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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Warning: Long post ahead, lots of catch up to do. Casen at 5 months, plus a video

Well this turned out to be a novel of an update. But at least there's something new to read!!! I feel so much better having caught up a bit. Hopefully I can be more consistent so I don't have to do monster posts all at once. Stay tuned to find out if I can actually do it!

Casen at 5 months

· Can grab onto his binky and sometimes gets it in his mouth

· Smiles lots

· Is very social; loves being around people

· Can roll all the way over

· Sleeps 12 hours a night

· Drinks 8 oz. formula

· Has tried all different kinds of food

· Loves bananas (baby food)

· His favorite toys are stuffed animals Mickey and Mr. Dog

· Is becoming playful

· Giggles easily

· Talks to himself a lot

· Responds to familiar voices- mom, dad

· Can grab onto toys, shoes, any object really but doesn’t always keep a hold of it

· Can sit up for a few seconds by himself

· Loves to eat his toes

· Likes to take a bath

· Requires only his binky and mr. dog for a nap

· Graduated to a crib

· Still spits up a lot

· Likes tummy time now that he can hold his head up easily

· Still likes to kick legs and move arms as much as possible while lying on his back

· Can hold his own bottle

· 25 in. long

· 15 pounds

Here's a video of him moving and talking. Similar to ones in the past but now he's bigger. I guess that's the only real difference. ha.

October fun and other random photos

Fell asleep on the changing pad waiting for mom. And he's wearing his cute new shoes!
Oh the fun you can have with a hanger! Don't worry he was supervised!
Crossing his legs. He actually does this quite often, we're not sure where he gets it.
Just a cute picture where we captured his smile
Dressed up as punk rockers at our ward trunk or treat. There were some from our ward who didn't recognize us this night!
At our next family home evening we carved them. And it was my first pumpkin carving experience! I realized growing up we designed our pumpkins but my dad always carved them so I was pretty excited that mine turned out looking somewhat normal. Aaron's a pro so he did something a little more creative. (His is the one on the left)
In October we went to a pumpkin patch and picked our own pumpkins. It was pretty cold and for some reason I had forgotten to pack a warm blanket so we used the thin one we had and I just held Casen close to me and hoped for the best. He was happy the whole time!
These are just some random picts from the last few months. The first one is of my 2 cute guys! I love Casen's look in this one. Like he just got caught or something. The next one is an awesome smile I captured. SO cute! The bottom 2 are his first bites of ice cream and oatmeal cereal. And I'm sure I could fix this underlining thing if I had the time but I'm just trying to get some posts done so I'm not going to.

So at four months we finally took Casen in to get pictures. They turned out really well, I was so excited! Here is what he has been doing at 4 months:

· Has started trying different foods-not just formula

· Can roll over onto his back

· Likes to play on a blanket on the floor and move around like he’s in a big hurry

· Smiles

· Laughs

· Has chubby thighs and a little belly

· 23 in. long

· 13 pounds

Confessions of a horrible, but trying to be better blogger

Okay so I am a COMPLETE slacker when it comes to blogging. And I realized the other day why I am like that. Blogging is similar to journaling for me. I know it's important and I want to do it but I just don't make it a priority. I've thought about it tons of times since our last post but then once I get behind I feel this major weight to catch up and then I just never post because I don't feel like I have the time to do a huge catch up post. So I've just decided to post what I can today and then if I ever get the time I'll do a catch up post.
Recently I took the time to write down all that Casen is able to do at 5 months and what I can remember at 4 months so I'll try to mix in some pictures with everything.
In the meantime try not to judge my horrible blogging skillz and just appreciate the cuteness of our child. Which, in my biased opinion is totally not hard to do. :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

another video

Is anyone out there?

So I've decided that having a blog with no comments is like having a facebook with no friends. I feel like I'm writing to a wall. Granted, we haven't had a blog for that long and not many people know about it. It's just that I'm lucky to even get anything on the blog that it feels like such an accomplishment that I feel like all of you should be as excited as I am. Okay this is starting to sound like a pity post. I didn't mean for it to sound that way. It would just be nice to know if anyone cares that we have this. Or reads it for that matter. that's all. I'm done.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

first video

so i want to post some pictures from the last couple of weeks of casen but until i get to that here's a video that we took this morning.

Casen update

This is a letter Casen wrote to his Uncle Jared who is serving a mission in Peru. Casen was born a couple months after Jared left so they haven't met yet. Because of this we wanted to update him on how Casen was doing and what he looked like.


Dear Uncle Jared,                                             7/4/10


    We haven't met yet but my mom's already told me all about you and how you're serving a mission in Lima Peru. I thought I'd write you to tell you about myself since we haven't met and you won't know me until I'm almost 2 years old. First off, Happy Birthday! I know we are late on that but we are thinking of you and hope that you had a great birthday!

    So I'm sure grandma already sent information about when I was born but I'll give it to you anyway in case she didn't. I was born June 7, 2010 at 3:32 p.m. I was 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 20 ½ inches long. I have dark hair and eyes, and long fingers and toes. I like to stretch my legs out and if mom or dad lays me down on my back my legs will rise up and hang out in the air for a while. My parents think I must have a nice set of abs to be able to do this so often. They think it's kind of funny to watch.

    At 3 ½ weeks I've already chubbed up a bit. My once tiny chicken legs are starting to beef up a bit and I'm already looking older. At least I've lost that newborn look. I do have LOTS of wrinkly extra skin and my mom LOVES it. I have a lot of extra skin on my back that wrinkles up a lot when I am snuggled up on daddy's chest. I think that's why my parents keep me in just a diaper, so they can see my soft, wrinkly skin. And also because it's really hot in our apartment.

    I am pretty happy most of the time. Except when I am getting my diaper changed or I am hungry. Then I can cry pretty loud. My parents heard my nice set of lungs the loudest for the first time when we went to Walmart. They took me there when I was sleeping and I woke up really hungry so I cried. What were they thinking? Luckily they got me a bottle pretty quick and I was able to calm down but not until after we left the store.

    Other fun things I like to do are going cross-eyed, which I do A LOT. I haven't figured out yet how to control my eyes so they go all directions sometimes. I also smile a lot in my sleep although I still won't be able to do this for real for another couple of weeks. I like to form my mouth into an "o" shape. And I move my arms and legs around whenever I am lying down and am not swaddled. Although I do love to be swaddled and that's how I sleep every night. I also sneeze frequently and it's usually twice in a row. One time it was four times in a row! Have you ever done that uncle Jared?

    Well, be sure to write me back and tell me how it is to be missionary. I can't wait until I'm old enough to be just like you and serve a mission. You're so cool Uncle Jared!    

    Happy Birthday again. I hope you did something really fun for your birthday and that you know that my parents love you lots and miss you. Mom and Dad tell me they are grateful for your example of righteousness and willingness to serve the Lord. We know you will be blessed for your service! We love you!


Your newest and bestest nephew,

Casen Aaron Taylor

And mom (Krista) and dad (Aaron)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

more picts. of casen

More recent picts. coming soon!

He's here!

Welcome to the world Baby T!

Casen Aaron Taylor was born June 7, 2010 at 3:32 p.m. He was 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 20 1/2 in. long. We are SO excited he is here!