Friday, March 27, 2009

Sweet Boy

Daddy's Helper

Thank You, Grandma and Grandpa!

Grandma and Grandpa sent Grant a Easter Basket this week. He had a great time digging out the goodies from the box.

The treats in the eggs were so yummy!

He did a great job of sharing with his dad.

Thanks for sending me such a special package...I loved it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Goodbye, Big Boy Bed and Good Riddance

2 days before our trip to Chicago, Grant learned how to escape his crib. The next day he learned how to escape the Pack N Play. We got him a big boy bed, thinking that was the only safe option for him. After a couple of nights of getting up at all hours, banging on the door, Auntie Swahley suggested the crib tent. Grant LOVES it and we love not being awakened at 3:00am to frantinc door banging. All is well again. We'll try again when he's more ready.

This is so exciting!

He loves to give kisses through the tent.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Morning at the Park

Thanks, Aunt E, for taking pictures!

...playing in the sand with his new equipment.

Grant loved to go wherever Carter went. What a good pal!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Bug's Life

Here is a set of toys that never entered my house as a kid...a bug collection set. Toys for boys are very different from toys for girls.

Grant knew exactly what to do with the magnifying glass. Grandma showed him how to use one at her house. He examined all the bugs then went around the living room, examining everything else.

It didn't take long for Nate to start putting the bugs on Grant.

It was hard to see the ones on his head.

We went outside to use the bug vacuum. We caught a silverfish and got to examine it closely. Grant kept shaking him, so he seemed kind of dizzy and just sat there.

Partying Like It's 1999

Isn't this the quintessential party shot? A lamp shade on your head and no pants.

I like this one because you can really see Grant's eyes. His eyes are such a dark brown, you can't normally see the pupils.

Back from Chicago

We just got back from our trip to Chicago. We had such a great time with my family. I have lots of pictures to sort through, but these are some of my favorites. Thanks for hosting us, Grandma and Papa!
Grant and his best buddy, Papa. Now that we're home, Grant is constantly pretending to talk on the phone. If you ask who he's talking to, it's always Papa.

...swinging at the park with Grandma. She's so much fun!

Grandma made popcorn for a snack. How did she know??

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Making Cupcakes

Grant and I made cupcakes yesterday. It was so much fun! He helped me put everything in the bowl, mix it up, put the papers in the cupcake tin, and most importantly...he helped lick the spoon at the end. That was his favorite part. He couldn't wait for the cupcakes to come out of the oven. He decided to sit by the oven and watch.

There's nothing quite as exciting as watching cupcakes bake.