September 23, 2010

Good morning tooth fairy...

Just wanted to share the pictures of what the tooth fairy brought this morning for Gracen's first tooth. Wow, I don't think that the tooth fairy has been effected by the recession yet. The tooth business must be a good one.

Also, I wanted to show you an adorable picture that Anna drew for Gracen yesterday after the big event. It was so sweet of her and the details are amazing. She even drew the little canisters that sit on Gracen bathroom vanity and her pink toothbrush. My favorite part is the tooth with pigtails. That is so Gracen! You will have to click on that picture to see it better. The bottom corner is a drawing of Gracen looking in the mirror in her bathroom. Thanks Anna, you are so talented and smart!

the front of Anna's card... love the missing tooth and the bow!

September 22, 2010

Finally... our first tooth came out!

As Gracen was doing her homework today after school, I hear "Mommy, Mommy, my tooth came out!" I was so excited because this first tooth has caused quite the drama around our house lately. Even last night as it was just hanging there and I do mean hanging, she still did not want it to come out. I was so scared that she would swallow it in her sleep and luckily it was still there this morning. I really expected to get a phone call from school today, but that didn't happen. She had been home 25 minutes when all of a sudden it was out and I was so happy that I got to be a part of it. I can't believe my baby is old enough to loose her tooth. Didn't she just get them?

Gracen's phone call to tell her Daddy...

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September 21, 2010

Crusin...Wish I were there now!

In the hustle and bustle of back to school and Jamie being gone, I sometimes wish that we were still just crusin' in the Caribbean. Back in May we were able to take a family vacation to the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. It was Gracen's first cruise and she loved it! She loved kids camp the best and that really worked out well for all of us. She was happy and it gave Jamie and I some much need rest and relaxation.

our cheesy little photo (hee hee)

First stop (Half Moon Cay)

water from 3 different places (amazing color)

family of footprints...

Atlantis and Turks and Caicos...

Wonderful memories....

Meet me in Wonderland... I'm turning 5!

If you have ever seen Alice in Wonderland, the tune "It's a Very Merry Unbirthday..." will get in your head and stick there! Every time I think of Gracen's birthday party I start singing it and singing it and singing it! She loves Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat, so it was a must to take a trip down the rabbit hole to Wonderland to celebrate her 5th birthday. We met at the Mad Platter to paint tea cups and saucers and had a little "mad" tea party with all kids of "wonderland" treats. It was so much fun and by far my favorite party ever. Even though it was hard to see her turn 5, it was a wonderful celebration and a great time had by all.

"It's a very merry unbirthday to you, who me? yes, you!" and so it starts...