Monday, June 27, 2011

11 Months Old!!!!

Dear Grayson,

     You are 11 months old!!  This past month you have seemed so BIG!  You crawl so fast in circles around the living room.  The past week you have started to pull away from the couch and stand on your own!!  I think we are in the beginning stages of walking!

You LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat.  Anything we put in front of you, you gobble down.  You are going to eat us out of house and home soon and I am quit scared for the teenage years. You stayed in a hotel for the first time this month and did great!  You have started calling us by name (Mama and Dada) and it is adorable.  You still jibber jabber but not really saying many words.  This month we celebrated Father's Day at an aquarium and you slept through half of it.

This month you met your future wife Maggie.  (Is it wrong to betroth at birth?)  You are going to have to learn to share with her.  Every time she played with your toys you would go over and grab them from her.  You are definitely a wild man! I knew it before but Aunt Audra confirmed the theory while we were visiting her.

Here is what you have been up to this month.

  • You wear a size 4 diaper
  • You wear a size 12 month in clothing
  • You still only have 2 teeth
  • You wear a size 5 shoe
  • You have a terrible temper!  I hope this does not continue until you are 3! 

Daddy and I have been planning a big birthday party for you, next month!  We can not wait for you to be ONE YEAR OLD!!!!  

It amazes me everyday that you have only been in my life for 11 months, it feels like you have always been a part of our family.


Saturday, June 11, 2011


Yesterday Grayson got to try out his new baby pool!  He was so cute- I am sure he was thinking the whole time "Why am I taking a bath outside now?" HA!   He kept trying to get out so the whole thing lasted 10 minutes.  I am hoping to take him to a local water park soon.  Artie and I LOVE to swim, I hope he does too!

Doesn't he look cute in his little hat? 

I am working hard on getting everything together for his first birthday!  I have the cake ordered, invitations made, and have started on several other things. July is a crazy month and I want to be PREPARED!  Plus- I don't want to spend his birthday week stressed out about it.  That is a time to celebrate!  Let's hope I can keep on the ball-I am so excited to show you everything!!  

I hope you have a great weekend!  I am off to rehearsal....oh guess what?!?  Audra is back in the country for a visit and I get to see her next weekend!!  Best of all- I GET TO SQUISH MAGGIE!!!!   WAHHOOOO!!!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

10 Months Old!

         You are 10 months old!  I can hardly believe that in in 2 months you will be a year old.  Telling you to slow down is NOT working.  So I suppose I better just embrace the fact that you will be 15 soon.  This month you have been wild!  You can crawl so very fast and do a million laps around the living room everyday.  You are a MESS!

This month you attended your first graduation and lost a pet.

You have a wonderful imagination which Mommy is so thankful for.  You can sit for an hour playing and talking to yourself.  It is adorable.

You can clap!  I will say "YAY!" and you start clapping.

You love to eat!  You will even do a little dance while you do.  I sing the "Yummy To My Tummy" song and you just dance away.

You have kinda learned what it means to give kisses.  One out of 10 times you will actually do it, the rest of the time you just head butt me!

You think it is so fun to ride on your Daddy's shoulders around the house.

Your theme song should be "Don't Bite Your Friends" from Yo Gabba Gabba.  You bite everyone..including the dog.  I walked in the living room the other day and caught you chewing one the dog's food!  WHAT IN THE WORLD!??!!

You want to feed yourself and will refuse to eat unless we give you the spoon.  Of course your motor skills are not ready for this and the food ends up everywhere!

Here is what you have been up too!
  • You wear a size 4 diaper
  • You wear 12 month clothes
  • You have 2 teeth
  • You wear a size 5 shoe (cute chubby feet!)
  • You are a great eater 
  • You say a lot of things but mostly just jibberish.  We can pick out Mama and Dada (still your favorite word)  In fact- the cutest thing in the world is when you say "tickum"  I think you are trying to say tickle...but I'm not sure.  
The pictures that follow are my attempts at your 10 month pictures.  It took 3 tantrums and 4 days to get one!


I took away a hanger you were chewing on                                                                                           

This picture is so pitiful!

2 seconds later....all better

I had to finally bribe him with puffs! 

You are growing up before my eyes.  I love the little person you are becoming, it makes me proud to be your Mom.  Lots of preparations are going on for your big birthday bash little boy!  I can't wait!! 


Wordless Wednesday


Ten month birthday and my birthday posts are forthcoming!