Saturday, February 27, 2010

Photo Blocks

Grady got these photo blocks for Christmas and I've just now gotten around to getting the photos to put in them. They are GREAT! I've told several people about them and wanted to post a picture to show you... I ordered them online from "One Step Ahead." Of course right now, he just likes playing with the blocks, throwing them, chewing on them, etc. He likes faces and the block with his own face is his favorite to look at! ha! We're hoping this will help to learn names later on down the road!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Let It Snow!

Grady's first snow was a GREAT one! It has been a LOOONG time since we've gotten a snow like this one! Poor Josh had to go to work and so he missed the fun. Thanks to Aunt Sue for coming over to help me take pictures of the little man in his first snow and build a snowman! We had so much fun!
Dad, today brought back LOTS of memories of three little stair-step girls building a family of snowmen in the front yard! And Mom, Susan and I couldn't help but share a laugh about the "garbage bag galoshes"... HA! We started to put some on Grady just to take a picture and laugh about it, but we figured the garbage bags were too big for his little feet! DEFINITELY will have to do that next time it snows! That's one thing Grady will have to experience for sure!
In all the fun (and COLDNESS!!!), I couldn't BELIEVE the little booger actually fell asleep! Susan and I took turns building the snowman and holding Grady. While Susan was working on Frosty, she looked over at me and told me Grady had fallen asleep! It took a while to wake him up...Guess being all bundled up made him feel cozy enough for a nap...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

He's Got Mail!

Grady got his first Valentine in the mail today! It was from Aunt Jenny. He loves getting mail...he wants to "read" his cards all by himself... well, he wants to "read it" for 2 seconds and then he wants to "taste it"...ha! Thanks, Aunt Jen! We sure do miss you! Can't wait to see you in March! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure...

Here are a couple of videos for your entertainment....

Now showing... Grady's attempt at crawling (yes, it is still a faint attempt, but we're so proud! ha!) I'm still thinking he may be one of those kids who just forgoes crawling...
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Now showing...
A clip that I just HAD to take of Grady and Josh during the Super Bowl. I'm not sure if Grady was entertaining Josh or vice versa...
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Eight Months Old!

Grady is eight months old today! He is growing up right before our eyes it seems... I wanted him to grow up fast when he was 8 WEEKS old, but now, I'm kind of ready for him to slow down a bit! He is at such a fun age. He is such a little grinner and hearing him laugh is the sweetest sound ever! He has really turned out to be such a happy little boy and Josh and I thank God every day for this precious gift we've been given!
He still LOVES the jumperoo! He's gotten so tall that we have had to raise it up to the next level. I remember when he seemed to disappear when we first put him into this thing. Now, he is able to reach up (not even getting on his tip-toes) and grab the little bird and banana that hang from the leaves. He's ALL boy! He's almost broken the leaf that is attached to the bird because he yanks on it so hard! ha!
And Josh is working on teaching him to shoot hoops already! If he is going to be the next "Beast" to feed at MSU, we've got to get busy practicing! ha! (Of course, I am secretly working on hitting the baseball when Josh isn't looking!!!)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Big Boy CarSeat

Grady was getting WAY too heavy and also too long for his little infant carrier car seat, so we knew it was time to go ahead and graduate him to the bigger one. My dad told me about these GREAT carseats that Farm Bureau sells to their clients and they are only $25.00! So we ordered two! I was so excited about that purchase! So If you are a Farm Bureau member and need a car seat, look into it. They are great seats and will save you tons of money!
Anyway, we installed the new seats and the little man loves them. He's been using his new "Big Boy CarSeats" for several weeks now. Here's some pictures of his first ride in them.

Advice from people who've been there recently....... WHEN did you turn the car seat around to face forward? Someone told me that it was 20 pounds or 1 year old. Well, I know we're only at 8 months, but he is SOOOO 20 pounds... probably over that....ha! Any suggestions? Feel free to give them!