Monday, November 30, 2009

Gray Updates

Well, I've been meaning to post some updates on Grayson for a while now -- just barely getting to it now :) Just to warn you -- it's pretty long. But it's more for my documentation than anything, so I won't feel bad if you don't read it.
Gray is 21 months old now! Holy. Cow. I seriously can't believe how big he's getting!!
He is about 37 or so inches tall, and weighs about 25 lbs, give or take.
Gray is a very picky eater. The ONLY things he is guaranteed to eat are chocolate muffins, popcorn, pizza, ICE CREAM (his favorite-ever treat) and any kind of cookie. Not the most nutritious fare. Most of the time, he will eat PB & honey sandwiches on wheat bread, and he mostly likes spaghetti, yogurt, and chicken nuggets too -- but some days he just inexplicably refuses to eat them. He also thinks he is too busy playing to sit down and eat, so I'm constantly chasing him around, trying to shovel food into him. It is seriously a CONSTANT battle. I literally try THREE different foods every single meal -- trying to get him to eat something different first, before falling back on his favorites. I mostly try to make up for the lack of good nutrition by giving him Instant Breakfast in his whole milk, and multi vitamins in his V-8 juice. *sigh* Any tips, tricks, suggestions??
Grayson is also the most energetic little guy I have ever met. He goes, goes, goes non-stop all day every day. He never walks anywhere -- he runs full-tilt! He climbs on everything he can, jumps off stairs/furniture/etc without any hesitation, and giggles madly while doing it all.
He is so happy and fun, and so very sweet! He is also VERY shy, and tries to hide whenever there's someone in the room he doesn't know -- and if he can't hide, he simply closes his eyes. Really. It's hilarious. So if you see Grayson anywhere, don't be offended if he runs, hides, or cries. He does this with everyone except people he sees every day. Don't take it personally.
Gray is also SO smart! And that's his newest phrase -- "I STHMART!" -- thanks Nana for teaching him that one :) It's totally true, though! He can count to 6 consistently, and most days he can count all the way up to 12. He also knows the letters A, B, C, D, E, O, T, Y, and Z by sight -- he can tell you what letter it is if he sees it! I don't know any other kid under two that can do that! :D Proud mommy :) He knows the colors blue, green, orange, purple, red, pink, and yellow, along with their signs. He knows over 100 words, and about 50 or so signs, which I love -- it makes it so much easier to understand him! He's getting a lot better about the whole "please" and "Thank you" thing -- Steve even saw him combining the signs together one day -- he signed "please" on his chin (instead of his chest), then pulled his hand away (like "thank you") -- guess he's got it down that he always says please and thank you for everything, and he thought he'd save some time :) Some times he combines "thank you" with blowing kisses too, so it's an extra-sweet thank you! He's also getting to the parroting stage, I think -- he tries very hard to repeat most everything you say to him. His Uncle JD needs to be careful around him now ;)
He also loves anything car- or animal-related. He knows the names of more animals than I can count. His favorites are "ele" (elephants -- of course), "HIP-PO!" (hippo), hoawse (horse), and "COW!!" (cow). It's so cute how he says them all -- my mom says he has a Boston accent. He's also starting to say his name -- usually with something that's his -- such as "Gray bed" or "Gray juice" -- but mostly he just says "MINE" -- a whooooooooole lotta "MINE". And "NO" -- always a favorite.
Gray loves to watch Baby Signing Time (he does every sign along with them), Sesame Street (his favorites are Oscar and Cookie Monster), and the movie Cars (we have to watch it almost every single day).
He loves music -- loves to dance, and sing. It's SO funny to hear him sing, because he doesn't ever sing the words to the song that's playing. He makes up his own, with a combination of "The Rainbow Song" from Signing Time ("red, o'ange, buuuuue") and Old MacDonald ("Cow, hoawse, moooooooo, ba-GAWK!") He even did this yesterday at church, while we were singing one of the hymns -- I had to bite my lip to stop from getting the giggles.
He is also unfortunately starting to figure out the whole "throwing tantrums" thing. And has stopped sleeping through the night. *sigh*. He usually wakes up at around 1am or so, and SCREAMS -- like gut-wrenching screams -- until I run in there and pick him up. He won't let me just talk to him, or rub his back. I have to pick him up and rock him in the chair. Or bring him into bed with us. Or a few nights I actually climbed INTO the crib with him. I'm not proud of it. But sometimes, when you're sleep-deprived, you do what you have to do. Oh, and then he wakes up for the day at 6 am. The boy does NOT understand the importance of sleeping past at least 7. So on those days where I can't get him back into his crib alone, I wake up with him at 1, and I stay up. So I've been going off of one or two hours of sleep most days. Thankfully, the last few nights, he's gone back to sleep on his own after just a few minutes of snuggling. Let's hope things get back to normal ASAP.
OOO! And one more piece of GREAT news! Grayson has finally outgrown his "Bebe" --his binky! He had gotten so where he just needed it for naps and bedtime, but now, even though it is still in his crib, he doesn't ever grab it anymore! I was planning on taking it away when he turned 2, but he has done it himself! Just like the breastfeeding! (He weaned HIMSELF at 14 months!) Thanks for making my life just that much easier, Graybee!
Well, I think that's about all that's going on in the life of Grayson Wayment. Boy, do I love this kid!! :D

