Thursday, October 23, 2014


Not blogging on a daily basis normally means one thing around here. Sickness. My sickness. 

Luckily it's nothing contagious but it's not so good. After several days of a racing heart followed by zero energy I headed to the doctor who informed me of my ridiculously low iron levels. FE levels. That's right, I know some stuff. 

Her exact words were "I have never actually seen it this low. I can't believe you haven't passed out just sitting here". Very comforting since I had to still drive myself and Grant home.

So I had a bunch of blood work done and she said I'll have to go into the hospital tomorrow for iron IVs, which I didn't even know was a thing.

So that's interesting. Along with the Braxton Hicks coming, which I never had with Grant, it's been fun.

Grant, however, loved the doctors office and was a perfect angel for once. Everything the doctors did to me he'd say "my turn!" And they were so nice and accommodating to his demands. Like making him a balloon with a face. Which was extremely sad when it popped at home later and he kept trying to blow it back up.

So catch up! And go:
Loving his hat, which is called his Daniel Tiger hat. The kid is getting so big, I have to buy things to fit him for once!

My mom got him this forever ago and he has been using it a lot lately, since I changed the batteries at his request and it works again... I've been so impressed because he has been tracing letters!

His favorite books lately are his baby lit ones. He brings the pile to me at least twice a day and I don't even need to read them to him anymore because he does it himself by memory. Not word for word obviously, but it's pretty impressive.

A face he was making after he fell asleep yesterday, had to capture it.

Today in the car I handed him a Caillou book and he goes "I wuv dis gook!" Then a little while later I here him go "what dis color? Red. What dis color? Blue. What dis color? Yellow."

Last night as we were going to bed he yelled at me "mama, listen to me! Goodnight. See you morning. I wuv you so much. I wuv you too much." 

Oh, funny memory. At the doctor when they went to check the baby's heartbeat, as soon as she put the doppler on my stomach, he kicked it off, 3 times in a row. Which made me laugh of course. Clearly she was invading his space. I remember Grant doing that near the end of my pregnancy with him. This baby is so much more active early on. He had hiccups tonight, which was the first time I've felt that with this one.

Monday, October 20, 2014

One guess who came over today

Amanda and Luca, as always.
They came allllll day and it was so nice.
I said it to her and I will say it now, Grant and Luca are just best friends. They are so happy together. I love seeing those two play and laugh, I can only imagine the feelings that will come when I see Grant and his little brother together.

I got some apples to make apple crisp or cobbler and I keep catching Grant pulling a chair over, stealing and apple, taking a bite and leaving it somewhere. Today Luca found one and together they devoured it, making that the first full apple eaten.

Luca heard me take the pictures and turned to pose, this is the best one I've ever gotten of him!

That little nugget is walking all over the place, he has no more fear! Walking toddlers are the best!

We went to the outlets to find him a birthday present, although we only ended up with a couple pairs of jeans for my growing child. 

Today's new phrases my child has spoken, which were both learned from Daniel Tiger:
"I'm so frustrated!"
"Be quiet..."

He is so good at telling people about things, which is practiced every evening when daddy gets home as he recited the activities of the day. Today's tale of the outlets, a new tiger winter hat and then eating and playing at Chick fil A went a little like this:
"A store, dadda! Daniel Tiger on there. Uh foooood, food a playground...big down the slide 'weeeeeeee'".

After family night he was coloring a picture for us and stopped to announce what it was. "I make Nana's car. I make Aca too. I make airplane" as he points to his scribbles.

Today he actually said "ooca" a lot, which is one step closer to Luca! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Well this was cute to me, just chilling behind the couch watching DMe2, his top pick recently if we are upstairs.

If we are down stairs and he gets TV time he has picked Daniel Tiger every time recently. I really love that show, I could easily sit and watch it myself. Grant keeps picking up on so many little things, each episode seems to be able feelings and he learns so much and repeats things throughout the day.

This morning we made crepes for breakfast and Grant obviously needed to help. There were about 3 times that I was getting something he was in the way of and he would say "scuse me." It was definitely my place to say excuse me, not his. So sweet. And a good reminder for me. After I poured the first batch in, I realized it was too thin and I had forgotten flour, which I said out loud. Grant replied with "oh sorry, I didn't mean to." I may have kissed him 20 times.

Then he told me to "do picture", which is a new phrase for him the last couple days. He used to say "take picture".

His diaper wasn't full, I don't know why it looks like that...

We got ready for church, took a 21 week baby bump selfie...

Then I compared it to 21 weeks with Grant. It seems I carry higher with this one but other than the fact that I'm much heavier there isn't a huge difference. And I have long hair, which I had just chopped pregnant with Grant. I will not be making that mistake again!

Some friends behind us in sacrament let Grant play with this magnetic toy that is awesome I need to purchase. That thing entertained Grant until the meeting was over.

His feet were so cute there, turned in like that.

Matt and I subbed in the nursery just for the very last hour, which was fine since Grant really needed to go and still refuses. So at least he was there the last hour. And at least he naps during the 2nd hour in our laps so whatever.

PS yesterday was the cutest, Gloves being a "big helper", a phrase he learned from Daniel Tiger.

Friday, October 17, 2014


People just don't know about the Planetarium. 1. It's free. Completely free. 2. Their gift shop has a secret clearance section up a random set of stairs. 

Amanda found this growth chart for me there, half off! I've been wanting one for awhile and voila!

As luck would have it, they also had magnetic alohabet pieces for 75% off, I paid about a dollar for these and I've been searching for some for over a year. 

Everything not Russian

We obviously spent the day with Amanda and a walking toddler name Luca since we were going to the Russian stores in Salt Lake City. 

The day started with story time at the library, which was pretty funny since Grant was scared of the story telling witch for a bit.

When the boys got restless we played a bit and colored some ghosts.

Then we headed to the planetarium for a quick stop at their clearance gift shop for an outer space growth chart! 

Because I was so mean and left quickly, Grant was so upset so after the Russian shops we went to the infamous dinosaur playground. Big hit, as usual.

The place was PACKED!!! I spy Grant:

We grabbed some lunch and headed back to Amanda's just in time to leave to get daddy.

When we got in the car I hear Grant say "mama, sun go away! Do picture!" And turned to see this, his usual comfy position with his arms up.

Turns out daddy was going to be another hour so we went to find a costume for Grant without him. This was Grant, fast asleep but still in his comfy favorite position when we got to American Fork.

We went through the whole store, which is probably our 5th time trying to pick a costume. We ended up pickin 4, sending daddy a picture to let him choose. A minion, Thomas the Train, Buzz Lightyear, and a dinosaur. We pulled them all out and tried them on, Buzz wasn't even a full costume so that was out. Grant refused to try on Thoman and he loved the minion one but it was super lame, not even cute. Luckily that was when he saw the dinosaur head and got so excited about it, put it on and looked in the mirror going "chomp chomp!!" So we had a winner, which worked out perfectly because once I looked at my phone it was Matt's first choice. 

So we bought the costume and a glow in the dark bucket along with a fabulous mustache binkie for the new baby.

When we got to daddy's work I had Grant put his costume on to show daddy when he came out. It was a total success because Grant was laughing so hard, bouncing around in that thing. Oh man,  glad I let him pick so it wasn't a fight. That could have been scary. I don't even care about sharing these pictures because we all know I'll take a million more on Halloween anyway.

Cutest dinosaur ever.

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