Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy FIRST Birthday Little Boy!!!

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Griffin, Happy birthday to you!!! Its your very first birthday little boy. Here you are for your 12 month photo with Sojo and you officially look huge! It is so hard to believe that this time last year we were doing this.. and now you are crawling around everywhere, babbling like crazy, laughing all the time and so much fun!!!
We gave you your new Pottery Barn personal chair! You love climbing in and out of it!

and we tried on your new helmet from VDiddy. Cant wait to take you for your bike ride!


Daddy took off a 1/2 day to come home to celebrate with us!


The 3 of us went to Chucky Cheese to celebrate your big day! You had received a gift card from Robin and it was perfect. You rode the rides, played games, danced to the music and we had a great time together!!


You had a blast climbing in the tunnels with Daddy! everytime yall came to an opening you would climb over and look out for me.. and then give a big cheese :)

You had your first piece of pizza and learned to drink out of a straw. It hadnt hit me all day how big you were until then and at that moment I got tears in my eyes... you really are too big.

You were POOPED after all the excitement



Time for the family walk and you getting some time to enjoy your favorite car

Mr. Friendly waving at everyone!


We stopped and watched some little league baseball. I think it is safe to say that baseball is in your future since you carry a bat and ball around CONSTANTLY!

Some things will never change. Every night Daddy still reads you the same Bible stories that he started when you were just born. We love you so much son and CANNOT believe a year has already passed. I look at you often and think, "Is that really OUR little boy?" You are amazing in every way and we are so blessed to have you in our life. This has been the BEST year of my life!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Loving our church family

I was not expecting it to happen this soon but they have decided to move you up in the toddler nursery class at church. There are 2 other kids in there already but they are older than you. Whitney is 2 and Phillip is 18 months. You enjoy being a big kid now though... and especially because they give you animal crackers :)

We went to Miss Whitney's 2nd birthday party for lunch. She is so adorable and her mom threw an awesome party!!



Mr. Cheese


Every Sunday after our evening service Heather comes up and asks me if she can go and get you from the nursery. So the two of us go and get you and you are SO happy to see her. Tonight you reached out for her and wanted her to carry you and not me. I think you look so cute on her hip :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ready to Run... A Half Marathon!

Your Daddy and I have been training for today for 10 weeks now. After having you and wanting to get my body back in shape, I decided that I wanted to set a goal to run a half marathon. This was a BIG deal for Mommy because she hates to run ha!


Susu and VDiddy took us all to Nashville for the race and watched you while we ran. You guys toured downtown a bit....

You napped ...


And you WAITED!



Finally you saw us right before we crossed the finish line!!!!
Mommy was a little happy at this point.. can you tell :)


Afterwards we went to Hard Rock Cafe to celebrate that we had made it!



We visited our friend from college, Mr. Job Collignon and he let us shower at his place and then took us to the airport. You werent quite sure what to think of him! ha!

Friday, April 23, 2010

One year pictures

This morning we got up and enjoyed the beautiful day outside on VDiddy and Susu's deck. They got a hot tub recently and you got to have your first dip in it! You LOVED splashing around in it.. I think you are definitely a water bug!


We had your one year pictures done today in Rockwood by a sweet lady, Karen Treadway. Mommy used to work for her husband at Cracker Barrel. She did a WONDERFUL job! Here is one of the favs!

We came back had a wonderful dinner and relaxed some- tomorrow was going to be a BIG day! Your Vdiddy loved playing the music and watching you dance as well as looking at the birds and boats together.


Searching for the boats on the lake



and swinging!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

First plane ride and birthday party!

We got up bright and early this morning to catch our 8am flight. It was going to be your VERY FIRST time in an airplane!!!


You did better than we could have ever expected. Checked things out when we got on and then fell asleep as soon as we took off and slept the whole time!! Daddy rested with you too :)



Cici came to pick us up and we stopped at Cracker Barrel for some breakfast. Daddy found this silly Easter bunny ears hat and you thought he was crazy!



That night we had your FIRST birthday party!!!!
We cant believe our little boy is turning ONE!!! We had a party with our family and friends in Kingston while we were in Tennessee and it was so much fun!!!

Table 1- Granny, Pipper, Rach, Daddy and Robin
Granny and Robin made YUMMY spaghetti for us all to enjoy!


Table 2- Jack, Amy, Char, Potts, Mimi, Marsha, Jessica and JD

Table 3- Tyler, Cara, Ky'erah, Mamaw, Frank, Mason, Susu and VDiddy

Cici fed you your dinner, sweet potatoes and yogurt. You arent a spaghetti fan just yet :)

You did good opening the first few presents and then Mommy had to help you because you wanted to play with all the ones you already had opened! You got a drum, fridge magnets, truck, golf set, clothes, pjs, barnyard set, bike seat, helmet, riding car, swing
and some spending money too!


Birthday boy with Daddy, Mommy and your smash cake

"Happy Birthday To You!"


Mommy and Daddy telling you to dig into the cake!

You dug right in once you figure out it was yummy!


kisses for Mommy :)

It was such a blessing to get to celebrate your first birthday party with our family and friends. They spoiled you rotten!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Little Bam Bam

I call you Bam Bam now because you constantly carry around this bat everywhere you go! You will crawl one handed just so you can keep the bat in your other hand ha!!


Daddy and Griffin
..and boy do you two look alike here :)

Here is Daddy's new office at church. We went to have dinner with him before tonights service. Gotta do what you gotta do to get family time!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Milk man

We are SO close to your one year mark that I decided to go ahead and see what you thought about real milk this morning!! You did very well with it. Dont chug it quite yet, or enjoy it as much as your formula, but I was just thankful you didnt turn it down! Soon it will be ALL milk for you!!!



This boy sure LOVES to pretend drive Daddy's truck. Every time we set you in it you go straight for the wheel, turn it and make car noises!





Mommy played a bad joke on you today. I was packing up boxes and had leftover tape... well I put it on your forehead to see if you could find it. You didnt.. so it just stayed there until I pulled it off ha! I know that was mean.. I am sorry I couldnt resisit :)



We went to visit your girlfriend Lottie for dinner. Look how big she is getting sitting up in her bumbo!!