Monday, December 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Fun!

In the last few weeks, we had fun visiting the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch. Gracie loves to talk about her experience at the apple orchard. "I pick apples. Goat lick me. Camel walking." At the pumpkin patch, pumpkins schmumkins - it was all about the playground, and again, the goats. And, she saw her friend Mason from daycare. That afternoon and evening we heard "Mason pumpkin patch" 100 times. Sometimes she would throw in that Mason was in a stroller with her mommy. Life is good.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sad to See Summer Go

We've been having a blast this summer. Fortunately, the river finally dropped below flood stage at the end of August so that Gracie could enjoy the boat rides and beach time that I had been telling her about all summer. She loves to go on Grandpa's boat! We're outside whenever we get the chance. Everyday after school, we walk to one of the 5 parks near our house. It's taken a couple months, but she's mastered blowing bubbles and picking up sticks in the backyard. She tests us every now and then, but she's really becoming quite a polite little girl, saying thank you, please and excuse me on a regular basis. Her favorite expressions right now are one more time, one more hug or one more kiss. She likes to sing Happy Birthday and Jason Mraz's I'm Yours (there's a Sesame Street version). We're having so much fun that we're trying to stretch summer out as long as we can. Here are a few shots of my favorite people.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Mike, Gracie and I had a wonderful, long weekend in Chicago. Highlights included a visit to the Brookfield Zoo with friends, splashing in the fountains in Millineum Park, Rainforest Cafe, the beach, pizza, Shedd Aquarium, dinner with Christen, shopping on Michigan Avenue and the carousel and choo-choo train on Navy Pier. We also had fun singing and dancing on the car ride home. As Gracie likes to say, bye-bye Cago.

Summer Fun!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tea Party!

Gracie's new favorite word and place - OUTSIDE!

We've been spending all our free time outside walking, at the park or playing in the backyard. The minute we pull into the driveway, Gracie says turtle, which means she wants to play in the sandbox. She also loves to run. She yells "ready, go" and runs from one fence to the other, over and over again. Now, we're looking forward to the pool!