When you have several puzzles, it is often hard to choose just the right one. When I snapped this picture, you were looking for the hippo. Unfortunately, the hippo was left on top of my car on one of our trips to Gran’s house during the move. He is on a great adventure somewhere.


Little Things

I’ve mentioned your love of books before. Even though we have memorized many of the books around the house (seriously, we recited The Napping House by Audrey Wood the other night when you were having trouble going back to sleep), it makes me smile to see you grab a book and flip through the pages. You’ve got tountitled-1-2 appreciate the little things.

Playin’ with the Big Kids

You had a great time playing with the big kids at Landon’s birthday party. Mostly, you chased Hannah around hoping that she would stop for a minute to pay attention to you. Unfortunately, she was pretty fast and you couldn’t keep up.

Then, you discovered the vending machines. It was fun turning the knobs even if you didn’t get anything to come out. The party was ended with cake and ice cream, which you shared with your mom and dad. Such a sweet boy! And yes, that is a Flux Capacitor t-shirt. Long live the 80s.





Stick a Fork in It

Who would have thought that learning to use utensils would be so tough? It’s hard to imagine what people did before there were mini-forks and spoons. I don’t even want to think about chopsticks!

I love how wide you open your mouth right now for a tiny bite. We can’t even pretend to help out with this process because “Gray dude it!” is the first thing out of your mouth when anyone else grabs the fork. Independence is important…so stick with it, little one.



The Fourth

We’re back! The last two weeks have been taken over by packing and moving. We sold our house and didn’t have a new one to move in to…so we are currently shacked up with my mom (hi, mom!). I am very grateful to have a mom who is willing to let us invade her house with a screaming toddler and all his toys, a husband with a garage full of tools, and a daughter with high anxiety and a tendency to rearrange other people’s furniture when they’re out of town because it is out of balance. Let’s hope she doesn’t kick us out before we find somewhere else to live.

We have gotten to do a few fun things over the last two weeks – including watching fireworks. I was sure that Grayson would be scared, but he didn’t mind the show. His cousin, however, had a different opinion about fireworks. He was much happier inside with the dog and his mommy.









First Cut

You got your first haircut over the weekend. For the most part, it was fun. You got to sit in a police car, watch cartoons, and play with a singing duck! The only scary part was when she had to clean up the edges. Thank goodness that part didn’t last very long. You do look very handsome with your new ‘do.



Reading on the Pot

Yep. You like your dad to read you books while you sit on the potty. We’ve been doing this for about a week now and tonight was the first night that you actually peed in the potty! Of course, it was by accident…but we still cheered like you had just finished first in the Olympic 400 meter dash. Gotta celebrate the small things because the small things are REALLY big when you’re a toddler and doing everything for the first time.

I’m sure you’ll really appreciate this post when you’re fifteen and your friends find this in the archives.



“More crackers.”

You have recently fallen in love with crackers and p (translation-crackers and peanut butter). Plain crackers are not acceptable these days. I wonder how you would feel about peanut butter on celery. We might give that a try next week.

When you had finished at least 10 crackers today, you wanted more. Unfortunately, they were all gone.