Thursday, July 31, 2014

26 Weeks and Counting...

  • How far along: 26 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 12 lbs so far
  • Sleep: Blah!!! I am having the worst pains when I lay down. Mainly in my hip and pelvic area. "Rolling" over is very difficult and is when I have shooting pains in those areas. And I am getting up at least once and sometimes twice to pee. Blah.  
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): Getting moved into our new house and seeing all of our baby stuff coming out of the attic. And best moment of last week- passing my 3 hour glucose test (i failed the 1 hr!)!!!
  • Movement: Oh yeah. He is an active little bugger for sure! 
  • Food Cravings: Nothing specific this week, just hungry!!! 
  • Food Aversions: Not really. 
  • Symptoms: Shortness of Breath, Have to pee constantly, cant bend over very well,pelvic pain, tired...
  • What I miss: Being able to breathe when I talk and not having a huge watermelon on my front side :-)
  • What I'm looking forward to: Fixing up the nursery, which might happen in a month or two... 
  • Other news: We finally got to move into our new house. I love it so much and will hopefully blog about it soon. VBS this week. One of the preschoolers is so memorized by the idea that I have a baby in my belly. I mean obsessed. Its hilarious.
  • Gender & Name: It's a Boy! And we finally decided on a first name- Grady! No middle name is decided upon yet... maybe Emmett... maybe Allan (griffins is Alan and spelled like Mr.Pate and his fam's. Adding the L would make it spelled like my dad's... we cant decide if thats too confusing or not. But I would like to have the family significance for each side).... maybe who knows???? 
Comparison Shot...

With Griffin
With Grady

Wow- the difference a year makes!

I cannot believe this little boy has changed so much in a year!!!!!!! 

Griffin Turns 3!

We had Griffin's 3rd Birthday Party a few weeks ago. Our little man is an animal lover, so he chose a zoo them for his party. Once again, Gammy Becky delivered in a major way! The decorations were amazing!! And she spent the two weeks prior in Europe. She is a pretty incredible party planner. 

Gammy Becky had the idea to do a "photo booth" area for the kids. It ended up being too fun. They were hilarious.
We had a craft table with some coloring sheets of animals and foam animal stickers. Kids loved it. So easy and kept them busy!
Gammy also brought some animal games for them to play!
I adore getting to see Griffin interact with his little friends at parties now. It is the sweetest, most chaotic and hilarious time!

Griffin's only living great-grandparent, Nanny Martha made it up for the party!

We just sat him on a table to open his presents, so everyone could see.
If you see Griffin regularly, you have probably noticed that the boy LOVES pockets and walks and stands around with his hands in his pockets. Its precious I tell you!

I cannot believe the kid is already three! To revisit Griffin's other birthday parties (and see what a great job Gammy Becky did at those) you can click here (One) and here (Two).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Griffin Alan Pate!

Yesterday was my little man's 3rd birthday. Man when people say time flies with littles, they are not kidding! I cannot believe it's been 3 years already. 

We celebrated the day by meeting Eli and Ellie at Chick-fil-A after daycare to play some. Morgan got them all cookies (bc the ice cream machine was broken! Sad times!) and they made quite the mess. ☺️
After that, Mr.Pate and I let Griffin decide where we would eat dinner. We both expected Chuy's, of course, but surprisingly he wanted to eat at the "Mexican with soup". In Griffin world, that means Kyotos, which he is learning is actually Japanese. Haha! Then we took him to Chuckie Cheese for some game time. Poor thing is sooo scared of the Chuckie that walks around! He gets super paranoid every time he comes out.
Uncle D had some yummy cake for him when we got home, and we sang happy birthday. It was a really good and pretty full day for our little guy. We are having his party on Sunday afternoon, so more details then! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Adventures- While we were at camp...

So while we had youth at camp a few weeks ago, Griffin was off having his own adventures in TN! He stayed with my parents for the week, and this year he had such a blast he didn't even want to take time to FaceTime us at night. Last year, by nighttime he was missing us and wanted to talk. This year, every time we called he just said "love you! Too busy playing, don't wanna talk!" And off he went. Ha! 
He had such a blast spending time with the cousins and chilling with Peeps as KneKne. Uncle Ashley made his week by letting him drive the boat! And of course, crazy Mimi kept him laughing. 

I am so thankful that Griffin loves to spend time with our families. It is wonderful to still be able to serve and do ministry that I love, while not worrying about how my son is. 

After camp, Griffin came back to us for two days then Grandma came and rescued him from all the moving chaos. So thankful for that!! He spent three days in Louisville visiting Grandma and Papaw, and had a blast again.