Sunday, July 30, 2006

She loves her new sippy cup!

Well we decided to try out the sippy cup today. Honestly, I didn't think she would like it very much since she doesn't really like the bottle very much, but she loved it. It was like she knew exactly what to do with it. She grabbed the handles and brought it right to her mouth. She is just a natural. I'm sort of hoping that when I decide to wean her that maybe we will just wean straight to the cup since she doesn't really like the bottle. We just have to see how it goes. Here are a couple pics of her with her cup. (We did have to lay her back so she would get the water out!)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Sitting pretty

Gracie is learning how to sit better... she can do for a couple minutes now! Here is a cute pic from the other day.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Gracie's first Meme

Travis tagged Grace for her very first meme.

3 Things That Scare Me
Sammie barking when I'm sleeping!
When the phone rings while eating (more startling than a scare)
When my mom gets me out of my car seat and I'm sleeping

3 People That Make Me Laugh
Of course mommy and daddy and usually Sammie

3 Things I Love
Doing chores with mommy while in the Baby Bjorn
Looking at myself in the mirror... I'm cute!
Trying to get the candle that is my bathroom. Mommy wont let me have it!

3 Things I Hate
Car seat... slowly getting better though
Taking medicine! Boy is that a chore for momma.
Getting out of the bath.

3 Things I Don't Understand
Why Sammie (my puppy) always wants to smell me.
Why my mom keeps putting this shinny thing near me and says "smile". Whatever that means.
Why my mom and dad keep trying to shovel that nasty cereal in my mouth. Will they ever learn!

3 Things On My Floor
My Baby Einstein play mat
My clothes... mommy did laundry today
Sammie... she is just hangin out next to me

3 Things I am Doing Right Now
Finally napping... so relaxing, dreaming and coughing every once in a while!

3 Things I Can Do
Roll over
Sort of sit independently
Put anything near me in my mouth

3 Ways to Describe My Personality

3 Things I Cannot Do
Eat food (mommy and daddys food looks so yummy)
Grab Sammie... she looks so soft!

3 Things I Think You Should Listen To
Baby Einstein
the vaccum cleaner
the mobile in my room

3 Things I Think You Should Never Listen To
Anything that will take your attention away from me

3 Absolute Favorite Foods

3 Things I'd Like to Learn
How to type on the keyboard, I am watching Momma do it and it looks FUN!
Crawl... want to get that puppy
Mommy wants me to learn to eat food

3 Beverages I Drink Regularly
See "Favorite Foods"

3 Shows I Watch
I've only watched Baby Einstein. I love it!

She's sick... (not teething)

Well Gracie was up again last night and her cough was really getting pretty bad and she had a fever again this morning so I decided to take her to the doctor. We went to our new pediatrian (who I LOVE!) and after checking her out said she has an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection... which he said she probably got from someone else. So who is it?? Adam and I haven't gotten sick or anything, but maybe it was someone this weekend (we were around tons of people this weekend... visiting family and friends). Hopefully she will feel better soon once this medicine starts working! Oh and doctor did say she isn't teething... he could see the little tooth beds, but he said they probably wont make an appearance for a month or two! Can't wait!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Gracie is feeling pretty rotten today! She has run a low grade fever for 2 days now (99-100), which Tylenol and Motrin help a bit, she has been super fussy, wants to chew/teeth on anything, wont let me put her down (she is napping right now) and really hasn't napped well yesterday or today and woke up twice last night! And today I heard her coughing a bit and she has a snotty nose! So maybe its a cold... or is it teething. I can feel 2 little lumps on her gums so I think teething... but whats up with this cough. I will probably call the pediatrican if she still has a fever tomorrow. What do you think? My friend's baby, Travis, is teething too and seems to have the same symptoms. I guess I wont know until I see those teeth poke through! Poor baby! Well I'm off to try to get some stuff done around here while she naps (which probably wont last long!).

Monday, July 24, 2006

Strawberry Lemonade!

By way of background, I normally order water when we go out to dinner. I didn't this night b/c the water in Dallas tasted funny b/c the Lake is turning over (that is a whole different story though....)

So anyway, on Saturday night I was in Dallas visiting famliy and friends. I went to dinner with some high school friends (Brian, Seth, his wife Tiffany, Ricky, his wife, and Colleen) and I also brought Gracie along. The last few weeks Gracie has started to grab things within her reach, so of course I had all the stuff on the table far enough away so that she couldn't grab it, or so I thought! Well you guessed it... Gracie got a hold of my Strawberry Lemonade (which was nice and full... I had just gotten a refill!) and the next thing I knew it was in my lap... yup... all over me! Somehow the lemonade only got on Gracie's toes! And as if it couldn't get worse, Tiffany snapped a picture. So for your viewing plessure here is a pic of me. And yes it was before we even got our meal... so I had to sit in my cold, wet, sticky and staining pants for about 45 minutes. If I would have ordered the water maybe I would have just been wet and not sticky... oh and I got the pink out of my pants... I was worried about the strawberry seeds! Anyway, it was a great evening!! :)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Trying to beat the heat...

