Thursday, October 28, 2010

Griffin is 2 months old!

My Little Lovebug is 2 months old! Can you believe it? I can't! Seems like time is flying (like always) and with 2 kids, seems like it is flying by faster all the time!
Griffin went for his 2 month well check with Dr. Korte last Friday, he weighed in at 11lb 11oz and was 23 inches long! He also got his first set of immunizations....Uggh! He of course, balled his eyes out, but Mommy stayed strong and did better than expected. I guess after the first child, the immunization thing gets a little easier! The first 24 hours after the shots was a little rough, he was quite fussy and ran just a low grade temp....nothing that a little Tylenol couldn't fix! :)
As you can see by the above pictures, he is quite the happy little baby, but don't let the pics fool you....he can also be quite the angry little baby as well! What can I say...when he is happy, he is happy and when he is mad, he is MAD!!!! Thank goodness the mad thing only seems to occur when he is hungry or tired (and occasionally after a poopy!)
He coos like crazy and "talks" a lot when he is happy (aka...has a full belly!) I could sit and talk to him is absolutely adorable! He also giggles every now and then which is super.... ADORABLE!
Needless to say I am enjoying my time home with the much so, that I decided that this is what I should be doing all the time! Thats right, I am finally going to be a STAY AT HOME MOMMY! I called my boss a week and a half ago and told her that I wouldn't be coming back to work in November as originally planned! After many long conversations with Bobby and much deliberating on my part, I made the decision! We decided that financially we are in a position to where we don't necessarily need my income anymore and the boys are only going to be little once! Therefore, I am going to take advantage of this opportunity while I can! A big THANK YOU to my husband for all of his hard work in making my dream come true & to GOD for making all of this possible! I am such a lucky girl! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Parker's First Field Trip!

Parker went on his first field trip with his pre-k class, and because I am still off work on maternity leave, I was able to go too! It was a lot of fun & very informative for the kids...and moms too! We started off the field trip watching a Sesame Street video about fires, firefighters, and the fire station. After the video, the kids got to see a real life firefighter dressed up in all his gear! They wanted the kids to see the firefighter all dressed up so that they could see what they look like and if there is ever a fire, they won't be afraid to go to the firefighter for help. I'm not sure this worked for Parker though, he was still pretty freaked out by the get up & refused to shake the firefighter's hand!

They taught the kids about the firefighters gear and how it protects him from fire.

They showed the kids how the firefighters breathe using an oxygen tank which they carry on their backs....

They taught the kids about stop, drop, & roll and then asked for volunteers. Of course, Parker was all about it! Anything to get up out of his seat for a few minutes! lol!

They were taught to cover their faces while rolling.

After the video and discussion, the kids got to go outside and see the fire trucks....

And the cool pole that the firefighters slide down when they get called out for a fire...

All the kids got a chance to get up inside the fire truck for a picture (I'm hoping his teacher got a better one than I did!)

They also all got an opportunity to spray the water hose! How cool is that! I'm not gonna lie, I kinda wanted to spray it myself! :)

Parker was totally into this!

And how could you not be, when you got to spray the firefighter who was standing across the street!

But I think his favorite part of the whole field trip was getting to ride the bus to and from the fire station! Its the simple things that kids get the biggest kick out of!

And I had to get a picture of him with his field trip souvenirs...a fire helmet & an official firefighter badge! Too cute!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Here are some pics that I snapped of Bobby & the boys! Hard to get a good pic of everyone....trying to get a 3 year old and a newborn to look at the camera & smile at the same time is almost impossible, but I did manage to get a couple good shots! How lucky am I to have a house full of such handsome boys! What do you all they look like their dad or do they look like me?

More Griffin Pics

Pretty Boy!
Strike a pose!
Hello! many more pics do we have to take?
Just Chillin'
Bright Eyes!
Cutie Pie!
Little Grin!
Sweet face!
Bird Mouth!

Here are some pics that I took of Griffin during some of our many photo shoots! I am trying not to be one of those moms who have all kinds of pictures of their first born, but have hardly any of the second child! So far so camera & my phone are full of Griffin pics! How could you not wanna take pics of that sweet face!

Apple Festival 2010

Parker & Elayna=Best Buds!
Riding fair rides with Elayna & Parker Rose
Checking out all the buttons & gadgets!
Parker Rose is over this ride!
Is this a happy face or a look of terror?
Mikayla, Elayna, Parker & Drake
Sleeping at the Apple Festival Grand Parade
Brotherly Love!
Daddy & Parker watching the Parade

Griffin is 1 Month Old!

Griffin Thomas 1 month old
Parker Anthony 1 month old I wanted to post a picture of Griffin at 4 weeks old and also post a picture of Parker at 4 weeks old for comparison for those of you who are trying to decide...."Does he look like Parker?" I think there are similarities between the two of them, especially in the eyes & nose. The obvious difference of course being THE HAIR!!!
Griffin is a good baby, much like his brother was. He only cries when he is hungry or tired, but unlike Parker, his cry is more like a scream where as Parker always just kinda whimpered.
When his belly is full & he has had plenty of sleep, he is usually full of smiles, he also coos a lot! He has already had his first cold (compliments of his brother) which consisted of a cough & low grade fever, kinda scary with him only being a month old, but he recuperated quickly! At the time of his doctor's appt. for his cold (at which time he was 6 weeks old) he weighed in at 9lb 60z! He is definitely growing fast, gaining 2 pounds in just a month and a half! We love having Griffin here, he has been a wonderful addition to our family and now with 2 boys keeping us busy, our family feels more complete! I will continue to keep you updated with pictures! Stay tuned!