Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Fun at the Zoo

We went to the zoo this morning. We love going first thing on Sunday morning, beat the crowds and its not hot! The kids love it and we do too!

Like the flamingo in Griffin's favorite movie: Gnomeo and Juliet

Drama Queen

Griffin and Daddy's favorite animal, the hippos

The Princess

Mommy's favorite, the sea lions. They always seem to be putting on a show.

Our first time seeing this big guy!

Doing her best monkey impression

Friday, July 29, 2011

Swim Lessons

Griffin has been in swim lessons for the past two weeks. Today was his last day. He did really well and LOVED his instructor, Mr. Gino. Gino is leaving for college in a few weeks, but we hope he will be back next summer to teach him again.

Today Griff said he wanted to jump off the diving board.

He got up there...thought about it for a while....

And decided that he would try "next time"

Ansley had fun too, walking all around, snacking,etc

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Griffin's 1st Fish

Griffin caught his first fish while in GA. This picture was taken on my brother's phone, so I forgot I had it. :) Have to document this!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Ryan had to go to Hawaii for work (though life huh??) and brought Ansley and Griffin these adorable outfits back. I will have to do a serious photo shoot with them one day. I could barely keep them still for this one.

Paw Paw's Visit

Paw Paw came to visit us for Griffin's birthday party (his bday is the day after G's, so we got to celebrate twice). We had a nice visit and Griffin LOVES his presents.

As you can see....Ansley loves them too!!

Come back soon!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Griffin!

Today was Griffin's actual birthday! I can not believe he is 3 years old! It really does seem like yesterday that he was born. I had no idea how much my life would change on this date three years ago. I love this little boy more than words could ever describe!

He just looked older when he woke up this morning. :)

We had a little picnic in the park with Nikki and Moira and their kiddos. It was a lot of fun.

Griffin and his girlfriend Molly
Boys will be boys....they were having a Dorito eating contest

We gave Griff him a few little things for his bday. Cars Walkie Talkies, 2 books and a fireman dress-up set. All were a hit!

Roger that!

Miss Priss

We sang Happy Birthday after dinner

That's right....we recycled the firetruck. It had seen better days. HAHA

Some little things about him at this age:

-LOVES to be outside, no matter how hot it may be
-Favorite Foods: Cheetos, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, grapes, apples, icing, peas, corn, pancakes, waffles, sausage, yogurt
-loves to look at the blog and talk about all the pictures
-doesn't want his sister to touch anything of his (we are working on that)
-likes to color, cut, write with chalk
-favorite movie is Gnomeo and Juliet
-favorite show is Bubble Guppies
-likes to help Daddy in the garage
-really into sports
-really looking forward to going to preschool

We have his well child check in a month, so I can add his stats then.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Griffin's 3rd Birthday Party

We celebrated Griffin's 3rd birthday party today! It was a firetruck theme and was awesome. We went on a tour of a fire station then headed to the park for some play time. Everyone had a wonderful time. Warning....this is a HUGE picture post. :)

His invitation
One of the party favors. It says, " Thanks for getting fired up about my birthday, Griffin"
Firetruck and helmet crayons

The birthday boy

Molly and her BFF Ansley

Quick note: My worst fear came true...the fire station had no idea we were coming! That's right, we showed up with probably 30 people and they were not informed we were coming. I knocked on the door to find 2 firefighters in their pj's looking clueless. Their captain forgot to tell them they had a tour. Luckily, they were SUPER nice and got dressed and gave us our tour. I seriously confirmed THREE times, but I had a feeling that was gonna happen. Oh well, it all worked out and we had a BLAST!!

Mr. Firefighter

Our crew
Isabel and Gabby ready for action. LOVED it!

Watch out people! Coming through

The Beals Family

Moira and Molly

Could she be any cuter??

Drink Station

All the kids got fire hydrant cups with their names on them as their other party favor

That's right, Paw Paw came in for the festivities. I could not have done it without him...a HUGE help.

The dalmatian jump jump


The fire truck cake and marshmallow pops (per Griffin's request)

The pavilion

Griffin and Super Ben

Jill and Baby Brody

Pretty sure Ansley only ate sweets at the party....Cake

Marshmallow Pops

Insane :)

Blowing out the candles

Opening Presents

Cash and Griffin picking on Mr. Bill

Girl on a Mission....for another marshmallow pop

Having a very important discussion with Paw Paw

Caught this little creeper while we were packing up

We had such a fun time and can not believe my little man will be 3 on Monday. Happy Birthday Griff, we love you SO much!!