Friday, September 26, 2008

Sentient Bean

Thanks to Carmen for the Picture of Grady and Isa sharing a smoothie at Sentient Bean. Grady is growing so fast.

Grady and I went shoe shopping and he is wearing size 8 1/2! Once I had mentioned buying shoes just for him he was on me to "go buy shoes"(thanks Heather for the Gift card) all day. I had fun explaining how we buy shoes and measuring his feet. Target has a brilliant floor mat to help you get started. Grady paraded up and down testing out shoes and mastered walking with them still tied together. We bought the first pair he forgot he had on, and the socks I had to grab off the shelf for trying. All the socks at home are just so small now.

In the past we've had nights where he just couldn't fall asleep nursing and I would have to tell him no more. There would be fussing and eventually he'd flop on his belly and give the "just close you eyes a while" thing a try. Last night he refused to use milkies to fall asleep. Nursing is still a part of his life, but not for much longer. It has been just a few weeks since I told him we would only nurse for naps and bedtime. Now he is telling me he doesn't need it to fall asleep, a first. I am excited and sad, perhaps something only other weaning mothers could understand.

Also yesterday he refused his naps... something that has happened alot this week. Lets hope that isn't a permenant pattern just yet. If it is I'm moving up his bed time.

His canine teeth are comming in on top too now so I feel like he is finally finishing up his first basic set of teeth... though more molars could come in whenever.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


G has a cupcake at Noah's Birthday party.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Storming Cinci

More of Our Trip
We spent one day down along the Cincinnati River front where there are parks and walking paths and scum warnings we didn't know about (thanks stranger lady person, we rinsed off the little like as soon as you filled us in).
Randomly Grady piped up from the back seat "mom, mom, nice hat". What a sense of humor! We shared the hat back in forth on the drive to the river front.
One of the Flying pigs of Cinci and Grady man.
This park was awesome for little tikes, along the River front and built under a an overpass. It had swings, and bells and climbing walls and sand play and slides and ladders and ropes and Grady was all over it. Best of all it was well shaded.
Unfortunately when you turn off the flash on our camera, it remembers that, even when you turn it off. Some of the next few picture didn't come out so well because we weren't aware the flash was off.
Here I am catching a ride across town on Mark's friend Jimmy's new road bike. It has a nice radio.
Cousin Judy in her Homecomming Dress.
We ate a lot of Graeters french pot, hand packed, saw it on Discovery Channel, only in Cinci ice cream.
Story time with Grandma Beverly, "Oh the Thinks You Can Think"

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Cinci Road Trip

These pictures are in reverse order to how we did these things. I'll try and post more tomorrow. Anyway, here is our trip to Cinci!
Giraffe exhibit.
Choo choo ride at the Zoo.
Polar Bear swimming at the Cncinatti Zoo. What a view!
Playing Drums with daddy at Pediliction studios.
Here we are standing in front of Stone Mountain in Ga.