Sunday, November 17, 2013


Since I have neglected to add anything at all to this blog in over 6 months I feel I have shown what my level of commitment to it is.  However, I did think it would be a good idea to actually tell some information about my child on it.  I thought I would add some of her toddlerisms that I am adoring at the moment.  Grace was slow to speak (in my mind), but in the past four months she has come a long way.  Here are some of the things she has been saying in the last 60 days or so that I find really amusing.

I want to hold you! ----means Pick me up!
I shut door
Twinkle, twinkle, how what you are ----is her version of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
I say mean NO! ---- means when I say no, I mean no 
I do it
There's empty juice in there --- means her sippy cup is empty
Cover up me ---- means cover me up

She is speaking very slowly so a one syllable word can extend to three.  French fries are her current favorite food.  Hot dogs have been her longest favorite food.  She loves purple.  She is very into the Seasame Street characters, although she has shown some interest in Thomas the Train and Dora.  She loves Super Why, which is a PBS show that feature the alphabet and the "power to read".  She does a really good job with her ABC's, although she drops a letter occasionally.  LMNO is hard for her right now, and she calls the letter W (double).  She can recognize a lot of letters at this time, she knows her colors, and her shapes.


And the airplane fun continues.  Sean did not build this airplane for her, but he did paint it to model after his grandfathers Piper that he had when Sean was a child.  His Grandfather apparently scared his pants off in that plane:)  Sean is a nervous wreck when he flies.

Tiger on a Plane

This was taken November 11, 2013.  Sean's mom Connie is pushing Grace outside of the camera.


Grace visited the zoo with my brother John and his wife Heather on November 6, 2013.  She had a great time with the kangaroos.  She calls one Barli, which is one of our dogs names.  She may have been a bit confused.:)

Blocks 2

And the block building continues:


Building Blocks with Daddy is the new favorite pastime.  This video was taken November 13, 2013.  Grace will be 2 and 5 months on the 23rd of this month.

Doctor Visit

Grace was playing with an activity cube that was warped and twisted, but she was completely intent on it.  Ends up she had an ear infection:(

Learning to Ride her 4 Wheeler

Grace still hasn't quite gotten the hang of the 4-wheeler, but she has come along way since this was taken in late October.

More Drawing, but losing her Cool:)

She started getting a bit frustrated:)

Drawing on the Porch

Grace drawing on the porch in late October.

Family Promise Charity Golf Ball drop

Grace and Sean watching the helicopter arrive for the Family Promise Charity Golf Ball drop.  Grace loves airplanes and helocopters, but I am not sure she knew what to think on this day.  This video was taken late in August or early September.

James Taylor - Seasame Street

Grace bouncing on her trampoline to Jelly Man by James Taylor on Seasame Street.  This video was taken in August.

End of Summer School Party

August 4, 2013 - Grace's end of Summer school party.  You can't hear a word she is saying:).


June 2, 2013 - Grace strapping herself into her stroller while watching Seasame Street.  She is almost 2.


May 22, 2013 - Grace saying Granddaddy Bobby's name - then getting side tracked by bubbles...


Apparently I uploaded several things on April 5th to YouTube.  Grace placing in the dirt in the backyard somewhere near 22 months.

After Bath - 4.5.13?

This vide was uploaded on April 5, 2013.  Grace would have been 22 months old.  It was right after her evening bath.