Saturday, July 10, 2010

Born on the fourth of July!

I have so much to catch up on, and I had better start with our sweet Taylor's birthday! It's crazy to think that we now have TWO eleven-year-olds!

(And THREE five-year-olds, counting Lexi. LOL)

Our sweet Taylor made his debut on the 4th of July, 1999. I remember it like it was yesterday! He came exactly 13 days early, and we just know it's so he could have parades and fireworks on his birthday each year! He was the tiniest, sweetest little boy I had ever laid eyes on. I was sooooo in love and thought I could never love him more, but I DO!!!

Taylor is kind, sensitive, smart as a whip, dedicated, athletic, fun, a deep thinker, musical, selfless, witty, and oh so handsome... Someday he will make one lucky girl VERY happy!

He spends his days reading, busting out cool dance moves, playing board games, watching some TV, reading, shooting hoops, playing baseball, playing with his brothers and sisters, sleeping in (our only one who will), and reading. He has the best giggle in the ENTIRE world and I will never tire of hearing it! His best friend is his brother Parker, and they get along perfectly! His other best buddies are Cohlton and Brody-- both awesome boys.

He loves Hershey bars, watching ESPN and anything sports related, having lots of brothers and sisters to play with, hiking, camping, reading (have I mentioned that yet?), playing on the computer, glazed donuts and vanilla ice-cream, BYU, alone time, hanging out with friends, nature, Tennessee, and cuddling Mom and Dad-- YAY!

We couldn't be more proud of our first-born. Taylor, we LOVE LOVE LOVE you!

Taylor's 2004 birthday party-- what a cutie! (Can you spot Parker? Hint... he's wearing a hat)

Having fun with his birthday present-- laser tag!

Breakfast in bed-- age 5

Breakfast in bed-- age 11


  1. Happy Birthday Taylor! I love your tradition of breakfast in bed on birthdays! So fun!
    I remember holding Taylor in the hospital after he was born--so tiny and handsome! Now he's just grown up handsome! And such a great boy!!!

  2. Thanks for posting the younger pictures - it's fun to see how he has grown up. He will always be the first grandchild born on this side of the family...very special place to hold!