Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Day Out for Little Gracie

Our little Gracie has been cooped up inside the house for just about every day since she was born. With the exception of the few visits to see her doctor, and two trips to Grandma & Grandpa's house, she's has only seen the walls of our home to create the world she's growing to know. So needless to say, cabin fever was bound to set in as some point.So on the first wonderfully warm day of the year, we broke loose and came up with a wonderful idea. Grace was super happy to hear that we were going to go for our first walk outside together. After all, it would be such a pity to let a 76 degree day wither away without our enjoying it. So we grabbed our gear, diaper bag, with camera of course, for Mommy, and pacifier for Gracie. And we were a-okay for take-off.We walked up the street and to the park which is several blocks away from home. Gracie loved showing off her killer wheels. Mommy laughed at Gracie's "tank" of a stroller.We enjoyed our walk so much, that when Gracie asked to take down the big ol' "protection shield," Mommy was more than happy to allow her little girl to bask in the glorious spring-like day. (Over protective Mom here. Every little bump of the sidewalk I was checking in on her to make sure she was okay. Silly me. As if I were the first person EVER to take a baby for a walk in a stroller. hee hee)We loved our walk outside so much, and can't wait for more beautiful days ahead to spend in the great outdoors. This Oregonian Mommy will surely see to it that her little Gracie finds a love for the nature that surrounds her every day.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Grace is a month old!

Yesterday, March 17th, St. Patties Day, our little Grace celebrated her one month birthday! I know that everyone says how fast time flies, but until you're actually in the throws of the speeding clock do you truly see just how fast the days zoom by. I'm finding it hard to believe that my little girl has already spent a full month with us. So in a feeble attempt to slow down the hands of time, I've been trying to capturing every little moment that I could on film. And while I know that as a parent it's my right to take a zillion photos and brag about each one, I'll try to restrain myself here, and just share with you the cream of the crop, which believe me was extremely hard for me to edit down. So please enjoy these few photos of little Grace and bask in her cuteness!
Nap time with Daddy.
Grace LOVES bath time!
So cozy in the bassinet.
Check out those baby blues. Stunning!
Pacifier junkie.
Thanks Popoolie (Grandpa Cooley) for the hippie outfit! Psychedelic Man!
I could watch these two all day!
One of my favorite faces she makes.
Thank you everyone for sharing your love with Grace. She has an amazing family, and loves you all so much already!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Hic-ups can be pretty funny, at first. The quirky way our body jolts, and the little bubble of air that pops up ever so frequently without warning can be quiet comical. I must admit that from time to time I get a giggle out of the hic-ups. However, I do know that one can reach a point where the hic-ups become tiresome, annoying, and sometime down right fatiguing. I often find myself in this predicament. If I laugh too hard I tend to get the hic-ups, and not just little bubbly hic-ups, I'm talking full blown, shake-you-the-core hic-ups. Now I know that hic-ups are not hereditary, however, it looks like I have passed down my awesome hic-uping diaphragm muscle to my little girl. Before she was even born Grace would get the hic-ups in the womb on a daily basis, multiple times a day, and her hic-uping sessions would last anywhere from twenty to forty minutes. Well, now that she's here, I can watch the cuteness that is my baby girl hic-uping rather than just feel it, and I sympathize with her every time she hic-ups, which yes is almost on a daily basis, but I still can't help myself, watching with delight, to hear the cutest little bubbles of air bouncing out of her. See what I mean....