Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thanks Jack!

While visiting our friends, the Robinson's, I mentioned that I was going to hit up a consignment sale soon to look for one of these exersaucer things (another big, huge, tacky plastic "thing" to take up space in our living room - or kitchen to be exact). As soon as I got the words out of my mouth Erica said that they had just put Jack's down in the basement because he never used it anymore.

Man, talk about good timing and good friends! Thanks so much Jack for sharing your toys with your buddy Griffin!!

I'm am very appreciative too because Griffin entertained HIMSELF for a good 30 minutes this morning. Awesome.....!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Too Cute Not to Share

Chad and I really can't get over how incredibly cute our kid is. I know we're partial, but....just look at him! I could just EAT. HIM. UP!

He finally fits into this adorable outfit from Gram (Shirley), so he wanted to show it off. He also seemed thrilled to death to be SITTING UP in his crib, instead of laying down to sleep. I'm pretty sure he thought he was getting away with something big. Such a rascal!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Always Something New

Griffin is growing up so quickly, it literally feels like he is doing something new every week (if not everyday)! He has been more mobile for a while now - he scoots over to toys that he wants to play with, he pivots around and around on his play mat, and he's been pushing himself up with his arms a good bit. Well, this week he is getting closer and closer to crawling!! He has figured out how to get his knees up under him and he rocks back and forth. It's pretty adorable.

Check out his progress...

And here are some still shots of all the hard work Griffin is doing!

Pushing up again...ready to get moving!

It's really exciting to think that he is on the verge of crawling, however, it's a little bit scary too! Soooo many things will change once he begins to move all around. (Who knows, maybe I can shed those last few pounds once I'm chasing him around everywhere!) Chad and I need to seriously start thinking about baby proofing the house!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Land of Liberty

We were Daytona bound for the weekend of July 4th. We were dreading the 7 hour drive with Griffin, which ended up being about 8+ hours (I think). Traffic was terrible getting out of Atlanta, but I think we did okay with time - all things considered. Griffin did great on the trip until I jinxed it by saying, "Wow, if he goes to sleep after this next bottle, we're home free!" Well...needless to say, he didn't just drift off to sleep as we would have hoped. What I said was a 20 minute tantrum, Chad claimed was a good, hour long tantrum. I guess I'm able to block a lot of that out since I'm around it all day. hahah....

BUT - once we arrived (after 11pm on Friday), we had a GREAT time at the beach with the entire family! It was so great to have everyone together and just relax. A beach vacation feels way more like a vacation when grandparents are around!!

I'll let the pictures do most of the talking....

Our beach set up was perfect!

G and his look alike, uncle Ramsey.

Just chillin.....

I love this picture!

G loved stomping his feet in the sand.

Almost asleep with GiGi...

He had the perfect place to rest in the back of the car.

Passed out with sweet.

Drinkin' on the beach at such an early age!

Playing in the water with Charlie...the difference in skin color cracks me up! Ebony and Ivory...

Out to dinner for a yummy seafood boil....

Notice the bibs?

We had 2 of these platters....the amount of food was out of control...we had left over shrimp for the next 2 days.

A storm rolled in and cleared the beach and pool area...that's why Ramsey is just hanging in the air by himself....CANNON BALL!!

We had a family photo shoot on the beach in our whites and khakis...they turned out pretty good. The ones with the entire family are on my mom's camera, so I don't have any to will just have to wait for the Knight Christmas card!

Griffin was pretty fussy during the shoot....he should be use to all these pictures by now, but he wasn't having it that night.

Ramsey and Jenna...

Not quite ready to stand in the hands, but we're working on it!

The grandparents, Gigi and Charlie. They love this boy!!

I love this boy too! How could you not?!....even if he is fussy.

Enjoying left over shrimp and cocktails before dinner.

Pretty sunset from the balcony!

Ramsey, Jenna and Chad left Monday morning to head back to Atlanta. The aunt and uncle are getting in a few extra minutes with their favorite nephew before they have to leave.

With my extra time at the beach I was able to meet Lindsay and her mom for lunch...and I got to meet her sweet little Carter for the first time! He is about 2 months younger than Griffin. It was so much fun to catch up and see each other!

....and of course we had to go see my dad on his tower. This is a new location from last year and he really likes it. There's not much action and that suits him just fine! ;)

Charlie and his sidekick.

It was such a great trip and a great time with our family. It's hard to find time when everyone can get together for an extended period of time, so we really enjoyed ourselves!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I Promise to Always Have Gum in my Purse!

By now this is old news to many, but I have been meaning to post a blog for a while now to celebrate the fact that we're going to be an Aunt and Uncle!!! That's right - Chad's sister, Natalie, is expecting her first baby on November 28th! Talk about something to be thankful for, huh?!

Natalie and Jake broke the news to the Herrings and Chad and I on Easter when they came to visit. Natalie had Easter gifts for her first I was like, "What? She got them Easter gifts?! Way to make us look bad Natalie...we didn't get them anything!" Then I was like, "hmmmm...she's giving them Easter gifts. Maybe I should get my camera out." Lucky, I was able to catch the moment the news was revealed!

Don and Shirley opening their gifts. . .

Shirley has caught on . . . Don still has no idea what is going on . . .

Ahhhhh! Everyone is sooooooooooooooooooo happy! (I get teary eyed all over again just looking at these pictures.)

Uncle Chad!

The proud grandparents!!

. . .and a few weeks ago, Natalie and Jake found out that they are having a sweet baby boy!! We're so happy that Griffin will have a boy cousin so close to his age. They will be BFF's for sure!

So, CONGRATULATIONS NATALIE AND JAKE! I'm am thrilled to be an aunt and I hereby vow to be the "cool aunt" and to always have gum in my purse for baby boy Boyd. (They are in the final stages of picking out a name.) You guys will be such great parents and we can't wait to go through the joys and struggles (yes, there will be a few) of parenthood with you guys!