Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grace's 5th Birthday

We had fun- the kids ate popcorn and cookies for dinner. Two of Grace's favorite things. Its what she requested, so I let it slide. Then a slice of cake, Skype with Gramma and Papa Steve+kids, phone call to Nana, and bedtime it was. Oh, and a scavenger hunt to find her gift.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Happy 5th Birthday Grace!!

WOW! 5!!!!!! I'm having such a hard time believing it, but I suppose its true huh?
5 years ago today I woke up to strong contractions and about 3 hours later, was holding you and nursing you for the first time, then back up in my bed and asleep I went. I loved the homebirth experience, and cling to the fact that I got to experience it once, rather than spend my time wishing I'd been able to do it again. It was such a magical time, and I loved every second of it.
We love you stinker-bell! Hope your 5th birthday is one to remember!

Monday, May 11, 2009

10 Days of Grace day 10

She's a cuddler. As the kids have gotten older, cuddling with mom is no longer 'cool'
Grace still loves to cuddle. With me, with Aaron, with grandparents, etc. She loves to be held and to give and receive hugs.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day to Me

I knew Aaron and the kids were planning something special. I had no idea what though.
Tonight him and a friend who was helping him plan went to the store, and when they came back they had me lock myself up in my room for a while. I came out and was seated at our little white table, where Sadie brought me a bowl of chips, and a bowl of salsa, and handed me a homemade menu. Of course I was only able to choose what we really had but it was all fun and games. Aaron sat with me, and Sadie was our waitress. We had fajitas, with all the fixens, and for dessert, she brought me a plate of cotton candy and under it was some resses cups. Two of my favorite things!
It was certainly a night to remember. I love my family and friends, and the thought that went into making the evening memorable for me.

10 Days of Grace day 9

She's thankful. Little things are HUGE to her. And she's thankful for them all.

Happy Mothers Day!!

To my mommy, my grand-mommy's, my aunts, and my Mother in law.
Women who have shaped my life.
Hope its a wonderful day for you all.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

10 Days of Grace day 8

She loves to eat. She's not a picky eater and I can't express how thankful I am for that fact!

Happy Birthday Riley!

Today is the 2nd anniversary of Riley's 17th birthday.

I miss him! But from what I hear, he's growing into a great young man!

I love you Bro.
PS: Sorry I know its not the best pic, but its all I can find. You usually hide from me!

Friday, May 08, 2009

10 Days of Grace day 7

She loves being a sister. Big sister, little sister- doesn't matter to her. She just loves her siblings.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

10 days of Grace day 6

She loves to sleep. And yes, I love that about her. That means, I still get a nap in the afternoon if I need it. Even if she doesn't fall asleep she loves to cuddle up next to me while we watch a movie. And she's almost always one of the first kids to fall asleep at night- shortly after 7pm.

10 Days of Grace days 1-5

So I'm a bad mom. I totally spaced and forgot to get these posted. So in one big post here are 5 flashback pics.
So 5 reasons I love Grace:

*She's a spitfire. She stands up for herself and then some! She's never the first one to back down. This is completely opposite of me, as I will usually back down even when I'm right just to avoid confrontation. I admire that about her.

*She's the "class clown" She's always looking for a laugh, and more often than not- she gets it!

*She doesn't fit into the 'mold' She defies all labels- she's not a tomboy, but she's not a girly girl either- she is just....Grace.

*Those eyes- we receive so many comments on them when we go out- and I have to admit- I love them too. I hope they stay that color. Simply breathtaking.

*Her love. She loves people. She takes an interest in people, even strangers. I'm always asked- "whats their name?" , "Is she sad?" etc. She notices people, and takes a great interest in them.
Reminds me to slow down sometimes and be more observant of those around me.