Thursday, September 29, 2011

Griffin at School

Griffin has had a busy week at school. On Friday, they had a police man come and talk to their class. On Wednesday, they had a fireman come talk about safety. And his class had their Family Picnic on the playground. Both Avery and Graham had school on Wednesday too so I was able to spend a little devoted Griffy time! (and it was really nice to have some 1 on 1 time with active as he is, he really is a delight to be around!).

Enjoying our lunch

about to try the monkey bars

Griffin looks terrified!

Griffin says that Noah is his bestest buddy at school

listening to the fireman - Griffin was really into it - he paid attention and answered the guy's questions.

The fireman got in full gear - piece by piece, including breathing thru the O2 tank - so that he could explain what he was doing and what he was putting on - it was really a great idea to teach the kids not to be afraid of or hide from a fireman if you are in a fire.

Here is his sheriff badge and police hat from when the policeman came to his class.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby!

According to Brent, we celebrated his 29th birthday again yesterday...for the 5th year in a row!

posing with daddy - and about to sing

daddy's in awe that Griffin blew out all the candles before he could blink...and Griff is pretty proud of himself!!

so we re-lit the candles and let daddy have a go!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rainy Day Surprise

The kids and I were having dinner tonight while watching the rain pouring down outside. It was a complete down pour. The kids were scheming about getting their umbrellas out and riding bikes while holding their umbrellas....

...when mommy saw a surprise slowly creeping across the yard! Needless to say, dinner was instantly over as we rushed outside - in the rain.

And here is poor child #3, wishing he could go play in the rain too!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tea Party

For about 2 weeks now, Avery has been talking nonstop about 3 friends from school. Everyday when I pick her up, she asks if I have called their moms yet! So I finally got around to it and we planned a tea party for Avery and her 3 new friends.

Avery picked out most of the decor and helped plan/make the food. I found a set of espresso cups with saucers at Ross' for about $7 and they made the perfect tea cups for little people! We invited the girls over on Sunday from 2-4, so that the boys would be napping and not interrupt.

The girls did lots of planning and talking among themselves too - they decided on their own to wear fancy church dresses. Here is part of an email from one of their mom's: "Okay, just to be sure. Emma is going to wear a Sunday dress this okay? Apparently she and Lola discussed the tea party yesterday and Lola told her that she was going to wear a church dress but she was also bringing a princess dress for dress-up. Should I send dress up clothes for Emma?" This made Brent and I laugh to realize that the girls were planning!

Lola, Emma, Nadia, Avery

They had cupcakes, brownie bites, fruit kabobs and strawberries with whipped cream! Quite a feast!

After their tea, the girls played dress up in the playroom for a while and then spent the rest of their time together in the backyard. The tea party was a success and Avery is already planning the next one!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Corn on the Cob

Graham's newest favorite food....way too cute not to photograph!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monkey Joes

A few weeks ago while Avery was at school, I took the boys to Monkey Joe's...and when Avery found out, she was devastated! She has talked nonstop about Monkey Joe's since then. So Brent and I decided to take the kids there on Monday so that Avery could have a chance to play!

All the kids enjoyed it and were worn out from all the climbing. Its almost impossible to get a good picture with the constant motion but here's what I got...

daddy and graham sliding

the big kids

ready for take off!

on there way up...

A Long Weekend

Over Labor Day, we stayed in town and enjoyed a nice long weekend. I had lots little projects for Brent - picture hanging, moving furniture, putting up curtain rods, etc - so he accomplished a lot for me!

On Saturday, we went to some friend's house for a football season kick off party. Brent and kids were proudly dressed in their Alabama gear. (I don't have an AL shirt...) We had a low country boil and tons of delicious food. The kids enjoyed having friends and new toys to play with.

one of the guys there mentioned to avery that he had a jeep....and she immediately asked for a ride!

The family we were with have 2 little boys - Lucas is 3 and Ethan is 2.

being silly

just enjoyed a cupcake

Lucas, Avery, Griff, Ethan