Sunday, July 24, 2011


It's summer which means it's Sprayground time around here. This was our first trip and Griffin was a little hesitant at first, but he quickly warmed up and then didn't want to leave.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

12 weeks

I'm 12 weeks pregnant and the weeks seem to be moving so much quicker with this pregnancy. Morning sickness has started to ease up, which is a huge change from the first pregnancy. I feel like I eat ALL OF THE TIME. It's just like I can't get full. I craved peanut butter while I was pregnant with Griffin and ate it almost everyday. Now the smell of it makes me nauseous. I'm still in love with milk and drink at least two glasses a day.

Being pregnant in the hot summer makes it challenging keeping up with Griffin. We are always on the move, which doesn't leave much time to rest. I think that is the hardest thing so far about being pregnant this time!

The baby was doing well at our last check up. The heartbeat was 160 and I just loved hearing it. I can't wait to find out if we are going to welcome a little boy or girl to our growing family ... but, I have to wait until Sep.1 to know for sure.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

No No

Griffin has learned a new word "No No". It's interesting to watch him learn new words and understand what they mean. He definitely uses it the most when we ask him if he's ready to come inside. He always responds, no no. He's even started saying it when we ask him if he's ready to go night night. He shakes his head from side to side and says no no. I love hearing him talk and I can't wait for him to learn many more words!

Friday, July 15, 2011

16 Months Old

Griffin is 16 months old. The best way to describe him is curious and happy. He is into everything these days and is really into cause & effect. For instance hearing Mommy scream when she turns around to see her shoes floating in the toilet. He laughs and loves a reaction. It's hard to get mad when you see his cute smile. He is so quick that you can't even blink before he is into the next thing.

He is suddenly picking up lots of new words. He loves pointing at something and saying the word. Griffin's favorites are duck (quack quack), truck (he points and says this every time he see one when we're driving), cow (mmmm) and bye (he says it loudly in a high-pitched voice and waves). One of his favorite activities is pointing to body parts and saying their names. He's learned nose, toes and belly button. 

Griffin also loves his new kitchen. He loves playing with pots and pans and cooking Mom and Dad lots of food to eat. Besides cooking, Griffin loves being outside. He could stay outside for hours and he loves to play in puddles after it rains. He runs and splashes through the puddles. He is definitely all boy!

Dinnertime is becoming more challenging because Griffin's definitely developing an opinion about what he wants to eat. He's becoming more picky, which is keeping Mom on her toes. We are constantly switching the food to have a good variety and coming up with new ideas. We've also started playing games to make eating more fun. 

Griffin is such a sweet boy. He loves giving hugs and kisses and I can't get enough of them. He understands "give Mommy & Daddy a kiss" and when he hears it he leans over and kisses our cheeks. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Big Brother To Be!!

You read that right ... Griffin is going to be a Big Brother! A little brother or sister is due to arrive in February. We are all VERY excited!

Baby Parker #2