Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Grant's 2 Year Stats!

Grant went to the doctor for his 2-year well-baby visit on Friday, December 14th, only about a week late!

His stats are:

37.5" tall - 99th percentile, OH WOW!  He grew 5.5 inches in 9 months!
31.13 pounds - 84th percentile
19.9" head circumference - 72nd percentile

No wonder his pants are all too short!  Poor kid can't wear 2Ts because they are too big around his waist, but 24mo sizes look like we're too neglectful to buy him properly fitting pants!

He patiently waited for Dr. Mix while perusing a couple of books about, what else, trucks.  This kid is obsessed with trucks.

When Dr. Mix came in, he said "Dr. Mix!"  We had to put the book down in order to get checked out, and that was his undoing.  He got two vaccines - a booster and the flu mist.  He also got his blood taken from one of his tiny fingers, and it broke my heart when they poked him.  But he was tough.  As soon as all the shots and ugliness was over, he sobbed into my shoulder, saying, "boooooook", while pointing down to where the truck book was on the floor.  Oh kid.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pics With Teddy

Rob's mother sent Grant a Christmas teddy bear for his birthday, and Grant has really taken to carrying it around.  He calls it "Teddy", and loves to hand it to you, only to demand it back saying, "MY TEDDY!!!"

We snagged a few pictures of him with Teddy on Saturday.

Sweet boy...

Daddy's making him laugh here.

And here...

And then, the photo session was over.  Ha.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Grant loves to climb on all the furniture now. Much to my chagrin.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Quick Arkansas Trip...

Grant and cousin Ares had a wonderful time riding Grandpa's "horses"!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Baby Boy!

Dear Grant,

Wow.  You are TWO.  TWO YEARS OLD.  Sometimes, that just doesn't seem possible.  And other times, we can't even remember what life was like without you.

Did I ever really have a life before you?  I certainly never knew joy in the same way.  And yet, it feels so natural, like you were a part of us all along.  And in a way, I guess you were.

Over the last year, you've come so far, amazing us every single day.  You're so incredibly smart - you know all of the alphabet and numbers by site, and can point to letters and numbers and tell us what they are.  You know your colors, and constantly bombard us with factual statements about what color things are, or what an object is.  "Trashcan!"  "Dog!"  "Diaper!"  "Crocs!"  "Mail!"

The terrible twos haven't really hit you in full force, and for that, we are thankful.  You do occasionally melt down, but it's never for long, and you certainly make up for it with all the hugs and snuggles.

If only you could stay our sweet little boy forever.

Today, we plan to celebrate with cupcakes and well-wishes from lots of family and friends who couldn't share your day in person, but definitely do in spirit.  You are loved by so many, Grant.

We love you, Grant Pants, and look forward to many more years of wonderment and fun that little boys bring.


PS...  These are shots of you playing with your new toys, but you refused to look at the camera.  Oh well.  Guess you're a Harris after all.  :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Swinging at the Park

We took Grant to the park on Sunday. He had a great time on the swings!