Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

So excited!

Checking out his new telescope from Auntie Crystie and Uncle Sead. He LOVES the moon and was really excited to be able to see it through the telescope.

Christmas Eve

Gramma and Papa Prince sent Grant a cool pirate ship! We decided that he could open it as his special Christmas Eve gift.


It came with a few pirates to man the ship.

It was almost big enough to hold Grant. We brought in a step stool for him to reach the top.

Thanks, Gramma and Papa! I love it!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Today's project was making glittery pinecones out of our treasures we found outside. It was lots of fun. Now my house sparkles...just not for the right reasons.

Friday, December 11, 2009


We tried our hands at gingerbread structures this year. It was a lot of fun, but I learned that I shouldn't go into the food decorating business. I have no patience for it. It's so much harder than it looks!


He learned this particular trick from his father. Moms don't come up with things quite like Dads do.

Driving Lessons

Grant loves to "drive" my car in and out of the garage. Nate let him help once and now Grant thinks it's his job. Any time I mention that I'm going to move my car, he goes and finds his shoes and is ready to roll. It's quite tricky steering with his "help" but he couldn't be happier.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I finally found a play shaving set for Grant so now he can safely shave with his dad. The only glitch was the shaving cream brush that came with the set. Grant rubs it on his face and says "face powder."

Saturday, December 5, 2009


This is what I found the other night...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Grant!

Grant's favorite part of the cupcake was blowing out the candles. We had to re-light them several times so he could keep blowing them out. I think he only ended up eating about 2 bites of cupcake. Good thing I decided not to make a cake.
Diligently reading one of his cards

Lots of vehicles and signs from Gramma Jean. We took a LONG break from gift opening so he could play.

Once he opened his garbage truck from Gramma and Papa Prince, it was all over. He played with it the whole rest of the evening and even 2 hours AFTER we put him in bed. Every 10 seconds or so he would say "green garbage truck." I wonder if he likes it...


We spent Grant's birthday at Disneyland. He's now an official Disneyland Passport holder. He was very pleased with the birthday button they gave him at the front gate. It was such a beautiful day and no lines--a perfect Disneyland day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Super Mario Brothers

Last night I introduced Grant to the original Super Mario Brothers. Just doing my part to ensure it gets passed on to the next generation. Grant sat and watched for a long time and was faithful to cheer when I got to the end of a level.


While we were preparing dinner the other night, Grant stood up all of the broccoli in a row and called them "trees." Then he shook them vigorously and said that it was the wind. When I came back with the camera, I found him gnawing on one of the trees. Mmmmm...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Little Friends

Emma Perdido came over to play today. Grant liked her right away.

There were lots of these moments, when they would get really close and look each other in the eye.

"So, did you see Barney on Letterman last night?"

Grant loved to hold Emma's cup for her while she sipped. He'd constantly remind her to "open."

Emma would gently touch Grant's face. What a little sweetie!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We received a package last week and Grant claimed all the packing peanuts. He ran to the kitchen and got busy cooking. He loaded the food processor (minus the bowl and blade). I asked what he was making and he said "chicken."

Feeding Time at the Zoo

I opened the pantry this morning and BAM!--I was attacked by a large canister of oatmeal that fell from the top shelf. Grant was super excited about all the commotion and came to check it out. When I returned with a broom, I found that he'd treated himself to a little breakfast. Good thing I cleaned the floor last night!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


We started working with Grant on writing his letters. He's fascinated with school buses, so we asked him if he wanted to do some "school" and of course he did. He's doing a great job and loves it! (My voice sounds really creepy on the videos...try to ignore it.)

It definitely looks like he's a lefty.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Trick or Treat"


Grant and I joined some friends at the Fall Festival at a local church. Up until Halloween, Grant refused to put on his costume, going completely limp and lying on the floor when I put it on him. Tonight, I told him that we have to wear a costume to get treats and suddenly he was all for it! He has NEVER let me put a hat on his head...ever. Can you believe he kept the hat on all night? Wow, today was full of fashion surproses.

Me and Grant on our way to the festival

So, this is where all the treats go?

Grant was so tired after all the fun. He had to hitch a ride to bed.