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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gabby Gracie

Gracie has been saying words left and right. She is really smart and picks up on more than we think. Here is her list:

Door - Dora. She say it anytime she sees Dora who she absolutely loves!
Ink--Drink, especially if it is my cup
ET- Ethan
Ank you--Thank You
poop poo-- you guessed it. She will tell us when she needs a diaper change.
Ohh Baby--that is what she calls her baby....and will continue to smell it.
Cookie--she thinks that is what Wheat Thins are called.
Weee- What she calls a swing.
Shoeeees-- She has a certain pair that she will only wear. If I want her to wear another set, I will hide those first because she goes ballistic if she notices that I am not putting on her favorite shoes. Barely 16 months and already a shoe fanatic. She will often try to put them on herself, too cute.

Hi, Bye, Yager, Mommy, Daddy and NO are a given.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Craft Day

Today we had a park day/craft day with our playgroup. It was only fitting that our craft be a gift for Dads because Sunday is Father's Day. Ethan made Eric a monkey puppet and a picture frame. Gracie wouldn't sit still, which I figured seeing how she is still to young, so we will just sign her name on them. Ethan had so much fun, you can tell he is my child because he loves anything that has to do with crafts. I love how he is the kind of kid that jumps into any activity and tries to make the most of it. His frame came out beautiful and so did his monkey.
I am sure Eric will love it.

Craft time!!!
Gracie puckering her lips

Awesome monkey

Of course, Gracie is always ready for a snack

Playing at the playground

Ethan showing off his craft. He glued it himself but I did help him spell Dad.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

10 days of spoiled children

The first week of June Eric's Grandparents came for a visit and actually did really well keeping up with our crazy kids. Ethan and Gracie just adore Germ and Lapiz and were really sad when it was time for them to go. I don't know if it is because they hate to see them leave or realize that they aren't there to spoil them rotten. During the time that they were here we were able to visit the other Missions here is San Antonio. There are a total of 5 including the Alamo. It was my first time visiting the other 4 missions and it was really fun learning about life in the 1700's. We also visited the popular riverwalk and the land out in Bandera. While they were here they got to see how Gracie can really torment her older brother. Everyone back home thinks our little girl is pure angel so I am sure Germ and Lapiz will clue them in. One time Germ scolded Gracie for something so Gracie turned around pointed her finger straight at her and scolded her right back with babble. It was funny because she is just so young to have such of an attitude. We all had a laugh when Ethan laid out his blanket on the coffee table all pretty and within two seconds Gracie grabs the blanket and bolts in the opposite direction. She looks behind to make sure he is running after her to get it back. You should see her little legs go. Germ nicknamed her the "instigator". Plus, the mean looks she can give you are just unbelievable. I already know her and I are going to hit some major rough patches on the way to adulthood. It is her way or no way. I will often joke with her when she is having her "moments" that I feel sorry for her future husband and we are already saving for her tuition at military school! She loves the word 'NO!!' and uses it all the time. Ethan is the only one to get any affection out of her, she will protest you if you even dare ask for a kiss. Her older brother just adores her and lets her get away with more than he would let anyone else. They do have fun playing together and see eye to eye most of the time, that is until Gracie has a drama moment and the whole world has to come to a screeching halt. Ethan will often agree that she is just too funny.

Ethan feel asleep on Lapiz lap so Gracie was there to bug him.

Gracie getting a sink bath from Germ

Whats good for the goose is good for the gander!

Playing Sleepover

Germ and Ethan at one Mission

Ethan has no idea what he is doing, Eric placed him like this

Not everyone is a history buff....

Us at another mission

So pretty

Amazing detail for back in the day

Germ, Lapiz, Gracie and Ethan.


Gracie Smiling

Ethan and Lapiz at the reservoir.
Out at the land

"I wonder if she notices I am holding the stick she has told me to put down"

Every time Grandparents visit, Cheetos are handed out!

Germ, Lapiz and Ethan at the riverwalk

Me, Ethan and Lapiz at the riverwalk

Normally, I catch Eric taking pics of my lower half so I am surprised this made it in.

Gracie trying to ride the bike

Playing outside with Chalk

Ohh the love!!!