Monday, December 17, 2007

Grant's First...

Grant and I were at our zoo class last week. We were getting ready to leave and, due to the recent potty training success, I urged Grant to try and go potty before we got in the car. Of course he didn't need to just yet so we went to the bathroom anyway to wash our hands. (He had had his hands all over the steps wanting to climb up them by himself, and I figured a little extra precaution during cold and flu season never hurt anyone.) So we washed our hands and then Grant now needed to use the potty. He went potty like a big boy, and when he was done, I said "Now we need to wash our hands again." And Grant came back with his very first "Why?". I just started grinning from ear to ear realizing I had just experienced another one Grant's first.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Big Boy Now

We've finally had a breakthrough with potty-training Grant. He had been sooooo resistant. Over the past several days we finally resorted to just putting him in underwear and leaving it up to him. We've got the candy jar full of M&M's sitting in the bathroom, and we also implemented a sticker reward chart. If he pee-peed in the potty 12 times, he would get a present we had previously picked out at Wal-Mart. Well... today he got his twelfth sticker, one of which he heroically received after halfway falling into the toilet at church.

He is still being resistant about it. He has to hold it until he just can't take it anymore, and then he'll finally go. But he's getting the hang of it. For me, potty training has been one of the most difficult issues of parenting... As the saying goes, "You can't make 'em eat, and you can't make 'em poop."

Below is a picture I took today of him, his buddy Champ, and his present. He's definitely a big boy now.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse


Grant was all about trick or treating this year. He was even into his costume which is pretty amazing considering I can never get him to wear a hat otherwise. And-- we actually had more than enough candy this year which is also amazing considering we had approximately 500 trick or treaters (okay, that number's probably a bit exaggerated).

Mimi, Pops, and UD came trick or treating with us. We were the only group with an adult to kid ratio of 4:1.

The morning after was a bit of a struggle... Grant wanted his candy for breakfast. The lack of a nap the day before, topped off with getting to bed late, was a recipe for disaster (or for a two year old, a tantrum). He settled down after I threatened to throw all of his candy in the trash if he didn't stop fussing. He had Fruit Loops for breakfast instead.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

"That go right here, Mommy?"

Okay, so I haven't done much with this whole blogging thing. I dunno. I guess I feel I have to be inspired. However, it seems everyday Grant amazes me with his knowledge or his clever little sayings.

The past couple of weeks everything has been--- "I need do it by self, mommy". OKAY, I say. And he narrates everything he is doing--- "That go right here mommy? That go right here mommy? That go right here mommy?" ---on and on until you acknowledge what he is saying.

He is such a little Mommy's boy. On Monday of this week I dropped him off in his classroom (well, I pulled him off of me as I skidaddled out the door). I looked back quickly to see him lying on his belly with fists to the floor saying "no, no, no, no, Mommy!!!!" When I picked him up later that day he said he had fun at school.

Today we fingerpainted for the first time. It occupied him for a good whole 5 minutes. :-)

Earlier this month we took Grant, cousin CJ and Mimi to enjoy a "Day out with Thomas."

Grant loved it and is still talking about it.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Easter 2007

This is my official blogging attempt-- I am saying to hell with scrapbooking and hello to free technology. My goal is to have a space to remember the little things...Grant's newest phonics and of course, the big things... vactations and brithdays.

Soo, here we are... House of Sawyer. It's hard to beleive this is Grant's 3rd Easter Sunday. This was an Easter to remember. the freezing weather forced us to don our winter black and the kids in hats and gloves for the egg hunt. Grant loves"eeka aigs" and wants ot play with them all over the house. He got a tricycle from the easter bunny and already crashed it in the living room while Daddy wasn't looking. Easter bunny forgot the helmet.