Monday, December 29, 2008

Bathtime Breakthrough!

Gracie took a bath last night, and she didn't cry at. all. I had less water in the tub, and it was colder than normal. She seemed to like the colder water! As soon as I put her in I started splashing and she giggled and splashed with me! I got a couple of toys out, and she played until she seemed really cold. I hope this is the start of something new!

Friday, December 26, 2008


Gracie just started doing "So big!" this afternoon. She's becoming a pro already!


In the last week Snuffy has learned a lot! She has mastered:
1. Waving bye-bye. She had been opening and closing her fingers towards herself for a while and when Nana and Grandpa did it towards her she figured out how to turn her hand around, and that it makes the grown ups very happy when she does it!
2. Clapping. We practiced at Josey's Christmas concert and Bret's basketball game a couple of weeks ago, and she recently started doing it all on her own.
3. Pushing her lion's nose and dancing along to the song. This is truly the cutest thing I have ever seen!
4. Clucking her tongue! Daddy said her new noise was her Christmas present to momma and daddy.

All these discoveries make me wonder if this would be a good buy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Snuffy can feed herself!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Getting Ready

Gracie has just started showing an interest in crawling. Here's her progress.


Gracie bit me today.

"The book" says not to react. HOW? How am I supposed to not react when a very sensitive part of my body is being CHOMPED by two especially sharp teeth? Answer that book.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Baby's Back!

It has been a VERY long week. Last Friday Gracie was crabby and by Sunday she was a terror. She wouldn't sleep or play, just cry. I though she was just teething, as I saw a new tooth next to her other one while she was screaming in my ear. I tried everything; Orajel, Teething Tablets (thanks, Cara!), chewing on a warm washcloth-a cold washcloth, no avail. Then her nose started to run. I figured it was another sign of teething, like "the books" say. Finally, her eyes were red and puffy, and she was pulling on her ear. I figured we'd be OK as she had her nine month check up scheduled for Tuesday. The doctor's office called me on Monday and said her doctor was going to be out of the office on Tuesday and wanted to reschedule. OF COURSE. I rescheduled for Wednesday but by the time I got home from work she was worse so I got an appointment for another doctor on Tuesday. Gracie was diagnosed has "almost" having an ear infection. Luckily, she hasn't had a fever, and the doctor gave her Amoxicillion (which she loves!) and eye drops (which she h.a.t.e.s!). She is finally doing better, and by Thursday afternoon I had my smiley baby back! Whew, that was a long week!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Gracie's New Game

My Tooth Makes Noise!

Gracie's Dedication

Gracie was dedicated to God on Sunday, November 30th, 2008. We had about 25 family members and dear friends there to support her spiritual growth, and we are so thankful for all of you; whether you were able to make it for this day or not you have blessed our lives. After the service there was a reception with family photos and then we all went out for brunch.

First Thanksgiving