Friday, July 30, 2010

We have a roller....

....and we missed it! Ansley rolled over for the first time last night from her back to her belly and no one was around to see it! Everyone was outside and I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready. Ansley was on the floor in the living room playing on her mat. I walk away for a few seconds and come back and she is on her stomach! She rolled over and we missed it! :(

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ansley meets Oatmeal

Little A had her first experience with oatmeal the other night. She was not impressed (as you can see by the pic below). It was almost bed time and she was having nothing to do with it.

I tried again the next day (during the day) and made sure she was in a good mood. She took to it much better. She is still trying to figure out how to keep it in her mouth, but she'll get the hang of it.

I can't wait to get to the good stuff! Carrots and Peas here we come (once we master the cereal)!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Griffin's 2nd Birthday Party

We all had so much fun at Griffin's second birthday party! Beware, there are a ton of pictures! Also, they are pretty much in reverse order, so start at the bottom! Enjoy!!
3 generations

Talking to Paw Paw

It was so funny how all the kids were so into watching him open presents

Tractor Pinata

Yum! Birthday Cake!

The awesome tractor cake my friend Lydia made!

Nikki and the Belle of the Ball!

Clara and Ansley

Brother and Sister (yes she has on a john deere dress!)

Me and my best buds!

Our Little Family

Everyone got a cup, hat and bandanna as their gift

Not sure if you can see, but I painted the kids names on the cups

Griffin's Garden

Pigs in a Blanket

Chicken Feed


All the yummy goodies!

Look at Ansley's face!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Griffin's Birthday

Griffin had a great birthday! We had his party on Saturday, but his actual birthday was Sunday. I tried to capture his day in pictures...

Mr. 2 year old first thing in the morning

He posed in front of his goodies from the day before
We sang Happy Birthday over a tractor cake wheel donut for breakfast

Tried out a race car cookie from the cookie bouquet from Adyn
We went to the mall to let him ride the carousel
We hit up the Disney Store and let him pick out a few things!
Then finished the day off with dinner at Red Robin

I think he had a great day. We sure did enjoy spending the whole day with him.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Griffin!

Happy 2nd Birthday to the best little boy in the world! We love you so much!!
PS: I will post pictures from his party later. It's gonna be a big post!! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Well Checks (2yrs, 4 mths)

We had both Griffin and Ansley's well checks today. Griffin's 2 year old and Ansley's 4 month. They both checked out great and each got 2 shots. Below are their stats.

Griffin Manning...

Weight: 28 lbs 14.5 oz, 70th percentile

Height: 34 inches, 30th percentile

Head Circ: 48 cm, 40th percentile

Ansley Elizabeth...

Weight: 14 lbs 4 oz, 70th percentile

Height: 24 1/2 inches, 50th percentile

Head Circ: 41 1/2 cm, 70th percentile

Can you believe Ansley went from like 10th percentile for her weight to 70th?!? Girl was hungry! We plan on starting her on cereal either today or tomorrow. Also, Griffin has grown 3 inches since his 18 month check!

We have perfect little kiddos! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


That's what we got a lot of last night. Ansley slept through the night!! I only had to go put her paci back in once. She did it all on her own, no pushing from us. It may have been a fluke, but it sure was nice! Thanks girl, keep it up!! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Sorry I have been MIA for a week. Little Miss Ansley turned 4 months old today. Can you believe it? She and Griffin have their well checks on Thursday, that's right, we get to take them both in, 4 months and 2 YEARS!

This week promises to be full of blogs and very busy!

-We start swim lessons today. They are 40 minutes M-Th for 2 weeks. I told Ryan that he has to come at least one day to take pictures!
-We have doc appointments on Thursday, which will include all their stats
-A will start cereal!
-Griffin's bday party on Saturday
-Papa (Ryan's dad) and Paw Paw (my dad) are coming in town to celebrate!
-Griffin's actual bday on Sunday
-My dad's bday on Monday
-Oh, and I am sure that this week will include some sort of video. I give Ansley a few more days and she will be rolling over. She can get from her back to her side and is trying so hard to get to her belly. We'll see!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Our Big Boy

I can't seem to bring myself to the realization that Griffin will be 2 at the end of this month. It seems like just yesterday he was born. He is truly the best kid. Here are a few things we love about him....
He makes us laugh
He wants to be just like his daddy

He is affectionate He is daring

He is silly
He is crazy

He is our little big boy and we love him so much.