Sunday, February 21, 2010

Three Years

Three years ago today I gave birth (after 12 hours of labor) to this precious little girl!
I love her more today than I did this day three years ago, if that is even possible! Grace Elaine and her two brothers bring me so much joy and I can't even imagine my life without them.
Highlights of Grace's 3rd year:
1) Completely potty-trained the whole year (with the exception of still wearing a diaper to bed).
2) Has developed an amazing vocabulary. She'll start speaking and I think I'm talking to an 8 year old!
3) Loves to brush her own teeth.
4) Has been in a big girl bed for well over a year now.
5) Almost knows how to spell her name.
6) Can count to ten without any problems.
7) Knows all of her colors.
8) Knows most of the alphabet, but still has to have help.
9) Just recently I found a new church that I LOVE and Grace now enjoys going to "little church"! It makes my heart smile to hear her softly singing "Jesus" songs to herself and talking about what she learned in "little church"!
10) Went through the "terrible twos" for a few months, but seem to have transitioned out of them....for the most part!
I could go on and on and on and on some more about what all she does, but I'll spare you!!! One last thing I want to share though - this Thursday Grace will attend her very first gymnastics class!!!! I am so beyond excited about it and this weekend we bought her a new little lieutard (sp?) to wear that is PRECIOUS!! She's excited about them too, and I'm really hoping she'll enjoy it!
We had her party yesterday afternoon, and one day this week when I'm not so tired I'll get some cute pictures posted!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow Angels

I have four snow angels: Gene, Colt, Corey and Grace!
We got about 7 inches of snow last Thursday and Friday and it was absolutely beautiful while it was falling and watching it fall made me want to go play in it! So, all five of us bundled up and went outside to play. Gene was playing on the 4-wheeler and the kids and I were making snow angels and throwing snowballs! Grace loves making snow angels and I love the picture above of me and her making them.

Grace was so bundled up she could barely walk and she kept saying "I'm walkin' like a penguin!"

We went out two different times on Friday and then on Monday Colt and Grace went out to build a "Frosty!" During the whole month of December and part of January when we would put Grace to bed she would want us to tell her a story about Frosty in our backyard. So, we obliged. However, she had not ever been able to build a real Frosty, and she had an absolute ball outside with Colt working on these!! Well, in between throwing snowballs at everyone, including Layla!

And when Grace is not playing in the snow she is twirling in her tu-tu Aunt Stephie made her for Christmas!! She was sooo funny dancing around in it and she kept saying she was a rock star! I have no idea where she gets that. ;)
Gene has been gone all week in North Carolina at a conference for work and I'm so excited that he'll be home tomorrow! Today I'm trying to get the house cleaned up and a grocery list made so tomorrow Grace and I can get out and get our chores done and back home to get started on her party invitations! I can not believe my baby girl is going to be 3 years old, time goes WAY too fast. Steph and I are going to make her invitations, along with some of the decorations and I'm very excited to see how it all turns out. I will definitely be sharing pictures!!