Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Prom

My baby went to prom. 

Yeah, unbelievable.

He had a great time with friends and his girlfriend. Trevor looked so handsome and his girlfriend looked beautiful.

Well, I only got like three selfie head shots but I am sure they both looked great head to toe.

I was so bummer that I could not be there to take pictures and see them off, but that is the way it goes when your son goes to school 6 hours from home.

I hope more pictures will surface in the coming weeks, but for now this is the best of what I have.
I love this handsome boy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Go Fly a Kite

Griffin has been wanting to fly a kite.
The weather on Saturday could not be better, so we packed a picnic dinner and headed for Fort William.
We let Griffin pick out a kite and of course BB8 was the kite of choice.


The wind was definitely in our favor and Griffin rocked flying a kite.


He was all smiles and when he tired of flying the kite he had a blast chasing it.

We had a picnic lunch up on the hill and Griffin soaked up all the individual attention.

After we filled our bellies, Griffin was ready to explore. We checked out the light house, the mansion and the fort. It is such a beautiful location. We even got to crash a wedding that was happening on the lawn (okay so we did not crash it... we just watched it from a distance).

Griffin wanted to go swimming. Of course, we had no bathing suit and the water is not really to a comfortable swimming temperature. We did go down and dip our feet, or in Griffin's case, up to his waist in the cool Atlantic Ocean. Griffin tried to skip rocks. His dad showed him how but he never really got one to skip.
It was such a fun afternoon with Griffin. I just adore this boy. One of the best things about Griffin is he loves with his whole heart. It does not matter if it is his food or his family or playing a game or doing math this kid does it with his whole heart. He is such a delight. He is funny, outgoing and happy. He is always happy. His smile lights up the room and it is impossible not to smile when you are around him. 
It really is a shame this boy has no personality at all... HA!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring Soccer

Griffin decided to forgo lacrosse and baseball and instead decided to play spring soccer. His soccer loving dad could not be any happier.

Griffin, I think partially due to having big brothers, really gets soccer.
He runs circles around a lot of the kids and is loving the game.
He spent some time in net and even the coach was impressed by his "boot".
It has been so much fun to watch him really get the game, go to open space and dribble the ball.
He has also perfected the celebration. And it may be even more impressive than his goals. It is quite the show. 
I look forward to his first year of GYSA this fall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Little Spring Break Getaway

Over April vacation we usually try to go skiing, but this year there was no snow. Since skiing/boarding was out of the question, my mom and I decided a little road trip would be fun. 

The big boys, my mom and I headed for a little trip to Connecticut.
Griffin spent the week with Nana and Papa. He had a great time at the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Boston Aquarium and LegoLand. I don't think he missed us one bit.
My mom, the boys and I headed out early Wednesday morning. Our first stop was Patriot Place and the soccer store.
Then we headed for the Providence Mall to do a little shopping and lunch at Dave and Busters. The boys had a blast at Dave and Busters and I had fun photo bombing their picture.
Our first evening was in Mystic. We walked around and browsed the shops at Mystic. We went swimming and had a nice dinner at the hotel and cocktails on the outside patio.

The next morning we spent at the Mystic Aquarium.
We had a great time seeing all the animals. 

The whales were so cool and we were fascinated with the jelly fish. I even got brave and touched a little shark. 
We had to visit the penguins because Trevor is a MSSM penguin.
Then we had lunch and walked around Mystic by the water. It was an lovely day.

After Mystic, we headed to Clinton, my mom's home town. We did a lot of shopping and some touring of Mom's old stomping ground.
We went by Mom's house growing up. We even got out to take a picture. Of course, Nolan was very nervous about it, but he did it.

We took a picture at the bench we had dedicated to my grandparents.

We had a nice dinner with Mom's friends from high school at a beautiful location.
And so sad, but when we heard of the death of Prince, we set up a little memorial. I still can't believe he is gone. He was one of my favorite artists, especially in college. What a loss.



We had the opportunity to hang out on Mom's friends boat. It is a beautiful boat and the boys had a great time exploring it. Although it never left dock, it was still so much fun. We look forward to setting sail on it in the future.

We had a great time. 
I did miss Griffin but we talked a lot about him and brought him back some treats!
And upon returning, we had to put Trevor on the bus back to school. It is always hard but particularly hard on Griffin. He wanted to go back to school with him.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Lately

Not a whole lot going on around here. But according to my phone, this is what we have been up to lately.
On Friday, after dropping Nolan at the middle school dance, we went to Griffin's school for Wellness Night. Griffin was so excited to go. We used to do all these school activities with the older two boys, but seem too busy to make these events with Griffin. It was nice that it worked with our schedule and Griffin was very happy. He enjoyed the fire truck the most.

We have had a house guest since Thursday and Nolan is so in love. Sophie is our friends dog and we have enjoyed having her around this week. She is one snorty girl. Griffin likes to sing Sophie the Pig Dog to the tune of Frosty the Snowman. She is quite the character.
We have been busy repainting our bedroom and bathroom. We also replaced our lights and mirrors in the bathroom. I love having such a fresh look. I need to do some shopping for some art for the walls.
Cleaning out some drawers in my room, I found this gem. I miss these babies so much. Just for a day, or even an hour, I would love to snuggle these sweet babies. I think after a day or an hour of having two little ones again I would be exhausted... but I would love it for a little while.

Next week is spring break for the boys and Trevor will be home. It is his last break before the summer. I look forward to having him home.  My mom and I are going to take the big boys on a little road trip next week and Griffin is going to have a fun packed week at Nana and Papa's. And I heard it will be 70 degrees next week... wooohoooo!
 
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