Friday, June 27, 2008
Posted by Amy Griffin at 5:53 AM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
OK, so it has been almost a week since the Superhero party and I am just getting to posting it. It started off with a bang - literally. Carmen had a game planned where the kids got a balloon tied to their ankle and then everyone tries to pop it. The last person with a balloon wins. Sounds simple, right...well the game was very simple except for the fact that lots of kids did not want their balloons popped. It came down to 3 kids: Jude, who wandered aimlessly trying to pop his own balloon at times and having no idea what was going on - Lofton, the birthday boy that was completely uninterested in having his balloon popped therefore held it above his head - and Brett, the winner. Let me sum it up by saying Jude's balloon was popped and he cried for about 15 minutes... He did win the "Pass the Kryptonite Game" though. Of course, the food was wonderful and the kids had a great time. The evening was concluded with Ella covering herself in sand from the volleyball court (see picture). She had to jump in the pool with clothes on and walk home with Jonathan. She didn't complain though. Thanks Lofton and Happy Birthday again!
Posted by Amy Griffin at 4:18 PM
Sometimes you can be proud that your children are not "asking" for much. Jude is very excited about his upcoming birthday party and seems to be very easy to please in the present department. As of now, his list consists of :
and the questionable - blue toenail polish....
sorry Jude, I think we are just going to stick with pink.
Posted by Amy Griffin at 8:27 AM
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Ella has (or had) a pet rollie pollie that she has named Amy - insert laughing here. She has fed her, watered her and kept her in a plastic container outside. Today she came in and announced that she was sleeping. She must be really tired because she shook the container and she didn't move. Bye-bye Amy, I was not thrilled the name anyway....
Posted by Amy Griffin at 3:00 PM
Monday, June 16, 2008
Well after the zoo and naps and errands and dinner and rain, Carmen called and Lofton had the splendid idea of playing in the puddles. I am pretty sure they had more fun playing in the acid rain water (just kidding) than they did at the zoo!!! They did have a few moments of boot water over the head but that did not last long at all. Landon was a bit thirsty and toward the end could not restrain himself. They also got on the trampoline after playing and Landon made a great piece of popcorn only I don't think he loved it so much. They are now in a MUCH needed bath. (Jonathan is watching them.)
Posted by Amy Griffin at 6:10 PM
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
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Friday, June 13, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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Monday, June 9, 2008
Posted by Amy Griffin at 6:58 PM
Jude has been asking to "jumpy" for about a week now. I was very excited about the idea of doing something inside considering it has been so hot out anyway. So, I took my car in to get the oil changed then met Carmen, Lofton and Landon at the jumpy place. They had about 2 hours and $13 of fun then we went to eat at Backyard Burger where they played in their playplace (again, inside) for about 45 mins or so. The milkshake alone was worth it!
Posted by Amy Griffin at 6:56 PM
On Saturday night our "old" friends Larry, Joni and Reesi came by after a weekend in Indiana to visit. The girls had a great time playing in Ella's room and were so good. We let them party the night away and then tried to let them sleep together. It ended in a few tears around 11:30. In church on Sunday morning Joni noticed that the girls had played beauty shop in Ella's room and apparently added to Ella's "hair collection" which was her first curl from about 9 months old. They both got a bit of a trim which has resulted in Ella loosing any scissor privileges for an undetermined amount of time. Reesi's cut was worse in that she actually gave herself bangs. She might have a career ahead of her as she did a pretty good job. On Sunday afternoon the boys golfed while the girls (and Jude) slept. It was great. They returned home for some grilling with the McConnells, Nesbitts, Harringtons (minus Casey who was flying to Chicago) and the Judkins. The kids were pooped by the time the weekend was over (the adults too). I had to steal Joni's pictures from her blog since I didn't ever take any.
Posted by Amy Griffin at 6:50 PM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
On the way out of Gulf Shores we stopped at Lamberts for some "throwed" rolls and great food. Audie's was served in a big frying pan! She and Rachel paid Jenna a dollar to catch all their rolls so they wouldn't look uncool in front of the "hot roll thrower" (and although the rolls were hot, that is not what they were talking about).
Posted by Amy Griffin at 6:55 PM
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Posted by Amy Griffin at 7:32 AM