Sorry there haven't been a whole lot of posts lately... not really a whole lot to report on as here in OK we are just trying to beat the heat. I was shocked to learn that it got to 108 yesterday where we live! Adam has been very busy with work... he has had to go in every night this week b/c of stuff they have to do to beat this heat. Some parts of his plant are 90+ degrees, thankfully Adam's office is in much cooler. And of course I keep hounding him to drink water!! Gracie and I have been hybernating in the house. We have gone out to do all the necessary things... you know... grocery shop, etc, but mainly we have been cleaning house, doing laundry, yada yada. This weekend we are heading to Dallas yet again to hang out with some family and friends. So gotta go pack! Just wanted to say a quick hello and hope that everyone else is staying cool!

Monday, July 17, 2006

a new look...

Thanks to Lindsay who is a blogger pro... I have a new look. Thanks Lindsay!


How long is too long? I am still nursing and I am totally fine with it and happy to be doing it. But how long is too long? I keep thinking of when I will wean Gracie and I just simply can't decide. It is just so easy now (it was pretty hard at the beginning) and of course it is saving us money and I really do enjoy it. I am thinking about going back to work part-time and am not sure if I want to pump or just wean her before then. Anyway, just wanted to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wedding Weekend

This weekend was our good friend's wedding... John and Sara. Adam and I both went to college with John and Adam lived with John for a couple years. Gracie joined us for the rehersal dinner and did great until it was her bedtime and she got a bit cranky. Adam and I took turns walking her outside until it was over (about an hour!)... but it was worth it...none of our college friends have had the opportunity to meet Gracie so it was great to show her off! We are such stinkin' proud parents. Then on Saturday we got a babysitter because we knew it would be a long day. My grandmother (Gracie's great grandmother) watched Gracie practically the whole day from 10am to 7:30pm. This was the longest I've been away from Grace but I think I did pretty good and I think she did too, but was happy to see me again. It was nice to participate in adult conversation and I even got to go shopping for a couple hours before the wedding while Adam took pictures, etc (he was in the wedding). Anyway, here are a few pics from the wedding.

All the guys... all 6 of them lived together at aTm.

John, Sara, Adam and I

Thursday, July 13, 2006

5 Months Today!

Time sure does fly. I can't believe that Gracie has been apart of our lives for 5 short months.

This is what Gracie is up to these days:
1. She has learned to do this funny thing with her lips and ends up spitting on us!
2. She sucks on her two middle fingers to fall asleep and rarely takes a pacifier.
3. She is practically sitting up on her own and does sit up with help in her bathtub now!
4. She sleeps from 8PM to 6-7AM every night and usually takes 2-3 naps (sometimes better than others).
5. Is starting to teeth!!... no fun!

We give her stats update next month after her 6 month appointment!

Play Date

My friend, Melanie, and her daughter, Sophia came over to visit. Sophie is 1 day older than Grace! The two girls have finally noticed on another. Grace just wanted to grab her hands and suck on them. Here are the girls playing on the floor.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mema Visited...

Adam's mom, AKA Mema, came to visit Gracie for the day. She took Grace, Adam and I to out to lunch and dinner and we really just hung out. She also brought Gracie a new outfit that is adorable and two little outfits they got from China that will fit when she is a big girl. Mema also babysat Grace while I went out to get pampered... got my hair done, my eyebrows waxed, and got a manicure and pedicure. It was nice to get out and do something for myself and for Gracie to be able to spend some time with her Mema. Anyway, here is an adorable pic of Grace and her Mema.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Learning to sit and stand...

She is nearly doing it! She will sit for approximately .25 seconds then crash onto the floor :)
Here is a picture of her sittin' pretty.
Sorry we haven't had more updates lately... its been busy!
She has been standing with help for quite a while but I love this new pic of Gracie and I! Isn't her outfit cute... thanks to Lindsay!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

Well one day late, but Happy July 4th!

We had a nice day of hanging around the pool at my parents house. Gracie enjoyed her new floatie and loved trying to eat the water fountain (see pics below!)... but it was really just a lazy day.

Hope everyone had a great day!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

A day at the lake

Today our friends, Gavin and Lindsay, invited us to Lake Texoma to enjoy their new boat. So Adam, Grace and I packed up and headed to the lake. Gracie enjoyed the wind blowing through her hair so much that she slept most of the time. She took a quick dip in the water, but mostly just enjoyed watching everyone. Unfortunatly Lindsay and Gavin's little boy, Travis (who is 2 weeks younger than Gracie) was feeling a bit under the weather... teething!! No fun!! Anyway, both Lindsay and I forgot our cameras so no pics, but I will be sure to get pictures of their beautiful boat next time (hopefully they will invite us again!). Days like today sort of makes Adam and I want a boat... especially since it only took us 20 minutes to get to their boat slip. We can dream right :)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

I was tagged...

Lacy TAGGED me!

Instructions:1. Go to Wikipedia.2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).3. List three events that happened on your birthday.4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.5. One holiday or observance (if any).

1.1851-Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick is published in the U.S.
2.1969-Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface on the Moon.
3.2002- The US House of Reps votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

1. 1840- Claude Monet, French painter
2. 1948- Charles, Prince of Wales

1. 1915- Booker T. Washington, American inventor, educator, and author

1. United States - National Children's Book week begins

Melanee: Tag You're it or anyone interested in doing this for fun!