Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Department of the Grandparent (D.O.T.G.) has just declassified the following document.


EYES ONLY:


On November 29th, 2008 Special Grandparent Codename Patty (other A.K.A.s known but not declassified) tasked Secret Agent "Gray Baby" with a nefarious mission. Secret Agent "Gray Baby" was to accomplish at all costs the feeding of "human food" to the civilian canine know as Tonka.

On December 21st, 2008 Agent Gray Baby was pleased to report a successful mission with multiple chunks of banana fed to the canine.

Unfortunately the agents secret identity was compromised as enemies of the D.O.T.G., codename Parents, witnessed the act taking place. Agent Gray Baby is confident that despite "losing his cover" he will continue to be able to undertake special operations for the D.O.T.G. in the years to come.

This document is a confidential memo of the Department of the Grandparent.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Look Ma, No Hands

Since crawling was so easy, Grayson has decided to move on (or up) to standing. Watch out world, here he comes...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Depressed Dog Claims Impending Doom


This just in from our source on the ground. Local dog depressed over eminent demise.
Exclusive interview indicates formerly happy dog acknowledges that his end is near. Dog states, "I used to be loved... Until they brought home the screaming midget human terror. I have been on the outside looking in ever since." The dog, known as Tonka, insists that the newest addition to his family is "out to get him" and has made repeated threats on his life. The screaming midget human terror, known colloquially as baby, was unavailable for comment, apparently busy taking a nap. The dog concludes that he felt safe while the baby was immobile, able to "stay out of his murderous clutches" but is now unable to sleep as he has witnessed the baby crawl and knows it is only a matter of time until the baby is able to realize his terrible plans. At this time no evil doing has been reported. Dog is sleeping with one eye open.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween

We usually are not big on Halloween, but I have a feeling that that will change as Grayson gets more excited about it. This year he was a dinosaur/monster. The costume was just like fuzzy jams with scales and ears. Of course it was unseasonably warm on Halloween this year so he was baking. The daycare had a parade and it was so fun to see all the babies dressed up. All of the kids were super excited! We took the G-man to trick-or-treat to 3-4 houses in the neighborhood so that mommy and daddy could get some candy. Here are a couple of our favorite pics.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shutterfly Updates

The Shutterfly site is once again up to date. I appologize for the delay, I have been getting all sorts of increasingly hostile e-mails regarding this issue and I want everyone to know that I hear your pleas and the pictures are all once again available.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Visit to the Left Coast

After much haranguing and arm twisting we relented to a long weekend trip to California so that Grayson could meet his Great Grandmother Stella McTeer. This of course was Grayson's first airplane ride. He did fabulously and charmed everybody in sight at both airports. We were very lucky to be able to see many of the members of this side of the family, they all were glad to meet Grayson and catch up with the best looking part of the Colorado clan.


G'ma Stella, Mama, G-Man, Cousin Sawyer & Bobby McTeer


Mama, G-Man & Mike McTeer


Aunt Mamie, G'ma Stella & G-Man

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Let's Start With Running

Grayson has requested that he be able to skip sitting up, crawling, standing and walking in order to get to running sooner. We have signed him up for a marathon next weekend.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Starting Solids

We started Grayson on solids this week. The doctor's wanted us to wait as long as we could, but he was ready. He has been watching the older babies at daycare eat their cereal so he has pretty much got it figured out. His mouth is constantly open so getting the cereal in is easy, it's the keeping it in that is hard :).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Date Night

Nick and I have decided to establish a weekly date night (Saturdays). This gives the grandparents (and other various family members) a chance to get their G-man fix and it gets Mommy & Daddy out of the house together. Last weekend we went to Red Lobster and Aunt Kathy and Uncle Chris watched the little man. He just loves Aunt Kathy (lots of laughing when she arrived). Uncle Chris is crazy and Grayson isn't sure what to make of him. Can't turn off the Wolfe Man. We need more ideas for cheap or free date nights.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Shutterfly Updates

I have uploaded the September photos to the Shutterfly page. I also removed the huge Grayson album and will be replacing it with smaller monthly Grayson albums for easier navigation. Please bear with me during this reorganization.

Monday, September 22, 2008

First Cold of the Season

Well, we knew it was going to happen. Grayson started daycare and we all got sick within the first 3 weeks. I got it first (last Saturday) and then Grayson and Nick came down with it Thursday. Grayson seems to have just blasted through it no problem. I kept him home on Friday and he went back to school today. He is mostly better, just a little more tired then usual. Nick is feeling pretty awful still. I am feeling mostly the same as I have since I got sick more than a week ago. I know that this is just the beginning. We are looking forward to a long winter.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Daycare

Grayson started daycare last week. It is such a great fit for all of us. We are so excited to have found a place that he is happy and that we feel totally comfortable leaving him. According to his head teacher Ms. Carol in the Cottontails classroom he loves to sit at the table and watch the other babies eat and he talks to his new friend Chance all day. So cute. He looks so big sitting at the table with the other babies. They have been great about trying to stick to his schedule and he has been cooperating in that respect also. It is just such a loving and happy environment, we are truly blessed to have them be part of the "village" that will be helping us raise him.

4 month doctor's appt

Grayson had his 4 month doctor's appointment last week. I can't believe he is 4 months old already! Anywho, he was 16 pounds 6 ounces (80th percentile) and 26.75 inches (96th percentile). Where did this big baby come from? I still can't believe how big he is. His development is great. He is constantly rolling from his back to his belly, has great hand to mouth coordination and loves to stand up. As for his social/verbal skills he is also doing great, he turns his head to look at noises (especially mommy's voice), smiles at friendly people and it starting to become more verbal (says "ahgoo"). The Dr. thinks that he might be teething (swollen gums), we shall see.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Photos

Since our number one request is always for more pictures of Grayson, we have created a shutterfly web site that we will try to keep updated.

http://okanefamily.shutterfly.com

Please contact us for the access password.

One of my favorite pics taken at 3 months

Welcome

Hello all. We started this blog as a forum to provide information about the O'Kane family and extended family for those who are interested in such things. Mostly it's for the latest and greatest on Grayson Paul. I will try to keep up with the postings on a weekly basis and include pictures.