Tuesday, May 22, 2007

15 month update...

So really she is 15 months, 1 week and 1 day, but today was her 15 month well visit. Here are her stats from the visit:

Weight: 21 pounds 9 ounces (25th percentile)
Length: 32 inches (90th percentile)

Here is a picture of her from last night wearing her new "bracelets" AKA... stacking rings. SO PROUD!
And here are a couple pictures from Adam's company picnic. We had another this past weekend (the joy of working for a company with 4 shifts... there is 2 of everything!). Grace LOVED the toddler time bounce house.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The zoo

Gracie and I went to the zoo yesterday with my mom's group. It was a perfect day for it... mid 70's with a light breeze. The zoo was about an hour away from our home so not too bad. The kiddos just slept on the way there and back. Grace LOVED the little monkeys. They were going crazy when we went past them, but all the other animals were too calm and boring for her. Anyway, here is a group picture of the kids at the zoo. Grace is in the pink shirt.

From left: Zachary (10 months), Audrey (20 months), Grace (15 months), Allison (28 months), Luke (3 yrs), Caden (5 yrs) and Madison (5 years)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

another update

Busy busy busy... we have been busy.
Here is what we have been up to over the last week.
Friday (11th) - Girls dinner. One of the girls in my mom's group is moving, so all the girls left the kiddos at home and we enjoyed dinner at Chili's. (Everyone who knows were I live knows that it is the ONLY resturant... REALLY!)
Saturday (12th) - We got up and got ready to go to Adam's company picnic. It was a lot of fun. Grace had a BLAST playing in all the bounce houses that they had gotten. They even had one call the Todder Time which was perfect for her. The biggest hit at the picnic was the Cotton Candy... Grace LOVED it! Who wouldn't? After the picnic we drove 5 minutes to meet up with The Kwait Family who have a boat on the lake near us. We went for a cruise around the lake and tied up with some of their friends. The kiddos however just enjoyed planning in the cabin under the boat. Travis and Grace are so sweet together. They even were giving eachother kisses! (Sorry I don't have any pictures since I forgot my camera.. I was sooo mad at myself!). We left the lake around and dinner and picked up dinner on the way. We were so tired and Grace actually went to bed a little after 7 b/c she was so wiped out!
Sunday (13th) - MOTHER's DAY! Adam got me a gift certificate to get a much needed Manicure and Pedicure. I will probably redeem that in a couple weeks before our anniversary dinner in June. We got up and headed to church where they made each mom a homemade flower. All the kids spent lots of time making the flowers and they were so proud. After church, Hailey and I drove to Frisco to have a day of shopping! It was so wonderful. I don't remember the last time I really got to brouse. Anyone who has a toddler knows what shopping is like... get in, get out! When we got home, Adam and Grace made us dinner. It was altogether a great day.
Monday and Tuesday (14th and 15th) - Worked at the bank. Yeah I know I don't really work for them, but they asked if I could help out for a couple days. It is always nice to get my brain working a bit and Grace enjoyed a couple days with a babysitter. On the 14th Grace turned 15 months! Where has the time gone? She is walking and saying more words all the sudden. And just getting so darn fun. I wish I could capture this time somehow... pictures and videos just don't always do it!
Wednesday (yesterday) - Mom's Group morning... got to hang out with some of my friends and their kiddos. Then I headed to the grocery store (whichwas much needed!). The afternoon was just catching up... I had to clean and do laundry so bad! So we stayed in most the day. But the weather was so nice (70's) so we went to the park for a while in the afternoon.
Today is pretty uneventful as well. I just finished laundry. Tomorrow I am going to the zoo with a couple friends which I think Grace with LOVE! I wont forget my camera this time!
Since every post is better with a picture... here are a couple.
The first is of Grace and Sammie waiting for daddy. Everyday Sammie hears the garage door open and goes running to the back door, so now Grace has figured out that it means dad is home! How come I don't get that type of welcome when I come home??

This one is a cute picture of Grace on Sunday before church. This dress is so cute on her! It was a gift from Megan and Eleanor for her birthday. So glad she can wear it now that it is getting warmer.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Condiment Kid

I have a condiment kid. Do you know what that is? ....

Well its a person who LOVES condiments... you know... ketchup, jelly, etc. We have given her ketchup a couple times with tator tots and fries and she just licks the ketchup off first! Then this morning I gave her an egg and toast with grape jelly and she loved the jelly. You would have thought she got in a fight with the jelly! She also loves maple syrup. We have given her a little bit on pancakes and oh man does she love it. She even licked the plate with syrup on it! It's sort of gross to me since I really don't like condiments much... just a little jelly or a little ketchup. But if it gets her to eat something new we will try it!

Here is a picture of Gracie being silly this morning. It looked like she was trying to do a forward roll but couldn't get past this point. Don't you wish you could bend like this?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Pause, Rewind... Play

Have you seen the movie Click? It's about a dad that gets a "universal remote" for life. If he wanted to fast forward though his daily shower he could. If he wanted to mute an argument with his wife he could. Although I don't think I would want to use the remote quite the way he did, I just wish sometimes I could have a pause button or a rewind and replay.

Grace is getting so big and fun, but it makes me miss those days when all she did was sit pretty (in one spot I might add)! Grace is on the move big time. She is walking pretty much all the time now. Although when she is in a big hurry she will resort to crawling to get there faster! :) It just seems that in one moment we are wishing she was walking and then when they finally do the task you wish you could take it back. I guess it is all just apart of Grace getting older. Oh and I know we have plenty of memories still to come, but how thankful that I am to have so many already. I love her little laugh, and the way she points to what she wants (although it would be nice if she would say "Mom, I would really love a snack right now", instead of "ehhh, ehh"), and her just being silly. How do they learn to be silly? Anyway, here is a video FINALLY of Grace walking. And a couple pics of my silly girl.

Grace is practically running to try to catch me so its pretty fast. (Now you know why we have had a hard time catching her walking on video).

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Where oh where has my baby gone...

Grace has just all the sudden really turned into a little toddler. She has started to get really interactive. Yesterday I was cooking and told her to hand me the oven mit.... I pointed to the drawer it was in and she went right to it. Well I ran over to the fridge and when I turned back to look at her she had the oven mit on her hand. How did she know it went on her hand? I quickly grabbed my camera to snap this picture. SO BIG!

Oh and can you see her little capri's (well they are a bit big so they look like pants) are pink camo! You can't really tell in the picture, but they are sooooo cute!

And here is a picture of her handing me the oven mit... I just can't get enough of her big blue eyes.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Recent Videos...

Again, sorry for the lack of posts lately. Grace has only been napping once a day lately so I don't have as much extra time. But I am going to try to be better about posting.

Here are a few recent videos. I am also still trying to get a video of her walking. She is taking more and more steps everyday. I think the most is about 10 steps at once. But it seems that everytime I pull out my camera she won't walk. Oh well... I will get it one of these days!

Here is Grace showing you how old she is...

Here Grace was a bit frustrated that she couldn't get into the cabinets. They have been baby proofed for months, but she just discovered she couldn't open this one...

We have started to let Grace feed herself with a spoon. She is getting pretty good, especially with stuff that sticks to the spoon. She also says "bye" in the video if you catch it, but she wouldn't blow kisses. Another video I guess...

Until next time!