Friday, September 10, 2004

Six Months Old

From Email September 10, 2004:

Gracie is nearly six months old...and cute as a button. (not to mention a handful!) It's been a while since I have been on the computer--chasing her around the house is a full time job!
She's growing so fast--I know all of you warned us--but we weren't prepared for her to grow this fast. She has been eating solid foods for a month now (and will eat anything!) The hard part is trying to smile while you dish up the most disgusting looking, smelling things to your baby, who waits open-mouthed!!
Gracie also loves her walker. She has been shuffling around the living room and kitchen for several weeks now and loves being mobile. Her smile still hasn't faded and her laugh is only louder and more contagious. She's also our little fish! We visited mom and dad again last weekend and she got to get back in the pool--and had even more fun than the last time. She loves to splash and kick. Mom got her an infant boat and somehow she figured out how to kick and make it go forward like her walker. She never ceases to amaze us everyday!
A few weeks ago we got to go to the fair here. She had a great time looking at all of the animals and lights and other kids. She got to see pigs, rabbits, goats, and sheep for the first time. There were so many things we wanted her to see--but as I am sure many parents before us have learned--she was more fascinated by moving cars--and people walking past her. Oh well, there is plenty of time for her to see things I guess.
Many of you haven't seen her in a while--and if you could you would be amazed at how big she is. She looks like she's 4! She's going to be sooo tall. Her eyes are still blue--but they are like mine and my father's, which change colors depending on what we're wearing and the season. Her new loves are Clifford, Dragon Tales, and her stack of rings.
She's so cute and wonderful I can't possibly tell you everything. But we hope that you'll visit or write or see us the next time we are where you are!
Have a great week.

Barbara, Garren and Gracie

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Happy 6th Month Birthday

Gracie, I can hardly belive that you have been mine for 6 months! What a lucky mommy I am. You are growing and growing everyday and I love to watch you learn. Happy 6th month birthday baby Gracie!

***Gracie and her favorite stuffed friend, "Brownie." Brownie has his own song (one I made up and makes her giggle) "Hello my name is Brownie, your momma bought me, to make you happy!"