Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Grady's Preschool Christmas Concert

OMG...I was looking forward to Grady's Christmas program this year.  This age it is so fun to watch them sing and do their hand gestures.  The teachers work so hard teaching them and it's so fun to watch what they do in front of a crowd.  Grady had been practicing for about a month and we talked about standing still and singing his songs...I knew he knew the words.  Well....first off, he looked very handsome in his outfit but during the concert he picked his nose and put his finger in his mouth (don't worry I got it on camera) and then most of the time he was looking behind him to see what the boys were doing.  Picture overload below...he had lots of supporters at his program and we all had some pretty good laughs!

Monday, February 19, 2018

2017 Tree Farm

Grady decided this year that he wanted to have a real tree in his playroom. Usually, he has a fake white tree that he decorates with his ornaments.  Jesse and I have never had a real tree since we've been married so we thought it would be a good year to do it. 

Daddy, I'll catch it when it falls!

We headed to the tree farm on a Saturday afternoon.  It was fairly warm and Grady and Jesse found their tree pretty quickly.  I was able to to get a few pictures and Grady helped his daddy cut the tree down.  He also got to help the guy shake the tree (he thought it was pretty cool).  I'm not sure what kind of tree it was but it was so soft.  I hung the lights but because of the texture of the tree I had to shove the ornaments to the back of the limbs so they would stay on. 
Grady checked the tree everyday to see if it needed water.  He decided after Christmas was over that he was going to go with his white tree next year!

Friday, February 16, 2018

2017: Santa Claus Visits

Grady got to see Santa Claus twice this year.  We went to Bass Pro for something in November and there was no line to see Santa.  So we quickly took advantage and Grady sat on his lap.  He was a little hesitant at first because a 3 year old ahead of him in line completely lost his mind.  Like crying/screaming, terrified.  So Grady was a little reluctant to go sit on his lap.  Once he realized he would get a candy cane he went for it! 

In mid December we headed to Jordan Creek Mall to do our annual photo with the Santa there.  He has been a Santa at the mall for as long as I can remember.  Grady did great standing in line for about 20 minutes...told Santa what he wanted to Christmas, gave him a first bump, and then we headed to Barnes and Noble to browse and to Build a Bear.  Him and I had a great few hours together...just mommy and Grady time!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grady: Tae Kwon Do/Basketball

This fall we enrolled Grady in basketball and Tae Kwon Do.  Basketball was on Saturday mornings and he had a great time.  His practices were done through the Y and they just taught them basics. He had so much fun every week running around burning off some energy and learning a little about basketball. He will probably do this again next year.  He LOVES to be active and make new friends.

We also signed him up for Tae Kwon Do.  He LOVED it.  I think the two times per week were a bit much for him but the last two times he went he got to break a board.  He was so proud of himself.  I really enjoyed watched him do Tae Kwon Do.  They teach them listening skills, how to follow directions, and respect.  He will do this again next year too!

As far as the spring goes he might do tee-ball and I need to sign him up for swim lessons at the Y (he will also take lessons in the summer).  We are going to have a busy summer with a new baby but I'm sure we will find more activities for Grady to do!