Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chomp'in Chunks

Grant has been eating more and more solid foods now. He is so independent-minded that he'd rather feed himself than be fed pureed baby food. This week he tried some chicken for the first time and loved it! He couldn't get enough of it! He's also been eating rice, noodles, avocado, banana, sweet potato, and lots of puffs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bathing Beauty

Yesterday Grant finally took a bath and enjoyed it! Every bath before this was spent screaming, but now that Grant can sit up he is having fun and splashing.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Achy, Breaky, Ears

It was bound to happen eventually, Grant has his first ear infection. I hate that we have to give him antibiotics. Hopefully he will be better soon and won't get many more.

In other news, Liam got to go bowling for the first time this week. On the 13th we went bowling with a bunch of kids from his Montessori school. I think he enjoyed it, but it was total chaos. There were too many people and too little organization. Grant faired alright, but he was sick from the ear infection and the noisy bowling alley was not a very good place for him. Sean and I were quite rusty at bowling - it's been too long!

Liam and Grant recently discovered that they can play with Liam's toy computer together. Grant likes to pound on the keyboard and make noise, while Liam uses the mouse to actually try to play the games. That's my little nerds!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Liam Goes Sledding

It's hard to believe that Liam has never been sledding down hill before now, but today was his first time. Sean and Liam tried to use my old and rather beat up metal sled, but it wouldn't go down the hill. So they bought a nice new sled and it turned out to be supper fast! On his first trip down the local hill, Liam went so fast that he ended up in a bramble bush. Thankfully he wasn't hurt and it did not deter his enthusiasm! He ended up sledding for hours.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Well after weeks of waiting, I finally got the news that I did not get the job. I'm quite bummed, because I think I would have been happy there. So it's back to the grind of applying for jobs and working my two part-time teaching gigs.

Earlier today I decided to go ahead and enroll Grant into daycare for four days a week, so that I have a little more time for myself and my own research. Hopefully the time will be productive for me. Grant seems to like it there and I know he will be well cared for. Meanwhile, he is still working hard on getting his first tooth.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Six-Month Monkey

It's totally amazing that six months have already passed since Grant's birth! He has grown so much! He started sitting uo all by himself around Christmas. Now he likes to sit and play on his mat and chew on various toys. I can see one of his upper teeth in pretty close to coming in and he's been somewhat cranky in the evenings.

Yesterday the family went to the pottery painting studio to make a handprint plate for Grant. We managed to get a pretty good handprint - not so easy to do with a baby. We also got his footprint on the back of the plate. His foot was so long that it nearly didn't fit! Liam behaved really well and sat still long enough to paint his own piece of art. He painted a dark blue elephant and daddy helped by adding eyes and nostrils. It looked very cute!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Not a bad start to the new year. I got to sleep in a bit. Liam and Grant were fairly congenial in the morning. Daddy took Liam to the doctor, while Grant napped - leaving me some rare quiet time alone. I decided to start knitting a project for Grant.

After daddy and Liam returned, we decided to go geocaching. This was the first time I've gone since before Grant was born. We did 11 caches in a special "winter" series. Most of these caches were easy to get to and fairly quick.

The sunshine came out for a while today too. I took pictures of all the things I have been sewing for my shop in the past few days. Liam was my model for some items. Later, Grant played happily on his mat, while I took down the Christmas tree. Now the boy's play area is restored and hopefully, I won't be tripping over legos and trains quite as much.

This evening was going great until Sean accidentally dumped my homemade pizza upside-down in the oven. We managed to salvage dinner, thanks to some leftover crackers and cheese from New Years eve. After dinner, I read books to the boys and Sean finished up the tin-can uke that he started yesterday. He wasn't happy with the sound though, so he may be back at it again tomorrow!