9.10.2007

Fun In September Sun

I am battling a bit of a cold or something and feel just slightly under the weather...but I don't mind at all. Being a tad sick physically is so much better than feeling anxiety ridden. Oh, so much better. Thank you for all of the words of encouragement and for your prayer. I promise you...I've felt it. While on Friday I felt as though I couldn't see beyond my little world inside my head...I now feel as though I have my vision back.



We spent Sunday afternoon helping my dad celebrate his birthday. Last year we went up north to pick blackberries and we did it again this year. I hope that it is now set in stone to be tradition. The grandkids were "helping" my parents pick berries and push the wagon so I was able to spend some time alone hunting down the good ones. I could hear my loved ones chattering away as I filled my box. It was therapeutic and nice. After picking all of my berries, I realized I didn't know what I was going to do with them. I guess I got carried away. Remember, I don't bake. I made jam last year but I'm not sure if I want to do that again. I'm tempted to try something simple....but even "simple" can turn into a disaster. So....I let Parker eat blackberries for lunch today. He had other food but he only at the berries. I hope his system likes them:)


Griffin loves his baths with Parker. I am beginning to think that pictures in the mirror are going to be our thing...since they started while he was in utero:)

In other news, Griffin turned seven months on Friday. I need to record it here because I'm better at keeping this blog up than I am at keeping up the baby book. SEVEN MONTHS! He's practically a preschooler now:) I was just telling Joel yesterday that I believe that Griffin is such an answer to prayer. Along with praying for his character and such while I was pregnant, I begged God to allow me to have a baby that didn't spit up. You see, Parker didn't spit up...he tossed up his meals 20-30 times a day. It was really fun. Really, I was terrified of that happening again because it made Parker's first year quite challenging. Anyway, Griffin barely spits up and he's is such a happy baby. He soooo social, but he also doesn't mind playing on his own. He is very sensitive, but he also has a strong will...which is pretty cute right now. He really is a delight and the perfect fit for our family. He sits up and is working on crawling. He plays with toys, plays in his walker and squeals when he's happy...or frustrated. He loooooves to eat....everything. Oh, and he still sleeps like a dream child. Griffin continues to be so easy to love. I love you Baby Griffin!

edited for the record: 17 lbs, 13 oz....27 inches. Began crawling on 9.20. Well, scooting...but he gets from A to B like none other:)

7 comments:

Aleah said...

Looks like so much fun! It's fun seeing even more of your family in the pictures this year too!

Griffin really is looking older, WOW! Happy 7th month!

From the Woodlands said...

7 months!!! He's getting so big... : O What darling pictures!

The blackberry outing looked so fun too. Hey, my "Nana's Blackberry Cobbler" is easy (see my Aug blog), I use Bisquick for the cobbler part, maybe you could make that, it's pretty much fail proof! ; )

Laurie

Wendy said...

What great pictures. He is getting so big. I remember you took pregnant pictures there and now there you are with your boy.

Hope you feel better soon!

Ruth said...

Berry picking sounds like fun and judging by the photos, the kids had a great time, too. And that photo of you and the baby are too cute. Griffin sure looks like he is eyeing that camera strap :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better :) Berry picking sounds fun. I should try it sometime. Give lots of hugs and kisses to Parker & Griffin for me
Have a lovely week

-Vicky

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a weekend. =) Parker and Griffin are absolutely adorable. Too cute! I especially love the picture of you and Griff in the mirror. I think that should definitely become a tradition. =)

Amanda said...

It's interesting how both of our older ones had SEVERE acid reflux and now they are both so picky. hmmm.

Is this your bathroom? i love it!

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