Broad Palette & Serious Demeanor

In spite of yet more teeth continuing to come in, Grace’s appetite and palette keep growing. Grace will often eat considerable amounts during a sitting, and in the last weeks has really broadened her palette. Some new favorites:

+Beef, as in ground beef and small chunks of assorted steak and such. +Chicken ..as in small chunks of chicken breast.  +Scrambled Eggs, Grace loves these  +Avocado, yep, Graces Loves Avocado. And  cheese continues to be a big favorite, as well as crackers, peas, corn and yogurt.

While still no shortage of silliness, Grace is often very serious.  She also is  very nosy and has to know what everyone is doing …irregardless of if she knows the person and irregardless of where we are.

Below:  Grace serious about her fruit, cheese and crackers ….the fruit is the least favorite

Grace eating and being a bit serious, two of her favorite things lately. Click image to see larger size.

The Beautiful Sweater That Doris Made

Grace received a beautiful hand-made sweater and hat -Doris made these for Grace and they are beautiful.

We took a few pictures and we’re all sure that there will be plenty of good fun with this sweater forthcoming!

Thank you so very much Doris!!

Grace Wearing The Beautiful Sweater That Doris Made For Her

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 ..click 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.

Click image to view the many misc pictures

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  ...one 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!