Little T-bone turned EIGHT today. He's knocking on the door of Bigkidville, he's on the cusp of goofy, know-it-all prepubescence, and has really come into his own more than ever this year, especially being at PVS. He has been able to tap into his creative and artistic side with meticulous projects he loves while at the same time running hard every day, chasing his friends, making up new games on the playground. He is accomplishing so much and developing a stronger personality.
And just look at the love he's getting in that picture! Everyone was excited to celebrate their first brother. His place in our family is pretty special: Morgen and Micah (but especially Morgen) look up to Taylor so much and love having him as a brother (most of the time). Korah would be lost without him, as he is her primary playmate, and they talk about life together every day. Even though they have no problem being apart, their lives are very intertwined, and it's really cool to see how they are "home" to each other.
Taylor loves getting and giving hugs and is very affectionate. Unlike his siblings, he doesn't make a big deal about hanging out with Noble, he just does it. Undeterred by the baby's cries, he goes to Noble and makes him laugh, changes his diaper, and giggles at all the silly, funny things that babies do. It just comes so naturally to him, and this warms my heart!
Taylor is always surprising us with his athletic abilities; he's not very competitive, so we just didn't predestine him for sports. But as Taylor is proving, there's a lot more to athletics than competition. Here are some pictures of him at basketball class with his friend J (they are blurry because I didn't want to use the flash in the gym...or because Taylor is just that quick!). Seriously, he's a really fast runner...