I'm a little late in publicly saying how thankful I am for all of the people who serve, have served and will serve our country. Monday was the official day to honor those amazing individuals, but we should hold them with the highest esteem and honor, everyday (and I've fallen behind in pictures and posts:).
So, happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This is Griffin, my 13 month old Vampire baby.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
This year, we turned the Master's on and Griffin was enthralled. Here he is watching Tiger....saying, "ball, ball, ball."
For his birthday he got his first set of golf clubs and wiffle golf balls. He loves them. He knows they are golf balls, but calls them "ball balls." His new favorite game is to hit them around the yard. In this pic he's got out his driver, but we spend plenty of time on his short game as well.
When he sees golf on TV or even when he's swinging his clubs around he says, "swish, swish," imitating the sound of a swing.
Sometimes after his nap when I go in to get him, he's just in there talking to himself, "swish, swish-ing." Don't they say that good golfers visualize their swing? Well I'm pretty sure Griff dreams of golf, which would be fine by us....what better sport to be a parent fan of? Traveling to gorgeous locals, walking 6 miles and enjoying the beautiful scenery? I just hope I get to be his caddy.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This was Griffin's face for the first 10 minutes upon entering the zoo and watching the giraffe and zebras.
Look at that scowl.
Next we headed over to the tigers. This guy was roaming the place and was hard to get close to.
Then we went to the bears. The grizzlies were all out and about playing, swimming and chasing each other.
We also saw buffalo, who were pretty uneventful....
And a ton of others including ducks, primates, fish, birds and sea lions (who always entertain me!). It was a great first time at the zoo, we can't wait to go back!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Awhile back I used some fabric in some old frames to make some new fun (and cheap) art. Well, I decided to do it again, this time using some wrapping paper I had saved from Christmas.
It was on a gift I got from my mom, I think it originally came from Pottery Barn.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
A few weeks ago, without knowing it, we went a few days without a nuk (except at naptime). We decided right then and there that we were done with the nuk. So far, Griff has done very well. We do still have one attached to a little bunny in his crib, if he get's lucky or smart enough to find it, bonus for him!
I miss the nuk when he falls or bonks his head, it was clutch in getting him to calm down faster, but I've noticed that since giving it up, he needs even less calming down....maybe he is learning to self sooth.
And as a bonus, his sweet little mug is no longer hidden behind that silly plastic nuk!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
For Mother's Day this year, instead of wrapping gifts like you normally would, I decided to make my own gift boxes.
All you need: scissors, tape, old shoe boxes, wrapping paper and/or fabric.
I happen to like to save cool wrapping paper, it's the recycler/reuser in me, so I went with some of the wrapping paper I had saved over the years, as well as some fabric I cut off the bottom of our Ikea curtains to hem them at the right length.
Then just wrap the boxes with the fabric or wrapping paper...
Monday, May 14, 2012
I know it's way past Griffin's first birthday, in fact he's now officially 13 months old. But I forgot to mention his birthday outfit. I had found this adorable madras fabric and had to do something with it. I decided first to make Griffin a birthday suit....so he wouldn't have to be in his birthday suit. :)
I just whipped up a pair of big butt pants (they are getting easier and easier to make), and I sewed a "1" onto his white polo that is no longer really white, so I didn't really care if it got ruined.
I did let him out on the porch...to mow the rug....
Anywhoo....since I had some leftover fabric I decided to make a birthday banner. I traced the letters on to the back of the durabond adhesive, ironed it onto the fabric, cut out the letters and then ironed them on to some flags I had cut out of blue fabric (in hindsight I should have used a lighter color for the background, as the "happy birthday griffin" was a little hard to see).
I used clothespins to attach the flags to a piece of ribbon and hung it in our porch with some balloons on either side. It will definitely be reusable for each of Griffin's birthdays!