot to put you and Daddy on it!" I was very serious. I went and got Mommy a marker so she could add them to it. I mean, I forgot my parents.....silly me. :-) So Mommy started to write her and Daddy's name and so many things I am thankful for started pouring into my I started telling mommy, "I have more....will you write all of them?!?" I was very passionate about filling up my Thankful Turkey. So Mommy started writing and we had to stop because she ran out of room. :-) I just have so much to be thankful for....I wanted to put it all on there!

Mommy Interruption: Mind you, none of this was "parent inspired." This was all his doing. Out of no where he brought me this turkey to complete. I'd like to highlight the last few Taylor told me. So the last 4 went something like this: "Mommy, I want to put Zach Neese, and Tim Shepard and Thomas Miller and Kari Jobe! Yeah, I want to put all those too!!" I just love our little worshipper. These people have a little fan club even if they don't know. Can you tell he's a little guy with a big heart for worship?? He's such a special little guy. :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

State Fair '08

The fair is kind of a tradition for me and my family. This is my 4th time to go! We go every year and I have a blast each time. We normally just spend a few hours there and have a list of things to accomplish while there. The list goes something like this: pay too much for parking, go to the petting zoo and feed all kids of animals, get daddy a corny dog (this is the only hot dog item he gets every year, so he looks forward to it. Mommy DESPISES hot dogs, so he doesn't ever get them....poor daddy.) , we head over to the car show to test drive lots of really cool but over priced cars, get mommy a funnel cake, see Big Tex and possibly see the dog show then head on home. Its a fun time and I love it! This year we went with our coolest friends, Jake and Becky. They have never been to the fair, so we showed them the ropes. Good times! Thanks Jeremy and Cristi for the tickets! We had fun....sorry you couldn't come. Maybe next year. :-)

It was so fun feeding such a tall animal like Mr. Giraffe. :-)
The goats were my favorite....they always wanted to eat off my shovel.
Do you think I am getting slightly too big for my stroller???
I am stylin in the Hummer.
Best seat in the house....daddy's shoulders. :-)

This would be Becky, Jake and Daddy partaking in their corny dog (or as Mommy calls them, their Nasty Dogs.)
Nasty Dog, take 2
Me and the fam
Me and mommy sharing in my first funnel cake experience.....I LOVED it!!

When the parentals weren't looking, I started licking the plate.....can we say sugar high?? I didn't want some good sugar to go to waste. :-)Caught red handed with proof on my nose and chin.
Proud of my sugar lickings. :-) They were good while they lasted.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fun-Filled Day with Friends......and Turkeys!

Fall is here and it is sooooo wonderful! Pumpkin patches, yummy food, cooking binges my mommy gets on, cool weather.....its all so great! Well, its been a busy week for us at home so mommy and I decided to take the day off and call up some dear friends for a fun filled Turkey Day! We made turkey cupcakes and thankful turkeys that say what we are thankful for. It was the perfect dreary day to hang out with good friends inside and have some fun. Since a lot of my friends are girls, it was good to get in some "testosterone filled man time" with my friend Bryce too. We are always silly willy's when we are together! So here is to a fun filled turkey day.....hip, hip hooray!!!!
With 3 kids around, normally the bowl gets licked pretty clean. :-)
So here we are making our Turkey Cupcakes. We all got to frost our own cupcake then decorate it.The creative bunch slapping some yummy chocolate frosting on those sugar filled cupcakes. :-)

What cupcake decorating party is fun without having a quality control team to sample the final prodcut? Welcome to any party with boys. :-)

Here we are decorating away.....I've never had candy corn before, but I found out they taste pretty good. Mommy says they taste like sugar coated plastic and are yucky. I think I may disagree.
So this is the final product Mommy constucted to show us the ropes on how to make a Turkey Cupcake.......check out our final products....I think we may have skipped a step (or 2). :-)
By the way, our mommies would not let us eat the turkey we made. They said something about too much sugar and making us puke??!?? They looked rather good to us. :-)

Meet my Turkey Cupcake.....I drowned him in sprinkles. :-)

This would be Mayce's creation. She had a rather fluffy turkey with lots of candy corn feathers.

And finally, this would be Bryce's Turkey Cupcake. His is rather fluffy with lots of feathers AND it got a sprinkles bath. :-)

This is a picture of a 21st century play date. We each have our own laptop AND we are watching a movie. We can multi-task at a very young age.....and in style with our laptops. :-)

The 2nd part of our fun-filled turkey day was to makeThankful Turkeys with our mommies help. We made super cute turkeys and wrote what we were thankful for. It was lots of fun....although I wasn't as interested as my friends. I was to busy singing and listening to My Savior new favorite song these days. :-)

Mommy interruption.......I know you fully enjoy Taylor writing his blog and telling you all the things he is currently doing. However, I thought I would interrupt this blog and give you a little mommy translation of this craft we did today. So all the kids were telling what they were thankful for. I started asking Taylor what he was thankful for, these are the things he said.....Baby King, books, God, Erin, worship and Jesus. I am so greatful he said Jesus and God.....I mean, he should love those above all else. That answer I am forever grateful for. But where is mommy and daddy?? I asked him, what about mommy and daddy. He said "Um, how about Erin and books." Niiiiiice. Fun times as a Mommy. :-) I love you Taylor.....your precious humor and worship filled life are so sweet to me. You are the greatest joy to us and we love you so very much! I know you love your mommy and daddy. We'll try again next year. :-)

Nash Farms Festival

This past weekend was the Annual Nash Farms Fall Festival. It is a Historical Building in Grapevine that used to be an operating farm at one point. They have lots of fun things to do. We brought Grammie along for the ride and had a good time. :-)

All I need is some Wranglers and some cowboy boots....anyone want to loan me some??

Pumpkin Patch......Take 2

Last week we went back to the Pumpkin Patch to catch a little more fun time (and pictures) with some dear friends! We had a great time. My friend Bryce and I are the only boys of the bunch, so we always have a ball when we are together.....thankfully both of our mommies are having baby boys, so we can up the testosterone count during play dates soon! :-) I love my friends and I am so blessed by them. They bring me lots of joy!

Mrs. Becky came with us this time too. I'm so glad she did! Me and Bryce had lots of fun riding around in the wagon with her!
Buds Forever. :-)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin Patch....first trip. :-)

I am so excited it is time for the pumpkin patch! It is only here one month out of the year, so we usually get to go lots of times. :-) This was the first of our trip so the pumpkin patch. Mommy and I went with Payton and Aunt Kelsi. While mommy and Kelsi sat in their comfy chairs, Payton and I had a ball. Good times!
Here's a little health tip for you: Milk, it does my body good....Payton, your Diet Coke is yucky!

Real Men share their that's true love! :-)