Sunday, April 30, 2006

April 30, 2006

Sometimes we'll give Grace a utensil to distract her while we're giving her a meal. At breakfast this morning, she discovered that this spatula will reach all the way to the light, turning it into a pinata.

Early morning with mom.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

April 29, 2006

Reading with dad.

Friday, April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

Graham cracker and milk snack.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

April 27, 2006

Today we went to the park with Gina and Joseph and Tammy and Ruairi. Grace gave the swings another try.

Here she is swinging with Ruairi. Can you believe the unbridled enthusiasm these two show to be playing in the sun?

She practiced standing up at the benches.

Afterward she played at our neighbors, the Laprelles, who have set up a swing for her -- so sweet of them!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006


What a happy baby!

A quiet moment with dad.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

Exploring everything.

Grace just loves seeing the world from her new vertical perspective.

Monday, April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

I swear I only left for a minute to answer the phone. When I came back, I could hear Grace was annoyed, but couldn't see her. In that minute, she'd managed to work her way entirely into the coffee table for the first time. As you can see, she was able to get herself out on her own -- that's got to be good, right?

This mobility thing may be overrated... Grace has been pulling herself up on this table a -lot- today. The website she likes best is this one, with all of the pictures of herself and especially her dad.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

April 23, 2006

Sneaking some of mama's breakfast.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

April 22, 2006

Grace loves looking through this calendar at all of the pictures of the babies. Some seem to set her off more than others, though -- some she will smile at, others incite shouting. It's always the same babies that provoke the same reactions, but for no reason apparent to us. She really makes us laugh every day.

Friday, April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

Why are these two smiling? Because they know Mama just got a great early birthday present. Click here to see.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

Caught in the act.

Apparently the laptop works as the perfect motivation.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

March 19, 2006

Playing the xylophone at Joseph's house.

Springtime baby.

Playing with mom's keys.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April 18, 2006

A patient girl in the waiting room.

Monday, April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

Fun with the Hundred Acre Music Maker.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

Grace and dad enjoyed some Easter animal crackers.

Also for Easter: a new treat, these freeze dried fruits. We were trying to keep it a little healthy but then...

How to resist a hot cross bun?

And then out came the big guns -- Cadbury Creme Eggs.

The first bite.

Grace loved them, as you can imagine.

Oh, how she loved them. It was only a few bites, but it was heaven.

Easter basket pictures from this year.

Can you believe the difference a year makes?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

April 15, 2006

We had such a fun day today! The weather was beautiful and this morning we went on a walk up to the Glen. Next time we'll take our camera, but today's photos start with our afternoon trip to the hair salon.

Here's Grace with Dad pre-haircut. The ladies at the salon just loved Grace.

Here we are reading a magazine and looking for any pictures of dogs.

And then out in the parking lot with mom.

Cute little face wrinkled up in the wind.

Happy to be out with mom and dad.

We came back and dad gave Grace some of his vanilla ice cream before her nap.

Here she is patiently waiting for her next bite.

What a funny face! It's the one she makes when she's excited about what she's eating, all scrunched up and hopping up and down.

Later on we took an impromptu trip to Applebee's -- Grace got a balloon and some chicken tenders and a lot of admirers stopping by our table. She went to bed a little late but it was worth it -- it was really a wonderful day.

Friday, April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

Wonder what she's looking at? Click here to find out.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

Looking at her friend Joseph's Easter card.

Sweet face in her new overalls.