Sunday, January 31, 2010

Big Bird and Big Girl Bed

Seems like it has been a while since I last posted but that is not due to the lack of things going on....seems like we have too much going on sometimes.  Ok a little catch-up.    Two weekends ago we took Grace to see the Sesame Street Elmo Live Show.  She absolutely loved it.  Seeing Elmo in the flesh fur was so exciting she fell to sleep for the last 5 minutes of the show.  Unfortunately she wasn't too happy when she woke up and Elmo was gone.  All in all a pretty good day.

Last time I posted Grace was recovering from a slight case of pnemonia.  A few days after she finished her antibiotics for the pnemonia her fever came back.  So we were back to the doctor with a diagnosis of an ear infection and another 10 days of antibiotics.  

This weekend was a much anticipated event in our household.  We converted Grace's crib to a big girl bed.  We have one of those cribs that convert to a full size bed so we let Grace help us take the crib apart and attach the rails.  Then mommy locked herself in the room and put all of the pretty bedding on.  The video below is Grace's reaction to seeing her big girl bed for the first time.

All went really well at bedtime, she went right to sleep and slept well through the night until about 4am, when Jen heard her coughing and went in to find Grace vomiting all over herself, the new bedding and eventually Jen.  Fun times!!!  So Grace spent the rest of the night in bed with us.  We will give it another shot tonight, hopefully with better results.  Some more pics below of Grace trying out her new bed.

As long is everyone is healthy next weekend we are planning to attend the CAWLI Chinese New Year party.  Looking forward to seeing our travel mates and others so if you will be there leave us a comment so we know to be looking for you.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sick Princess

We had a fairly eventful week last week.  It started with Grace's ongoing cold getting worse.  She has had the cold for the past month (may have been two different colds) but last week it moved into her chest so we took her to the doctor.  The doc confirmed that she has pnemonia.   Sounds kind of scary but even pnemonia hasn't slowed our girl down much.  The doc prescribed antobiotics so she is now on the mend.

For the past month or so Jen and I have been discussing moving Grace out of her crib and into a big girl bed.  I have been a bit hesitant for fear that Grace will wake up in the middle of the night and wander into our room.  I finally relented and we went out this past weekend and bought a mattress.  It will get delivered this weekend so we have some time to talk-up sleeping in a big-girl bed.  So far she seems excited.  We'll see....

We had another sizable snow storm this weekend and this one was a really wet snow so we went out with Grace and attemped something we have been looking forward to for a while.  Making a snowman.  We present "Frosty" below.

Sick Princess

Helping Daddy

Makin' a snowman is hard work

You're freakin' me out Frosty

 My first snowman

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Our Little Princess

One of Grace's favorite Christmas gifts was a little princess dress up set that we got her. We are not really sure where her obsession with princesses started as she hasn't seen any of the Disney movies yet but she loves anything with princesses on it.  The set has three costumes, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty and Grace needs to be wearing one or a combination of these contumes for all waking hours.  Some pics of Cinderella (I think?) below.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Quality Time

Going back to work tomorrow morning isn't going to be fun after being off for two weeks. Spent some real quality time with my girls which was nice. We didn't really do much for my time off, just hung out and got some errands done.  Grace did have a sleepover at MeMe and PaPa's on New Years Eve so Jen and I could go out for dinner and to a party with friends. Was really nice to be out with adults for a change but we did miss our Gracie. We also finally got around to opening a UFund college investing plan for Grace, something we have been wanting to do for a while but we just never got around to doing it. We ended this week with a nice little snowstorm that had us pretty much housebound for the weekend but we did get out to do a little sledding. 

Happy New Year 2010!!!

Grace is just too cute in this hat.

Showing Lucy some love.

Mommy slides down the hill

Daddy pulls the sled back up the hill