Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Griffin being mad

"Say you're sorry, Mommy. If you don't say you're sorry, I won't be anybody's friend. I'll just be alive by myself."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Home sick

Griffin and I have been home together for three days, with Griffin having an early version of the flu (I think), and though we're a little tired of each other, there have been a few funny moments.

Griffin loves to play games on my laptop, preschool-level games for counting, alphabet practice, animal sounds, etc., and he's now generalizing that to other things. He's playing a game right now where he has several cars and trucks on his table and he says, "Click on the car that is different from the other cars." or "Click on the car that is tired." A whole new language for this generation!

His favorite word right now is "Sure!" when you ask him to do something or if he is all right. It's even more cute because his voice is very hoarse right now.

We've had little sleep this week because Griffin is having nightmares due to his fever. We (well, Griffin) slept in three places last night: the living room floor in a sleeping bag, the bed in the master bedroom, and the couch (together, that was interesting). I'm hopeful that things will get better so we can go to school at least one more day this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More language fun

Griffin talking about a teacher at his new school:

"And she's my favoritest teacher I ever knew in the whole world!"

Monday, September 08, 2008

Deep Thoughts With Griffin

Today at Griffin's PreK class, the theme was "What Do You Want to Be?"

The teacher (wonderful, fabulous Mrs. L) asked all the kids what they wanted to be. I'm sure many said firefighter, doctor and teacher.

Three and a half year old Griffin said, "Four."

At least he sets attainable goals for himself so he can feel good when he achieves them!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

End of Summer

We've had a fun summer with lots of adventures. Taking a three-year-old around is definitely easier than a two-year-old! We took a lot of field trips and explored Seattle and the surrounding area. Some of the fun places we went:

  • A farm
  • The zoo
  • Many parks (City Park in Edmonds is a favorite, but there are lots of others)
  • Saturna Island in Canada
  • Spokane (twice!)
  • Odyssey Maritime Museum
  • The aquarium
  • The waterfront
  • Mommy's school
  • Foster Island

We did more, but we just can't remember because there were so many things to do! We still have some things on our list for the fall, including the Pacific Science Center, the Imagine Children's Museum, Jetty Island, taking a ferry to Kingston, and the Ballard locks. There's never enough time to do it all! We'll post some photos of Saturna Island very soon.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Bedtime conversation

Griffin (coming to say goodnight on his way to bed): Mommy, why I am always hugging Mommy? (yes, "I" and "am" were in that exact order)

Mommy: I don't know, because you love me? Why am I always hugging Griffin?

Griffin: Because I'm here!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Preschool photos

Griffin loves his co-op preschool one night a week. We love to watch him interact with the other children and all the creative things they can do. There are sensory tables, dress-up clothes, a turtle and guinea pigs to watch, a kitchen area, doctor paraphernalia, an exercise room, cars and bikes to ride, trains and cars to play with, etc. The fun never stops! He is sad when we leave every week and gives his teacher Cathy a big hug before he goes home.

Here is Griffin playing in the sensory tub with flax seeds and lots of fun things, including sharks, grinders, bulldozers, etc.:

Griffin likes to dress up as a firefighter and pretend to put out fires with the rope hose. There's a North City Fire Dept. firetruck to drive to the fire, too!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Recent photos

Look what the Easter Bunny brought me!

Griffin and puppy composing their first novel.

The next great writer, look out Shakespeare!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Third Year Stats

Griffin had his three-year-old appointment with the pediatrician last week (only one shot needed, thank goodness!) and the stats are impressive:

  • 39 inches tall (85th percentile)
  • 35.8 pounds (85th percentile)

The doctor said he's nothing if not consistent!

Speaking of doctors, today seems to be the impending birthday of Griffin's new cousin, so keep your eyes peeled for photos of the newest family member soon!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Piles of snow in Spokane!

They weren't kidding when they said Spokane was under multiple feet of snow. It has been melting for days, evidently, and still 2+ feet exists in the yards. Griffin had a lot of fun, but couldn't make a snowman because it was so packed down, so he and Daddy pretended to make a snowman.

Also, here is Griffin standing in a hole in the snow:

Spokane-bound commentary

Scene: Sitting in a McDonald's in Ellensburg, Washington, where we are just glad to have made it out of Seattle at rush hour in something less than two hours.

Griffin: Mommy, do you have a booger?
Mommy: What?!?!? (thinking he has learned a new word at preschool, but also thinking it could be worse.)
Griffin: Do you have a booger?
Mommy: (thinking a bit before answering) A booger?
Griffin: (looking at Mommy's food) Yes, do you have a cheesebooger?
Mommy: (relieved) Why, yes, yes I do have a cheesebooger!

The fun never stops.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

3 or 13?

Griffin is playing with his motorcycles with Daddy and having a wonderful time, but suddenly starts doing the "potty dance." We ask if he needs to go, but he's having so much fun that he keeps saying, "I don't want to go potty!" over and over.

Finally he picks up his puppy and says, in a very sarcastic voice,"Fine," and walks off downstairs, where instead of going to the bathroom he goes into his room and closes the door. When Doug goes to check on him, Griffin repeats, "Fine," and folds his arms and turns his back on Doug.

If this is 3 years old, what are we in for in 2017?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Griffin's 3rd Birthday

Here are a few photos from Griffin's birthday, both his party at Grandma and Grandpa's house a few days before and from his birthday itself.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Griffin is such a great shopper! He loves to push the little cart around at our neighborhood grocery store, and the people there know him by his long eyelashes. When I noted what he had in this cart, a friend kindly said that she knew he was just comparing the national brand of chips to locally grown, organic chips.