The Silly Gilles

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Give Thanks to 2011

2011 was a great year. I have a lot to be thankful for and I will recap my top 10 highlights of the year.

1.Long term sub job at Creekwood Middle School for a coach on maternity leave.  I had a great time coaching 7th grade basketball and teaching PE. Miss those girls. 

2.Putting in Laminate flooring all over the upstairs.  Getting rid of the nasty old carpet was a bIG relief.

3.Suprising Matt with a surf board for fathers day.  I was so excited to get him it.

4.Coaching the Kingfish again.  I love my little swimmers and enjoy coaching them even when I was 8 months pregnant and was the hottest summer ever.

5.Getting tile put in downstairs.  Best decision EVER.

6.August 5th.  Life Changing Day

7.Thanksgiving Beaman's Reunite.  So fun to have the whole crew back together again.  Wish everyone would get with the program and move back to the great state of TEXAS :)

8.Florida Vacation with the Gille/Beckman family.  Fun in the sun, walks on the beach, and t shirt and shorts weather on Christmas day...cant beat it.

9.Buying/Picking up the new num num express mobile from Florida.  Gracie and I are happy to have a ride to call our own.

10.My family of a husband and four dogs moved to a husband, sweet daughter, and four dogs.  My life keeps getting better and better.  I am so blessed beyond belief.

Picture taken by Tiffany. She is awesome for taking pictures of us amongst her busy schedule.  Thanks Tiff!!!

But with the new year unfolding I also have a few goals I would like to accomplish.  

1. Cook a new meal once a week.  
2. Get Gracie to sleep in her crib at night time.  Partially my fault that she is in bed with me.  I enjoy it and its just easier.  I know its bad.
3. Be better about the words I choose to use.  Dont want Gracie learning potty words when her vocabulary becomes like a sponge.
4. Exercise more (yes i know everyone has this one) but with Gracie it has been hard.  I just need to set aside time.
5. Take dogs on a walk in the morning with Gracie. 
6. Learn more about sewing from my mom. She is the master.  
7. Be more patient.
8. Express my gratitude to those around me.
9. Be nicer to Matt. (sometimes can be a meany butt, not abusive though i swear ;)   )
10.  Say I love you once a day to my family.

Thats it.  We shall see if I can accomplish this long list in 2012.

WAIT Gracie just told me that she wanted to do a goals list for the New Year.
1.Be able to pet the dogs without pulling their hair out.
2.Be able to ask for num nums when she wants some num nums :)
3.Be able to reach for an object and not fall over.
4.Be able to poo poo and pee pee in a real potty (daddy hopes this one)
5.Be able to eat what mommy and daddy are eating
6.Be able to chase the dogs around the house.
7. Be able to walk where she wants to walk
8. Be able to learn what the words "let go" means when she has a chunk of moms hair in her hands.
9. Be able to take long naps
10.  Be able to say "I love my mom. You are the best mom ever. And sooooo beautiful" (haha maybe thats a little more mine)

Gonna hop on in, okay daddy??
May want to mute but had to share. i am obnoxious i know

Monday, December 5, 2011

4 Month Old

I am a mother of a 4 month old! Oh my!

4 Month Stats
13 Lbs
24 inches
16 inches of noggin'

num num drool!

 What you are up to these days:
  • you smile so much. you are soooo happy, when your happy... :)
  • you talk and talk and talk.  
  • you have begun to giggle.  they are usually short, but i got a long one out of you the other night as i tickled and kissed your neck.  
  • you can roll over from your tummy to back.  about once each feeding. it wears ya out.  and you do it when the dogs are around because you wanna get a better look at them
  • you roll from your back to your side at ease
  • you chill in your bumbo in the backyard while i scoop up poo and reach for the doggies as they slooowly approach you.
  • you enjoy the jenny jump up. you don't jump in it but you chill and look around and begun to bounce your head a little. super cute in it
  • you think its a fun game to pull your pacifier out and then try to put it back in....sometimes your aim is a little off
  • love fruit snack like the crinkle sound
  • will now play on your own for 20 minutes or so when i set toys on a blanket with you.  the dogs love to watch ya and let you try to grab them.
  • still cat nap.  waiting for the day when you will take a 3 hour nap....oh the things that i could get done
  • have stranger danger more so.  just depends on your mood and if i am standing in the room or not.
  • wont take a bottle.  found out after subbing half day and you wouldn't eat for grandma. you love your mommy milk. haha
  • drooly drooly drooly.
  • you put everything into your mouth.  i have to watch you when i hold you on my lap while im eating because you will now grab whatever is in front of you.  got to be careful because you have already pulled a bowl of food down onto the floor. the dogs appreciated it

Support Group
you were supper brave at your appointment today.  only cried for a little after the 2nd one (first one didnt phase baby).  the nurse said every baby cries after the 2nd.  you nussled right up to me when i cuddled you up.  you settled down and ate and went with grandma and i shopping to get your uncle his christmas present.  you are an awesome girl.

                                                                          Rolling Baby

Jenny Jump Up Time!

Gracie LOVES her Doggies

you look more and more like your daddy

especially the eye baggies you got goin...very cute

you are yummy and funny!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Screamin Beaman's Reunite!

It has been 8 years or so since we have all been in the same place due to missions and what not.  It was awesome to get the whole crew back together!

