|Grace attempting to eat the childproofing book|
|Cutest. Picture. Ever.|
The shackles of early motherhood are breaking and Grace has officially started running errands with Momma. Move over wobbly headed, limp sitting baby - Grace is here and ready to go Krogering. Momma, Daddy, and monkey successful navigated every isle of the grocery store, grabbing everything we needed and a few things we didn't, with a very entertained baby in place in our shopping cart. I must admit, it took me awhile to settle into the fact of have Grace around strangers. I created a scenario in my mind where a crazy person ran off with my shopping cart, complete with my little monkey strapped in the front seat. I probably looked a little bit ridiculous clinging onto the cart like a mad woman but you never know. Fortunately, I'm much less concerned with my psychotic appearance than I am about taking care of Grace. The thought of something happening to her is too much to take.
With yesterday being Valentines day, I tried desperately to capitalize on the holiday and capture a photo of Grace's first V-day. I picked up a "be my first valentine" bib at the store and eagerly put it on her. In true Hogan fashion, Grace smeared pears and oatmeal on it before a photo was captured. Turns out Grace has the same feelings on Valentine's Day as her Momma.
Ryan and I visited the Detroit Institute of Arts on Sunday, for a little bit of couple time. My Mom watched the monkey so we could enjoy the afternoon (thanks Mom!) and we had a blast. We have a lot of the same taste in things and art is no exception. It was fantastic being able to leisurely walk around without the fear of an unhappy baby. But the trip wasn't without it's low points. Somewhere between Van Gogh and the medieval armor, were several pieces that depicted Mother and child. Every. Single. One. of these made me miss Grace to pieces. I can't wait until she's a bit older and can enjoy things like this.
Well that is all I have to report for now, but I'll say this. Grace is growing a mile a minute and I know I'll be running around the house (and anywhere else we travel) after her in no time. She's amazing and has fulfilled my life in ways I didn't think were possible.
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