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All clear!

Yummy breakfast!

Yummy breakfast!


Grace had a doctor’s appointment this morning, and we were glad to know that she has totally clear ears. 🙂

She was very happy to arrive at day care and have cheese muffins ready for her. She promptly pushed the plate off onto the floor, but continued to much on the pieces that were left on the table. Ah, willfulness and self agency. What delightful traits in a small person!

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Grace woke up early this morning (5:30 AM) ready to take on the world. Because she got so much snuggle time with her Great Grandma and Great Aunt, she was sorely disappointed when Mama couldn’t devote that amount of time and (the nerve!) went off to go get dressed, leaving Grace *by herself* for a whole 3 minutes to play with her toys in her crib. Needless to say, quite a few tears were shed over this betrayal.

Upon arriving at day care, Grace immediately went over to AJ and took his toy, just to show him who’s boss. (The sad part? Once she had it, she didn’t even play with it. She just wanted to take his stuff. 😦 …) Oh well, for now, we’re trying to teach the idea of sharing, but that’ll be a project for the next few years, I’m afraid. Of course, when she doesn’t get her way, this is how *she* looks…

Pouting

Pouting

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Jiggity jog!

Grace returned home from Reidsville to a very happy Mama & Daddy, who had missed her quite a lot! She talked a lot about her trip, although we don’t understand what she’s saying, the excitement was evident.

So many thanks go out to Great Grandma Emmy and Great Aunt Jenny, baby wranglers extraordinaire!

Grace enjoying lunch at Great Grandma Emmy's

Grace enjoying lunch at Great Grandma Emmy's

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Grace is on vacation in Reidsville, NC. Having a blast, I’m sure. We both miss her – but we’re glad Grace is hanging out with Jenny, Emmy, and Elizabeth.

While Grace is away, Erin and I went to the NC coast at Trinity Center in Salter Path, NC.

Erin used to work there as a camp counselor and environmental educator. Of course, some people have worked there quite a long time, so Erin has known them for a while. Like most new parents, we had bunches of pictures with us.

There was a wedding held on the beach this afternoon. For those who don’t know, Erin and I got married down here just over 5 years ago. Nice to see the old sites. (and there’s a certain sight that I’ve never let out of my sight!)

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Separation Anxiety

But I want to go with *you*!

But I want to go with *you*!

So for the last month at least, Grace gets uneasy when I leave the room. She fusses, but can typically be convinced to do something else. Within the past week, she’s kicked that up a notch at day care, and will full out cry when we leave her. This is very sad to watch as a Mom, but when we return in the afternoon, she’s always just fine, so I guess I shouldn’t feel badly.

Grace will have the opportunity this weekend to hang out without Mama & Daddy all weekend long. She’s going to get to hang out with her Great Aunt Jenny, her Great Grandma Emmy & maybe even Bish-Bish… Yay for a fun weekend!

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Cheerios are my favorite!

Cheerios are my favorite!

Grace usually munches on a few Cheerios in the mornings before we head off to day care. This allows Mama and Daddy to have some breakfast, pack up bottles of milk and package food. This morning, we tried for the second time to introduce the sippy cup. Last time, she choked on it, but this morning things seem to have gone well… We’ll keep you updated.

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Wide-eyed with wonder...

Wide-eyed with wonder...


Grace is very interested in little Jaylen. He’s so much smaller than her that she’s just fascinated. She’s used to small things like toys and books, but small people still leave her a little perplexed. She really wants to go over and touch him to verify that he’s not a toy or a book, but a little person. This touch must be supervised, however, because she ends up needing reminders to use ‘gentle touches’ because she gets so excited.

Related to excitement, Grace has developed a new skill; throwing things. When she gets excited (typically in an upset sort of direction), she’s taken to throwing things. She is particularly good at throwing pacifiers out of her crib when she’s upset that she’s got to go to bed at night. This is unfortunate, because she really does like to have a pacifier to help her fall asleep… Oh well, one day she’ll realize that she should keep at least one in the crib with her once she’s made her point by tossing the other two that are typically in there.

Waving at the baby...

Waving at the baby...

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