Monday, November 30, 2009

Giving Thanks

Last week we spent the week in Utah. (Sorry we missed seeing a lot of friends and family while we were there, but time just got away from us.) It was great to spend time with family. We spent a couple of days at my dad's house in a huge mess. My dad had just had a pipe break in his basement a couple of days before we got there so the whole basement was a disaster. However, we made the best of the situation and Grant got to know Grand-dad a little better. Saturday night after we got there my sister came down with her kids and they had Grant running until 10:00 pm. He was just going going going. What more could he ask for than attention from 4 cousins that can't leave him alone.

We spent the rest of the week at my mom's house where Grant actually got to catch up on his sleep. Grant sleeps in a pack'n'play in the walk in closet. It is away from the action at my mom's house so he slept through all the noise of the kids and everything else.

I spent most of the week running errands and shopping with my mom and my sisters. Of course we did end up shopping on "Black Friday" which is CRAZY and it might be another few years before I do it again. Grant spent most of the week playing with his cousins and taking 3-4 hour naps during the day. Mike was a trooper and spent his days working, watching Grant, or following me around with my family. Mike also spent some time at his brother's house.

It is great to see family but we always miss them when it is time to come home. Grant was ready to come home. We walked into our house on Sunday night and he just kept saying "back, back".

(Sorry I have some pictures but don't have my cord with me right now!)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cart Surfing

I think Grant and Mike may have created a new sport. Next time you run into Mike at the store he may just ask you to compete in the Cart Surfing war so start prepping your kids. If you haven't had your chance to see these two in action please feast your eyes on the video.

I know you are all wondering how this even got started; well it all begins when your son gets to stay home with his dad everyday and there is no mom around to give guidance. It actually started at WalMart (yes, I know). Grant decided that he wanted to push the cart. Mike got frustrated because they were going to slow and so attempted to push the cart faster. Grant eventually slipped and fell and kept hanging on smiling the whole way as Mike drug him through the store. Grant now loves it and can't wait to push the cart. However, he really doesn't push the cart anymore; he just plops right down on the floor waiting for the surfing to begin. Grant even tries to do it behind his stroller on our carpet at home.

I guess boys will be boys.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Grant's New Shirt

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

AARRGG, a pirate's life for me.....

Halloween week was quite eventful between Trunk or Treat and actually taking Grant out Trick or Treating.

Thursday night we had Trunk or Treat. Our ward set up in the cultural hall and had a bunch of carnival booths that each organization was in charge of. Of course the Elders were in charge of a fish pond. Mike decided it was a good idea to give out actual fish. Thankfully we didn't end up with any of them. Grant however, couldn't stay out of "his" swimming pool. So I had to find other activities to distract him from Mike like eating lots and lots of cotton candy.

On Saturday we took Grant out trick or treating early evening and went to about 8 house (that was plenty). Grant was getting the hang of it by the end. I think his favorite part was ringing the doorbell and being able to grab his own candy (and no this could would take handfuls).

Trying to get me.

Don't worry it is a fake.