Grant the Tool Man

Every kid has their obsessions. For Grant he can get fixated on a toy or a book and want to do nothing else for anywhere from 10 minutes to a day or two. But it’s rare for an interest to be as consistent as Grant’s adoration of tools and all tool related activities.

He got his first set of tools at Christmas because of how much he loved helping daddy with any kind of “project.”


Hammering is a favorite and one of his earlier words was “hammer hammer hammer.” Complete with the motions🙂IMG_0099

Shockingly (or maybe not) his intense play tool practice has led to actual abilities using real tools. Grant was helping Andy build something this past spring. He turned around for a nanosecond and Grant had picked up a hammer and was actually properly holding the nail and hammer. Possibly more adeptly than I would…IMG_0060

No one can teach him something like dada.IMG_0059

Sometimes things get crazy and we hammer our other tools.

Not sure if this means he’ll be in construction or just really handy around the house like his dad, but I don’t see his love for tools going anywhere anytime soon!


Calvin Andrew | Three Months

Cal you are a sweet, happy baby that is fitting into our family perfectly🙂

We had great weather this past June so we spent lots of time outside. You are getting more active. If we hold you up you love to stretch out your legs to “stand.”IMG_0092Cal, your third month was your most eventful by far! We spent a week in Michigan on a family vacation where you did lots of things like go to the zoo!


You did not however sleep very much, so we had to do things like take naps with dad. You like your pacifier just like Grant, but you only have it for sleeping.IMG_0095

While on vacation you were so tired from NOT sleeping you just passed right out wherever you were.IMG_0093

Vacation aside, you are actually a very good napper. You take four naps a day and wake up twice a night usually to eat. Your big brother loves to come say HI HI HI to you whenever you wake up from a nap.IMG_0096

You are very strong and eager to get moving! You love to try to “climb” over dad.


If we prop you up you are able to hold your head and sit up pretty well.IMG_3868

We do lots of tummy time.IMG_3790

And you still give us your sweet little smiles.IMG_3883

We love you Cal! No doctors appointment this month so we don’t know your weight but you definitely “woke up” this month and are eating lots! Your little legs are getting chunky and I love it!