Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weekend at Me'me's

Grace spent this last weekend at her Me'me's house with her cousins, Arianna and Landon. She had a ball!!!!! Well, let me back up. Friday I took the day off to take Grace to a couple doctor appointments. She had to get her ears checked by the ENT doc and she had her three-year check up. The ENT check up went okay. One of Grace's ears still has a hole in it from the tube. So Mom and I are somewhat concerned about that. The doctor basically said all we can do right now is play it by ear, no pun intended. Hopefully it will heal up and Grace will be good to go. If not, then we will have to cross that bridge when it comes. I am happy to say the three-year check up went well. Grace got a few shots, but she took'em like a champ. Grace, don't worry, there will be no more shots until the four-year check up.

Anyway, after the appointments Grace and I drove down to Spartanburg to see Me'me' and Pe'pe'. That evening Me'me' took Grace, and went and picked up Arianna and Landon. Everyone had a good evening, and Arianna even helped me put Grace to bed. The next day was a lot of fun. The weather was decent, so the kids, including the neighbor Taylor, and I could play outside. Well Grace didn't stop the whole day. Whether we were playing hide and seek, tag, or just taking a walk she was on the move. That night after supper Grace, Landon, and Taylor sat down to watch a movie. Grace made it about half way through then it was lights out. :)

Sunday we hung out for a good part of the day. It was pretty chill. The kids played upstairs. I went up to check on them at one point. It was Grace, Arianna, and Taylor. I walked up and asked how everything was going. The only one that even remotely acknowledged me was the one I have no relation to at all. :) Grace and Arianna just kept playing. Taylor said were fine and that was it. I found that amusing. :)

So after all that we came home and Grace was happy to see her Mommy. Unfortunately, I did not get any pics, but I'm sure Mom will post some updated photos sooner than later.

Grace, Daddy and Mommy love you very much. You are a wonderful little girl, and you are growing up so well. What are you, but Mommy's and my reflection. We will always be here for you completely. Never forget that. You have blessed our lives, and we will do whatever we have to bless your life. Love you forever.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

The BIG 3!!!!

That's right, folks. 3!!!!!!!! Grace turned 3 years old today. Can you believe it? I can't. Time flies I guess. 3 now, then I'll turn around and she will be turning 30. Well the first 3 years have been wonderful and I cannot wait to see how the years to come turn out. :-)

Anyway, here is what we did today. First off, Grace seemed to have a blast, and Mom and I both feel it was a good birthday. Last year we did the big party and that turned out to be pretty stressful, so this year we took Grace out to a festival and pretty much just made sure she had a really good day.

We got out around 10:30 Saturday morning. We took Grace to the fall festival up the road. It was really nice. Grace took a horsey ride, which she seemed to love. We all took a wagon ride to a pumpkin patch and picked out some pumpkins. Grace was really cute there. They told us they would take us to the patch and we would have about 10 minutes. Then we would head back. Well we got out there and Grace looked at almost every pumpkin (there were a lot of them :-)) and when we were walking out of the patch (we were the last to leave the patch) Grace just took her time. It was no big deal, but I found it funny. Oh yeah, we also went through a corn maze. I think I was more excited to do this than Grace was :-) Anyway, we got in the maze and Grace was having fun for a minute. Of course, after the minute she was over it, but by this time we were kind of lost in the maze. So Mom and I were trying to figure the map out when Grace said, "this is the way out", and she just walked through the corn to the outside of the field. Grace isn't a dummy. Her way might not have been the path of least resistance, but we got out.

Anyway, after the festival we took Grace out to lunch for pizza. She enjoyed that, but then we went home to eat cake and open presents. Now she really enjoyed that. We sang her the birthday song and she blew her candles out. Mom took a video on her phone of Grace blowing out the candles. I believe she is going to post it on here. You will enjoy. :-) Then we opened gifts. Talk about Play-Dough central. That girl now has enough play-dough to last the rest of this year and all of next. Of course, it is probably on going to last a few months. :-) She got tools to go with the play-dough too. So she had a lot of fun playing with that. She got a ton of stickers too. You wouldn't imagine that stickers are that fun, but Grace has a ball with them. Grace also got a hair stylist set. So now she can do Mommy's hair. I asked her to do my hair to but per Grace, I'm not like her and Mommy. I guess I don't have enough hair to be worth styling. :-)

So after the fun, the cake, and the presents Grace was tuckered out and just wanted to chill. And that was Saturday. Then on Sunday her Me'me', Pe'pe', and Uncle Corey came for a visit. Me'me' brought her cupcakes and some gifts. Grace had a lot of fun. I think her birthday turned out to be a pretty good one.

