Friday, April 29, 2011

Griffin is 8 Months & A Day at the Park...

My little stinker turned 8 months old on April 19th...

Boyfriend is on the move!!!

Not only is he crawling everywhere, but he is also pulling up on anything & everything he can find!!

Which means we had to lower the matress in the crib so that he can't launch himself over the rail!!!


Let's hope that solves the problem!!

Some other Griffin stats...

He still just has the two teeth on bottom.
He is wearing 9 month clothing.
He started say da-da this past Monday.
And today I am pretty sure I heard him say bub-bub (parker).
He sleeps through the night (most nights).
He is eating fruits & veggies twice a day.
Drinking about 26-30 oz of formula a day.
He LOVES puffs & McDonalds french fries :)
(don't worry I only let him eat a couple!)

And for the most part...he is a pretty happy little boy!!

Today we had a play day at the park & of course
I brought my camera! Griffin is really easy to photograph
 because he pretty much stays put.... 

This was his first experience on the swings...I think they were a hit!!

That growling noise is new too, but don't worry...
it means he's HAPPY!

Parker on the other hand is way too busy playing
 to have his picture taken!!
I did, however, manage to snap a few...
This one arm behind the head thing is beyond me...
I think this is his super model pose!! Strutting his
stuff on the catwalk!

And getting a good pic of both of the two of them together....
You might as well forget it...

See what I mean?!?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!!

Hope you all had a fantastic Easter!! We had a wonderful day!!
The Easter Bunny brought the kids their baskets full of all kinds of goodies...

These bunny glasses...MY FAVORITE!!

We had all kinds of fun with these & they made for great pics!!

After Easter basket fun, we all got ready & headed off to church! I was hoping to get pics of the boys before church in their Easter outfits, but since we can't seem to get a break from the rain...that was out of the question!!

 After a powerful message at church & awesome worship, we headed to my Grandma Elsie's for dinner & had a special visit from the Easter Bunny!!

Love this pic!! Griffin is checking him out & Parker is
giving him "the eye" LOL!

Big Thanks to the Easter Bunny for making our Easter
extra special!!
And giving mommy the photo op she had been waiting for all day! :)

You would have thought it was Christmas instead of Easter when it came time to open Easter presents from all of the Grandma's and Aunt & Uncles....

It was insane the amount of gifts they got!!!

One thing is for kids aren't lacking in the LOVE department!! They are so blessed to have so many people who love & care for them!!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and took time to reflect on what Easter is all about!!

Thank you Jesus for washing away our sins & giving us
the gift of eternal life!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just a Day in the Sun...

Spent some time out in the yard this afternoon soaking up some sun & capturing the smiles of some pretty cute kids...
(if I do say so myself!)

These two are best buds...

If Griffin is screaming...Parker can almost always calm him down & make him smile!

Bubba is his best friend....and I just love that!! :)

And Parker couldn't be happier that mowing season is back in full effect...

Seriously, when we brought the tractor home from the storage unit..
It was like Christmas morning all over again!!

When this kid is on the lawnmower...he is in his glory!

Hope you all got out & enjoyed the beautiful weather we were having today!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

More Cute Pics...

  Hello, my name is Tonya...
and I am obsessed with love to take pictures of my children!

Just some more cute pics of my baby that I wanted to share...

Linking these photos up at...

I'm Lovin' It at Tidy Mom

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just Some Cute Pics...

These are just some pics of Griffin that I took one afternoon.  I thought they turned out pretty cute and I thought I would share.  He was sitting in the kitchen floor watching me unload the dishwasher & I had given him a pot & a spoon to play with. It was keeping him content & he was in a good mood, so I took advantage & snapped some photos...

Trying to eat the spoon in this one...

I can't believe how blonde his hair has gotten...

He is definitely growing up so quick....Sigh!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Parker counts to 10 in Spanish now that we have figured out that we can upload our videos from our phones to youtube we are going to be posting videos more often! Here is a video I took tonight of Parker counting to 10 in Spanish.
Its something that he has been  learning in school.

I went for his parent/teacher conference last Friday & the teacher told me that he wasn't counting to 10 yet with the class...I said..."Hmmm that's funny because at home he counts to 10 in English & Spanish. She couldn't believe it! Apparently, he is more interested in other activities while the class is counting...
Oh well...looks like he is still picking it up!

This video is my proof!! :) crack me up!!

Was in the middle of feeding Griffin his carrots & had to stop to video this...

Evidently, I am super funny...

What...You didn't know?!?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Who I am...

I am…a follower of Christ, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, & friend.

I want…a sewing machine…I am going to learn how to sew if it kills me!

I have…an addiction to potato chips & fountain sodas.

I wish…that I didn’t!

I hate…laundry! It has to be the one household chore I despise the most! It NEVER ENDS!!!

I fear…mice!! Seriously, absolutely….TERRIFIFIED!!!

I hear…the word “mommy” at least 100 times a day.

I search…to find time for myself! 

I wonder…what my life will be like in the future…who my children will grow up to be… & what their spouses will be like.

I regret…not being able to stay home with Parker when he was a baby.

I love…Jesus, my husband, my children, & my family.

I ache…for women who are unable to conceive & experience the miracle of pregnancy & childbirth.

I always…straighten up my throw pillows on my couch before I go to bed, before I leave the house, & repeatedly throughout the day.

I usually…spend way to much time making sure that my house looks perfect at all times! I really need to let it go!

I am not…as patient as I should be.

I dance…not nearly as often as I used to!

I sing…in the car, in the shower, & while cleaning house.

I never…have enough time in the day to accomplish all that I want to get done!

I sometimes…wish life wasn't so busy! I feel like time flies by so fast & my children lives are flashing before my eyes!

I cry…every Sunday watching the Secret Millionaire.

I am not always…the wife & mommy that I want to be...I think we all have those days...

I lose…my keys all the time!!

I am grateful…that God has given my husband a career which provides for our family so that I am able to stay home with our 2 boys everyday.  

I need…to spend less time on the computer & social media.

I should…eat less & exercise more!

Who are you?
I'm taggin you to tell me who you are:
1.) Mandy
2.) Autumn
3.) April

Griffin is 7 months old!!

So I know that I am super behind...Griffin actually turned 7 months old on March 19th....
yeah...just a little behind (total mommy blogger fail!)

However, I did take these pics of him on March 17th for this post...

I had good intentions!!

Some of them turned out really cute...
Some of them are a little blurry...

Still trying to master this camera!!

So as you can see, my little man is sitting up...

He mastered that just a couple days after I made his 6 month post!

In the last week, he has started crawling like a mad man!! He is literally all over the place!
His favorite thing is to crawl up to the entertainment center & play with the DVD player & cable box! He likes all of the lights & buttons, I guess!!

Here are some other random pics I have taken of him lately....

These pics were taken on the day that he started sitting up like a big boy!!!

Yes...that is drool all over the front of his jammies!
Its constant, between that & the spit-up...Mommy has laundry 24/7!!

 Love this pic...
Bobby had him standing up by the coffee table...
The look in his eyes...cracks me up!

This pic is blurry, but I had to post..
this is that sweet little look that is on his face most of the time...
Luv it!! Melts my heart!!

Daddy snapped this pic of mommy & her baby...

If you look really close in this pic, you can see his two little teeth on the bottom!
They popped up about 3 weeks ago...

So that's whats been going on with Griffin for the last month or so...

I promise I will try to get better at keeping you all up-to-date!!

Happy Saturday!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!