Archive for January, 2010

Today started off well with pancakes that smile at you.  How can you have a bad day when your breakfast smiles back?  Thanks Gammie for sending such a fun pan!

Pancakes that smile back!

Eyeing her pancake before she takes another bite

After a tasty breakfast of pancakes and turkey bacon, we all bundled up to see what fun was going on outside.  We were very excited to see that several of our neighbors had sleds that they were sharing and everyone was taking turns going down the ‘hill’ in front of our house.  We tried two different sleds and Grace really enjoyed herself!

Trying out the first sled

We tried several sleds, but everyone’s favorite was the one that had a steering wheel and breaks– lots of control and safety, because despite the fact that our hill is tiny, you get going pretty fast (as evidenced by the fact that when I tried to take a picture of Greg and Grace after I helped them push off, they were well down the road by the time I got it snapped!  Because it was so far away, I’m posting the one I took when Grace and Daddy got off the sled.

Watching snow melt with Daddy

Back up the hill again!

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Fun in the snow

I love my pony from Aunt Cathy!

Before getting bundled up to go out into the snow, Grace took a minute to ride on her horse.  She even tried to take the horse outside when the family went out to check out the snow.  As it turns out, Mama & Daddy didn’t think that the horse wanted to go off the porch, so we left the horse waiting for us there.  Grace was happy to have Daddy as a home base as she began to explore the snow, commenting that it was cold and white (she is getting really good at naming colors!).  After she got used to it, she took off to explore further.

Getting her bearings

Off to explore

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Today when Gracie got to daycare, they were eating peaches and cottage cheese.  This is one of her favorite treats, so she sat right down and got to work eating!

What a yummy treat!

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Hupa- Bufda Mama!

That was how Gracie greeted Mama this morning– with a big hug and her special words that she and Daddy had been practicing.  It was a wonderful way to start a birthday and the flowers and card sent to my office by Gracie and Daddy were wonderful too.  Here’s a picture of Ms. Grace reading Mama a Happy Birthday story!

Reading stories

All bundled up!

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Queen of the indoor slide

Antibotics are wonder workers, and Grace seems almost like herself this morning.  She got to school and ran immediately to the indoor slide and then posed.  She’s such a ham for the camera!

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Due to Grace’s continual bad behavior and high likelihood of bursting into tears at not getting her way (more so than normal) we took her to the doctor today to realize that she’s got a double ear infection again, and it’s gotten so bad in one ear that we can’t do drops because the discharge is so thick.  Yuck.  So the good news is we have antibiotics on board and an explaination for why Grace isn’t being nice to other people… it’s hard to be nice when your head is ringing.  Hopefully she’ll ditch this cold soon and the antibiotics will clear up the ear infections.  Boo on earaches! 😦

The apple today didn't keep the doctor away..

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Not her sweet self

Please, no autographs

Grace is a little touchy today.  She walked into day care and tried to take a friend’s toy and was all around grumpy when asked to do anything that did not involve getting her way.  Given the way she scored on the aptitude tests that Elizabeth ran, Mama’s worried that we might be heading into the terrible twos just a little early, but I sure hope not!

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