Monday, October 5, 2009

Family Pics, Taj's Birthday, Locks for Love

Taj's cake and presents

Taj's uncle Easton was more than happy to help open Taj's presents:)

Grandma spoiling Taj...I don't let him guzzle pop!

My new "do" My good friend Danielle did an excellent job. If any of you are ever up north and need your hair done, she's the one the call!

I'm donating my 10 in braid to Locks for Love...makes cutting all my hair off worth it:)

My mom and dad got Taj a radio flyer rocking horse, which he is still trying to figure out, but he loves it so far, thanks mom and dad!

Taj had way more fun playing with his cake than eating it

Grandpa Clint gave Taj his first real cell phone, which he loves, and thank goodness because I don't think Brannon's blackberry could take anymore abuse from one kid.

Taj fell in his cake while he was trying to push the dump truck around...after that, nobody really wanted any cake because while he was stuck in it, he drooled all over on it:)

This cake was my mom's idea. I thought it was way cute and Taj loved it, thanks mom!

So a lot has happened in the past month, or at least a few events that are noteworthy. The first is that we took our first family pictures a couple weeks ago and lucky for us, Brannon has a friend who is an excellent photographer, so we were able to get some really nice pics. Taj absolutely loved our photographer and his camera. The whole 60s theme look turned out pretty nice too, thankfully, because it was a lot of work to get all the right clothes put together.

After family pictures, I decided it was time to cut my hair. I've been contemplating doing it for a couple months, so I decided to chop it last week. It is so much lighter and so fun to style. I don't know why I do drastic things to keep my life interesting, but it's fun!

Finally, we celebrated my dad and Taj's birthday in Monticello with my family last weeked. We had a lot of fun and Taj loved being the center of attention. Taj is so so close to walking now and I know my life is going to get even more hectic than it already is. Taj is fascinated with wheels, dogs, cell phones, and learning how to use a spoon to eat. He can clap his hands, give high five, dance, point at things he's interested in, say mama, dada, baba, baby, and mimi (he calls me this sometimes). He loves to push his trucks and cars around on the floor while making truck noises. He also still loves his swing that is wayyy too small for him and he likes a good story before bed. Anyway, I can't believe my baby is already 1 year old. He is growing so fast and I'm so thankful that I get to stay home and watch him grow up.


Chad and Kelly said...

Your hair is cute! I can't believe Taj is a year! 2 months and Nicole will be there too:( Can't wait to see your family pictures.

The Askeroth Family said...

Your hair is so cute Michelle! I love it! You need to post your family pics, I'm excited to see them.
And happy birthday to Taj!

Brian and Megan said...

I love your hair!!! Our boys are one. Isn't it crazy? Looks like a fun party. Life is crazy when they walk. I didn't think it would be that different than crawling but I was wrong and should have listened to moms who obviously knew what they were talking about! It is so fun though to see them walk and be so proud of themselves!

Janice Twitchell said...

Holy cow Happy birthday Taj!! So glad his party went well and he loved all his presents. Your hair is way cute! Now I want to cut mine! Looks great on you chelle! the only thing that's missing in this post is your family pictures! I'm guessing they're not edited yet, so when you get them, you better be posting them. How unfare to tempt me with lovely pics of you guys and then there's no pic! ;) Hope to see you guys soon! Miss ya!