Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The latest baby pictures of Reagann

Pam Christison took these pictures of Reagann. She is an absolutely amazing photographer. If you ever need a good photographer -- give me a call.

The Chris Taylor's

No, she's not cross-eyed -- just cute as a bug!!!

Kristen and Reagann -- what a gorgeous picture!!!

Chris and Reagann -- another beautiful, classic picture.

Isn't she darling? What a sweet little girl. And don't you just love that dress?

Ryan and Reagann. There would have been more pictures of Ryan -- but he wasn't cooperating. But this one is absolutely adorable.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just great family pictures before Missy left to go back to Utah.

Kristen and Reagann -- so sweet!!

Kristen and Reagann.

Lydia and Reagann.

Missy about to go to the airport. Whah!!!

I bought this baby swing for Ryan when he was a baby -- he didn't like it then. But.. now... he LOVES it -- it is just the right size for him. He sits in it to watch movies on the TV. He swings in it -- it is just his thing right now. Wonder how I'll be able to put the baby in it?

Ryan with his sunglasses.

Lydia and Doug.

Ryan had a GREAT time at Grandma's house -- wait until you see!!!

After Reagann's blessing, Chris, Kristen, Doug and Lydia came over for lunch. After lunch, we had to take Missy to the airport -- WHAH!!! Anyway, while Kristen was nursing Reagann and Doug, Lydia, Gary and I were playing our favorite game of "trains" -- Ryan decided to explore my craft room. He found my brand new, expensive markers (Copic markers) and took the caps off of 3 or 4. He took the brown one into Doug's old bedroom and into the bathroom and had a great time decorating the bathroom and him!!!

Ryan's body art!!! He had a great time decorating himself and my bathroom!!!

I look great -- huh?

This is only a small part of what he did -- luckily we got most of it off -- it was on the toilet lid, the shower door, the furniture -- and Comet cleanser got all of that off. We just couldn't get it off the paint -- but that is easy to remedy -- we repaint those places. I just thought it was really funny -- and I hope he didn't get the wrong idea that it was OK.

Chris trying to clean the cabinet. He got most of it off.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Reagann's Blessing at Church

In the Mormon church, Dad's holding the priesthood bless their newly born children. They give them a name to be known in the church and a blessing. Reagann was blessed that her family and Heavenly Father loves her, she will be blessed with a temple marriage and will have spiritual strength.

The Taylor Family -- after the blessing. They are such a beautiful family. I am such a happy Grandma.

Kristen and Reagann. Reagann wore Missy's dress when she was blessed 25 years ago -- that made it so special.

Reagann Bailey Taylor -- about 3 weeks.

Ryan --- say "cheese"
Lydia -- what a wonderful girl!!! We are so excited that she is part of our family!!

Missy came to town for the balloons and for Reagann's blessing. We were sooo glad that she was here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Doug, Softball and Buster

Doug is always #9 -- since little league and high school. His team isn't that great -- but he is having fun. Many on his team have never played. The team was put together through his work.

Made it to first -- and talking to psyche out the first basewoman.

Doug -- a little different than he was in high school!! But such a great guy!!

Lydia, Missy and Gary with the new member of Doug's family -- Buster -- my new grandpuppy!!! He is the cutest little golden retriever puppy -- a little shy, but loving.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Special Shapes Glow-deo!!! at the BALLOON FIESTA!!

The balloon fiesta runs the first 2 weekends in October and the week in between. There are several mass ascensions with at least 600+ balloons (usually more) and several glow-deo's (at night where the balloons are tethered and light up all at once many times -- it is so beautiful). The Special Shapes Glow-deo is my favorite because I love all the special shaped balloons -- I love all the balloons but the special shapes are all so exciting and different. The Special Shapes Glow-deo is held on Thursday night every year and Missy was lucky enough to come home. She flew in around 2:30 -- then we came here (you gotta be early to get a parking place and a place to put your chairs/blankets, etc.) The entire Balloon Fiesta is a carnival atmosphere. You can walk around all the balloons and watch them go from cool inflate, to hot inflate, to taking off. There is good food everywhere, vendors of all types and, in the evening, people walking around selling glow sticks, etc. My kids and I have done that many times as fundraisers for the various activities in the high schools, etc.
Unfortunately, Missy was taking most of the pictures, so she wasn't in them. Both Chris and I walked out of the house without our cameras!!!! Chris actually went home before we left to get his camera bag, but when he opened it at the Fiesta -- hmmm, no camera in it!!! Unbelievable. Luckily, Missy had hers.

Ryan enjoying the fruits of the fiesta -- loving the Cinnabun pieces!!!

Darth Vader made it. Darth was stuck in China and there was a fear that he wouldn't make it. He went to a festival in Mongolia and then China wouldn't let him go!!! But, with the help of the US government -- he finally got out and was raced to Albuquerque for the fiesta. He barely made it for this event -- we are surely glad he did. He wasn't the only one in China, though -- there were 13 others and most made it -- some were damaged, but for the most part, they were all here!!!

Our Albuquerque Creamland cow -- he is HUGE!!!! We were set up on chairs right next to him.

The Scarecrow -- isn't it cool???

Hmm -- the jolly green MONSTER????

Uncle Sam and .. the lady with the fruit on her head -- what was her name??? I hate Alzheimers!!! My friends have reminded me -- It's Carmen Miranda!!
Happy Frog and cute Pumpkin!!!

The cutest of all -- Chris and Ryan walking around and seeing the awesome sites.

Heating it up -- straightening up -- ready for the tether and the glow-deo.

Getting sundown and getting ready to tether up for the glow-deo. All the balloons tether and then, when it is dark, there is a countdown and all the balloons light up at the same time. What a site!!! It happens over and over for all to enjoy. It is a party atmosphere -- with people everywhere! Everyone is happy and enjoying themselves -- never any problems.

We're lighting up -- but it really isn't quite dark enough. Still spectacular.

Small world -- Anna (who is Christina's - Lewis's wife - sister) and Kathy Colovos. Anna was also Kristen's best friend in high school. We met up at the balloons -- it was a surprise -- neither knew the other was coming.
Kathy and baby Reagann -- Reagann could have cared less about the balloons!!!

I hate pictures of me -- but I thought I should put it in to show I was actually there!!!

Isn't it fun?
And soo beautiful and exciting. If you have never been -- you should come. It is worth the trip.

The Creamland cow all lit up!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Building a Firetruck

Grandpa, Chris and Ryan went to Lowe's for a special day -- a workshop for Ryan and Grandpa to build a FIRETRUCK. It was special for both as they both LOVE firetrucks -- as you know, Grandpa had his own REAL firetruck for awhile. He was so sad to have to sell it!!!


Kristen with the help of Lydia (who did most of the decorating) made this cake for Ryan -- it was soo cute and they did such a great job!
Blow them out Ryan!!!!

The party favors -- Kristen, Lydia and I made the paper trains and Kathy Colovos made the cute little lifesaver trains.
Ryan is LOVING his new Spiderman blanket -- he loves Spiderman right now!!!

Chris and Ryan opening presents.
Ryan with his new bike!!!! that Uncle Doug and Aunt Lydia gave him!

Keegan and Madison Monnheimer catching the football during play time with Doug.

Catch it!!! Kind of hard with your eyes closed!!!

The Monnheimer's -- Max, Kelli, Madison and Keegan.

Ryan being silly.
Ryan loved his new airplane.
Kelli Monnheimer and Reagann. Kelli and Max have been Chris and Kristen's and my friends for years -- Max and Chris were roommates at one time. They met when both were working for Voice Stream -- now T-Mobile.
Yaya and Reagann. How sweet.
Gus and Kathy Colovos -- Kristen's parents and Ryan's other grandparents!

Doug and Gary enjoying each other!!

Ryan's birthday party was supposed to be on Saturday, Sept 19 -- but unfortunately there was a problem -- Reagann decided to come on that day!!! So, his birthday was postponed until the next Saturday - September 25. We all had a great time. Kristen put on such a beautiful party with her awesome cake and party favors. Ryan is into Spiderman big time right now and got lots of Spiderman stuff. He was so excited. He turned 2.