Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Blog

New blog...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Grace is now four

I can't believe I now have a four year old. Grace turned four and is just as precious as she was at age one. I still pick her up and love on her and snuggle her on the sofa. She is in love with both mommy and daddy equally. You never know which one she will want each night. She always wants to know what is going on. At night she ask where we are going the next day and who is coming over. AND, she will hold you to your word. She is still shy around new or unfamiliar people. But at home she is talkie and alive. I often wonder what personality they see at school. Grace is still loving school and we couldn't be more blessed with the teachers she has this year. She has learned SO much this year and continues to be a little sponge. She surprises me with everything she retains. For example she has been taught at school what an author and illustrator are and she can tell you. Never thought a three year old class would be learning that. Gracie loves to write! We had fun this past week making her valentine cards. She wrote all her classmates names and her own name on each, and of course added stickers. Grace can identify all her letters and the sounds must of them make. She can tell you her full name, the month of her birthday and her home address. She knows the pledge to the allegiance and loves singing songs when she is in the mood. She loves to cut out objects and takes great care coloring within the lines. Grace is a wonderful big sister and I can't wait to see how she is with the baby coming this summer. She does have moments that she is irritated, annoyed, mad and we are still working on how to control emotions. She likes to be in control around her sister and friends. I can see her being a great leader one day...not sure if all her friends enjoy it right now. :) Gracie has become a great helper at home cooking, doing laundry, helping Olivia get dressed, carrying in groceries, vacuuming, etc. But as must normal kids...she HATES cleaning her own room. She is such a sweetie to me, closing my door, asking me if I am ok, giving hugs and kisses all day and tries to make me smile if I am having a bad day. I just love this little girl to death!

I took Grace to the doctor yesterday for her four year check up. She weighed in at exactly 35 pounds and was 41 1/2 inches tall. It puts her in the 50% for weight and 90% for height. She continues to show is is going to be tall. She had her finger pricked and did awesome, had a hearing test, vision test and four shots. Being the shy girl she is, she did not do well answering the shapes for the vision test, so we will make an appointment in the next few months to the eye doctor. And because of her large tonsils and ear infections at a late age we will be going tomorrow to get x-rays of her anodes. But other then that she did awesome and looked good. She did get scared when the shots came and she even tried to hide her legs. But after the initial shock she only cried for about two minutes and hasn't complained since!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

One Day

Grace has become such a talker. She ask tons of questions and will talk your ear off. I love it. She makes me laugh all the time. Last week she told me when she gets big she is going to to get married. So of course I asked who she was going to marry. I waited in anticipation for her answer thinking of all the sweet boys from church. As confident as she could she announced she was going to marry Jesus.

Then at dinner a few weeks later she told me she needed to tell me something. She then recited her bible verse from church with hand motions! "Love God with all your heart" Matthew 22:37. So proud.
She has now also learned her home address. I will have to record it b/c it is one of the cutest things. Although it probably wouldn't be good to put on the web :).

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

First picture

Fist picture of baby #3! This was taken three weeks ago at nine weeks! I am now at 12! Ending the 1st trimester!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Candy Birthday Party

Today we celebrated Grace's 4th birthday by having a Candy Shop Party! This by far was my favorite theme. Grace loves candy so she was on board from the beginning. I had so much fun planning and watching Grace get excited as the time got closer and as she saw me buy things for it.

Daddy did an awesome job making her a sign!
I was so excited to find the outfit Grace had on at Target. It matched the colors we were using!

The wreathe hung on the front door
The give aways (other then the candy)
The candy table

We had fun finding candy in the colors of pink, blue and white.
The invitation
Thank you to Courtney who gave me SO many great ideas for our party and even gave us some candy to decorate!
Banner I made with my new Cricut!

A little activity to keep hands busy

Grace is waiting for her friends to arrive. She was truly excited and told me she was going to hug each one when they got there.

Buying Candy
My little candy helper!

Olivia (she loved hanging with big kids today)
Erin and Grace
Grace and Peyton
Jennifer and Cory
Maw Maw and Olivia
Happy Birthday to you.....

Present time. Grace was so excited about her presents and told each person thank you before she even opened the presents.

Silly Matthew
Half of the crew

Sweet Danica playing in Olivia's crib

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Grace's Birthday

Can you believe Grace is FOUR years old? My how time has flown by.

Grace was SO excited about this birthday. She have been talking about it for months! I am pretty sure Gracie had a special day! She woke up to a balloon, a birthday t-shirt, doughnuts and chocolate milk.
Maw Maw and Paw Paw came and got her for a birthday date. They went to Chick-fil-a for lunch and then to see a movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2.
And what date is complete without four pink roses from Paw Paw!
Then daddy came home from work with a real fish. Grace named her bubbles.
Then Heather and Drew came over and we all went out for Grace's birthday dinner. Per her request we went to eat "white dip", Mexican. Then came home for presents and cake.

Then on Wednesday Grace was the special girl at school. I came up after lunch and helped celebrate with cupcakes. Look how sweet she is in this first picture as everyone is singing to her.

She even got a present from Ms. Joni and Ms. Tina.

Almost the whole class.
Bailey, Grace and Hailey
Grace and Erin