Friday, June 13, 2008

Model #4

Our most recent model, Grant, produced March of 2006 is quite the explorer. Looking almost exactly like model #1 (at age 2) he is a very efficient producer of . . . trouble. Busier than all the other models put together this model causes just as much pain as he does joy to the entire family. He is often found pushing chairs up to counters and getting spices and other ingredients out of the cupboard (which he intends to dump into bowls in the basement), operating the sewing machine, turning on the water in the bathroom and filling the sink with soap, cleaning the toilet, jumping off the table and any other surface he can find, and leaving the house through the side door to get to our neighbor's trampoline. Where are his producers you ask? Typically, sitting back studying these unexpected behaviors behind the locked bathroom door with candy bar in hand. These behaviors have caused field engineers to bar the side door with furniture, store every machine, electronic device and tool available (including the drill). They are also considering putting all the chairs on top of the kitchen table (in school fashion) but are concerned what alternative trouble he will get into. Producers have found that putting this model to work peeling carrots, washing dishes, scrubbing floors and folding laundry actually reduces some of these more troublesome behaviors.

Besides making messes Grant spends much of his time discovering new (entertaining) things, making everyone laugh. He likes to squat down like a frog and walk around the house when he thinks no one is looking, rides around the house on lego truck skates (pictured) and sings "we will wok you." When asked to "hop into bed real quick" he takes off galloping saying, "hop, hop, hop" all the way to his room. Instead of the classic "no" he prefers saying "uh uh" causing much amusement to his Aunt Diana. He also insists on saying every prayer over meals, gives hugs and kisses when he's not in the mood to throw toys at those around him, and can sometimes be found sitting still holding his silk, sucking his thumb.

Fuel Source: reading on the couch, "wips" (chips), "ditdees" cookies, "nandy" (candy), lullabies and the silk--orange in color at present.


katie said...

That's a really good picture of Grant. He's a handsome kid. I like your description of him. Good luck with him.

Tami said...

Can't wait to meet this kid! What a cutie.

Nanci said...

My gosh! Grant has grown up SO much! Still as cute as ever! No need for a formal exercise program since you're always chasing him around.

leigh said...

now you finally know what it's like to have 1 boys like mine! cute grant.

leigh said...

oops - i meant boy.

Diana said...

I love the lego truck skates. He just makes me laugh. When he stayed with me it was so fun. My girls just adore him. He is a funny, funny kid.

Christy said...

I just love him!
He reminds me of a little poem

Two and a Half
Hold him a little longer
Rock him a little more
Tell him another story
(You've only told him four)
Let him sleep on your shoulder
Rejoice in his happy smile
HE is only two and a half
For such a little while!

keep up the chase..

Karen said...

It has been fun to catch up on your blog. I haven't been blogging as of late. Things are starting to slow down finally.
The kids are sooo cute. It is fun to see what they look like and what their persoanlities are like. I'm so glad you started a blog.