Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
|Gracie, Lukie, Daddy, Storm Trooper, cousins, and Tia Adris|
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Me: "Why, Gracie-Lu?"
Monday, September 2, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Today was Gracie and Lucas' first day of kindergarten at their new school. New uniforms, new shoes, new backpacks, knew everything! They are so excited to learn new things and get better at the things they already know.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
|Uncle Jimmy and Daddy|
|More than Lukie's feet got wet.|
|Playing in the water.|
|Gracie and Lucas with their feet in the water.|
|Uncle Jimmy, Nana, Lucas, Daddy, and Gracie at Belmont Pier|
|Climbing a giant tree at the pier.|
Monday, April 15, 2013
|Surprise! We are going to Disneyland!|
Erika met us at the front gates and took us inside for our first trip to the Magical Kingdom. She was so excited to meet Gracie and Lukie and Mommy was very happy to see her. Thank you, Erika!
|Gracie, Erika, and Lukie|
We rode lots of rides. The first, of course, was the Disneyland Tram. Lukie asked Mommy if we were on a roller coaster.
|Our first ride: The Disneyland Tram wearing the hats Mommy made for us!|
Even though we did not get to ride everything, we did enough to create lots of fun memories. One thing Mommy wants to remember forever is to thank Abue Rosi for Gracie and Lukie's gift cards. Each card had $50 on them and Gracie and Lucas were able to spend their own money without actually carrying money! Super Fun times!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
|Look! Lukie is missing a tooth!|
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Lukie with Gracie holding his poster|
|Lukie presenting his poster|
Friday, February 1, 2013
February 1 was Gracie's big day. She worked with me to go through pictures and find all the right ones to tell her story.
Here are some of the highlights:
Her favorite food - bacon
Her favorite number -16
Her favorite book - Pete the Cat
Her favorite color - pink
Her favorite princess - Ariel
|Gracie presenting her poster with Mrs. Flores|
|Gracie with Tio Freddy (he came to see her presentation)|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
In August, Gracie and Lukie met the dentist for the very first time. He was very nice and patient with them. They had lots of fun and they think the dentist is a nice man with dolphins on his walls. He told us then that Gracie was getting ready to start losing teeth. Two of them would need to be pulled because she had an extra baby tooth that was crowding the others, but on the bottom, she actually had adult teeth starting to push the baby teeth away. For a moment or so, I was petrified by the idea of teeth being lost. I mean, these are my five year olds! They can't possibly be old enough to lose teeth! But they were so excited about getting their "Mommy" and "Daddy" teeth, that I could not help but be excited for them. Alas, I forgot about the Tooth Fairy.
I did not really think about how the whole Tooth Fairy thing would go. I mean, there are some crazy parents out there. They "glitterize" their money before they put it under the pillow or they do elaborate scavenger hunts for kids to find their treasure. Me? When Gracie lost her first two teeth (to the dentist), I was not prepared. After I panicked for a few minutes, I realized that I could do something on our own and the Tooth Fairy letter was invented. I downloaded a pretty picture of a tooth fairy and typed up letters that were left with the money under the pillow. Gracie and Lukie get so excited when they see a letter from the Tooth Fairy. I'm so glad I did something that worked for us.
Since Gracie's surgery, she lost a tooth at school (The envelope holding it was lost again in extended care. Luckily, someone found it.) and she lost another one a few days ago. Daddy has been joking with her that she has windows in her mouth. He will play with her and say she has little Whos living in the windows of her teeth. She always giggles when he says that.
It has been a couple of days since Gracie lost the latest tooth and already, those adult teeth are pushing higher and higher in her mouth. The gap on top, the one from her surgery, is still quite glaring, but it is getting better as it heals.
Lukie wants to know when he will start losing his teeth. He will not be comforted by the reassurance that it will be soon. He thinks of himself as the bigger and stronger twin and he wants to do things first. Unfortunately for him, Gracie seems to do most things first, but he is never far behind!
There's nothing better than bringing cupcakes and having free dress on your 10th birthday! These two were so excited that they kept r...