July 28, 2015
For the 3rd time (this past Sunday), we stood in front of our church (FHPC) with friends & family present and watched a Little LaGreca get baptized. Another special day in the history books for our family.
Many thanks to Rev. Kim DR – we are so blessed to have her. (Although, you would think Grace was about to be tortured if you looked at the faces of the LG boys 😁😳). Grace did fantastic – not a peep out of her while we were up there.
The highlight for me was seeing our sweet girl in MY Christening gown. I was baptized at 1 month in the same outfit that Grace wore, bonnet and all. I found it in one of the bins my mom had given me years ago. It was in pretty bad shape when I pulled it out. I hand washed it 3 or 4 times and it turned out great!! It’s a good thing we had her baptized now, be side we couldn’t get the top button to go as it was (no one could tell).
Here are some picture from the morning.
After church, we all headed out to our house for a brunch. Yum! (Another excuse to gather around food)
And…it was the 1st we had Grandma & Grandpa sit down with ALL 5 grandkids for a picture. We got a couple of good ones 😀
I added the kids’ names & ages to one, so we wouldn’t forget:
It is so awesome to share these special moments with our friends & family. Our kids are loved ❤️😀
Welcome to God’s Family, Grace!
July 11, 2015
Princess Peach (as Daddy calls her…yes, from Super Mario Bros) turned 5 months old yesterday!
As you have probably noticed from our trip pictures, she has changed a LOT in the last month. She has gained quite a bit of weight. She is already eating TWO solid meals a day (rice cereal, bananas, pears, applesauce and tonight we introduced sweet potatoes). She JUST found her feet in the last two days. She is rolling all over the place with no effort. And she can finally reach her feet down to the floor when she is in the exercauser/jumpy.
Unfortunately, she is no longer sleeping through the night. She was doing SO well before we left on our trip :/. We are also not swaddling her anymore (she was swaddled, and LOVED it, up until a week and a half into the trip).
She LOVES to be held and she definitely knows her Mama & Daddy. We do NOT have a shortage of pictures of #3 (I think people used to say that the 3rd kid and beyond, never had anywhere near the pictures as the first 2 kids. Thanks to smart phones with awesome cameras – I am pretty sure I have more pictures of Grace than either of the boys).
Gracee has developed a scream – when she wants to get someone’s attention. She has a HUGE smile 😀. She & I can’t go ANYWHERE without someone stopping us to say “Wow! That baby looks JUST like you!!”
I would have to agree with everyone. When I look at pictures of me as a baby — I am amazed!
Our baby girl is going to be baptized at our church on July 26th. It will be EXTRA special because she will be wearing the same gown I wore for my baptism.
What ‘they’ say about 3 kids is true. It’s HARD! I am just thankful that the boys are older (and I don’t have a 2 year old running around right now). It sure is fun to have a little girl this time around 😀 Lots of firsts in the clothes department…and more to come, I am sure.
July 11, 2015
We spent the 4th of July at Mom’s house. BBQ, swimming, and then fireworks show in the park (just down the street).
More fun at Mom’s (we had to stay a few more days after the 4th so that I could get some work done). The park around the corner had a really awesome bike track – with hills & jumps. The boys loved it.
On Monday night, Joe & I had a date night (Thanks Mom!!). Unfortunately, Princess Peach (Grace) did NOT do well at bedtime. She cried/screamed for an hour and twenty minutes. Ugh. Meanwhile, we had a nice Italian dinner and then ice cream!
On Wednesday AM we headed to Turlock for a few hours. It was during the work day, so we only got to visit with the Johnson’s.
Gracee (Johnson) got to meet Baby Grace and feed her 😀
The boys played games.
We got back in the RV mid-afternoon and headed towards Visalia for the night.
BBQ and swimming at Miller’s house. Had a rough night with The Peach that night 😁 I was exhausted by 7am.
Thursday AM we met family for breakfast before hitting the road for the LONG drive home.
We are ALL happy to be home….especially Lucy. Although, the night we got home — she refused to leave the motorhome. She was afraid we were going to take off again. Ha ha.
It wasn’t the easiest RV Trip for Joe & I, but we did it. And the boys had fun. Back to work for me while everyone else in the house can sleep in everyday and enjoy the summer 😀