Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gracie has finally started playing with toys!  It's so much fun!  Not to mention, so much easier to entertain her.  So far she really loves her little stuffed elephants.  

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gracie got to hang out with her cousin Kyndal tonight.  Of course I had my camera going!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We went to mom and dad's in Missouri for Thanksgiving.  It was a nice long weekend and I got some much needed rest.  We learned once and for all that Gripe Water is Miracle Water.  Before we left for Missouri we ran out of gripe water and we didn't bother getting any more for the trip.  I think we both thought that it couldn't possibly be doing anything.  Well, Miss Fussy Pants was out in full force for 2 days before Glenn made an emergency trip to Hannibal for more gripe water.  We immediately added them to the bottle and, lo and behold, our sweet baby was back.  Every mother should know about this stuff!!!!

Here is Gracie with Aunt Brooke.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today Sarah Thome become Sarah Trout as she married a wonderful guy named Joe.  She was a beautiful bride!

Today I am thankful for the talents God has given me to share with others. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mama and Papa B came to Omaha this weekend to spend some time with Gracie while Glenn and I were tied up with Sarah's wedding.  

Today I am thankful for our parents (Judy, Duane, Brenda and Danny) for loving us and loving our baby soooooo much!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blowing bubbles!  

Today I am thankful for adorable little baby fingers and toes that make me smile!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We finally have Gracie's baptism set for December 14th after the 11:30 mass.   The deacon from St. Theresa's came over last night and apparently decided that we are OK parents!  :)  So we're on for the baptism.  We'd love for all of our family and friends to be there!  

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Well, we've decided that we shouldn't break our feeding routine.  Gracie hasn't been quite as happy since we backed off on the rice cereal.  We got more Gripe water and we're back to bottles.  At least we know that it was helping, I guess.  Honestly, I don't know how much longer I'm going to last with the pumping.  I'm really getting tired of it. 

Gracie was all smiles in church this morning!

Today I'm thankful for early morning quiet time.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I had to work a half day today so it was another early morning for me.  Glenn was left to "babysit" for the morning.  Later, we both enjoyed our favorite Saturday afternoon activities.  Glenn and our friend Andrew watched football and Gracie and I went shopping!  Younkers was INSANE today and Gracie seemed a little stressed out.  But we managed.  She is really doing so much better now.  We even tried a bottle tonight without the rice cereal and it seemed to go fine.  Hopefully I get can back to nursing and away from that stupid pump!  Here she is asleep in the Boppy. 

Today I am thankful that Gracie is not a picky eater!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nothing exciting happened today so here is a cute picture!

Today I'm thankful for an evening with nothing going on.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I got to stay home with Grace today since I had to work last Saturday.  It was nice to be able to spend the day with her again... knowing that I would go back to work the next day!  We went to a consignment sale that I've been looking forward to for a month.  It was a pretty good one and we got some great stuff for cheap!  

Gracie was so cute today (as if she's not cute everyday!)  She was checking herself out in her mirror and sticking her tongue out.  She seemed fascinated by the face in the mirror that did what she did.  So cute.  

I also have a little surprise for daddy.  We had a little photo shoot with one of Glenn's stuffed animals.  For those of you who don't know, Glenn is crazy about Ostriches.  

Today I am thankful for second hand baby clothes and toys and the people who don't mind selling them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

First snow??

Do you think this is enough for a snow day??  It's weird... for the past few years I would get so mad when Glenn had a "snow day" because he'd get to stay home when I had to go to work.  But I was actually hoping that maybe we would get enough snow for Glenn to get to stay home with Grace for the day.  I guess it's because I know that there is no such thing as a day off anymore!

Today I am thankful for a nice warm house to call home. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

No news today really- so here's a cute picture!

Today I am thankful for a great doctor who helped my baby girl feel better.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tonight Glenn and I hosted a weenie roast on our deck.  We invited our good friends Andrea and Andrew (and Ellie) and Sarah and Jeff (and baby Becker).  We had a great time roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s'mores!

Today I am thankful that our children will grow up with our friends children!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our first Sunday paper!  We've become so domestic!  Glenn and I were excited to finally subscribe to the Sunday paper.  He, of course, wants the sports page and I want the coupons!

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today.  We started out with mass followed my coffee and doughnuts in the church basement.  Then Meg and I ran a few errands.  Kari and I were going to head out to see W. (the movie) but I had mother's guilt and couldn't leave my baby.  I guess I should get used to that!

Today I am thankful for beautiful weather!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The girls and I started this morning with breakfast and a craft show!  What a great start to the day!  Then Glenn and I took Gracie over to Ben and Kari's house for their annual Halloween party.  We just went early to keep up the tradition.  

Grace is starting to "find" things with her mouth... like my finger in this picture!

Tonight I am thankful for our good friends who keep our lives full and fun when our families are so far away.