Our First Date

Friday, March 27, 2009

Potty, Pics & Princesses

Soooo I obtained my 2nd weapon in my potty training arsenal, an Elmo potty dvd!! Gracie luvvvss her Elbow (as she calls him). When she sat down for lunch today, I eased Elbow in and she laughed & squealed with delight.

Afterwards, Gracie gingerly assisted Elmo onto the potty.

He couldn't perform so she threw him to the floor. Pooooor Elmo, I would never be so harsh.

Bored with the potty saga, Gracie donned her pink crown, jumped on the table and did an impromptu dance & shout number. Oh boy this is gonna be a lonnnng road.

He's Done Enough

Now if this doesn't get you on your feet and praising God, you don't have a pulse! Awesome.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lookie what we got today!

To be continued......

Oldie but Goodie

I ran across this video while looking for lil gems to put on my new Itouch. Wow, my baby has grown so much since then. This is daddy tickling her funny bone. She's a hoot.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Meeeeee

Today is my birthday and I'm 29 and holding! That's right I'm the female version of Benjamin Buttons. Unlike my graceful blogsister Andrea, I'm not going down without a fight LOL. And speaking of fights, the battle of the bulge has me in a headlock. The above photo was taken a few short months ago and now I couldn't get in that dress with a vat of vaseline and a crowbar. Soldier on I will, undaunted to the land of health & size 10 jeans. Anybody out there done the Dr. Siegel Cookie Diet???

Hubby bought me the much longed for and coveted Itouch. Ahhhhh, I can't tell you how much I adore this little machine. Now I have loads of video and pics of Gracie to show around at work. I know all of my coworkers will be so pleased;). It also has amazing apps available that can be downloaded to make it even more incredible. I am in luvvvvvvvv.
Honestly though every birthday from here on out will be filled with unequaled joy and beauty because God saw fit to let me be Gracie's momma. I am still amazed by His grace because I have certainly done nothing in my life to warrant this gift. When I look in my baby girl's face sometimes I'm overcome with so much love and emotion that it's just overwhelming. She makes me want to be a better me.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hippity Hoppity

Hubby put out the Easter decorations today, yes we are that family that decorates for every holiday:) Ms. Gracie came out to have a look around and inspect her daddy's work.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jammin to the Purple One

Gracie showed her love of music early remember this. She's steadily expanding her repertoire, now it includes Prince. Auntie Na, we have another Prince fan! I keep trying to catch her moving & grooving while standing up but I always miss it. Stay tuned....This Lil Diva is destined for stardom.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Zoo

Last week hubby and I took Gracie to the zoo. Now I have never been a big fan of the zoo and I haven't been in many, many, many years. However, I thought my sweetums would enjoy it so off we went.

I did enjoy the carousel ride. There's was a slight breeze as we went round & round which was desperately needed because it was hot as heck out there.

I told hubby your getting too close to the vicious billy goat, back up. He just rolled his eyes at me as usual. I'm just a bit overprotective;)

A lil sugah for daddy. Gracie is such a lovebug. She gives the best kisses & hugs. The poor baby is just drowned in kisses all day from daddy and I so it's good she enjoys it.

I felt sorry for this poor elephant. He had to do so many tricks just for a few crumbs of bread.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Today I took Gracie to an indoor play area and we had such a blast. When we first arrived there was another mom there with her 16month old son. I was showing Gracie how to climb in the play area & the other mom said oh this is her first time it'll probably take 3 or 4 visits before she gets the hang of it, that's how long it took my boy. I thought uhhhh well your son is obviously a mere mortal, Gracie is a SUPERSTAR! Honey chile within 15 mins she had taken charge of the play area as you see in the above video. Yes maam that's my

You should've seen me crawling through this little play area, I foolishly wore a dress and I'm sure the site of my overly ample behind was quite comical, Lord I've got to lose some weight. Anywhoo, the things we do for our kiddos.

Thank goodness my baby girl is a brilliant SuperStar, she learned the ropes super quick and I didn't have to keep hiking Big Bertha up through the play yard. As you can see her cute little tush is far more appealing than her Moms.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fourth Photo

I was tagged, well not really personally but a global tag:) This is Ms. Gracie after her first birthday party. She was opening her gifts, which according to some breached party protocol. I had no idea that it was customary to open gifts at the party.We were running short on time because we had to drive 4 hours for Ms. Maddie's christening happening bright an early the next morning. Anywhoo, Gracie loved all of her gifts and had a great birthday party.

Now go to your fourth folder of photos. Post the fourth photo you find there and explain it.
No editing allowed. (I am tagging anyone who might want to see what turns up for them :)