Sunday, August 31, 2008


Unfortunately, Miss Grace was being a bit camera shy when we took this. 

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Boy and His Truck

Here are some shots of Michael with the truck his Daddy got for him for his birthday. 
Michael really loves this truck, I think mostly because he can push it and then chase it. Chasing is one of his favorite things to do. 
You will also notice that most pictures these days of Michael are of him in his high chair. Unless you want a blurry streak across the picture, the high chair is the only way to keep him still for a second or two to get a picture. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Return of the Arm

It was six long, sweaty and eventually very smelly weeks with the cast, and we couldn't be more excited that it is finally off. 
No tumbling, tae kwon do, or monkey bars (to name a few things) until mid October, but Grace doesn't seem to mind. 
You can't really see it in the pictures, but there is a noticeable bump on her arm, but that will go down as she grows. For now she is enjoying doing all the things with her right hand that she couldn't do with the cast. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Question and Answer

Question: What happened when the nurse at the doctor's office tried to prick Annabelle's finger?
Answer: Bellie made a mad dash for the door, causing three nurses to have to track her down, hold her, and finally prick said finger.
What you see here is the aftermath. You can see the bandaid on her finger in the picture above. She is recovering very well and the finger will not, in fact, fall off as she had feared. 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy - Guess what? I have learned a new trick already. Check me out. 
That's right, I am officially a walker. I know you saw me take a couple steps, but you should see me now.  I am working on being a sprinter in London 2012. 
I practice really hard and like to make Mama chase me around as much as possible. I think she likes that part the best, because she never knows where I will end up. Today, I found George's food. It smells pretty bad, but I ate it anyways.
I wish you could be here to see me, so I thought I would post some pictures for you to enjoy. Please note my super cute sock monkey jammies. They are my favorite. 
Well, I am pretty tired from all this running, so I better get to bed. I miss you tons and I love you even more. Big Hugs, Michael.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Annabelle is funny, too

We are all in the kitchen having lunch. Michael eats his sumer squash medley and I pull out the baby peas and brown rice, since his mind-numbing screams are letting me know he is still hungry.
As one spoonful goes in his mouth, he grins and spits it all over the kitchen and the freshly cleaned floors. 

ANNABELLE (laughing): I guess that is not his favorite.

MAMA (not laughing): No, I guess it isn't.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Child Thinks She's Funny

We were in the car recently and a song came on that is part of my workout mix. Since the girls love to cheer me on while I work out, they are very familiar with all the songs on my playlist.

GRACE: Mama, this is one of your exercise songs! 

MAMA: Yes it is. 

GRACE: Sure haven't heard it in a LONG time.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Grace at Bedtime

Grace came to my bedroom door at about 9:25pm, whimpering a bit. She had gotten into trouble and as a result was in her bed sans Papa and blankie. 

GRACE: Mama, I need to talk to you.

MAMA: (An hour and a half after bedtime, I was a little tired of her coming to the door at this point) Go ahead.

GRACE: I just don't know how you expect me to fall asleep. The only things in my bed are sheets and pillows and me. You can't sleep with just that stuff. You need fun things, like blankies and snuggly teddy bears named Papa, and other fun toys. So could you go get that stuff for me, because I just don't think I can fall asleep without it. 

MAMA: Maybe

GRACE: Ok. And there is one more thing that would really help me fall asleep.

MAMA: And that would be?

GRACE: Chocolate pudding. Could you bring me some chocolate pudding, too? Thanks Mama. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Do you notice anything different about Miss Grace? After years of debating (actually it wasn't much of a debate - I wanted to do it and Eric continually said no, wanting to wait until she was 10), Eric and I finally agreed that in honor of starting Kindergarten this fall, Grace could get her ears pierced. 
I took her yesterday afternoon and she was SO excited.  She took a few minutes to pick out the earrings, debating between dark and light pink. 
She chose the light pink and they really do look pretty. She spent the rest of the day asking us to look at her ears. 

Friday, August 01, 2008