Daily grace

Sunday, August 22, 2004


Well it's August now, almost September and the first rains of fall are upon us. The dog hasn't gone out to pee in 24hours because she doesn't like getting wet. The baby still cries,squirms and shreiks went it's time to change a diaper. I think the two of them have a conspiracy to drive me to tears. The rain makes me sad because Grace so loves to go outside and I realize how hard fall and winter are going to be in this rainy rainy place we chose to live. Maybe I'll shop for some galoshes this afternoon. Over and Out.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

My baby ate my homework

We stand on the edge of a mouth full of teeth-baby teeth. Ever so slowly they enter the arena and cry out for something to gnaw, chew,slobber.."anything, anything at all will do. Just get us something out of the trash" they shreik at her.

She went through my wallet today and removed all the major credit cards tossing them aside. Then she located the receipts seemingly going through them until she came upon a business-related expense which she promptly shoved in her mouth, ripped off a big hunk of it and chewed it up as she ran into the next room. The new skill of running is coming in handy these days.

Almost everyday she has a new little object that she carries around all day. She will take it and place it on a shelf then take it over to the dog usually placing it right infront of the dog's nose so she can check out her new find. She will even let me change her diaper if I place this object on the bathroom window seal where she can practice moving it around. Today's object was a pair of dice from an old backgammon set. But she bit one it half and fun time with dice was over.

Emergency room visits today:0

Monday, August 02, 2004

We're hilarious

licky attack
Originally uploaded by dailygrace.

There's no place like home

Another month has gone by and we are 15 months old now. She's learned a few new tricks. if she hears music now she starts to dance by rocking back and forth. She is saying doggy, daddy, mama-most of which are said only as a high pitched screams as she runs by so it's a little hard to know for sure. Oh and she is running now.

She seems to have picked up on the concept of "this". She knows she can point to almost anything and say "this?" She points to pictures, vases, pillows, mirrors, books and pretty much everything and says "this." How did "this" happen. Well to the best of my recollection I've been saying "this is a ball" this is a picture" etc. and she's skipping the name of the object. I guess I've been asking her what's she's pointing at by pointing at things and saying "is this what you want?" She is right. This is this.

She's starting to play and interact with other kids. Especially if they have food. At the park the other day she just went up and stared at a family with necterines. I think she learned this from Muggs. We did take her and Muggs on a camping trip at a place called Lost Lake. We packed all our camping gear, baby gear and dog gear into the truck and drove the 2 hrs up. The lake was beautiful and there were rowboats and paddleboats but we ended up swimming since we had our two troublemakers. Grace wouldn't go in the water and Muggs wouldn't come out. So David and I took turns playing in the water and picking up rocks on the beach with Grace. We had renting a little cabin but it was kind of gross and buggy and Grace wouldn't go in it either. After about three hours of keeping the dog and baby entertained and alive, David and I decided that it was too stressfull. So after we cooked our camp dinner of hotdogs (baby hated;dog loved) we packed up the show and drove home. Lessons learned: Camp in the backyard.