Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And Jack is Six

 Cinnamon rolls for breakfast baby!  Griff doesn't like cinnamon rolls, but Jack and Steve are all about them.
 This is the bus segment that followed the train ride into Chicago.  It was hot and sweaty and totally stinky.  What could be better?
 Went to the moon for his birthday too.  Just can't say "no".
 Can you see the pebbles flying in all directions???  He couldn't get enough of it.
 At the beach by the Planetarium.  The water felt nice and thankfully the thunderstorm didn't break while we played.
Jack's pumpkin Viking cake.  It was a hit!

We packed so much into this birthday, but it was very fun!  Steve took the day off and we took him to work (The Field Museum).  We hit the Planetarium, which is so amazing and has lots of exhibits for kids.  Griffin screamed through the Galaxy show, but Jack and I got to enjoy it.  Then to the beach and finally back home for pizza, cake, presents and a viewing of 'Charlotte's Web'.  Maybe friend birthdays are easier.  :)

On a Jackson note, I have to say that he is truly amazing.  Obedient.  Clever.  Artistic.  Musical and more.  He asks me to take him on walks so he's my best friend.  Happy Birthday Kiddo!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Griffin's Third Birthday

So many more awesome snapshots.  You should have been there.  The bottom picture is the gift that Jack gave to Griffin.  He wrapped it up and put it in the pile of gifts.  Griffy is completely different than Jack.  I know, I know, that's no surprise, yet everyday I'm taken by surprise.  He is full of love and wants the entire family together all the time.  He's naughty and runs the opposite way when I call and he absolutely adores Jack.  Happy Birthday Griffer-Doo!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Robin Eggs

Around the corner and tucked into a pretty, great, cluster of branches we found a nest and two Robin Eggs.  We've been keeping tabs on these eggs.  We just innocently meandered down the sidewalk, turn the corner and proceed to climb the tree like crazy monkeys.  We push each other down to get the first look, boost bottoms, strain necks and plunge into branches.  I don't remember if I've ever seen eggs in a nest.  It seems like I have, but have I really?  This is one, perfect, little nest.  Cozy and snug and symmetrical.  Good luck to the two little ones!

Sidenote:  This is our 5 o'clock Griffer Doo.  Just tuckered out.  Jack and I just sit by him and try to pry his eyes open.  It's great fun when I should be making dinner.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Birthday Birthday

This is a smidge late, but not a whole year late. Turning the big 3-0 turned out to be a big event (thanks to Amy and Mom--party planners!). We met at a cabin on Lake Michigan in Michiana. The Lake is absolutely beautiful and we could catch sight of Chicago. Steve made an amazing Lemon Coconut Cake and Amy made homemade Strawberry ice cream. Homemade hamburgers completed the menu. There was a fantastic hula hoop contest and a little sandy dunes cliff jumping.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happiness is Flying a Kite

Can't believe how happy our little kites have made us. The weather doesn't hurt a bit, either.
The little boys don't hurt, either.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sledding this weekend was so much fun! Jack can take on real hills this year. Of course I push him off at the top and Steve stands in front of the one, scraggly tree because we are totally crazy parents. Griff just sat at the top of the hill and asked me to wipe his nose occasionally. This is the best happiness of winter and an activity I couldn't enjoy if I were still pregnant. That's finding a silver lining for ya!

I guess this is what it looks like half way around the world, where the world is enjoying a season called Summer. Maybe Steve will post more of his great Thailand adventure!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Anni

I felt a little like this...

Why? Did Steve forget our anniversary? No. Did he pick his nose on our date? Nope. I was just plain moody. I'm not a moody person...not usually, but I was on Tuesday. A
good friend told me that they celebrate birthdays for a week. This systems helps to work around moody, yet well meaning wives, kids throwing up and your run of the mill special day hijacks. So I'm calling a do over. Next date night.

It really says something about the person you love; when they can love you through the bad days. There's one good thing.

Griff is just a stand-in for Steve.