Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Christmas To Remember

Our first Christmas with Grace was a definite success, Grace had a blast and so did Jen and I. Christmas is a lot more meaningful and fun now that we have Grace in tow.

Grace is really at her best with a captive audience..... One of my favorite Christmas moments was at church on Christmas Eve and Grace was charming everyone within a 4 pew radius. At one point, the smitten woman behind us had the audacity to touch Grace on the hand. Grace quickly put a stop to that by shaking her finger at the woman and saying "no-no". Which caused everyone to burst into laughter.
Couple pics from our day below...

First Christmas

I like presents

Santa brought me a table for all my friends

More presents

Lucy feeling a little left out

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

For those who weren't on the list this year here's our Christmas card for this year. We've been waiting a long time to send out a card with our little angel. It's gonna be a fun holiday this year. We are going to church tonight then dinner with Jen's brother and his family and tomorrow we are having my mom over for dinner and then my sister and her family are coming over afterwards. I took some time off work this year as well so I can spend some time playing with Gracie and all her new toys.

Hope everyone gets everything they want this year and has a very Merry Christmas. We now have everything we could ever want, I can't think of anything that would make this holiday season better.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fun in the Snow

Over the past couple days we have gotten about 18 inches of snow. It is lots of work to shovel but at least Santa will have plenty of places to land his sleigh to deliver all of Grace's presents this week. Grace isn't sure what to make of the white stuff as we are pretty sure this is her first sight of snow. So we had to bundle her up and take her out for a little romp this afternoon. Some pics below....

Getting bundled up

Mommy and her snow bunny

Winter Wonderland

Making snow angels

Sunday, December 14, 2008


It has been a few months since we did a milestones post so here is the latest on Grace.

  • At almost 15 months Grace is 30.5 inches tall and weighs in at 24 pounds.

  • She is now wearing 18 - 24 months clothing.

  • Grace has lots of new words: Na-na (Banana, Night-night or no-no). Cheese/cheesy, chicken, Pa (for grandpa), Ho Ho Ho...not really a word but damn cute.

  • Imitates many sounds, too numerous to list but her meow is the cutest, I need to try to catch it on video.

  • Grace signs more and all done.

  • Nods yes and understands what yes means.

  • Grace blows kisses.

  • She also now has 10 teeth
And some bathtime fun form tonight.....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Trimming the Tree with Gracie

Today was one of the days we have been dreaming about for a long time. It was our first time decorating for Christmas with Grace. There were a couple years while we were waiting that we skipped putting up a tree altogether. But those days are now a distant memory. So while Grace was napping this morning we put up the tree and the lights. When she woke up from her nap we brought her down to see the tree and the look on her face was priceless. There was plenty of pointing and oohs and ahhs. We spent the rest of the afternoon putting ornaments on the tree with the help of Grace. It really was day to remember for us. Some pics below.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


In our family room we have a large sectional that takes up just about the width of the room. It has worked out really well with Grace as we can slide the ottoman against a cabinet that blocks off the room and keeps her contained as not to have the run of the house. It was all well and good until last week when Grace learned how to climb onto the couch and can now climb over onto the other side. Seems now this is all she want to do. Hope the novelty wears off soon. Video below is of one of her first assaults on the couch.