Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sweetness

I've got a lot of things to blog about, but I wanted to make sure to get this picture on here. I just think it's such a great photo of Griffin and his Great Grandma Herring.

It was taken a few weeks ago when we were all up in Rock Spring, GA for Natalie's baby shower. It was fun seeing everyone and celebrating baby Blake!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Excuse You!

This video is just so fun, I have to share.......

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....he still thinks me saying, "excuse you!" is really funny.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Night at the Herring's

In case you aren't keeping up, we now have an 8 month old in our house. I'm not going to lie, the 7th month was probably the most challenging thus far. Lots of....whining? I'm not sure if that's the right word, but I do know that our happy-go-lucky boy was not around as often this past month. Don't get me wrong, I think we're TOTALLY lucky and most people would die to have a son with Griffin's disposition, he was just a little bit "off" this past month. I'm going to chalk it all up to teething. I've heard it's really painful for the kiddos.

Anywho...just thought I'd document a typical night in the Herring household. Also, Griffin has been LOVING his baths lately, so we wanted to get that on camera too. We've got a new strategy for bedtime (since the fussiness has increased while changing diapers and putting pajamas on - I really think he just can't stand to sit still). We are now doing bath time / diaper time / pajama time BEFORE we feed him his bottle. This way, when he falls asleep while eating (which he often does) we don't have to wake him up to do all of the above.

Here's a glimpse into bath time!

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And now here is a glimpse into how much Griffin dislikes getting ready for bed...




(No, Chad isn't torturing him, he's putting lotion on him! haha)

So once he is dried off, diapered and lotioned, it's time for jammies....ugggg.....


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But after that, it's usually smooth sailing. Griffin relaxes while Dada feeds him his bottle. More often than not, he is asleep as soon as he finishes.
This way, we can just go put him right in his crib. If he's not asleep, we read to him before putting him to bed. I will say, Griffin has always been GREAT at going to bed at night. He just rolls on over, snuggles with his doggie blanket, and drifts off to sleep. Nothing sweeter!





Thursday, October 7, 2010

Teething Biscuits: A Blessing & a Curse

Well, Griffin is definitely teething. Poor guy seems to be in a lot of pain, especially at night! (....no fun for anyone involved.) A friend told me about these teething biscuits and I figured I'd try them out. I bought them in the store and gave him one while I was shopping. It was WONDERFUL and TERRIBLE all wrapped into one hard biscuit.

These things are wonderful because he loves them and it takes him a good 15 minutes to eat (gnaw) on it. (I'm a fan of anything that keeps him occupied for an extended amount of time.)However, these things are also terrible because they make the BIGGEST. MESS. EVER! I've decided that he will only get to enjoy a biscuit when he is trapped somewhere (the high chair or his car seat). ....and the mess is hard to wipe off...not sure why? It's also a bit worrisome that the box has a warning saying that the child should be sitting up right and eat only with parent supervision.

Good thing he's so cute.....






Here is video evidence of the wonderfulness and the terribleness.......enjoy!


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Time elapsed between the two videos is about 30 minutes (jk...I wish...probably more like 5).


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Oooops! I literally JUST noticed, as I was looking back at this post, that the box says "for babies 9 months and older,".................oh well, even the doctor says G is advanced, right? haha...(oops).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall is Here!

This week we saw our first glimpse of fall here in Atlanta and it was WONDERFUL! I am so looking forward to cooler days so G can spend more time playing outside. It's great timing because he is at the age now where he loves being outside and is getting adventurous enough to explore the outdoors.

We decided to go play outside for a bit this week. G was not so sure about the grass at first (I think it was pretty itchy on his sweet, sensitive skin), but he warmed up to it pretty quickly and decided that it looked good enough to eat! (We've got to work on that...I'm trying to get him to understand the phrase "NO EAT!")

Oh, were you wondering if I took pictures of our outdoor adventure? Of course I did........








One of Griffin's new favorite "toys" is my cell phone (or Chad's...he's not picky). On this particular day he literally spent 45 minutes crawling around with my phone, eating it, dropping it, picking it up, etc... I have noticed that some buttons work better than others now, but if it makes him happy...by all means...slobber on my phone all you want son.


Today, Chad had a tennis match at home and since the weather was just about perfect, G and I spent the morning at the courts with him. Griffin had a great time exploring and everyone on the team couldn't believe how much he'd grown since the last time they saw him.


(Doesn't he look adorable in this outfit?! This is the first time he's worn overalls and I think they make him look like such a little boy.) The rest of the day was spent at home...as usual, G was in constant motion and got a really nice bump on the head (also fairly common around here).

...and though his nap wasn't very long this afternoon (not nearly as long as mom and dad would have liked), he zonked out pretty hard for a little bit.....

Doesn't look very comfortable to me, but the kid was out! (That other leg you can't see is underneath him with his foot right up by his ear.)
So, fall....WELCOME and thanks for finally making your way here.