Saturday, November 28, 2009


(Picture has nothing to do with the post -- just wanted to share the cuteness with the world)

I am very pleased to announce that I officially have ALL my Christmas shopping done. Yes, DONE. And it's not even December!! I also got all of my Chrismas decorations and the tree up yesterday. So now I can just sit back and enjoy the season without stressing about anything. I am SO excited. And quite proud of myself too! Just had to brag :D

Friday, November 20, 2009

Any Takers?

My brother-in-law Jordan is getting home from his mission in January. He has asked me if I know any girls I can hook him up with when he gets home! He's a pretty cute kid! Take a look:

Cute, huh!! I think he looks like a mix between Jacob from the Twilight movies, and Nathan from this season of So You Think You Can Dance!

Yeah? Totally!

So anyway, who'd like to get a date with him?! :D Let me know, and I will totally hook you up!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Crafts

I've been working on making some holiday crocheted things. So far I've made a turkey for Thanksgiving, and two stockings and a reindeer for Christmas. What else can I make? I think I'll make a Santa, but I need to get more yarn first. Any other ideas?

And if anyone is in Logan tomorrow, I'm taking these and a bunch of other creations to a craft sale boutique tomorrow night from 6-8pm at Sammy Oberg's: 288 E 1270 N Logan, Ut
(right behind mall, from main going north, take right on 1250 N pass Home Depot, University Stadium theater, cross 200 E. end at colonial village, take left 288 on end)

We Love the Treehouse!

This is one of Grayson's favorite places on earth! The Treehouse Museum! We have a membership there, so we go once every week or so. He LOVES it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who Wants to Come?!

I bought 10 tickets to the Forgotten Carols (for the discount) -- so obviously I have extra!! SO WHO WANTS TO COME WITH ME?!?! It's at 7:30pm on December 3rd, at the Dee Events Center here in O-Town. The tickets are $15.50 apiece, and they're pretty good seats, too. And it's the real Michael Mclean one -- the whole performance, not just sitting and listening to the music. So send me an email if you want some of the tickets! My email is --If you've ever gone to it, you know it's a great show, and a wonderful way to start off the Christmas season! I'm so excited for it! And it's much more fun to enjoy it with lots of friends! So you all should come :)
****UPDATE: I have sold all my extra tickets! Yay! I'm so excited! It's gonna be so fun!*****

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trick or Treat!

I'm a little late posting this, but we had a great Halloween! We had dinner at my mom's house, then my dad and I took Grayson around the block to go trick or treating for the first time! He was a bit anxious and shy -- I had to hold him the whole time. But he quickly caught on that when we knock on doors, we get candy! Every time we went up to a door, I'd tell him "Say 'Trick or treat!'" -- and he never said it -- but by the last few houses, he was whispering "Treeet!" so low that only I could hear him. And at one house, he got some M&M's, which he loves, so at the next house, he whispered "Enanen" which is how he says M&M. We ended by knocking on my mom's door, and when she came to the door with the candy bowl, Gray gave her a huge smile, and proptly began grabbing handfuls of candy and putting them in his bag. Handful after handful. Guess he was excited to know how it all works, and not have to be shy with the candy-giver! He actually got a lot of candy for just going around the block! I let him eat a packet of M&M's ( because as soon as we sat down in his Nana's house, he took them out of his bag, held them up to me and said "Help. Peease". who could resist?!), and a few other little pieces of candy. He loved it! Having kids really makes holidays so much more fun!!