Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dallas Zoo

This last weekend, Keith and I took Gracie to the Dallas Zoo. I'm pretty sure we were a lot more excited about it than she was, but whatever. She'll appreciate the pictures someday or something, right?

Side note: I realize from these pictures that it looks like the Zoo is located in a nice, friendly Dallas neighborhood, right? Wrong! Do not be fooled. We seriously had to drive through the SKETCHIEST part of Dallas to get there. Just picture lots of barred windows and ghetto, old-school Cadillacs parked everywhere. I've honestly never seen so many "Lock your car. Take your keys. Hide your belongings." signs in one location.

But back to the Zoo...

These penguins were super friendly and kept swimming up to the glass. So cute! 

This is Grace's "Safari" hat. It was a little big...

 There were TONS of Giraffes! (I like this picture. Mostly because it reminds me of Jurassic Park.)

Americas next top Cheetah. Seriously though, check out that Blue Steel.

We weren't on a REAL safari, guys. I know this picture is pretty convincing, though.

I gave this guy the "Ugliest animal at the Zoo" award. What a scary face! He seriously might be the devil, himself. The best part though? There was some British lady next to me who kept saying, "Wow, look how beautiful he is!!" Okay, are we looking at the same thing, lady??

We had a really good time but by the end of the day we were all exhausted. If I had a stroller to fall asleep in, I probably would have looked exactly like this. (But a lot less cute, of course.)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Four Months

This past week, Grace turned 4 months old. Despite my best efforts to get a good four-month photo, this is what we ended up with. 

To be honest, this is a pretty accurate depiction of Grace right now. She LOVES spending time on her tummy! As soon as you set her down on her back, she kicks her legs up and flips right over.

Having some fun with Chipper...

...maybe a little too much fun?

Okay, WAY too much.

And some more photos of this little cutie pie, just because.

Happy four months Gracie!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Skinny Minnie

Grace had her four month check-up today. Yes. FOUR months. Can you believe it?? I don't know where the time has gone. She is getting to be such a big girl. Although, not according to the growth charts the doctor gave me... She is only in the 18th percentile! I was honestly pretty surprised because she has developed some pretty hefty (but adorable) michelin man rolls lately.

Exhibit A:

She is looking chunky, right?? The check-up went well, though. Grace is hitting all of her important milestones. So far she has rolled over (both ways), she is laughing...uhh well I guess those are really the only milestones at her age. But I love watching how observant she is, just trying to take in the world around her.

Unfortunately, along with her check-up came the dreaded four-month vaccinations. Is there anything worse than seeing your baby in pain?? It breaks my heart every time I change her diaper and see the band aids on her little chubby thighs. I knew she wasn't feeling well the rest of the day, because she was crying and somewhat inconsolable. Not her usual smiley self. Hopefully with some baby tylenol and a good nights rest, she'll be doing better in the morning.

I apologize for the blurry, horrible photos. I have been really bad about taking photos lately, which is awful because Grace is at such a cute stage right now. If only I could hire a live-in professional photographer to document her every move. Hmm and maybe clean and cook and do the laundry too? Any takers? Oh well. Here are some cute pictures from Instagram, which is really the only way I manage to share any photos these days.