Friday, January 29, 2010

For his Mama

Thanks Grandma!

Grandma, Gracie loves her new hat!
She even found her sunglasses to wear. Now she's ready for the slopes!
Ok, she really only wore it for a few minutes and she wasn't interested in wearing it outside, but she does like it!
We really like it though, thanks for the fun gift!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hannah's Birthday Message

Here you go Hannah! Even a cameo from Ian!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Hannah! Happy Birthday! We are so excited for your special day. Gracie made you a video but it will be uploaded tonight so check back k? Here is a picture of Grace and Uncle Shane for you. We love you very much!
Aunt Shannon, Uncle Shane, and Grace

PS- happy birthday Jess!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Taking your daughter out of the tub and then letting her run naked around while you get her clothes out may and will often times mean - She will pee on the floor, then poop then scoop it up and bring it to you in her sweet little hand. But before she does that she will step on it and then track it through the house. Just a little something to remember. Oh, and she may not pick it all up so when you get her cleaned up and then go back to start cleaning the floor? Well, you just may step in it too.

Happy Monday.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
  • Grace- she's so curious and into everything. I love seeing her discover new things.

  • Ian- he's still at the cuddly, stick his face into your neck stage. Love it.
  • Every day they are learning how to "be" together. I love that Grace is learning how to share and how to have someone else in the house.

  • Still thankful for Sesame Street!
  • This is kind of a silly list but there are so many other things I am thankful for.. this house, all the food in our kitchen... the water that runs abundantly from our faucets... Thank you God.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Diane!

I'm going to be honest and say... that we are not good at getting cards out in time for our family's and friends birthdays. Sometimes I'm on top of it. Others I'm not. This was one of those times. BUT that doesn't mean we don't love GRANDMA DIANE any less! In fact, Grace was so upset that I didn't get a card out in time she made me get my camera right away and help her make her own birthday wish for Grandma D. We hope you have a fabulous day and we'll see you soon!

S, S, and G.

Monday, January 18, 2010


It's been hard to do much this past week other than watch the news and check online to hear from my friends in Haiti. I am so so proud of them. They are, in spite or horrible tragedy, staying strong and helping out wherever they can. Some of my dear friends have brought their children to the states so as not to use precious resources and so that they can focus on helping. Please, please don't quit praying. The news is going to slowly stop sharing stories but this is going to go on for a long long time.

But life goes on and this one doesn't stop. She loves having this chest by the window.
She likes to line up her animals on the windowsill.
She works hard at his.

After a few minutes, she's satisfied with her work and then whips them off of the windowsill and onto the floor as quick as she can.

Gracie had a first last week. Double ear infections. BOO! She loves her medicine though! If you just say the word she runs into the kitchen and says "mesin" it's sweet!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Please help

Please pray for Haiti today. The earthquake has beyond devestated Haiti. Please pray that those who are hurt or trapped will be helped quickly. Pray for those who are trying to help. And if you can, please find a way to give so that more help can be given.


(as far as I know my friends are ok)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Manic Monday

Just another manic Monday... I"m at the Warsaw public library waiting for the truck to get fixed. Grace is spending the morning with my great friend who is always willing to help me out. (thanks Kels!) and then it's rush rush to get home, get her to the Dr. (a booster shot and a look at a rash) and then Upward basketball practice. WHEW! of course this is the time when Shane is gone too. Is anyone else like me and doesn't sleep well when your husband is gone? You would think I forgot what it was like to sleep alone even though I did it for YEARS!
And does anyone else have a destroyer in their house? Nothing is safe. Not a bathroom drawer, not a night stand... not a roll of toilet paper... nothing. :)

but when she smiles at me or says her new phrase "I got you!" I seem to forget the mess.....
Happy Monday!

Friday, January 8, 2010


It's been a long time. She's getting too fast for me to snap pictures. :) Here she is with her buddy they were getting along. Usually she's in his face and he's mad about it. Or he's taking her toy and she's mad about it! ha!

I was working at the table and my little helper "needed" to assist me.
Here is her work... Think she's going to take after her mama and love stickers and sticky things?
All things ELMO. Grace loves Elmo. We are borrowing Elmopalooza from I. and she L.O.V.E.S. it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Sled Ride

We took Gracie for her first sled ride! Ok, now we didn't have a child's sled. You know, the one's with the seat and belt and all? Well, I have a very creative husband and look what he thought up! I love it. So did she.

ok, the best thing is on this video. Watch it till the end!
Notice I stopped taping quickly to go and help the poor thing! She was fine though. NO babies were hurt in the making of this video. Ha! She got a little snowy and was unhappy for a few minutes but she was fine. But I am so glad I got it on video!

In the Car

ok, I know this is dark, but I thought you all would like a glimpse of what driving in the car is like for us now. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Break

We've had a great break. Shane's been home and we've been hanging out. We went on a great walk to the lake one afternoon. Grace likes walking in the snow but she is not a fan of trying to walk on ice!
Someday she'll walk across the lake with her daddy (not anytime soon though!)
Ready for bed and I'm ready to read a book with my snuggie!
Getting ready to catch snowflakes!

This one is just funny to me. We played a lot of ping pong in the garage and Gracie would walk around and just play with the ping pong balls. She also likes to pull the pop off of the shelf. :)