Grace, you are now three years old. You are turning into a big girl. You have learned and grown so much over these years. Mommy and I have enjoyed every second of it. We cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you. We both love you so much and always will. You keep being the good girl that you are, and we will keep being there for you. Always and forever. We love you, Grace.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Pics

Grace Update

Hello all!!! Wow, it has been quite some time since my last post. Sorry about that. Life gets real busy sometime. Anyway, I'm on here, so I'll go ahead and get straight to the point of this blog: GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) She is doing just great. She has grown so much and just as cute as can be!!! And she is just as smart as a whip!!! I tell you, Grace is something else.

Boy, I don't really know where to begin. Well, I think I have mentioned her hair in probably my last 10 post, so I'll start there. As you can probably imagine Grace's hair is even longer than is was the last time I mentioned it. The back of her hair has a few strands of those original baby curls. Mom and I just think they are adorable and are so scared they will not come back if we cut her hair, so we are not cutting it. Besides her bangs at least. Gracie has got to show off them beautiful eyes. :-)

Grace is getting taller too. Mom and I were looking at her one day and we both said have Grace's legs gotten longer. It is hard to believe. We look at baby pics of Grace, and we are just amazed at far she has come. Of course, give it a couple more years and we'll probably be even more blown away. I'm looking forward to it!!!

And Grace is so much like her Mommy, and at the sametime so much like her Daddy. Early on she was like me and was so happy in the mornings. Now these days once she is awake she is ready to go, but until then she is just like her Mommy and doesn't want to get up. It is really cute though. Grace will pull the covers over her head or bury her face in the pillow. :-) Mom and I will just sit there and watch her sleeping some mornings. :-) This morning Grace was real cute. This doesn't really have to do with her not wanting to get up, but when I went up stairs to wake her she was giggling and smiling in her sleep. It must have been a really good one too. I can only imagine: exploring with Dora and Boots, or swimming with Spongy B (the nick name I gave Sponge Bob Square Pants) and Patrick. Whatever it was, Grace was enjoying it. Then mean old Dad had to wake her up. I'm pretty nice about it though. I turn on the TV and put on one of Grace's shows, and let that wake her.

Now Grace is doing a lot of things she didn't use to do, so let me go down the list. :-) First off, Grace brushes her teeth these day, and she uses the big girl flouride toothpaste. She also has been sleeping in her own big girl bad recently. Now I cannot tell a lie, so she has been sleeping with Mommy and Daddy the past couple nights, but for a while there she was using her big girl bed every night. Oh my goodness!!! I haven't mentioned the biggest news of all. GRACE WHERES BIG GIRL PANTIES NOW!!!! Now I hope you all realize how big this news is. Not only our Mom and Dad super psyched because no more diaper bills, but also cause we get to look that cute little behind of Grace's. And let me just tell you, it is really cute in those panties. :-)

Okay, I still have a lot I want to say, but work is getting pretty busy. So I guess I will get back to that :-) Anyway, stay tuned. I hope to be back real soon with a lot more exciting news about the star of this blog: Grace!!!! :-) Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cute Story


Okay, I want to share a cute story. This morning on the way to day care Grace and I were playing a game. She was using her imagination and pretending an animal was chasing us. We went through a cow, horse, chicken, and a cat. Then I decided to switch it up and see what Grace would say when I said Mommy. Well, Grace said "Rowr" for what Mommy was saying. Then I said what does Grace say, and Grace said, "Rowr." Finally I said what does Daddy say. Grace said, "Meow." :-) So apparently Grace thinks Mommy and her are like lions or bears, all scary and fierce. And she thinks of Daddy like a soft, sweet, feeble kitten. :-) I guess I like the sweet, but the soft and feeble I'm not so sure. :-p Well, what can I say, I'm happy to be a big sweet, softy, and I am also happy Grace thinks of me like that. Of course, if that is the case I guess Grace thinks of Mommy like a scary dragon. :-) Just joking Mom. :-)

So that is the cute story. Just for a quick update on Grace: well, our little angel is doing great. Still learning and growing so much. Mom and I both think she has hit a growth spirt recently, because she is looking taller. Grace's hair is still beautiful and even longer since last time I mentioned it. :-) She still uses her imagination a lot. I guess you can see that from the story I told at the beginning. I really like that. It shows her creativity and that is a great thing. Another note on the creativity is that Grace loves art. She is all the time coloring or painting things. She does a really good circle and does a heart too. I know that doesn't sound like much, but considering she is only 2 1/2 I think it is pretty good. Grace can also say her full ABC's and she can count to thirteen or fourteen depending on the occasion. :-) ***EDIT from MOM***** She also knows all her colors and all her shapes!!!  But it at least shows she is on her way. So other than that she is doing great.

