Monday, December 29, 2008

First Christmas- Part 1

Merry Christmas everyone! We had a great time celebrating with Grace.

We had the Hartman family over the weekend before Christmas. It was a great time! Gracie had fun with her presents and she LOVED hugging on her first baby doll.

Shane took Grace to her first party! I had my last Bible Study so she went as Daddy's date to his work party. He got her all dressed up in her dress and tights and even put a barrette in her hair! They had a lot of fun.

Rilee and Reese had fun playing with Grace. She had a hard time keeping up with them though! We had a great weekend full of good food, lots of laughs, and even a power outtage! My favorite memories are playing Rock Band with Grandma Shirley as our lead singer. The best! :)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

6 months

Grace turned 6 months old December 10th (on her Grandpa H's birthday!) As of yesterday she weighs 13 lbs 4 oz. and is 24 inches long. She's only in the 4th percentile but she's growing well!
At 6 months Grace:
  • is very chatty and loves to babble- her daddy says it sounds like she's calling his name!
  • can roll all around and often ends up stuck up against the couch or table
  • likes to chew on everything! She loves the remote controls best.
  • can sit up very well with support and is getting close to doing it on her own.
  • has her first tooth and just last night the other bottom one popped through!
  • sleeps very well! She goes down around 7:30 and gets up around 6:30
  • eats lots and lots! She likes everything we've given her so far. She expecially loves oatmeal with a fruit mixed in
  • has found our faces. She knows she can reach out now and touch our faces, put her hands in our mouths etc. She is grabbing for things now. She's gotten a glass of water, and now reaches for anything nearby.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First time swimming

I really don't understand.. NOW the first one I load... IS the first.. can anyone explain loading pictures to me? Why do they switch my order?

Anyway... Here is Grace's first time swimming. She liked it. I realize that in the picture above she doesn't exactly look like she enjoyed herself but that was taken the second day, right before her nap and she did not have a high tolerance for anything.
and here is what came right after this picture. I love her feet sticking out.. She was down for the count.

Here is when she went in with me and liked it! I even dunked her head two times.
Getting ready in her new swimsuit. I bought a 6 month suit because, well, she's 6 months old, but she has a ways to go before that fits her too well. The bottoms were falling off! :)


Literally.. Grace has her first tooth breaking through! :) that is pretty important news in the Hartman house everyone. I'm just letting you know.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Sweet. This one was supposed to be last... I'm just now getting it. the FIRST one you load will be the last and vice versa. But it took me FOUR tries to upload today so it's staying. Ok.. here us us at Disney. I've never had a turkey leg. Have you? I thought I'd try one for, you know, $5.00 (it's Disney). It was not so good and so very greasy.
Grandma Shirley came with us. We had a great time. Shane had to do his conference but we got to relax!

Aunt Carol and Uncle Bill came to spend the day with us at MGM. It was fun to see them!
I'm pretty sure Grace had an amazing time. I'm wondering if this will count as her Disney experience? When she gets older and asks to go we can say... you've done that already. Think it will work?
She did SO good on the planes! We just popped her out of bed when we left and she flew in her jammies.

Monday, December 15, 2008

For you Joanne :)

She LOVES this blanket.. We call it her chi chi (that's the name brand)
I was getting her ready and her daddy walked in. Big smile for daddy

Grace has been doing this new thing. Sticking her tongue out at everything! It's so funny!

Florida! We went with Grandma Shirley and Shane to Florida. Shane had a conference at Disney's Coronado Springs resort. It was fun and she did so good traveling! I'll post more about that later!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bath Time

Look who took a bath in the big tub!
What you can't see here is Grace chattering away at the washcloth!

Her new friend!

This is when she started warming up!

This is the first one... quite unsure of what I was doing to her.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Dear Emma,

Thank you for sharing your bunny with me. It's so pretty and I can grab it and hug it. I like to play with it. You are a good friend.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A is for Apple

Grace has started eating! No, she didn't go to town on the apple, but she did enjoy a little lick of it! She has eaten carrots and avocado so far. She's not too keen on the avocado but she does like carrots!

Not Sure

So I had a cute idea for what to write for these pictures but for some reason blogger is posting this one first... So just know that she didn't get this fussy until the END of the photo shoot. But isn't this outfit from her "Aunt" Jodi great? Thanks Jod!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

For Grandma and Aunt Michelle

It's my Grandma's birthday... AND my Aunt Michelle's birthday... I think I'll....

Wish them a HAPPY DAY!

But first I have to... ah... just get this, um...

in my mouth...

There! Now I got it. That's much better. They'll still know what I mean.



Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's a special DAY!

Dear Grandma Sue and Aunt Michelle,

Happy Birthday! My mommy took some special pictures JUST FOR YOU on your birthday but they are not uploading. She wanted you to know that we all love you both and wish you the happiest birthday.
Love Gracie,

(We'll try again with the pictures tomorrow!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I read a blog called Bring the Rain (LOVE IT!) and last week she posted some prayers that she prays over her girls. I love the idea of using Scripture to pray for Gracie. I need to practice it more. These are the prayers that she gave. I copied them, added Grace's name and then am going to print them and post them in different places in our house. I also added a button on the side so you can link directly to them on her website ( God is good and prayers work!

1. When they wake up: "Let the morning bring (child's name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You. Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul." (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)

2. When they are getting dressed: "Therefore, as God's chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others. Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her). And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)

3. While they are eating: "Teach (child's name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength." (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4. When they go out of the house: "(Name of child), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will." (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5. While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child) clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior. Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6. When they are going to bed: "The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)

7. While they are sleeping: "I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing." (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gracies faces

I know they are all "deer in the headlights" eyes, without being different faces really, but it's a chance to post a few more cute ones. The first is from her 5 month lamb pictures. I just like to throw the smile ones in there when I can!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grandma Shirley

Dear Grandma,
Thanks for letting me stay at your house. I had a good time. I liked your room with all the stuffed animals. I like having you to be with. You are lots of fun. I really liked playing with Rilee and Reese too. Come and play again with me sometime soon.


Friday, November 14, 2008