Friday, May 28, 2010


Oh my goodness!!! It seems like Gracie just grew overnight!! I can't believe how much she has changed in the past month!!
Here are some pictures from our Wednesday morning! She's soo happy when she wakes up and loves lying on our bed and watching me get ready for work! (and watching Blues Clues!!)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thank you to all of those that serve for our country!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tea Time

Gracie got a tea set from the Lease fam last weekend and she has had so much fun playing with it the past two nights!!! It is just too neat! It makes pouring sounds when you turn it up and says open and close when you open the lid, plays music and does so many other nifty things! Thanks again Lease's! Gracie can't wait to have Taylor over for tea!!! =)

Would you like to join me for some Tea?

Boy those cakes sure look good

Yummmmm Yummmmm

Daddy even joined in on the fun! I'm sure this is just the first of many tea parties for the two of them!! =)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fun with fam and friends!!!

We had a great weekend!!! Gracie and I loaded up Friday and headed to Benton!! Gracie got lots and lots of loving and attention from my mom's side of the family! I don't think her feet touched the ground the entire time we were there! Everyone even wanted to hold her as she slept!! =) We don't get to see my grandparents, aunts ,uncles and cousins near enough, so I really enjoyed our time with them! Of course Mom and Caroline had to come join in on the fun... they couldn't let everyone get all of Gracie's loving!!

Saturday morning we met up with Jasmin and sweet Taylor for some pictures! OH.MY.GOSH was it H-O-T!!!! We were all sweating, but we had fun and sure got some super cute pictures!!! Thanks again Jasmin!! =) Saturday night, Gracie and I went over to hang out with the Lease fam again!! We had lots of fun, but sure wish Josh would have been able to join us! I just wish we lived closer and were able to hang out more! I know the girls would have too much fun together!! Thanks again Zach and Jasmin and Taylor for being so sweet and sharing your toys with Gracie!!
Here are some of the pictures!! I am sooo in love with them ALL!! I have too many favorites!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weekend Fun....

I have to start out with this sweet pic of my baby girl and her chubby lil legs!! This little bubble is soo cute and I forgot we even had it until this weekend when we did our weekly dress up pics!!!!!

Little G stylin' and profilin'

I got Gracie the cutest sandals, but she had her feet turned every which way in all the pictures I took when she had them on! I'll have to attempt to take more soon so we can show them off!!

Last weekend our friends Sarah and Matthew came to visit. Gracie sure did love watching their puppies run around and of course she loved Matthew and kept looking at him and smiling all weekend! This child loves men!!! She's starting early!!

Allie loved licking all the lotion off of her!!! =)

Gracie and cuddled and read some books Sunday afternoon. She wanted to borrow my glasses to get some reading done!!

Hope everyone has a great week!! We are loading up and heading to Benton this weekend! I can't wait to see the family AND Gracie is excited about getting to hang out with Taylor! (We are excited about getting to hang out with Zach and Jasmin, too!).

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

7 Months

Well i'm 4 days late, but Gracie you are 7 MONTHS OLD!! AHHHHHHH!!! We can't believe it!! You are just a bundle of fun right now!!!

Here are a few things you are up to these days.........
  • You are still wearing a size 2 diaper
  • You are still wearing alot of your 3 month onesies, but mostly 3-6 month things. I did put a 6-9 month onesie on you cause I couldn't wait for you to wear it and it fit just fine!!
  • You are saying "DaDa" and "Hi"
  • You wake up happy every morning and always greet us with the biggest smile, followed by a squeal. If I get you up in the morning, you are excited to see me, but get super excited when you see your daddy and vice versa! I love the mornings cause you are in the greatest, sweetest mood! I just wish I had more time to spend with you then!!! =(
  • You are now sitting up all the time
  • You hold your own bottle and do not like momma to try to help you out at night when we rock!! =)
  • You like to put yourself to sleep!! (This has just happened recently, but it sure makes your momma and daddy proud!!) I give you your bottle and we rock, but once you are finished with your bottle, you are squirming and squealing, letting me know you want to be in your crib. I lay you down and you turn to your side and usually go right to sleep!! I watch you on the video monitor and you are just too cute!! =)
  • One of your babysitters, Mrs. Monica, tells me you watch her little girl Morgan crawl and you lay on your stomach and move your arms and legs so fast trying to mimic her! I know you will be crawling any day now!!!
  • You pretty much eat anything!!! We eat a vegetable baby food every night and you scream if I don't get the next bite in your mouth fast enough!!! Your daddy fed you some of his vanilla ice cream the other night and of course you loved it! Seriously, there isn't anything you don't like, so far!!!
  • You know your nickname is "sister" and love when your momma sings, "hey sista, soul sista, go sista flow sista" Yes... some Christina Aquilera's Lady Marmalade coming out! HA! I can't tell you how many times a day I sing this to you, just to see your sweet little smile!
  • You also love when we say "Lollipop Lollipop" and make a popping sound with our mouth. It gets you rolling every time!!!!
  • You steal your Momma and Daddy's hearts more and more each day! Gracie Kate, we love you more than you could ever imagine!!