That a girl Grace. You are doing great. You have learned so much in the past two and half years. Keep it up!!!! You can do it. And you know what, Mommy and I will always be here to help you along the way. If you ever need anything we both want you to come to us. Love you Grace Lou. :-)

Mommy and Daddy

Monday, April 25, 2011

More pics from the weekend

Fun Grace Weekend

Grace chilling on the front porch

Mom took these pics, so I don't know what Grace was upset about. But that is quite a face isn't it? :-)

I love this pic and I'm so glad you all get to see it, because it is a perfect example of how beautiful Grace's hair is.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Practice what you preach

Hello all. It has been a minute since I have got on here and posted anything and I'm sorry. Life has been a little busy and crazy lately, but that is another story for another blog. :-)

Now lets get to what this blog is all about: GRACE!!!!!!!!! Our little angel is doing great!!! Growing and learning more each and every day.

Grace's counting is really coming along. She can sometimes go to about twenty in english and ten in spanish. Grace is also doing pretty well with her alphabet. Sometimes she can all the way from A to Z. Mommy and I are working with her and I'm sure she'll have down pat in no time. :-) One Daddy's favorite characteristics about Grace is her imagination. She is so creative. All the time we are playing little games that Grace makes up, whether it be getting chased by a tiger or panda, or playing make believe in her kitchen. She is also very artistic. Especially as of late. Grace has a little easel with a white board on one side and a chalk board on the other. It seems like every day for the past few weeks Grace has sat down and drawn on the white board with her markers. We may have a little Da Vinci on our hands. :-) Well right now maybe more of a little Picasso. :-)

Okay, let me get to the title of this post. This is a really cute story. Well last night it wasn't entirely cute, but looking back it is. First you need to know Mommy and I are always teaching Grace to say Please and Thank you. Grace will ask for something and we will say "what do you say," and Grace will say Please or Thank you.

So last night Mommy and I were putting Grace to bed. Don't ask me why, but it seems that Grace has always had trouble going to bed on Thursday. Yesterday was Thursday. :-) She hasn't necessarily had trouble, she has just had more energy. And last night wasn't any different. Mommy and I were laying there with Grace, and Grace would be talking to herself or playing with her sippie cup. At the time it was getting a little frustrating, and I told Grace to give me her cup. Well what does Grace say? You guessed it: "What do you say, Daddy?" That kind of caught me off guard, but I eventually got it and said "Please." Then Grace comes right back with a "Now what do you say." So I said "Thank you." As I said Mom and I were both getting a little frustrated, but when Grace said that we both couldn't help but snicker a little. I'm telling you, this little girl doesn't miss a step. If we say something, you can guarantee Grace is listening and processing.

So what is the moral of the story. Daddy needs to start saying please and thank you I guess. :-) No, I do, but I guess we should all "Practice what we preach." Grace, thank you for the life lesson. I love you baby doll. You are Mommy and Daddy's little angel, and we thank God for you everyday.

Readers, thanks for reading. Sorry for my time in between post. I'll see if I can start getting on here a little more frequently. I'll also see if I can get some pictures of Gracie Lou on here. :-) You have got to see her. That hair is getting so long, and is just beautiful. Talk to you soon.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My lil' Gracie Poo :-)

Hello readers, work has kept me busy, but I have finally found a minute to give you all a Grace update. And share some cute stories. :-)

While it is on my mind I'll go ahead and start with a cute story from last night. First I have to get you up too speed though. I'm not sure if I already told you all about the present one of Grace's great grandparents got her for Christmas. It is the book "The Night Before Christmas," but it is a recorded book told by Grace's great grandfather, better known as Papa. :-) This is an extremely special book that I personally will treasure for the rest of my life. And based off how much Grace enjoys it I imagine she will too. :-) We let Grace pick out two books to read each night. Last night one of the books she picked was "The Night Before Christmas." We've read it too her before and told her that this is her Papa telling her the story. So when Grace sees that book she thinks of her Papa. However, the book has a lot of pictures of Santa on it. So she also relates Papa with ole' Saint Nick. :-) Last night when we would turn to a page that had a clear picture of Santa Grace would be listening to Papa's voice and point at Santa and say Papa. :-) It was really sweet. I hope next time Grace sees her Papa she recognizes him even though he doesn't have a fluffy white beard and a red suit. :-) I'm sure once she hears Papa's voice she will realize who it is. :-)

