Tuesday, June 15, 2010

She's All That

Grace's personality is really starting to shine. She is the easiest baby on the face of the earth. She sleeps approximately 12-14 hours every night. She eats well. She travels like a pro. She spends much of her time crawling from brother to brother, mom to dad, giving out kisses and hugs. She is so close to walking she can taste it. She grabs onto the couch (or table, or mom, or dad, or brother) and stands up with ease. The minute she has her balance she lets go and tests herself, laughing when she realizes she is standing all by herself. She throws mini temper tantrums when I try to change her diaper. She constantly has her chunky little pointer finger on her right hand extended, whether she is babbling to us, showing us what she sees, or scolding her brothers. She is an enthusiastic pointer. She loves looking at her pretty shoes and zooming cars with her brothers. She is very good at shaking her head "no" at us but has yet to master nodding "yes". She screams when she sees mama take the bag of cheese curds out of the fridge and smacks her hands on her highchair until she gets some. She loves noodles, blueberries, and oyster crackers. She can't sit still for five seconds when we are in church but she loves to snuggle up on my lap at home, holding my pointer finger and watching one of the boys' movies. She scrunches up her face and wrinkles her nose when she is really happy. She does not cry often but when she does mama is the only one that can calm her down. When we say, "How big is Gracie?" she throws her hands up above her head as we say, "SOOOooo big!" When daddy walks in the door she shrieks and claps her hands and throws her pudgy little arms around his neck when he picks her up.

She is sweet.
She is dramatic.
She is inquisitive.
She is smart.
She is calm.
She is silly.
She is curious.
She is a goof.
She is lovable.
She is affectionate.
She is feisty.
She is mischievous.
She is funny.
She is a dream come true.
At just 10 month old she is ALL THAT and more.

27 comments:

Riahli said...

She is beautiful!! :)

Hilary said...

She's a little dolly face. Such a fun age. :)

MamaB said...

She is absolutely adorable!! And I totally get everything you say. We are experiencing the exact same thing in our home!

Michelle Faith said...

What a sweet pea! Love the photos!
My baby girl went from crawling to running...she's always running off and driving me crazy!
But after all the boys isnt she amazing!! :)

Elaine A. said...

I love all these pictures of her that fit your words - so fun! I can't believe you'll be celebrating her first birthday soon - WOW! (and of course we aren't too far behind! ACK!!)

And you're right, she is ALL that for sure! :) Wishing I could meet her in person... (and you too!)

April said...

Such a pretty girl! And Hunter does a lot of the same things (scrunching up his nose and face! and he forces himself to snort now cuz he knows it makes Mommy laugh LOL).

tweetey30 said...

she sounds like an awsome little girl... i am so glad you got the little girl of your dreams..

Lisa said...

that's a really sweet post Kat. I love how you showcased all of her looks. There are just a million to love, aren't there?

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

So sweet...and such terrific photos! She's cute from top to bottom (I love baby toes!) How can she be 10 months old already?

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Can I just borrow her? I promise I'll give her back...probably right about when she turns two...
=D

Rima said...

I love the many faces of Gracie! She is too cute!!!

Dawn said...

She's absolutely adorable! You're making me want another baby. :)

Karen Deborah said...

I am totally smitten...sighs....

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

she sounds deservedly adored!
*sigh* This post made me want a baby for a moment.

Mom24 said...

SO adorable Kat. I'm very happy for you.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh, she's adorable.
I love series of photos like this. You can really see her personality blossoming!
What a great age!

Burgh Baby said...

12-14 hours per night? I'm not sure I can even talk to you anymore. 12-14 HOURS PER NIGHT? Where do I get me one of those? Can I steal her?

Cassie said...

She is so adorable! You can just see her personality shining through in some of these photos!

Lindsay said...

She also likes her picture taken! :-) She's adorable, too.

Carol said...

Oh, Kat....this little girl should model!!! She is just precious! Enjoy every single second with her. xoxoxox

Haddock said...

She has good photo presence.
And always happy .....

Not Your Aunt B said...

She is total cuteness! How you just don't stare at her all day! And in some of the photos she reminds me of you!

CC said...

Awwww! I'm totally imagining her smacking her hands on the high chair right now!

Kristen said...

She is so darn cute!!!!

I love the pointy finger thing! How cute/adorable is that? :)

Stephanie said...

She's gorgeous! And I really do think she looks just like you!

Beck said...

Aw! I can't believe she's 10 months old already! She's a darlin'.

Jill said...

She is TO EAT! So so sweet...

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