Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays

I can't believe how fast Christmas has come and gone. The new year will be here in a few days and the holidays will be over. I am actually looking forward to starting out fresh again as a new year always brings new things. Look what this year brought us, our precious Gracie! Christmas was very busy and exciting this year with a 14 month old running around. On Christmas eve, we had Jerry's family over and Christmas day, mine. I baked up a storm of cookies on Christmas eve and made an italian dinner for Christmas day.

Gracie doesn't really understand the concept of Christmas and Santa so I would say it was more fun for us to buy things for her and wrap them up. She wasn't really into the presents but loved the ribbon. She has this cute little habit of wearing them like a scarf! The poor thing was a trooper despite the fact that she has been teething and cut two teeth within days of each other this past week. She did get worn out and when present time came, fell asleep in my lap. I did wake her up in time for her presents though and she got a lot of nice things, including a huge wagon from grandma and not one but two rocking toys! Happy New Year from our family to yours. May it be a peaceful and healthy one.

P.S. In case you didn't already know, you can click on the picture to make it bigger.



This was taken the week before at our friend's Christmas party. I found a Winnie the Pooh Christmas outfit that I couldn't pass up of course!


Christmas Eve


Helping mommy open a present


One of the two rocking toys she received. Gracie wasn't to thrilled about it so her cousin Kevin had to show her how to ride it. I think he enjoyed it more than Gracie!


Finally on the elephant!

She really enjoyed playing with Kevin and especially liked the toys he got.


Christmas morning. Yes I gave her goldfish crackers, one of her favorites. I know, bad mommy but hey it was Christmas.


Grandma and Gracie


Gracie had a blast playing with her two uncles. They kept her entertained while mommy cooked dinner.

Gracie's beautiful Christmas dress.

Gracie was not too fond of the ears as you can tell from the picture. I had to quickly snap this picture before she took them off.

Poor Gracie did not want to smile here

Her second rocking toy which she seemed to like. I think because it's so big and has fur like Wrigley.

Jerry is thrilled about one of his presents

Apparently dad is thrilled about his present too!

Too tired for presents


Opening her first gift



Here she is wearing the ribbon like a scarf



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Santa is Coming to Town

A few weeks ago, we took Gracie to see Santa. We waited our turn in line and put Gracie on his lap. She didn't cry at all but got really quiet like she does in new situations. Her picture turned out cute and she got to go on the carousel afterwords which she loved. Everytime we went by Daddy, she would have at him and give a huge grin. P.S.~Gracie was not feeling well today and threw up on Mommy two times. Not just spit up but projectile vomit. I am officially a mommy now! :)



Excited to see Santa











Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I've been tagged

My friend Ginger has tagged me which means I need to give 8 random facts about myself. I will try to make it as interesting as possible but I am quite the boring person!

1. I have lived in the same city my whole life and never anyplace else. I was even born here.

2. When I was little, I was deathly afraid of any doctor to the point that the optometrist thought I was a special needs child.

3. I got braces when I was 24 years old.

4. Gracie has the same pediatrician that I did when I was little.

5. I love candy so much that when I was little, I would sneak money from my dad's change jar and ride my bike to the liquor store at the corner so I could buy candy.

6. I don't really like comedies movie or tv show wise.

7. In elementary school, I tried out for choir and was so sad when I didn't make it that my mom went to the school and spoke to the principal and after that, everyone was allowed to be in choir.

8. I was an animal rights activist in high school and was in the newspaper and on tv.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Some Bunny Loves Me!

It was actually cold and rainy here in SoCal so I got to break out one of Gracie's new hats. I am always on the lookout for hats that are cute on her and will embarass her one day when she's older and looks back at the pictures! I can picture her rolling her eyes and saying geez mom did you have to dress me in that?! Anyway, I snapped these shots today before she tore the hat off.