Monday, September 28, 2009

Crafty Nana and other fun things...

I wanted to share the latest addition to the Crafty Nana line...she actually made this months ago and I just remembered I hadn't taken a picture yet! It's one of my FAVORITE outfits--can't get enough of it (or the little girl in it)! Thanks, Crafty Nana--you rock!!
My girl knows how to relax...
These three have such a great time together--Collier joining in on the crazy slide blockade thing the boys like to do...
I love these happy faces...Collier is a total dare-devil on the fort/play set--she climbs up the ladder and slides down over and over!
Collier and I had our first tea party just before bedtime last week. It was almost more fun than my heart could take. We just had imaginary tea--maybe next time we'll try adding some water and a few teddy bears. I love a good party!



I wanted to share two "Griffin stories" from the past few weeks...
1. One day we were at lunch with Nana and the boys got some gum out of those little machines. They've only had gum a couple times, and Griffin was playing with his and pulling it out of his mouth. My mom told him he shouldn't do that and he of course wanted to know why not. She explained several reasons to him, one being that it might get stuck in your hair and you'd have to cut that part of your hair out. A few minutes later he noticed a bald man at the next table and exclaimed, "Hey Nana, that man must've gotten A LOT of gum stuck in his hair!"
2. A few weeks ago we were at this shopping center and they had this huge "Spider Man Mountain" for kids to climb--it was one of those things that looks like tremendous fun but ends up being more difficult than fun. The boys started up it and quickly realized how hard it was--they both headed back down. I gave them both a pep talk to not give up and keep trying and they ended up both making it all the way to the top (even some older boys were giving up at the bottom). I was just so proud of them for persevering and they both felt such a sense of accomplishment. Anyway, that night when I was putting them to bed Griffin brought it back up again and he said, "Mama, you're the best Mama. Thanks for cheering us to the top." It just melted my heart and reminded me that I always want to be their biggest cheerleader!!

2 comments:

Patty Sisk said...

Oh my, these pictures and stories are so precious they brought a lump to my throat.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, the story of Griffin thanking you is so precious! Don't we all as moms just love it when they love on us?? :)

Kristi