Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Daddy-Daughter Date

Ben has been gone a lot and getting home really late when the girls are already in bed. There were many days last week when they didn't even see him. So, Friday night Ben decided to take Gracie on a date so they could have some time together. They went to the movies to see "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". Gracie was so exited to go on a date. She picked out her own outfit, needed a purse (with lots of candy inside), and wanted perfume as well as lipstick. I guess she's pretty observant watching me get ready. The movie was in 3D and the glasses were huge on Grace's little face. Since Ben picked up the tickets and glasses earlier that day we were able to come up with a little concoction with a hat and some glue to make the glasses work for her. It was cute seeing the two of them go on a little date, and we'll have to make it happen more often...but I must say, when is it my turn?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

7 months

Time is flying. Abigail has mastered sitting up and plays with her toys which is keeping her really busy and entertained. She's done using her swing, mostly because she sits straight up and reaches over the side of it until she about falls out. She finally likes her baby food as well as little biscuits to naw on. Of course she still spits up a lot which is not fun especially now with all the colors of the baby food. She got her first cold this past month as well as her bottom two teeth and loves feeling them with her tongue. It's cute to see her get around by rolling were she wants to get. We really can't get over what a content little baby she is. If you give her any attention she lights up with a smile that just melts your heart. We're looking forward to all of her first holidays coming up. We love you Abigail

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dear Gracie

Dear Gracie Girl,

Today is not your birthday and it is not even a special occasion. I just wanted to write a little note to you letting you know how much I love you! These past couple of months you really have grown up so much and have turned into a "big girl". I love that you are so much more independent, but it has made me realize just how much I loved being the one you counted on so much for everything. I just look at you and feel so blessed to have you in my life. I truly couldn't have asked for a better "oldest child". You are so helpful and a wonderful example. Watching you grow up has been the most rewarding thing for me as your mom. Today as you were dancing around outside I started to cry at how perfect you are for me! You and I really do fit together and I love being your best friend! Thank you for keeping me laughing and grateful for all I have...especially you! I love you Gracie
Love, Mommy

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Silo Pumpkin Patch and enjoyed a tractor train ride, petting zoo, playing in hay, eating lunch, and picking pumpkins. It was very cold this year (58 degrees), but that didn't stop us from enjoying the Halloween festivities.

One night for "family home evening" we cut a small pumpkin Gracie picked out at the Salado "pumpkin patch story time" with her friends. Grace was fascinated with the seeds inside, but even more interested in eating them after they were baked. The pumpkin patch had a little story time and skit they put on. Of course Grace was more than happy to volunteer to help out.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fire Truck Day

The city of Temple was having a fire day with a lot of different things going on. Ben had to work Saturday so I ventured out with the girls to do something fun. We enjoyed a free pancake breakfast, ride on an old fire truck, dressing up in fireman gear, and sliding down a big blowup slide. We had a great time, the girls were wonderful and now I feel like I can do more adventurous things with "just the girls".

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First Word

I'm very happy to announce that Abigails first words are Mama. (Gracie's were "Dada") She's been saying "ma, ma, ma" for about a month, but finally understands it's me now and clearly says "Mama". She also says "Hi" super clear when someone walks in the room (we'll have to catch it on video) which is very cute!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tub Time

Thank goodness for bath time. Not only do I love the fact that it entertains the girls for a long period of time, but the smell of a fresh clean little girl right out of the tub is delicious (espcially on Abby who always smells like spit up). It's fun now that the girls bathe together and surprisingly Abigail is crazier in the tub then Gracie is. She loves to splash around with a big smile on her face. I'm even impressed because Grace is to the point where she can wash herself, shampoo and all.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween Time

We're Ready!!!