Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Update on the house...

Well, forgive me for not posting a completion picture... but you see, it's not complete yet.... Chris has to put the final coat of paint on, hopefully, this weekend and then she'll be ready for show!
It looks great in the meantime, but you'll have to see the finished product!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Call it mischevious, call it smart....what do you call it????

First things first, we got a new bathing suit today! Tell me what you think...! Cute, right? We bought a little gap one piece this weekend, tax free, but today we got another at Old Navy...went in for a 25 cent ball and came out with a bathing suit and a 25 cent ball (Ok, actually 2 bathing suits, 2 reed diffusers AND a 25 cent ball), if I'm being totally honest ......
So this is a 2 piece with a short sleeve surfer top; the bottoms complete with a flowery skirt... cute... These suits are the way to go, less sunscreen to slather on, much easier to change a diaper....not to mention full coverage of the wonderfully large belly grace is sporting these days....

So now to the story of the day. You see, Grace is a smart one... she is a little too smart, and tries to pull one over on me just about every day. Today is no different... she tried to pull 2 over on me.

We were back from our outing this morning, and I was cleaning out our shoe basket... behind this shoe basket sits a reed diffuser that is almost empty... (Reed Diffuser: a little bottle full of liquid that smells good with bamboo reeds sticking out of the top that diffuse the smells into the house...just FYI) It caught Grace's eye immediately... I told her "no, you can't play with those, you will get smelly stuff all over your hands" and promptly re-directed her attention to the new 25 cent old navy ball. She played a few minutes and I went into the kitchen to clean up the dishes... About 2 minutes later, I see out of the corner of my eye, grace with one of the reeds in her hand 'painting' all over the floor. The reed was leaving a trail of smelly stuff wherever she touched it to the floor. She didn't realize that I was watching her... so just to see what she'd do, I said "hey, Grace, what-cha doin?"
I am still inconspicuously watching... she stands up and runs back around the corner and puts the reed back where she got it (sort of) and picks up her ball.... She then says... "Ball! Mama!" Like she had been playing with it the whole time.... I walked over to her and said "what's this?" Pointing to the streaks across the floor and she shrugged her shoulders... I then asked to smell her hands...and of course they smelled like the reed diffuser... I then noticed that she didn't get the reed all the way back into the bottle, there is a fairly small amount of space... so she had laid it on the floor behind the bottle and tried to shove it as close to the wall as possible... so it blended in with the molding....TRICKY....
I am not sure she understands the concept of lying now, or omitting the truth... so it was hard to punish her for this, but this is just typical of how her almost 2 year old mind works...!

After lunch, we were in my room getting her ready to take a nap. One of her favorite things to do in there is fish through the side table drawers. There are pens and markers and various other writing utensils in there... She knows that she can hold the pens, but we don't draw on anything but paper... which we didn't have up there today..... She was rummaging and found a pen... then said "Mama, no color pen..." I said, "Right, good girl, we don't color with the pen because we don't have any paper..." I then go into the bathroom to try and work on the light fixture that's broken. I come out a few seconds later and see Grace drawing a masterpiece on the end of our bed!
I said "GRACE, no drawing on bed!" Startled, she said... "No pen Mama... dis....'
Which meant, ' I am not drawing with a pen, this is a pencil!' Ahhhh! What am I going to do with this child????... Below is a picture of her cleaning up her mess on our beautiful WHITE Pottery Barn foot board!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What do you get when you have a really awesome brother?

...A new look to your house! Yes, that's right, David is working on our house right now, and he is doing a BANGIN' job..... He is replacing the square columns on the front with round ones, and replacing a lot of rotting wood underneath a gutter on the front of the house. Our house looks more sophisticated and the round columns are way more Charleston-esque... which is always in fashion! We even had a neighbor come over and say how much he liked it and wanted to do it to his house! Which we'd rather him not... We want to REMAIN the coolest house on the 2nd hole! (actually, I am fairly confident that will not be a problem...)

So here are some pictures of the work in progress... You'll have to stay tuned for the finished product!


Tune in for the big reveal....!

Monday, April 21, 2008


I thought this picture fitting, since she is running her mouth and giving me attitude!

I think that I need to record some of the things that grace is saying now, so that when she is 15, we can really embarrass her when her boyfriend comes over... Wait, she won't have a boyfriend at 15, Chris will not allow it... so when she is 30 we can tell the boy all these cute little things that she used to say.
Most of what she says is really clear, so these are just the things that sound a little funny....So here goes:

Snow bubbles- hence the name of the blog...this was what she said the first time she saw snow! Very ingenious... big fluffy flakes floating around... looked just like bubbles...

