Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Grace is just three months shy of turning three. She continues to be a little sponge and watched everything that goes on around her. She loves school and LOVES her teachers! She loves singing her ABC's but leaves out EFG every time. She recognizes and lables about 1/3 of her letters. She talks more and more every day and there is very little I don't understand now. She is about 80% potty trained...we pretty much have #1 taken care of but not the other. She is counting one to one correspondence to around 10 and counts to twenty with no help. She loves books and jigsaw puzzles. She continues to be a picky eater and only eats things that she thinks looks good. She has days where she is a great eater and the next she barely eats anything. She still loves her "yogurt milk" in the morning. She enjoys watching TV, Curious George, Sid the Science Guy and Super Why are her favorite. She matches objects that are the same and is starting to label colors a little each day...she does well with red and orange. She knows most shapes and has been trying to draw them out. Daddy is still her favorite man and she LOVES doing anything with him. She goes to bed pretty well around nine at night and sleeps through the night till a least seven if not later. We are still taking naps everyday, thank goodness. She has the best since of humor and loves to make people laugh by being silly. Olivia is her best audience. She loves having playmates to play with. Her favorite toys in the house right now are her baby dolls, magna-doodle, dollhouse and playdoh. She can dress herself, including putting on her shoes. She can not tie her shoes even though she wished she could. Just this week she learned to zip her did take her about fifteen minutes to get the zipper started. She is such a little mama. It is so sweet watching her take care of Olivia. Grace loves going to church on Sunday morning and in the evening. She really enjoys all the attention she gets from my middle school and high school girls!

Olivia is eight months and is my sweet, content and lazy baby. She is happy as can be just playing on the long as mommy is around. She is the biggest Mama's girl. You can pretty much garauntee that nobody will be holding her long if mommy is in the same room. She is still not crawling or do anything else other then sitting, but she is SO happy. She is beginning to pull up to her knees but that is about all she is interest in. She does move around somehow on her bottom. I am not sure how she does it but I can place her on the floor and few minutes later she can be a few feet away still sitting on her bottom. She loves pulling toys out of her basket and loves playing with wires. She is beginning to teeth, I can see two teeth under her gums on the bottom. She is starting to refuse baby food but is loving table food. In the past week she has tried chicken, grilled cheese, french fires, potatoes, rice and toast (she has veggies and fruits too but they are not new to her). Her favorite is toast, she can eat a whole piece in the morning by herself. She babbles a lot but the only thing I understand is dadadadada. She is waving and clapping her hands. She has a little dance move she does to get people's cute. We are still not sleeping through the night. We begin to do so well going from about eight to five and then we backslide...last month it was the bite, fever, reaction, etc. This month she throw up in the middle of the night and her reflux started up again. We are now back on 15mg of Prevacid at night. Last night we started the crying it out method again I hope it will take this time!
We are just so blessed with this little girl!