Must have been a long day!!! =)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gracie hopes.....

everyone has a TERRIFIC THURSDAY!!!!!

(Sorry we aren't smiling... do you know how hard it is to get a (1 day shy) 7 month old to stay still, look at the camera and smile all by yourself!?!? It is definitely not as easy as it used to be!! We were able to get 2 out of the 3, so momma was happy!! I still think shes beautiful without a smile!!!)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!!

Ahhh... its Wednesday... we are halfway to the weekend!! These past few weeks have been soo crazy busy. I soo am ready for some relaxing quality time with my lil family!!! I just can't believe that Gracie will be 7 months on Friday!! Time is flllying by!! This age is just too much fun!!! She of course said "DaDa" a few weeks ago and now she is saying "Hi". Between the two, that is all we ever hear!!! I am hoping she will say "MaMa" soon, so I don't have to be in her face saying "MaMa" every 5 seconds! lol! Just kidding.... well kinda!!!!

Here is our scrunchy nose face! She was cracking herself up last night in the car. She would look at herself in the mirror and start making her face, then just laugh and laugh. I kept watching in the rear view mirror and she had me laughing as well!!! Too cute!!!

This is our outfit from Cutzie Creations. It is just too cute! Of course the bow matches perfectly, and she also has a matching bib and burp cloth!! You have to check her out....she has lots of super cute stuff!!!!

This is the face I was getting last night while we were trying to take pictures!!! This face isn't as cute as the scrunchy nose face, so i'm hoping it doesn't last! ha!!
Hope everyone has a great week!!! =)

Mother's Day 2010

I had a wonderful 1st Mother's Day! I thank god daily for the precious baby girl he has given us. I just don't know how we ever lived before her! She is just soo much fun right now!!!

My parents came to stay with us for the weekend. We had such a great time and Gracie loved all the attention! She sure loves her DeDe and Pop and seriously smiled and laughed the entire weekend!!! She started scrunching her nose and smiling Friday night. It is the funniest and cutest thing ever!! She kept doing it on our way home last night.....She had us both laughing!! =)

The new face she is making allll the time!!!

Sweet baby girl!!!

Gracie decided she wanted to spend the entire day with her momma and didn't want to let her have a nap!!! lol Soooo... we cuddled in the recliner and watched some TV. We both fell asleep and enjoyed a nice Sunday nap.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Gracie is "workin on her fitness" pretty early! I was in the hallway bathroom last night cleaning heard some noise and walked in the living room to see this.
I seriously about peed my pants from laughing so hard. Josh was counting each time he'd do a push up and Gracie was just laughing soo hard!! This little girl is such a joy and we both ask each other daily how were we so lucky to be parents of such a beautiful, happy little girl!?!?!

Yesterday morning I had to leave for work early and Gracie was still asleep. They don't happen very often, but I HATE mornings like that!!! She is such a morning person and so sweet and cuddly when she wakes up and I just love that time!! Anyway, Josh sent me this picture before after she woke up and I just laughed so hard!!

He said she got herself under there, and just couldn't figure out how to get out! lol

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My lil Heartbreaker

Here is my lil heartbreaker this morning!!!

Ohhh look at that sweet lil face and those chunky legs!!

What does this say!?!?!

We are finally sitting up!! Yay Gracie!!!


Well... Gracie said her first word this weekend. Of course it was DaDa..even though i've been in the poor kids face saying "MaMa" nonstop!! lol!!
Now she says it constantly! Of course Josh was a proud daddy when he heard it. OHH MY GOSH where is the time going! I just can't believe she is growing up so FAST!!!!

Gracie sure loves her daddy. Here they are hanging out Sunday watching some TV.

Gotta get comfy!!! =)