The Silly Gilles

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween! We started off by Gracie, Me & Grandma Voting. GO ROMNEY!

Then we went shopping.  Both Gracie and Grandma got new shoes.  Reva got some stylish Bobs.  Gracie sized up. She is now a 5. oh my. Got her the exact same little buster browns she has had in 3, 4, and now 5.  We like them.....

We all shared a chicken burrito bowl with spinach tortilla from Mission Burritos. YUM.

After a VERY short nap....Gracie and I washed our Van. She is a great helper.  Wipes it down. Then she went over to her Ice Cream Car and washed without me even saying anything.  That girl is just too funny.

I gave her a popsicle for her hard a cool mom what can i say :)

After being soaking wet we tidied up for homemade pizza for dinner with Grandma and Grandpa and Dad.  We made 3 varieties.  Standard Peperoni and Cheese. Carb Smart Supreme. French Bread Supreme.  Not gonna lie. My Carb smart one wasnt bad, but I wasnt begging for seconds.

Then we headed off to the Ward trunk or treat.  Gracie invited her best bud Haven to come with her.  She just adores her friend!

Oh yeah! I had shirts made for "our theme" this year.
GILLE SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (think sad commercial)
We had all 4 dogs and a kitty cat.  Id say we are getting there :)
only 3 dogs are in photo...tex was being a party pooper and sleeping in the front seat.......

my favorite kitty

cowgirl and cowboy
Gracie actually carried her candy jacko for a while but once she got 1 dum dum and spotted was over. she put it down and grabbed it out and HAD to HAVE it.  So yes I was that mom allowing my cute pink kitty cat toddle around with a potential choking hazard in her mouth. But she had a DANG GOOD TIME!
one happy kitty

Next up is my very very very FAVORITE next two Holidays.  I am torn between which I like better!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Anniversary & Birthday

Last month Matt and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary.  This year it was Matt's turn to plan it. We swap every year. He has the odds I plan the evens.  We spent the day doing things I like to do as a family.
Started off with french toast cooking downstairs and Gracie and I gobbled it up.  Then we all went on a run with Revanator.  Along the run there was a rolled up paper on the ground.  It was a treasure map (sound familiar?) It led to the trunk of the Corolla.  What could it be? A family Tent! and a Queen blow up mattress. Because he knows I wont sleep on the ground. High maintenance...what can I say.

We then went to feed the ducks.  There were only 2 ducks but we found out there were a TON of cat fish.  Perfect for the gift I bought for us (fishing poles...we found our spot).

It is our tradition we buy one another sporty gifts for our anniversary.
Then we ate at Skeeters.  A MexiTexi place real close by.

Gracie slept. Then woke.  Then we took a bike ride to the park. She played and played.
she sure does love you doggies

We finished up by having dinner at Sharkys outside by the lake...I enjoyed steak and shrimp.  Matt had some catfish.  Gracie had PB&J and some of our stuff.

On to me turning 26.  On the downhill slop to 30. Oh boy.
Once again and packed day as a family.  Matt got to take the day off for my birthday. Yahoo! He watched Gracie while I went for a quick run.
I at my Coco Puff for Breakfast. Yumm.
Then we went to shoot some hoops.  Matt let me win.  Gracie didnt last long
Ran a couple of errands with my mom and met my dad at Freebirds for lunch.
Gracie slept. We painted our mini fence. Gracie woke

getting some birthday lovin' from my pups

We went to pond spot to fish....but there were not many fish.....must be a morning thing.  BUT there were LOTS of ducks! Gracie enjoyed feeding them. So cute.

daddy teaching daughter the sport of fishin'

entertaining gracie with a bobbin and her fishing pole

We ordered HINS for dinner and got take out to eat at home.  Then played at park, and watched Gracie eat herself a pepermint ice cream cone.

gracie can ride down the slide all by herself now a days.  also can walk sophie.  shes pretty awesome

I am above and beyond blessed.  I love my family!

here is a fun picture from this weekend. we demolished our garden...turned into just a weed pile. now its grass. i also bought some citrus trees-grapefruit. lemon(potted) and lime (potted)
gracie loved playing in the dirt. shes so funny.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Gracie is now at the age that she has friends! yaaaah!!!! Next door is a girl named Haven who is 3 (maybe almost 3) and Gracie just adores her! She loves to follow Haven around and Haven calls Gracie "her baby"...there is also a friend across the street and her name is Izzy. She is about same age as Haven.  Gracie thinks they are pretty cool :)

She even takes her turn pushing the car.  SHEWOMAN!

Since the weather is so nice outside we have been outside a lot.  Gracie is an outdoorsy kinda girl.  She loves rocks, sticks, dirt, mud, sand, anything that can get her hands dirty.  She is very adventurous and is learning to do things really fast.  It helps that she is very strong for her pint sized figure.

I am excited she has some kids to play with so close.  In fact, Haven knocked on our door this evening for Gracie to come out and play! LOVE IT!  I think Gracie will sleep REAALL GOOD :)

She also had a play date this week with her friend Emmy. Gracie is older by a month.  They both didnt really catch the concept of playing with one another. Soon they will though! I sure do love this stage.