Archive for February, 2010

Kissing Frogs

Grace must have heard from somewhere that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince.  I did not tell her this, although I do often think it…  In any case, she’s taken to eating her dinner with a frog on her tray, who she alternates between kisses and feeds.  It is SO cute, but the best part is that she’ll put food in the frog’s mouth, and then a few minutes later decide that the carrot or raisin or whatever that’s in there looks tasty and she’ll fish it right out.  Thank goodness for plastic frogs who don’t mind sharing and giving back their dinner.

Feeding her frog

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Grace felt very fortunate today to attend the grand opening of Tall Order music, complete with lots of fun new people and lots of (loud) music to enjoy and dance to!

She also made her first attempt at a knock-knock joke today.  No kidding.  She knocked on the tray of her food table and said ‘Knock-Knock’.  When I said who’s there, she said “Apple” (her current favorite word).  There was no punch line, but I think that we’re getting somewhere with the development of baby humor…. 🙂

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The Breakfast Club, only smaller, with less attitude

So Grace got to day care this morning to enjoy yet another lovely breakfast (Ms. Terry always makes such yummy treats!) and got to sit beside her friend Landon, and aside from attempting to try his muffin (they are exactly the same, but I guess when it’s in someone else’s bowl it tastes better?) she was very nice to him.  Maybe we’re moving out of the walk in to day care and assert oneself by smacking the nearest friend.  I hope so!

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My godmother is *so* silly!

Grace was delighted to see her Godmother Cynthia for dinner tonight.  She was also excited to see her favorite waiters at the Robinson’s favorite Mexican spot… they all know her and wave and talk and come visit if things are slow.  Yay for friendly people, yummy food and a fantastic godmother!

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Grace had the chair to herself today and took full advantage of the ‘cozy corner’ station.   What a goof!

Just kickin' it

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Asking for a hug

Gracie wasn’t quite ready for us to leave this morning as we were starting to make our goodbyes, so she followed us– asking for a hug.  Who can resist this cute face?  We had to go back and give one more hug and a few kisses.  (Does that make me a pushover?  Hope not!)


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A special birthday

Today is a special birthday that Grace will never get to celebrate.  This morning, as if she knew, she got out a soft photo block that her Aunt Cathy gave her which has lots of pictures of her family in it, and she pointed to the one of her grandmothers:

Grace's Grandmothers 5.22.2004

She then looked at me quizzically.  I told her Gammie’s name and then told her that the other was her Grandma Vicki.  She said “Nanny” and then went about her day.  Since I am quite convinced that her grandmother Vicki watches over her, today we picked out an outfit (given to us by Rene in NOLA– Thanks!) which had a little angel on it to remember Grandma Vicki.

An angel to watch over Grace

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Trying out the shower

This morning before church Gracie saw that Mama was going to take a shower.  Not to be outdone, she also took off her PJs and tried to take off her diaper (had to get a little help with this) and then hopped in.  She was a little confused about the water falling on her head, and after a few minutes wanted to be picked up, but enjoyed helping Mama scrub and splashing in the drain of the shower while Mama rinsed off.  I don’t think that she’ll give up on bubble baths soon, but it was nice to see her let her head get wet without crying.

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Good news?  We have antibiotics onboard.

Bad news?  Grace has pinkeye and a sinus infection.  Poor baby!  😦

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Snuggling with NaNa

Getting some NaNa love

Grace doesn’t feel good, so isn’t up to her usual running around and playing hard.  She’s more into snuggling and reading books and rocking– lots of snuggling, lots of rocking.  Fortunately, Grace has her own Greatest Aunt Jenny (NaNa) who gladly volunteered to do the bulk of the rocking and cuddling so that Daddy could rest up and Mama could go to work.  Unfortunately, she had a fever of 102.7 under arm, so we’re off to the doctor tomorrow to see what might be causing it, and her unsteadiness on her feet.  Poor baby!

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Off to the doctor

Yesterday afternoon, day care called to say that Gracie had a fever of 100.6– just enough that she needed to go home and stay home for 24 hours until she was fever free.  This morning, we went to the doctor and Dr. Britt proclaimed that she has a cold and is growing teeth– nothing life threatening, but uncomfortable, no doubt.  The bright side?  NaNa came to visit to play with our sick girl while Mama and Daddy tried to get rid of the crud.  Boo on a house full of sickies!

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When Grace got to school this morning, she wanted to go and check out the 2 year olds room.  She started to walk over there, and her friend Ms. Katina had to scoop her up because she was intent to get there (there is a cut through using the bathrooms that the rooms share).  Soon enough Ms. Grace, soon enough.

Katina and Gracie

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Daddy’s little helper

Grace likes to help around the house.  She helped her Dad do laundry last night…

I *love* doing laundry!

This is where the dirty clothes go...

Putting things in the washer

Grace is such a helper!  Now if we can just maintain this helpful spirit for the next 16 or so years… 🙂

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A better comparison shot

As requested, we’ve continued to take occasional pictures with Jessica– here are the most recent.

I LOVE Jessica bear!

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Sad to see Daddy go

As her shirt says, Gracie’s heart belongs to her Daddy– making it hard for her to say goodbye on Friday morning.  While she has had fun in Reidsville– she’s ready to get home to her Daddy Valentine!

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