Friday, January 16, 2015

Six and a Quarter

If you ask Gray how old he is, he'll tell you, "I'm six and a quarter!" Apparently every quarter counts when you're six and I love seeing people react to his answer. A man at church recently asked him and after getting a chuckle at Grayson's response, he turned to me and said, "Well that's one way to learn fractions."

Six and a quarter is a really fun age. Gray wants so badly to be grown up and wants to be with his parents all the time. It can make bedtime challenging and we're working through another round of him coming into our bed at night just because he "wants to be with the rest of the family." I try to remind myself that soon enough he won't think we're cool, so I'm trying to soak up this time while I can. Most mornings, I wake up and look over to find Michael and Grayson laying the exact same way -- on their backs, shirtless and with both arms up over their heads.

He's just so much fun and I want to be with him all the time too. A few of his current interests include:
  • "Working out" so he can have "huge" arm muscles like Mr. Mike (the OU gymnast that volunteers at Gray's school and he adores)
  • Dressing like a cowboy
  • Wearing a "house coat" (aka the robe that Nana & Popper gave him for Christmas that reminds him of Home Alone)
  • Singing constantly -- I often feel like I live in a musical because he bursts into silly songs all the time. He's been asking to go to children's choir at church which starts back up next Sunday, so hopefully we'll have an outlet for all of this singing! 
  • Asking to turn the radio up in the car. This goes along with his love of singing, but Gray can't get enough music, air guitar or air drumming
  • Reading like a champ! We can no longer spell out words in front of him, he's too quick to sound them out. 
  • Playing baseball -- Gray tells me he's going to play baseball for Norman North (the local high school) and is counting the days until the spring T-ball season starts. I should probably look that up. 
A boy in his beloved spiderman house coat

This is how Gray dressed himself to run errands with us last Saturday. He's got the heart and soul of a cowboy. When I asked to take his picture after lunch, he struck this pose all on his own which made me smile even more. Such a cute little dude. 

Proudly showing off his first chapter book from the school library. He's really excited and told Michael that the cover is "so cool!" I'm glad he loves to read and can't believe my baby is bringing home chapter books! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Overzealous Tooth Fairy Strikes Again

Grayson lost his second bottom tooth last week. He pulled on it right before bedtime and was then so ecstatic when it came out that he could barely go to sleep.

This time the tooth didn't go missing, so he was able to put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy. He also got to use the little plastic tooth box that he got from school, but couldn't use on his first tooth.

Once again, the tooth fairy outdid himself...leaving behind a small fossil sitting inside a dollar bill folded into a box. I'm interested to see how this pans out for the 18 remaining teeth left to fall out!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Is Anybody Home?

We're two weeks into the New Year and I'm just now sitting down to write a blog post. Apologies! We really haven't been up to much lately. The weather has been insanely cold and drizzly more often than not, so we're craving outside time and I'm running out of ideas for entertaining a little boy indoors. This seems to do the trick most days...

Gray loves hot chocolate, the more marshmallows the better!

After a lot of trial and error, Grayson has finally learned how to blow bubbles. Santa brought him a stash of bubble gum and he's been practicing his new skill daily. He's now able to show off to every store checkout person or random passerby. They are very impressed. 

We've also been working on painting a bird house that Nana gave us a while back. It has taken several coats of paint which is great for keeping us busy on dreary winter days. Gray has pained all the base coats and is now ready to assemble it and paint the finishing touches. I'll try to remember to take a picture when it's complete.