Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Swinging Gracie!!!

Couldn't you just kiss that face over and over? It doesn't matter that she woke me up at 4:00 in the morning with a dirty diaper. Then she wanted to play then she decided to show me that she knows how to clap. I thought that she was so nice to show me that so early in the morning.

Then later that evening she stopped army crawling and started crawling on her knees. Yeah Gracie!!!!!! I think she has teeth coming in. All these milestones in one week; my baby is getting bigger and older.

Doesn't time see to go so fast?

Monday, September 25, 2006

If Your Ever In A Jam....................Here I Am

I woke up this morning with a numb feeling in my stomach. I realized that 4 years ago today I stood by my Grandfather's hospice bed and said goodbye to him. I will never forget the emotions I had as he took his last breaths. I wasn't ready to really say goodbye to my,"poppy".

I will always remember a good man. He always did the right thing no matter what. He set the tone for the family and paved the way for all. He was in love with my Grandmother and they were married for 60 years. He loved his Grandchildren and we loved him just as much.

He had a strong faith in God and adored the Blessed Mother. He was okay with his cancer. He told me once that every morning he got up and said "thy will be done". I was just amazed that anyone really had that response.

I feel him with me everyday. I talk to him when my faith is not so bright. I talk to him and the Blessed Mother when I need to be a better wife. When the girls are sick I feel him with me so I can get through the day. Some days I can smell his cologne and I look around. No one is there,so I think he is here watching over me.

The day I had Mary Grace I held her back in my room. She had this bright red hair with waves. I remember my grandfather with his receding hair line but with waves. Not to long ago I had a dream and I told him I missed him. He told me that he sent Mary Grace to me.

His picture is on my fridge from the Christmas before he died. I tell Hannah all about her Grand poppy and how wonderful he is.I think Hannah and Gracie would be spoiled if he was here today. Spoil both kids with love.

The title of this post is from a song that he used to sing to me.

If you ever in a jam, here I am

If your ever in a tree, call on me

If your ever in a mess, S.O.S

Friendship Friendship.

Dearest Mary Grace,

I can't believe that you are 9 months old . Time has really flown by hasn't it. Everyday you do something new.

You are a bundle of energy these days. Daddy and I call you baby jungle gym because all you want to do is climb and stand. You hold on to things and walk. You pull yourself up onto everything. You really love your Johnny Jump up and you bounce all the time. You even bounce when your not in the Johnny Jump Up. It makes Daddy and I laugh really hard.

I tried some puffs made by Gerber. You love them you can't get them down fast enough. I also gave you some Sunny Delight. You woofed that down in minutes. You love rice and fried rice. All these things keep you busy while I get things done around the house.

I really like the way you play by yourself with your toys. You really get annoyed when Hannah takes something away from you.

Hannah loves you so much. She wakes you up in the morning even if your not ready. You always smile at her like your saying,"it's okay sister I am happy to see you".

Sometimes when I come to get you in the morning you are standing in your crib waiting for me. I am greeted with your big gummy smile.

Gracie, you suprised me the other day with your waving. You are just so cute I could kiss your cheeks all day.

Mary Grace Mommy loves you so much. Thank You for being such a good little baby.

Love Mommy.

Friday, September 22, 2006

What's Up!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who watched Grey's Anatomy last night? Is it me or was it a little disappointing?

I love what Dr.Mcdreamy said to Meredith,I actually teared up.

Christine suprised me with her crying. I didn't know she could really cry.

The chief of surgery I am not very happy about. Not being honest in the very beginning to his wife and the ending. Shame on the Chief of surgery Shame!

I heart Dr. Bailey last night,I saw an some compassion I didn't know she had.

Well I just wanted everybody to know my opinion.

What's yours?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thanks I'll Be Here All Night!!!

This is a Hannah's version of a Knock Knock Joke;

Hannah: Knock knock

Me: who's there

Hannah: Boo who

Me: Boo who

Hannah: Don't have to cry bout it

Hannah laughs real hard because she is silly.

She has talent doesn't she?

Friday, September 15, 2006

Dearest Hannah,

Tomorrow you will turn 2&1/2. I just can't believe how grownup you are getting.You amaze me everyday with something new and exciting.

You really have adjusted well with Gracie coming into our family. You really love her and you are always asking where's Gracie. You are such a little mother to her. When she is crying you put your arm around her and say"Gracie it's okay I'm here and so is Mommy".Or you ask me "what's wrong with Gracie?" You always want to help me with her. You are such a good sister.When Gracie gets older she will read this letter and know how much you love her.

