Friday, January 2, 2009

11 months!

Over the last month, Grayson...
  • Grew to 19 pounds, 14 ounces and 28.5 inches tall
  • Helped me earn an A in Philosophy
  • Attended his first Nativity
  • Took his first step (December 21, Amanda's birthday!)
  • Grew two new teeth (cut his 8th over Christmas)
  • Celebrated his first Christmas
  • Unwrapped his first present
  • Ate his first chocolate chip
  • Celebrated his first New Year
Grayson has become such a ham. He's very into mimicking everything we do and say. In addition to waving and clapping, he 'brushes' his hair and teeth when we do, talks into our cell phones (for a minute before he eats them), and copies our body actions, too - sticks his tongue out, throws his hands up in the air, opens 'wide'. The minute he hears music (radio, TV, computer, toys), his legs start bobbing and his arms start waving around. We call it arm dancing. We used to think he was doing the 'rolling' part of Pat-A-Cake, but I have a suspicion it came from us practicing the hokey-pokey for our family's Christmas party talent show at my folks' house (wait for the holiday recap post - I still have to figure out how to get those videos off our main camera). He reaches to sit up on my lap when I play this for him and immediately starts arms dancing to the music and pitchforks. He loves music so much. It's a no-fail way to distract him when he's throwing a fit.

Grayson has also become very inquisitive. He studies our faces when we speak to him and watches how we do things then tries to do them by himself. He loves when I play with his toys with him, and will help me put them away when we're finished. He's already a very organized little boy - I guess being OCD is genetic!

Sometimes he sleeps up on his knees like a frog, December 4
Brushing hair, December 9Hey, where are the dishes for me to pull out for you Mommy? December 13What an adorable bum! December 16 First waffles (plain), December 20Hey, just 'cause Santa isn't here doesn't mean I can't sit in his chair! December 29This kid seriously needs a hair cut.
Fresh out of the bath, New Year's Eve
First chocolate, courtesy my father:


Jillian said...

My niece first tasted lemon juice courtesy of my father. It didn't go nearly as well.

Katz said...

He's so handsome! I can't wait to meet this lil' guy!

Brittany said...

Eight is a lot of teeth. I love the frog sleeping position! It's so sweet. Also, I have at least a dozen of those little Ikea boxes. They are great for organizing and storing all of the kids' little toys. Are those the fish finger puppets? We have the jungle animals. They are great for church. Oh, the naked bum is cute, too. Did Grayson get a haircut?

camery said...

love the bum shot! he'll thank you for that one later! he really is such a cute guy!

Amanda said...

He's such a cutie! What a doll!

BeatlesDiva said...

He's a doll and a half! What a smile!

Karynn said...

I just want to squeeze those cheeks! Both sets!
He is absolutely gorgeous, and looks like he may become a bit of a handful. Just don't give him too many chocolate chips. I made that mistake! :-)