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!