Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Grace

How old are you Grace? TWO

It is hard to believe that we have a two year old! Grace has grown so much in the past two years. She has such a tender heart and loves to be around others. She has a few favorite people that she loves to be with. Her number one person is her daddy. She loves that man more then anything. It is really sweet to watch them together and to watch her become excited when he gets home for work. No matter what she is doing, she will stop and give him a big hug when he walks through the door. She is starting to really talk. She says many words now, words that I didn't even she knew. For instants yesterday we were letting the dog out and when we came back inside she said, "freezing". Unsure of what I heard I asked her to repeat what she said. The next time she said, "cold". Wow! That is what she said, where did freezing come from? She is also beginning to put small two and three word sentences together. It is so sweet to hear her voice. She loves getting dressed by herself. She can officially put on her pants, socks and shoes on her own, even though they may not always be perfect. She still loves going places and labeling places she knows as we drive up or pass them. Three of her favorite places is ball (which is Chad's indoor soccer), bowling, and church. We are just beginning to work on colors and letters. Every color to Grace is pink and all letters are "c" "o" "y". She loves baths and even loves taking showers with us. She doesn't mind water in her face, loves to wash her body and she labels each body part. She loves to play soccer with daddy and she has become really good at kicking. She also loves her baby dolls. She is very motherly to them. She changes diapers, takes their clothes on and off, feeds them, rocks them and puts them to bed. She has some favorite toys that she wishes for others not to play with. We are working really hard on sharing. She also likes things in there correct spots. Which makes clean up very nice because she puts things up where they belong. She is a good eater and feeds herself with utensils. Highchairs are not her favorite place to reside at meals anymore. She loves milk and would drink a gallon a day if allowed. She has become quite the little dancer. When she hears music her little legs just start going. She is such a blessing to us and we can't wait to see what this coming year has in store for us.

We wanted to make her birthday a special day. So I went out early this morning and got donuts. We laid a quilt out on the bed and allowed her to have breakfast in bed. She of course picked out the pink donut with sprinkles for her breakfast item.
She then took a really long bubble bath. She absolute loves baths. She will probably kill me one day for showing this picture to everyone.
After the bath we allowed her just to play around the house in her diaper. She then had lunch and went down for a nap. During her nap we got the house ready for her birthday party!

My little girl is not a morning person. This is what she is like first thing up from naps and in the morning.
Grace invited all her little friends over for her lollipop party. Carson, Aidan, cousin Hudson, Maddy, Lizzy, Cory, Erin, baby Danica and their families came. Along with Maw Maw and Paw Paw. They had such a fun time playing.

We had a pinata that all the kids swung at. It was really cute to watch them. It did take some of the big kids to finally bust it open for us.
Collecting candy from the Pinata.
Everyone was so generous with all the gifts. Thank you to all!

There has been a few shots of Grace in the last two years where I think she looks like Aunt Carrie when she was little. This is another one of those shots.

What a great cake!!!
Grace did a great job blowing out the candles all by herself.
Eating cake wasn't like last year. No free reign!
Grace sent all her friends home with a giant lollipop!
At the end of the day. Pjs on, laid back, feet up, and playing with her laptop! What a great day!


Karen said...

What great pictures and I'm sure it was an awesome day for her! And Bradley wants to know "WHY are they showing Grace's booty????" :-)