Strawberry Kisses

Our sweet little Grace was a strawberry for Halloween this year. She looked so adorable in her costume. We're not much for celebrating Halloween, but done right, it can be fun for kids. Our church hosted a Harvest Festival this year, which we think is a great alternative to trick o treating. Although, I have many fun memories of trick o treating when I was a kid. We'll cross that bridge with Grace when she is old enough to ask about trick o treating. We took her to a local pumpkin patch today and took some shots of her in her costume.

Grace helped me celebrate my birthday yesterday. We had a few friends over for dinner and cake. It was mellow and fun. Funny how things change when you have kids. I was not in the mood to go out...thinking I'd spend more time tending to Grace than having fun. Staying home was more comfortable for the both of us!

Here's a short video of Jonas playing with Grace. He sure can make her smile, laugh, and coo. They are so sweet together.

Have a wonderful week. I am really going to enjoy the upcoming holidays now that we have a baby. I am seeing things with new eyes now. So much fun!

Three Months!

Grace turned three months old yesterday! Three months!! It's hard to believe she's already three. She got a little birthday surprise. Abuelo and Abuela paid a surprise weekend visit. We drove up to my sister's house in north LA to see them.
We didn't plan the outfits! Grace and Abuela's shirts matched perfectly.
Abuelo loves Grace! And she had lots of smiles and coos for him.
Grace loves it when daddy gives her a bath.
We got Grace a Bumbo seat. She likes it...although she's still not quite ready to sit up for long periods of time.
Next week is Halloween...she have a cute little costume for Grace. I bought it last month thinking she'd be starting to wear 306 months clothes...well she's wearing 6 month clothes! I hope we will be able to get it on her next weekend.

Growing, Growing, Growing!

Grace is growing so quickly! She is now 12 weeks old and wearing 6 month clothes. She wore her first 6 month outfit today. She is so long and keeps getting longer. It seems like she keeps doing new things and saying new sounds. The other day, I came home from going to the movies and it looked like she was waving at me. So cute!
Here she is wearing a 6 month outfit.
Doesn't that smile make your heart melt?
And she loves her daddy! She smiles so big for him and laughs when he talks to her. It's really neat to see their relationship. She's a daddy's girl.
Here she is with her first teddy bear.
Mommy and Grace.
Have a great week!

Weekend Fun

I am watching Grace sleep right now...she looks so peaceful. We had a great weekend together...and both of us were glad to have Jonas home too. I took video footage of Grace this weekend. It will be fun to show her these clips when she grows up.

This is Grace during tummy time. Normally, she cries and generally, dislikes it. But this time, for whatever reason, she was okay with it. She was kicking her legs and trying to lift her head.

Here we have her looking fascinated with her legs, knees, and feet. It's fun to watch her make new discoveries.
Here hoping you have a great week!

Girl's Weekend

Jonas is at a men's retreat this weekend, so it's me and Grace. I am having so much fun hanging out with her. She is such a great baby...she makes it easy to enjoy her company. It's was a hard week for me being away from her. Thankfully, we found great daycare. The woman who is taking care of her runs a very small daycare out of her home. She is a Christian and her husband is a pastor! What could me more perfect?!?! Her home is very peaceful and the children seem very happy. Grace is doing great in daycare. That makes it easier for me knowing she is being well taken care of. On the bright side, she wants to be held a lot more. Before, after awhile, she was done with being held and wanted to hang out in her bouncy chair. Now, I suppose in wanting to reconnect, she doesn't mind being held all night long.
It's been an eventful week for Grace. This week, she laughed for the first time, she's reaching for things, and she also pulled herself up to a sitting position...she wasn't able to hold that position for very long. She is holding her head up when I support her in a sitting position and I can hold her without having to support her head as much. Ahh, she is growing too fast!! Here are some snapshots of her 2 month portraits.

And finally for some papercrafting. I have done scrapbook layouts, but have not had time to take pictures of them. This was a super fast card I made for a baby shower. It's one of DCWV's embossed cards. I added a diecut and ribbon. Whaalaa!

Grace is asleep, so off to do some laundry!

Back to Work

It's Fall, but around here it still feels like Summer. We had hot weather last week. What's crazy is that our summer was extremely mild with really cool weather. My maternity leave is officially over! I went back to work on Friday. It was hard to leave Grace and fortunately, my work day flew by. I drove home fast!
We had a good weekend. Rest, fun with friends, and church was awesome this morning. Here is Grace with our good friends, Bryan and Nicole.
Mommy and Grace...
Grace laughed for the first time yesterday. Jonas was playing with her and she let out three chuckles. It was so cute! Then she did it again. She's been laughing today too.

Here is hoping for a good week at work and a fast one too!
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