Okay, so on to the Grace update: She is growing like a weed and learning so much. The other day was really warm, so I put Grace into some capris. At least they were capris when Mom made them a few months ago. Now they are like shorts. Oh, and her hair. It is getting so long, and it is just beautiful. I know I'm bias, but Grace really is a cutie pie. :-)

One of my favorite things is my ride home from work each day. It has really gotten exciting as of late. Every day I get home and Grace greets me with a big smile and big hug (which she has done for quite some time now), but she is also doing something completely new. Whether it be Grace's speech, or what she is learning, or whatever, every day she tops herself. So I find myself getting excited on my ride home from work to see what Grace is going to do today. :-)

Grace's speech is really coming together too. We have family dinner time every night, and Mom and I will ask Grace about her day. At first she would say a couple words and that would be that. But now she is putting full sentences together. It is really exciting. Oh, and Grace's memory is pretty good. Nothing gets by this girl. :-) Sometimes Mom and I will say something to her about a treat or something like that, and if we forget to give it to her or Grace's forgets about it the next morning she is asking for it. Another good example of how good her memory is getting is how she will have learned a song at daycare and will come home and start singing something Mom and I have never heard. She is also getting pretty good with her ABC's and her 123's. She doesn't have it down pat yet, but she can definitely fill in the blanks if Mom and I get her started.

Last night I was giving Grace a bath, and she had a bunch of her magnetic alphabet and numbers in the tub with her. I started asking her for a particular letter or number and it seemed like eveytime she was giving me the correct letter or number. We may have a genius on our hands. :-)

Grace, Mommy and I love you so much. You are growing so fast and learning so much!!! It is really exciting!!! :-) You are our little angel and always will be. Thank you for blessing our lives the way you have.

Everybody else, thanks for reading. I'll try to get back and post again soon, hopefully.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Picture A Day!

Well, I fell off the wagon, but only because sickness overtook our house.  No worries, everyone is getting back to normal.  Here are pictures from the weekend and Valentine's Day:
This was the boy that was discussing world hunger with Grace.


Being sweet to her table mate 2.14.2011

2.14.2011 Valentine's Day party
Her shirt says "I only have eyes for Daddy".  Mommy bought it for her!

She can be just as hateful as she can be sweet, and let me tell you  she can be pretty darn sweet!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Picture A Day!

These were all taken on February 10, 2011:
Grace ready to go home after a day playing with her friends at the Sunshine House!
Grace loves cuddling up with daddy and watching Dora the Explorer!

Daddy reading an Abby (Sesame Street) shapes book to Grace.
So, if you couldn't tell Grace is a real Daddy's girl!  Not that she doesn't like her mom, because she does!  But only when she is sick or hurt! Grace loves to play with daddy, and read with daddy and cuddle with daddy, you get the picture (literally).

So I have some cute stories to tell you.  One of them is going to have to wait till I hear from Daddy though.  The other one is just TOO  CUTE!  I dropped Grace off at daycare this morning, and she was being a bit attached to mommy and didn't want me to go.  I had her in my arms and her friends (Ayri and Hannah) were at my feet, saying "Hey Grace!" and tugging on her shoes and smiling real big at her, wanting to play!  She eventually got down to play with them, so we said our good-byes, and I went into another room to drop off her bag and jacket.  On my way out, I pass by the room that she is in.  I looked in, and what do I see?  Nothing but adorableness (is that a word?)   One of the boys in her class Kamron, was sitting next to her on the carpet (they were both sitting indian style - probably not PC)  and Kamron had his right arm around Grace and was talking to her, like they were in deep conversation about how to end world hunger.  IT WAS SOOO CUTE!  I wish I had my camera.  I stood there and watch for a few minutes, and they remained like that while I was there.  I left with a smile on my face.  But only after I told her teacher to please watch him, they are only two, and I don't need him putting the moves on my daughter! ha

Okay, I will be back later today for another cute story showing how much she is like her father: KEV-DAWG!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Picture A Day!

This was taken last night....again.
Every night when Grace takes a bath, we put in a different color food coloring.  It is a great way to make bath time more fun.  Now, Grace already enjoys taking a bath, but now she likes it even more!!!
Grace Anne-Marie Robinson 2.8.11

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

EASY as 1, 2, 3, A, B, C

Hello all, so yeah, it has been a minute since my last post. Sorry about that. Since I got the promotion at work I haven't had any time to get on here. I can't believe I actually have time to get on here today. But I do, and now I can share all the updates about Grace, as well as some really cute stories.

