Trying to smile, and fun with new skills

The last few days, Grace has been doing pretty good on her new found skill:? smiling. Sometimes little ones, sometimes medium-big ones …very hard to catch on camera but Mom did a good job here taking this video while Grace was in her car seat. A little while later you can see some good fun on the playmat -with smiles, noises and some nice aerobics!

Picnic and the Sierras

Kathy packed a picnic lunch, and then Mom and Grace met dad at work where we went across the street to the park and had a picnic. Afterward, we took a little trip up to the Sierra Nevada’s.

Picnic in the park ...and then a trip up to the Sierras
Picnic in the park ...and then a trip up to the Sierras

More Picture here (CLICKY)

Time For A Fashion Show!!

Grace has been given sooo many wonderful clothes. But a few really stand out and they include:

-A handmade sweater and matching hat, made especially for Grace -and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Thank You so much Doris, you are really something with those knitting needles.

Here is the new "Mayor Of Munchkinland"!!!
Here is the new "Mayor Of Munchkinland"!!!

-And, a very special Tu-Tu dress -This was a special order and a very fun gift by Daphne:

.....and the mayor looks good in a Tu-Tu as well!!
.....and the mayor looks good in a Tu-Tu as well!!

..and a little video of the Tu-Tu Mayor in action:

**Many More Pics of the Fashion Show HERE(CLICKY)

5 Week Doctor Visit!

Well, the A+ grades from the doctor are getting to be a regular thing. Today was a great check-up and we had lots to talk to the doctor about …some changes in formula, a mild case of reflux and a tad of help getting the poops a bit more regular. May sound like a lot, but not really, all very minor and she’s doing great!

Best of all, she is really putting on the weight!? 8lbs 8oz today …that is 1lb and 9oz more than when she was born. Exciting for sure!? But, also a tad sad to see our little peanut grow up so fast 🙂

Grace having some excercise fun while waiting for the doctor
Grace having some excercise fun while waiting for the doctor

Many more doctor visit pictures HERE(CLICKY)

April 14th and SNOW

Well apparently the Global Warming fools didn’t tell mother nature …

After some wonderful spring-time weather here in Reno ..Today April 14th we’re getting some nice snow!? Grace’s first time feeling the snowflakes land on her chubby little face …and honestly, she wasn’t sure what to make of it!

April14 Snow back yard with Mom
April14 Snow back yard with Mom
April14 Snow back yard with Mom
April14 Snow back yard with Mom
April14 Snow back yard with Mom
April14 Snow back yard with Mom

Easter

We purposely made no big plans for Easter weekend.  Instead relaxed and just spent nice time.  That was the best because Grace is too young to appreciate any fancy Easter functions. This turned out to be a very nice weekend.

Our little peanut is a real cutie-pie
Our little peanut is a real cutie-pie
Grace happened across the Easter Bunny at our local grocery store
Grace happened across the Easter Bunny at our local grocery store

More Pictures of Easter HERE(CLICKY)

April -Things are happening so fast.

Grace turned 4weeks old ….then 5weeks old.  Things are happening so fast and hard to keep up. Wonderful little girl, but fussy some of the time. We can’t believe how fast our little peanut is growing up.

Here getting comfortable on Mom & Dad's bed -alert and ready to play!
Here getting comfortable on Mom & Dad's bed -alert and ready to play!
New stroller for long outings ....and here is the first!!
New stroller for long outings ....and here is the first!!

More Misc Pictures Of The First Weeks Of April HERE(CLICKY)

OH MY!!! **TERRIBLE SUNBURN**

Spring was here and Mom and Dad got a bit overzealous —

Took Grace out for some sunbathing where she got 3rd-degree sunburn on her face -everything except where her hat protected her delicate skin.

Please, we’re begging family and friends to not call Child Protective Services, as they’ll surely take our baby away!!

Terrible sunburn --except the top of her head where Grace's hat protected her skin.
Terrible sunburn --except the top of her head where Grace's hat protected her skin.

(of course maybe April fools day?)

Cake for Mom, Grumpy Grace …..

Mom’s birthday had arrived and Dad and Grace were not as organized as they would have liked. Fancy dinner plans for mom and dad were postponed -Everyone has been very tired as Grace has been pretty fussy as of late.  Still cute, still doing great -but not sleeping on any good schedule.  We’re trying all the smart things to get her on schedule, but not much luck.  Lately she only wants to sleep for about 30minutes at a time -we’re all exhausted!

Grace and Mom ready to celebrate Mom's Birthday ...with the Giant custom cake that Grace got for her Mom
Grace and Mom ready to celebrate Mom’s Birthday …with the Giant custom cake that Grace got for her.

Grace showing the mood we're seeing all too often these last days
Grace showing the mood we’re seeing all too often these last days

More pictures of the last days can be seen HERE(CLICKY)