Grayson’s 12 Month Update

My sweet Grayson is 1 years old!!!

THE STATS:

Weight:  26lbs
Height: 30.75 in
Head Size: 18 5/8
Clothes:  Mostly 18-24 months
Diapers: size 5

Grayson’s first year has literally flown by.  He is such a sweet and beautiful little baby boy. He loves to smile and make all kinds of noises.  He loves to say, “mama” over and over again.

He isn’t walking yet but can hold on to the couch and cruise around holding on.

He has recently discovered that he loves to open and shut cabinet doors.  He is very curious and loves to check everything out.

He eats most table food but for some reason does not seem to like fruits yet.  Even thought he liked it in the baby food form.

He is a good eater and has suddenly started to love drinking water out of his sippy cup.

He loves to to be outside and riding around in his wagon or new car.

He is such a sweet happy baby and I love him so much.

Grayson’s 11 Month Update

 

This big boy is 11 months old!

THE STATS:

Weight:  24 lbs
Height: 38.75 in
Head Size: ?
Clothes:  Mostly 18-24 months
Diapers: size 4

This little boy has had a big month.  He has two more teeth poked through and I think he is working on even more.

He can pull himself to a stand a cruise around on furniture.  He even can walk a little with a walker.

Grayson loves to be pushed on the swings or ride around in the little fisher price car.

He continues to smile and be so sweet all the time.  However, he is getting stranger anxiety and will start to cry when I turn away from him in a public place or hand him over to someone else he does not know extremely well.

I cannot believe is almost 1 years old!

Retro Kitchen Photoshoot

Back before Valentine’s Day I signed Elin, Grayson and their cousin Max up for a cute Valentine/retro kitchen photoshoot. The kids had so much fun dressing the part and of playing with all the kitchen stuff.  I wish there were more good pictures of Grayson but his little ear was bothering him and he was a not a happy camper for the photo shoot.

We can’t wait to try another fun theme out for photos.

Grayson’s 10 Month Update

The sweetest baby in the world is 10 months old!

THE STATS:

Weight: 23 lbs
Height: 38.75 in
Head Size: ?
Clothes:  12-18 months
Diapers: size 4

Grayson has accomplished so much this past month!  He started talking and his first word was, “mama”.  He also says, “baba”, “hi”, “hey” and he said “hello” once!

He has finally learned to crawl!  He has been working hard at it for months and now he he has finally mastered it and crawls everywhere!

He has been enjoying the warm weather by swinging in a baby swing at the park and riding in his little car.  He loves to hold on to the steering wheel and stand up.  He has always like standing and is trying to pull himself up on furniture.

Grayson remains so sweet and happy.  He is my little shopper and never complains when he comes along on shopping trips.  He has started eating more table foods and less baby food.  He only has 3 bottles a day now.

Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s day has come and gone and I’m not going to let it get to all the way to March before I post about it!  It was Grayson’s first Valentine’s Day so in the morning I planned for extra time to get pictures of Elin and Grayson together opening their gifts before I took Elin to school and helped out at her Valentine’s Day party at school.

I absolutely love this photo of Grayson peaking into Elin’s gift bag to see what she got!

Elin received a book and a Cinderella lipgloss set and Grayson received a book and the softest little stuffed bear.

I enjoyed spending time with Elin and all her little school friends for the party and later on that day she and Grayson received more gifts from Nanny and Papa and then her cousins Ethan and Max.

Please notice that somehow Grayson knew it was silly picture time and he stuck out his little tongue, too!

Later that night Elin and I  had so much checking out all her Valentine’s from school. She was so proud of her little bag she made.  She said the hearts were made from her thumb print.  Such a cute idea.

 

 

Blogger Love

 

 

Elin and Grayson had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and they got some beautiful Valentine’s from of our favorite bloggers.  I have gotten to know some of these bloggers well over the years and I’m happy to count them as friends. I love reading all about what their children are up to and we exchange fun stories in our facebook groups.   We always try to go a little Valentine exchange with the kids so they get some fun and happy mail to open.

