Thursday, July 31, 2008


Your comments inspired me to show some old videos of Gracie's laughter. More to come...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sweet Sweet Baby

Lately Grace has been saying things to me... like "lani poo ra" and I have no idea what she is saying... so I will say it back to her... "lani poo ra" or whatever it is she just said... and she laughs and laughs at me and says what I said back... it is like she is saying, "No mommy! That isn't what I said... lani poo ra!! ? !! Hahahahaha, don't be ridiculus mommy!" It is so cute. She has done it over and over with different things she is trying to tell me. She doesn't get frustrated or mad when I can't figure it out, she just laughs at me. It is cute.

Also- tonight, I met my friend Darla for a chat- which was super awesome, and when I got back I told Grace... "I missed you Grace" And she said, "Missed you Mommy" over and over and over... and she was stroking my face as she said it. Aaawwww!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Animal Lovers

That was Hannah and Grace's response to this video:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

And oldie but goodie

Grace and Riley almost a year ago. It was last September when I first started watching Riley.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A day at the park & an Evening with Ryan and Rona

Yesterday Grace, Riley, and I went to the park. We ate lunch at home- which was much easier than our usual packing of lunches, etc... and went to the amusement park side rather than the water park this time. We had such a nice time. Grace really enjoyed the kiddie rides, and did surprisingly well watching Riley while he did the big kid rides. Riley rode the roller coaster about 10 times and probably would have all day if Grace wasn't ready for her nap! Riley on bumper cars!
In the evening we met Ryan and Rona for dinner.

Grace wanted to dance to the music at the Mexican restaurant. We had a really nice time with the H family! Thanks for meeting us for dinner!!! Oh and- as posted in the past, Grace is most happy when her tongue is sticking out. I am not sure where she learned that?... Ginger and Mary Ann?!!!

Ring Around the Rooooosie

Grace and Hannah play ring around the rosie before everyone gets to our house for the portrait party.

After the portrait party Hannah, Peyton and Grace dance some more! We had a great time. It was nice to hang out with Stephanie and Amanda after the pictures were done.

Kaitlyn & Grace!

We went to the water park with Kimbo, Chase, Terry, Kaitlyn, and Kim's mom Elaine. We had a fantastic time. We were celebrating Chase's 14th birthday- and I can NOT believe it!!! Anyhow- here is a cutie shot of Kaitlyn and Grace coming down the waterslide, Grace calls out for "Bo" to catch her.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Portrait Party!!

We had sooooooooo much fun yesterday! Stephanie came over and I hosted a portrait party. We had a blast. Stephanie got more pictures of Lindsey's Carson Grace, and she got pics of Amanda's Peyton, Diana's Cole & Hailey, Melissa's Liam, and a few more shots of Grace. I had soooo much fun. Stephanie did a fabulous job... and I hope to do another one soon! Check out the sneak peeks!

BTW- Kotie, look we used the chair you got for Grace- and Sam- we used Drew's old chair too!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Carson Grace

Check out this photo Stephanie got of Carson Grace last evening!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Grace & Grandpa dance!

Independence Day

Ok- first of all, my fellow bloggers- I can not figure out how to rearrange pictures after I upload them. So I will upload 5 pics, and then I will upload 5 more and they will show up first, and then everything is out of order... if you can teach me how to rearrange after uploading, please send me an email or a comment. I am sure there is some simple way- I just haven't figured it out yet.

Grace "oh colors" for us before the firework show.
Grace gives Grandpa a big hug!
Gracie watching the fireworks:
Grace shared her watermelon with Daddy:
with Grandpa:
with Grandma:
Daddy playing with Gracie!
Grace is waiting for the fireworks!!

Here is a picture of Grandpa and Grace on 4th of July.Lindsey and Carson Grace joined us in Tuscaloosa for the fireworks show.
The three of us.
Grandpa brought watermelon- GRACE LOVES WATERMELON!!!

This was earlier in the day at John and April's house.

Grandma "MOM" and Grace.

I love this picture- it is a little blurry, but Grace looks so sweet looking up at Grandpa.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gracie's Prayers

Grace says her nightly prayers:

BTW- Grace calls Grandma "Mom" Grandpa "Papa" and Hailey "Sara" and Sara Sara too.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The B family & Stephanie's birthday

Stephanie turned 30!! Picture courtesy of Stephanie's website, courtesy of my finger pushing the button on her camera.
The B family moved to Arizona!! I was able to spend the 29th with them for Lilly's dedication at church. Then we went to our friend Lesley's baby shower together. That same night Drew, Grace and I celebrated with Stephanie F her 30th birthday so the 29th was a busssy day.

Later in the week I spent the night with Stacy at her MIL Bobbie Jo's house. We had a great time. I am sad to see her go- but glad that her husband found a good practice to work for. Much love to the B family! You beeeetttter stay in touch!!

CHECK THIS OUT: Lilly and Grace

Lilly and Grace are so cute together. Grace is only 9 months older than Lilly- but she looks like a GIANT in this video. It is hilarious. Small Cutie Lilly is walking along, and then along comes BIG Cutie Grace. It is funny. Keep in mind that Lilly is in the lower percentile for height ( I think she said 20th?) - and Grace is in the 90th percentile.

Pool party at G&Ds

We had a great time at D&Gs on the 28th. Uncle John and Aunt April watched Gracie while we played volleyball. The girls lost- but it was a close game!
Beautiful Auntie April.
Cutie Grace with Daddy.

Grace and "Uncle Jaw"

ZaZa's birthday June 27th!

We celebrated ZaZa's birthday on the 27th of June at our house. We had a nice "Danitza menu" dinner and April made bread pudding- ZaZa's favorite. Grace called it "April's cake" and is still asking for it!

This is Grace's new thing. If she is REALLY happy she sticks her tongue out and screams.
Grace loves Sophie! Anytime she talks about John and April she says, "Unca, Aprul, and Arf" It is soooooo cute!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Garden

Ok- remember we planted a garden? And remember Grace watered it everyday for the last 3 months?

Well--- this is our harvest:

"Are you kidding me? You call this a carrot?"
" All of that hard work... "