Friday, January 29, 2010

We might be in for it....

Ok, Grant is a total movie watcher and knows what movie he wants to watch. This morning while in the middle of watching PBS he decided he wanted to watch "Balloons". It has been a few days since he has watched it, so I wasn't completely sick of it yet.

As I was eating breakfast sitting next to Grant watching balloons he started quoting the movie. Yes, at the right time and at the right places. Once he would quote it he would like at me with a big smile on his face.

I continued my morning getting ready while in the other room I could hear Grant continue to quote the movie.
What kind of parents are we that our 2 year old can quote movies? He is 2 and can barely talk but he know exactly what is coming next in the movie. It looks like we need to watch ABC's more.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

How old are you? TWO

Today was Grant's birthday. I can't believe that it has been 2 years since Grant came to live with us. Time has flown by. Grant is such a joy to have around and Mike and I want to eat him up most days.

Here are a couple of things I love about Grant:
1. He likes me to kiss his arms. It all started because he had these chubby little arms and I would kiss them all the time. He now holds them up for me to kiss and I usually have to kiss both arms before I am done.

2. His new thing right now when he wakes up in the morning is to sit in his bed and yell "Mommy and Daddy" until we go get him. And most of the yelling is at the top of his lungs. He doesn't care that he can climb out of his bed by himself for some reason he wants us to come and get him.

Birthday Celebration

We just had a couple of family members over to celebrate. Grant didn't really care that it was his birthday. However, he did start to get excited once the presents and cake were pulled out.
Grant got another train and lots of cars. He carried Lighting McQueen around all night. I think it was his favorite car. He really did care about the other 15 cars he got.
(Cars seem to disappear at our house it must eat them or Grant must eat them.)

Grant getting ready to blow out his candles. He tried really hard but still needed help from Grandma Kellis.

This is the cake Grant couldn't keep away from once I put it on the table. Most of the pictures I took had a little arm or finger in the cake. He just could resist.

He finally discovered the chocolate rocks. Yes, they were his favorite. I wouldn't let him eat them and then once he saw Grandpa take them Grant started to grab them by the handfuls. At that point he didn't care about his presents because he had rocks to eat.

Oh so excited for the train cake.
(PS I didn't edit ANY of the pictures - so sorry if they are bad.)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cooking Rut....Anybody Else

Ok, since I got pregnant I have been in a MAJOR cooking rut. I can't seem to get out of it.

The Problem

Here is how it starts (I think these steps might apply to everybody - just take out the pregnant part)
Step 1: Get pregnant and now you don't feel like cooking

Step 2: Rely on your husband to feed the family for dinner. Dinners for weeks were frozen meals that you buy in the freezer section. Not the expensive ones the cheap ones. I don't think I can stomach anymore of them.

Step 3: Start to feel better but just don't know what to cook

Step 4: Have loads and loads of cookbooks sitting on your shelf but dread the thought of looking through them because you already have a 100 times.

Step 5: Realize you have a problem when you stop at Taco Bell on the way home because the idea of making dinner makes you cringe. Even though in the morning you pulled out chicken to thaw. (I must have had something in mind when I pulled out the chicken.)

The Road to Recovery

I don't think I need a 12 step program to help me fix the problem but maybe the following steps will help:

Recovery Step 1: Admit I have a problem (Check: got it covered with the post)

Recovery Step 2: Apologize to anybody that has eaten at my house in the last few months (Check: I think I apologize to Mike daily. Grant doesn't really care he will pretty much eat anything.)

Recovery Step 3: Seek Help
I can't seem to do this one alone so please post some recipes in the comments. Of course simple recipes because who has time to slave away in the kitchen we see where that led Martha Stewart.

Recovery Step 4: Cook my little heart out
Tonight I think I might use the chicken I didn't use last night. Hey, at least it is a start.

(So please begin posting your recipes now.....)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Tis the Season....for Joy

It all started Christmas morning looking like this.......

It looks like Santa came and brought us goodies and toys

(Santa doesn't wrap presents at our house)
We ended with a happy boy that got lots of cars and he even got his very own train.

As you can see Grant loved his train. As he was driving his train around the living room he just all the sudden had an Elf moment and yelled "TRAIN".
(If you have seen the movie Elf then you know what we are talking about.)

I even surprised Mike with an air soft gun. I told him that he couldn't shoot in the house or he couldn't shoot Grant but everything else was game.

All in all we had a great Christmas morning and day. I couldn't ask for anything more than a happy happy family.

(I can't say healthy because Grant was running a fever Christmas Eve and Christmas day. But of course you can't even tell at all.)


Just before Christmas we took a trip to Disneyland with my sister and her family. My sister in law Lisa was also there, so Grant got to hang out with lots of cousins. We played one day in the park with Lisa and Conlin. When we got home from Disneyland Grant kept asking about Conlin.

Grant has so many cousins that love him to dealth. They just couldn't keep away from. I had to tell them move away from the stoller when we were in busy crowds because they wouldn't watch where they were going. They just wanted to entertain and talk to Grant.

On our way home Grant was so exhausted. We got in the car and he entertained himself for almost 2 hours. No toys, no movies, and no parents to entertain him. I think he was glad not to have 5 cousins in his face! Don't get me wrong he does love them and has a huge smile on his face when they entertain him.

Mike spent most of his days at the "big" ride with the bigger kids. The girls (Sherilyn, Karidy, and I) and Grant spent our days on the kids rides and going to shows. We did have a lot of fun and it was a great trip.

Of course we couldn't miss "Lighting McQueen"

Grant and his usual look these days.

We got to get a picture with Mickey and Mini

Grant playing with Uncle Brent

Trying on Mickey ears with mom.