Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What's going on?

Well I don't really know what has been going on, but we have been busy and I haven't blogged!

Here are some updates:
Grace is finally "going" like a normal little toddler! AMEN! If you read this post you know we have had a few issues with Grace and poop. Somehow it has just worked itself out and she is going usually once a day with little problem. Hopefully it will stay that way!
My friend, Margaret, gave us 4 bags of hand-me-down clothes today! Everything is in GREAT shape. What a blessing. Those of you that have kids know that clothes can really add up quick especially since they grow out of them so fast. Here is a picture of the clothes (not pictured is about 50 pairs of shoes as well!)... I organized them by size and season. THANKS again Margaret. I really owe you!

Grace is walking more and more each day. The most steps I've seen her take is around 10, but each day she is walking more and more. However, crawling is still her primary way of getting around.
I'm also still on the pursuit to get more fit. Lindsay has started a new blog... the inner health nut. So I'm following suit and trying to get my butt in gear. I'm still doing Turbo Jam (which I love), but I'm going to try to go walking for 30 minutes each day. As far as eating better, well I love to eat... but I'm gonna work on that too. So if you are out with me and I try to eat something bad... remind me that I want to look good in a swimsuit this summer :) THANKS!
Grace is into everything... I know I've said this before, but now I really mean it. She can open cabinets and drawers and love to pull everything out of them. (We have the cabinets with the cleaning stuff in it locked, but I don't think she has even tried to open that one!). Here is a picture of her reaching to pull stuff out of the top desk drawer. Lovely.
Grace loves to wear her daddy's glasses. Here is a picture of her... doesn't she look so smart :)

Oh and Happy Birthday to my blog! I've been blogging for 1 year now. Time flies when you're having fun.

I guess this is it for now. Be back soon!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Peak a boo

Gracie playing with her Little People doll house.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Naked girl

This picture taken a couple weeks ago when she had a really bad diaper rash from an antibiotic. So I thought it would be cute to snap a couple pictures of her enjoying being clothes and diaper-less after a bath. This one is the only one I decided to post since its the least revealing. Isn't she getting so tall and really leaning out? Where did her baby rolls go??? I guess she really is turning into a little toddler!

Monday, April 16, 2007


I haven't really been in the blogging mood lately so that is why I haven't posted recently.
Last week Grace had yet another ear infection (#8). The doctor actually thinks her ear infection from 2 weeks ago never healed... which totally explains why she never seemed like she was better. So needless to say the last few weeks have been pretty frustrating dealing with my unhappy and clingy and fussy toddler. Thankfully on Saturday a new Grace got out of bed and she had a much better weekend. I can tell her medicine is FINALLY working. The doctor mentioned tubes again... he really thinks that since its getting warmer this may be her last one for the year, but then we may be in the same situation next winter. He said we will talk about it at her 15 month appointment since we can't even do tubes until her ears aren't infected. I'll keep you updated.

For Easter weekend, Grace and I joined my parents and little brother on a quick trip to Kentucky to see my big brother and his wife. It was a nice weekend although it was COLD... temps were in the 30's, with wind shields in the teens (brrrrrrrrr...). So we mainly hung out indoors, but did get out for opening day at Keenland (horse races). It was pretty quite since it was so cold, but still fun to watch a few races. Then on Easter Sunday we went to their church with I loved. It is a great non-denominational Bible church with a really good pastor. All in all it was a nice weekend. Here are a couple pics of Gracie at the races.

Grace staying warm

Grace with grandma

Go #3!

Grace with little jockey

Adam stayed home Easter weekend because he was on call. He has off every other holiday this year so we figured Easter would be okay to miss. So he decided to make the best of being home alone all weekend. He took out our old, ugly florescent light in our kitchen and put in recessed lighting. It looks awesome! He definitely gets the Husband of the Year award. It sure is nice to have a husband that is an electrical engineer... sort of handy to have around and saved us a ton of money since he was able to do it all himself. Thanks Adam!
Oh I think that is about it for now. I'll be back soon! :)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter! (one day late)

Grace wishing you a Happy Easter!
This was Grace wishing you a Happy Easter last year ...

Next year she will probably be holding the basket! :)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Happy Easter early...

Since Grace and I will be in Kentucky visiting my brother and sister-in-law for Easter Adam and I called up the Easter bunny and asked if he could deliver Gracie's Easter basket a little early. He said she has been the last few months so it wouldn't be a problem. :) The Easter bunny brought her a vacuum cleaner, a my little pony, food for her kitchen, a bunny and a new book. She was in heaven. Lucky little girl!!
Here is a picture of her looking at what the Easter bunny left her.

Eggs, eggs and more eggs...

Tonight was our church's Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos. Grace had a good time eating a chocolate cupcake and banging the eggs together. She didn't want to collect eggs to put her in basket... she just wanted to hold them. Oh well... there is always next year! Here are a few pictures.

The little ones enjoying cupcakes (I was holding Gracie's).
Grace and Mommy (about to go hunting!)
I found an egg...
I think I will hold onto it...
Grace found a total of 3 eggs... we are so proud :)

Monday, April 02, 2007


Margaret over at Gogo's World took her little ones to take pictures in the bluebonnets and was so sweet to tell me to do the same. (Oh and just so you know... we only live 30 minutes from one another!).

Anyway, here are some pictures of Gracie enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the bluebonnets.