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.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Counting to 9

Grant does great counting to 9, but then he goes back to 6 and gets himself into an endless loop. Here he stops at 9.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Back to the Pumpkin Farm

Grant and I headed back to the pumpkin farm today. It was fun to just let him run around and choose what he wanted to do. He got so tuckered out, he actually took a nap today--wow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Underwood Farms

Grant was so proud that he got to the top by himself.

"This one?"

This was the first ride he went on by himself. Getting to ride with Katy was really fun.

Grant LOVED this wooden train that you could crawl through. This was his favorite car. He tried out every seat.

Pumpkin Carving

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Caper

Our squirrel friend is back and has brought a little friend with him. The two visit our porch quite frequently, trying to impress Emma. Lately, they've taken to eating my fall decor.

They stole my pumpkins, ate all the Indian corn, and finally discovered that the white pumpkins were edible.

It was pretty impressive, actually. However I don't think I'll spend any more money on squirrel food.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Grant LOVES to shave with Dad. Nate always lets him be a part of the action, so what's not to love?

Admiring himself in the mirror. The mirror is all smudgy because SOMEBODY tried to clean it with his toothbrush. I don't think it's necessary to name names.

Ahhhh, refreshing aftershave. He smells so good after his "shave."

Grant's Babies

Grant has become very nurturing lately. He wants "Ni-no" to wear a diaper and socks. Sometimes he is supposed to wear jammies--other times it's not okay.

Here he's pushing around what he calls "3 baby tigers."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

How Many Cookie Cutters Is Too Many Cookie Cutters?

Wow--we sure have a lot, but they provide hours of fun. We made cookies shaped like fire trucks, garbage trucks, cars, rhinos, sheep, and stars. Just a few of his favorites. Oh, and a car shaped PB&J sandwich for lunch. Grant has requested "sock" cookies next (Christmas stockings).

Daddy in Training

Grant dragged out his old changing pad, ran to get his baby rhino, and changed his diaper. He very carefully fixed the diaper and even rubbed some "bum-bum cream" (as he calls it) on the rhino's belly.

How to Make Cereal Exciting for Boys

Grant thought his garbage truck was a more interesting vessel than his bowl. I agree. I wonder what other things he would eat if I put it in some sort of vehicle.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vacuuming Buddy

I was busy downstairs and I heard a funny noise coming from the top of the stairs. Grant had found one of the vacuum attachments and put it on the end of his bug net. He was making a roaring noise as he vacuumed for me. Such a great helper!

The Proper Way to Eat a Granola Bar

I didn't want to tell him the knife was upside down...he was doing so well.