Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Grant's First Tooth!

We have suffered long and hard through Grant's teething and FINALLY one has arrived! Grant has had a hard time sleeping at night, has been cranky in the evenings lately, and chewing on everything like nobodies business. This afternoon, when I peeked in his mouth I could finally see his bottom left tooth poking out. Hooray!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Happy Birthday!

Well, I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny, I made a bunch of money selling baby gear and clothes at a mom2mom sale, my mom came up to spend the weekend with us, Liam and Grant were both angels when we went out for a late lunch/early dinner.

The past week was also eventful. Grant started crawling! He's still working it all out, but he can push up on his arms really well. He managed to crawl across the length of the rug in the living room to get to his favorite toy - his stacking cups.

Liam is learning to share with his brother, now that Grant is interested in his toys and can get to them. Sometimes Liam is willing to share, but doesn't know how to play. Other times, he is reluctant to share or even takes Grant's toys. It is a work in progress...But the other night I was happy to have them both on my lap and they played together well after I gave Liam a suggestion on how to share. Liam had a mini slinky that he would let Grant pull on. Grant thought it was funny. They both took turns pulling on it and laughing. The next morning, Liam and Grant played again. I hope they can have many more fun games like that together. :)

Before all the snow melted with the little warm-spell, Liam and I managed to get outside and make a snowman last weekend. Liam did a good job helping me pack the snow. Our snowman was taller than Liam when we were finished. We added a carrot nose and brusselsprouts for eyes!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So little time... is so, so busy that I hardly have the time to write here like I want to.

Liam has learned so much in the past few months. Today he surprised me. I was trying to work on the computer and was not the most attentive. He decided to dress up in a silly outfit from random stuff in his dress-up basket. Then he came over and said, "what am I wearing that starts with a B?" He had on a pair of cowboy boots. Then I asked him if he was wearing anything with the letter G, and he knew it was "glasses". I quizzed him on a bunch of other silly accessories until we ran out and he had to go change his outfit. I had no idea he had such a grasp of letters, their sounds, and words they spelled. I was quite impressed.

Grant has been eating more and more solid foods. He sometimes gets annoyed when we feed him pureed food, as he wants to feed himself now. So I've been trying to thing of new and interesting finger foods for him. The new food this week was whole wheat spiral pastas cut into little bits. He hasn't started crawling, but he manages to get around. He must scooch when I'm not looking or something, because he's constantly getting into his brothers toys. Lately, he has started crying when I leave him at daycare. He has figured out that mama leaves and he is not happy about it. It is soooo very hard to leave him when he's crying - babies sure know how to manipulate their mamas. On plus side, he constantly delights everyone with his non-stop smile everywhere we go. I really hope that he never looses it!