The Cutest Bee in Town

November 7, 2006

Happy Halloween
Originally uploaded by Matt and Carrie.

Yes…I’m a bit biased…she is my daughter…half me and half the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with. But, even you have to admit…Grace Madelyn Flener is the cutest bee in town! She looked so cute I even made her wear the costume all day (which she didn’t seem to mind because it’s snuggly). Matt and I kept smiling and saying, “She is just TOO CUTE!”

I’m one of those people who hates when parents brag about their kids all the time and talk about them non-stop…I mean…there are other things going on in the world around them. However, I’ve managed to fit myself in that category. I love Grace. She is the best baby ever (don’t tell our subsequent children that!) and I can’t get enough of her. I want to be around her all the time because she is so much fun to be with…she laughs when I dance around the room or sing a silly song…she reaches out her arms to me and lays her head on my shoulder…she wants to be with me just as much as I want to be with her. For that, I am thankful.

I love this Mom-gig. It’s the best, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life. I’m looking forward to doing it again…but not any time too soon! 😀

November 2, 2006

Last night our lives changed forever…I sat Grace on our bed (for some reason she LOVES to be on our bed – it makes her so happy) while I was cleaning and putting laundry away. As long as she sits, she immobile. If you put her on her tummy, she scoots all over the place. So, I thought by putting her in the sitting position that I was safe. I put a stuffed animal and some blocks in her lap to entertain her along with my singing and dancing around the room. All was well.

Until…I turned around and there she was…working her way from the sitting position to being on her belly. This couldn’t be!! Not my baby! She’s a baby! Cooper is the one who’s all over the place and needs to be monitored…not Grace! Oh contrare, my dear! Not anymore! Now Grace is mobile from every position. We can no longer leave her in a room, go do something in another room, and come back to find her in the same position. My project for tomorrow is to add posts and a gate to our stairway because Grace is on the move!!