Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Playing With Boxes

Grant took this from the counter the other night after I had used the last one. He keeps saying it's an oatmeal box. He puts his cars in it and carries it around the house.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Dinosaur World!

Grant was in for a treat today.  We took a road trip to Glen Rose, about 100 miles southwest, to visit Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur World.  He did really well on the drive down, taking about a 45-minute nap.  We stopped for a barbecue lunch, and then it was on to see the animals!

At the preserve, they give you a bag of food to feed the animals, and they come right up to the car and stick their heads inside with no fear whatsoever.  Me, on the other hand, eek!  

We didn't let Grant feed them.  I didn't want the logistical nightmare of wiping his hands down every single time, and I'll admit - I was a teensy bit afraid one of his tiny fingers would be mistaken for a range cube.  It was fine, though, as Grant thought it was all terribly amusing.  He loved seeing all the animals!

Hello!  This guy was far too eager to stick his head in our sunroof!

What do you think of the giraffes, Grant??


Look at that tongue!

His head took up the entire opening!  Grant giggled like mad every time his head would pop in for more range cubes.

At the indoor petting zoo.  You stay there, goat.



These guys just stood there looking at us while we tried to drive slowly through.  We admit that we were terrified that we'd be rammed by one of these giant animals eventually!  It didn't happen though.  The only incident was when one of these guys here, hit their horns on the side mirror.  

Are these wildebeests?

Rhino mamma and baby!  Grant loved anything that had a baby with it.

Amazingly enough, we were able to find out the back story behind this guy, whom at first we thought was squinting in the sun.  Turns out, he was treated for glaucoma 2 years ago, by having his eyes removed.  It was a sad story at first, but the park worker assured us that he's been thriving ever since.  He's developed a relationship with another cheetah who shows him around the yard, and has even fathered a litter of cubs this year!  I think he's doing just fine.  :)

Later, we stopped at Dinosaur World, for a quick tour of the "over 100 life size dinosaurs!"  They were neat, but Grant wasn't too interested.  Thankfully he wasn't scared either.  Some of these were downright creepy!

He's saying "All done!" here.  Tired boy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Frisco Fire Station!

Grant stayed with Nonna and Grandpa Saturday through Sunday like a big boy, so I could spend time with my friend Julie who flew in from Minneapolis to see me!

Grant got to go see a real fire truck and firemen, as well as a train! He had a really fun time.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Grant was given this little Cars themed truck from his Aunt Debra yesterday. He hasn't let it out if his sight since. Obsessed much?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What's your name?

"I'm Gwant!" 
"I'm Gwant!" 
"I'm Gwant!" 

 All while pointing very deliberately at himself. Terribly cute, indeed.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Trying To Wink

Whenever I wink at Grant, he tries to wink back. This is the result. Haha

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Table Fit For Grant!

Grant and Daddy spent the morning putting together a Grant-sized IKEA table. Grant was very excited. He sat down at his new table and immediately asked for "tea and cookies", even though he's never had tea! We're not sure where that came from. But look at that cheese!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


But I've played so much already, Daddy.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Little Dipper

Grant loves to dip things in ketchup. And he knows what foods are served with ketchup and will ask for ketchup as soon as he sees what is being served. It's really messy, but very cute.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Christmas Morning Pictures

Grant got a very exciting Christmas gift - a TRAIN TABLE!  Or as he likes to tell you all about it...  a "twain tayboo!"

He was so engrossed in it, that he didn't want to look at, or open, any other gifts.

We finally showed him the new grocery cart, and he really enjoyed that as well.

But after only a few minutes, it was back to the train table!

Saturday, January 5, 2013


REACH! is one of Grant's favorite words. Here he is, reaching for something on the counter while saying, "I can't reeeeeeeeach!"

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What are you looking at?

I'm just trying to go outside in the freezing cold to play. Yes, those are my PJs.  But I put on a hat.  And a jacket.  And shoes, ok, ok, sandals; it was all I could find. What else do you want?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reading In The Tub

Reading a book in a nice hot bath is one of *my* favorite ways to relax.  I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.