Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Isn't our little pumpkin adorable! Gotta love it. We put the costume on her this past weekend when we went to a Halloween Party. She didn't mind the costume, just wasn't sure she wanted the hat on.
She will also get to sport her costume again tonight when we head to downtown for a Halloween thing our little town puts on for the kids. Hopefully it wont be too cold!

Here are pics of Adam and I, with our good friends, Joey and Hailey,... aka... The Flinstones and The Rubbels! :) Cute huh. We made the costumes ourselves. We are quite crafty! (Oh and Adam and I look a little tired b/c we were!)

Monday, October 30, 2006


Well we are back!! The trip went really well and went by super fast which was probably good since anytime there was a slow moment I was thinking of Grace and what she was doing and if she was missing me. :) We had some great German food, struggled with the language since only like 10 people in Germany speak English, and stayed up really late and drank a little bit too. But it was really fun. The only down side was on our way home our flight from England to Chicago ran a little late and we missed our flight home to Dallas. We got stuck in Chicago for 8 hours and finally got to Dallas after 26 hours of traveling so we were exhausted to say the least!

Here are a couple pics of Dusseldorf, Germany.
Behind us is City Hall
Most of the cars are this size or smaller! Lots of Sausage
Our Hotel

Oh and Grace did great while we gone. It was good for her to get some quality time with grandma and grandpa! She did surprise us by saying her first word while we were gone... "Dada"!!... of course... I'm home with her all day and the thanks I get is "Dada"... oh well! :)

The first day we were gone Grace stayed with our friend Linsday for several hours. Here is a video she made of Grace and her little boy, Travis, who is 2 weeks younger than Grace. I'm sure it was like having twins!!! Thanks Linz!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Out of town...

Adam and I leave tomorrow morning for Germany for the week... so yes that means that we will be leaving Grace behind. :( I am sure she will be just fine with grandma (and her babysitters... THANKS Lindsay!), but me on the other hand, well I'm already missing her. Shoot I can hardly leave her for an afternoon let alone 5 days and 4 nights. But we couldn't pass up this trip. The way I figure is that at some point I'm going to have to leave her, so I guess I need to try it out now. The only bummer is that I will have to pump since I am still breastfeeding, but well worth the trouble.

We will post pics when we get back and let you know how Grace does (and me too!).

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A daddy and his daughter

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

For all the Stay-at-home Moms!

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife's car was & open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring on a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside, he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?" She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me "what in the world did I do all day"??

"Yes," was his incredulous reply. She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."


Monday, October 16, 2006

Playing at Mema and Pop Pop's house

Grace found the pumpkins in the house and couldn't figure out the thing on top! If you notice in this picture she is holding onto both pumpkins! They are bigger than her!

She is trying to get Sammie in this picture. I guess she can't figure out there is glass in between her and the puppy.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

8 Months

Can you believe it?? Grace is growing so fast.
Here is what she is up to this month:
*Crawling everywhere... as you have seen in previous posts.
*Pulling up to standing all the time in her crib and a few times playing.
*Her best friend is the puppy, Sammie! They are becoming good buds.
*She says bababa and lalala... no mama or dada yet! :(
*She weighed 18 pounds 5 ounces earlier this week...which puts her at the 50% for weight.
*She eats anything she can feed herself. She still hates baby food. Her favorite food seem to be Mexican... loves black beans, rice and avacados!
*Her favorite thing to do it to play airplane with dad... he flies her around the room like an airplane.
*Her favorite toy is probably anything she knows she isn't suppose to have... she finds everything now.
I've just updated our family picture website. FINALLY! Click HERE to check it out!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

More crawling videos...

This one is of Grace crawling to get Sammie. She is getting pretty good now!

This video is of Grace trying to get Sammie's dog bowls! :)


I think this is what every parent loves most... cuddling. Although Gracie is normally go, go, go all day long, she will cuddle in the morning and at night. I love it. I just hope she is never to old to cuddle with her mama.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Five for Five

1) Five Minutes to yourself. How would you spend them ideally?
I normally end up on the internet... I love thenest.com. Although knowing me I would probably clean up or throw a load of laundry in the wash. I know exciting huh!

2) Five Dollars to spend right now. How or where would you spend it?
Anything from Taco Bueno.... maybe Mexi Dips and Chips! YUM!

3) Five Items in your house you could part with right now?
Sammie's hair... labs shed so much. Now that Grace is crawling I have to vaccum pratically everyday!
The kid stuff. I've been taken over by large plastic toys. :)
Cords, wires, etc. Although we do have wireless internet there are just so many in the house.
Dirty bottles and pump parts... I HATE cleaning bottles and all the parts for my breastpump.
Not sure this is apart of my house... but Grace being sick. I could do without that!

4) Five Items in your house you absolutely, positively could never part with?
Well of course my husband, daughter, and our puppy Sammie.
All my china. Even though I haven't used it (its under the guest bed!).
My computer... it has all our pictures of Grace on it!
My jewlry. I have every peice of jewlry I have ever gotten including a braclet with my name on that my granny gave me when I was maybe 10.
My granny Bev's buffet table... I love it!

5) Five Words you love?
Grace's babbles... she says "lala" and "baba"... no mama or dada yet :(
Hmm... not sure there are words I love. I guess I just love words period, but not any particular ones :)

She is EVERYWHERE now!!

Busy busy... I can't leave the room for a second now. She is crawling perfect now and pulling up on everything. Here are some pics! Thankfully she hasn't figured out how to climb, but I'm sure that isn't far behind.

Still sick...

Went back to the pediatrician and Grace's ear infection is pretty bad... had to change her meds to see if it works better. She is also still battling this cold and cough. Poor baby.... she just looks and sounds aweful. Hopefully she will better soon!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sick baby...

The last 2 days have been no fun. Grace has been so fussy. At first I thought it was just teething... her top gums looked a little swollen. Well it was just getting worse... she was not sleeping well at all (woke up several times the last couple nights), had yellow/greenish snot!, and her fever spiked up to 101.5. So this morning I brought her to see the pediatrian just to make sure it wasn't something. Well she has an ear infection! She also has a cold which is causing the snotty nose. Today hasn't been much better. I sure hope those meds start kicking in soon... I need some sleep. Adam picked a perfect time to be gone!! :(

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Come Home Daddy!

We miss our daddy! Adam was in Washington state for 16 days... came home for 2 days and 3 nights and went back! :(

Thankfully he will be back again on Saturday night for good. We really miss having him here, especially on long days like today. I guess Grace was hungry when I was trying to take the pic! :)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Crawling = Busy Mommy

Why did no one tell me? Crawling is no fun for mommy. Shoot I can hardly go to the bathroom now when she is awake! She is into everything.

Today so far she has discovered DVD's, dog food, toliet paper, flip flops... plus I'm sure some dirt on the floor. I am trying to keep the house clean, but I can't look away from her for a minute.

Should I set up her pack 'n play (portable crib) and use it like a play pen when I have to leave the room?? I'm a prisoner to my living room!! :)

And I know its only going to get worse as she starts to crawl faster and walks and then runs! Can't wait!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Grace can pull up now...

well in her crib she can! She tries to pull up on other things, but can't quite do it yet. We lowered her crib again this weekend after we saw this! She just is so proud of herself!

Molly turns 1!!!

Molly had her 1st birthday party this past weekend! Here are a few pics from the party. Happy 1st Birthday Molly!
Eating her cake! YUMMY!

Molly giving Grace a kiss! Notice Gracie's mouth is open!!! Grace riding on Molly's ice cream truck.