Monday, March 31, 2014

Griffin's Party

We celebrated Griffin's birthday party at school with his friends. He wanted a Cars theme so we chose Lightning McQueen and Mater cupcakes. He and his friends all picked their favorite character and there were lots of discussions about cars.

Griffin asked for balloons on his birthday so we blew up 20 balloons and put them in his room once he fell asleep. This is Griffin as he woke up and found them on the floor. Later that day we celebrated with family and opened lots of gifts (most of which were car themed).

Friday, March 21, 2014

The potty fairy

The potty fairy has made another appearance at our house. SK is starting to use the potty by herself at home and at school. She gets so excited and yells, I did it! This is day 5 and even though we've had several accidents she is very excited about her new underwear. SK wants it on as soon as she wakes up and she wants to show everyone she has it on.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Griffin!

Happy Birthday, Griffin. I feel like just yesterday we were checking into the hospital anticipating your arrival and now we're celebrating your fourth birthday. You have grown into a little man and you are smart, funny, sensitive, kind and a little bossy.

Everyday you amaze us with your intelligence ("Mom, when are we going to Mt. Kilimanjaro?" or "Did you know that Jabari Parker has my last name?" or "How many more exits until we get to our house and is this a highway or interstate?") The comments and questions are endless and they keep us on our toes.

You are sensitive and your feelings get hurt if you don't get your way. We are working on that and constantly use this phrase with you - you get what you get and you don't pitch a fit.

Griffin you are kind and even your teachers say so. When someone is hurt or crying you always run over to help them or share a toy to make them feel better. You will do the same with your sister as long as it doesn't involve sharing cars or planes.

Sometimes you can be a little bossy and you're start to develop an attitude. I'm sure this is normal behavior but telling mom, "whatever" is still not cool in our house.

We love you so much Griffin and you bring so much joy to our house. I love tucking you in every night and getting a big bear hug and kiss. I love when you ask me to hold you even though you weigh 40 pounds.

We hope you had a great birthday!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Greyson's Birthday

Griffin's friend, Greyson celebrated his 4th birthday this weekend. The trio (Greyson, Griffin and Ryan) all got together to party. The theme was planes, trains and automobiles which suited these three perfectly.

Monday, March 10, 2014


Griffin's first soccer practice and game was Saturday and this was his first experience playing a team sport. He is on the 4 and 5 year old team so he is one of the youngest, but one of the biggest. He did really well and told us he enjoyed it. He listened to his coach and played hard.