Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

More fun with my new phone

I am obsessed with my new phone. I got an app for editing photos and it is way too much fun. And now I can annoy my kids even more with chasing them around trying to take their picture.

We had a lovely Monday. Breakfast, gym, nap, walk, lunch, nap, play time, dinner, walk, bath, bed.

I chopped my hair off last Christmas, and while I did like it, I didn't cut it again. I have been getting just trims since then and it is finally starting to really grow back out. Thoughts? Keep growing? Cut short again? Try and keep it just the same?
Little loves doing some cooking : )
Braley is still doing wonderfully eating! He is eating his table foods just as well as Jack now.

And now, me being me, I'm just waiting for the next thing to make me upset/worried. I know it won't be long. Just my nature.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Random weekend recap

Every Sunday I say the same thing...I'm exhausted from our hectic weekend!

Friday, David camped out with some friends, so the kids and I went to the zoo. There were 4 moms, 6 kids, and 1 on the way : ) We had fun! And the kids went to sleep easily when we got home, so that was nice.

Saturday, I left the kids with a sitter and went down to Norman to tailgate and go to the game. Another Sooner victory = a happy Griffith household!
Today, we went to breakfast, did some fall shopping, and hung around the house.

These little guys are constantly on the move!

But when they crash - they crash hard. I love this little boy who sucks his thumb.

We went for a walk in the evening. Gorgeous weather here in the 405. I am blessed to live in a place with a fantastic fall. Too bad it will only last a few months before the bitter cold sets in.

We got out all the fall decor. Paige was my reluctant model.

So...potty training is trucking along. Paigers will potty every time we put her there, but still isn't telling us when she has to go. So in pull-ups she will stay. I can't be cleaning up constantly when I have two 10 month olds loose in my house.

I bought the most expensive toy potty out there, and it never got used. Paige has no issues going on the regular one, so this is truly a toy. Might I have a few future plumbers on my hands?
And some great news from our camp: (I hate even typing this out - I feel like I'm jinxing it and by saying this outloud, tomorrow we will fall back into bad routines) but Braley has been eating table foods and not gagging! He ate scrambled eggs and cheese, quesadilla, and banana today! And he had 14 ounces of formula. And Jack, of course, was his usual excellent eating self:

So I'm really hoping this trend continues.

And I leave you with this:

My sweet little girl.

Have a great week, everyone!! xoxo

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mommy and me portraits

First - some random things:

Playdate with Paige's friend, Logan! Somehow, these girls always end up losing their shirts when they play. Let's just hope that trend doesn't continue in their teens : /

A little trip to the grocery store with my little companions today while Paige was in school. As you can imagine - sitting in the shopping cart together dressed alike drew many admirers.

It is official: I'm having way too much fun with my iphone4. I love the reverse camera feature. I never get pics of me with the kids, because I'm always the one with the camera. But now, we have a fun way of getting them. And the kids are fascinated by looking and seeing themselves and mommy in the screen.

Love this little Braley bubber cub.

Mommy with The Fat Jack.

Random - but I just got Paige's new ottoman in, and I love it! It was made from leftover scraps of fabric I had from things in our house. The pink was from Paige's lamp shade, but everything else from other things in our house. It looks like such a big girl room to me now.

We have a busy weekend! David is going to be gone tomorrow night, so the kids and I are going to the zoo with some friends! It will be hectic for me, but I want to get everyone out of the house. Then, Saturday is the OU game. I've got a sitter coming in the afternoon and I'll head down to Norman for some fun and football. Sunday, we are going to deck our house out for fall and do our fall planting. And I'm in full-swing party mode for the boys' birthday party in November.

Things get tough around here, no doubt. But I am loving every minute of this blessed life that I lead.

Happy weekend, friends!! xoxo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pretty afternoons

Paige loves to have her afternoon snack outside, and this weather we are having here in the 405 is perfect for just that! A nice, sunny breeze, hanging outside with my lovely daughter while two boys nap inside...bliss : )

A funny about Paige:

So the way we have taught Paige how to talk and learn new words is to teach her something, then ask her to repeat it.

Example: "Paige, do you see that? That is a helicopter! Can you say helicopter?"

