Friday, December 15, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Milestones at Eleven Months:

-We have a WALKER! Grant began walking about a week after his 10 month mark. He has mastered it and can now turn, pivot, and go from sitting to standing without holding onto anything for support. 
- Loves to eat! Enjoys meat (all kinds), berries, bananas & pancakes. 
- Still nursing 4-6 times a day; mostly for naps and bed, with a snack before dinner. 
- He is a Mr. Chatty Cathy! He talks and mimics all day. Some of his new phrases, "I did it!" "Is it?" and "Hi Dad". 
- Loves his Fisher Price Nativity from Gran. He loves to walk around with the hay bale and Baby Jesus, and can even say (in his own language) "Jesus"! 
- Besides his Nativity, his toys of choice are his diaper cream tube, old baseball cards & his bottle brush. 
- Grant loves books and reading. He has mastered holding a book on his own and turning the pages. 
- If he is every grumpy or tired, we turn on his "Funky Fun" playlist full of 1970's Funk music and his frown turns upside down! 
- Transitioned to a big boy car seat & thinks he is the coolest kid ever!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Happy Halloween from this Jurassic Bunch!
[Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler & their baby Dinosaur]

Thursday, October 19, 2017


 Milestones at Ten Months:
- Grant has taken a few steps! He is great at standing unassisted, and when motivated enough (and not really paying attention!) he will take 3-5 steps. He still prefers crawling because he is a speed demon! 
- He eats all table foods. Some of his favorites are meat (all kinds), green beans, cheese, corn and mandarin oranges. 
- His favorite toys are the Tupperware drawer, the carbon monoxide detector, and his Halloween books. 
- He started clicking his tongue and it's the cutest sound in the world. 
- He can mutter a few words; Dada, Oh, All Done (Ah-Do), Hi, and Bye Bye. 
- He loves to wave and put his hands above his head, usually while listening to music and dancing. 
- He prefers Earth, Wind and Fire over any other band.
- He has a crooked smile, perfect for Halloween with 5 Jack-O-Lantern teeth. 
- Loves to shower with Dad in the morning and play in the water!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


In September, we flew to Orlando, Florida and met the Jones family for a week at Disney World. We had the best time between park jumping, enjoying a water park and the pool, and eating yummy food! Grant was in heaven at each park, and especially loved "The Lion King" show in Animal Kingdom. Derek loved checking out the new Pandora land and ride at Animal Kingdom as well, which was really incredible! One of the most magical experiences was watching him try on his Mickey Ears for the first time! He was smiling at himself in the mirror in pure delight. He also LOVED the characters, and enjoyed kissing their noses. It was a great week and we had the best time spending time with one another at the happiest place on earth! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Milestones at Nine Months:

- Grant loves to cruise; he holds on to the table, chairs, anything he can stand up on and move
- He can hold himself in a standing position for about 4-6 seconds
- Loves to eat! Some of his favorites include rice, chicken, bananas, applesauce and Puffs
- He has 5 teeth and loves to show them off while smiling
- He could swing at the park ALL day
- He loves books and usually his favorite thing to play with, besides the Tupperware drawer
- Still loves to nurse & is his preferred way to be comforted
- Started to say "Da-Da" and is so excited when Daddy comes home
- Weighs and Measures: 28.5 inches & 19 lbs 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Grant and I were lucky enough to travel down south for the wedding of my first Jones cousin, Mackenzie. I remember my sister Rachel and I would dress up her, Dallin (our brother) and Madalyn (Mackenzie's sister) and play wedding ALL the time growing up, and now it really was a REAL wedding. It was a beautiful day and everything looked amazing! The flowers, the cake, the centerpieces, and Mackenzie and Nathan themselves. They were married in the Newport Beach Temple and had a lovely evening reception at a clubhouse in Coto de Caza (where they had their first kiss!). Grant was passed around by family, friends, and became best friends with a few of the bridesmaids. We had a great time and as always, we weren't there long enough. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Rock!