Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pumpkin Pie

How this idea came about?...There is the cutest picture of my sister Nora as a baby inside a really big pumpkin. Just her little head is pocking out. I wanted to do the same thing with Gracie. So, we went to the only pumpkin patch known in Temple; WalMart. This was the biggest pumpkin we could find. I asked Ben to place her inside thinking she might fit if she was turned sideways. This is what happened. She slowly started sinking down with her feet up. I thought it was pretty funny. Maybe we can retry this picture one day with our next baby.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Great Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend. It was so nice that Ben didn't have a test on Monday because he got to spend more time with us. On Friday I took Gracie to the park by our house to swing. She love it. On Saturday we decided to get her a swing to hang from our back porch. Gracie made her first trip to Toys R Us. When we walked in the door she started squealing. It was so cute to see her so excited. One of her favorite things was a little rocking horse. I didn't realize that someone could love that store at such a young age. It gave me good ideas of some things she might like for Christmas. We got her a cute bucket swing that Ben hung up so well (pictures to come). On Sunday we carved a pumpkin. Gracie got pretty tired so she wasn't awake for the final outcome. It was a wonderful weekend that we all enjoyed.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

9 Months

Gracie had her 9 Months doctors appointment today. She weighed in at 17 lbs. 12 oz. (25th percentile) and was 27 1/2 in. (50th percentile). The Doctor said she will probably be taller than her Mommy when she grows up. She checked out to be a healthy girl and right on track in her development. She was even so brave for her flu shot.
I decided to retake her 9 month picture because I just was not happy with the other one. It's hard to get her to stay still, smile, and take the picture all by myself. Ben helped me with this one, and I thought it turned out much better.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Visit to Caifornia

Grace and I took a little trip to California to visit family. We had so much fun seeing everyone. Of course Gracie loved all of the commotion. For the most part, she was a very good girl on the plane (just wiggly). Gracie loved being with her cousins.

Of course we had to go to the street fair and get kettle corn.

We went for a walk. Zachy and Gracie loved sitting in the wagon together. By the end of the walk we had all three kids in there. Alli wanted to be in the middle of all of the fun.

We went to Riley's Farm and picked apples. It was such a pretty orchard with apple trees, pumpkins, animals, and homemade apple juice.

Slumber Party at Grandma's
Gracie loved Zachy. He could always make her laugh. You can't see it in this video, but every time he would kiss her she would just start giggling. It was very cute. In the car they would hold hands and just smile at each other.