Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pictures



I have not been very good at taking pictures lately, one reason is because I like taking pictures outside and it has just been to darn hot to do that. But this morning was a overcast day so me and the kids went outside to play. Enjoy the pictures below.

This is one of Gracie's "not happy" looks. I love it!
She loves playing in daddy's pebbles in the backyard.
Daddy hates it.
She loves playing in the sand.





This is a video of Grace and her new laugh. Who did she learn this from?




video

Monday, August 27, 2007

Aiken, SC

This past weekend was spent in Aiken, SC for a soccer tournament. I have to admit I love soccer tournament weekends...watching the games, hanging out with friends, going swimming, eating out. This weekend was extra special because Aunt Carrie, Uncle Eric and Hudson came to visit us and watch one of the games. It is so fun to watch Grace and Hudson together. To top off the weekend Chad's boys won 1st place!

This is where Grace spent most of her time...in the wagon.
She is eating her breakfast in this picture.

Hudson and Grace

1st PLACE

Friday, August 24, 2007

Do you see anything special with this picture???




That's right...Grace is going to be a big sister. Baby due in March 2008.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Paci

Grace has become very attached to her paci. We are trying to leave it in her bed when she wakes up. But if you leave her bedroom door open she will go in and hunt them down. Get them through the crib slabs, under the bed, etc. Today was one of those days. She was so happy she found TWO! What does a child do with two of them...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My little girl talking

Here is small clip of Grace and a few of the words she is starting to say. At the end you will hear me say "I love you"...her response is always the same!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hats

Grace LOVES hats. She loves when others have hats on and she loves putting hats on her own head. Today she just kept finding hats around the house to put on. She was so cute I just had to take a few pictures. My favorite is of the two of us after she put the hat on my head.

Friday, August 10, 2007

The school year has begun...

Since I keep mostly teachers kids I have had my summer off to enjoy with Grace. But this week the teachers of Gwinnett County went back to work and our friends have started to come back to the house. Grace has enjoyed playing with Erin, Carson and Aidan. In fact they have worn her out. As much as I like my schedule of the kids going to sleep at 1pm every afternoon, it doesn't always work. My sweet little girl fell asleep at the lunch table today. She hasn't done that since she with around 10 months old...

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Our 1 1/2 year old

Grace just turned 18 months old and is still growing like a weed. Last week at the doctor she weighed in at almost 25lb and 33in long, which puts her in the 50% for weight and 90% for height. She is developmentally right where she should be...including her temper tantrums. She is starting to become a good eater again. She loves all fruits, enjoys very little amount of veggies, loves her milk, loves juice (she'd float away if I would let her drink all the juice she wanted), loves snacking on daddy's snacks - fruit chews, candy, etc, and loves anything with marinara sauce. Grace loves to be around others. She enjoys the nursery at church, she is one of the only girls in her class and she shows them who is boss. She really likes going to her daddy's youth events and hanging out with the older kids, it helps that they all love her. She is now running all over the place, she likes for others to chase her around. Grace loves giving her daddy high fives, pounds and E.Ts. (You'll have to ask them to do it next time you see us.) She is in love with her daddy and ask where he is all day. She is starting to get interested in the whole potty thing. And she is now taking off her diaper when she is wet or dirty. I guess we will need to buy a potty for her soon. She is still a good sleeper. She is now officially down to one nap a day, but it's a good three hour nap. And she is sleeping about 11 hours at night. She is absolutely in love with her bunny blanket and her paci. Those are going to be hard habits to break. She continues to repeat new words each day. Every day you will at least hear these words once; bunbun, papi, please, juice, woofwoof, daddy, baby, bye bye, ball, mine, eat and shoes. Her favorite things to play with right now are her baby doll, shopping cart, table and chair set, bus, blocks, shoes, and clothes. She is showing more interest in puzzles, coloring, playing with play-doh but they all need full supervision. She continues to bring sunshine to our house every day!

I love this picture above for two reasons. First... Grace loves flowers, she'll pick flowers and bring them to you all day long. Two...her little legs are crossed, she always sits like that and I love it.This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago by my sister. Isn't she cute?