Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ready, Set, Go.....

Friday night was the big Pinewood Derby. Each family got to enter a car and we were so proud of ours. Ben spent many hours carving it, putting weights in it, and making it just right. We went with a Mickey Mouse theme, since Gracie is so into him these days. She cheered on our little car with her matching ears and was yelling "Mickey Mouse" every time she saw it go down. Her favorite part was eating all of the cookies on the table which were eye level and just at her reach. Sadly, we lost but we did win the "Fancy Shmancy" award.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy 25th Birthday

We've had a fun birthday week celebrating Ben's birthday. Tuesday, he got his first birthday card from his parents with a gift. Wednesday, Ben mowed the yard and I thought I'd give him his birthday present early (a blower for the yard)since it would be so practical. Thursday we brought an ice-cream sandwich cake up to school to celebrate with his class. Friday he received a packed in the mail from my Mom and couldn't wait to open it (very nice shirts.) An today we made him a nice breakfast (cream cheese French toast, hash browns, and bacon, all at his request), he has a softball game this afternoon, and tonight we got a sitter and are going to a restaurant on the lake. Happy 25th birthday. We love you!

Monday, September 8, 2008

20 Months Old

Here is a little update on Grace:
-Completely weened from her pacifier.
-eats a whole apple (not cut with skin and all) almost everyday.
-organizes the Uno Cards into colors
-still in a size 3 diaper
-loves to clean-up
-Hates nursery at church
-sleeps from 7pm to 7:45am
-very attached to Mommy
-loves steak and cookies
-watches Mickey Mouse every morning
-always carrying her baby, blankie, and a book
-getting good at puzzles
-climbs up and goes down slide by herself

We can't believe how big she's getting. It's very sweet to hear her say "I love you" back to us. Even though she is a crazy toddler she makes our days full of life.

Monday, September 1, 2008

No labor...All Fun

For Labor Day Nana and Pop came down for a visit for the weekend. We had a great time going to the Zoo and Children's Museum.

Thanks Nana for the new dress up outfit .
This is all we had to dress up in before.
Poor Gracie had a little bit of a hard time getting down this slide. Her sweaty legs made her stick. You can see the traffic jam it caused.

When she's happy, she's happy!
Ben and Grace went to the water park that evening. What a way to finish off the day, and she only got a15 minute nap in the car.