Hannah your my comedian!! You love to tell knock knock jokes. Your punchlines make daddy and I laugh so hard. Daddy and I love watching you. You dance and sing and like to be so silly. You love to wear you red dress and dance and sing "Sally wears her red dress".

You are a very polite little person. You always are saying "please" and "no,thank you". When someone sneezes you say,"bless you".When I say "thank you" say "your welcome". You have been doing this for the last 5 months. Somehow I forgot to put this in your letter.

The other night I had to take you to Patient First. You were holding your head and your ear crying really hard. I knew right away that you had an ear infection. The doctor checked your ears and sure enough you had a ear infection. I didn't know that you had the starting on pneumonia. The doctor put you on some medicine think you are feeling better.

I wish you would eat more. You hardly eat anything during the day. You pick at everything that is on your plate.

I really miss you during the day. I can't wait to come home and hold you. You and Gracie already fight over my lap. Since you have been really sick you like to sleep with me and daddy. So I am really tired tonight so do you think you could sleep in your bed tonight,please.

One of your phrases that you say all the time now is"I told you I not sayin no." Your one phrase that completes all the things I say over and over again.

You are half way to three and all of a sudden I feel old. You are growing like crazy sometimes I can't keep up.

The next couple of months let's work on the potty training and no binkies except for bedtime. I know you can do it because everyday you show how amazing you are.

Keep up the good work Hannah B. Mommy loves you so much,I would be lost without you.



Sunday, September 10, 2006

I Love Clifford The Big Red Dog!!!!

I ran Hannah everywhere yesterday doing fun stuff. Our last stop was Babies R Us. As I was trying to check out I looked over and saw something red. It was Clifford the big red dog. Hannah ran up to him and gave him a big hug. Hannah did not stop talking about Clifford. At one point I heard "Clifford he so cute".

Then on our way back to the car we stopped at PetSmart. Hannah got to see the cats. She even got to pet a dog that was adorable.Then we saw the snakes. I kept telling Hannah that snakes are icky. She said to me"Clifford no like nakes. She was so happy yesterday and that was my goal.

So I didn't feel so bad when I left her to go teach at 4:30.

So do I get good mommy points? Just checking.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

What Is Wrong With My Blog?


It's Hard Work Being A Good Mom

Recently Hannah has this bad habit. When I ask her to come here she says"what". It drives me crazy.

So now everytime she says that to me I say "Hannah do not what me, you say to mommy Yes Mam". I said this to her over and over again. I know how Hannah learns she needs consistency. I know it will pay off in the end, she is a smart little girl.

So last night my hard work payed off. We were walking through the grocery store and I asked her to come. She ran up to me and said "yes mam". I said to Hannah," thank you for being polite that is what Mommy wants to here". I gave her a big hug in the store and she told me," I love you mommy, you happy with me"? I smiled and nodded at her and said "yes I am".

The thing is if she never said that to me I would always be happy with her. She makes my bad days turn into good days. I really never thought anybody could ever love me as much as she does. I never thought I could ever have so much love for Hannah and Gracie as much as I do.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What's Going On?

Well my foot is better but still hurts.Thank You everybody for the well wishes it made me happy.

Hannah and Gracie have been keeping me very busy. Gracie was acting really fussy she wanted to be held and rocked. I would give her tylenol or motrin and she was magically better. So I said it was teething thinking it was all the drool.

Well I was wrong! Hannah and Gracie woke up Tuesday morning with 105 fevers. I was beside myself the fevers were so high. I had a fever also and not feeling like me. They went to the pediatrician and it's just viral. So I have been alternating motrin and tylenol for both girls. That seems to take the edge off. I called and checked on them this afternoon and they seem to be getting better.

I have some exciting news well at least for me. I was asked to teach Religion to freshman at the church where I am joining. This has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. It's a great opportunity and I am very excited.

To all of you that understand how excited I am please keep me in your prayers that the Holy Spirit will guide me and my lessons will help these teenagers have a stronger faith.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Best Friends

I never knew that they would be best friends at this age. They do everything together!!! Hannah and Gracie just want to be next to each other all the time. Also Gracie can pull herself up now and hold on for a long time.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Silly Baby!!!

I was taking a nap and Dean surprised me with this picture.

She Has Dicovered The Steps

Yesterday I had my normal half day from work. I just picked up Gracie because Hannah was playing with her cousins. Gracie and I did our Saturday Target run for diapers. She was in a chatty mood so we took our time.

Gracie insisted that I take a picture of her on the step. So cute !!! So cute!!!!!

Oh, I have a question has anybody tried Target's diapers? I am afraid to buy them, I hate leaks.

If not what diapers do you like best? I am taking a survey. So please tell me.