Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Morning

Grant's very first Christmas morning.... We opened presents and then go ready for the day. My family was over for a quick breakfast and then Kyle's family or dinner.

Kyle's toy assembly role has officially begun.

Good job dad (even though the seat was initially put on backwards)!

A Christmas doggie, complete with Grant's Santa bib.

Finny, you are so cute!

A Christmas snooze before the Woods' family arrives.

Kyle's parents and sister's family came to our house for Christmas Day dinner. I was so busy making dinner that I did not take any pictures of actual people. Amanda was excited about her Taylor Swift CD and requested a spoon to sing along. Collin had a hard time waiting to get home to open his giant lava lamp. We had a great time with the family.

The table before the party....

A couple photos Kyle snatched after dinner....

But Monika did get one of Grandma Woods and Grant....

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve at my parent's house. We had a great time, but the day went by too fast.

Grant's Christmas buns....
We ate way too much, so much that no one could eat dessert. We had homemade clam chowder and king crab for dinner, delicious! My family is used to feasting on dungeness and were amazed by the size of the king crab legs. Look at at the pure joy on my sister's face and the size of that meat

Finnegan was on his best behavior. We had to work to get this picture by putting peanut butter on the end of the bottle....

What a mess!!

The girls- Marcie, Mom, and me.

The boys- dad, Chad, Grant, Finn, and Kyle.

Our first Christmas. Grant is looking up at my mom and dad's ceiling fan. He loves that thing!

Dad taught us how to make lefsa this year- our favorite Norwegian treat. Sorry, grandma but but Dad has a recipe that makes the best lefsa we have ever tasted. We had a great time as you can see.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2 Months Old

Grant is now 2 months old! He weighed in at a whopping 12 lbs, 14 oz (in the 75th percentile). See below for the cute leg chunk.

The Grant report:

Playing: He in smiling alot know and even laughing. He found the mirror in his swing and thinks it is funny to look at himself. When he gets excited he makes short quick breaths. He likes to stand on our legs and jump. By jumping I mean we lift him up and down and he moves his legs up and down too- it is so cute. He is getting better at holding his head on his own. He knows his mom and dad and follows our voices and turns to look at us.

Sleeping: He is great at taking naps and traveling in the car, but he is not sleeping longer than 3 hr segments during the night. Hopefully, we can break this habit in the next few weeks before I head back to work!

Grant got to see his two gorgeous lady friends, Madison and Taryn, on Friday (he was much more into it than when he first met the girls at 4 wks old). My girlfriend, Mandy, from Bonney Lake, has 6 mo old darling twin girls. Here is a picture of the three trouble makers....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our tree and more.....

Grant' x-mas stocking

Grantie Claus

2009 Christmas Outing

It is time for the annual Christmas outing!

The tradition started a couple of years ago when we saw the Seattle Men's Choir x-mas concert and then SPU's Christmas concert last year. This year Marcie and Chad were in charge of the outing and they wanted to do something "fun." Well, they came through and on Sunday we spent the evening at Bellevue Square. First we watched the Christmas Carol in 3D at the IMAX. Check out the groovy glasses below. Then we watched the x-mas show out on the street. They have Christmas characters, lights, fake snow, and some rocking x-mas tunes.

Here is Grant peeking out of his snuggly stroller and watching the show!

And those crazy cool glasses....

Everyone is thirsty!