Labbit- rabbit, we have a family of labbits that live out in our back yard, she loves them

Yo-geet- yogurt, of course

Nana- banana, her favorite food; she often gets confused when her friends call their grandmother's this...

Lowwwer- (pronounced like flower, minus the 'f') flower, or tree, anything coming out of the ground or pot

Loeeey- lotion, who knows where this came from

Nona- one of our hellion cats "Lamekkiona"

Oh dap- Oh Crap, she learned this phrase from her very dear friend

Hoey dap- Holy Crap, learned from said friend

Dolor- I want to color

Nilk- 'milk' and her favorite liquid

Nack- usually said when we are shopping or in the car, meaning I am bored and want to eat a snack

Papa doin?- What's papa doing? Usually meaning, why are they not here with me...?.... she says this for whoever comes to mind... daddy doin, izze doin etc...

LeeLee- Slammy, the all important, we will die if we don't have him, lovey...

Bone- phone

Nanik- naked

Diapee- diaper

Deam- diaper cream
Lipes- wipes

Pingers- fingers

Tatoo- thank you

Tookie pease- meaning, I want to go to the grocery and get a cookie (since that is one of the only places she gets a cookie)

Lap- means, I want to sit in your lap and read a book

1,2,10- Grace's way of counting to 10... (she is just efficient)

Bump- I just slammed my head into something, and I want to let you know, but I am too tough to cry

Teral- cereal

Dip/bite- I really want whatever you are eating/drinking NOW

Burga- veggie burger, what she wants almost every day for lunch

Dis- what she says while pointing at something very interesting that she doesn't know the name of yet

Tacky- that would be her aunt Kristin... long story, but K brought it on herself!

Dodo- what she calls David (trying to say Condo)

Dus- our other hellish cat Gus that is a wee bit mentally challenged

Dips- chips, her favorite are baked tostitos, or flat earth

Pish- fish of any kind usually gold fish
Burdee- bird, bee, any relatively small flying object

Titty- yes, I know, a little racey... but means kitty

Burs- purse, the all important accessory

Lic-tick- lipstick, chapstick, anything of the sort

Boon- baloon

Baw- ball, and the favorite of all toys

All done poop- means, I have just taken a massive dump and I want it changed before it creeps into my crevices... thanks.

Poopey pants- means similar to above

Necken- necklace

Tuuute- either, I want to wear this, it's cute, I am so cute, or buy this for me becuase I think it's cute, or mom, you are such diva and you actually picked out something cute to wear.... and yes, she does say 'no' when she doesn't like what I am wearing...I am in for it...

Lamma- sheep in a book, or her big stuffed lamb that she got from easter

Raffe- giraffe

Epant- elephant

Hold ee or hold uuu- meaning hold me please

Daddy PEASE- if I say please, maybe daddy will come home now

Me do it or no me do it- meaning I do it myself or no, you do it for me

2 doggies- meaning I know I saw more than one doggy, but I can't remember what comes after 2

Opitus- octopus, of course

Menis- (pronounced with a short e sound) medicine, tylenol, or anything that comes out of a dropper

Ornich- orange

Dapes- grapes

Aminal kackers- animal crackers

*I will try to add more "grace-isms" as they present themselves, or as I remember them... kids really do say the funniest things...!

Planting Flowers

getting ready to plant phlox

pouring in the dirt

More dirt please

finishing off the dirt

Watering the phlox

All Done! How pretty!

Grace and Izze gave me some blueberry plants this weekend. I am totally excited about trying to grow blueberries! So we decided to get grace some flowers to plant and take care of also! She picked out these pretty pink and white phlox. So we get started: pulling the wagon around the house with a load of dirt, pete moss, mulch, flowers and Grace of course!
We open the bag of dirt, and if anyone knows grace, they know that she is not really fond of getting her hands, clothes, shoes etc. dirty.... We accidentally spilled some dirt on her shoes and that was almost the end of our planting experience. Finally, after taking off her shirt, she decided to help, and really got into pouring the dirt into the pots.
So now, we have 3 pots of pink and white phlox, and 2 huge pots of blueberry bushes! So we'll see if we can keep them alive and growing!
Thank you Izze for the awesome blueberry bushes!

Sunkissed Cheeks in April

Here is my new blog! I thought I'd try it out. We'll see how well I can keep it up. I hope it will be a good place to write about Grace's daily doings...And a good way for friends and family out of town to keep up!