Doctor Visit 9Month Check-Up

Well, yet another stellar check-up.  We know that Grace is no heavyweight, and we were very shocked to see that she is only 17lbs!? Up only a few lbs since her 6month check-up.  **BUT** she has jumped up to the 20-25% for weight!  That is great.  She’s well above that for her height and the size of her head.  The latter measurement she’s always over-achieved 🙂 .

Grace got a bit of blood drawn from her foot to check for iron level. They can check on-the-spot and her level was perfect –and she didn’t much mind the needle prick.

And, as always her love for Dr. Columbo continues. She certainly has a crush on him and he is great with her. As always they engaged in all kinda of fun interaction.

While we’ve debated and changed our mind a million times, we did give Grace the H1N1 vaccine today. She’ll go back in a month for the 2nd and final round.

And, Kathy brought a huge batch of cookies and a nice Christmas card for Dr. Columbo and his staff, that was really nice and it is no wonder why Grace is his favorite patient!

Grace and her boyfriend:  Dr. Columbo
Grace and her boyfriend: Dr. Columbo

Sarah Palin and Grace

Sarah Palin came to Reno to meet Grace and sign Grace’s copy of “Going Rogue”

It was truly a great time and Sarah was soo very nice to Grace.  And what a very nice memory for Grace to have in her scrap book -an autographed copy of Sarha’s book, as well we got a few pictures.

Sarah Comes To Reno To See Grace!

Snow!! Yeah Snow!!

We got our first major storm of the winter. VERY cold and a decent amount of snow. It was Grace’s first time playing and she did great! We dressed her up in her fancy snow suit and went to our neighborhood park.

Dressed up and ready to venture out into the cold!
Dressed up and ready to venture out into the cold!


Thanksgiving was very simple. We cooked a nice fresh Turkey compliments of Grandma Rose -and Brian came up to visit for a few days.

Grace helping in the kitchen .......
Grace helping in the kitchen …….

Dance Party!

Grace and Dad decided to have a little dance party.

Lately we’ve noticed Grace will sometimes put on some special “moves” when she hears music ….so we put her in front of the stereo and? I played various music in hopes that she’d put on? a show. ? Kinda funny.



It was a low-key halloween …first event for Grace was a lunch date with Mom and Dad …then later we put on a couple of other costumes. ? Some nice tricker-treaters came to the house and Grace was a great host.

Grace during lunch date with mom and dad
Grace during lunch date with mom and dad

Apple Hill

Trip To Apple Hill (back roads between Camino and Pollock Pines CA) …so a ride through the Sierras ….Grace got car-sick and never really got into a full-swing of the day -But a fantastic day nonetheless!