Wednesday, December 31, 2008


On our way back home, the hostess at the Chinese restaurant gave Grant a sucker. He was so pleased, but didn't want to actually lick it with his tongue.

Visiting Family

The day after Christmas, we went up to Colfax to visit Nate's family.
Uncle Nate and little Ella. She had to make sure Mom was at arm's reach.
Gramma looking very festive
Grant and Ella checking out Grant's new cool plane toy.

Grant got to play ball with Buddy. He would never last very long. Ella was much more of an animal lover than Grant.
...two very guilty looks
A quick family picture by the horses. We were standing too close and the horse kept nuzzling my neck before the picture. Grant ended up being allergic to either the horse or its feed and wound up with hives on his face. A little Benadryl and a bath later and he was as good as new.
Gramma Jean and Grant--he kept wanting to get on her lap, but he's super squirmy.

Ella loved the dogs and liked to go up to their gate and talk to them.
All the little ones (Grant, Ella, Buddy, Lucy, and Ruby) all LOVE Gramma Jean and seem to congregate around her. At one point, she had two dogs and two toddlers vying for her attention.
Here's Buddy relaxing for the evening. Apparently this is how he likes to relax on the couch.

Merry Christmas!

We were home for Christmas day and had such a great time!
Grant's new underwater flashlight was a big hit. He shined it on everything he could find.
I got a Harry Potter wand. I tried a diaper changing charm on Grant, but alas, it didn't work.
Nate and Grant checking out their new disc shooters
Grant's first shooting lesson
Grant got an alphabet set for the fridge. He now knows all but about 5 of his letter sounds and LOVES to practice.
Nate set up the transportation set for Grant. He played with it all day and into the evening. Such fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


A quick picture in have to snap the picture fast because there are too many fun things to look at.

We could not get Grant to keep the pirate hat on his head. He only will put unusual things on his head (toys, laundry bags, pails, etc). Never hats.

Grant gets excited every time we see a train, so we made sure we rode the train around the park. Every time we would stop (or he'd see other trains stop) he'd say "all done" and do the hand motions.

The reindeer were fun to see.

The boys in front of the tree in Toontown.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How Did You Do That?

I put Grant down for a nap today and a little while later I heard a frustrated cry from his room. I checked the monitor and this is what I found. I'm still not sure how he did it, but he was pretty annoyed. He's been practicing getting himself dressed and undressed. Apparently, he tried to practice on his own and this was the result.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Word

"Papa" (grandpa)...a very important new word.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Birthday Present

Thank you for the fun toy, Auntie Crystie, Uncle Sead, and Ella!

We had to wait for Grant to point out all of the balloons on the wrapping paper.

Wow! This is so cool! Grant played with it for a LONG time and never seems to get tired of working all the latches.

Showing Off His Pearly Whites

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh, the Joys of a Box

First, you get to be a "robot."

Then the Dad "robot" captures you.

Then when the box falls apart, you can use it as a ride.

Washing Dishes Together

Grant LOVES his dad and can't wait till he gets home so he can play with him. If Nate stands still, Grant's at his feet asking to be picked up. Tonight Nate was washing the dinner dishes so he put Grant on his back to learn how it's done. Grant loved it--he watched the entire time and even pointed out if Dad missed a spot.