Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm Officially One of "Those" Moms

I went to the store today with total crusty mom shoulder, toting a toddler in full-on arch-the-back tantrum mode. I am officially one of "those" moms! And I so didn't care. We needed diapers, dangit.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Marty Monkey Graybee

Hey! One of my Graybee's was just featured on the site Cuteable.com !! How fun!! :D

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What a Silly Boy!

Ok, now that I hooked you with incredibly adorable pictures of my boy, I now have to tell you about our day!! :) Grayson and I have had such a busy day, and it has been so fun! Here is what Gray did today:
1) After reading about 25 books this morning after breakfast (this is one side effect of having a bookcase that he can pull the books out of -- he just keeps going back for more and more books. Boy loves his books), I finally told him we were "all done!" and started singing the "clean-up" song, as I always do, while I put away the books. Gray started "singing" along with me, and picked up some books and carried them over to his bookcase and tried to put them back himself! This is the first time he's ever helped me clean up, and he did it all by himself! I was so excited, and praised him profusely :) It was a proud momma moment for me :)

2)I gave Grayson some sugar snap peas to eat for lunch. He bit into one, looked inside, and saw the peas. His eyes got wide, his mouth a big "O", then he looks at me and he says, in this quiet, awed voice: "Ball!" It was priceless!!! From then on, he bit off the ends, pulled each pea out individually, declared them as "ball"s, then ate them with delight :) He'd put four or five peas in his mouth at a time, but he'd have to pick them up one by one and call it a ball before he put it in his mouth.

3) I was doing the dishes, when I noticed that Gray was in the front room, and was being too quiet. So I peek in on him, and notice him reaching into my jade plant pot, and pulling his beloved elephant out. So now my curiosity is peaked, and I go over and look in the pot. And I find: a cheerio, a Thin Mint, a baby shoe, one of my shoes, a finger puppet, a chapstick, a pen, and a block. Good thing I saw him retrieve his elephant, or I probably wouldn't have found all his treasures for a few more days! :)

4) Whenever Gray and I have gone out to play outside, I've always brought a blanket to sit on. And for some reason, Gray has always thought that he couldn't go off the blanket. Even when he'd throw his ball off the blanket, he wouldn't go off it. He'd crawl as close to the edge of the blanket as possible, and stretch as far as he could to get the ball. So funny! But today, he accidentally learned he could go off the blanket. He was walking around on the blanket, and lost his footing a bit, and stumbled. He regained his balance, only to find that he was standing completely on the grass -- not on the blanket! His eyes got wide, and he just stood there for a minute, like he was waiting to see if anything would happen. Then all the sudden, he just got the biggest grin on his face, and started toddler-running all around the yard. Sometimes he would bend down, swipe his hands across the grass, and just giggle, then start running again. Then he figured out that he could now chase the dog around the yard, and did so for a good 1/2 hr, giggling madly the whole time. So fun!

5) I cleaned Grayson's room today, and part of the cleaning was that I had to sweep the floor. He was fascinated with the broom, and watching me sweep! So while I was making dinner, I gave him the broom to play with to keep him busy. He got it turned broom-side down, and immediately started sweeping the kitchen floor! I'm thinking it's time to put him to work! He did a good job :)

I just love how every day brings new adventures and excitement! I love watching him discover! He never fails to entertain me!! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

C'est La Vie Jewelry

My friend Amy makes the best mothers' jewelry! She makes beautiful necklaces with personalized charms. Visit her here at: C'est La Vie Jewelry! I bought one from her already, and I love it! I've been wanting a fun mother's necklace ever since Gray was born, but all the ones that I've liked have been WAY too pricey! But Amy's necklaces are beautiful AND the price is right!! AND, to make it even better, she is having a giveaway this month!!! YAY!!! Here are some pics of my necklace that I LOVE! Thanks again, Amy!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter post #2

Here are som more pictures from Easter! :) Here are some more of his cutest outfit -- with the hat this time.

These ones are from the Oka family egg hunt! So fun!!
Grandma Jeanne helping Gray "find" the eggs.

He loved the big blue egg he found.

I don't know why he always thinks he needs to eat the eggs. Guess he thought the plastic ones might taste better than the dyed ones :)

Hunting :)

Bradley helped Grayson find the eggs -- mostly by bringing them right to him :) He was so helpful and cute!

Gray and his stash

I love the tongue -- always sticks out!! Hehe so cute!

Grandpa Scott pushing Gray in the swing.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Well, amid all the new-baby-Rowan excitement, I haven't posted pictures of our Easter activities yet! Here are some (ok, a LOT) of the cutest ones! What fun times with out little Gray!

The Easter Bunny came!!!! Here are our Easter baskets, hiding behind the festive "Spring" sign.

first egg-dye experience. I thought my face in this pic was hilarious, so I had to post it! Gray immediately had to smash the egg into the table! We had quite a few cracked eggs...

He also tried to eat them --

-- decided it didn't taste very good --

-- tried AGAIN --

-- and decided it REALLY didn't taste very good!

What a silly boy!

Here are our fun eggs!

The "Grayson" egg -- just for him! And yes, it got VERY smashed.

Here are some pics of the actual egg finding! He was so excited to find the "balls" and tried to hold all of them -- he didn't want to put any of them down!

Look at that concentration!!

His favorite was the red one my mom made! He held on to that one the whole morning!

Smashing the egg on the table after finding it :)

Declaring he found another "ball"!

After he found each egg, he'd say "BALL!!" and hold it over his head! So cute!

Found another one!

Sitting with his stash of eggs and trying to eat them.

Contemplating the beautiful blueness..

I think this pic is so fun with all the eggs everywhere -- he had to roll them and spin them across the floor, because you know, they're balls.

Then he found his easter books, so we had to sit down and read them for a while.

I love the look on his face here -- so surprised at something he sees in the book!

He loves his easter basket -- carried it around all day.

I had to make deviled eggs pretty quickly after the egg hunt -- because of all the cracked and smashed eggs! And I thought they turned out pretty :) so I had to take a picture!

My handsome stud doing his GQ pose.

I love little boys in sweater vests! Don't you?!

I tried to take the binki away for the photo shoot, and this is what I got. Straining and reaching so hard for the bink, all the while begging for his "bee-bee" -- so I had to give it back, of course! Therefore, all the pictures have the bink in his mouth. Little stinker.

But with a face like that, how could anyone be mad at him?! :)

My handsome boys!!
Aren't they so cute?!

Me and my little Gray! Such a cute little guy!

These are baby Gray eating the Easter cookie his Nana gave him -- he LOVED it!!

Well, I think that's enough for tonight. I have more easter pics, and I will post them later!!!