Saturday, September 30, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Taylor had a playdate with some other babies from our church on Monday! She had so much fun! Check out the picture, isn't it hilarious. Starting from the left, Josiah Supercinski is 7 months old, of course Taylor (4 months), Aaron Winslow (5 weeks), and Jude Estes (3 weeks). And the boys have all eyes on her...
It's funny because Josiah was crawling over all the babies, Taylor was just very chill (unusual) and the other 2 were pretty calm too. I think Jude finally just fell asleep over there. What a cutie! Looks like Taylor has some sweet friends already!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I just started sitting at the table with mom and dad last night! I also got some "cereal" mixed with my milk...Mom and Dad decided after a night of waking up just about every hour they needed to try something new. And guess what? It kinda worked! I did wake up a few times, but I went 10 hours without eating! Yippee! I like cereal!
Check out how I'm holding my bottle all by myself! Am I a big girl or what?
Monday, September 18, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Hey bloggers, this is the one, the only...
Allen Joseph Duty.
That's right - it's Friday night, 8:53 p.m., which means it's time for bed. But not on this fateful night, oh no.
Let me tell you how this came to pass...
I was helping Kendra with the "nighttime routine" (which includes getting Taylor a bath, some "food," and into the crib) where, as those of you who know me well may have guessed, is 100% methodical and predictable every night.
However, on this fateful night, I journeyed past the "study" (which is really the guest room with the computer in it that will one day be another bedroom and force us to move the computer somewhere else, which in turn will drive me nuts) and it was as if the computer called out to me.
It said, "Read the blogs, Allen."
As though possessed, I went straight over and began to read. As I read, I laughed.
And laughed and laughed and laughed.
I don't know what it is, but it's like everyone at Living Hope Baptist Church is a comedian behind the keyboard. Why is that? Is it because the people who aren't lightning-fast with words and wit have time to come up with the exact right way to turn a phrase? I have no idea, but everyone is stinking hilarious.
For example, I went to the Hendrick blog. Now, I've known for quite some time that Heather is great with the written word and thus, it doesn't surprise me when I read funny stuff on their blog. But I was reading the stuff about the morning routine and about the puking episodes and anything that has something to do with Aaron and I thought I was going to pee in my pants.
We've got some really funny people at this church, and I guess what's funny is that everyone in our circle is just so brutally honest about life.
The point of this whole post was to say this: I'm sure glad that we don't have to wear masks that are designed to say, "Check me out; I've got it all together."
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
My Uncle Ship came in town this weekend and we had so much fun together. He came all the way from Indiana to see me. Yippee! I showed him how I can squeal and put my hands in my mouth. He also got to see my rolling over trick (see below).
In other news, I am teething! It's been fun to wake up so many times at night and see mom and dad.
Guess what else? I will be 4 months old on Sunday. I am a big girl! Mom says I am weighing in at 14 lbs these days.
I am also getting really good at rolling over. At nighttime I do it and then I can't go back to sleep. But mom or dad always comes to get me and roll me back. Check out the footage!
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Well, we've all had it now. I have no idea where it came from and can only hope that it goes FAR FAR away from us and our friends. It's the 24 hour tummy virus. Here's how it started:
I was feeding Taylor Tuesday night and all of the sudden she looked up at me with those big blue eyes and threw up all over me. Again and again and again.
We were soaked.
The chair and ottoman were soaked.
The carpet? Completely soaked around us.
This was the scariest moment ever as a mom.
Fast forward to 2 am that morning and I've got my head in the toilet pretty much from then all the way until Wed night. Fun, right? It gets better. Wed night Allen and I had to start sharing the toilet. He had it bad and I started feeling better. In our whole dating/marriage relationship we had never gotten each other sick before now. It was horrible.
But, praise the Lord for the people who took care of our Taylor Joy when we couldn't. You don't read our blog, but we love you anyway. I really hope this virus doesn't catch up to any of you. Anytime you can't keep down a sip of water you know it's bad. We are all feeling better now. Praise the Lord!