Wednesday, May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

Learning all about the names and numbers on her mat.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 30, 2006

Playing before her grandparents come over.

Exploring a new train from Grandpa.

Proud of herself for rocking in her chair.

Giving Grandpa one of her looks.

Playing with the pig.

A fun farewell to Granny and Grandpa at Cracker Barrel.

Monday, May 29, 2006

May 29, 2006

Reading with Granny.

Also admiring her jewelry.

Playing with Grandpa.

Getting a drink from Granny's cup.

Thinking about getting one from Grandpa's, too!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

May 28, 2006

Grace thinks this baby gate is so funny. She loves playing at it.

Showing off for Grandpa.

Having fun!

Playing with Dad.

She can't stand seeing anyone asleep and will try to wake them right up. David loves faking her out.

She cracks up when she thinks she woke him up again!

Looking out the window with Granny.

Allowing Granny to kiss her gorilla. This is a big honor around here these days.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

May 27, 2006

Reading with Granny.

Playing with Grandpa.

May 26, 2006

Grace charms people from all walks of life, from the waiters in Red Lobster to the drunks waiting outside. Can you guess who gave her these flowers? It was quite a night :)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006

After a fun time at Cinnamon, another Indian restaurant.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006

After an appointment today we went to the mall to get something to eat. Grace loved all of the fountain/sculptures and alerted us with her "wet! wet!" call every time she saw one.

We ate at Paparazzi, a local branch of one of our favorite Boston restaurants. Once again, the waitstaff couldn't help but love Grace. Even servers who weren't assigned to our table kept coming over to admire her cheeks, her smile, and her sweet ways. Finally, we have discovered the secret to good, prompt service at a restaurant -- just bring a cute baby!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006

Ready for bed after a long, trying day.

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006

Helping Dad with his work.

Until the tickling ensues, that is.

Reading Goodnight Moon with her mom and her gorilla before bed.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

May 21, 2006

Fun with her new walker.

Today we took Grace to our favorite hole-in-the-wall, amazing cheeseburgers place. Even though she ate her lunch before we left, she still had fun eating little bits of potato skins and cheeseburger. And everyone at the restaurant adored her, waving, smiling and coming over to talk. As you can see from this photo, we couldn't leave her chair turned toward our table because she kept turning around to see everybody.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

May 20, 2006

In the afternoons, Grace likes to tear up our bedroom and throw things everywhere. Today she pulled up on her dresser for the first time. She promptly opened a drawer like she'd been waiting her whole life just to get inside it and started throwing her pants to the ground. It was hilarious -- you can see it here.

Friday, May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Yet another waiting room, but at least this one had a magazine with Grace's all time favorite model, Elaine Mellencamp. Here, Grace is in a near swoon at the discovery.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006

Waiting for mama's appointment with dad.

She is just so cute when she's asleep!

Ready to go play at Gina and Joseph's house.

In the thick of things with Joseph and Liam.

Joseph loves Grace and likes to play with her face and hair.

Which is fine, but does lead to some understandable wariness from Grace.

Trying to decide who will play with the dog.

Grace just loved playing with this little table.

All three doing their own thing.

Playing with Joseph's walker. Later this afternoon, an identical model arrived at our house courtesy of Granny and Papa. Thank you! She loves playing with it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 17, 2006

Grace is having a time with cruising on uneven surfaces. In this video, she thinks about moving from the ladybug to the chair. To see whether or not she does it this time, click the link and tilt your head to the left (sorry!).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

Blur baby.

Looking around.

Monday, May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

Eating her shrimp and noodles.

First time in a forward facing car seat!

While waiting for Dad to finish up an appointment.

Sleepy in the car, from Dad's perspective.

And one from Mom's. So cute!