Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Phone Dump

Picture 1:  A beautiful sunset one day
Picture 2:  Griffin wanted "Trebor" to take a bath with him.
Picture 3:  Trevor doing his best Santa impression
Picture 4: A sneak peak at my cute halloween treat.
Picture 5:  Griffin posing in the bath.
Picture 6: Trevor sporting his dads shades.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pearly Whites

Griffin went to the dentist this week.  I was so nervous that he would not cooperate, but he was excellent.  He was nervous about sitting in the big chair so I had to sit in it and he sat on my lap. 
He was great about opening his mouth wide and letting the hygienist clean all his teeth.  He was not so good about the flossing part.  His teeth are very tight together and the flossing was not easy.
According to the dentist, his teeth look great and he is doing a good job taking care of them.  He does have crowding issues (just like his big brothers) so he will need a palette expander when he is around 8.... but for now all is good.   All day, he keep showing me his sparkly, pearly whites!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Apple of My Eye

Yesterday, a lovely fall day a hot humid summer-like day, the three apples of my eye, my family and I went apple picking.
Apple picking is one of my all time favorite fall activities.  We left the orchard hot and sweaty... so not fall like. 
The trees were full of delicious apples.  We had no trouble filling our bags this year (last year we had to climb to the top of the trees).
The boys still thought it was fun to climb the trees although it really was not necessary.  There were apples everywhere.
Griffin thought it was fun to climb on Daddy and grab apples from the comfort of his shoulders.
We ate our way though the orchard.  Always fun to try the apples and (if you are one of the boys) chuck the core as far as possible.
Last night we had apple crisp for dessert and it was de.lic.ous! 
Even though we have apples up to our eyeballs, I still hope we make it to the orchard one more time this fall, hopefully on a crisp fall day.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Preparing for the Rink

We have promised Nolan a backyard ice rink for years now.  This year we is the year, finally! 
We had a large mound of dirt delivered (but not enough to complete the job). 
We had to relocate the swing set.  A friend offered to bush hog and move the dirt (thank you, Ken!).
Griffin, had fun driving sitting on the tractor.  At first he was nervous, but once he got on it he did not want off.  And he is getting so grown-up looking... he looks like is actually old enough to drive this tractor. : (
Now, this winter we will have a backyard ice rink.  And the goal of the rink is too keep Nolan busy and to wear him out.  Lets hope it works!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A little about Griffin

Griffin is getting so big and his unique personality is really starting to explode.  He has quite the mind of his own.  He thinks he is a big kid and that he can do eveything his brothers do.
His speech is getting clearer and his vocabulary is increasing every single day.  He calls himself "Grippin" which I think is so adorable.  Even though I should not, I have been known to call him "Grippin", too.
He is one smart little boy.  He can count and he recognizes numbers.  He knows his colors and shapes and loves to be read to. 
He can be stubborn with his hugs and kisses at times.  Other times he smoothers you with love.  He is most cuddly in the morning.  He is not a morning boy.  He likes to sleep in and is very slow to wake.
He has the sweetest light brown freakles on the bridge of his nose.  I just love them.  They are absolutely adorable.  He is one very loved little boy!  In the picture below, he looks so grown up.
Today is Griffin's very special godmother, "TG", birthday.   Griffin and the rest of the family want to wish TG a very special birthday.  You are so important to all of us.  We love you!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I Love


Saturday, September 10, 2011


  • I have been pretty absent for the last week.  We are trying to get adjusted with our back-to-school schedule.  I am also going to be working an additional day starting next week.  We shall see how that goes.
  • My sister moved here from NYC!  Yay!  That has been keeping me busy, too.  Helping her get settled has been fun but time consuming.
  • I am loving the fall-like weather.  I love fall in New England.  I am excited for the crisp mornings, sunny days and changing leaves.
  • Nolan has been maintaining his faux-hawk.  Every morning he asks me to make his "precious" mohawk.  Everything is precious to Nolan... his face, his mouth, his hair, his computer, etc.
  • Soccer has started in full force.  Trevor had his first game last night and has one today and one tomorrow.  Our weekends will be filled with soccer games, but we love it.  Trevor has become such a skilled player and it is so much fun to watch him.
  • My sister got a new little convertible that the boys think is so much fun to ride in.  They have really enjoyed having their aunt nearby.
  • Griffin is in school 4 days a week.  I feel like I barely see him.  Monday is the only day he does not go to school and he told me he wants to go on Monday's, too.  My baby is growing up!  He is adjusting well to his new preschool classroom (I think much better then I am).
  • So all is well, just busy.  Hopefully soon we will get comfortable in the new routine and I will have a chance to pick up my camera and return to regular blogging.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

He Makes Me Laugh.

Nolan is responsible for 80% of my gray hairs but he can  be equally credited with making me laugh every single day.  This kid is funny, sometimes intentionally and some times unintentionally.  Sometimes I laugh at the delivery, other times I laugh at the message, but regardless I laugh daily thanks to Nolan.

Nolan:  Mom, what's for dinner?
Me:  Chicken that has salsa, cream of chicken soup and sour cream in it.
Nolan:  (In all seriousness)  I think you went overboard.
Me:  Laughing so hard my stomach hurts.

Thank you, Nolan, for making me laugh daily!