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.

:)
LOVE,

Gracie




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,
xxoo

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Prayers

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 (www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com) 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.

Love,
Gracie
xxoo



Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

She laughs

If you read this and think "man, all she ever posts is about her baby!" I just want you to know that you're right. First, because this is for people who want to see my baby. And second, because she is so stinking cute I about can't take it. It's dark, I know. But you really just need to listen anyway. :)

video

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jump Jump!















Gracie got a new jumper and she really likes it! She's slowly figuring out the toys and things on it. The basket lid is under her feet because she's just about an inch away from actually touching the floor!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Daddy's Girl

Here is Daddy's girl. Yes, she loves her mommy. Yes, she is good for everyone. But she LOVES her daddy. When we were in Michigan for mom's surgery he was the only one who could get her to sleep. I like that they have such a great bond. (I'm pretty certain he's head over heels for her too!)














Monday, November 10, 2008

5 Months Old!

Here is our 5 month old! I absolutely love having Gracie in my life. I can't imagine it without her!

At 5 months she:

*rolls from side to side

* rolls from back to tummy and sometimes vice versa

* eats cereal

* sits in her bumbo chair

* sits up with a pillow behind her

* LOVES to stand in the lap of who is holding her

* likes to suck on her fingers and hands

* likes to sit in her new jumper

* doesn't like naps! She sleeps about an hour each time (OR less!)

* loves baths

* loves playing with Daddy

* jabbers away (often when tired)

* can be found flipped over in her crib or turned all the way around!










First Cereal







Here are some pics of Gracie's first time eating cereal! I put the first bite in and she looked at me with her deer in the headlight eyes... then wouldn't open her mouth again for about 2 minutes! Then she realized it was good and was like a little birdie and wouldn't close her mouth!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Red Hot Chili Pepper







Happy Halloween!

First Pumpkin







This is Gracie's first pumpkin! As you can tell she was so excited. :)