Saturday, March 27, 2010

How to train your dragon (or three year old)

It's that time again, time for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SEAN! He is 34 years old, and this year I am sure I have his age right. Unlike last year when I was so sure he was turning 32, and put that on his cake. Sean has chosen to celebrate this birthday with lot's of low-key family time. So, this afternoon we took Griffin to see "How to Train Your Dragon" and to a little New York style pizza place that Sean likes after. Griffin loved the movie, although I am quite certain that it severely damaged his eyes, because he REFUSED to wear the 3D glasses. To begin with, the damn things are "one sized fits all" assuming that "all" are fully grown adults with developed ears and noses to hold the glasses on the person's face. So, for the few minutes that Griffin was actually wiling to wear the glasses, either Sean or I had to hold them up to his face. Or Griffin would attempt to adjust them with his sticky candy-and-popcorn-coated fingers (yes, candy and popcorn) thus rendering the glasses unusable due to the giant splotches on the lenses.

Then, 10 minutes into the movie Griffin flat out gave up on the glasses. He claimed they were "too dark" so he watched the whole movie without them. I don't know if any of you have watched a 3D movie without the glasses, but they really are essential. The picture is really blurry and fuzzy, and you lose the entire effect. Other than that, the movie was really cute and Griffin loved it. He kept making comments about what was going on, like, "Hiccup is a boy. He loves his pet dragon." Afterwards he informed us that he would like a pet dragon.

Tomorrow Sean is golfing with a guy named Sean from work, and then we may try to head over to the aquarium to see the new penguin exhibit. I might try to sweet talk my mom into making a meatloaf, Sean's favorite. Who knows, I might just make a cake too. This year, it will say 34.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

We have a world class skier on our hands!

For the three people I know who don't have Facebook accounts (or never look at them, or use their husband's so they can say they don't have one...):
I posted lot's of pictures and a few videos of Griffin's latest adventures in skiing with Grandpa. It is 100 times easier to put videos on Facebook, so there you have it.

He's a little champ when it comes to skiing, and he should be with such an awesome and patient instructor. (I have no idea where that patience was when he was teaching me and my brother how to ski :) It's so funny, because Griffin is SO SERIOUS when he's skiing. I can barely get him to smile for pictures, if I can even get him to stop long enough to take one. He has been up three times this year, and with new snow today, he should have a few more trips before the spring. So, I highly recommend checking out all the pictures and videos on Facebook!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yay winter!

So, I fully acknowledge that have been sucky blogger for the past several months. No excuses other than the fact that I am DAMN BUSY!!!! So, we have the delightful pleasure of having our friend Johnny in town for "work" which really means he comes to hang out with us for a few days, and "goes in to work" for a few hours while each of us are working at our real jobs. This visit has reached it's usual end, Sean and Johnny discussing politics from two very different perspectives and me eventually losing interest and wandering away. What better time to blog?

I can't believe how quickly January has BLOWN by! Griffin is getting bigger and bigger every day, and has really got his life figured out. The stuff that comes out his mouth blows me away, and cracks me up, every day. We had a really fun Christmas, with Grandma Pam coming to visit and spoiling us all. Since Christmas we have been fighting off all kinds of illnesses, including strep throat and a weird flu thing. I will happy when we finally kick it and have everyone well. Griffin had a little "incident" with a kid at school who bit him, and it ended up spraining his thumb. We still can't figure out how that happened, but it resulted in a fun trip to the Dr. complete with an X-Ray of Griffin's hand and a little brace that we called his "bone bandaid". Griffin, of course, was completely unphased by all of this, and thought it was so cool to see his "skeleton bones".

Sean and I have both been really swamped at our prospective jobs, Sean has had some big jobs to finish and they upped my hours at work to 39 hours a week. All the fun of a full time job, without all the perks! I still love my job, but it is definitely a new crisis to solve every day. It helps me to appreciate my fabulous husband, family and friends who are so healthy and supportive.

To finish up, here are some pictures of us sledding in the mountains over Christmas when Grandma Pam was in town. We had so much fun, Griffin is a true mountain man. He has been skiing once already, and will be going this weekend again with my dad. He loves it so much, he won't even stop for hot chocolate!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sunday, November 29, 2009

He reall is cute..

Sean thinks these pictures look nothing like Griffin, and that they aren't cute. So, for him, I will remind everyone of exactly how cute he really is...

This is what tired looks like...

I was looking through Sean's pictures in his phone, and I came across these little gems. This is Griffin after he slept through my brother's rehearsal dinner for his wedding last summer. Griffin literally slept on the floor of the restaurant, because he was too heavy and awkward to hold, and wouldn't wake up for anything! Don't worry, we put a blanket down, and we were in our own little room in the Mexican restaurant. It's not like we were in the middle of the Red Iguana (a very busy and amazing Mexican place in Salt Lake) with Griffin sprawled out on the floor. He didn't wake up until we had carried him outside to go. The look on his face is priceless!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Hallo-Rargh!

For the longest time Griffin said he wanted to be a "firetruck" for Halloween. However, my mom came across this totally awesome dinosaur costume, and we just had to make him a dinosaur. I originally thought I could pull off two costumes this year, but my common sense kicked in before it was too late. So, for your enjoyment, here is our little dinosaur. The pictures loaded in the opposite order that I wanted, so it's a look back in time...

This is how he looked when I went to his classroom after his parade. I didn't get any pictures of the parade because it was kinda pandemonium. He walked in and immediately stopped, looked around until he found me, then came and sat next to me.
Plus, I was trying to keep from crying in front of all the other parents.

I was Funshine Bear, Griffin thought it was fun to pat my belly. I'm not sure about the hand on the shoulder, I think he was posing.


A good look at the tail. He LOVED the tail.