This year did not disappoint.  Elin loved opening all the cards and hearing all about her pen pals.

We made sure to display our Valentine’s front and center in the playroom.

Check out the other bloggers who participated.

Ashley with Being Brickner

Sara with Running From the Law

Karli with Sept. Farm

Liz with Ellie and Addie

Whitney with Work It Mommy

Meghan with The Adventure Starts Here

Jennifer with And Hattie Makes Three

 

A Peter Rabbit Themed First Birthday Party

Grayson is 9.5 months old and it’s already time to start thinking about his first birthday!  The first birthday is such a huge milestone and big celebration.  I feel like it was just yesterday I was planning Elin’s first birthday party and she will be turning five in May.

Since Grayson’s birthday is in the Spring and so close to Easter I though a Peter Rabbit theme would be perfect for him.  I’m already trying to think of cute bunny themed  decor and treats.  Luckily, since it it is close to Easter I am hoping to fine more Peter Rabbit themed items in stores in the next month or so.

I made an inspiration board to gather colors and ideas.  I can’t believe our little bunny is almost one!

Grayson’s 9 Month Update

THE STATS:

Weight: 21.6 lbs
Height: 38.75 in
Head Size: 18 in
Clothes:  6-12 months
Diapers: size 3

Grayson is 9 months old!  He celebrated his very first Christmas this month which was so very special.  It was so much fun to have him enjoy all the festivities for the first time.

Another big milestone this month was getting his first tooth!  He now has two little teeth and he is loving getting a chance to use them on all the new table foods he has been enjoying.  His new favorite foods are grilled chicken, bananas and bread. He has loved all his baby food and table food that he has tried and hasn’t turned down anything we offered him.

Grayson his trying desperately to crawl but hasn’t quite mastered it.  He gets on his knees and rocks back and forth but just won’t take that step forward.  He does know how to roll around and get whatever toy he is going after.

He may not look like he has much hair but it’s growing and getting thicker everyday.

Grayson continues to be such a good sleep and happy baby overall.  He always has such a sweet smile on his face.

 

Favorite Christmas Moments 2016

This Christmas was a special one becasue it was Grayson’s first Christmas! I just love this picture of him by his little tree I got him for his room.

I got Grayson the cutest little santa suit to wear and he was such a little ham with his hat on.

Elin got a Tsum Tsum advent calendar and it was so fun to see her excited everyone morning to see which one she got. She was thrilled with her surprise!

On Christmas morning Elin was eager to get downstairs to see what Santa had left. I had them sit under the tree for a quick picture and I love this picture of Elin stealing a kiss from Grayson.

Elin did such a good job at helping him check out his stocking and helping him open all his presents.

This picture was right before we set out visit family after we opened presents.

This last picture cracks me of Nanny and Papa with the grandkids because Elin’s smile looks rather aggressive and Grayson is getting his little head patted. His head is pretty irresistible! This was right before we left in the evening and it had been quite a long day.

 

 

Grayson’s 8 Month Update

 

THE STATS:

Weight: 19.8 lbs
Height: 28 in
Head Size: 17.5 in
Clothes:  6-12 months
Diapers: size 3

This little boy is already 8 months! In Grayson’s 8th month he has continued to love all of the baby food he has tried. He shovels in his own puffs and hasn’t been great at making it into his own mouth but he sure does try. He loves all flavors of puffs and and so far has eagerly enjoyed all the baby food he has tried. I think Banana is his favorite. I can tell his kid is going to be one good eater and not picky at all. He has also enjoyed grabbing and holding on to his bottle sometimes when having it. Other times he likes to just hold his hands over his eyes and enjoys someone else to do the bottle holding.

Grayson is still so happy and smiles all the time! I still can’t get over what and cuddly sweet boy he is. Such an easy baby.

He hasn’t crawled yet but he loves to get up in a push up position or on his hands and knees and rock back and forth. You can tell he is interested in crawling. He knows how to roll everywhere and anywhere, especially when chasing a toy.

We love our sweet Grayson so much.