Saturday, March 26, 2011

For Sale

Ben is selling his 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. It's a 4 cylinder, 2.4 Liter, 5 speed manual transmission. Has 111,000 miles and gets great gas mileage. We are asking $4,995 or best offer. It has new snow tires, new rotors and drives great in the winter. There is a small ding by the tail light, otherwise clean! It is parked at Mom and Dad's if anyone wants to look at it. Tell your friends!

Bed and Birthday

Griff's new big-boy bed, equipped with brand new car sheets and toddler rail.


Happy 1st Birthday to our favorite little girl- Ruby Rae! Went to Katie and Jeff's house on Saturday to celebrate Ruby turning one.

Griff at the birthday party.

Being super cute in the stairway, talking to his daddy.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Griffin has officially become a big boy. He is out of the crib and into a big-boy bed!

Over the last week of illness, Griff hasn't slept in his own bed- which Ben and I are understanding of. However, now that the fever is gone and he is back to good health, we don't feel the need for him to be sleeping in our bed at night.

But he still did.

So we thought he might be phasing out of his crib since it was a dramatic event every night when we try to put him to sleep. So last night, Ben, his parents and I set up a twin bed, dressed with NEW car/truck sheets, pillowcase and bedskirt. Griff was seemingly very excited about this big change happening in his bedroom! After a few books and cuddle sessions to get him to sleep, it was a success! Our little man slept (nearly) all night in his new bed. He looked so cute and little sleeping in that big bed all by himself. Ben and I were so proud of him. Our hope is tonight is just as successful. Pictures to come soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


The face of a boy with a 103.5 degree fever and refusing to take off his snowman pajamas.

Yup, the three of us were home this week with influenza. Cough, runny nose, fever, body aches, chills and sweating. We had it all. But, on the positive side, I got to cuddle with Griff more than ever! We spent some quality time with Mouse, Curious George and Buddy- his three bedtime friends.
But after some time off from work, prescription medication and cuddling- we are on the mend.

26 Weeks

Gettin' there...
Feeling good still, I just dread taking my socks on and off. And picking anything up off the ground. I don't remember feeling this uncomfortable this early with my first pregnancy. But it will soon be over and I'll have a wonderful prize.

New thing- "picture Mama!" He's figured out that he gets to see himself after we take a picture.

Again?!?! How can I resist with a face like that?

Ben thinks it's just great to "tuck" Griff in anywhere, like the kitchen floor for example. Griff doesn't mind. As long as he has a soft blanket and something the drink- he's OK with it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just Stuff

Ben had tickets to a Wild hockey game through work, and I was lucky enough to go with! We had a fun night, just the two of us. However, by the third period, I was yawning.

Griff's buddy Simon Grove. They are going to get in a lot of trouble one day.

We went to Louie and Sally's house for supper last week and the boys played and played after supper. SOOOO fun to play with someone else's toys, including an awesome bulldozer!

"Hi Mama!" In the tub with his "guys, " Hulk, Mean Gene and The Shiek. Ben's wrestler guys from his childhood.

Lindell Winter gathering


Eating a yumy treat- a cupcake!


What a great idea "fishing" was! It was a HUGE hit with the kids.

Daddy and Griff fishing.
I'm not a good recorder of events, and I feel a little selfish. I only took pictures of my kid and sisters. That's it.