We realize that any facial expression Grayson makes right now is purely happenstance. Nevertheless, he does make some cute faces.
|Deep in Thought|
|Most Common Grayson Expression - The "Ooh" Face|
Visiting Aunt Sis, Uncle Pete and Great Grandma Gosney
We took a trip down to OKC to visit Matt's Mom and Dad. While there we were able to introduce Grayson to Matt's sister Tami (Grayson's Aunt Sis) and his Uncle Pete. He also got to meet his Great Grandma Gosney, who was very excited to see another Great-Grand.
|Out Cold Sleeping on Aunt Sis|
|With Great Grandma Gosney & Dad|
Several of Sharon's friends wanted to hold a baby shower prior to Grayson's arrival. Well, Grayson had other ideas and showed up early. So we took the opportunity as soon as we could to make our way back out to Centerton to see our friends across the border. We sure do miss NWA! Thanks to Cori Graham for organizing and Jan Saumweber for hosting. We had such a great time catching up with everyone. (We also thought it appropriate that Grayson's first Sacrament Meeting be at the Centerton Ward. That way if he cried he'd be drowned out by the 150 other babies.)
|Grayson Got a Lot of Lap Time with a Lot of People|
|Catching up with Good Friends|
|Grayson Assuming the Cuddle Position with Cori - Laura is Rightfully Jealous!|
A couple of weekends ago Sharon's sister Cathy flew in for Grayson's baby blessing. Matt's brother Will and his wife Lauri and their kids Tag, Lucy and Sam came up the next day. So it was an exciting time at our house! Everybody went to the Jenks Aquarium where Tag enjoyed the sharks and Lucy found them to be scary. Tag did not, however, enjoy the smell around the beaver exhibit. Evidently beavers and otters do not smell very good.
|Tag Playing in the Back Yard|
|Lucy Having Fun in the Yard|
|Aunt Sharon, Grayson, Cathy, the Beaver, and a Non-Plussed Tag|
|Grayson with Dad at the Shark Tank|
On June 10th we had Grayson's Baby Blessing. As you can see from the photo we had the support of so many family members, we felt very loved and supported! Grayson is now all blessed up, although we haven't really noticed that much difference.
|The Whole Baby Blessing Crew|
|Mom, Dad & Grayson|
|Grayson Knows Something You Don't Know|
|This is Probably Just Gas|
After the baby blessing Sharon's brother Aaron and his wife Shonee spent a couple of days with us in Tulsa. While we were here, we went on a tour of the local Blue Bell Ice Cream factory. It really wasn't quite as awesome as it sounds, but we did get free ice cream.
|Note Sharon is Holding her Free Ice Cream|
|Aaron and Shonee|
|Grayson is Ready to Blow this Popsicle Stand|
|Grayson was Glad to Hang with Uncle Aaron, Despite the Frown|
|Penny Enjoyed the Excitement of It All|
Unfortunately, Grayson doesn't get to sleep in his favorite position all of the time. But when he does, as you can see below, he takes full advantage.
Matt had another birthday on the 16th of June, and as usual his sweet wife did a wonderful job making it an extra-special day. He started with breakfast at one of his favorite places (a local spot called Brookside By Day, awesome buckwheat pancakes.) Then that evening everyone (Matt, Sharon, Grayson and Penny) went to the drive-in to see The Avengers! Seeing the movie was great, but seeing it at the drive-in made it that much cooler. (Not cooler temperature-wise. It was actually boiling.) We pooped out before the 2nd feature, but still had a great time and Matt had a WONDERFUL birthday.
|The Admiral Twin!|
|Dad and Grayson at the Drive-In - Dad Wearing His New B-Day Shirt|
|Anxiously Awaiting the Movie to Start|
Matt was born on Father's Day, which means his birthday usually falls close to that Sunday. This year, the day after Matt's birthday he got to have his very first Father's Day. Grayson got his dad a beautiful personalized frame for his desk at work. (Mom probably helped with that purchase.) But Grayson is the best Father's Day gift a Dad could have! (Mom helped a LOT with that one, too.)
|This One is Going in the Frame|
|After Church on Father's Day|
|Dad Needs to Work on that Double Chin|
|Dad and Grayson on Father's Day|
Lesli & Roger and Crew
Matt's cousin Lesli and her husband Roger and their crew of three made a quick visit to Tulsa on their way to see Lesli's Mom and Dad in Centerton. The girls wanted to see Grayson. And, given how cute he is, it's totally understandable.
|Grayson surrounded by Women!|