Soon after her birthday bash, she started Kindergarten. Here's the first day of school:
It was a rough first week. It's something new, and sometimes she has a hard time adjusting. But I think once she gets used to it, she'll learn to love it. And then there were a couple days that I wasn't at the school right when she got out (I was late maybe a minute), and she was crying when I got there. I understand it's a little frightening not seeing mommy, and for some reason she feels like I'm abandoning her if I'm not there. I talked with her about it and reassured her that even if I wasn't right there when she got out, that I WOULD BE THERE. She felt a little better and promised to try and wait a minute before starting to freak out. Such a brave girl!
Since Grayson is about 17 months now, I decided to make a list of all the things he can do now. First, the words he can say relatively well (some better than others):
- Bye-bye (also the same word for night-night)
I'm really sad that despite all the time I spend with him, and the work I put into raising him, he still has yet to call me Mama or any other variation of that word. I think he thinks that to get my attention, all he has to do is scream at an eardrum throbbing volume. Unfortunately, his method works. But I'm still working on that. I keep hearing from everyone that he will grow out of it.
Now for the list of all the funny things he does at this age. I feel like I need to make this list so I'm reminded that he can be very very cute when he's not being a tiny monster (tiny as in his actual size, not the ability of this guy to make a disaster happen in a short span of time, hence, MONSTER is the perfect word to describe him). So at 17 months Grayson likes:
- Putting on shoes
- Playing in water
- Light switches
- Making car sounds with his toy cars
- Pushing chairs/strollers
- Mimicking Kayla
- Pointing at things for us to say the word for them (especially a wall art piece that Grandma gave us from Hawaii)
- Shoving his whole hand into daddy's stomach through his mouth (only a slight exaggeration)
- Helping mommy cook (or just take the spoon to try and stir the pot of food himself)
- Cuddling stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets (especially the fuzzy kind)
- Hugging babies and small animals
- Jumping and running
- Being outside
- Making the biggest mess he can with his food
In other news, Brandon is almost done filming his web series, Unsung Heroes. Yay! We're expecting to have his first episode out on Oct 10. So be on the lookout for these two goofballs. It's been really fun watching them put it all together.