Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Grant pulling up - finally!

I know  I said I'd have this DAYS ago, but it's been tough to find time to sit down at a computer.  What with a sick baby and being out from work for a week on holiday, I've just now gotten free time to upload it.  He's been doing this for a over a week now, so it's not really new, but here it is!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving turkey...

Last year, he was just a butterball in my tummy...

This year, he's our Thanksgiving turkey!

Ok, ok, we had a real turkey that day, too!  And it was delicious!  I'd say between the fried turkey we had last Saturday, and the traditional turkey we had on Thanksgiving day, we were spoiled.  ;)

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Grant's evening ritual is pretty much the same every night. Dinner around 6:00, bath right after, and play time until bed.

I love his play time. I can sit in the lazy boy in his room and watch him explore, learn, and make a giant mess. He's growing so fast and doing much more every day.

I know I promised a video of pulling up, but we've been so busy this Thanksgiving, and I need to get out my actual computer to upload video. I'll do my best to post it tomorrow. For now, a couple of live shots via the iPhone of Grant playing tonight.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We're still here!

I have been soooo busy since our last post.  Between heavy projects at work and the upcoming holidays, I've not had much time to post, much less take pictures!

Today, we had Grant's picture done with Santa.  You can imagine how that went!  This is a rite of passage, though, right?  Right??

Tomorrow we will be spending Thanksgiving with Grandpa and Nonna.  We saw Mimi and Poppy for Thanksgiving at Nana's house on Saturday.  Grant is so lucky to have so many people who want to spend time with him on the holidays!

We're sure to get some pics for new posts soon.  Grant is pulling up now, too!  I'll post video tomorrow! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Here are some samples from Grant's one-year photo shoot.   Enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Busy Boy!

We've been very busy with more doctor appointments and some special directions for feeding lately.  Grant had a particularly bad case of gastroenteritis, and has been put on a special diet of cranky.  We've not gotten a lot of good pics in since last weekend, but we did manage a few smiles out of him today.

Yesterday, we went to see Stephanie over at Dahlias and Daisies Designs, and surprise surprise, we got some really good shots!  I'll share a few sneak peeks tomorrow or Tuesday.  Stay tuned!

For now, here are some exersaucer pics from this morning, when Grant was doing his Jane Fonda.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11 month pictures!

As you can probably guess, Grant is his own little person, with his on little ideas and opinions.  Unfortunately, those ideas do not include laying still for his monthly diaper shots any longer.  It was difficult at best to get anything out of him this go-round, but here they are!

I am NOT having this today!

Bribed with a hanger!

Here's a good shot!

Alright, I'm outta here...

Earlier months can be found here!

Monday, November 7, 2011

11 months old!

Yesterday, Grant turned 11 months old.  ELEVEN!  WHAT??  Do you know what that means?  We have to start planning for a birthday party!  EEK!  Grant is getting so very big.  He wants to do things his way and doesn't want anyone messing with him.  This includes baths - he wants to play, but not actually bathe, brushing his teeth - he wants to chew on the brush but not let you brush for him, and doing other mundane things, like washing his hands, his face, etc.  He's basically a tiny dictator.  Wonder where he got that control-freak nature?

*whistles and shrugs*

What has Grant been doing lately?  Well, this month he's finally learned how to push himself up into a seated position.  This is great!  He no longer gets frustrated on his tummy and can sit up on his own!  But, he's been doing this in his crib in the middle of the night, and then he doesn't know how to lay back down again, so he cries for one of us to come help him.  Which is not so great.  So, I guess this is just another one of those phases of baby-hood no one bothered to tell us about.  ;)

He's also recognizing routine more.  He knows when I put him in his high chair that food is coming, and will start jabbering away.  Or, when it's bath time, and I set him on the bathroom rug to get him undressed, he will crane his neck over to the tub to see where all his toys are and listen to the water running.  If we walk him near a light switch and hold him toward it, he will turn the light on and off (usually).

He officially can no longer be left on the bed alone.  He will crawl over the edge in two seconds. (not that he has ever gone over!)  He hates when we're getting ready in the mornings and he has to sit in his playpen.  Sometimes, he will jump in his jumper, but only for about 20 minutes or so, then we have to switch to another activity.

Saturday, Grant got to meet his Great Aunt Lois and Great Uncle James in Canton.  Although Great Uncle Jeff considers himself the greatest "great", he may have to fight that one out with my Uncle James.  Lois and James were very happy to meet Grant for the first time, even though Grant was not happy about being out of my arms.  I am sorry to say that I didn't get any pictures of this!

On Sunday, we played inside, and Grant got to ride on his big boy toy for the first time!

After a rather ungraceful dismount, Grant was understandably upset...

But quickly recovered to investigate why this toy is so crappy.

And then he saw all his other toys and decided to protest the ride-on toy by making a giant mess of his room. But it's OK, because we had a good time playing with everything.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Laid back...

With my mind on my bottle and my bottle on my mind...

Grant had been crawling around Daddy's office and ended up in my lap for a quick bottle break.  Rob snapped this picture with his iPhone.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Playing in the driveway

Grant and I were playing with Parker in the driveway yesterday.  I took a ton of iPhone pictures, and they are ALL so cute, that I had to put them ALL here.  So, PICTURE OVERLOAD!  You're welcome.

 Come here, puppy!



Can I crawl as fast as Parker?

Puppy, you sit right here.