Thursday, August 31, 2006

August 31, 2006

Lots of pictures today -- we had such a fun afternoon!

Watch as Grace proudly shows you her newest trick.

First she positions herself in front of the chair just so...

And then in one quick movement, she's up and in! I about had a heart attack when I saw this for the first time today.

We went to the library with Tammy and Ruairi and found lots of good books.

Then Grace borrowed one of Ruairi's hats when we went to the playground.

They had so much fun on the swings!

Grace particularly enjoyed the cookies Tammy brought.

This was really the most fun I've ever seen her have on the swings. It was so much fun to see her cackling away.

Playing in the mulch.

I was pretty surprised she liked this, because she can't stand to be put down on grass.

Not really noticing her play companion is not really nearby.

Digging with her stick.

Watching as Ruairi comes back into her line of sight.

Standing near some playground equipment.

Grace walked (with me) across the playground just to reach this.

What a fun day! She is getting so big it's hard to believe.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

August 30, 2006

Fooling around after a tapas party at Margaret's. Grace loved her dogs (a weimaraner and three pugs!) and all of the delicious food.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006

Today Grace stayed at her friend Ruairi's house while Mama ran to her appointment.

Grace had so much fun playing with Ruairi, Tammy and Daragh. Plus, of course, Ruairi's toys, the cats, the cake, etc.

Busy with the walker.

Ruairi cackles as he pulls Grace's hair. Grace doesn't seem to mind.

Keeping a wary eye on Ruairi.

Sweet face near the fireplace.

This looks sweet, but I wonder what these two are really up to.

Having fun looking at the cat with Tammy.

August 28, 2006

Singing with Dad after a decompression day at home.

August 27, 2006

I'm putting up both versions of the Family Hotel Photo, lest anyone think that I'm uploading a photo that makes them look bad. These are all I have!

We spent an extra, unexpected morning at the farm chatting with Uncle David. He had so much fun with Grace, and she loved the sweet potato pie (so did we).

A late night supper on the road at Cracker Barrel. We didn't pull into our driveway until 2 am, but it was worth it.

August 26, 2006

With Aunt Friedel, knitter extraordinaire.

I love the look on Grace's face as she sits between Uncle Ellis and Uncle Earl.

Making faces at Earl and Ellis.

Grace loved cousin Jessica's new puppy!

I think she's a little shocked here that the dog is real.


Thrilled when Dad gets her to pet the dog.

A portrait of one side of the family -- I'm not sure why Grady's trying to hide away in this shot.

With Aunt Mollie and Dad.

On the farm with Uncle Pete and another new dog, Dad and Uncle David.

Uncle David loves Grace, and vice versa.

Lulled into a hypnotic state on the swing with Granny.

On the farm walk with Dad. It is so beautiful on the farm and there are always so many interesting things for Grace to see.

I'm really not irritated with the cows -- but I'm not sure what was on my mind here, either.

Shadow portrait -- one sure way to make sure one of us isn't pulling a face.

Dad's improvised bib.

Fun with knife and fork.

Laughing with Rebekah and cousin Caroline.

Looking at Uncle Frank.