Monday, July 31, 2006

July 31, 2006

Playing with her animal blocks.


Sunday, July 30, 2006

July 30, 2006

Reading with Dad on a hot Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

July 29, 2006

This morning we went on a hike in the glen near our house.

We saw trees and rocks and the stream.

You'll notice that Elmo came with us on this trip. Granny just sent Elmo as a gift for Grace and she will not put it down at all.

Taking time out to play the "got your nose" game.

Walking down the path into the glen.

Happy girl.

Singing with Dad.

Grace just loves to be outside.

Happy happy happy.

Ready to head back home.

July 28, 2006

Curled up with Dad after a long day.

I think I wore her out today after two trips to the inspection station, one to Wal Mart, one to the library. It was a busy time and the rain here didn't help our driving. She loved the drama of the downpour, though, and was mesmerized by the way it was pouring down the windshield. She also enjoyed my yelping when I had to stick my head out the window to reach the ticket at the inspection station :) Here, she and David are looking at the Sesame Street stickers I bought her for being so sweet and good natured during all of our travels.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

July 27, 2006

Fun with Ruairi's basketball.

Where I just missed the kiss she gave Gina. These two are so sweet on each other!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006

Happy banging spoons in the kitchen.

By the coffee table.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

July 25, 2006

Grace was so cute today playing with her stuffed animals I decided to make a wee video. Unfortunately, I forgot what a pain it is that I don't have any video editing software that can just flip the stupid thing on its side. Here is the tilt-your-head video, in all its glory -- it really is adorable, don't mind that crick in your neck.

Messing around at bedtime.

Monday, July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006

Why is it that even though she eats the other items pictured on this page ten times as often, the two words she'll repeat over and over again are "pizza" and "fries?"

Eating her graham crackers.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

July 23, 2006

Two with Mama.

And two cute ones on her own.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

July 22, 2006

Playing with a train near the bed.

Looking out the window at the trees. If you even mention wind in the trees, she'll wave her hand in the air and make a swishing sound -- it's too cute.

Where Grace got her curls.

Friday, July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006

Mad that she can't share my lunch yet -- it was too hot. She understood this, but was mad anyway, smacking the table and shouting "hot! hot!"

Grace loves playing with her train. This usually means tossing the cars around, pushing the frog's head to hear him sing, and getting me to hook up the cars of her choice (so she can toss them around again).

Looking out at the rain.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

July 20, 2006

Looking through her books with Ruairi.

And sharing some toys, too.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

July 19, 2006

Grace just loves this ladybug magnet. Unfortunately, it ultimately meets the same fate as anything Grace is finished playing with, a toss over the shoulder.

Out of frame, but charming.

Sweet pea.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

July 18, 2006


One sleepy baby.

The look.

July 17, 2006

Looking adorable while playing on a hot hot hot afternoon.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

July 16, 2006

Reading with dad.

Playing in the hallway.