Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fall Fun

I meant to post a Thanksgiving greeting on Thursday but we got busy and I never got around to it. So I will make up for it with two posts today. We had a great Thanksgiving spent with family. Hope everyone had a great day as well. Our long weekend was action packed, I was hoping for a relaxing weekend but it wasn't in the cards. Luckily it was a productive weekend as I finally finished raking my leaves....with a little help from Grace.


Or a parade to everyone else. Jen's school enters a float in the local holiday parade every year and this year we were asked to come along for the ride. Grace was very excited about the "harade" and was talking about it all day. It was a bit cold out but Grace was quite a trooper.

We tried to get Grace to ride in the float but she opted to be carried the whole way.

Not too sure about Lowla the bear

One of the neighboring floats was for Sesame Street Live. I don't think Grover was too happy when Grace asked him "Where's Elmo?"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lady Gra Gra

Just in case you didn't know, we have a budding rock star in the house. See for yourself.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Grace had some pictures taken at school recently and we also had some studio pics done for her 2nd birthday(a little late)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Missed my girls

Jen and Grace took a little trip down to Florida this weekend for Uncle Rich's change of command ceremony. This was the first time that I have been away from Grace for more than a couple days. It was nice and quiet in the house but I was really missing her by the end of the day today. I did get some nice big hugs from Grace (and mommy) this evening when I picked them up at the airport. They were supposed to come home Saturday night but there were some flight delays so they ended up coming home tonight.

Grace and her uncles

wa wa

Can't catch me Me-Me

Sunday, November 01, 2009

First Five Word Sentence

Yes, we are still alive....

Been a couple weeks since I last posted, sorry about that. We have had a bout of sickness go though the house that had us all out of sorts for a couple weeks. Nothing too serious, just upper respiratory stuff that seemed to linger longer that it should have. We seem to be back to normal now though.

We are still trying to settle into our new routine with Jen back at work. The first couple weeks dropping Grace off at daycare was pretty easy. Then the honeymoon period seemed to abruptly end and she wanted nothing to do with daycare. It is pretty heart wrenching to leave your kid while she is screaming and reaching for you. Even though her teachers say she is fine a few minutes after I leave it is still rough. This past week though she seemed to have turned a corner and didn't cry for drop-off so hopefully it lasts.

And of course this weekend we celebrated Halloween. We pretty much made a day of it starting in the early afternoon trick or treating at family and friends. We did a quick loop around our neighborhood in the early evening and then headed over to the Shahs' for some more fun with the twins. Grace really got it this year and loved saying trick or treat and getting a handful of candy. I hope she doesn't think that will work year round. I think Jen and I had as much fun as Grace did.

Our Little Ladybug

Gracie Ladybug with her cousins James "the frog" and Sammy "the monkey"

Getting ready to loot the hood with the twins

Planning our attack