Saturday, May 29, 2010

BIG boy!

Grayson is now weighing in at a whopping 17 pounds at three months! Our pediatrician was very happy to see how healthy and chubby our little guy is. Apparently, 17 pounds is the average weight of a 6 month old baby, not three month! He's not all chunk though, he's pretty long too :)

Other exciting news- Grayson rolled over for the first time! He has yet to pull off a repeat performance but gets very close to a full roll-over every time he is on his tummy. If he gets his head going in one direction the rest of his body follows, like it or not! We've been trying to get it on video but he seems to be a bit camera shy :)

There's not too much going on around here these days. Matt is on a short camping trip with Amanda and Torun and when he gets back we'll be gearing up for our trip out to Oklahoma! I'm both excited and nervous for Grayson's first plane ride. He's such an easy baby that I'm sure he will do very well!

Here are a few pictures from the past week or two...

Doing his best Santa impersonation


Late morning nap with dad :)


Happy in his Bumbo seat!



Monday, May 17, 2010

Road Trippin'

We're finally home! The past week and a half has been full of sunshine, swimming, friends, fun and quite a few hours in the car! Last Sunday (Mother's Day :) ) we drove down to Palm Springs with my mom. We spent a few days there enjoying the warm sun and some quality time a the pool. We were lucky with the weather- it was in the upper 70's to mid 80's while we were there. Grayson, as usual, loved the pool. He's showing himself to be a true Pisces and loves being in the water, whether it's the bath or the pool.

Swimming with Dad and Mimi.

Cruisin' the pool with Mimi.


Enjoying the water with Dad. Matt had to borrow my mom's hat to keep the sun off of Grayson. I'm sure it's a look he never thought he'd sport at the pool :)

Passed out after all that swimming!

We came home from Palm Springs on Thursday and Friday we got back in the car and headed up to Healdsburg (wine country) with Sarah and Taylor to see Jackopierce. Jackopierce is a band that Matt and I both love and listened to A LOT of in college. We got an email when I was a few months pregnant about this small concert at the C. Donatello winery and decided that we just had to go and we'd figure out logistics when the time got closer. Sarah and Taylor babysat while Matt and I had a nice 'date night' at the concert. We're so lucky to have so many great friends, like Sarah and Taylor, who love Grayson and jump at the chance to watch him for a few hours.

Looking like such a big boy sitting up on the couch!

Taylor trying out the tire swing

Sarah noticed this funny picture. He has so much hair it's all you can see when he's in his bed!

C. Donatello winery- concert venue.

Grapes as far as you can see!

Our bottle of wine for dinner and our Jackopierce bottle!




On our way home from Healdsburg we stopped in Davis to look at a rental house. It's a nice little house close to campus and downtown Davis. I had never been to Davis so it was nice to see the town. It's definitely going to be a bit of a change living in a college town after being in Carmel for two years but it should be fun! It's nice to have found a house and see our plans for the next few years of our lives start to fall into place.

That's all for now. We've enjoyed our time on the road but it's nice to be home! Now we're looking forward to our trip out to Oklahoma and Denver in a few weeks!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday Morning



I love sitting around in the morning and watching Grayson make new little discoveries. The other day he found his hands and couldn't stop looking at them. He had this look on his face that said 'Are these really mine? Why didn't anyone tell me I had these things?'. He's always been pretty good at finding his thumb- he had it in his mouth within an hour of being born- but now he is figuring out that he can soothe himself by sucking on it when he's upset or tired. He's fallen asleep sucking his thumb the past two nights, which, I've got to say is a welcome relief- no more putting the pacifier back in over and over! He loves to suck on something but was really bad at keeping the pacifier in which leads me to believe he just didn't like it.
He's started kicking both of his legs at the same time when he is under his farm animals, which apparently is a little developmental milestone. He is coo'ing and oooh'ing a LOT! I think we'll have a little talker on our hands when he gets a bit older. Even the pediatrician commented on how much he was 'talking'. Apparently he has a lot to say! He is smiling and giggling up a storm which just makes our day every time we see it! Sometimes he's not sure if he wants to fuss, cry or smile... he'll let out a little yell them break into a smile and laugh.

Here are a few pictures from the past few days...

We had some friends over for a post-marathon party. Here is Grayson with Jamie!


Funny picture with Dad.


Trying on Dad's shades


Here are some pictures of Grayson playing with his farm animals this morning.

Kicking away!



Bacon... yes, we named his pig Bacon.



Pooped out after all his playing!