The Feast

Micah with Grandma


Intense Dart Playing

Georgia just woke up from her nap :)  but the two cousins were checkin each other out :)
Bryson & Georgia
Taylor made themed cupcakes!

Grandpa with grand daughters
Fun at the Park
Go Kart

Wish I would of taken more pictures. Was too fun!

Good Lookin' Group of People!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cutie Batootie with a Chubby Bootie

 Prepare to see a very cute bare naked bottom.  If you cant look away, I understand.....It is very cute!

Gracie is getting chubbier and chubbier by the day.  Guess its all that milk drinking, no exercising and sleeping she does.  She has the good life :)  Gracie has been pulling herself forward a lot lately.  She wants to sit up like a big girl all the time.  She is communicating more and more, especially at the changing table.  I guess she feels she has a lot to talk about when I am wiping her hooha and rear end :)  She smirks and smiles constantly. Its cute because I just give her a big smile and she responds with the cutest smile/smirk and puts her hand up to her mouth and acts all embarrassed.  So yummy. She has found her thumb! Still prefers the pacifier, but in no time she will be using her thumb instead I am sure.  I will be happy when the day comes so I can sleep more at night.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Here are some 3 month or so pictures of Matt and I.  Matt is more like 4 months, its when he got his baby blessing.


Hollie Again

Unfortunately we don't have many of Matt when he is little.  Ill have to ask Vicki if she has anymore and maybe scan some over Christmas.  I love comparing her to us and see how she is evolving into each of us.  Some days I think she looks exactly like my pictures and then other days I see a lot of Matt in her.  Really is neat that Gracie is a piece of us and will continue to grow and one day create a baby with her future spouse.  It is crazy to think about it.  Miracles in the making.

Spotted Sucking her THUMB!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

3 Months Older

Gracie Hope
aka "baby"  "gracie girl" 

What you do now:
  • Smile ALL the time
  • Serious mood swings...happy, sad, hysterical, to sleepy in minutes. Emo Little PotLicker
  • Grab at toys and bring em' to your mouth
  • Suck on your fist....soon to find your thumb, I hope.
  • Love to look at yourself in the mirror. You sqweel with delight.
  • Neck is super strong. You love to look around and see whats going on.  You like to watch your momma.
  • Starting to pull forward with your tummy when I lay you back.  You will be sitting unassisted in no time.
  • Bring your feet up to your head.
  • Follow me with your head all around the room when I set you down....your kind of obsessed with me.....but I kind of like it....I LOVE IT! 
  • Been swaddling you while you nap...your a hoodini and somehow can get your arm out of it.  Impressive because I get her in there nice in tight.  Also, put a bean bag on top of her tummy for pressure, but yet one of her arms still moves under and out.
  • Blow bubbles
  • Drool
  • Stare at the dogs.  Soon to be chasing them :)
  • Love being sung to at the changing table.  If your happy and you know it, wiggle your legs. If your happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it, if your happy and you know it, wiggle your legs. (she is wiggling her legs of course)
  • Your nap lengths are improving.  Although you usually do "cat naps" about 30-40 minutes.  Sometimes you will go like an hour in a half.  But never know when.  Pleasant surprise for me when ya do.
  • Love sleeping on me still.  Dont know why, but you'll go for hours.
  • Sleep through the night.  Wake up about twice during an 8 hour spread for her pacifier, but then goes back to sleep.
  • Each morning wake up with little rats on the back of your head from moving your head from side to side so much.  Such delicate hair.....
  • Love bath time with dad.  I have had to sub in for him a few times this month and now I know why he likes it so much.  You are just so darn tootin' cute getting your bath!
  • Starting to get stranger danger.  You do allow grandma and grandpa still....thank goodness.
  • Starting to almost giggle.  Not a full laugh.  Seems like you get the hiccups when your trying to communicate a bunch.  Dont know if that is associated.

Startin' off real pleasant


there it is

Bath Time
Gracie, loves loves loves her bath time.  Future water baby right here.  I hope she continues it.  She is a very clean baby I have been told.  Whenever she has big poos I always wash off her bottom.  My mom taught me to do it and I think its a good thing.  She definitely needs it after her usual explosions down under.

I think she will have blue eyes.  She is my blue eyed, blonde, bomb shell!

You are getting so big and strong!
Big is beautiful right now baby girl....keep being beautiful!

I hope you know how much I love you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trunk or Treat

This is a short post. Mainly pictures (what matt prefers) Anywho, Gracie is down for her nap. I have a mere 30-40 minute stretch of time to myself and the list is long that needs to get done.  So I only have time to post pictures.  
This is our friday night festivities.  Our costumes were thought up by matt.  He won 2nd place for his at work.  The costumes were not very Baby friendly though.  I basically didnt use mine but for pictures because by the time the trunk or treat began Gracie was very unhappy and wanted to be held.  So I held her and got her to pass out and I monitored the kids petting the dog-babies while matt the baby handed out candy.  It was a fun/stressful night.   Gracie was supose to be an adult and matt, me, and doggies were the babies.  Anywho, then she wore a cat PJ/costume Carol Hunter a long time friend sent her.  Thanks Carol!

diaper girl

diaper boys
Max   haha!


Babies and Adult

My girls

Trick or Treaters taken candy from the baby Matt

LOVE this girl....she is getting big cheeks like her momma!

Matt cuddling her on Saturday while I dog groomed

My favorite shirt of hers haha