Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we spent it at Ben's sister Karina's house. It was a small group: us, the Shorts, and the Labrum's. It sure was different not going to Nana and Pop's house, but I think we did a pretty good job pulling off a good feast. Gracie enjoyed playing with her "friends" (cousins) and we enjoyed spending time with family. We feel so blessed, especially at this time of year, and are so grateful for all we have.
...especially each other

Friday, November 27, 2009

8 Months

This has been a big month for sweet little Abigail. She moved up to a size 3 diaper, waves to everyone, crawls (still not perfect on all 4, but geting there), and is at the beginning of pulling herself up. It's so strange for me to go into her room when she wakes up and see her sitting there playing instead of wiggling laying down. She has a very loud, high pitch voice that she loves to vocalize. My sister Nora called her a Velociraptor dinosaur and nicknamed her "The Raptor". She's a very sweet girl, but the older she's getting I'm seeing her eager, curious, and sassy side coming out.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We had our first annual Graham Girls Get Away and headed to Chicago. We were sad Jen and Melinda couldn't make it, but there will be many more to come. Grandma, Nora and June, and Me and Abigail went to Chicago for 5 days and had a blast. David, Kenna, and Addie were so nice to host us and show us around the windy city.
The Botanical Gardens were beautiful even though it wasn't the "best" time of year to go. David showed us all around while Kenna was post call that day.

Friday morning we hit up the "Windy City" and stayed from 10am -11:30pm. It was fun taking the train there and back. I loved walking around and was impressed at how clean and well kept the city is. The "Bean" was so cool how it reflected all the buildings. Of course we had Chicago dogs and well as the best deep dish pizza ever. Leave it to Nora to find these cute coats at such a great price that we all 3 had to get one. The babies were troopers being pushed around in strollers all day, but didn't seem to mind one bit. All 3 of them were perfect!

Saturday we took a tour at the Jelly Belly factor then hit up some more shopping.

Thanks Grahams for letting us crash your place and showing us a fun time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who's the Mom?

Yesterday Gracie told me two phrases:

"Mom, look at me when I'm talking to you" and

"Please, don't talk to me like that" (of course she used this one when I asked her to do something she didn't want to do)

Oh my Gracie Girl, what are we going to do with you? ...She sure keeps me on my toes :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

This Halloween was so fun, especially now that Gracie really understands what it's all about. We went trick or treating with some friends and she was the leader of the pack. She would run from door to door, always first, and knew just what to say "trick or treat" followed by "thank you" followed by "I want more candy".

Ben was very happy to hear that his daughter won the doughnut eating contest at a friends Halloween party.

My sweet butterfly and ladybug

Gracie called the inside of the pumpkin the "cheese" and loved cleaning it out this year.
Abigail just had fun watching

Here's my manly man carving our pumpkin with his drill.
Of course Gracie had to be digging into her bag during trick or treating. When one sucker was finished a new one would appear in her mouth.