So Paige has been doing that to US lately! It is so funny!

Example: "Mommy! Look at the bulldozer! Can you say bulldozer?"

I'm learning a lot : )

Sorry - now that I

have an iphone4, I'm taking videos like you wouldn't believe. Here is one a few days ago down at my grandparents of Braley dancing.

I promise - once I get over the initial excitement of being able to post these videos with only a few clicks, I'll simmer down a bit.

Paige singing!!

Worth the 2 minutes to watch Paige singing her favorite songs : )

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend without daddy

David went to Florida this weekend for the OU/FSU game (BOOMER!!), so my mom came to stay with me and help me with the kiddos. Plus, I hate to stay alone : )

We spent a lot of time at the park, feeding the ducks, long was nice!

The best part was an OU victory last night. Yipeeee!!!!!

I'm exhausted and ready for daddy to get home! Hopefully just a few more hours.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

10 months

10 months old! Totally generic line: I can't believe how fast time is going. How are we less than 2 months away from their first birthday party? Where did my little babies go?

At 10 months old, the babies are:

Wearing size 12-18 months
Size 4 diapers
Taking an hour nap in the morning, a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, and sleep 12 hours at night. Yes, I'm lucky!

All about Braley James:
He is my sleeper (they both are, but Braley more so). I have to wake up from every nap and most mornings. His afternoon naps are always closer to 3 hours, where Jack is closer to 2. And if I didn't wake him, who knows how long he would sleep!

Lest you think I have it way too easy with these kids, let me tell you about Braley. He decided he is over bottles about a month ago. And he won't drink anything other than water in his sippy. So, in order to get him the formula he needs, I have to sneak it in oatmeal and fruit purees. He is also not quite ready for table foods, although we are practicing. He still has a very strong gag reflex, so he is on all purees. I am not too worried about him, though. He still isn't crawling with this stomach off the floor, and I think those two things go hand in hand.

He has this laugh that will melt your heart in an instant. His favorite songs are the itsy bitsy spider, this little light of mine, and if you're happy and you know it. He loves music class (when the kids sit in a semi-circle and face me and I attempt singing). His little face lights up and he shakes his head along.

He is babbling very well. He is an intelligent little baby - a problem solver. And very curious.

I love him so much!

All about Jack David:
Jack is a moving machine! He will be walking before we know it. He crawls, pulls up, walks all around furniture - and if he wants to get somewhere, he will get there! He is also babbling, but not as much as Braley. He is very vocal - lots of loud talking when he is happy. And he is the biggest momma's boy. If I leave his sight, he throws his head back in dramatic form and cries. He is in the height of separation anxiety, which is cute and sad at the same time. He hates being left.

He is on pretty much all table foods. He at a whole banana yesterday! He likes quesadilla, pancakes, turkey, cheese, grapes, cantaloupe, yogurt, and broccoli. He is definitely over purees. He spits them out if I try.

He doesn't really have the attention span for music class. When I start singing, he crawls away, but I see him moving his shoulders to the beat with a smile on his face. He just can't sit still.

He is very attached to David and me. Where as I feel like Braley is cool as long as someone (anyone) is holding him, Jack is very partial to his mom and dad.

I am crazy about this little guy.

I know it is always going to be a struggle for me to not compare them.

When they were tiny, Braley was a great napper and Jack sucked at it.
Braley is taking his sweet time on mastering crawling and standing, where as Jack is kicking butt on those.
Braley is inquisitive - trying to find objects that are hidden, where as Jack would give up and crawl to something else.

And it goes on and on. I must always remember that they are two totally different babies! They will develop at different paces.

I am just thankful that they are perfectly healthy, doing what they need to be doing. I love them so much!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Park fun

We have been having some lovely weather here lately. Though, in true Oklahoma fashion, it is going to be 102 today, and 61 on Thursday. A 40 degree swing will wreak havoc on our allergies.

We have been walking down to the park in the evenings after dinner. Watching my kids play on a beautiful evening is exactly why we fought for 2 years to have a baby. Totally worth it. And then some.

When did my tiny babies get this big? I swear, they look like they are becoming toddlers. I'm not ready for that, yet.