Grace is doing great!!!!! :-) She is still growing like a weed, and learning new stuff every day. It is so exciting!!!! :-) Grace is getting to be such a little grown up. :-) When I get home from work, which is my favorite part of the day, Grace greets me with a hug and kiss. She is such a little sweetie. :-) Then we sit down to dinner and Grace will tell us about her day. Well, maybe not entirely, but she will hold a little conversation with us. And it is so cute!!!!

Then on to bath time. Grace loves her baths!!! That is daddy's clean little girl. :-) She likes brushing her teeth too!!! Now that really excites daddy. Can you tell I love a clean mouth? :-) Oh yeah, and when we shampoo her hair and wet it you get to see how long it is. And it is getting pretty long. Grace's hair is just beautiful. Especially this one curl. For the most part Grace's hair has gotten wavy, but there is this one perfect curl that is hanging around. Mom and I are scared to cut Grace's hair for the fear that this one curl won't come back. :-) I'm sorry I don't have any photos to post today. I promise mom or I'll get some posted soon, and we'll make sure one is of that curl. :-)

After bath time we usually chill for a little while and then off tobed. Now this is where the news gets really, really, really exciting!!!! :-) Guess who sleeps in their own room now? That's right!!!! GRACIE-POO!!!!! Mommy and I still lay down with her when it is bed time to read hr some stories and to help her fall asleep. But she is really a good girl about the whole process. We tell her it is bed time and she starts making her way up the stairs to her room. Then we go read some books, turn the lights off, and that is that.

Okay, now some cute stories: One night Mom and I were sitting with Grace and letting her play an educational game on the internet. The game had to do with the alphabet. One of Mommy's good friends, Rachel, turned us on to the particular site. Anyway, you press a letter and it tells you the letter and shows you something that begins with that letter. We were looking at the alphabet, and mommy and I asked Grace where the letter Q was. What did Grace do? Pointed right at the letter Q. Mom and I did a double take!!! We were both just blown away!!! Then we started picking other letters at random and Grace kept pointing at them: A, N, P, etc. THE GENIUS CHILD HAS RISEN, MUUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :-) Just kidding, but that is pretty impressive considering Grace just turned two in October. Way to go Grace!!!! You keep doing what you're doing, cause whatever it is it is definitely working!!!! :-)

Now for a cute and funny story. Grace and I were playing with a toy she got for her birthday. It is this little laptop like thing that you can hook up to the internet. One of mommy's co-workers, Kamal, got it for Grace. Anyway, it helps teach the alphabet and stuff like that. Grace really likes it. On one setting you press a letter on the keyboard and it will give you a hint of an animal that starts with that letter. Well, Grace and I were going through the alphabet and we came to the letter M. The hint was this animal likes bananas. I said to Grace, "what animal really likes bananas." While pointing her finger at her chest Grace replied, "Me!!!" I got the biggest kick out of this. :-)

As you can see Grace is learning a lot. She is already trying to recite her alphabet. She has a long way to go, but she knows A B C D E and L M N O P. Grace also is learning her numbers too. She cannot do 1 - 10 on her own yet, but she is pretty good about remembering what number is next when mom or I get it started. We'll say one, and then Grace will come in with two. Then we'll say three and she'll say four, and so on. And sometimes we'll ask her to do it on her own, and she can get to three or four.

Lets see. Other than that this last weekend was gorgeous. We took a family trip to the park. Grace had a ball!!! When we first got there she was a little taken back by everything, but after that first trip down the slide she was right at home. :-) Then after about 50 more trips down the same slide :-) we got to go check the rest of the park out. And she loved the rest of just as much!!! Now that was Saturday. Sunday was even nicer. I washed cars with a little help from my little angel, Grace Anne-Marie. Then we went and saw some neighbors. My friend's nephew caught a lizard, and Grace got to pet it. So that was kind of exciting for her. Then he started playing the guitar, and Grace and all of us just sat around enjoying the music and the beautiful weather. I aksed Grace if she wanted to learn to play an instrument and she said yes. So I'm thinking the piano or the violin.

So needless to say things are going very well!!! Grace is moving right a long, and seems to be enjoying life. And that pleases mommy and I so much. Grace you are our everything. We love you more than life itself, and always will!!! Everybody, thanks for reading. Hopefully it won't be as long till my next post.