Wednesday, December 29, 2010

God's Masterpiece

God's Masterpiece
Author: Unknown

From graceful lilies pure and white,
God fashioned lovely skin,
Forget-me-nots he chose for eyes,
Then formed your baby chin.
He took a tulip bright and red --
Twas one that did not fade; A
softer, sweeter little mouth
Before was never made.
Another flower next He used --
A rosebud, pink and fair;
Touched it to your dimpled cheeks
And bade it blossom there.
Then with His magic fingers picked
Two morning glories white;
Curled and shaped your little ears,
Soon they were fastened tight.
That crowning bit of golden down
Will soon become your hair;
He gathered pollen from the flowers,
And sprinkled it with care.
For dainty little fingers dear
And precious, tiny toes,
He used slender daisy frills;
A snowdrop made your nose.
This world and all within it
He created here for man;
But Baby was "God's Masterpiece"
Since time and life began!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Cheer!

We had such a great Christmas this year! This was Gracyn's 2nd Christmas, however she was only 5 weeks old last Christmas. I knew this one would be extra fun since she was old enough to sort of know what was going on.

This year we met up at my sister's house for Christmas Eve with my family. We had a big dinner and opened gifts. I love being around my family. It's just so chaotic, but there is never a dull moment! They stress me out, but that's part of the fun!

Gracyn got a rocking chair from Nonna!

Opening gifts!

Kaeleigh loves to read the Junie B. Jones books!

Gracyn's 2010 Christmas ornament from mom and dad!

After dinner, we made sugar cookies for Santa. Kaeleigh and Gracyn had a fun time decorating them!

The next morning, Gracyn woke up to find Santa had come! I think she was more concerned with getting her diaper changed and eating some breakfast than she was about tearing paper off of boxes! She'll learn though that on Christmas morning, nothing gets in the way of opening presents!

Wondering why Santa would leave her these odd looking creatures!

Wearing her new Uggs, while holding Penny the Pig, and checking out her new cell phone!

Sitting in her rocking chair, watching Curious Buddies, while Clint and I load the car up to go to his parent's house. She seriously sat like this for about an hour! I'm thinking this rocking chair has magical powers!

After we opened presents and cleaned up the mess we headed west to Oklahoma to see Grandpa and Ma Thomas. The first gift Gracyn got was a wooden ring stacker. After she got it, she wasn't interested in opening any more gifts! Clint's dad found an old piano in a house he had bought so after we opened presents him and Clint went to get and clean it up. Gracyn loved it!!! Her piano playing really livened up the party! Her dancing too!

Gracyn loved all of Ma's bells on her tree!

In Gracyn's vocab...."Y" stands for Yummy!

Aunt Jeffie made this wonderful winter hat. Gracyn has worn it to daycare everyday this week and everyone just thinks she is so cute!

Jammin' away!

Overall, we had a great Chrsitmas. we told Gracyn the story of Jesus' birthday, we had a great time will all of our family, and we got a magical rocking chair!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

In the Box it Goes

We have finally packed up Gracyn's swing. She hasn't used it in months and it has just been taking up space in the guest room. My goal this year is to get the guest room to where it somewhat resembles an actual room and not a collage boy's room. It was a sad for me when Clint packed the swing up in the box. She isn't a baby anymore.

Gracyn loved playing in the box!

Looking back at how little she was in her swing.

Dear Santa...

Gracyn has finally met Ole Saint Nick himself! I was hoping she would be a good girl and sit on his lap without crying. She did great! She is excited about having him visit her next Saturday and can't wait to see what he brings her!