Monster Towel

Tonight we all ran a few errands (yes, including Costco) ..eventually home for a nice dinner. Then, it was bath time and we broke out the new “Monster Towel” which was a Christmas gift from Kris.  Note the tooth coming out of the hood in a few of the pictures. 🙂

Some good fun and Grace loves the bath and mom and dad must now keep a distance or get wet! A few good pics, be sure to check them out.

Grace sporting her new “Monster Towel” after a bath

Family Christmas

We didn’t do Christmas gift exchange until the evening of Christmas Day. Grandma Jo and Grandpa Phil came down from Oregon, Brian came up from Las Vegas and Grandma Rose and Grandpa Ray came all the way from Reno! Lots of simple food, conversation and of course the family gift exchange.

We Got A Bit Carried Away With The Pictures …Click The Image To See 378 More

Nevada City Victorian Christmas

This is a yearly tradition -and a favorite of Kathy’s. Typically we go at night but this year went during the day -although we did stay late enough to catch some of the lights.

It rained on and off but that didn’t dampen our fun …instead it just helped thin the crowds!

Dad & Grace Victorian Christmas image to see all the pics

1st Three Weeks Of December -Misc. Pictures (many)

Well, playing with a new camera, some snow and Christmas around the corner have all contributed to us taking too many pictures –some good and some bad -They are all just “Day In The Life” of Grace the first three weeks of December.

You can view these in a number of ways -either by scrolling through the pages and clicking on the pics you want to see, or by viewing as a sideshow, or a combination.

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Grace Takes Her First Bath In The Sink!

Tonight when it came to bath time, we decided to not use her infant thingy, …and instead put grace right in the sink!? It was some good fun and of course we took too many pictures and too much video!

Grace Splashing In The Sink of many pics
Grace Splashing In The Sink …one of many pics

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!