Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Grayson!

Grayson is 4!! Can you believe it?! I sure can't! He is such a little BOY now! He is so much fun! (most of the time -- ha!)

Here are a few cute pics I took of him on Sunday.  Then there are a few answers to questions I asked him about his favorite things.

showing me how old he is :)

Grayson's Favorite Things -- 4 years old  2/25/2012
(I've written his responses exactly as he gave them.  Most of them have more than one answer -- guess he doesn't quite get what a FAVORITE really is yet.  Plus, before every answer, he always said "Hmmm." with his finger on his chin.  Too cute!)
1. What's your favorite animal? Tigers.  And lions.  And bears.  And gorillas.  And hippos. And dragons. And.... (the boy LOVES animals! I had to stop him there.)
2. What's your favorite color? Green.
3. What's your favorite food? Pizza.  And fries and chicken nuggets.  And sprinkles. 
4. What's your favorite toy to play with? Ellie (his ever-present elephant -- see above pics!)
5. What's your favorite book? Hungry Bunny. And Chicken Cheeks and Cat in the Hat. 
6. What's your favorite movie? Lion King. And Rio.
7. What's your favorite TV show? Phineas and Ferb. And Diego. And Super Why.
8. What's your favorite game to play? Play Angry Birds.  And Four Swords with Daddy.
9. What's your favorite thing to play outside? Go on walks outside in the wagon with mommy, and Ollie, and Thatcher.
10. Where is your favorite place to go in the car? Nani's house.  And preschool.  And the Treehouse. And the pet store  And the Dinosaur Park.  And go shopping.
11. What's your favorite thing to wear? My pirate shoes and my tiger shirt. (his high-tops that have a little skull and bones patch on the sides, and a orange/brown/blue striped T-shirt)
12. Who's your best friend? Thatcher (awwww!)
13. What's your favorite thing to do at Nani and Poppa's house?  Swing so high. And the big giraffe.  And play 'get you' with Poppa!
14. What's your favorite thing at Gram and Grandpa's house? Koda! (their dog). And chocolate! (haha!)
15. What's your favorite song to sing? Popcorn popping. And I Am a Child of God. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Grayson's Angry Birds Party

On Saturday, we had Grayson's birthday party (a week early), since it seemed to work best for everyone we wanted to invite :) Ever since Thatcher's birthday party, Gray has been telling me EVERY DAY that he wants an Angry Birds birthday party.  So he got one! 

Gray is more than a little obsessed with Angry Birds, so he LOVED his party!
Thanks to my friend Brandy for letting me borrow the decorations she made for HER son's party! :) 

I bought a boring plain Costco cake and put the Angry Birds board game on top -- this way he can play with it afterwards, too! 

He loved his cake, and tried to play with it as soon as he saw it.  I told him he had to wait until after dinner, and after everyone sang to him.  After that, every few minutes he'd go around telling people to sing Happy Birthday to him.  :)  He really wanted to play with those Angry Birds! 

Dressed up balloons :)
Cousin Rowan checking out the balloons
Isn't this the cutest picture!? Nani and Poppa with baby Holland

Some of the guests -- Nani, Uncle Trent, Poppa, Auntie Sarah (with Holland), Jessica (with Molly), and Ama.  I was bad at taking pictures -- I guess I didn't get everyone else in a pic.  Uncle JD and Aunt Kenna were also there, as well as Uncle Jordan, Grandpa Scott, Adam, and Carson.  Oh, and Steve and I were also there :)

Gray giving Holls a little kiss  
Opening presents.  Gray made out like a bandit! He got so many fun books, clothes, cars, dinosaurs, and toys!  Uncle JD and Aunt Kenna even got him a SECOND Angry Birds game, so he's been having some epic set-ups! Thank you, thank you to everyone!

We bought him this tiger dress-up jacket, because he's always pretending like he's a tiger -- they're his favorite!

Lots of animal books -- everyone knows him so well :)

I crocheted him these Angry Birds -- he has a store-bought red one and loves it, so I decided instead of shelling out tons of money for all of them, I'd just make them myself! They turned out pretty cute, I think!
I also made the little blue one, but he found it last month, and I let him keep it -- so it wasn't with these ones.  Also, the pig with the helmet isn't in this picture, but I made that one, too.

Gray and Steve stayed up for a while after the party playing the game. 

I love my little mister! I can't believe he's FOUR! Love you, buddy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fun Times at the Aquarium

We headed down to the Living Planet Aquarium today, and we had a great time! 

Poppa, Rowan, and Gray. Grayson loved telling everyone what all the creatures were. He is such a little smarty pants!

Nani, Row, and Gray with the stingrays

Pop and T-bear. 

T got SO excited about everything! 

T, Gray, and Row -- so cute, huh!

Gotta love shoulder rides from Pop! 

I love this pic! This penguin just floated right in front of T and stared at him -- Thatcher tried so hard to go get it :)

Bouncing in excitement -- he loved the penguins!

Row and Gray by the penguin pics

Gray and the ginormous fish

Another pic I love! T loved the exhibits he could get to himself.  He loved these little stingrays.

Sarah and Rowan in penguin masks

Poppa modeling the penguin mask, too.

I don't know how we didn't get a picture with the otters -- they were our favorite! They were so very, very cute! Gray even got an otter figurine for his animal collection.


Just some adorable pictures of my boys and their cousins!

Thatcher and Holland

Snuggle time with Nani

Grayson and Rowan with Nani

Holland proving she IS a Kewpie doll.