Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dreaming of a green Christmas

We ALMOST made it out of Indiana before the snow fell this year. Of course the kids had a ball perfecting their snow angels, hurling snow balls and eating the white stuff by the handfuls. The boys were both upset to see the snow melt, but Scott and I will relish the green grass for as long as we can.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pucker up!

In general, I am not really a "big bow" kind of girl...for myself or my daughter. Too many big boys/ribbons from my cheerleading days maybe? BUT I must say the few times I have put a big bow on Gracie, they have resulted in big grins from Jack, Sawyer and I. Daddy still prefers to hold a bow-less baby! I think she looks quite kissable....

Speaking of kisses, Gracie has started blessing me with her smooches at bedtime. After reading stories, I always sing her a lullaby in the dark. Lately, she's been planting her lips right on my cheek while I sing. I have to remind myself to stop crying and keep singing.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Splish Splash!

My little baby girl isn't as little anymore...hard to admit! She was very excited to hop in the bath seat, and get to splash around with her big brothers. The boys were adamant about her turning to face each one of them for equal amounts of time. Boys fighting over her already...

Daddy actually gave them their first bath as a threesome while I was at work. I love how Jack warns Daddy that Grace shouldn't chew on the bath toys. Scott fails to heed that warning, but Jack was right. I've read one too many stories about what those bath toys can harbor...gross!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Men at Work

The boys and Daddy loved getting their hands dirty and working with some tools at Home Depot on Saturday morning. I won't get to see their creation until XMAS morning. There is no better gift than something made by my little guys!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

1, 2, 3, 4, 5!!!!

Our sweet Gracie girl has been a part of our family for five months now. Can't imagine our life/family without her sweet smile anymore.

If you popped into our house these days you would see Grace...

-jumping in her jumperoo...she's loving it and the boys are, too.
-chewing on anything she can get in her mouth (and she's getting darn good at getting everything to her mouth).
-staring at our food and wondering when we are going to give her some of that.
-loving "warm baby, cold baby" with her daddy after bath. she chats away in the evenings to her loving dad.
-smiling from ear to ear at her brothers...she must thrive on chaos.
-gazing intently at the Christmas lights all over the house.
-grabbing at the books while we're reading during the day.
-growing out of her baby bathtub. she's moving into the big bath seat tomorrow night.
-locking eyes with her mommy while favorite moments.

We love you, Gracie!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pearly Whites

The boys had dentist appointments this morning, and according to our dentist all of their teeth were in great health. Sawyer's exam was simply a visual check. Jack donned some cool shades while his teeth were cleaned, and he had his first round of oral x-rays. He loved seeing all 20 of his teeth displayed on the computer. Yep, all 20 are still tucked in tightly. Our dentist confirmed that babies who teeth later than average will also lose their baby teeth later than their friends. This will just give the tooth fairy a little more time to save up her money!