Last weekend I entered Gracie in a small, local beauty contest. Well actually I left her pic and application in a collection box at a baby store. The judges or whoever were going to contact the finalist for the actual pageant to be held next weekend. Two of my coworkers have already been contacted (tomorrow is deadline). Can you believe they have not called me about my sweet girl. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! Surely there is some mistake, who would not want my beauty in there contest. Hubby said I didn't leave a good enough pic. I used this one:
I think she looks adorable in this picture. You don't get the picture back so I didn't want to leave any professional ones. I'm just dumbfounded and a lil pissed if you want to know the truth. Hubby says good because he didn't want me to turn her into a little Jon Benet Ramsey. Men can be so crazy. I'm just really outdone. Who's judging this thing Stevie Wonder. Maybe it's a good thing if I'm this upset and it was just the prelims LOL.
But seriously, come on look at that face!
Monday, April 27, 2009
After 3 days of screams and tears I've quit the potty training. Gracie was not able to reclaim her glory days of potty success. She refuses to use it now. I'll try again in a couple of months. I feel so defeated. Gracie on the other hand is delighted. This is her face after I told her we're stopping.
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 3:53 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The last few days my sweetums has really been out of sorts. I took her to have photos made and she was all over the place. Wouldn't sit still so the photographer could get a decent shot. She absolutely wouldn't listen to a thing I said. The photographer said all kids in that age range are that way. I suppose.
The potty training has gone completely offtrack. I had to start physical therapy last week for a bum shoulder & back problem. While I'm at PT hubby doesn't put Gracie on the potty, he'll just put her in a diaper or pullup. Now when I try to put her on the potty she screams like I'm killing her. Yesterday she carried on so bad that I just gave up and put diapers on her. Today I didn't even try.
EDIT: Hubby wants everyone to know that this poorly groomed yard is NOT ours. Gracie is standing in a neighbor's yard. There, happy hubby.
I don't know if I should give up or just push through it. She looks so pitiful when she's crying to get off the potty. She's also teething right now. My poor sweetums is just having a tough time of it. Well tomorrow starts a new week so we'll see what comes.
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 9:43 PM
Monday, April 20, 2009
Soooo the potty training is going pretty good I think. Gracie most certainly has a long way to go but I think she's doing well. During the day she's bare bottomed so I wanted something to cover her legs so they wouldn't get chilled. I know, I know but sometimes the house is cold. Anywhoo, I found Babylegs online but they were really expensive even on Ebay. Fortunately I found a website with instructions on how to make your own. I went to Walmart and bought a pack of knee hi socks cut the feet out and voile Babylegs!
I asked Gracie how she like her new babylegs & as you can see by this face she was unimpressed.
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 10:26 PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We had a lovely Easter today but this morning it was almost disastrous. I was so excited for my sweetie to wear this lovely frock that my mom bought her for Christmas. I got ready to put the dress on her and realized the nutjobs at the store forgot to remove the security tag. OMG I was outraged. I know that the true meaning of Easter is not bunnies and cute frocks but still I wanted her in that dress.
Praise God after a lot of effort Hubby was able to get the tag off. He broke a pair of scissors in the process but he got it off.
Thanks for saving the day daddy, I feel like a princess in my dress.
Auntie Chris thank you soooo much for the purdy, purdy socks.
Our church service was awesome. The spirit of the Lord could be felt throughout.
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 2:17 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Gracie attended her first Easter Egg Hunt today. Daddy got off work early so he could go with us. We had so much fun.
The first go round Gracie only got 2 eggs, man those lil gangsters were ruthless. One lil girl snatched an egg up just as my baby was reaching for it.
I was robbed, I was robbed!
The second go round, Daddy and I made sure she got her fair share:) Thanks daddy, here's a lil something for your trouble.
It threatened rain all day but not a drop fell thank goodness. Can't wait till next year.
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 7:38 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
OMG my Potty Princess is off the hook! She's been doing so well but hadn't yet done the big poop. This morning as soon as she finished her Malt O Meal I put her on the potty and within minutes I heard the little music. I thought it was her normal peepee but I took a peek and boomshakala boom boom we had chocolate thunder! (ok a lil gross I know. I am soooo proud of my baby girl.
Don't worry, I wouldn't want to spoil anyone's dinner but you get the idea. LOL
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
WE'VE HAD SUCCESS!! I was letting Gracie run around bare bottom today and she started kinda pulling at her "sweet pea" so I said come on you wanna go potty. She got off the couch and marched to the bathroom. She stopped in front of the potty and said Elbow, I said yes Elbow potty go on, she sat down for about 30 seconds and stood back up, I looked and behold we had PEEPEE IN THE POTTY!!!! I was floored. I did the biggest & goofiest potty dance ever. I'd turned the music off a few days ago and forgot to turn it back on so I made my own music.
Oh and did I mention that today was the FIRST day I actually put Gracie on the potty. Before, I'd just been letting her play around with it while she watched the Elmo Potty video. She's inspecting her excellent work.
Now of course I realize that the "blog effect" will probably get me and I'll most likely be wiping pee & poop off the floor for the next several weeks but I don't care. I'm proud as 10 peacocks today. Gone Gracie Girl!
Posted by Gracie's Mom at 2:52 PM