Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Phone Dump

I am posting this from my phone.  First time I have posted from my phone.  Oh, the possibilities!  Even though it is not Friday, I thought I would do a phone dump to try this posting from my phone.  Fun, fun.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Griffin

Happy Birthday to YOU
Happy Birthday to YOU
Happy Birthday, Dear GRIFFIN!!
Wow, you are 4 years old today.  I remember your quick (scary) birth like it was yesterday.  You were and continue to be such a happy guy.  You are always on the go and you rarely sit still for too long.
Your sweet smile is contagious and you have the absolute best laugh ever!  I smile every time I hear you laugh.  You are one silly boy.  You love to do crazy things to get others to laugh at you.
You are very particular and like to do things on your terms (but who doesn't?).  You like things just the way you want them.  You often want to pick the cup or plate you are going to use.  Sometimes you even like to pick your own clothes (I must tell you that I don't love when you want to pick your clothes).
You are a love.  You are sweet and affectionate.  You enjoy cuddling up to your mom and hugging all your friends at school. 
Superhero's, video games, Buzz and Cars are some of your favorites.  You love to eat quesadillas, pizza and lunchables.  You are a good eater when you want to be and will try almost anything.
You are one LOVED little boy (sometimes too loved).  Your brothers are constantly asking for hugs and kisses.  They love to pick you up and carry you around (not an easy task since you are such a BIG boy). I also can't get enough of your sweet cheeks.  I could love on you all day long, if you would let me.
You have added so much to our family, more than I ever thought a third boy could do.  I thought a third boy would be more of the same but you have shown me.  You have challenged me.  I have learned that I do know what is best for you and that I must stick with my instincts.   
You are my sweet, baby boy and you always will be!  I love you more than I could ever put in words!
Happy, happy birthday sweet boy.  I can't wait to see what 4 has in store for you.
Love, Mommy

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Skiing and Riding

It was the perfect day to spend skiing and riding at Sunday River.  The weather was sunny and calm.  There were no lines; the boys practically had the mountain to themselves.
The boys had a great day!  At the end of the day both of the boys asked when they could come back.
I was amazed at Trevor's progress snowboarding.  He really looks like he knows what he is doing.  I watched him make it all the way down the run without falling.  He is loving riding and wants to continue.
Nolan continues to be an excellent skier.  It seems he is learning to slow down a bit and really seems to have a lot more control.  He had a great time and wanted to go on more difficult runs.
We are home now and the boys are absolutely exhausted.  What a great day!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Interviewing Griffin

I saw this cute little questionnaire to ask your child.  It suggests asking your child every year on his/her birthday.  Since Griffin's birthday is right around the corner, I decided to interview him.  This is his interview:

What is your name:  Griffin
How old are you:  I am 3 (free) almost 4 on my birthday party.
What is your favorite color:  Yellow and Green.
Who is your best friend:  Umm, umm, Cabot.
What is your favorite animal:  A ducky.
What do you want to be when you grow up:  4.
What is your favorite movie: Mario
What is your favorite book:  Dragon Griffin, that Daddy reads.
What makes you laugh:  Spiders.
What is your favorite food:  spaghetti.
What is your favorite song:  Dynamite.
What is your favorite game:  Wii Resort.
I am not sure I agree with all his answers, but they are what he said when I asked him.  Of course, he was in a rush to get on to the next thing. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Ham

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Monday, January 16, 2012

School Project {Marble Maze}

UPDATE:  Trevor's maze was clocked at 25 seconds {his goal, woohooo} which got him second place!

Trevor and I {with some help from Lowes and Dad} spent 6+ hours on his school project.  He is learning about gravity and friction so his assignment was to create a Marble Maze {with set dimensions and guidelines}.  The marble needs to move through the maze as slow as possible. 
This was a fun project, but there were a few times that I wanted to throw it out the window.  Points are also awarded for style and creativity.  Trevor, my soccer loving son, went with a soccer theme and title the maze "The Game".  Trevor likes to do everything the best.  He is hard on himself and wants to do things perfectly. 
His teacher told the class the record for the maze {in all her years of teaching} was 27 seconds.  Well, Trevor set a goal for his marble to take at least 25 seconds.  This was a big goal.
After working and re-working, he finally came up with a best time of 24.3 seconds.  He is satisfied with this time {thankfully!}. 
I am very proud of him.  He did an excellent job on this project!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Day

School is cancelled because a snow is gently falling and covering our neighborhood in a blanket of white.
It is absolutely beautiful.  We love the snow!
The boys and I decided it was a great day to bake cookies.
Now the boys are outside and I am curled up on the couch for 15 minutes of peace.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Soon to be FOUR

Let's just ignore that fact that I have been absent from this blog for awhile, that I have been a horrible photographer and (generally) grumpy and preoccupied lately.  Instead, look who is going to be FOUR in twenty short days (as I wipe the tears from my face)...
Griffin is!
Wasn't it just yesterday that he was this little guy???
Four days, Four or Forty years, he will always be my sweet-brown-eyed- baby- boy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Huskies Hockey Tournament

Over the holiday break, Nolan's hockey team participated in a hockey tournament.
I was so impressed with how well Nolan is doing.  He has improved so much from last year and his games are really fun to watch.  I have not been to many of his games this season because they all seem to be at 7 am.  I just can justify dragging Griffin out of bed so early to go to a game. 
I was able to go to all three of his tournament games and I am amazed at my hockey star.  He had many shots on goal and finally got a goal! 
He also participated in the hockey skills competition.  He skated in the relay.  He did a great job and his team lost by a hair.
I have really gotten into hockey and enjoy watching Nolan and his team play.  They have really learned how to work together and pass.  I look forward to many years spent at the ice rink.  I am so proud of you, Nolan.