Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brother and Sister

Griffin and Sarah Kate - both 4 days old.  I love looking at their pictures and seeing the similarities between them. I definitely think they're related!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Big Brother

Griffin has been so sweet to his sister and I think he finally realized she was here to stay. He's been such a big helper. He likes to help change her diaper and share his toys with her.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Settling In

We are glad to be home and are enjoying a few days settling in and adjusting to having a newborn again. It has been so exciting having our family of four together. We've had several visitors over the past few days!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sarah Kate Parker

Sarah Kate was born Monday, January 23, 2012. She was 19 inches long and weighed 8 lbs, 8 ozs (which was more than her brother!) She's such a sweet baby and she's the perfect addition to our family.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our little helper

Lately Griffin has become such a great helper. He says "mess" with such a Southern accent and will pick up trash and put it in the trash can. He also says "dirty" and then wants a paper towel to clean up. He definitely does not like his hands or feet to be dirty and wants them cleaned right away! He is our little neat freak and loves to help mom and dad clean the house. His favorite activities are sweeping, unloading the dishwasher, grocery shopping and helping with laundry.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

22 Months

Griffin is 22 months today!

These days Griffin is all about talking, talking, talking. We think it's a combination of preschool and this age but most of the time Griffin is able to tell us what he wants. He speaks with 2-3 words grouped together and is always excited when he learns a new word. Some of his favorite words are mama, dada, choo choo, truck, fire truck, ambulance, choc milk and NO.

He definitely has an opinion about everything and has no problem telling us no, no, no, no if he doesn't want to do something like take a bath or eat dinner. We're also experiencing tantrums if he doesn't get his way. I hope he outgrows that fast!

He has become such a picky eater. We're lucky to get him to eat anything besides snacks. We play games to make meal time more fun like picking up our food with swords (toothpicks) or having the airplane bring him bites of food. Dinner time is definitely a lot of work right now.

Griffin still loves trucks, trains and cars and talks about them all of the time. He plays with his train table everyday and says choo choo all of the time. He's also doing great in his big boy room. He goes right to sleep for naps and at night in his big boy bed.

Monday, January 9, 2012

BIG Boy!

Griffin is growing up and a big boy bed was in order. He did great with the transition. His first night he went right to sleep and still has not attempted to get out of his bed yet. He loves sleeping with all of his babies and we line them up so he has plenty to snuggle with at night.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Preschool Party

Griffin's preschool had its Christmas party last week. He had a good time running around and showing us all of his toys! We wanted to do something special for all of his new friends so he helped make Rudolph treat bags for all of the kids.