Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Break

I was able to spend the past 9 days at home with Grace. I was really, really, really looking forward to it and now my time at home has come to an end. :( I absolutely love my job, but I also love spending time at home with my little peanut. Jason had to work many, many, many hours this past week so Grace and I had a lot of Mommy & Daughter time at home. We didn't really go anywhere because we were waiting and waiting and waiting for Daddy to come home. I have to say that it was really a blessing in disguise because we usually have a million things to do while I am on break and for once we were able to relax at home. Here are a few pictures from our week:

Here is Grace with two of her favorite items in the world, chalk and bubbles. She loves to play outside now that the weather is a little nicer. It is very difficult to get her inside once she is outside. She usually throws a fit so we have to time our playtime outside wisely.

We spent a lot of time watching the birds, squirrels and ducks in our front yard. Below is a picture of Grace watching Grandma Peej feed the ducks. We just love how she says bird (bur), squirrel (girl) and quack (ga-go). Too cute!

Here is Grace playing with her "Word Whammer". She loves to push the button and sing-a-long to the "ABC Song". I tried to record her with the video camera, but of course she stopped singing whenever I tried. This an awesome toy that I purchased for my students in Vegas, but she really loves it. I don't even know if they make them anymore.

On Monday I decided to mop the floors. Grace showed a lot of interest in this activity so I grabbed her mop and bucket so she could "pretend" to help. She decided to dip her mop in my bucket and help that way. She also liked playing with the real mop. :)

It's unbelievable how fast our little Grace is growing. We can actual converse with her now and she understands what we are saying. She loves to sing songs and she has many phrases that she says over an over again such as "Where'd it go?" "I did it". When we took her for her 18 month check-up last month the doctor asked us if she said about 10 words and we just laughed. She is definitely a chatterbox just like her Mommy. She also loves to draw like her Daddy and she is also quiet and shy in public just like her Daddy. She seems to really love animals right now. She has a great sense of humor and she loves to make people laugh. We are so grateful to have her in our lives. She makes us laugh/smile everyday and we are so grateful to that.