First Learning Tree had their end of the school year celebration. Grant''s class cake was the Armadillo cake and went for $150, which we shared. Grant''s teachers are Miss Ellie and Miss Ligia. The cow patty cake went for $200. Grant really likes it there at FLT.
Grant likes to quote Star Wars, saying, "The dark side clouds everything; hard to see, the future is."
He''s been heard saying things like: "Use the forest" and "It''s a froggy day".
He also informed us that he''s no longer a boy, he''s a MAN.
Out of the mouths of babes: After seeing me in my formal gown, Grant said, "Mama, you''re so cute! Now you can be a princess?" Called me "Miss Mom" just like how he addresses his teachers. Umbrellas are "rain flags".
I''m just jotting this all down so I can get it into his baby book.
One night I was tucking him into bed when he said that he wanted to "wock". No, no honey, it''s too late for Guitar Hero. Then I thought he meant he wanted to walk to our bedroom. I finally got it-that he wanted to rock in the glider.
At church today one boy noticed Grant was wearing "comfortable clothes" and told me he doesn''t wear comfortable clothes, he wears "handsome clothes."
Tickled me, especially since Grant decided to wear a yellow Croc with a red one.
We just returned from Grant''s second trip to Alaska. We saw several moose, and moose nuggets as well. We picked a lot of blueberries, and Grant climbed his first mountain. I caught a red salmon, and Jason caught a halibut. We hiked to a waterfall. At the imaginarium we petted a snake.
Grant and mama went to the Oysterfest parade and loaded up on candy. We saw lots of fire trucks and police cars. The next parade we go to, Grant will have ear protection-he did not appreciate the sound effects at all. After an hour (yes the parade was over an hour!!!) he was ready to go home.
Later that afternoon the three of us went to the midway and festival. He enjoyed the rides and even rode the "Dragon Rollercoaster" all by himself on Sunday. He had the look just short of terror, but didn''t cry. He still wanted to ride the (adult) rocket ride that spins around, going upside down.
Christmas Eve morning at church, Grant and Jason became Kings for the impromptu Nativity story. There was a slight delay due to a certain King''s need to heed the call of nature.
Grant had a wonderful Christmas-Santa brought him a Thomas ride on train which flabbergasted him. He probably just looked and studied the train for three minutes before finally realized what fun it would be to actually ride it!
We celebrated Grant''s third birthday with a train theme. Grant loved his train cake. He was so thrilled with his first gift, we could have gotten away with just that one-it was the Thomas the Train play shaving set from Jackson & Annie.
Grant is getting speech therapy once a week while he is at his babysitter''s house. He loves whales, tractors, and lions. Likes to see babies on his Baby Einstein DVDs, and also likes the Disney show, "Little Einsteins"
Grant does not like that mole! We can''t decipher what he''s calling it-either boo-boo or poo-poo. Everytime he gets into the bath he''s looking for it, and want it gone. He also says baby so cutely...sounds like beebee
Grant discovered the mole on his butt during his bath tonight. He kept spinning around trying to get a good look at it; he definitely did NOT want it there! He pointed at it to show Jason what was bothering him, but he didn''t dare touch it. He also has a flair for decorating-using crayons over at Grandma''s, he added a personal touch to the floor, walls, and tv.
Grant had his cavities filled. Jason said he was a trooper but that I get to take him to the dentist next time. Grant had a wonderful Christmas. Opening packages was our job, swimming in a sea of wrapping paper was Grant''s joy.
1st dentist appt. today...two cavities that''ll get repaired next week. Also saw the Dr. today-Grant''s next vaccination won''t be until he''s four! Not counting his upcoming flu booster and next year''s flu shot...Happy Birthday two-year old!
Grant went trick-or-treating to about five houses with Daddy. When Mommy got there all he wanted to do was go stomping through the grass in his E.R. Dr. costume. Trick-or-treating early allowed us to beat the storm that whipped through after sunset.
Grant is doing well; he likes to sit on Bosco, chase Bourre, jump up in bed and land on his bottom. He would eat Flintstones vitamins as cereal if he could. He has acquired a "stage laugh" for certain parts of his favorite movies. He will lay his head to the side when you say, "Go to sleep." He mumbles and jumbles but still has yet to "use his words."
Grant likes Monsters, Inc.; feeding the dogs; and red foods like tomatoes, strawberries, and watermelon. He doesn''t like chocolate (it would seem); eating three square nutritious meals a day; or sitting still (except for Monsters, Inc.)
Grant uttered his first sentence today, saying, "I want more." (of a drink) Second sentence came on the heels of the first with him asking for more bubbles. He also learned how to say Cracker with Miss Becca who was taking care of him.
Lookin'' good at his one-year check-up. Although his chronic cough may be due to asthma-he is to take meds through a nebulizer and oral steroids for five days, after which we''ll be heading back to the doctor for another look.
We had cake and ice cream to celebrate Grant''s turning one. The theme: a duck cake, lonestar tableware, and Groucho Marx headgear. Mom thought of the cake, while Dad was responsible for party gear. It was unique and it was fun...many thanks to all who showered Grant with love.
Grant is getting the hang of walking. He can even toddle around a bit by himself. He started daycare on Monday and says it''s for the birds. But they give him big boy food (he loves that!) and we are trying to ease him over to cow''s milk.
Dad, did you ever get a hold of "stay little" pills???
Oh yeah, I forgot to say that he said, "Ma-Ma" like he meant it after we reunited Thanksgiving day. Grant was keeping his Grandma, Aunts and Uncle busy while Jason and I "camped out" at the lease. It was good to "reconnect" and many thanks to the family for letting us do so!
Our sweetie likes to point. At lights, fans, pizza, people, his bottle, etc. Ask him where the light/fan is, and he''ll show you. He''s also learned how to put things back where he found them. Too bad they don''t stay there. Handles the sippy cups, now if we could just get him to HOLD them!!! Now has eight shiny teeth. Oh, and he waves Hi/Bye sometimes.
Grant has found out how to pull himself up to standing, using the crib rails, or even just by kneeling in his playpen and reaching up, up, up to the top bar.
Sorry about the lack of new photos. I need to unpack the computer cord for my camera.