Sunday, June 17, 2012


Mr. Pate and I love Japanese food. It's our fav. So last night we went to get some sushi and decided to let griffin try some teriyaki chicken and add some flavor to his life! Haha. He loved it!! He also loved to lick the onion dressing off my chop sticks, seriously. He ate a ton of rice and chicken, we had to cut him off! Ha I am just glad he is liking flavor so far. Maybe next time we will try sushi? JK Here are some pics of him enjoying the leftovers.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A pro

Our boy has become a pro at standing on his own and taking off. But he still likes to stumble around looking like a drunkard, haha! Where oh where has the time gone? He will be eleven months next week! Wow.
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I Praise You alone, the One and True God, maker of heaven and earth.

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Heading for some mischief

Things of late

- The boy is officially able to go from sitting/crawling to standing on his own without having to pull up on something! I was beginning to wonder how we would teach him this bc he was not really attempting, then he just did it. It amazes me the things babies are wired to just start doing.
- The boy was super sick last week with some kind of virus and conjunctivitis in both eyes. We were dealing with temps of 103.8 for three days. Ugh! It was not fun. So glad he is better.
- Weaning is going well so far. We have dropped all daytime feedings now and I only nurse in the morning and before bed. My body has adjusted well and I can now go between those two with little discomfort. And no pumping! Woo hoo!
- We go to youth camp this week. I didn't go last year due to a large child in my small body, ha. So I am excite to go again and get this time with the youth. Griffin will be staying close by with his grandmothers.
- Griffin got his first professional haircut this week! He did great and pretty much sat still and watched.
- Our church building project is well underway. The entire education wing an children's house have been leveled. It looks very strange to drive up and only see our sanctuary standing with boards on the walls that used to be hallways. Ha! Yay for progress.
- I love going to Kyotos if we need to eat out as a fam of three. Their highchairs reach their table perfectly, you can order plain chicken and veggies for the kid and have leftovers for a week, and it's low key.
- Griffin is a table food lovin fool most days now. Loves chicken, peas, pears and carrots. Sometimes broccoli.Is becoming a fan of scrambled eggs! Also loves yogurt, rice cereal and oatmeal.
- My hubby is now a "Coffee Master" according to Starbucks. Way to go babe!
- Griffin seriously loves to randomly lay down now. It's funny.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The time has come

The time has come to wean my little boy. We have had a great breastfeeding journey, and I am very thankful that we were able to this long. The first month was rough and I really didn't think we would make it- so its crazy that we made it to almost 11 months. But Griffin is biting often now (ouch!!!!), and he is just too busy during the day to nurse. And I am so so so over pumping and excited to be done with that part!!!

So I will miss our sweet morning feedings, and I really hope my baby boy continues to be as cuddly, but it's time for a new phase for us!

Wish us luck, I think it will be a slower process on my part.

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone