Monday, April 6, 2009

Taylor's 4th Birthday

Well, another year has come and gone. My baby girl is 4.

How can something so small, become so big, so fast?

Taylor on her 1st Birthday,

Taylor on her 2nd Birthday,

Taylor turning 3,

and now she is 4!!! Holy cow! She is also registered for Pre-school in the fall! Wow! What will Colin and I do when she is gone at school?! He'll probably love the attention!

My mom came down with family friends on the 23rd. Tim's parents came down on the 26th. Their plan was to stay all weekend, since it was spring break. It was no one's fault but mine, that with all plans for the upcoming shower/bacholerette party that I was planning with my sisters, work, Tim working long hours, lack of sleep, leaving my kids for the weekend (which I really hadn't done since moving), and being a stay at home mommy, I became a basket case. I was pushing myself too far and trying to do it all. So I worked myself up into a little bit of an anxiety/stress attack. I couldn't sleep at night, my heart was racing, I couldn't catch my breath, I was shaky, nauseous, and couldn't eat. So Tim took me to the doctor, where blood was drawn, and I was hooked up to an EKG moniter. My heart if fine, I am fine. (Thanks to meds!:) I just wasn't taking care of myself. I am alot better now, and I've gotten my appetite back. I didn't eat for 4-5 days. All is good again! So, mommy's don't burn yourself out and get your sleep! As much as I love to stay up and watch the shows I enjoy, it's not worth it...I've come to realize!
So, during all of this, we were still able to celebrate Taylor's birthday with my mom and Fred and Julie on the 26th. I managed to make cupcakes and decorate them so Taylor would have candles to blow out. She picked out the flower cupcakes. They looked really cute. I wish I would've been able to eat one. I know she had a great time with both G-ma's and Papa Cernin. With crappy weather approaching that weekend, Fred and Julie decided to head back to IA and that I would have mom drive my car with me and the kids to head to b-ton for the weekend. I was so looking forward to spend the weekend with my sisters and having a blast. I really just felt like crap. Kim's shower turned out as perfect as we had planned. Being a sister, you want it to be perfect right? Of course!!! The bacholorette party was a hit also. Long story short, (too late!) the weekend was fun! I feel better and I'm back to work and myself! I guess I'm not as young as I used to be! (I did turn 30 last month!!!!!) Oh well, lesson learned! The only good thing that came about all this, I lost some weight...which wasn't the healthiest way to do it...but I fear I'm gaining it back! HA!

And of course, Colin loved being pushed around on his John Deere tractor. He looks so darn cute on this!
Well, these are the last pictures you'll see for some time. While trying to get a picture of Kim at the Paddlewheel, I dropped the camera and broke the lense, I'm assuming, since it won't open anymore. I am so mad at myself. I wasn't even intoxicated!!! Oh well!


Aunt Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Taylor-tot! I can't believe you're 4 years old already!! Time flies. I'm sorry the weather had turned out crappy that weekend but I was THRILLED to see you kiddos for a little bit while I was home for the shower. I'm glad you brought some of your cupcakes up, too. They were SOOO yummy! Mommy did a great job decorating them. See you all in a month!

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th to my favorite Grand-daughter!!! I had sooooooooooo much fun at your house with you and Colin ( and mommy & daddy) for your party. The cupcakes were yummy! You are an adorable girl with a fun way of making me laugh. you are also a very good sister to Colin. Always try to mind what you are told to do and believe you can do anything and you will!! Love you very much, G- Ma XO XO

mandy said...

i cant believe taylor is already 4 and going to preschool in the fall...she is growing up too darn fast...

what will mommy and colin do when taylor is at preschool? :)