Saturday, November 28, 2009

In the Ville...

We spent our turkey day in Stephenville this weekend, and boy are we tired!
Chillin' in the Ville is not as easy as it use to be - this boy is CURIOUS. He had to check out everything around him while I chased him around.....
His cousin, Gunner, was such a good sport the whole time.
Here they are taking a ride on the tractor.
Dada and mini-me checking out the scenery.

This is his other cousin, Gavin. They liked to run to the window, and point to the kitty.
Griffin would say, "Kitty, kitty - meow" - too cute!
Then, we chilled out on the sofa, watched some cartoons, and had some Lucky Charms.
Look at that belly....
We hope you all enjoyed your holiday! The one setback (which I thought was MAJOR) - no cable in the woods. What did that mean? Having to get the play-by-play of the Aggie/TU game via text messages. I was so sad to miss, but so glad to hear we played well!
Now, the house is all decorated for Christmas,
and we are so excited with all the plans we have in store as we get ready for Santa!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This week and always, I am so thankful for many things in my life...
A sweet little boy and his precious little cousin
My beautiful little family and a helpful, amazing husband

The cutest little face on the planet and the joy he brings each to day to my life

The pure joy my sister and I have now that we have boys so close in age.
I am also thankful for her help in helping me raise Griffin.

And, to steal an idea from my friend Ashley -
I would love to hear what you are thankful for this holiday...leave your comments and let's celebrate our blessings together!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Moving on up...

Before I tell you all about Griffin and his latest moves, I had to share a pic of some of my most favorite people. Kristin, the one with the cute belly in the middle, is Hans's best friend's wife. Hans and Glenn have known each other FOREVER and are more like brothers (well, we have another name for them...). How lucky am I that I LOVE Kristin so much?? If it weren't for her, I wouldn't be the mom I am today. AND...she is adding to the group -
Ryan Joseph will be here on Dec. 9 - we can't wait to meet him!

On to my little dude, this is his CHEEEESE face. When I get out the camera, he smiles this goofy smile and says "CHEESE!" Too darn cute, I have to say.

He now has a new view of the world. We turned his seat around, and he is in awe.
Makes a car ride so much more fun!

What else is Griffin up to, you might ask?
  • He is now RUNNING.
  • He is now acquiring a busted lip or bump on the forehead every now and then. See the above pic for his 2nd busted lip at school. His round little belly just got too heavy to carry and down he went!
  • He eats whatever we eat - faves: pasta, pasta, and more pasta. Oh, and cheese.
  • He is being transitioned into the toddler room at school and is doing SO well. He even gets to be in his BFF's class. Yeah, Braxton!
  • We are loving milk and are ALMOST bottle-free. I am a sucker and we still have one small one in the evening. He usually throws it, so I think we are almost done.
  • He loves looking at pictures. He now sees one of his cuz, Keaton, and says, "Teaton." Too cute.
  • He is still loving a good book. He picks one up, says "book" and then backs himself into your lap. He gets bored about one page in, but I still think it's cute.

And...we still love every second with him. Life couldn't get any better.

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Halloween, Charlie Brown...

We spent the Halloween weekend in Humble hanging out with good friends and family!
Reed and Phillips Family
My cuz, the UPS man, and me - Charlie Brown!

See? Aren't we cute??
Here's Mama and Dada :) They ate my candy because I was too busy chasing the bigger kids.
We had a blast - looking foward to Thanksgiving and Christmas now!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Remember this little guy?
Or this tiny angel?
Guess what? He is now ONE!
And just as the day he came home....
.....he is as sweet as ever.
Griffin Hardy Reed -
Thank you for blessing our lives, for making us whole again, and for reminding us what life is really all about. You give us joy daily, and we want nothing but joy for you in return.
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, sweet boy. And here's to many more....
We love you with all our hearts.

Birthday Bash!

This sweet little referee turned ONE!
We had a great HALLOWEEN BASH to celebrate -
we are so lucky to have such amazing friends and family come celebrate the big day.
We had ladybugs, pirates, Superman, Hannah Montana, a UPS man, and even Wolverine!
Griffin loved every second!

We can't believe our little one is ONE. Where does the time go?
More celebration pics to come soon!
THANK YOU to all our friends and family for such a fun day!