Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Super Sonic Speed

I think Gray's gear shift is stuck on super sonic speed these days. Rarely do we actually see him any more...he's more like a blur...kind of like Dash from the Incredibles. Come to think of it, they do look quite a bit alike. Sometime I'll have to include a picture of him in a superhero mask. Spitin' image. Ironically, I thought about naming him Dash. It was on my list of cute boys names. Spencer vetoed it.

Yesterday the family was hanging out in the family room and I didn't want to be excluded so I brought the laundry in to fold and Gray unfolded it faster than I could get it folded. He figured out how to get past all baby locks...he can't open them, but he knows how to break them. He can open doors. In fact, he learned how to open doors BEFORE he even learned how to walk. If you ever can't find him, check the garage. This only proved to be a problem once when the garage was accidentally left open and I found him down the street. He won't be held. He throws EVERYTHING. In fact, he has quite an arm. Gray's my first kid who's a natural with a ball...now if we could just limit his throwing to balls. He empties cupboards and drawers. He can finagle himself out of a stroller without the slightest bit of struggle. And the second you start to unbuckle his car seat, he's out and half way to the street before you realized what happened.

Kids this age always tend to be mischievous, but he has been my worst by far. I'm pretty sure Parker got into just as much as Gray, but not at lightening speed. Honestly, Grayden is constantly on turbo drive. One time, about a month ago, I saw him sit down for a combined day total of 45 minutes when he had a fever. Other than that, he is on the go ALWAYS. ALWAYS. That kid can't hold still for anything.

But in all his craziness, he thankfully is not a climber (besides the stairs). We have some small kids chairs that he is deathly afraid of. You put him on there and he's stuck until you get him off. Gray just doesn't get that his feet are only a couple inches from the floor. On a grown-up chair, he'll flip to his belly and slide off, but he can't do that on these pint-sized chairs. So last night, I set him on there so I could finish up folding my laundry. It was the perfect time out. He of course couldn't hold still, but he was distraught. He sat backwards and sideways and was all over that chair, but wouldn't for the life of him get off. I thought it was so cute and funny (I know I'm not nice) that after I finished my folding I kept him on a few more minutes to snap some pictures.





I never thought I was much of a baby person...and I'm still not a newborn person AT ALL. But I'm finding I can enjoy this age despite the mischief. Grayden is 16 months now. When the other two crazies hit this age, I was so pregnant I didn't take the time to enjoy it. I was busy whining about pregnancy and preparing for the next kid. Gray is freakin' hilarious. He makes me laugh all day long. Even his trouble is funny. It's so hard to believe such a small body can pack so much personality.



He loves to make us laugh. It's not just by accident. He LOVES to tease...mostly Reid because Reid can't stand it. But he teases the dog a lot, too. And he even teases Parker when he knows Parker is vulnerable. He loves his brothers. He talks baby gibberish a mile a minute. Neither of my other two did that. He is high drama. He puts on an act for everything. Gray loves to be silly. He loves to wear costumes (hooray). And not to mention, he is unbelievably CUTE.

I just can't wait to see how this personality evolves as he grows. I hope he continues to entertain me...that's why I had kids in the first place.

19 comments:

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Wow he sounds like what I would picture our kids being like hearing about Kip as a child and knowing me? He sounds like a crack up!!! So much personality that is for sure! Well he is cute as ever and I LOVE that he will not get off of that chair, that cracks me up so much, random!

Erin said...

Man I wish we lived closer, our geeks would get along so well with your crazies! That post totally reminds me of Austin-I loved Austin as a toddler!!

Kris said...

Well I just want to scoop him up and give him a great big hug!!! Enjoy every second of it Katie! It flies by!

Lauri said...

This is even funnier to read than when you told me the story the other day. I think it's hilarious that he's afraid to get off that little chair. Can't wait to see him (and the other grand-crazies) next month!

Genn said...

He is looking so much older. And a lot like Reid I think. They all look alike though. So cute too. That is too funny about that chair. I'm glad you took pictures so we could see. He is adorable. I'm glad he's so entertaining!

Kelly said...

I loved those pictures, and how you describe him is just too much! I love that he is a BOY through and through! He is just hilarious, the things he has done- and YES, so unbeleviably cute- much like the rest of you all!!

Jen said...

That is so funny about the chair. I too love this age so much. They are super hard and super cute at the same time. The only time I really hate this age though is at church I can't wait until he is in nursery.

Nicole said...

This age is definitely fun! Umm, interesting. Okay, okay, both.

Debbie said...

I love hearing about your adorable , fun loving boys. The chair pictures totally crack me up. What a funny sight to watch him! Your doing such a good job with those little guys, keep having fun, they grow and change so fast.

jeanine said...

Gray is getting so big! I can't believe it! In a lot of ways he reminds me of James--getting into mischeif, never holding still, finding his way into crazy trouble, and TEASING. He LOVES to tease William. (It's kind of funny) Thank goodness he hasn't learned to break childproof locks or I'd be in trouble. He does however LOVE to climb too. This week he learned to open the deadbolt to the front door--NOT GOOD! I wish I could set him in a chair without him moving. That would be GREAT.

Abbey said...

That makes me tired for you. It doesn't seem that long ago that Rossi was that young and going at that speed. Thank heavens Annie is a little slower and more calm.

s.k.i.p. said...

Hey over there! fyi - I got here through the healthy 10 weeks blog. Just wondering if there's another one in the making soon? I actually tried emailing you a bit ago, no response, before I realized that it was an email set up for the competition, and since no more competition... i figured it out. Anyway, if there's another, I'm rounding up some to join (I'm ready to try it again). If not, I'd like to start one of my own, based on YOUR idea.... hence the comment.... wondering what's in the making/how you felt about it.

Amanda B. said...

He is a cutie! So funny that he won't get off that chair! :) I think toddlers are absolutely hilarious! They are a lot of work but so fun and good for so many laughs! :)

Jessica said...

He is to cute and too much fun. He and Emmy would get along great. She is into older kids. :) I love that he teases his older brothers. What a fun kid.

amelia said...

OK - so funny he can't figure out to get off. Love that you documented this.

It gave me so much comfort when you left a comment on my blog that the newborn stage was hard for you, too. I guess we'll see if motherhood just gets harder for me as they get older, but those newborn days are ROUGH.

Traci Elizabeth said...

OH my...he is so big all of a sudden! He is seriously adorable. I could totally see him as a "Dash".

Megan said...

If there were an Olympic Event for unfolding laundry, emptying cubboards, and unscrewing from stroller buckles I think Lucy and Gray would be fierce competition for each other. Even when she is buckled into a seat she is constantly kicking her legs, never stops moving!
I think I could have written this post about Lucy, only she climbs and climbs and climbs. Someday, I hope we can get our crazies all together for some mass craziness.

Autumn said...

That's HILARIOUS about the chair!! Seriously. How couldn't you take pictures? Its funny how different he is from your other kids (at that age anyway).

gibblove said...

Ok, so this was one of the funniest stories I have read in a long time. I LOVE it!! I can totally picture all of it as it was happening. The whole chair thing, on my goodness, got me laughing so hard:o

I really needed this laugh today. Thank you for sharing your fun:)

~Becca:)