Archive for July, 2010

So much fun!

Grace got to celebrate with her Uncle Chris today with a birthday boat ride (and some birthday cake, and her favorite, ICE CREAM!).  Beyond the birthday boat ride, this morning, Grace got to go to the beach, which she LOVED.  She went to the surf line and had such fun jumping and splashing.  Then we held her and took her past the breakers where she was able to splash, practice kicking and pointing at the waves as they came.  She also noticed each of the boats that came by and pointed and said “Boat? Ride Boat?  I need boat.”  All in all, it’s been a pretty wonderful day in the life of Ms. Grace.

Yay for boat rides!

And of course, yay for birthday cake!  For whatever reason, to this point, Grace has yet to say “Huppa Birfda” to Uncle Chris, despite much practice on the way down, and repeated prompts from Mama & Daddy.

Happy 26th Birthday Chris!

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Today is Uncle Chris’ birthday, and after work, we are all heading down to Oak Island to see Chris, Mike, Mary Bess, Grandpa and Great Grandma Emmy (not to mention Sunny, Rocky & Emmy’s dog King).  Gracie doesn’t know that yet, but she does know that today is Kali’s last day.   In honor of Kali’s last day, Grace and her friends all wore tie-dyed t-shirts, and there will be ice cream for snack at 3. 

"No laughing AJ" (Grace's comment at AJ's belly laugh)

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When we showed up to get Gracie today, Kali announced that Grace had spoken a full sentence.  AJ was talking about his dog, and Gracie said “I want a doggie too!”.  Upon hearing Kali recount this story, Grace walked up to us and said, “I want a doggie, PLEASE?!”  How can you argue with that?

Our doggie loving daughter

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Grace thinks that her Godmother Cynthia is a riot (she is).  After a yummy dinner at our favorite Mexican place, Grace really enjoyed playing with Cynthia.  Cynthia would use her fingernails to ‘walk’ across the table and onto Grace’s belly where tickling ensued.  A great time was had by all, and fortunately no one complained to much about the squeals of delight.

Yay for Cynthia!

Here is an action shot…

Bare-ing her belly!

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Grace was quite concerned about the state of her outfit this morning.  She had a hard time waking up (it took both parents ‘encouraging’* her) and while she was still a bit groggy, she mentioned needing a hair bow.  Fortunately for Grace, we did have a matching hair bow for today’s sun dress, so she was well put together, as was her desire from her first sleepy utterance this morning.

Dressed for the day.

* For encouragement, Daddy tried the gentle foot tickle while Mama preferred kisses, a backrub and an audible “Good morning sweet Gracie”

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Today Grace was back at day care to enjoy her last week with Ms. Kali who is heading off to graduate school in August and needed a few weeks to get ready.  We will miss her, but we’re sure that she’ll do well at NC State, and being as she’s in Psychology, which is housed in the building next to Mama’s we just might run into her again…

So today, Grace arrived at day care just in time to eat a little lunch and take a nap– she went straight for the table, ’cause after that car ride, she was HUNGRY!

Yummy pears!

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Grace is a good natured little person with a streak of prankster in her.  Her favorite thing to do while at GG’s was to try to hide in a cubbord (which she didn’t fit well into).

Tickled pink to be at GG's

After grinning sweetly, she hopped down and played the ‘bye-bye’ game where she tried to hide, then popped out grinning and saying “hello”.


And after fun time at GG’s (and going to the church nursery), headed over to get in one more swim at Uncle Owen’s house.  Does it get any better than going to the pool two days in a row?  Grace thinks not!

Grace and Daddy at the pool

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