Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Half-Birthdays!

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I cannot believe that my little tiny Grace turned 6-months old on October 13th!  That means we are over 1/2 way to her 1st birthday…this is going by way too fast!

We had her check-up last Monday and she was a tiny girl, weighing  in at only 14 pounds (10th percentile) and measuring 25 1/4 inches (25th percentile).  I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised since my mom is always reminding me that I wasn’t even on the growth chart when I was little!

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And if Grace is 6-months, that means Collin turned 2 1/2 a few days later, so of course we had to celebrate both half-birthdays with cupcakes!  I was shocked, but Grace actually ate quite a bit of her cupcake & kept putting more in her mouth.  It was so cute to watch! 

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Of course Collin loved the cupcakes too, and was so excited that we got to celebrate their half-birthdays with cupcakes several nights in a row!

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We Love Aunt Becca

We had an awesome visit with Aunt Becca a few weeks ago!  I was so glad that she was able to visit again since her last trip got cut short.

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We had fun picking her up at the airport & Collin and Grace were sooooo happy to see her!  We had fun all weekend shopping, playing, eating at Barbara Jean’s & we actually made time for a crafting project while she was here!  I made a cute fall wreath for the front door & she made a Halloween one, all from something she saw on pinterest.  They were a little time consuming, but turned out great!

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We also made our family Pumpkin Patch visit while she was with us.  The other project we picked out from pinterest was a cute picture idea for Grace where we carve out a huge pumpkin, and sit Grace down in it.  We didn’t end up with enough time to do it while Becca was here, so I made Son promise to help me try it this weekend :)

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Becca  noticed how much Grace loved jumping up & down in her arms, so we decided to get out her hanging jumper…and Grace LOVED it!!

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Collin also picked out a second Halloween costume while we were shopping with Becca.  However, despite the fact that he begged for the Batman outfit while we were in Dillard’s, he almost started crying when I tried to put it on him at home…that is until Aunt Becca told him that he would be “Super Fast” in his Batman costume & started chasing him around the house :)

The weekend went by way too fast, but I was so glad that she was able to come and see us!!  We love our Aunt Becca & cannot wait to see her again at Christmas!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

What Grace Does When She’s Supposed to be Napping

Alternate Title: How I learned the importance of double knotting the bumper pad ties.

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A Big Huge Giant Make-up Post

So, you may be asking: “what we have been up to lately?”  Or maybe it’s more like: “where the heck has she been & why isn’t the blog updated?”  Here is the answer…in picture form :)

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Family Zoo Days!

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Grace is sitting in the high chair for meals now!  BTW, this is her hair-do whenever I take the rubber band / bow out at night.  It stays just like it was styled :)

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Grace doesn’t believe that certain toys should be for 3 & up only.  She also doesn’t understand the difference between “girl” toys and “boy” toys, and is perfectly content playing with Buzz Lightyear, Dinosaurs, and trucks.

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We took a road trip to Ocala to see some good friends.  I LOVE Collin’s expression in this picture!

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Grace turned 5 Months Old!

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Mommy started sewing again – I had to make stocking #4 for Grace’s First Christmas!!

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Collin is such a handsome big boy :)  He makes me smile every single day.

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We make up silly games to entertain ourselves – like making a spaceship out of an old diaper box & pulling them around the house in it.  They both think this game is HILARIOUS!!!

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We made our 2nd road trip to Pensacola & got to meet our nephew, Lincoln.  He was born in July, but is already bigger than Grace!

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And, to top it all off, we found this AWESOME buggy at Wal-Mart!!  I can fit BOTH kids up front, and have an entire buggy to fill up with groceries!!  GENIUS!!!

I still hate Wal-Mart, but you really can’t beat their prices, and finding this buggy makes it just a little more bearable for me.  And now I am the crazy lady who circles the parking lot 20 times trying to find one of these :)  Oh well, Collin thinks it is hilarious trying to help me find “our special buggy”.

Stay tuned for other upcoming posts such as:

  • What Grace does when she is supposed to be napping
  • Aunt Becca visits again!!
  • Grace is 6 months old