Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our little piano player

I am taking a piano class this semester, and learning\ so much! I can read music now, and can play a lot of songs out of the easy to read hymn book. I called my Mom's bf to ask how to know what kind of keyboard to buy (to practice with) and instead of ME buying a crappy keyboard (which I was still really excited about], he ended up buying me a real piano! I love it! It sounds so much better than what we play on in class, and it's in my house, so I can play it whenever I want!

Well Gratton loves playing the piano. He sits on the bench and looks at the sheet music like he is reading music! It is the most adorable thing I have EVER seen!

Also, thanks again Steve for the piano. He told my Mom I deserved it. Whether or not I did, that was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. Thanks Steve, you are amazing!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

They grow up so fast...

So my little boy turns one next week! I can't even believe it.... He has been walking for some time now, and he has a total of seven teeth now! He is too smart for his own good, and I can barely keep up with the kid!!
He took his first steps on November 3, 2011. By Christmas he was walking like a champ!! And he has a new obsession with spoons!! He loves them. Wood ones are his favorite, but he will also take plastic or metal. So when he has his spoon and he gets excited, clear the way because he tends to get a little crazy with the waving of his arms!!

Every time I cook he takes my spoon or whatever I'm using to tend to the meal, and he tries pushing the food around. Future chef? Maybe!

When I load the dishwasher he likes to "help". I use the word loosely though, because he likes to take out the dishes, esp the dirty ones.

He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Don't tell him, but I got him the series soundtrack for his birthday! We will have fun dancing to it! I also got some fabric to make him a Mickey Mouse blankey. Thank goodness for Jo-Anns amazing sales!

He likes all Disney Movies, esp when the songs come on. I would like it more if he had a longer attention span, but eh what can ya do! He's still a little guy! And he does have a longer span than most.

He has this new thing he does when Mom makes him take naps.. He takes off his socks and pants and throws them out of his crib. Why? The kid likes his nakey time...

He is learning to take advantage of the fact that Mom and Dad and even his uncles feel bad when they try to put him to bed and he cries. It makes me feel bad for 5 minutes, but then when he's asleep I know I've done the right thing. However, if I'm out at a Mary Kay party, the boys don't let him cry and when I come home he will still be awake with a big grin on his face, even though he is walking like he's drunk. He is really just such a character!!! I love him so much! Happy Birthday buddy!!

Always breaking things.. Esp my phone!

Why do I have such bad luck with phones? Oh yeah thats right, I have an 11 month old son!! I remember now! Haha so this time though I was actually the one who broke my phone! I dropped it in the wal-mart parking lot, directly on its face... Yeah that made it crack super bad! But I've been using it anyways and it's been great. Just cuts your fingers a little when you text. But David ordered a new screen so it should be fixed in no time! Or weeks... lol!