Couldn't this blog title be more interesting or creative?!  Oh well.

We are so busy right now, it's just a miracle I'm writing here at all.  I've been thinking a lot lately about how I need to write more.  Just have to take that one day at a time.  Of course, it doesn't help when Bob reminds me of this as we are laying down in bed.  Yes, good idea to remind the girl who obsesses over things about her need to update her blog right before bed.  He's lucky I wasn't up writing all night.  As it was, though, I did have a hard time falling asleep.  Oh well.

So, yes, things have been super busy lately.  Work, for both of us, is its typical deluge of meetings and deadlines and urgencies that crop up demanding our attention.

Taylor seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.  I do believe he has a molar coming in on one side, and the other side's molar might also be peeping its way through.

He is thoroughly enjoying climbing these days.  About a week ago he managed to climb from his high chair onto the kitchen table, and then he proceeded to try to crawl across the table.  We've since started moving his chair farther away from the table.  Now he also likes to climb from his green cube to the love seat, and of course he had to climb from that onto the changing table.  Yes, so that has now been moved as well.

He seems to know that Bob is Da Da.  Sometimes I think he says something like "Dog!" when he sees pictures of dogs.  It still makes my heart melt to hear him say "Ma Ma."  And these days he likes to shake his head from side to side and chant "Neh Neh Neh!"

He has been very generous with his affection lately.  He'll give us big hugs, running into our arms and wrapping his around us tightly.  He loves to love on Scuba.  He likes to pet her as she's laying down, and then he'll straddle her and try to sit on her, or he'll try to use her as leverage to climb onto something.  She never seems to mind, as long as he passes a crumb or two on to her as he's playing.

He is, as always, our every day's joy.  There is something about his smile that fuels all of my energy.  I live to feel his arms around my chest and his hot little baby breath against my neck.  As his chubby little fingers graze my cheek, I ignore the knowledge that he is merely searching for my glasses, to wrench them from my face, and instead savor those brief moments of physical connection.

In other news, we had a lovely siblings weekend, although we dearly missed Bob and Family.  Still, it was great to visit with Chris and Leah, and we're looking forward to seeing them again soon.

The other night I made the Carbonera reciple from one of the Rachel Ray cookbooks Chris gave me, and let me tell you, it is delicious!  It was quite easy to make, so I'll definitely be making it again and again.  Hopefully I'll even stop to take a picture next time, before I devour it.

So I'm really going to make an effort to write more and to find more of my voice in this space of public writing.  I've had this sense for a while now of how incredibly fast time is passing us by, and it is my hope that pausing to write here and reflect more on the simple day-to-day occurences will help me slow time down just a bit and think more about everything that is going on in our lives.

This feeling of time moving too fast is one of the many changes that has occured with the arrival of Taylor into our lives, and it's still something I'm trying to wrap my head around.  Perhaps one day I'll succeed.  But not today.  Oh well :)




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