Monday, October 11, 2010

We LOVE cousins!

While Mike worked hard in the backyard building Clark's shop (and I stayed home to sleep off a bad cold) Grace enjoyed baking some cupcakes with her cousins and "Aunt eesha" aka Aunt Elleisha.

Crystal and Grace adding sprinkles to their creations.

As you can see...she enjoyed not only baking it but eating it as well.

While daddy and uncle clark are working hard... you will find Grace and Crystal giggling and smiling on the swing set.
And sippin' on their slurpees.....
And even coloring some pictures!
I love watching these girls grow up together. I can already tell they will be best friends forever. Thanks Elleisha for carrying my daughter to and from 7-11....while pushing Cynthia in the stroller and most likely holding Crystal's hand while you walk. LOL You are superwoman!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

I love coming across pictures I didn't know about (these were taken at least 6 months ago). Mike must have snapped these while I was at work one day.

It's a GOOD thing our little Ace is so calm. The poor dog just endures Gracie's torture. Although Grace is learning (after being disciplined) that she can't irritate the scares me to death to think that Ace might "snap" one day.

AHHHH!! Seriously, poor Ace!

I have a feeling Ace got some good licks in.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Best buddies

On Saturday night Mike and I got the opportunity to watch "Kenna"who is one week (to the day) older than Grace. Most of you probably don't know this but Grace is SO incredibly shy. She is completely attached to her "Momma", "Dadda", "Pa" and "Nana" so we were a little unsure how this night was going to go. Fortunately, Grace and McKenna had an absolute blast and were up playing until 11:30pm. Seriously, Grace (nor Kenna) had ever been up nearly that late...ever! I can't wait to see these two grow up together..they are already BFF's for life!

Grace was so excited to actually have someone sit at her table with her. McKenna would point to the chair and tell Grace to "sit".

Playing with your friends toys is always so much more fun than playing with your own toys!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

3 Years Come and GONE

Today is my anniversary and I am filled with complete happiness and love for this man.

It seems like yesterday I was doing this.....

And then this....

And then this bundle of joy entered our lives.....
And last BUT certainly not least, little Gracie was a true blessing from our Heavenly Father.
The pieces of our little puzzle are complete!

Mike, thank you for being the incredible man you are. Grace is so lucky to have you as her example, best friend, and daddy. WE LOVE YOU!

Pool Fun

Yep, we love the pool and sprinklers, and the slide in the pool and the ball that sprays water and even the watering can when mom is trying to hydrate the flowers BUT funny thing is: Grace just started NOT liking the bath??!! I don't get it either.

All we have to say is "CHEESEY FACE" and this is what we get.

And need for applause...I planted the flowers you see. Well, ok ok ok my mother in law may have paid for them and told me where to place the exact flowers so they look perfect but I'm the one who got her fingers dirty!! We have people knock on the door and tell my in-laws how incredible their landscaping is but don't worry..I pat myself on the back for it! :)

The zoo with my pal

We purchased a season pass for the Hogle Zoo this year. Grace enjoys watching the other kids probably more than the animals so I'm not sure if its more fun for me or her!
This is McKenna, Gracie, and Mike looking for some baby tigers. I think Kenna found one!
"Hellllooooo baby leaopard!" Grace was fascinated by the leopard who was lounging against the glass.
Welcome to the world Baby far the cutest baby elephant I have ever seen. Zuri is especially cute when she plays with her big ball and jumps in and out of her water/mud pit.
This was a great zoo day with fabulous friends!

Monday, May 03, 2010

18 months old

I can never get enough of this adorable toddler. Bella Blu Photography (aka the beautiful and talented Denise) is remarkable with her camera ALTHOUGH I have a very uncooperative little girl when it comes to getting her portrait taken. I just wish I had a picture with her sweet smile and maybe even some teeth to show off. Maybe next time Denise!! AND seriously you MUST check out Denise's photography blog. This past weekend she shot a wedding and her pictures are literally breathtaking. If anyone needs their family photo updated or anything else...CALL HER!

Denise Harkey

This picture was edited so nicely. I love the antique look.
And again...the "closed mouth" tactic!! Although I love love those little pigtails. :)
I love how sweet this picture is.
OH YES! Finally a smiling picture....but not at the camera.
And last but not least - a wardrobe change. I loved this little outfit but unfortunately Grace was DONE and not having anymore pictures. So this was the best we could do. BUMMER!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Loving the sun...and the slide!

Grace is always on the go-go-go! She is still not talking much but she sure has a lot to say - I just wish they were things I could understand. I would love to know what she is thinking. Most moms are cursing me b/c they are complaining that their kid won't shut up...I, on the other hand, can't wait for this little one to start talking in FULL sentences or maybe even a few words other than uh oh and DOG! :)

Grace goes down this slide over and over and over and over...get the idea??! The other day she did it for 35 minutes straight. I was getting so dizzy just watching her.