Tuesday, November 16, 2010

9 Months?....No Way!

Yesterday we went for Griffin's 9 month check-up (though now he's about 9 months and 1 week). Besides being a bit under the weather (pesky cold and the croup), Dr. B said that he looks great! Here are his stats:
  • Height: 29 inches (75%)
  • Weight: 18 lbs. 14 oz. (25%)
  • Head Circumference: 45.5 cm.

We were a little worried about his weight gain, or lack there of, but Dr. B said she wasn't worried at all. She said she could tell that he was a very active child and that was probably the reason he wasn't gaining much weight....he burns a lot of calories through out the day!

Here are a few pictures of our skinny-minny from the last few weeks...

Here are a few of the things Griffin is doing as a 9 month old...
  • Talking up a storm!....we just don't know what he's saying. The noises that ARE audible though are priceless...he's saying "da-da-da" and "ma-ma-ma"...we're not sure that he knows what he's saying, but I think he's definitely close to realizing that those names are associated with us. So neat!
  • Learning to wave...at least I'm going to call it a wave. Sometimes he even gets the timing right and does it when someone says hi or bye to him. It's a funny, spastic, arm up and down kind of wave.
  • He's intrigued by other kids...he loves to look at them and "talk" to them.
  • As I mentioned above, he's still as active as ever...if he's awake, he's on the move!
  • This is kind of weird, but he loves to pick the rocks out of the fireplace. It's bad because his tiny little fingers love to pick away at it and little rocks fall out....then he tries to EAT THEM! Needless to say, it keeps Chad and I very busy trying to keep him from doing it.
  • I've said this before, but he loves the outdoors. Only now he's not as content to just BE outside...now he wants to get down and explore everything...which would be great if he wouldn't try to eat everything. haha!

Okay, that's our boy in an itty-bitty nutshell. All 9 months of him! We love you Griff!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


We had the BEST Halloween! I can't even imagine how fun it will be in years to come when Griffin gets excited about dressing up and trick-or-treating. He seemed to enjoy it this year too, but I guess it's kind of hard to tell.

We started the day with by going to our neighborhood's fall festival with our friends Daniel and Jennifer. Griffin was a giraffe and Leah was a pumpkin. They were so cute!

Griffin was pretty tired after the fall festival, so we went home and napped. But after that, we decided to go out to a fun playground where we could enjoy the awesome fall weather. We had fun swinging and sliding!

After the playground and dinner, we got back in costume and headed out for some trick-or-treating! We only went to one house, but Griffin had fun playing and eating candy with his buddy Tate.

I love this picture of the boys snacking on Twix....in the wrapper! Maybe next year they will get a real taste of candy.

The next day (on actual Halloween) I took Griffin over to my parents church for another fall festival! He got to ride a pony for the first time and seemed to have fun. It was funny to see a giraffe riding a pony. haha!

We had such a great weekend making memories with our little man. This was our first "first holiday" with Griffin and it makes me really excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas...it's so fun to see everything through his eyes and see how he reacts to things. It's just so neat!