Happy Thanksgiving! This year we had a quiet holiday with just the three of us enjoying Grant’s first turkey day. He obviously dressed for the occasion, and was ready to eat turkey right away.
Ready to eat turkey
We started the day by participating in the Columbus Turkey Trot 5-mile walk with Katie, Trevor & Laurel.
Grant is race ready.
We were the last walkers across the starting line. Apparently such honor comes with a police escort!
Thanks Columbus City Police Department!
Fortunately we made up some time during the walk and weren’t the last to cross the line.
The end in sight
Hooray. We made it!
Grant decided to sleep during the walk, but fortunately woke up for the last mile. He was very excited to check out his Turkey Trot finishers medal.
Grant enjoying his finishers medal.
Grant’s first Halloween, and we have a drooling Lion cub in our midst. Mr. Man’s top front teeth are starting to come in, so Grant has been soaking every bib in the house. He’s also learned how to blow raspberries with his lips and tongue, so our house sounds like a whoopee cushion is being sat on every few seconds.
Here is our ferocious lion:
Grant’s first punkin, as you can see Grant’s smile had an impact on the pumpkin design.
Whoa, whoa. Dad, I saw you just open this guy up and scoop out his insides and he’s still smiling?
Hard to believe young Mr. Grant will be 7-months next week! Also hard to believe how busy a little boy can keep us.
Since autumn is both Sarah and my favorite season, we have enjoyed taking Grant along with us to enjoy some of our fall traditions. Pumpkin patches, walking in the leaves, caramel apples (none for Grant yet) and other fun activities.
We’re looking forward to Halloween, although I’m not going to tell what costume we already have for Grant, you’ll just have to check back in
At daycare Grant got his first school photo, and it came out great, and in true Grant style there is a bit of drool visible. Oh well, plenty more years to get some more school photos to have fun with (as daddy also had some pretty goofy school photos).
Hey, I’m in the hay!
These won’t do, I want bigger pumpkins
What frost warning?
Well, I finally got some time to sit and write a new post. Grant’s daycare is closed this week for an annual cleanup and repair, so Grant and I are spending the week together which has been great. While the lil man is asleep I uploaded several new collections of photos (70+ photos) from some of Grant’s past few weeks.
We’ve had several people stop by and visit; including a few Grandmas, Great-Grandparents, Great-Aunts, and a Great-Cousin.
Grant continues to improve on his sitting and will even stand (assisted) for a while. I’m not quite ready for him to toddle around the house yet (nor are the cats), but I know it’s not terribly far off. Grant has even tried a few servings of rice cereal, however he’s still not quite sure on that one.
What is this? Where is the bottle?
Now I hear some stirring in the nursery, so time to go. I’ll post something else by the end of the week about Pelotonia, a big thank you to those who donated!
It looks like now we have even more reason to look forward to Monday. Not only will we meet our new baby, but I also get to go to the bureau of motor vehicles to get my license renewed. Apparently OH requires that you renew it every 4 years. It’s a good thing Pauly mentioned it, or I would never have checked the expiration date. Here’s how our Monday schedule is shaping up:
8am – go to the Ohio BMV
12 noon – go to the hospital
2pm – deliver our baby
Perhaps I should try to work in a dentist appointment?
Ah, early spring. Nothing like grabbing an almost 9-month pregnant wife, three cats, and some flashlights while dashing into the crawl space during an unseasonal tornado watch. Everything worked out, and we’re just glad labor didn’t kick in while under the house
Henderson and Kenny