Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Ok, I couldn't resist. I thought the penguin outfit was cute but Grant HATED it.
He wasn't sure about his pumpkin, either.

Wow--look at that drool!

We couldn't get him to smile at all--this is the closest we could get.

Something about the outfit made him want to sit down. He wouldn't stand up for us. Oh, well! At least Nate and I had a good time.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fun Friday

We got to visit Auntie Jill, Jared, Kegan, and Timmy on Friday.
Timmy still loves to give Grant kisses. Here he's pushed him down by his head and planted a big wet one on his forehead. Grant thinks it's great that his cousins give him so much attention.

Wow--they have great toys here!

Tim-Tims on the swing set.

Grant liked watching all the big kids play.

A bunch of monkeys.

Nice necklace, Auntie Jill!


Today Grant decided that his show looked more interesting if viewed sideways. He watched it quite a while that way. At one point he tried leaning the other direction, but it wasn't nearly as good that way so he switched back.

Emma the Invalid

Emma has a small injury on her right arm, so the vet said she should wear a head cone fo 5 days to make sure it healed. We tried it the first day, but she was totally was sad. Nate sent me out to the pet store to find something else. I found this Chihuahua t-shirt. We cut off one of the sleeves and sewed it to the other arm so her whole leg would be covered. It worked great--but she did look a little funny.
Somehow wearing the shirt made her act like an invalid. She held her arm kinda funny and played the part really well.

Black-eyed Billy

Grant got his first black eye. He was crawling around and fell just right. It got pretty dark for a while and I got a few strange looks from people, but it's a lot better now. Nate calls him Black-eyed Billy.

So Serious

Saturday, October 13, 2007

New Talents

We're working on getting Grant to hold his own bottle. He loves the idea, but only gets a few swallows in before he starts to play.

Whenever Nate is sitting at his computer, Grant is standing right next to his chair, trying to see what he's doing. Nate let him sit in his chair and he was so pleased.

Grant was so excited to hit the keys like Dad does.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Play Time

My mom encouraged me to get down on Grant's level to see things from his perspective. So I crawled under the table--it actually was a lot more interesting under there than I would have thought. Grant immediately came over to see what was going on. He wasn't too sure about the idea of me under the table.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Special Delivery

Grant got a special box in the mail today from Nate's mom and grandma. He had a great time playing with his new things. (Notice he doesn't let go of his favorite toy--the spoon--no matter what.)

As with all new things, he had to perform the bite test.

Grant loves to look through the book from Gramma Jean. We've read through it several times, with Grant as the designated page turner.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

A Little Scary

Today we tried putting Grant in the big tub instead of the kitchen sink. He was very interested in the water as the tub filled up, but not so excited to get in. Well, we can try it again next week.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Me and Grant checking out the chickens

Ahhh, the life

The Gate

We went down to Babies R Us and picked up a play yard. It's pretty cool--it can be connected at both ends to form a play area or disconnected to form a long wall. It has been a great help for me while I make dinner, since I can't see all of the living room from the kitchen.

Grant was looking for a way to escape...

...until Dad decided to join him and turn it into a boys-only fort. I see how it's going to be around here.