Six Months of Griffin

Today marks my babiest’s baby being in this world for half a year. It’s been a while since I’ve done any updates on the kids, so I figured this is a good opportunity to do just that. First off, Griffin drools more than any baby I’ve ever known before. It’s a truly ridiculous thing. Now, I’m going to go ahead and let you know I’m actually writing this after Griffin’s six-month birthday so I can tell you that he had a checkup with the doctor (we took all three boys; the older two got flu shots while Griffin got a booster as well as some vaccines). He’s always had this little bump on the inside of his lip, which we …

The End is the Beginning of the End

With school back in session and Labor Day weekend upon us, summer is officially over. Okay, so technically it’s not over until September 23, but you know, summer is over for all intents and purposes. My Fifth Grader My title alludes to Milly. She started fifth grade this past Tuesday. So the end of summer is the beginning of the end of her elementary school career. I was rather disappointed in how the summer ended. Long story short, Fawkes and Phoenix had both come down with a fever late the week before, and Tristen figured out on Sunday that they had hand, foot, and mouth disease. I’d heard of it, but didn’t know what it was. It sounds worse than …

The Week Griffin Turned Three (Months)

Even though people like to pretend it’s Monday, the calendar week starts on Sunday, so let us start there as well. Our friends Leslie and Blake had their baby, Beau, but we hadn’t had a chance to go by and see them. Tristen had talked about going at some point without all the babies, but she never got around to working that out. I texted Blake to see about coming by. He mentioned that a few other people were going to be there, but to come on by. So we loaded up Nikki and off we went. We were going to pick up some BBQ on the way, but the Smithfield’s by their house was still recovering from a fire. …

I’ve Got Kids in Different Places

You should have read that to the tune of I’ve Got Friends in Low Places, in case that wasn’t obviously apparent when you read it. That’s what popped into my head at one point today when each subset of my kids was in different locations. The day essentially started the same as any other day with me getting up to take care of Fawkes and Phoenix. Milly was already up, which was slightly surprising to me just because she got in a little later than usual. Let me go into that first I guess. Her mom usually picks her up on Thursdays in the summer then keeps her until Sunday. This week was different because Milly had a day camp started …

Summer has Started

Summer officially started a week ago. I’ve been terrible at keeping up with this once again. Got a lot going on ya know. So let’s back up a bit and try to hit the big stuff. Last weekend Paul and Shahena were in town. I think it was in large part because Patrick and Melissa were in town to celebrate his birthday. Tristen and I met them at some parties at Paul and Shahena’s apartment when they still lived here. I’m Facebook and Instagram friends with them and honestly didn’t know them well, but we all spent some time talking and enjoyed hanging out with them. Tristen pointed out that it was kind of cool hanging out with people you …