Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Super Hero Birthday!

Griffin had his 4th birthday party at Cypress Academy - where he goes to gymnastics. This party, by far, was the best one we've had! He had a blast with his friends, and of course, we did a super hero theme!Super Kiki came for the fun!

My best friends came too - love you, Lori and Ivonne!
Super Griffin, Sarah, and Ryan!

My super creative sister made this photo collage - I can't tell you how much I love this thoughtful gift! They are definitely our super heroes! Go Hawk Eye and Captain America!
Happy birthday, buddy!

Super Hero Squad! (Kiki, Caden, G, Keller, and Landon)
Getting ready for some fun!

Super sweet Graham!

Super AJ and Super Drake!

Super Keller and Super Landon!

Super cousin Gavin came for the weekend! The boys have LOVED spending time together!

Once again, Kim at Kims Kreationz did a GREAT job on his birthday cake! She even made all the Avengers and put them on the sides of the cake! Not only did it look awesome, it was DELICIOUS!

I made all the kids a super hero mask!

I also made Super Hero Tootsie Roll Pops!

Thanks, Pinterest for another idea - coloring book pages (super heroes, of course) rolled up and filled with goldfish!

After the party, we came home to open gifts. Thanks to his buddy Braxton, he now has a new Halloween costume. He hasn't taken this off since he opened it! Love my little Batman!

Kiki, AJ, G, and Gavin were hilarious in these costumes. They were running all over the yard and tripped a few times because they couldn't see through their big masks - lol!

We ended the night on the patio with a few friends and some relaxing adult beverages! Thank goodness the restaurant had a playground! Love this sweet pic of our little boys!

Thanks to EVERYONE who made the party such a fun one! Griffin is still beaming and loved every minute. We are blessed with some amazing friends - love you all!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy birthday, Griffin!

Dear Griffin,
I honestly can't believe you are 4 years old! It seems just like yesterday that we found out we were going to have a baby boy. Since your birth, you have been the sweetest little boy - and a boy you are! You still love your cars, trucks, and tractors, but you have now added pirates, dinosaurs, and super heroes to your favorite things list. You crack us up daily with your vocabulary and thought process. Just yesterday, you said, "Okay, Mom, here's the deal. I am going to have to get bigger. I HAVE to get big like my daddy, but I will still love you a lot, okay? Do we have a deal?" :)
Your best friend is still Kiki John Phillips (as you call him). I am in awe of our God when I think of how close you two are - such a blessing. He is your whole world, and while you can fight like brothers, you guys love each other to pieces. Like you say, "Mommy, he is not only my cousin. He is my best friend." Love.
I wish each day that Grandpa Charlie and Pop could pick you up and take you fishing. Once, a friend said he was going to his grandpa's house. A few minutes later, you asked why you didn't have grandpas. After hiding my tears and telling you more about Heaven, you said, "well, then Heaven is where you go when you want to go fishing." More love.
All I want for you in life is to be happy and just keep being so sweet. You are SO good with your manners. In fact, at the grocery store the other day, you asked for some stickers from the cashier by saying "please" followed by "thank you." The cashier said you were such a sweet little boy, and what a testament to his parents for his great manners. Well, sweet pea, you are a testament to how good God is, and I am so glad you are ours.
Happy birthday, my love bug. We love you so much.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Trip to Aggieland

Hans and I went to root for the Aggies as they played LSU! It was a tough loss, but I had fun with friends, former students, and even spotted George and Barbara Bush! I enjoyed this time with my husband - he even sported some Aggie gear! Gig 'em!

Friday, October 12, 2012

A day off...

Our little family took some time off and enjoyed a pretty day at the Oil Ranch! Loved spending time with my boys!