Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Grant is eight months old!

Grant, you are eight months old today! Another month has flown by. You are growing and learning so much each day and we just love you to pieces!

Here's what you are up to at eight months old:
  • You are growing like a weed! You wear 9 month clothes and you are squeezing into your last few size 2 diapers. Size 3 really fit you much better but we hate to waste them!
  • You probably weigh 18-20 lbs. You are still a LONG boy!
  • You still only have two teeth. You seem to be working on a couple more but who knows when those will appear.
  • You aren't crawling on all fours yet but you can get all over the room with your army crawling! You are so close to real crawling.  
  • You LOVE playing with your toys. Your favorites are the light up laptop and your books. You also love anything that belongs to your brother and sister! 
  • You are a great little eater. You eat three meals of solid food - typically oatmeal and fruit in the morning, veggies and some meat at lunch and whatever for dinner. You really like carrots and you are getting so good at picking up your food and getting it in your mouth!
  • You still nurse at morning and night and have three bottles during the day while you are at school. 
  • When you hear someone coming in your room, your little head pops up to peek over the crib or you pull the bumper down to peek through the crib slats. you get so excited and start bouncing when you see us! 
  • When I'm nursing you, you've started rubbing your hand along my stomach.
  • You sleep around 11 hours most nights. 
  • You had your first bath in the big bathtub two nights ago. Reed was in the tub and I put you in just to get it done quickly. You LOVED it!
  • You still suck your fingers but mainly only when you are hungry and tired - just another sign you are growing up!
  • When working with you on picking up your food, I would say yay when you got one in your mouth. Eventually you started putting your hands up int he hair when I would say yay! It was precious!  
  • You are still the happiest baby on the block.

You are SUCH a joy, Grant! You bring all of us so much happiness and we love you so much! We have so much fun with you and have so many people cheering you on when you try to do something new. You are so lucky to have a brother and sister who love you so much. Remember that as you grow up and know you will always be able to count on them. We love you, GT!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Off and running in 2016!

Well, we've jumped feet first in 2016! After a quiet couple of days around the new year, it was back to school and work for everyone. We're back in the mode of waking up early (not that that ever stopped), getting out the door, homework, and the crazy busy schedule. 

On the first day of the year, I took a picture of the kids to compare to last year. Big changes in the older two!

One day last weekend, I was going to get Grant out of his bed and boy was I surprised when I glanced into Ava's room and found her holding Grant. She had gotten him out of his bed all by herself. I asked her to show me how she did it and then we talked about not doing it again for safety reasons! Grant didn't seem to hate it though!

That same day the kids came to get me while I was cleaning and told me to come look at Grant. He had fallen asleep playing!

Zach's mom got Grant this adorable outfit with a bow tie! He looks ADORABLE! I think we're going to have to find him a bow tie for Easter and my sister's wedding!!!

The big kids were so ready to go back to school after having two weeks off. They were ready to see their friends and ready to get back to being out of the house!!

Reed was SO excited to wear his new sunglasses in that day!

Last week was a little hard adjusting back to the school schedule. The time off is always nice but getting back to the routine is as well. It was a long week but we made it. Thankfully this time of year is a little slower. It will pick back up as we get closer to the end of the year.

And in other exciting news, Zach and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year. We are hoping to take a trip just the two of us this summer and are looking at somewhere in the Caribbean. I'd love to hear your suggestions on places you've been and loved! Doesn't this look heavenly??!?!

Okay, friends. Things might be a little slow around here as we don't have much going on but I'll write when I can and when I have something good to write about! :) I hope you all have a great week!

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