Mandi once again captured our little guy's personality with her photography skills!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Uncle Kevin and Auntie Julie gave Griffin some water balloons for his birthday, he couldn't wait to use them! We had a fun water balloon fight with the neighbor kids. I got drenched!!
My mom, Griffin and I ventured off to the cities on a recent Wednesday to look at bridesmaid dresses for Chris and Annie's wedding. After we found a dress, out plan was to shop, then have Griffin's 5 year old photos taken by my good friend, Mandi. When we pulled up to David's Bridal, we quickly noticed that Chuck E. Cheese was right next door! So, our little guy was extra good at the bridal shop so that he could be rewarded with lots of fun games and yummy pizza next door. Boy, did he have fun!
As most of you know, Griffin sleeps "late" just like we like to on the weekends. So, I was a bit shocked when he woke up at 6:30 a.m. on his birthday. He woke me up and asked if we could go to Nonna and Poppa's and fly his new remote control helicopter. I told him that it was too early to be up and that Nonna and Poppa were still sleeping. He told he that he was still tired, so maybe he'd rest. At 8:15 a.m. he was up again and brought me my cell phone to call Nonna and Poppa to see if they were awake. I told him that I thought we shoudl go out to the pancake place for breakfast for his birthday. He insisted that since he was the birthday boy he got to pick what he wanted to do all day long (I told him this leading up to his birthday) and he wanted to go to Nonna and Poppa's and wanted Nonna to make him pancakes and sausage. So, I called. Sure enough, Nonna and Poppa were up for the idea! So, at 9:30 we rolled on over to their home, and didn't leave until 9:30 at night!! Here's some snapshots of Griffin's great birthday! He had a blast in the lake, on the slip and slide, flying his helicopter and swimming.
look at all of this fun to be had, just a short trek down the street. I love how he's wearing his polo shirt from Church under his t-shirt (I mentioned that maybe he should take it off, but he thought it was just fine!) and has a popsicle in hand. So carefree. It's these moments in life that make me happiest.
When Nonna and Poppa come back home from Florida, they like to surprise Griffin. Last year we went out to dinner and SURPRISE! they were at the table next to us. This year I picked Griffin up from daycare and told him he was getting a surprise that night. He was so excited! I told him we had to look for clues, so we went upstairs. Pretty soon we heard a noise...something singing "Who Let the Dogs Out"! (He loves that song!) He looked over the balcony to see a toy dog...he was thrilled and thought that was his surprise. He bolted downstairs and Nonna and Poppa came out singing, too! He was STUNNED! And, kinda confused! We found out later he was confused because Nonna's hair was different so he was wondering what lady was with Poppa! :)
Wait....I hear a clue!
Wait....I hear a clue!
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Here are a few snapshots of Griffin's 5th birthday party.....it was lots of fun! Our backyard was full of family and friends and we couldn't have asked for a better day for it!