Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dry Bed

Gracelyn has been waking up with dry pull ups consistently the last few weeks. Well, last night... Mom and Dad forgot to have her put a pull up on! And this morning she woke up dry!! It is very exciting. Hopefully soon we won't have to buy any more pull ups for her!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gracelyns First Self Hair Cut!

Well it was bound to eventually happen... I just did not think this soon.  Gracelyn has had VERY SLOW hair growth.  After 3 1/2 years it is barely long enough to put in a small ponytail on the top of her head.  She has been wanting to have her hair done and more into her hair.  Well.... On Wednesday December 2nd I was cooking lunch and thinking about getting the girls baths afterward.  I had worked the night before but had kept thinking Gracelyn had looked different.  Well.. It finally hit me.  She had CUT her hair.   When I had noticed Grace looked a little panic stricken and began crying.  I asked to show me the sissors and after some coaxing she pulled them out of her purse.  I then asked where she did it and we learned that it was done in the computer room.  The funny thing is that earlier that morning Abbe had gotten into the staples out of the computer desk.  When I was picking them up I kept getting small chunks of hair.  I just had thought to myself that,"man I was sure shedding."
So then after finding the evidence and learning where it took place I asked Grace when she did it.  (I had to know if it was on "my shift" or on "daddy's shift".)  Well she told me that she had done it "last night".  I asked her where daddy was and she stated, "Changing Abbe's butt." 
At first I was upset with her but then as I thought about it ...  it is funny.  I just laugh when I think about it.  Grace can never know that I find it funny until she is way older. It's just hair.  It will grow back.  Who knows when since her hair is so slow at growing. I just hope she doesn't get any wild ideas to cut Abbe's hair.  Her hair is actually growing at a more rapid pace.

The evidence!



















The Damage!


















Trying to cover it up!



















She doesn't seem to upset about it!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Family Pictures November 2009

Every Year I like to have pictures taken so I can place a recent picture in my Christmas Cards. Well, I am so lucky to have a father in law who loves to take pictures!!! So, I get my photography for free! The Saturday after Thanksgiving we did our photo shoot! The photographer is the best it is just hard to get two little kids to look at the camera at the first time. I feel the pictures turned out excellent!
We even got pictures of the girls with Grandma and Grandpa Mott!






Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Night!
























Here are the Halloween night Pictures.  Gracelyn had fun going around to get candy.  She had the "trick or treat" down pretty well.  Abbe didn't last to long because she wanted to stop and eat every piece of candy that she got.  Grace got kind of scared at the houses that had the dark bloody decorations she seems to think everything is pink and nice.  She was very unsure of any "scary" costumes. One house there was a man in a gorilla costume sitting on his porch and when she walked up he moved and she bolted so fast!  It was funny! We showed her that it was a costume and she asked "Why is he dressed like that."  The man just stated that it was his costume just like she had one.














Here is the loot to prove the trick or treat night! She got a lot for such a little age!

Halloween Day!



























Halloween was fun this year because it was on a Saturday.  So we had the opportunity to get dressed up early and go see all the Grandma's and Grandpa's before going out trick or treating that night.  We went up to Perry first and saw the Martinez's.  Mema surprised and scared Gracelyn with a funny witch mask and hat.  After that we went over to the Motts and had pictures done by Grandpa Mott ( I don't have the copy of those pictures yet.... I am sure they are better than mine!)  After visiting a little while then we went home to start the candy hunt! The Picture of me was taken because Bill was teasing Gracelyn and would not give her her Thumbelina fairy wings.  He was showing her that they looked better on Mom! I don't think they look to bad on me!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trunk or Treat!





This year we went to our wards "trunk or treat".  It was held the Wednesday before Halloween.  So the girls got to dress up 2 times.  Gracelyn was Thumbelina ( because the costume was "pink and sparkly". )  Abbe was a bee ( Her favorite movie is the "Bee Movie".) Gracelyn had a blast because she was able to spend the evening with her best friend and neighbor Brynlee. They had a bunch activities for the kids and they also had a chili dinner.  After the dinner and the games the kids go around to the trunks of the cars to get candy.  However, it was so cold that they held the candy exchange in the gym of the church. Kids love it and get a ton of candy in a matter of minutes.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our outdoor visitor!









































































For the last few years we have tried to decorate our front porch for the fall.  This year we went all out and got a ton of pumpkins and decorated the straw bales with indian corn, little colorful squashes, and mini pumpkins. After it had been up for a few days I had noticed one of my indian corns was disappearing.  So Bill got out our fighting ammo "d-con" to keep the little critters from coming into our house.
One afternoon my sister Amy had come over to our house.  When I opened the front door to let her in I noticed a little grey fur ball stuck in the middle of the straw bales.  He was still moving and I know he had ingested our "ammo".  A little while later we went out side and he was in a "deep sleep" in between our pumpkins. It was hard to explain to Gracelyn that we don't want little mice hanging around the house when she loves the Disney Movie Ratatouille.  Thank You Disney for making such dirty little rodents so lovable :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ogden Train Station








Gracelyn has always been excited to see trains.  We decided to take a day and go up to the Ogden Train Station to see the trains then ride the Front Runner down to Salt Lake to shop at the gateway and have lunch.  Grandma and Grandpa Mott went with us and we had a fun time! Abbe is sure starting to walk well.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

video

This is the first video that we have on a phone of Abbe taking her first few steps. She of course did it while mom was at work.

Dance Begins


Getting ready for my 1st ever Dance class!

Today was Gracelyn's first class of her Dance Class.  Gracelyn is taking a tap and ballet class.  They work on tap movements and hand - eye coordination. Gracelyn has been so excited for her class to start. We went about two weeks ago to pick out her Dance outfits and since she is my shoe girl her expression when they showed her the tap shoes she states," Oh mom look how beautiful they are!".  Gracelyn was not shy at all.  She had no problem jumping right in and participating in her dance class. Hope she enjoys her classes!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Daddy Daughter Moment

Bill has always been jealous that Abbe frequently will fall asleep in my arms but never his.  So this Labor Day she spoiled her daddy!  The pictures look all sweet and stuff but the following pictures you can see that it may have been a con to get her little hand  on the "remote" too!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Biking on Legacy Highway Trails!

We decided to spend the afternoon together as a family and go for a bike ride down on the Legacy Highway Trails.  We drove down to Cenerville and we parked the truck.  We let Gracelyn ride her new bike that she got for her Birthday!  Gracelyn rode 1.2 miles on her bike.  It was slow going but she did awesome.  It was a great teaching moment to try to keep her on the right hand side of the trail.  At one point some people came by us on bike and I had to excuse us for being in their way and her comment was, "Why are those people in MY way." 
After Gracelyn rode we parked her bike and Bill and I and the girls went on a ride up to Farmington a total of 12 miles round trip. It was a great ride except the strong head wind we got on the way back to our truck!   

Monday, August 31, 2009

Abbe is sure growing up fast!

Our little Abbe is growing up soooo..... fast.  She is really starting to let her personality shine!  She has really enjoyed being able to play in her sisters room.  She also loves all of her sisters toys!  We love her very much!