Archives for 2015

a Merry Little Christmas, Indeed.

Ahhhhhh.  Christmas. This year has been so great.  And gone by so fast!  How is it already Christmas Eve, I ask you!? This is my view.  I wrapped one gazillion Santa presents (he ran out of time and asked for my help), baked Jesus’ birthday cupcakes, cleaned out our upstairs AND downstairs toy stash, and […]

Lola & Oatmeal Do Thanksgiving

This week has been very fun!  Since local schools got out for the entire week of Thanksgiving, I called my sister-in-law Bree to see if I could “borrow” one of her girls.  I took Bella, Poppyseed and Middle to the zoo on Tuesday.  For the record it is SO much easier to take a 1 […]

Fall in a Nutshell

It’s always slightly intimidating to return to my blog after a few months away.  I am just going to jump in with an overall family update and our family pictures. This time of year is just the BEST down here in Texas.  I’m cuddled up in my fluffy Pottery Barn rope (the one that Oatmeal […]

Middle Baby is 1 Year Old

My little boy recently turned 1.  I mean, I cannot even believe we made it this far. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again.  Middle was a tough baby.  On one hand I feel a bit guilty admitting that because all in all he was and is a healthy kid, and that’s all […]

Lola returns with a THREE MONTH recap…

To say the last three months have flown by would be an understatement.  I cannot believe that my last blog post was April 28!  I have never ever gone so long between posts – ever – and I hope I don’t ever go that long again. We’ve been very busy Griffins over here.  We enjoyed […]

Lola rants about marriage.

Let me start off by telling you that I once told someone out loud that I could not imagine ever fighting with my husband. At the time he was my boyfriend.  Or maybe we were engaged.  It doesn’t really matter, does it?  The point is that we had really never had a fight, and I […]

Poppyseed is 3 Years Old.

Dear Poppyseed, You turned three this week.  THREE.  I cannot even begin to tell you how fast this life of yours is passing me by.  I have been keeping a list of things that I just love and want to remember about these days with you.  Let’s jump right in. From the time you were […]

Happy 3rd Birthday, Poppyseed – From Dad

My Big 3 year old, Each year passes by faster than the last.  Each year I think that it’s going to be my favorite age for you, but they just keep getting better.  I know that daddies are supposed to treat their little girls in a special way, but I can’t see how the other […]

Baby Middle is 8 Months Old

I know I just wrote a novel about Baby Middle’s illness last week, but I can’t ignore the calendar – it’s also time for a post about his 8 month milestones! I just read the blog post that I wrote when Poppyseed turned 8 months old.  I was just laughing and shaking my head, because […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

So the thing about parenting is that you end up eating your words.  A lot. About two years ago I wrote this post titled “Are You Crunchy or Soggy?”  I happened to reread this post this week, and I came to two conclusions.  First of all, I was/am annoying.  There I was with my ONE […]