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Sunday, December 15, 2013


You have grown so much that I am going to put it in bullets:

*Says 50 words or more: snow, mama, up, dada, Zac, Grandpa, Mimi, Grandma, Tank U, bye-bye, TV, bath, Santa, ho-ho-ho, Church, fish, wow, dog, baby , no, yesh, yep, juice, milk, book, uh-oh, nigh-nigh, Lolo, toast, trash, socks, shoe, light, TaTa, please, more, ball.
*Signs the words: more, please, thank you, bite, all-done
*Makes animal sounds: horse, cow, duck. bear, monkey, dog, cat, rooster
*Understands positional words: up, down, open, close, shut, inside, outside
*Knows many body parts (has for several months):  tongue, eyes, arm, fingers, feet, toes, leg, ears, nose, chin, mouth, teeth, head, hair, belly, butt, and knees!
*Knows the circle shape and says ball!
*Answers questions by saying Yesh, Yep or NO!
*Started potty training!!! (wakes up dry and pees on potty!)
*Brushes her teeth!
*Gives dogs treats and helps Mommy feed the dogs- knows the routine- but also loves to play in the dog dishes.
*Turns lights on and off by herself
*Opens fridge and gets her own sippy cup of milk out.
*Opens pantry door and gets her own fruit snacks.
*Helps Mommy do laundry
*Imitates Mommy vacuum the floors with her toy sweeper.
*Picks up her toys
*Puts trash in the trash can- especially her diapers.
*Gives sloppery kisses!
*Favorite show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  She loves her Minnie Mouse doll!
*Favorite book: B is for Bear
*Starting to like bath time
*Walks up the stairs and makes grunting sounds like an old person (imitates Great Grandma Richards)
*Great eater!  Loves most vegetables, fruits, chicken, hotdogs, bread, noodles, and fruit snacks!
*Dances and Sings!  BaBaBa…stomps feet and claps hands (If you're happy and you know it!).  She also goes in circles and falls down to Ring around the Rosie.
*Follows two step directions (Put down the toy and sit in your chair…..Take your paci out and say____)
*She LOVES Uncle Zac!
*Imitates Mommy and "puts" make up on.  Mommy puts lip gloss on her and she smacks her lips!
*Wears a size 4 diaper, but will transition to size 5 shortly. 
*18-24 month clothes
*Size 4 shoe
*Hair- finally coming in!  Back is corse and top is straight.  Sometimes it curls up in back and then other days completely straight!
*12 teeth….soon to be 16 (Canines are starting to pop through)
*Bedtime routine:  Warm milk in sippy cup, practices sitting on potty, bath, massage with lotion, helps brushing her hair and teeth, bed time story, rocked to sleep and sleeps in crib!!!!

I am sure there are more things to write……You simply amaze us!!!
Love MiMi

Friday, December 13, 2013


Gracyn has a special relationship with her Great Grandpa!

Monday, December 9, 2013


GUESS WHAT?   This silly little girl slept through the night AND IN HER OWN CRIB! That hasn't happened since she was 9 months old!  Fingers crossed it happens again tonight!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Gracyn is sooooo smart ! She is repeating many words now! Her favorite response is Yep or Yesh! We had alot of company over this past weekend and she learned who was who quickly. When we asked where Uncle Ajay, Mimi or someone else was, she would stare at them! :-) .... One of her favorite things to do is pick up trash (like a diaper) and throw it in the trash can!..... Recently she has a new attachment to her Minnie Mouse doll. It is her new sleep and travel companion. :-)
Here she is all dressed up and ready for the OSU/MICHIGAN game. Bet you can't guess who Daddy roots for!? The next picture is of our tired little shopper!



Sunday, November 24, 2013


We upcycled an entertainment center into a play kitchen! Next is remodeling the toy room to match! This and the soon to be playroom makeover is a Christmas gift to Gracyn from many of us.... Especially the labor of love from Great Uncle Dave!


Saturday, November 23, 2013


This is Gracyn's first Thanksgiving Dinner! She is even sitting at the table like a big girl!

Friday, November 22, 2013


Tomorrow is an early Thanksgiving with a sick baby to boot! :-(. Gracyn wants to be held all the time! What's a busy mom to do???? Pull out the baby sling! Smart Mommy!


Even when sick, we can still get her to laugh!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Gracyn is getting quite the personality!  Today I picked her up after work and she ran to the door calling for mama. The other day she pointed her finger at Mommy and said NO!  She now signs the word PLEASE. And.... Today grandma asked her if she wanted toast for breakfast, and she said Yesh (yes)!  :-)......and I can't forget to document that she now has 12 teeth!  One thing that we have noticed .....this cold weather does not agree with her sensitive skin!  Poor thing is continually fighting a rash on her face.  It will be interesting to see if we see the same trend next year when the weather turns cold again.  Another thing Mommy noticed lately is that Gracyn tends to cross her eyes when looking at some objects up close.  If this doesn't correct itself over time, I see an eye doctor visit in her near future.  :-(.  Sorry I passed down my poor eye genes to you....please forgive me!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


We worked on the kid's backsplash today. Caitlin was soooo proud of herself that she said "I'm a genius!" Then Gracyn said out loud, "Genius" ! LOL. PRICELESS!

Friday, November 8, 2013


This little cutie is talking more! She say Lolo (Milo- her dog), Zac (her uncle), fish, dodo ( rooster sound), babas (bubbles).....she still points to all body points on command, and consistent with many animal sounds (mentioned earlier)! She now wears mostly 18 month clothes, size 4 shoe, has fuzz for hair and 11 teeth! She is a picky eater now and throws most of her food on the floor for the dogs.....when all else fails Mommy pulls out her favorite fruit snacks! Oh and I don't want to forget to mention that she has an unhealthy obsession with the dog dishes! .....Then there is the topic of sleep or lack there of :-(. Gracyn refuses to sleep in her crib! Thank God for the baby swing! I joked with Mommy and told her we are going to have to figure out an adult size baby swing for the future! Haha!


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