Sunday, November 23, 2008

Date with Nemos

Somebody likes sushi...  Will, Katie, Grayson and I went to the mall to do some shopping. When we got done we decided to get dinner somewhere and that somewhere was a sushi place.  I was a little hesitant since Grayson was coming with us.  We ended up telling him we were going to go eat Nemos.  He thought this was great.  Apparently some dots havent been connected yet.  So we ordered him some chicken and we got the sushi.  He LOVES sushi, or maybe its the idea of eating Nemos.  I dont know.  He hardly touched the chicken.

Halloween and Tractors

Here are a few pictures from about the past month.  
Grayson dressed up as a bat for halloween.  It took a little effort to get him into the costume. Talk about playing mind games.  Grandma Donna had to put it on her head and dance around the house trying to "fly away."
It worked.  

We also carved pumpkins this year.  Of course Grayson had to help.  Once I had the top opened up and ready to be emptied he wasn't so sure.  It didn't seem quite right to be sticking his hands in that pumpkin.  After he saw me pulling the guts out a couple of times he wanted to do it and nobody else.

Grayson got to ride on a tractor about a week before Halloween.  He loved it.   A guy my family has known for many years took him out with his crew for a bit one day.  

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Napping Location

I have a lot more to update on but its late and I just really wanted to post this.  This picture was taken in our kitchen today.  You can see the legs of our table and chairs in the picture.  All his idea.  He had originally wanted his 10-15 stuffed animals that are usually on his bed out on the floor with him.   At the time he brought them out I thought he really wasnt serious.  Like all two year olds they think they want something but really its the opposite.  Once he laid down it was maybe five minutes at the most and he was out. I am really surprised he wanted to sleep there.  He has always slept in his bed.  Whatever it was really cute.  When he woke up he had forgotten where he was and why he was there. There were tears.  I will try and update sometime this week.  I have more pictures to post since I last wrote anything.  

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Picking out Pumpkins

So this weekend we all went to Wallaces to pick out pumpkins to carve.  Grayson had a lot of fun there picking out a pumpkin.  I am sure when it gets to be later in the week he will think his is actually mine.  We also went to church today and they had trick or treating.  He was a little leary of all the scary costumes but I think he had fun.  

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Home Alone

Grayson and I are holding down the fort at my parents house this week.  We haven't killed each other yet.  All of the pets are still alive too.  Hopefully it stays that way.  Grayson has been a chatter box this week.  Diane said he has been talking a lot over there too.  He got a cold towards the end of the week though.  It makes nights kinda long.  He wakes up a lot since his nose is stuffed up.  I was putting him to bed tonight and Stella started barking just about the time he was really trying to go to sleep.  I said the dog's name, and she kept on barking.  All of a sudden Grayson goes "Stella shut up!!!"  I wonder where he got that from...  

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just an average middle of the week day, except Aunt Katie came back to Eldridge a day early.  It was my mom's birthday today so Katie decided to hang out with her today.  That also meant that Katie got to hang out with Grayson a little bit too.  She came over to our apartment tonight and Grayson got to show her lots of things like his bed and his little hiding space underneath it. He is a master at climbing in and closing the door without pinching his fingers.   He got a little crazy and nutty while she was here.  I thought he would never fall asleep tonight.  He is really into giving hugs and kisses before he falls asleep now too.  I had given him a kiss the other night and left the room. He called out for me a few minutes later and so I went back in and I was like what now??? and he goes KISS!!!! He still had to give me a kiss.  Grayson's other new thing is being a back seat driver.  I think every time we are going anywhere especially if I am parking or backing out anywhere he says "watch out mommy."  Sometimes he is screaming it like that one time in rush hour traffic.  I was merging onto I-80 off of the 61 exit.... I almost peed my pants.  

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I know bad parenting but its a bad ass picture.  He survived with no bruises or broken bones. All boy.

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We have slowly been working on using the potty.  So far no action in the big potty but we like to hang out there sometimes.  Unfortunately he has flushed a few wash clothes down the toilet too.  He just flushed wash cloth #2 this morning.  I was in another room and I heard the toilet flush and he came in to let me know that he had flushed a wash cloth for me.  Thanks...

This is basically how our whole weekend is going. Rainy and wet.  We have been bumming around the apartment.  I have been cleaning the apartment and Grayson has been helping by demolishing whatever wherever I have been. 
Yesterday was the Iowa, Iowa State football game. Grayson thought he wanted to watch it but about 3 minutes into the game he decided he wanted to watch one of his DVDs instead.  We ended up going to Target so I could get my Starbucks and Grayson could get his Thomas the Train movie.  When we got home I was surprised to learn that he has no interest in the movie... Just the idea of the movie I guess.  I am hoping this is just one of his stubborn moments.  Knowing him, he will end up loving the movie in like 2 days.  
Lately Grayson has really been interested in playing catch.   I will be going to t-ball games sooner than I think.  He has a pretty good arm.  He is pretty impressed with himself especially when he catches one.  It's all about the hand - eye coordination...