Monday, September 29, 2008

Griffin's first day of school :-(

Today was Griffin's first day of school.  All in all, we are very blessed with the child care that we have for our two boys.  I was very pleased to find out that Griffin was only 1 of 4 babies in his class with 2 teachers.  I dropped him off around 9:45 (prolonging the inevitable as long as possible).  I was doing fine until I talked to Dave.  I completely broke down.  I know it's good child care, but I need to be at home with my boys!  Anyway, he had a great day.  The quote from one of his teachers was, "He's such a happy baby!" so that made me feel good.  At least he was happy.  Can't really say that I was.  Anyway, here are some pics from the day, although I forgot the camera, so there aren't any from school.

This was Griffin before we left this morning.
Another shot before we left.
This was when we got home.  He was SO happy and I was trying to capture the moment, but the flash kept startling him.  Funny pics!!!!
Funny pic 2
And last but not least, funny pic 3!

Griffin's Baby Dedication

Sunday was Griffin's baby dedication at church.  It was a crazy week.  I rehearsed all week for our CD/DVD project at church.  I was there Tuesday through Sunday.  I guess I thought adding one more thing in the mix wouldn't be all that bad.  However, in these pictures,  I look really tired and my posture looks kind of slumped (is that a word?).  Anyway, our church asks the parents to pick people in their lives who can be Godly influences for our children.  We picked our good friends, Michael and Rebecca Griggs.  Michael has been a good friend to Dave, and Rebecca and I have started getting close.  At the end of the dedication, all of the Godly influences pray over the babies-VERY SWEET!  Oh yes, and Grayson got to be on stage too.  He
did really well, and I was very proud of how he acted.  

Friday, September 19, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Griffin is 2 months old!

On Sunday Griffin turned 2 months old.  He went to the doctor today for his 2 month check up. He is a big boy weighing in at 12lbs. 13oz.  He's 23 1/4 inches long and his head is 15 1/2 inches around.  He's in the 75th percentile for weight and height still, and in the 25th for his head.  He got 2 shots and now they give an oral vaccine for the rotavirus.  After his shrill scream like a little girl and then a very sad (to mommy) cry, he was asleep as soon as we got in the car.  :-) He is becoming such a joy.  We've struggled a little with some fussiness, but he's beginning to show more signs of contentment.  My favorite are his smiles and coos.  Below are some pics from today and last week that I took.  They're not in order, but I'll put some captions to explain what they are.

This one is of Griffin right after we got home from the doctor today.  The poor guy was worn out!

Here's another of the same shot.....I just wanted you all to get a look at how big he is!

Sweet smiles.....

and more sweet smiles!

This was one before we left for the doc this morning.  By his expression, one might think he knew what was about to happen.  :-)

This was after the visit to the doctor and after his really long nap.

Yep....and this lasted for approximately 10 seconds before he noticed that I was no longer holding him.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Can someone give me an answer, please?

Alright.....Praise the Lord!  I am down to my pre-pregnancy weight.  However, this is where the real battle begins.  My goal is to lose 20 more lbs. by Christmas.  I know I can do it, but I've never had to worry about my weight before, so it will be a challenge.  I'm really happy about this, but someone please give me some answers...... I'm down to my pre-pregnancy weight, BUT 1.  I still can't wear all my pants.  2.  I can't wear my wedding ring.  and 3.  None of my shirts fit right- I kinda understand this one because of breast feeding.  So, if any of you blogging buddies out there have answers or suggestions, feel free to leave them on the comment section!  :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Get out the bubble suits for your kids.....

Yes, you read it correctly.  This is what I want to do to my kids after hearing about the MTV Video Music Awards.  I didn't watch them, but it's really not hard from all the media to kind of figure out what went on.  It is sickening that our society is so drawn to these things.  AND frankly, it just scares me a little bit to have a glimpse into what my kiddos are going to be faced with as children and teens.  My kids still have years to go before they are faced with it, but it's only going to get worse.  After all, we thought it was bad 10 years ago when I was in high school.  I would definitely say things have changed since then.  I also teach sixth graders who know way more than I ever did about things at that age.  I know I'm rambling, but I guess I just want my kids to be kids that still have some innocence about them.  They don't need to know everything.  There is no need for my kid to be exposed to sex education in 4th and 5th grade.  That's right.  9 and 10 year olds learning about safe sex.  Should they even know what sex is?  Wow....I know I'm getting on a little bit of a soap box, but come on!  Anyway, I'll stop my rambling for now.  In the mean time, I came across a blog for a lady named Vicky Courtney.  This was her take on the VMA's.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My Sweet Grayson

It's been a long time since I have blogged, and I usually blog about Griffin.  However, I don't ever want to leave Grayson out.  He is just as sweet and just as cute.  He also says the sweetest things that remind me of how blessed I am.  I will share a few stories that have made us laugh and made us cry, but first......some pictures of my guy.  

He loves to hold Griffin, although I'm not that sure if Griffin enjoys it as much as Grayson.  :)
This is a picture of Grayson, Scrapper, and blankie before bed tonight after a sweet, sweet time talking with Mommy and Daddy.
This is the same picture.  It's just a close-up version so you can see his cute face.  

On with the stories:

1.  Today was promotion Sunday at church, and our church has just finished the coolest preschool space of all time.  Anyway, that was just a side note.  Grayson moved up classes.  He was really nervous, so to distract him a little, I told him that I wanted to hear what his Bible story was today and that he better be able to tell me about it.  So, after church Grayson came out with a lion face/head that he had made out of a paper plate.  The paper plate was the face and pieces of yellow and orange paper had been torn to make the mane.  I don't really think this had anything to do with the Bible story.  I think it was just a craft, but I asked anyway.  

Me: "Grayson, what was the Bible story about today?  Did it have something to do with a lion?"
Grayson: "No Mommy....It was this story about God and His staff of rhythm."

I really don't know what that means.  I think his Bible story was about David.  All I know is that Grayson really loves music.  He also knows that David was a shepherd that carried a staff, and I suppose that God had something to do with the story.  Maybe he just got it mixed up.  We still don't know the reason behind the lion.  Needless to say, we thought it was funny.  

2.  I guess this story has two parts.  It started tonight before bed.  We did our usual: Bible story, song, prayer.  Our Bible story tonight was entitled, "Paul's Journeys."  It mentioned something about how the new followers of Jesus Christ were called Christians.  Using this as a "teachable moment," I told Grayson that when we put our trust in Jesus we are called Christians.  He said, "Well, I trust in Jesus.  I'm a Christian."   I guess I just don't think before I say things because I had no comeback for this.  So, I called Dave in there.  Dave started explaining that one day he'll understand what it means to put his faith in Jesus, briefly discussed sin (bad choices), and reminded Grayson of the stories that they read just last week about Jesus dying on the cross.  When Dave got through somewhat explaining this to Grayson, he had this confused look on his face.  He looked at Dave and said, "Dad, I can't do that.  I can't put my face in Jesus'.  That wouldn't be nice."  :)

The second part to this story is when Grayson said his prayer he said, "Jesus, please help me make good choices, and Jesus, I will trust in You."  This made me so emotional.  I don't do it enough, but I pray that Grayson and Griffin will put their trust in Jesus.  I pray that they will come to know Him one day.  This is such an encouragement to me- this child who may not fully understand what it's all about, but he's saying, "Jesus, I will trust in You."